Die Nacht der Erinnerungen


Author: Antonio Muñoz Molina

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 364124305X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 405

Von später Liebe und Verrat in Zeiten des Krieges. Madrid, kurz vor dem Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs: Ignacio Abel, ein erfolgreicher Architekt, beginnt eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit der attraktiven Amerikanerin Judith Biely. Als Ignacios Frau das Verhältnis entdeckt, versucht sie, sich umzubringen. Judith, geschockt und geplagt von Gewissensbissen, verschwindet spurlos. Auf der Suche nach ihr irrt Ignacio durch die Straßen von Madrid, in denen die politische Lage sich zuspitzt. Wie durch ein Wunder gelingt es ihm, einem Erschießungskommando zu entkommen und nach Amerika zu fliehen. Dort trifft er überraschend Judith wieder, mit der er eine letzte Nacht verbringt, die große »Nacht der Erinnerungen«.

In the Night of Time

Author: Antonio Munoz Molina

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782831673

Category: Fiction

Page: 836

View: 9064

October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his own transformation from a bricklayer's son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever alters his life. A rich, panoramic portrait of Spain on the brink of civil war, In the Night of Time details the passions and tragedies of a country tearing itself apart. Compared in scope and importance to War and Peace, Muoz Molina's masterpiece is the great epic of the Spanish Civil War written by one of Spain's most important contemporary novelists.

The Night of Time

Author: Synesius Meatfield

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557311683


Page: 310

View: 4781

A small city has survived the collapse of civilization by strictly controlling the minds and bodies of its citizens. Knowledge of past culture is forbidden, though one person, Helena, the Secretary of Culture, is allowed access to it. She yearns to restore the free expression of human ideals, but she must yield to the President, Falk, whose uneasy relationship with Helena is fraught with danger for her. A crisis in two young men's relationship, of interest to both Helena and Falk for conflicting reasons, tests the limits of the city's tolerance. The brutal violence and barbarianism of the world outside increasingly threaten to destroy the city's seemingly placid existence. The evil that lies under the surface of the well-controlled state is about to erupt and ruin her schemes, as well as Falk's. Helena must negotiate the dangerous path between duty to her citizens, her plans for their rehabilitation as human beings, nurturing the young men's growing love for each other, and her personal mission.

The Night Before Christmas

Author: Alison Roberts

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459220099

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2466

All single mom Lizzie wants this Christmas is the gift of health for her sick daughter. But her twin girls want a special man to take care of Lizzie—and her daughter's doctor Jack Rousseau is topping their list! Jack's a renowned surgeon, but he's no Santa Claus—he's used to working miracles in the O.R., but can he heal Lizzie's heart?

Technics and Time: Disorientation

Author: Bernard Stiegler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804730121

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

View: 1254

Technics and Time 2: Disorientation continues Stiegler's interrogation of prosthetic and ortho-thetic memory in light of the crisis that arises when speed and delay are irreconcilable, the crisis of "human being" itself.

Children of Time

Evolution and the Human Story

Author: Anne H. Weaver

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826344445

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6912

Ancient relics--stone tools, bones, footprints, and even DNA--offer many clues about our human ancestors and how they lived. At the same time, our kinship with our human ancestors lies as much in their sense of humor, their interactions with others, their curiosity and their moments of wonder, as it does in the shape of their bones and teeth. And the evolution of human behavior left no direct fossil traces. Children of Time brings this vanished aspect of the human past to life through Anne Weaver's scientifically- informed imagination. The stories move through time, following the lives of long-ago hominins through the eyes of their children. Each carefully researched chapter is based on an actual child fossil--a baby, a five-year- old, a young adolescent, and teenagers. The children and their families are brought to life through illustrator Matt Celeskey's vividly rendered paleoenvironments where they encounter saber-toothed cats, giraffids, wild dogs, fearsome crocodiles, and primitive horses. Their adventures invite readers to think about what it means to be human, and to speculate on the human drama as it unfolds in many dimensions, from social organization and technology to language, music, art, and religious consciousness. Visit the website at www.children-of-time.com.

Of Time and the River

A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684867850

Category: Fiction

Page: 892

View: 2626

Leaving his Southern home for Harvard University, New York City, and then, Europe, Eugen Gant explores his manhood and his American identity, falling in love with a beautiful stage designer along the way.

Supergute Tage oder Die sonderbare Welt des Christopher Boone

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641063566

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2317

Christopher Boone ist fünfzehn Jahre, drei Monate und zwei Tage alt. Er kennt alle Länder und deren Hauptstädte sowie sämtliche Primzahlen bis 7507. Er liebt die Farbe Rot, hasst hingegen Gelb und Braun. Unordnung, Überraschungen und fremde Menschen versetzen ihn in Panik, denn Christopher leidet an einer leichten Form von Autismus. Als aber der Pudel in Nachbars Garten mit einer Mistgabel umgebracht wird, beginnt Christopher, aus seiner fest gefügten, kleinen Welt auszubrechen: Mutig stellt er den schändlichen Verbrecher und erfährt außerdem, was es heißt, in der Welt der Erwachsenen zu leben ...

