Diaries, 1984-1997

Author: James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848547110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 3970

This final compilation from James Lees-Milne's celebrated diaries covers the last fourteen years of his life, when he was living on the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate. Old age and infirmity have not dimmed his sharpness, literary skill or interest in the world around him, and his reflection on people, places and experiences are as vivid as ever. A tour of the Cotsworlds makes him ruefully aware of the yuppy trends of the Thatcher era, while he predicts that the New Labour victory will bring 'a descent into American-style vulgarity and yob culture'. Witty, waspish, poignant and candid, James Lees-Milne's last diaries contain as much to delight as the first, and confirm his reputation as one of the great commentators of his times.
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The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918

Author: Paul Klee,Felix Klee

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520006539

Category: Art

Page: 434

View: 9984

Paul Klee was endowed with a rich and many-sided personality that was continually spilling over into forms of expression other than his painting and that made him one of the most extraordinary phenomena of modern European art. These abilities have left their record in the four intimate Diaries in which he faithfully recorded the events of his inner and outer life from his nineteenth to his fortieth year. Here, together with recollections of his childhood in Bern, his relations with his family and such friends as Kandinsky, Marc, Macke, and many others, his observations on nature and people, his trips to Italy and Tunisia, and his military service, the reader will find Klee's crucial experience with literature and music, as well as many of his essential ideas about his own artistic technique and the creative process.
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Schatten vergangener Kriege

Author: Luisa L. Jebram

Publisher: TWENTYSIX

ISBN: 3740756950

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 7869

Der Herbst neigt sich dem Ende zu. Nach einigen turbulenten Wochen und einem überlebten Piratenangriff auf ihrer gewohnten Handelsroute muss die Schimmerwespe schließlich aufgrund des Wintereinbruchs im letzten Hafen vor der Nordküste des Kontinents vor Anker bleiben. Ihre Mannschaft macht sich auf, um die Wintermonate im Inland zu verbringen und die unbekannten Lande der Sakoni kennenzulernen. Doch was sich ihnen dort offenbart, sind Grausamkeiten, die es selbst zweihundert Jahre nach den verheerenden Drachenkriegen noch gibt. Und diese machen Jagd auf sie.
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Diaries, 1971-1983

Author: James Lees-Milne,Michael Bloch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848547102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1588

Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching and sharply observed, this second compilation from James Lees-Milne's celebrated diaries covers his life during his sixties and early seventies, when he was living in Gloucestershire with his formidable wife Alvilde. It vividly portrays life on the Badminton estate of the eccentric Duke of Beaufort, meetings with many friends (including John Betjeman, Bruce Chatwin and the Mitford sisters) and the diarist's varied emotional experiences. Having made his name as the National Trust's country houses expert and a writer on architecture, he now established himself as a novelist and biographer. With some misgivings he published his wartime diaries, little imagining that it was as a diarist that he would achieve lasting fame.
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Mystery Diaries - Die komplette Serie in einem Band

Geheimnisse der Dunkelheit

Author: Xenia Jungwirth

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3961481423

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 3738

Wenn düstere Legenden wahr werden: Die Urban-Fantasy-Saga „Mystery Diaries“ von Xenia Jungwirth erstmals in einem eBook bei dotbooks. Dunkle Kräfte schleichen sich in unsere Welt ... Sieben junge Frauen sind auserwählt, gegen die Finsternis zu kämpfen – doch davon ahnen sie nichts. Hayley versucht verzweifelt herauszufinden, warum sich ihr Bruder immer weiter von ihr zurückzieht. Als sie sein Geheimnis schließlich entdeckt, lässt es ihr das Blut in den Adern gefrieren ... Megan hingegen kämpft gegen innere Dämonen: Seit sie von einer roten Spinne gebissen wurde, plagen sie albtraumhafte Halluzinationen – oder sind diese gar Realität? Auch Amanda packt das nackte Grauen, als bei der Erkundung einer alten Südstaatenvilla plötzlich ein Kind auf einem der Gemälde lebendig wird. Es überbringt ihr eine unheilvolle Botschaft aus der Vergangenheit ... Düster, romantisch und atemberaubend spannend: Tauchen Sie ein in die geheimnisvollen Welten der „Mystery Diaries“ und fiebern Sie mit. Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: Der Sammelband mit sieben Romanen der Serie „Mystery Diaries“ von Xenia Jungwirth. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag. JETZT BILLIGER KAUFEN – überall, wo es gute eBooks gibt!
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Author: George Orwell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871403293

