Dance, Gladys, Dance

Author: Cassie Stocks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897126769

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 3921

27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being a painter. Then, a classified ad in the local paper introduces Frieda to Gladys, an elderly woman who long ago gave up on her dreams of being a dancer. The catch? Gladys is a ghost.

Der Schwan

Das Leben der Anna Pawlowa

Author: Laurel Snyder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783314103933

Category:

Page: 48

View: 6998

Tanz der seligen Geister

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Dörlemann eBook

ISBN: 3908778026

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6808

"Ich denke vor allem an die Kanadierin Alice Munro, mit der es auf diesem Planeten allenfalls eine Handvoll Schriftsteller aufnehmen kann. Ich meine, sie hat im Bereich der Kurzgeschichte Tschechow übertroffen, und der war nicht gerade ein Anfänger." Jonathan Franzen in einem Interview in der "Zeit" auf die Frage nach möglichen nordamerikanischen Nobelpreisträgern Tanz der seligen Geister war das Debüt der großen Meisterin der kleinen Form. Die Sammlung erschien im Original 1968 und wird nun erstmals auf Deutsch herausgegeben. Bereits hier zeigt sich Alice Munro als präzise, unsentimentale und abgründige Chronistin zeitgenössischen Alltagslebens. Stehen in ihren späteren Büchern Frauen mittleren Alters im Vordergrund, so finden sich in Tanz der seligen Geister vor allem Erzählungen vom Erwachsenwerden. Erstmals auf Deutsch!

Indian Dances of North America

Their Importance to Indian Life

Author: Reginald Laubin,Gladys Laubin

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806121727

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

View: 4746

Descriptions of the dances, costumes, body decorations, and musical accompaniment supplement information on the cultural background of Indian dancing

Creative rhythmic movement

boys and girls dancing

Author: Gladys Andrews Fleming

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 355

View: 6001

An explanation of activities that develop the coordination skills and expressive abilities of children illustrates the value of dance for psychological, intellectual, and social growth

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1959: July-December

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 914

View: 6128

Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)

American War

Roman

Author: Omar El Akkad

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908109

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7406

Gleich hier die kostenlose XXL-Leseprobe lesen! »American War« - das Buch der Stunde. »Ein gewaltiger Roman«, schreibt die renommierteste Literaturkritikerin der USA, Michiko Kakutani. Ein Roman über den nächsten amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und das dramatische Schicksal einer Familie. Was wird sein, wenn die erschütternde Realität der Gegenwart - Drohnenangriffe, Folter, Selbstmordattentate und die Folgen von Umweltkatastrophen - mit aller Gewalt in die USA zurückkehrt? Vor diesem Hintergrund entfaltet Omar El Akkad mit großer erzählerischer Kraft den dramatischen Kampf der jungen Sarat Chestnut, die beschließt, mit allen Mitteln für das Überleben zu kämpfen. »American War« ist in den USA ein literarisches Ereignis, das schon jetzt mit Cormac McCarthy »Die Straße« und Philip Roth »Verschwörung gegen Amerika« verglichen wird.

Der Tag, an dem der Goldfisch aus dem 27. Stock fiel

Roman

Author: Bradley Somer

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 383218838X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7879

Goldfisch Ian fällt. Aus dem 27. Stock. Auf seinem Weg nach unten flie¬gen die Fenster des Hochhauses an ihm vorbei – und mit ihnen die Geschichten der Menschen, die dahinter wohnen. Während Ian immer schneller auf den Bürgersteig zurast, fiebern wir nicht nur mit ihm mit, sondern erhaschen gemeinsam mit ihm einen Blick auf die Schicksale dieser Menschen. Ein Leben wird dabei beginnen, eines enden, und am Schluss begreifen wir, dass das Glas, das uns vom Rest der Welt trennt, zerbrechlicher ist, als wir oft glauben. Dann wird auch klar, warum Ian eigentlich fällt – und was passiert, wenn er landet. In ›Der Tag, an dem der Goldfisch aus dem 27. Stock fiel‹ geht es buchstäblich um Leben und Tod. Bradley Somer klappt das Haus in der Roxy Street auf wie eine Puppenstube und erweckt die Figuren darin auf wunderbar liebe-volle, spielerische und humorvolle Weise zum Leben. Ein Buch, so glanzvoll und schillernd wie ein Goldfisch – oder wie das Leben selbst.

