Author: Julia London
Return to New York Times bestselling author Julia London's popular Cabot Sisters series! If you love the novels of Stephanie Laurens and Sarah MacLean you won't want to miss this compulsively readable tale brimming with lush atmosphere and sizzling passion. A plan born of desperation… Once the toast of society, Grace Cabot and her sisters now await the shame of losing high status and fine luxuries upon the death of the Earl of Beckington. The dire circumstances are inevitable unless, of course, Grace's wicked plot to seduce a wealthy viscount into marriage goes off without a single hitch. But once a stolen embrace with the wrong man leads her to be discovered in the arms of Jeffrey, the Earl of Merryton, her plan takes a most unexpected—and scorching—twist. …and altered by passion Governed by routine and ruled by duty, Jeffrey had no desire for a wife before he succumbed to Grace's temptation. Though his golden-haired, in-name-only bride is the definition of disorder, he can't resist wanting her in every way. But once her secrets meet his, society might consider their lives to be ruined beyond repair…while Jeffrey might just see it as a new beginning.
Author: Samantha Young
In the New York Times bestselling novel On Dublin Street, Joss and Braden fought for their happily ever after. Now, in a romantic new novella, they’ll discover what comes after the happy ending… Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start. After trying to flee from her painful past, Joss is finally allowing herself to embrace the future. But when things start moving faster than she anticipated, she finds herself panicking over something Braden can’t understand. After everything they’ve been through, Joss is sure that their love can survive even her worst fears. But, this time, she may push Braden too far—and risk losing everything all over again… Includes a preview of Before Jamaica Lane Praise for the novels of Samantha Young “Really sexy.”—USA Today “Young’s voice is riveting.”—Fiction Vixen Book Reviews “Brilliantly written with just the right amount of hotness, sexiness, and romance.”—Once Upon a Twilight “Samantha Young is not an author you should miss out on.”—Fresh Fiction Samantha Young is a Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She is the New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street, Down London Road, and Until Fountain Bridge.
Author: Keith Spalding
Professor Spalding's Historical Dictionary of German Figurative Usage has been appearing in separate fascicles since 1952. The work presents information about German figurative speech and its history in dictionary form. It covers phrases, proverbs and quotations found in German literature from 1750 onwards. "On the criterion of pleasurable and profitable readability, Professor Spalding's work belongs to the masterpieces." Times Higher Education Supplement "This useful dictionary should be in the hands of every teacher of German and be available in every Germanic library." Journal of English and Germanic Philology
Author: Rafik Schami, Anthea Bell
Publisher: Haus Publishing
A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man’s mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderer’s motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending, for reconciliation has no place within the old tribal structures. Rafik Schami dazzling novel spans a century of Syrian history in which politics and religions continue to torment an entire people. Simultaneously, his poetic stories from three generations tell of the courage of lovers who risk death sooner than deny their passions. He has also written a heartfelt tribute to his hometown Damascus and a great and moving hymn to the power of love.
Author: John J. White
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Detailed analysis of Brecht's extensive theoretical writings on the theater, including newly available works.
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Harper Collins
New York Times Bestseller Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans in the gripping final installment in the Partials Sequence, a series that combines the thrilling action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand. There is no avoiding it—the war to decide the fate of both humans and Partials is at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.
Author: Jacqueline Vansant
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
In Reclaiming Heimat, Jacqueline Vansant focuses on nine memoirs by seven Austrian re?imigr's who provide moving accounts of the profound loss of Heimat (home/homeland) and self and the desire to recover the loss in part by returning home.
Author: Nele Neuhaus, Christine M. Grimm
"Swimming with sharks was first published in 2005 as Unter Haien"--T.p. verso.
Author: George Grosz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This acclaimed autobiography by one of the twentieth century's greatest satirical artists is as much a graphic portrait of Germany in chaos after the Treaty of Versailles as it is a memoir of a remarkable artist's development. Grosz's account of a world gone mad is as acute and provocative as the art that depicts it, and this translation of a work long out of print restores the spontaneity, humor, and energy of the author's German text. It also includes a chapter on Grosz's experience in the Soviet Union--omitted from the original English-language edition--as well as more writings about his twenty-year self-imposed exile in America, and a fable written in English.
Author: Klaus Neuburg, Sebastian Pranz
Publisher: Verlag Niggli AG
The capital of Georgia practically pre- sents a new face every day. Ambitious building projects and large foreign investments are constantly changing the cityscape of Tbilisi. This relentless development is the subject of much de- bate among the city's residents: What should be preserved and what may be subjected to change? What is available for sale and what is common property? What do we want to remember and what are our sources of inspiration? Urban planners, architects, activists, clerics, and politicians recount what the changes mean to them and to life in the unknown city in the South Cauca- sus. The very diverse and impressively illustrated contributions give an im- mediate view of the multiple changes taking place between the desire for the preservation of the past and the dawn of a new era.
Author: Stijn De Cauwer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Robert Musil's <I>Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften is not only a towering masterpiece of German literature but also an impressively rich and razor-sharp assessment of life in the beginning of the twentieth century. Musil can be regarded as one of the most original and hard-hitting cultural critics of his time. This book explores in detail the cultural critique at work in <I>Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften. Firstly, the place of morality and ideology in Musil's critique is explained and how his writings function as an ideology critique. Secondly, the question of Musil's utopianism is clarified. His utopianism is not a future or ideal place but an increased awareness of the possibilities in the present, opened up by the process of critique. Thirdly, the function of the 'pathological' in <I>Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften is analyzed. Musil's novel was meant to be an intervention into a condition which he compared to a pathological affliction. Finally, this book takes up the difficult question of whether Musil's analysis and original ideas still have relevance today.
Author: Günter Grass
From Books Cover: Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now. In this new novel Grass examines a subject that has long been taboo - the suffering of Germans during World War II. It is the story of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship turned refugee carrier, by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people, most of them women and children fleeing from the advancing Red Army went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Grass's narrator is one of the few survivors, a middle-aged journalist who live in Berlin. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke tries to piece together the tragic events. While his mother Tulla sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been more normal, less touched by the past. For his teenage son Konrad, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corner of the internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime agony.
Author: Michael Collins
Publisher: Hachette UK
A tale of murder and literary ambition set on an American university campus from a master of the dark side of human nature It's been over a decade since Robert Pendleton published his brilliant short story debut, and his hopes for a dazzling literary career now lie in tatters. Hanging on to his tenure in literature at Bannockburn college by the slimmest of threads, Pendleton's simmering despair boils over with the arrival on campus of his one-time friend, now nemesis, the bestselling author and king of the coffee-table book, David Horowitz. For Pendleton, death seems to be the only remaining option, but his attempt to kill himself is wrecked by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. Whilst Pendleton recovers from his suicide attempt, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, bitter story with a gruesome murder at its core. The publication of Scream causes a storm of publicity, a whirlwind into which Adi and Horowitz are thrust - along with the sister of a young girl whose real-life, unsolved murder bears an uncanny resemblance to the crime in Pendleton's novel and a burnt-out cop with secrets of his own, who is determined to prove that in this case fact and fiction are one and the same.