Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Meisterwerke der Science Fiction - Roman

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641032733

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...
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Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Roman

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453525481

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Page: 652

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Strangeland - Das fremde Land

Erstes Buch: Stimmen

Author: Didier Desmerveilles

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847681249

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 4581

Dass es im Leben mal nicht so gut läuft, diese Erfahrung hat jeder schon gemacht. Etwas heikler wird es, wenn man auf Grund einer ausgewachsenen postpubertären Lebenskrise Selbstmordgedanken hegt, doch im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes fantastisch muss man es nennen, wenn ein junger Mensch in lebensverneinender Absicht in einen dunklen Waldtümpel hineingleitet und sich plötzlich auf rätselhafte Weise in einem bizarren mittelalterlichen Land wiederfindet - einem Land voller Fabelwesen, Gefahren und Geheimnisse, einem Land, in dem der ewige Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse tobt, einem Land, kurz und gut, voller unglaublicher Abenteuer, wie sie nur wahre Helden bestehen können. Fantastisch? Unglaublich? Und doch - genau das widerfährt Gernot Rohrbach, dem Helden von STRANGELAND. Als Gefangener auf der Festung Eisselgaard wird er in einen blutigen Machtkampf hineingezogen, weil der finstere Fürst Luzius mit seiner Armee von Nirganen, seelenlosen Geistwesen, seine Krallen nach der Macht im Reich Elibur ausstreckt. Doch Luzius weiß: Dem ebenso weisen wie erhabenen König Godot von Elibur kann nur der die Macht streitig machen, dem es gelingt, die drei Steine des Lebens in seine Gewalt zu bringen. Dass nun aber ausgerechnet Gernot, 17 Jahre jung, im Krieg der Reiche zur entscheidenden Figur werden würde, damit konnte wirklich niemand rechnen ...
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Stranger in a Strange Land

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101208960

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2160

Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic. Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...
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In a Strange Land

Author: Lillian M. Henry

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468540390

Category: Fiction

Page: 612

View: 1832

I wrote " A romp through post-conflagration Chicago, Pennsylvania's "Molly Maguire "coal mines, the great Log Jam in G I wrote " A romp through post-conflagration Chicago, Pennsylvania's "Molly Maguire "coal mines, the great Log Jam in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the demise of Brooklyn, New York as an independent city and a New Jersey land development scheme, "In a Strange Land" carries the reader forward as Mary Ann and William with their two surviving sons arrive in "turn of the century" United States and "Became American". Drawing on her grandmother's diary and father's photo album, author Lillian M. (Hooper) Henry, recreates that era of tumultuous growth and the " coming of age" of the country itself. Together with her earlier books, "the Real Yankee Doodle", "Tabitha's Tale", and "In Bristol Fashion", "In a Strange Land" provides insight into how historical events impact ordinary citizens. Lillian's next endeavor is "Son of the Kaiser?"...a rags to riches recreation of "The Era of Peace and Prosperity." She and her husband divide their time between Pennsylvania and Florida. rand Rapids, Michigan, the demise of Brooklyn, New York as an independent city and a New Jersey land development scheme, "In a Strange Land" carries the reader forward as Mary Ann and William with their two surviving sons arrive in "turn of the century" United States and "Became American". Drawing on her grandmother's diary and father's photo album, author Lillian M. (Hooper) Henry, recreates that era of tumultuous growth and the " coming of age" of the country itself. Together with her earlier books, "the Real Yankee Doodle", "Tabitha's Tale", and "In Bristol Fashion", "In a Strange Land" provides insight into how historical events impact ordinary citizens. Lillian's next endeavor is "Son of the Kaiser?"...a rags to riches recreation of "The Era of Peace and Prosperity." She and her husband divide their time between Pennsylvania and Florida.
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Strangers in a Strange Land

Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

Author: Charles J. Chaput

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627796754

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 7883

A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians—and particularly Catholics--can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square. From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren't limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualities; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.
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Strangeland

Author: Tracey Emin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444719874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this. Tracey Emin's Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions, are deeply intimate, yet powerfully engaging. Tracey retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty. Her capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life. A remarkable book - and an original, beautiful mind.
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Strange Land

Author: Todd Hearon

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385686

Category: Poetry

Page: 67

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Todd Hearon’s haunting debut collection chronicles the twin paths of isolation and desire in the search for meaning and union with others. On his pilgrimage through the lost worlds of earth and the soul, the speaker encounters drought in both the literal and spiritual sense as he confronts desolate landscapes, from the brown remnants of ruined cities, to the depths of the human heart and man’s capacity for utter destruction. Yet even though he frequently encounters darkness, he never ceases to seek beauty. He is a man who wears many faces, from Adam, staring down a bleak future bereft of Paradise, to the doomed poet Shelley, drowned off the coast of Italy. He speaks as a man adrift in his own life, seeking an answer to his emptiness, an estranged traveler through memory and longing. Lyrical and intense, Strange Land is a quest for understanding and human connection. Strange Land It goes without saying a word: the world under cover of midnight snow, what we have known of pageantry and lilac, leaf and song subsumed in starless silence. Waking at dawn into the tremulous blue of the room, as in earth’s afterglow, we lie, lidless, listening, as crows call out the ear’s horizons. What year is it? Into what country were we born and now must make our way? Outside the pane the stillness feels ancestral but the ghosts not yours, not mine. My émigré, we are cut off. An ocean to the east churns in chiaroscuro while unseen ranges to the south deflect our passage, what passage might have been. This country seems the passing of a dream to a moonscape’s still immitigable white, a land’s amnesia where against the sky three needling black birds fly and slip like an ellipsis out of sight.
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Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land