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 5695

A major literary event—the long-awaited publication of George Orwell's diaries, chronicling the events that inspired his greatest works. This groundbreaking volume, never before published in the United States, at last introduces the interior life of George Orwell, the writer who defined twentieth-century political thought. Written as individual books throughout his career, the eleven surviving diaries collected here record Orwell’s youthful travels among miners and itinerant laborers, the fearsome rise of totalitarianism, the horrific drama of World War II, and the feverish composition of his great masterpieces Animal Farm and 1984 (which have now sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author). Personal entries cover the tragic death of his first wife and Orwell’s own decline as he battled tuberculosis. Exhibiting great brilliance of prose and composition, these treasured dispatches, edited by the world’s leading Orwell scholar, exhibit “the seeds of famous passages to come” (New Statesman) and amount to a volume as penetrating as the autobiography he would never write.
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Early Diaries 1947-1963

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932597

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 9208

Reborn is the compelling and frank early diary of Susan Sontag. 'Vivid, exhilarating, often moving . . . charts the development of a good writer and an important critic'Sunday Telegraph 'I intend to do everything . . . I shall anticipate pleasure everywhere and find it too, for it is everywhere! I shall involve myself wholly . . .everything matters!' This first selection from Susan Sontag's diaries (from 1947-1963) takes us from early adolescence though to when Sontag was in her early thirties. It is an astonishingly affecting, honest self-portrait which is also a fascinating, revealing account of an artist and critic being born. We see Sontag honing her skills and fashioning herself, by a supreme act of will, into an intellectual force. 'Fascinating. One can feel Sontag's mind beginning to ripen and bloom, and the full force of the intellectual originality that would be her hallmark emerging' Guardian 'Inspirational. Sontag shows us not just the importance, but the exhilaration of being earnest' New Statesman 'A fascinating document of her apprenticeship, charting her earnest quest for education, identity, and voice. Reborn is overwhelmingly a record of an inner landscape' New York Review of Books 'One of the finest American writers, thinkers, and political activists of the past four decades . . . an intimate portrait of her early life' Independent on Sunday One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.
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Inscribing the Daily

Critical Essays on Women's Diaries

Author: Suzanne L. Bunkers,Cynthia Anne Huff

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558490116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 1602

These 15 essays analyse American and European diaries written by women since the 19th century. The authors use various critical methodologies to examine the diary as text, as a form of women's self-inscription, and as a window to the diarists' historical and contemporary lives.
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The Diaries of Giacomo Meyerbeer: 1840-1849

Author: Giacomo Meyerbeer,Robert Ignatius Letellier

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838638439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 1117

Volume 2 covers the 1840s, a period designated as the Prussian Years. From 1846 Meyerbeer's journal becomes a consistent daily record, resulting in one of the most sustained depictions of a contemporary artistic, theatrical, and musical milieu ever kept by a famous composer. Illustrated.
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Diaries, 1910-1923

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307494853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 4111

These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka’s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka’s accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt, and his feelings of being an outcast. They offer an account of a life of almost unbearable intensity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Diaries: In Power

In Power

Author: Alan Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780221290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 6843

The second volume of Alan Clark's bestselling DIARIES, covering the downfall of Margaret Thatcher The first volume of Alan Clark's diaries, covering two Parliaments during which he served under Margaret Thatcher - until her ousting in a coup which Clark observed closely from the inside - and then under John Major, constitute the most outspoken and revealing account of British political life ever written. Cabinet colleagues, royalty, ambassadors, civil servants and foreign dignitaries are all subjected to Clark's vivid and often wittily acerbic pen, as he candidly records the daily struggle for ascendancy within the corridors of power.
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The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening

Author: L J Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444916106

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4009

A phenomenally popular vampire romance sequence - now showing on ITV2 - from the best selling author of Night World, L. J. Smith. The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena's life for ever ... The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. But these brothers hide dark secrets and a tragic past that threatens them all. Damon wants to lead Elena astray - and he'd rather kill Stefan than let him possess her ...
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Die Tagebücher / The Diaries

Ich bin eine Weltensammlerin. Die Tagebücher der Künstlerin Soshana / I am a Collector of Worlds. The Diaries of the Artist Soshana

Author: Amos Schueller,Karoline Riebler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311053939X

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 2508

Die Malerin Soshana (1927–2015) erarbeitete sich schon früh einen klingenden Namen, in mehr als 100 Ausstellungen zeigte sie Ihre Arbeiten. Aufgrund ihrer jüdischen Abstammung musste sie aber schon als Kind ihre Heimat verlassen. Ihre künstlerische Ausbildung erhielt sie in London und New York, später auch in Wien. Eine ihrer großen Leidenschaften war das Reisen. Sie bereiste die Hot-Spots der Moderne, befreundete sich mit Pablo Picasso in Paris, der sie auch malte. Ihre Tagebücher eröffnen private Einblicke in unbekannte Welten großer Künstler, Beobachtungen anderer Frauenleben oder jüdischer Gemeinden verschiedenster Länder. Eine packende Lektüre persönlicher Ansichten, gesellschaftlicher Beobachtungen und faszinierender Begegnungen, pointiert erzählt von einer emanzipierten Künstlerin.
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Saved from Oblivion

Documenting the Daily from Diaries to Web Cams

Author: Andreas Kitzmann

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820461953

Category: Art

Page: 204

View: 1577

What lies behind our need to rigorously document the thoughts, deeds, images, and sounds of everyday life? And more curiously, why would anyone want to spend time going over such material? At any given point someone is using a pen, a camera, a web cam, or a computer to document with varying degrees of detail, personal thoughts, observations, or glimpses of private space and life. And for each of these, there is usually at least one person reading, watching, and even responding. "Saved from Oblivion" is a comparative analysis of how individuals have used various media technologies to document their everyday lives. More specifically, this book focuses on the major forms of self-documentation that have been in use since the late nineteenth century and covers traditional diaries, snapshot photography, home movies/videos, and web-based media such as web cams and online diaries or journals.
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The Diaries of Northrop Frye, 1942-1955

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802035387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 821

View: 3851

This volume in the Collected Works provides a transcription of the seven books of diaries that Frye kept intermittently from 1942 until 1955.
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Diaries part two

Autumn falls

Author: Colin Warner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735708633

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1801

Der Sommer ist vorbei und der Herbst hält Einzug. Sandra ist neu in Jacks Klasse um mit ihm das letzte Schuljahr zu durchleben. Durch Sandra tritt Drake in sein Leben und mit ihm Drogen, Abstürze und durchfeierte Nächte, aber auch Ethan, der plötzlich eine wichtige Rolle spielt und in Jack noch mehr die Frage rührt warum er damals wegging und warum er wieder zurückkam. Wird Nick, der seit dem Sommer im Koma lag, jemals wieder die Augen auf machen? Und was ist noch passiert das sich Ethan solche Vorwürfe deswegen macht? Auch Brain stürzt im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes total ab. Wer überlebt den Herbst? Wer liebt im Herbst und wohin wird der Wind die Blätter und das Leben wehen?
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Mystery Diaries - Erster Roman: Schattenherz


Author: Xenia Jungwirth

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3958242251

Category: Fiction

Page: 46

View: 5374

Wenn dein Herz in Gefahr ist, musst du alles tun, um es zu retten: „Mystery Diaries: Schattenherz“ von Xenia Jungwirth – die Serie jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Sarah liebt alte Bücher – vor allem, wenn darin düstere Sagen und unheimliche Legenden erzählt werden. Aber wirklich an magische Wesen und Fantasiegestalten glauben? Nein, natürlich nicht. Doch als sie nachts auf dem Nachhauseweg überfallen und von einem geheimnisvollen Fremden gerettet wird, weiß Sarah nicht mehr, was sie noch glauben soll. Denn was der Unbekannte getan hat, war nicht von dieser Welt. Sarah will unbedingt mehr über den seltsamen Mann mit den leuchtend grünen Augen herausfinden – und schwebt dabei in größter Gefahr ... Eine Serie, die Sie schaudern lässt: Tauchen Sie ein in die geheimnisvollen Welten der „Mystery Diaries“ und lassen Sie sich von übernatürlichen Kräften faszinieren! Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: „Mystery Diaries: Schattenherz“ von Xenia Jungwirth. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
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Mystery Diaries - Vierter Roman: Wolfskuss