Dancing Star

The Story of Anna Pavlova

Author: Gladys Malvern

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504028937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 1366

In this biographical novel, Gladys Malvern shares the incredible story of Anna Pavlova, one of the most revered and celebrated ballerinas of all time. Malvern presents Pavlova’s life in enchanting prose, allowing the reader to experience Pavlova’s inspirational first exposure to a performance of Sleeping Beauty, the origination of her defining dance The Dying Swan, her illustrious rise to fame as a prima ballerina, and her extensive world tours. You don’t have to be a fan of the ballet to enjoy this captivating tale, available for the first time in ebook.

On Woodward

Author: Joyce Van Haren

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458210510

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 6198

It is 1930, and budding artist Alma Combs is terrified of losing her father to a coal mining accident. Her worst fear nearly comes true when her father barely survives a mine explosion, prompting him to pull up his family's Kentucky roots and flee to Detroit, where he hopes to find better work, save money, and return home to buy a farm. But as Alma arrives on Woodward Avenue with her family in the midst of the Great Depression, she soon realizes that nothing will ever be the same again. As her father finally secures a job, Alma and her brother attempt to shed their hillbilly image and begin school. Their mother faces a difficult pregnancy. It is not long before the challenges of the times overwhelm the family, leading them to experience prejudice and tragedy as never before. (But there are happy times, too) As Alma grows up, she must learn to deal with a vulgar uncle, whose lustful looks frighten her; a pitiful aunt who is hiding a shameful secret; and her younger sister, whose promiscuity may lead to heartbreak. On Woodward tells the colorful tale of a young artist searching for beauty in her life as her family bravely faces monumental tribulations in Detroit during a turbulent time in American history.

Dance to your Daddy

Author: Gladys Mitchell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190355

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4378

Rediscover Gladys Mitchell – one of the 'Big Three' female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Rosamund Lestrange's behaviour is decidedly strange - but is she really an unhinged wife, or is she an innocent and sane girl at the centre of a conspiracy wrought by her guardian? Dame Beatrice Bradley is called to apply her psychiatric skills to the problem, but when the question of a rich inheritance arises and a body is found, her peerless skills as a detective are more urgently required. Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear

Author: Gladys Scheffrin-Falk

Publisher: Purple House Press

ISBN: 9781930900509

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 4606

A New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1991

Meaning in Motion

New Cultural Studies of Dance

Author: Jane Desmond

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822319429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 398

View: 7847

Desmond brings together the work of critics who have ventured into the boundaries between dance and cultural studies, and thus maps a little-known and rarely explored critical site.

Agatha Raisin und der Tote im Wasser

Kriminalroman

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732522768

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 5177

BLUT IST DICKER ALS WASSER Frühling in den Cotswolds. Agatha Raisin langweilt sich fürchterlich, zu lange liegt ihr letzter Fall zurück. Nur ein Streit im Nachbardorf sorgt für etwas Abwechslung: Ein Mineralwasserhersteller will sich für viel Geld aus der örtlichen Trinkwasserquelle bedienen, was die Dörfler bis hinauf zum Gemeinderat spaltet. Als der Vorsitzende des Rats ermordet in der Quelle treibt, sieht Agatha das Ende ihrer kriminalistischen Durststrecke gekommen. Mit Inbrunst stürzt sie sich in die Ermittlungen - und muss rasch erkennen: Dieser Mörder ist mit allen Wassern gewaschen. Band 7 der charmanten Krimireihe um die englische Detektivin Agatha Raisin von Bestsellerautorin M.C. Beaton