Author: Joseph E. Lowery

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142671324X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

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Taking The Long View, this book represents the life and witness of Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. In the annals of the church, there are few leaders who are greater or who have spoken with a clearer voice. Born during the height of the Jim Crow era in Huntsville, Alabama, Dr. Lowery has been singing the Lord's song in a strange land his whole life. Life, he says, is a strange land, not as orderly as we might like, but even so we must do God's will, even in and under difficult circumstances.
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Quicklet on Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land (CliffNotes-like Book Summary and Analysis)

Author: Joseph Pritchard

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614646872

Category: Study Aids

Page: 41

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ABOUT THE BOOK I believe it was Arthur C. Clarke who once said that science fiction rarely tries to predict the future, but rather tries to prevent it. In many ways, he’s absolutely right. The purpose of great science fiction isn’t to show us what our future will be, but to help us reflect, question and ultimately transcend the limitations of our current mindset. When we consider the great science fiction writers of the previous two centuries. Literary greats such as Verne, Wells, Niven and Asimov may have spun tales that were highly engaging thought experiments, possibly thought-provoking, but ultimately no more able to predict the future than say one’s daily horoscope. Naturally, when it comes to an author of Robert Heinlein’s somewhat conservative orientation, Stranger in a Strange Land is somewhat surprising. The novel was published in 1961 and as such reflects much of the “morés” prevalent during the late 1950s and early 1960s. As such, themes such as “free love” versus religious conservatism clash. Consider for instance how one of the novel’s female characters opines that women are to blame for ninety percent of rapes. Such a view may have been typical in the 1950s, but it isn’t one that is as widely embraced. The novel’s main protagonist takes on a somewhat Messianic figure. But what’s interesting is the novel remains unclear about whether or not this is meant to be a good or bad thing. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK There is a great deal of philosophizing in addition to a rather cinematically pleasing display of his special abilities. Harshaw also asks Jill to try to learn Martian from Smith in order to better facilitate communication with him. The readers learn of Smith’s remorse over his using his powers to make the government agents that were chasing them “disappear”. However, we also learn that the Martians in the novel’s world seem to practice ritualistic cannibalism. In fact, Smith actually articulates his desire to eat Harshaw’s corpse when he passes. This does not sit well with Duke, Harshaw’s manservant, who is also in charge of maintaining everything technological within the household. Harshaw actually almost fires Duke after the latter shared his misgivings about Smith’s apparent cannibalism. In fact, Duke even refuses to eat at the same table as Smith, a sentiment that incites Harshaw’s anger. Duke would have lost his job had he not also told Harshaw that despite his misgivings about the strange man, Duke did not consider Smith dangerous. Harshaw tells Duke that he can keep his job so long as he continues to eat at the same table as everyone. He also encourages Duke to become Smith’s “water-brother”, albeit warning him not to take the ceremony lightly. Duke seems to represent the typical Westerner’s response to Smith’s “alien” culture, whereas Harshaw is meant to be more open-minded and accepting of individualism... Buy the book to continue reading! Follow @hyperink on Twitter! Visit us at www.facebook.com/hyperink! Go to www.hyperink.com to join our newsletter and get awesome freebies! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land + About the Book + Introducing the Author + Overall Summary + Chapter-By-Chapter Summary and Commentary + ...and much more
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Travelling in a Strange Land

Author: David Park

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408892766

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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'One of Ireland's great novelists' Roddy Doyle 'Wrings the heart' Bernard MacLaverty 'A mighty book' Frank McGuinness 'Extraordinary, raw and moving a chronicle of pain and powerlessness as could be written' Lisa McInerney AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR The world is shrouded in snow. With transport ground to a halt, Tom must venture out into a transformed and treacherous landscape to collect his son, sick and stranded in student lodgings. But on this solitary drive from Belfast to Sunderland, Tom will be drawn into another journey, one without map or guide, and is forced to chart pathways of family history haunted by memory and clouded in regret. Travelling in a Strange Land is a work of exquisite loss and transformative grace. It is a novel about fathers and sons, grief, memory, family and love; about the gulfs that lie between us and those we love, and the wrong turns that we take on our way to find them.
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Stranger in a Strange Land

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610429370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
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Song in a Strange Land

Author: Janell Matthews Lindsey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477172963

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Fareed Terneash, son of a Christian mother and an atheistic Communist father, leaves behind in Nazareth a broken romance and his appointment as delegate to the communist Youth Conference in Moscow. He travels to the Gaza strip seeking work. Caught up in the Six-Day war, Fareed is transported to Jordan on the identification papers of a dead man. There his capture, torture, conversion, and eventual ministry among the prisoners end in an unexpected amnesty by the King. Fareed is released into the streets of Amman without money,lodging or food,in constant danger of being shot or arrested because of his lack of official papers. Through the help of a Palestinian, he begins work in the palace of a Prince. Later, in a Baptist hospital in the mountains of Ajlun, he ministers to Palestinian commandoes, telling them of his new-found faith. Fareeds long-sought passport is issued through intervention of the Jordanian Queen. Thus begins his adventure in America as an eigth-grade dropout entering college.
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Singing in a Strange Land

Praying and Acting with the Poor

Author: William D. Lindsey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556124150

Category: Religion

Page: 86

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Singing in a Strange Land is a book of imaginative journey, religious resources, and suggestions for action designed especially for North American Christians to pray with poor and marginalized, and to act for justice on their behalf. Its underlying theme is orthodox: that spirituality and action for justice are necessarily interconnected in the Christian faith. Seven imaginative narratives elicit a sense of the connections that both bind people socially and create and maintain conditions that foster poverty and marginalization. Biblical reflections and prayers from world religions provide a sound basis upon with readers can begin to pray with those who fall outside the mainstream.
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An Alien in a Strange Land

Theology in the Life of William Stringfellow

Author: Anthony Dancer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 162189293X

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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This unique theological biography traces the emergence of William Stringfellow's theology and the place of biblical politics within it. It highlights the centrality of life and work to his theology, and the inseparability of one from another. It tells the story of an ordinary life made less ordinary, radicalized through becoming a biblical person. Amidst periods in America of threat and prosperity (1950s), and later dissent and protest (1960s), Dancer examines not only how Stringfellow held America to account, but the way in which he offered a hopeful alternative in which the place of the Bible and the world were both central. It explores the way Stringfellow learned that the Bible makes sense of us and not us of it. This is biblical politics--a radicalizing, organizing engagement with the person and the world of which the church seems to sadly have lost both sight and interest. The advocacy of Karl Barth, his love of the circus, his scholarship to LSE, the National Conference on Religion and Race, his love for his parable of hope, Anthony Towne, and his prophetic confrontation with Johnson's "Great Society," all offer clues and insights into this radicalizing force at work in his life. Yet it was a life-threatening illness and personal confrontation with death in many ways became the final point of radicalization that lead to the production of Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land-ethics as pertinent to today as they are to any age.
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The Lord's Song in a Strange Land

Music and Identity in Contemporary Jewish Worship

Author: Jeffrey A. Summit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347562

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Across the United States, Jews come together every week to sing and pray in a wide variety of worship communities. Through this music, made by and for ordinary folk, these worshippers define and re-define their relationship to the continuity of Jewish tradition and the realities of American life. Combining oral history with an analysis of recordings, The Lord's Song in a Strange Land examines this tradition incontemporary Jewish worship and explores the diverse links between the music and both spiritual and cultural identities. Alive with detail, the book focuses on metropolitan Boston and covers the full range of Jewish communities there, from Hasidim to Jewish college students in a transdenominational setting. It documents a remarkably fluid musical tradition, where melodies are often shared, where sources can be as diverse as Sufi chant, Christmas carols, rock and roll, and Israeli popular music, and where the meaning of a song can change from one block to the next.
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Learning to Sing in a Strange Land

When a Loved One Goes to Prison

Author: Wesley Stevens

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621897966

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Prison is a strange land, a land of deep heartache and sadness. Over two million people are serving prison time in America. Millions more are carrying the mark of prison as those who were formerly incarcerated, including large numbers of men and women who have been released on parole. In the midst of such human misery, when "loosened tongues" are freed to sing of God's redemptive love, grief is diminished and the prison loses its power.
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Fifteen-Year Sojourn in a Strange Land

Author: Chaim Picker

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622875095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 1903

Chaim Picker, grandson of an orthodox cantor from White Russia, under the tutelage of his maternal uncle, left Judaism at the age of fifteen, becoming a Jehovah's Witness. Fifteen years later, disenchanted with the teachings of the Watchtower Society, he returned to his ancestral faith, becoming a Jewish educator and subsequently the cantor of Temple Israel. He is the author of The Descendants of Velvel Pochapovsky, Students Discover Genesis, He Kindled a Light, Make us a God, Temple of Diamonds, and "The Two Walked on Together".
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Citizens in a Strange Land

A Study of German-American Broadsides and Their Meaning for Germans in North America, 1730Ð1830

Author: Hermann Wellenreuther

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271063599

Category: History

Page: 384

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In Citizens in a Strange Land, Hermann Wellenreuther examines the broadsides—printed single sheets—produced by the Pennsylvania German community. These broadsides covered topics ranging from local controversies and politics to devotional poems and hymns. Each one is a product of and reaction to a particular historical setting. To understand them fully, Wellenreuther systematically reconstructs Pennsylvania’s print culture, the material conditions of life, the problems German settlers faced, the demands their communities made on the individual settlers, the complications to be overcome, and the needs to be satisfied. He shows how these broadsides provided advice, projections, and comment on phases of life from cradle to grave.
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