Reading Penguin

A Critical Anthology

Author: William Wootten,George Donaldson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443850829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 2963

Founded by Allen Lane in 1935, Penguin Books soon became the most read publisher in the United Kingdom and was synonymous with the British paperback. Making high quality reading cheaply available to millions, Penguin helped democratise reading. In so doing, Penguin played an important part in the cultural and intellectual life of the English speaking world. For this book, which has its origins in the successful international conference held at Bristol University in 2010 to mark 75 years of Penguin Books, recognised scholars from different fields examine various aspects of Penguin’s significance and achievement. David Cannadine and Simon Eliot offer wide historical perspectives of Penguin’s place and impact. Other scholars, including Alistair McCleery, Kimberley Reynolds, Andrew Sanders, Claire Squires, Susie Harries, Andrew Nash, Tom Boll and William John Lyons examine more particularised subjects. These range from the breaking of the Lady Chatterley ban to the visions of the future contained in Puffin Books; from Penguin Classics to the scholarly and commercial interests in publishers’ anniversaries; from the art and architectural histories of Nikolaus Pevsner to the art and design of Penguin covers; and from the translation of poetry to the transcription of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Together the essays depict much of what it was that made Penguin the most important British publishing house of the twentieth century.

Der Untergang der Batavia

sie landeten im Paradies, doch ein einzelner Mann machte ihnen das Leben zur Hölle

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153510

Category: Batavia (Ship)

Page: 446

View: 4025

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4294

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 1605

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476029247

Category:

Page: N.A

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Nikolaus Pevsner

The Life

Author: Susie Harries

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446433331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 912

View: 5851

Born Nikolai Pewsner into a Russian-Jewish family in Leipzig in 1902, Nikolaus Pevsner was a dedicated scholar who pursued a promising career as an academic in Dresden and Göttingen. When, in 1933 Jews were no longer permitted to teach in German universities, he lost his job and looked for employment in England. Here, over a long and amazingly industrious career, he made himself an authority on the exploration and enjoyment of English art and architecture, so much so that his magisterial county-by-county series of 46 books on The Buildings of England (first published 1951 - 74) is usually referred to simply as 'Pevsner'. As a critic, academic and champion of Modernism, Pevsner became a central figure in the architectural consensus that accompanied post-war reconstruction; as a 'general practitioner' of architectural history, he covered an astonishing range, from Gothic cathedrals and Georgian coffee houses to the Festival of Britain and Brutalist tower blocks. Susie Harries explores the truth about Nikolaus Pevsner's reported sympathies with elements of Nazi ideology, his internment in England as an enemy alien and his sometimes painful assimilation into his country of exile. His Heftchen - secret diaries he kept from the age of 14 for another sixty years - reveal hidden aspirations and anxieties, as do his numerous letters (he wrote to his wife, Lola, every day that they were apart).Harries is the first biographer to have read Pevsner's private papers and, through them, to have seen into the workings of his mind.Her definitive biography is not only rich in context and far-ranging, but is also brought to life by quotations from Pevsner himself. He was born a Jew but converted to Lutheranism; trained in the rigour of German scholarship, he became an Everyman in his copious commissions, publications, broadcasts and lectures on art, architecture, design, education, town planning, social housing, conservation, Mannerism, the Bauhaus, the Victorians, Zeitgeist, Englishness and how a nation's character may, or must, be reflected in its art. His life - as an outsider yet an insider at the heart of English art history - illuminates both the predicament and the prowess of the continental émigrés who did so much to shape British culture after 1945.

The Librarian and Book World

The Independent Professional Journal for the Professional Man

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 456

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 798

History Today

Author: Peter Quennell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5966

Die Wacht am Rhein

Author: Clara Viebig

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5881365364

Category: History

Page: 475

View: 7186

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 5639

Feuer und Stein

Roman

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641059968

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 7630

Outlander 1: Der erste Band der legendären Highland-Saga! 1945 verbringt Claire Randall die zweiten Flitterwochen mit ihrem Mann in Schottland. Als sie bei einem Spaziergang einen magischen Steinkreis berührt, verliert sie das Bewusstsein - und erwacht im Jahr 1743, im Schlachtgetümmel schottischer Rebellen. Sie kämpfen gegen die englische Besatzung: Highlander, geprägt von Rebellion und Verrat, von Aufklärung, Aberglaube und Hexenwahn. Und mitten unter ihnen Claire – eine Frau des 20. Jahrhunderts, die die Menschen durch ihr seltsames Auftreten in Aufruhr versetzt. Da begegnet sie James Fraser, dem mutigen Clanführer, der ihr mehr als einmal in lebensbedrohlichen Situationen zu Hilfe eilt.

A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters (History in 50)

Author: Gale Eaton

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884484076

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2512

*2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Winner* The earth shakes and cracks open. Volcanoes erupt. Continents freeze, bake, and flood. Droughts parch the land. Wildfires and hundred-year storms consume anything in their paths. Invisible clouds of disease and pestilence probe for victims. Tidal waves sweep ashore from the vast sea. The natural world is a dangerous place, but one species has evolved a unique defense against the hazards: civilization. Civilization rearranges nature for human convenience. Clothes and houses keep us warm; agriculture feeds us; medicine fights our diseases. It all works—most of the time. But key resources lie in the most hazardous places, so we choose to live on river flood plains, on the slopes of volcanoes, at the edge of the sea, above seismic faults. We pack ourselves into cities, Petri dishes for germs. Civilization thrives on the edge of disaster. And what happens when natural forces meet molasses holding tanks, insecticides, deepwater oil rigs, nuclear power plants? We learn the hard way how to avoid the last disaster—and maybe how to create the next one. What we don’t know can, indeed, hurt us. This book’s white-knuckled journey from antiquity to the present leads us to wonder at times how humankind has survived. And yet, as Author Gale Eaton makes clear, civilization has advanced not just in spite of disasters but in part because of them. Hats off to human resilience, ingenuity, and perseverance! They’ve carried us this far; may they continue to do so into our ever-hazardous future. The History in 50 series explores history by telling thematically linked stories. Each book includes 50 illustrated narrative accounts of people and events—some well-known, others often overlooked—that, together, build a rich connect the-dots mosaic and challenge conventional assumptions about how history unfolds. Dedicated to the premise that history is the greatest story ever told. Includes a mix of “greatest hits” with quirky, surprising, provocative accounts. Challenges readers to think and engage. Includes a glossary of technical terms; sources by chapter; teaching resources as jumping-off points for student research; and endnotes.