City on Fire

Roman

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031770

Category: Fiction

Page: 1080

View: 2599

Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahrsabend 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.

City on Fire

Roman: XXL-Leseprobe

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901368

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 1452

Gleich hier die Gratis-XXL-Leseprobe lesen! Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahr 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.

City on Fire

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100022431

Category:

Page: 192

View: 9481


City on Fire

A novel

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385353782

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

View: 7177

National Best Seller • Named a Best Book of the Year by: New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Vogue, The Atlantic, Newsday “A novel of head-snapping ambition and heart-stopping power—a novel that attests to its young author’s boundless and unflagging talents.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve. The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place. From the Hardcover edition.

City on Fire

Hong Kong Cinema

Author: Lisa Odham Stokes,Michael Hoover

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

View: 623

Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films

City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg (Fiche de lecture)

Résumé complet et analyse détaillée de l'oeuvre

Author: Éléonore Quinaux,lePetitLittéraire.fr,

Publisher: lePetitLitteraire.fr

ISBN: 2806278791

Category: Education

Page: 30

View: 2574

Décryptez City on Fire de Garth Risk Hallberg avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de City on Fire, ce bestseller sur le New York des années 70 ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux tels que la famille Hamilton-Sweeney et le groupe PPH • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre : le mouvement punk, un roman de la ville et l’omniprésence des marques et de la musique Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. LE MOT DE L’ÉDITEUR : « Dans cette fiche de lecture sur City on Fire (2016), avec Éléonore Quinaux, nous fournissons des pistes pour décoder ce roman sur le mouvement punk. Notre analyse permet de faire rapidement le tour de l’œuvre et d’aller au-delà des clichés. » Laure Delacroix À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles aux formats papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers toute la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. LePetitLittéraire.fr est reconnu d’intérêt pédagogique par le ministère de l’Éducation.

City on Fire

A Novel of Pompeii

Author: Tracy Higley

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401687539

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2344

Previously released as Pompeii. As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an unlikely source to seek justice. In the coastal town of Pompeii, a new gladiator prepares to fight. But this gladiator hides a deadly secret: she’s a runaway Jewish slave girl named Ariella, disguised as a young boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph in the arena, knowing her life will be forfeit should anyone uncover the truth. Cato, a wealthy politician, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. But he soon learns that Pompeii is just as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the game, his family could pay the price. Determined to bring about justice for the citizens of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. But what he discovers instead is a confounding group of Christians . . . and a young female gladiator whose fame is growing daily. Political unrest reaches a boiling point as Christians are jailed and executed, and the mountain in the distance threatens to destroy the city with its river of fire. Cato and Ariella must act quickly and courageously to save their loved ones before all is lost.

City on Fire

The Explosion that Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle

Author: Bill Minutaglio

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292761058

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 1583

First published in 2003, City on Fire is a gripping, intimate account of the explosions of two ships loaded with ammonium nitrate fertilizer that demolished Texas City, Texas, in April 1947, in one of the most catastrophic disasters in American history.

City on fire, September 11, 23 Elul 5761

background, stories and Torah insights

Author: Sorah Shapiro

Publisher: Targum Pr

ISBN: 9781568712697

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 9554

The September 11 attack on America from the vantage point of the Torah Jew. Includes tales of Divine Providence and accounts of miraculous escapes; background on the buildings, the Taliban; the victims; the Torah perspective on terrorism by 19 rabbis. With never-before-seen photos.

Ein Naturführer der amerikanischen Familie

in der Hauptsache die Hungates und die Harrisons betreffend ; mit Schilderungen ihrer Gewohnheiten, ihres Nistverhaltens und ihrer Verbreitung ; enthält ausführliche Beschreibungen des Gefieders von jungen und erwachsenen Tieren, Männchen und Weibchen, und bietet einen taxonomischen Abriss verschiedener Aspekte ihres familiären Zusammenlebens ; [Roman]

Author: Garth Risk Hallberg,Matthias Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935890731

Category:

Page: 138

View: 3421


City on Fire

(Metropolitan 2)

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 0985454334

Category: Fiction

Page: 744

View: 8916

Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, a city dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction.& ;& ;With her help, Aiah's lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui, a nation dominated by corrupt officials, gangsters, and the genetically altered known as the "twisted." Here they hope to create a revolution in the cosmic order--- but first they must fend off treachery, war, and the threat of Taikoen, the "hanged man," a deadly creature that lives within plasm itself. Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine's very soul.

City on Fire

Kingston upon Hull 1939-45

Author: Nick Cooper

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445672057

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1967

Hull was the most severely damaged town or city in Britain during the Second World War. This book explains how the city coped.

City of Fire

Author: Laurence Yep

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429946117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3134

Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep kicks off an action-packed new fantasy trilogy with City on Fire This thrilling tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through an alternate version of our world in 1941 -- a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny "lap griffins," reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise. When her older sister dies trying to prevent the theft of one of her people's great treasures, twelve-year-old Scirye sets out to avenge her and recover the precious item. Helping her are Bayang, a dragon disguised as a Pinkerton agent; Leech, a boy with powers he has not yet discovered; and Leech's loyal companion Koko, who has a secret of his own. All have a grudge against the thieves who stole the treasure: the evil dragon Badik and the mysterious Mr. Roland. Scirye and her companions pursue the thieves to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island being created by magic. There, they befriend Pele, the volatile and mercurial goddess of volcanoes. But even with Pele on their side, they may not be able to stop Mr. Roland from gaining what he seeks: the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yu. Together, the treasures will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rio de Janeiro

A City on Fire

Author: Ruy Castro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596919853

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 8023

Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim young ladies in coffeehouses during the belle époque, revolts were being plotted that almost destroyed the city. We learn how the iconic wave-patterned mosaics of Copacabana pavements were baptized with blood, and how more than a hundred years before the girl from Ipanema passed by, the girls from Ouvidor Street adopted French chic - and never really gave it up. From what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful city in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awe-inspiring beach life; of favelas, drugs, police, carnival, football, and music. With his own Carioca good humor and great storytelling gifts, Ruy Castro brings the reader thrillingly close to the flames.

