A Year in the Scheisse

Getting to Know the Germans

Author: Roger Boyes

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW


Category: Travel

Page: 320

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‘It was time, the editor told me, for a more modern approach to Germany... The three of us were the backbone of the British press corps. No cliché about Germany left the country without us having given it our seal of approval.’ Laugh-out-loud funny, this is the memorable story of an English journalist’s adventures – including his encounters with women – as he tries to get to grip with the Germans. Facing bankruptcy, Roger is advised by his accountant to make use of a legal loophole: in Germany married couples have their tax bill halved. So the search is on for a German bride. Meanwhile his father, a former bomber pilot and war hero, is also in financial trouble and is threatening to move to Germany and sponge off his son. The combination of financial, romantic and parental crises sets in train a hilarious romp during which we discover more than we really wanted to about speed-dating and nudist beaches, the British media obsession with Adolf Hitler and how to cheat at the Berlin marathon, curry wurst and stuffed cabbage. Writing incisively and almost without prejudice, Roger Boyes describes the peculiarities of everyday life in Germany.

Dialektologie in neuem Gewand

Zu Mikro-/Varietätenlinguistik, Sprachenvergleich und Universalgrammatik

Author: Werner Abraham

Publisher: Helmut Buske Verlag


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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Vorwort Zur Einleitung und Thematisierung des Symposiums Werner Abraham: Philologische Dialektologie und moderne Mikrovarietätsforschung. Zum Begriff des Erklärstatus in Syn- und Diachronie Josef Bayer: Klitisierung, Reanalyse, und die Lizensierung von Nullformen: zwei Beispiele aus dem Bairischen Ermenegildo Bidese, Andrea Padovan & Alessandra Tomaselli: Bilingual competence, complementizer selection, and mood in Cimbrian Federica Cognola: Limits of syntactic variation and Universal Grammar. V2, OV/VO and subject pronouns in Mòcheno Cecilia Poletto: On the internal structure of q-words Oliver Schallert: Infinitivprominenz in deutschen Dialekten Gunther De Vogelaer & Jan Klom: Mikrovariation beim Erwerb des niederländischen Genussystems Helmut Weiß: UG und syntaktische(Mikro-)Variation Heike Wiese: What can new urban dialects tell us about internal language dynamics? The power of language diversity Werner Abraham: Dialect as a spoken-only medium: what it means – and what it does not mean

The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

Author: Sandra Tsing Loh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From an “imaginatively twisted and fearless” writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious memoir of middle age. In a voice that is wry, disarming, and totally candid, Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller coaster through "the change." This is not your grandmother's menopause story. Loh chronicles utterly relatable, everyday perils: raising preteen daughters, weathering hormonal changes, and the ups and downs of a career and a relationship. She writes also about an affair and the explosion of her marriage, while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.

Rolling Thunder

An Historical Novel of War and Politics

Author: Mark Berent

Publisher: Mark Berent


Category: History

Page: 382

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As hostilities escolate in late 1965, the fates of three men intertwine in Vietnam.

The Book Thief: Enhanced Movie Tie-in Edition

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: RH Childrens Books


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 576

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DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling story about the ability of books to feed the soul is now a major motion picture. This enhanced ebook edition is perfect for new fans and collectors alike. It includes: · An exclusive video welcome to the enhanced edition from Markus Zusak. · The official movie trailer for The Book Thief. · Videos featurettes introducing Sophie Nélisse (Leisel Meminger) and Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann) and their roles in the film. · Clips from the film embedded in the original text. · A video interview with Markus Zusak. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl who scratches out a meager existence by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Reference

Page: 512

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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph

How to Make Boys Cry with Lavenders

Author: Herika L.M.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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"How to Make Boys Cry with Lavenders" is a novel based on Curren Becker, a hard-hearted, self-determined young man from Queens with a complex for anything German. Curren who, amid the waves of trials to his career and few relationships, remains resilient, but, with a toll on his calloused, while seemingly flawless and urbane character. As a successful businessman and innovative inventor, Curren had neither room nor benefit for vulnerability. Like his past, emotions are best buried into oblivion and best saved for lavenders, with which he has developed an unfounded dependence on, if not love. The story of Curren is set in 21st century Hamburg in Germany. Curren's odyssey for lavenders leads him to the arms of a young woman and his forgotten past in Simiane-la-Rotonde. The story unravels an interesting perspective on the fragile side of a seemingly cold character — Curren, and answers the questions of what makes a man, and what unmakes one. The novel flows to build mood and cohesion through glances of both Becker's past and future to gain an understanding of how his character developed at the present time. The story is not about a man, but about the reconciliation of a man with himself. Lavenders, which were the sole recipients of his affections, will piece together Curren Becker's life leading to an interesting turn of events.

Gabriel's Rapture

Author: Sylvain Reynard

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 685

National bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires. But those very desires may destroy them . . . Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever? In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.