The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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For Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and ‘it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning’. Picasso was there with ‘his high whinnying spanish giggle’, as were Cezanne and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it – ‘The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me’. A light-hearted entertainment, this is in fact Gertrude Stein’s own autobiography and a roll-call of all the extraordinary painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932. Audacious, sardonic and characteristically self-confident, this is a definitive account by the American in Paris.

Zwei Leben

Gertrude und Alice

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518420348

Category: Authors, American

Page: 165

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Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 9948

'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

The Unknown Matisse

Man of the North: 1869-1908

Author: Hilary Spurling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241984041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 3201

Astonishing and essential, the biography that reclaimed Henri Matisse from history's slanders and restored his place in the canon of the 20th century's greatest artists Before acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling turned her attention to Henri Mattise, precious few facts were known about his life - and those few were distorted by inaccuracy, misunderstanding and glaring gaps. The Unknown Matisse investigates the secret life of The Wild Beast (as he was known), whose early paintings shocked and enraged his contemporaries. It tells the story of an innovative genius, born in war-torn, poverty-stricken Flanders who finally overcame hardship and disaster to fulfil Van Gogh's prophecy: 'The painter of the future will be such a colourist as has never yet been.'

A Companion of Feminisms for Digital Design and Spherology

Author: Amanda Windle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030022870

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 3822

This book questions if spherology is a philosophy for designers, giving guidance on ways to read Spheres, how to approach the trilogy’s indexicality, and apply the key tropes and ethics of atmospheres to digital design. Each chapter includes a design-in, that is a practical entry point into the many tropes of Spheres including— bubbles, globes and foam. The book also applies spherology to an atmosphere design issue involving endangered species and geospatial threats to the environment. Spherology refers to the Spheres trilogy by the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, which traces spherical ideas, theories, sensations and feelings related to the philosophical concept of ‘being’ and the human-centered position of ‘being-in’. It is the first cynical, feminist companion of spherology to take a practice-led approach and to cover all three controversial volumes to with and against Spheres. Windle draws on feminist science and technology studies (STS) through parody within reading, writing and design practices. Design provides navigation so that academics and students can engage with spherology through an embodied concern with digital materiality. As a feminist companion for today’s design issues, the book is an essential read for feminist STS scholars, design practitioners and digital R&D specialists working both in industry and academia, including more specifically data visualisers, interface and interaction designers.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Writing biography, autobiography and memoir

Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408198800

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 345

Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home. No other book contains such detailed, witty and professional advice on the genre.

Life Writing

A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147252425X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7803

Life Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing biography, autobiography and memoir. PART 1 explores the history and forms of life writing and the challenges and potential pitfalls of the genre. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling writers: Diana Athill, Alan Bennett, Alain de Botton, Jill Dawson, Millicent Dillon, Margaret Drabble, Geoff Dyer, Victoria Glendinning, Lyndall Gordon, Peter Hayter, Richard Holmes, Michael Holroyd, Kathryn Hughes, Diane Johnson, Hermione Lee, Andrew Lownie, Janet Malcolm, Alexander Masters, Nancy Milford, Blake Morrison, Andrew Morton, Clare Mulley, Jenni Murray, Nicholas Murray, Kristina Olsson, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Meryle Secrest, Miranda Seymour, Frances Spalding, Hilary Spurling, Boyd Tonkin, Edmund White. PART 3 includes practical advice - from planning, researching and interviewing to writing, pacing and navigating ethical issues.

Das verborgene Leben der Meisen

Author: Andreas Tjernshaugen

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458753818

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Sie gehören zu den beliebtesten Vogelarten in unseren Gärten und Parks: die Meisen. Klug und anpassungsfähig haben sie sich mit uns Menschen bestens arrangiert und erfreuen uns das ganze Jahr mit ihrem Gesang. Dennoch gibt es vieles im Leben der possierlichen Vögel, das uns bislang verborgen blieb. Wussten Sie zum Beispiel, dass Meisen der Vielweiberei frönen, Fledermäuse töten, weil deren Gehirn besonders lecker schmeckt, und sich in der Luft wie fliegende Dinosaurier verhalten? Andreas Tjernshaugen, Ornithologe aus Leidenschaft, hat ein Jahr lang aus nächster Nähe ihre Gewohnheiten beobachtet und zeigt, was wir über diese Vögel alles nicht wissen, und enthüllt uns eine faszinierende Welt direkt vor unseren Augen.

Die Autobiographie

Author: Thomas Bernhard

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518752073

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

View: 6485

Die Ursache, Der Keller, Der Atem, Die Kälte und Ein Kind – erschienen zwischen 1975 und 1982 – galten (und gelten) als die Selbstbeschreibung des Lebens Thomas Bernhards, in denen deutlich wird, warum er zu dem Schriftsteller geworden ist, der er ist. Doch inzwischen ist es möglich, diese Autobiographie nicht nur als Darstellung der Wahrheit, sondern auch als Dichtung zu lesen.

NOPI - Das Kochbuch

orientalisch · asiatisch · raffiniert

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi,Ramael Scully

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831028948


Page: 352

View: 7246