City on fire, édition française

Author: Garth RISK HALLBERG

Publisher: Plon

ISBN: 2259249175

Category: Fiction

Page: 995

View: 3398

Un roman ambitieux, magistral, d'une incroyable intensité. Un véritable tour de force. 31 décembre 1976. New York se prépare pour le réveillon. Chez les Hamilton-Sweeney, Felicia accueille financiers et mondains tandis qu'à l'autre bout de la ville, dans le Lower East Side, Charlie attend Samantha pour assister à un concert punk. À quelques encablures de là, dans Hell's Kitchen, Mercer Goodman tourne et retourne un délicat carton d'invitation. Et s'il se rendait à la réception des Hamilton-Sweeney pour retrouver Regan, cette sœur que William, son amant, lui a toujours cachée ? Pourquoi ne pas saisir l'occasion d'en apprendre plus sur lui, l'ancien leader du groupe punk Ex Post Facto ? Bientôt, des coups de feu retentissent dans Central Park. Une ombre s'écroule dans la neige. Qu'est-ce qui peut bien relier ces personnages à ce drame ? Alors que rien ne les prédestinait à se rencontrer, leurs histoires ne vont cesser de se croiser et de s'entremêler jusqu'au blackout du 13 juillet 1977. Une immense coupure de courant plonge alors New York dans le noir. Leurs vies en seront bouleversées à jamais... City on Fire est une ode à New York, un roman flamboyant et inoubliable sur l'amour, la trahison et le pardon, sur l'art, la vérité et le rock, et sur cette interrogation : qu'est-ce qui rend la vie digne d'être vécue ? Une presse dithyrambique ! " Un roman brillant qui enveloppe une ville entière d'amants et d'ambitieux, de saints et d'assassins. " The Washington Post " Une épopée épique sur la condition humaine à la fois ambitieuse et sublime. " Vanity Fair " Un roman à l'ambition étonnante et à la force stupéfiante. " The New York Times " Un roman électrisant qui fait revivre le Manhattan brut des années 70. Comme une version punk de "La Maison d'âpre-vents" de Dickens. " Vogue " Un grand roman éblouissant. " The New York Times " Garth Risk Hallberg signe un premier roman à l'ambition vertigineuse. " The Economist

City on Fire

Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860-1910

Author: Anna Rose Alexander

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981467

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 9855

By the mid-nineteenth century, efforts to modernize and industrialize Mexico City had the unintended consequence of exponentially increasing the risk of fire while also breeding a culture of fear. Through an array of archival sources, Anna Rose Alexander argues that fire became a catalyst for social change, as residents mobilized to confront the problem. Advances in engineering and medicine soon fostered the rise of distinct fields of fire-related expertise while conversely, the rise of fire-profiteering industries allowed entrepreneurs to capitalize on crisis. City on Fire demonstrates that both public and private engagements with fire risk highlight the inequalities that characterized Mexican society at the turn of the twentieth century.

Pompeii

City on Fire

Author: T. L. Higley

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433668572

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 5834

An enslaved Jewish girl and a struggling aristocrat separately escape to Pompeii, encountering religious persecution, political corruption, and each other just before the city is destroyed by Mount Vesuvius.

Set the City on Fire

Author: Sophia Peony

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986484879

Category:

Page: 368

View: 507

Please don't die. Please don't die. Please don't die. Leo heard the frantic whisper over and over in his head. She begged him to stay alive, and he couldn't very well disappoint her by dying. Leonardo Costa Someone tried to kill Leo, heir to the Costa family. Call it luck, call it a miracle, or simply say it wasn't his time, but Leo survived thanks to Freya. Those who tried to kill him were dealt with, swiftly and painfully, but there was someone else controlling the rats, someone close to the family. Leo had an enemy to eliminate, but when fate throws Freya back in his path, he knew he wasn't letting go. She saved his life, and it was his duty to protect her. Freya Santos Her only alibi was Leo. She couldn't remember what happened, but she knew there was no way she would have anything to do with the missing man. Right? She had no choice but to depend on Leo and play the role of a happy fiancé, even if it's temporary-very temporary. But when bullets start flying, Freya knew there was more to Leo and his family than meets the eye. Would she survive their fake engagement? Contains strong language, violence, and sexual content. Reader's discretion is advised.

City of Heavenly Fire

Chroniken der Unterwelt (6)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401804650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 896

View: 4003

Jace trägt das Himmlische Feuer in sich und Sebastian verkündet den finalen Schlag gegen die irdische Welt. Um zu verhindern, dass Dämonen über die Städte herfallen, müssen Clary und Jace mit ihren Freunden in die Schattenwelt eindringen. Wird es ihnen gelingen, Sebastians finstere Pläne zu stoppen, ohne selbst Schaden zu nehmen? Als sie auf Clarys dunklen Bruder treffen, stellt er Clary vor eine schier unlösbare Aufgabe: Entweder sie kommt an seine Seite oder er vernichtet ihre Familie und Freunde, die Welt und alle Schattenjäger ...