Author: Xenia Jungwirth

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3958242626

Category: Fiction

Page: 57

View: 2423

Liebe überwindet alle Grenzen: „Mystery Diaries: Wolfskuss“ von Xenia Jungwirth – die Serie jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Jeder birgt ein Geheimnis. Was ist deines? Auf der Suche nach der entlaufenen Nachbarskatze wagt sich Alyssa bis in einen alten und verlassenen Teil der Stadt. Alyssa nimmt ihren Mut zusammen und betritt ein besonders baufälliges Haus. Hat sich die Katze dort versteckt? Doch von dem Tier fehlt jede Spur. Als die junge Frau diesen unheimlichen Ort verlassen will, nimmt sie eine Bewegung wahr – und erschrickt: In einer Ecke kauert ein großer Wolf, der sie mit hungrigen Augen beobachtet. Vor Angst kann sich Alyssa nicht mehr rühren. Der Wolf reißt sein Maul auf – aber nicht, um das Mädchen zu fressen ... Eine Serie, die Sie schaudern lässt: Tauchen Sie ein in die geheimnisvollen Welten der „Mystery Diaries“ und lassen Sie sich von übernatürlichen Kräften faszinieren! Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: „Mystery Diaries: Wolfskuss“ von Xenia Jungwirth. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
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Using Diaries for Social Research

Author: Andy Alaszewski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877281

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 7157

`The book has no competitor; it summarises the development of the method, follows through all stages of research from accessing subjects through design to analysing diary information as data, and considers how the method can best be exploited and used. No other book comes remotely near doing this. I for one shall be using it gratefully as the single best text for diary research' - Professor Anthony P Macmillan Coxon, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh In this accessible and lucid introductory text, Andy Alaszewski considers the analysis of diaries as a distinctive research technique in its own right. Nothing has previously covered this area in single-volume format, but the timely emergence of Using Diaries for Social Research recognizes the increased interest in and relevance of diary methodology within social research teaching. Effectively combining theory, history and methodology, Alaszewski begins by discussing how diary keeping has developed; outlining the key features of the medium and examining the ways in which diaries have been and can be used for social research. He describes how suitable diaries and diarists can be identified by the researcher and, once found, how these diaries can be structured to generate research material. Finally, the researcher is taken through the analysis stage; examining statistical techniques, content-analysis and structure-analysis as effective methods of investigating diary texts. This introductory student guide is an essential text for anyone involved in the area of social or historical research and for those working in the narrative tradition.
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Dunstheimers Diaries

Author: Peter Dunstheimer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735759459

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 7938

Dem Alltäglichen auf der Spur Mit den »Dunstheimer’s Diaries« legt der Frankfurter Peter Dunstheimer, dessen modisches Vorbild Peter Ustinov ist, sein lange erwartetes literarisches Debut vor. »Dunstheimer ist ein Chronist des Alltäglichen. Er beobachtet Menschen und beschreibt deren Gefühle, Gedanken, Hoffnungen und Handlungen mit einer geradezu fotografischen Sprache.« (Helmut Heidenreich, Gelnhäuser Tageblatt). »Dank seiner 30-jährigen Erfahrung als Herrenausstatter weiß der Autor bestens zu beobachten.« (Meike Schwagmann, Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung). Ein Buch, das Sie schmunzeln läßt – und Nachdenken. Über Gott und die Welt, Eiscreme und Yuppies – und den letzten unangenehmen Besuch im Szene-Restaurant. »Ich habe noch nie gehört, daß jemand dafür ausgezeichnet wurde, daß er sein tägliches Leben bestreitet.« (Peter Dunstheimer) Mit 9 typographischen und skripturalen Illustrationen von Jörg Schmitz.
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