Acquainted with the Night

A Celebration of the Dark Hours

Author: Christopher Dewdney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408820404

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8619

We prepare for it each evening, and spend half our lives in its embrace, yet night retains its mysteries. In ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT, author and poet Christopher Dewdney takes readers on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal realm. Twelve chapters correspond to the twelve hours of an 'ideal' night, starting at 6pm and ending at 6am, and serve as points of departure for night's central themes; from sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, nightclubs, astronomy, sleep and dreams, to the graveyard shift, ladies of the night, the art of night, and endless nights. With boundless curiosity, a lyrical, intimate tone, and an eye for night-time beauties both natural and manmade, Dewdney paints a captivating portrait of the hours of darkness.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine

Author: S. R. Pandi-Perumal,Jaime M. Monti,Andrew A. Monjan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139483625

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 8916

Sleep disorders cause considerable morbidity and distress in the aging population. By highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, this volume provides a valuable resource for all those involved in health care of older individuals. The changes in sleep patterns that occur during normal aging are described, followed by authoritative chapters on the presentation of various age-related sleep disorders. The book deals with the range of therapeutic measures available for managing these disorders and gives insight to potential areas of research that have emerged in the last few years, such as the study of circadian rhythms in later life, sleep patterns associated with co-morbidities and the use of quality-of-life measurement tools to determine sleep quality as we age. This volume is relevant to sleep disorders specialists, psychiatrists, geriatricians and gerontologists, and any professionals and researchers working in the interdisciplinary areas of sleep and aging.

Sleep, Memory and Learning, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics - E-Book

Author: Robert Stickgold

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709549

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 6847

This issue dives into the study of sleep function, particularly as it relates to memory and cognition. Any clinician who sees patients with sleep disorders, or in particular any sleep medicine specialist, will find this information enlightening and invaluable, as it discusses the current state of understanding of how sleep affects humans’ waking cognitive functions. These review articles describe the research that has taken place, and the lessons that can be taken away from them, so that clinicians can confidently advise their patients on the functional importance of adequate sleep, and recognize cognitive symptoms of inadequate sleep. Articles discuss such topics as animal and human research on sleep and memory, various imaging techniques to describe brain activity during sleep, and the role of dreams.

Jake Kincannon, PI

Across the Sea of Time

Author: Jw Grodt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491745495

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 985

Book Review Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite “I had no idea just how radically my life was about to be altered that day, the day I met Dr. Wilson J. Wells, a PhD in science and higher mathematics. He was also an inventor. It was June 12, 1980. It all started that day. It was a day I would never forget, as it was the same month I had started the agency four years ago. Maybe this also was an omen.” Set in Chicago, Jake Kincannon, PI: Across the Sea of Time by Jw Grodt, features Jake Kincannon, a former homicide detective who opens his own PI business specializing in the paranormal. Together with his assistant and lover Julie Carson, they try to keep the agency afloat by chasing big cases such as the Werewolf Killer. When Dr. Wilson J. Wells offers Jake a lucrative pay packet, he gladly accepts. The job? He needs to travel back in time, May 7, 1937, using Wells’ time machine Teleporter, and stop the murder of his wife Sheila. I got hooked on the storyline pretty quickly and wanted to know how it all ends. Combining sci-fi elements of time travel makes the story much more exciting and intriguing. Jake’s first time travel and plan to save Sheila seems successful, yet there are unpredictable twists that await him. A change in the past, no matter how small, can influence everything else either positively or negatively. Jake Kincannon, PI: Across the Sea of Time shows Jw Grodt’s skill in developing intricate details that draw you into the characters and the plot. Readers who enjoy vivid scenes would find story cinematic as a whole.

The Night of the Millionth Dream


Author: J.J. Goeders

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465329633

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 7125

The Night of the Millionth Dream Revisited is a fictional fantasy story for children and adults alike. Filled with wit, and whimsy, it keeps its readers in suspense through the final pages. A generation ago, when Mary Puddlemire was a girl, she embarked on a dream trade with her younger brother, Billy Spindlenook. Mary returned from the fantasy realm to raise a family. Billys whereabouts remained a mystery. Marys recount of her tale is set off by a series of events that suggests a reenactment of the Night of the Millionth Dream. The storyline reaches through time and distance by means of panaminding, a form of ESP. In the end, the story delivers a big surprise and the hint of a sequel.

The Night of the Gun

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7239

David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West

Exploring the Dark Side of Life

Author: Lodewijk Brunt,Brigitte Steger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134367546

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1201

Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties, entrepreneurs, leaders and schools boards, all have an interest in questions of timing for the opening and closing of shops, the starting hours of schools and factories, and the number of hours people have to work and sleep. By drawing together comparative case studies from countries in both Asia and Europe, Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West allows the reader to track the differences in the cultural importance given to the night, and to compare the ways in which the challenges and opportunities of modernity have been played out in the East and the West.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144


Page: 157

View: 7511

Die Schlaf-Revolution

So ändern Sie Nacht für Nacht Ihr Leben

Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864704073

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 4036

Unsere Gesellschaft hat ein Problem mit dem Thema Schlaf. Viel Schlaf wird assoziiert mit Faulheit. Wenig Schlaf gilt als Zeichen für Leistungsfähigkeit. Permanenter Schlafmangel ist eine Epidemie unserer Gesellschaft. Die Folgen für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Leistungsfähigkeit, unsere Beziehungen und unser Lebensglück sind dramatisch. Arianna Huffington sagt: "Wir brauchen eine Schlaf-Revolution!" Gestützt auf neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse erklärt sie: "Wir müssen unser Schlafverhalten grundsätzlich überdenken, um unser Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen." Wie beeinflusst moderne Technik unseren Schlaf? Welche Rolle spielen Medikamente? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen geht die Bestsellerautorin kompetent und sachkundig nach. Das Ergebnis wird unser Schlafverhalten revolutionieren.