Die Sisters Brothers

Roman

Author: Patrick deWitt

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641073642

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9838

Ein tragikomischer Roman über zwei Auftragsmörder und ihre blutige, bizarre Reise durch Amerikas Westen im Jahre 1851 Hermann Kermit Warm wird sterben. Sein Tod wurde von dem geheimnisvollen und mächtigen »Kommodore« befohlen, und die Brüder Charlie und Eli Sisters werden den Auftrag ausführen. Die beiden machen sich auf den Weg von Oregon nach Kalifornien, wo sie Warm aufspüren sollen. Ihre Reise durch den vom Goldrausch geprägten amerikanischen Westen wird allerdings immer wieder von bizarren und blutigen Begegnungen unterbrochen. Zugleich zeigt sich, wie verschieden die beiden Brüder sind: Charlie ein eiskalter, skrupelloser Killer – Eli ein Grübler, der sich mit geradezu existenziellen Fragen beschäftigt. Er beginnt an seinem Beruf zu zweifeln – und an seinem Partner. Doch als die beiden schließlich in Kalifornien eintreffen, nehmen die Ereignisse eine höchst unerwartete Wendung ...

Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 1 - 1926 TO 1956

Author: Gary Vitacco-Robles

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8691

Goddess . . . legend . . . icon. You thought you knew her, but never before like this. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, and chaos to become a psychological, cultural, and spiritual phenomenon of the twentieth century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, and posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies. Psychotherapist and author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes and redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film and stage performances. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times and through her relationships with literary, entertainment, and political figures. Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed and sensitive biography which intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, and have a family. Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files, and void of sensationalism, this biography dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star. Robles brings a unique perspective to his biography of Monroe with the extensively detailed account of not only her fascinating and tumultuous life but by presenting a psychological perspective of the many facets of her personality. What sets this book apart is his ability to shed a new light on her humanity and psyche to bring forth a balanced view of the person inside. “Icon” is tribute to the reality of her work, heartache and strengths that coincide with the wonder and complexity of the truly iconic star. Available now. -- Rage Magazine, May 2014

Bombing the City

Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939–1945

Author: Aaron William Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108694918

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9994

World War II is enshrined in our collective memory as the good war - a victory of good over evil. However, the bombing war has always troubled this narrative as total war transformed civilians into legitimate targets and raised unsettling questions such as whether it was possible for Allies and Axis alike to be victims of aggression. In Bombing the City, an unprecedented comparative history of how ordinary Britons and Japanese experienced bombing, Aaron William Moore offers a major new contribution to these debates. Utilising hundreds of diaries, letters, and memoirs, he recovers the voices of ordinary people on both sides - from builders, doctors and factory-workers to housewives, students and policemen - and reveals the shared experiences shaped by gender, class, race, and age. He reveals how it was that the British and Japanese public continued to support bombing elsewhere even as they experienced firsthand its terrible impact at home.

The Naked Duke

Author: Sally MacKenzie

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420114018

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7470

The Surprise Of Her Life Sophisticated. Scandalous. In fact, Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking. How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome--and exceedingly naked--man? The laughing onlookers standing in the doorway are no help whatsoever and surely this amorous lunatic cannot be a duke, as he claims. She is compromised--though she most certainly will not marry him! The Sweetest Moment Of His James, the Duke of Alford, is enchanted by his unexpected bedmate--and not at all afraid of her pink-cheeked fury. True, the circumstances and place of their meeting are most unusual, but the spirited American who's pummeling him with a pillow is an incomparable beauty. If Sarah will only listen to his perfectly reasonable explanation, James is sure that he can capture her heart. . .forever.

Reginald and Gladys Laubin, American Indian Dancers

Author: Starr West Jones,University of Illinois Foundation

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 1253

Friends and cultural historians of many Indian families among the Sioux, Crow, and Shoshone-Bannock, Reginald and Gladys Laubin devoted their lives to preserving a vanishing culture by presenting authentic Indian dances, costumes, and songs. Through their performances, the Laubins helped white Americans to appreciate these expressions of Native culture as an art that should be preserved. Applauded by audiences across the United States and in Europe, Israel, and Africa, the Laubins were also praised by Indians of many tribes as worthy envoys of their cultures. In addition to live performances, which they continued into the late 1980s, the Laubins wrote and illustrated books on American Indian tipis, dances, and archery.The Laubins' endeavors belong to a bygone age, but this little book celebrates, within the proper historical context, their accomplishments and their true dedication to serving and preserving Native American culture. Their extensive collection of Indian artifacts are part of the permanent display in the Americas Gallery of the Spurlock Museum on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois.