Vermächtnis einer Jugend

Autobiographie

Author: Vera Brittain

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957576679

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Als eine der wenigen Frauen ihrer Generation besteht Vera Brittain 1914 die Aufnahmeprüfung zum Oxford College, zudem mit Bravour. Nur wenig später verliebt sie sich in den hochbegabten Roland, einen Freund ihres älteren Bruders Edward. Doch der jähe Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs macht nicht nur die Träume der außergewöhnlichen Frau, sondern die einer ganzen Generation zunichte: Roland und Edward kommen, wie so viele ihrer Freunde, in den Schlammwüsten des erbarmungslosen Kriegs zu Tode. Sie selbst bricht das Studium ab, geht als Hilfskrankenschwester an die Front und wird Zeugin unausdenkbarer Qualen der Opfer und der Überforderung der Helfer in London, Malta und Étaples. Als sie 1918 völlig desillusioniert nach England zurückkehrt, weiß sie mit Bestimmtheit: Nur wenn der Pazifismus die Menschen so erregt, wie es die Anspannung in Kriegszeiten tut, kann die sinnlose Vernichtung von Leben und Zukunft aufgehalten werden. Die eindrücklichen, präzisen autobiografischen Schilderungen der Erfahrungen von Frauen im Krieg, ihres Einsatzes, ihrer Hoffnungen, Ängste und ihrer Trauer rücken die konkreten Schrecken und Folgen für das eigene Leben so nahe wie kaum ein anderes literarisches Zeugnis.

Testament of Youth

An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925

Author: Vera Brittain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297859145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 9356

This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

Vera Brittain and the First World War

The Story of Testament of Youth

Author: Mark Bostridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408188457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2675

Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse, treating soldiers in London, Malta and Etaples in France. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends including her fiancé Roland Leighton and her brother Edward Brittain MC were killed in action, sparking a lifelong commitment to pacifism. In 1933 she published Testament of Youth, the first of three books dealing with her experience of war. In equal measures courageous, tragic and deeply fascinating, Testament of Youth is one of the most compelling and important works of war literature ever to have been written by a British woman. Mark Bostridge's Vera Brittain and the First World War, published to coincide with the film of Testament of Youth, explores the effects of the First World War on Vera Brittain, both in terms of her personal life and in terms of its effect on her development as a writer and her eventual decision to become a pacifist. Taking advantage of the interest generated by the film, it will bring her story to a new generation and incorporate the most up-to-date research. It will also include a short essay 'From Book to Film', describing the process of turning Testament of Youth into a major feature film. This will include interviews with the production staff and actors, as well as with members of Vera Brittain's family, including Shirley Williams. The film, which has been scripted by Juliette Towhidi and is being produced by BBC Films and Heyday Films, the makers of Harry Potter, is currently in production. Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) stars as Brittain, with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Pompeii) playing her fiancé Roland Leighton.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7634


1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037193

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 6008

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Aldous Huxley Annual. Volume 12/13 (2012/2013)

Volume 12/13 (2012/2013)

Author: Bernfried Nugel,Jerome Meckier

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 4106

Volume 12/13 of the Aldous Huxley Annual begins with a discussion of a lecture Huxley gave in Italian, an appraisal of his never-completed project of a novel on Catherine of Siena, and his recently re-discovered drawings for "Leda." Further critical articles on particular aspects of Huxley's work follow, together with the second Peter Edgerly Firchow Memorial Prize Essay by Hisashi Ozawa of King's College London. A painting by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld ushers in the second part of the book, which contains a selection of papers from the Oxford Symposium held in 2013. (Series: Aldous Huxley Annual - Vol. 12/13) [Subject: Literary Criticism, Art]

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 6832

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

The New Testament In Scots

Author: William L. Lorimer

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847675433

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 1385

Edited by Robin Lorimer, and with a new introduction by James Robertson. The Greek scholar William Lorimer spent the last ten years of his life working on this project. Each Gospel has a different form of Scots to match the different forms of Greek used by the various apostles and scribes, and the vigour and immediacy of the language is everywhere apparent. Transcribed, edited and published by his son Robin Lorimer, this scholarly and dramatically fresh reading of an already familiar text caused a sensation when it first appeared in 1983. Beyond the poetry of the King James version, here are the voices of the disciples themselves, speaking, as they undoubtedly did, in 'plain braid Galilee'.

One Voice

Pacifist Writings from the Second World War

Author: Vera Brittain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826485342

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 9627

Here is a reissue of two books by Vera Brittain, which make a strong plea for Christian Pacifism. This edition includes a preface by her daughter Shirley Williams.

Testament of a Witch

Author: Douglas Watt

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912298

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5622

Set in the 17th century against the backdrop of political and religious con-flict, the second of Watt's John MacKenzie series is as historically rich and gripping as the last. MacKenzie investigates the murder of a woman accused of witchcraft and he must act quickly when the same accusations are made against the woman's daughter. Superstition clashes with reason as Scotland moves towards the Enlightenment. The 1600s are expertly recreated with a strong sense of history and place.

Virginia Woolf and the Great War

Author: Karen L. Levenback

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 5945

In Virginia Woolf and the Great War, Karen Levenback focuses on Woolf's war consciousness and how her sensitivity to representations of war in the popular press and authorized histories affected both the development of characters in her fiction, nonfictional and personal writings. As the seamless history of the prewar world had been replaced by the realities of modern war. Woolf herself understood there was no immunity from its ravages, even for civilians. Levenback's readings of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Years, in particular - together with her understanding of civilian immunity, the operation of memory in the postwar period, and lexical resistance to accurate representations of war - are profoundly convincing in securing Woolf's position as a war novelist and thinker whose insights and writings anticipate our most current progressive theories on war's social effects and continuing presence.

Tolkien und der Erste Weltkrieg

Das Tor zu Mittelerde

Author: John Garth

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608106952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 5176

»1914 als junger Mann in all das hineinzugeraten, war eine keineswegs weniger schreckliche Erfahrung als 1939 ... 1918 waren alle meine engen Freunde mit nur einer Ausnahme tot.« So äußerte sich Tolkien zu Deutungen, die im »Herrn der Ringe« eine Reaktion auf den Zweiten Weltkrieg sahen. John Garth beschreibt hier zum ersten Mal ausführlich, wie Tolkien in seiner Jugend erlebte, dass die Welt um ihn in der Katastrophe versank. Gerade diese Erfahrungen prägten Tolkiens mythologische Erfindungen maßgeblich, in denen er seine eigene literarische Tradition begründete. Mittelerde und seine Anziehungskraft sind daher nicht aus Eskapismus entstanden, sondern aus dem Drang, das Erlebnis der Verwüstung dichterisch in eine Form zu bringen, die bis heute nachwirkt und fasziniert.

Becoming a New Testament Leader

Biblical Reflections for Training Youth Ministry Leaders

Author: Daniel J. McGill

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884896889

Category: Religion

Page: 101

View: 1795

Youth leaders seek an answer to the question, "How can I seek my own conversion and better serve youth by using the wisdom of the New Testament?"Becoming a New Testament Leaderconnects youth leaders' need to know the New Testament with the need to perfect their ministry skills. Forty-five reflections speak to real issues, such as facing defeat, dealing with hard questions, and building unity. At the same time, they give an overview of the main themes of the New Testament. Becoming a New Testament Leaderissimple, practical,andeffective.Each book of the New Testament has from one to three reflections, each beginning with a focusing Scripture passage and followed by a simple presentation on a theme from that book of the Bible. Following the commentary is a page ofreflection questionsto help youth leaders apply the theme to their ministry with youth in a practical context. This book is also useful forindividual reading and reflection.Both veteran and developing youth leaders as well as youth ministers, teachers, pastors, education directors, counselors, and others will benefit from its focus on every Christian's call to conversion as a foundation for ministry.