Das Schloss

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Symbolsk roman om det ensomme, ufri menneskes kamp for at nå anerkendelse og fuldkommenhed.

The Rise of the Castle

Author: M. W. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521088534

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 9108

Examines the rise of the castle from its European origins in the tenth century to c.1400.

The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113043

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 1411

This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole. Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole’s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years. Walpole’s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist’s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature’s first evil monk. Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole’s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period. Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.

The Castle

A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307829480

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3742

Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.’s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.

The Castle

Author: Omid Olfet

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770674748

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 947

Devon was a five-year-old when he learned that those headaches he was having were the result of a cancerous tumor behind his eye. But thanks to his family and good doctors, he survived. Or did he? The Castle is the story of his reminiscences, especially of the crystal chess set he got as a gift after his surgery. But then one of the pieces fell to the floor and shattered. Which piece? The castle, or rook as some call it. Suddenly, Devon awakens in a strange land where he finds a real castle - and some of the same people he knew in his childhood. What is real and what is not? Is he alive or dead? It's a story that will keep you wondering....

Going to the Castle

Author: Nicole Burnham

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459246012

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8550

ONCE UPON A TIME… Jennifer Allen had come to save refugees, not to be swept away by some pampered, fairy-tale prince of neighboring San Rimini. It was only when she saw the passion and caring behind Antony's glittering presence that she let herself dream of finding a place in his life. Prince Antony diTalora had wealth, power, everything a man could ask for—except someone special to share it with. No woman had ever truly touched his heart, until he met a beautiful, spirited young American—and knew his privileged world would never be the same. But could a man and woman from two different worlds really live happily ever after…?

The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408180782

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1380

Two abandoned children make their home in a castle - which turns out to be haunted by the Duke of Wellington! The ghost is a particularly determined spook who helps them hide from the castle's caretaker. But when developers want to turn their home into a spa, everyone who loves the castle must band together to save the day. Comic ghostly fun for newly confident readers aged 8+ and those looking for a fast, fun read.

Keys to the Castle

Author: Donna Ball

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478314

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6356

The author of the Ladybug Farm series delivers an exhilarating new novel of a middle-aged woman who follows her heart to love and happiness. When a dashing French poet swept forty-something workaholic Sara Graves off her feet, she did something completely unexpected: She married him. Then three weeks later he died, leaving her a house she can't afford to keep in a country she's never been to. Traveling to France to settle the estate, Sara is shocked to discover that her husband wasn't the impoverished poet he claimed to be- and that the estate he left her is a 400-year-old crumbling castle in the Loire Valley. Now Sara must sell Chateau Rondelais before it (not to mention her late husband's disarmingly handsome lawyer and best friend) makes her question her decision to leave-and opens her heart to change and all its unexpected possibilities.

The Castle of Otranto

A Gothic Story

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, bookseller of London


Category: Affective education

Page: 245

View: 3052

Behind the Castle Gate

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Author: Matthew Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135584

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 487

In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages. Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both. By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to their inhabitants, Matthew Johnson uncovers a whole new vantage point. He shows how castles functioned as stage-settings against which people played out roles of lord and servant, husband and wife, father and son. Building, rebuilding and living in a castle was as complex an experience as a piece of medieval art. Behind the Castle Gate brings castles and their inhabitants alive. Combining ground-breaking scholarship with fascinating narratives it will be read avidly by all with an interest in castles.

Conversations at the Castle

Changing Audiences and Contemporary Art

Author: Ga.) Arts Festival of Atlanta (1996 Atlanta

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262100724

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 3424

This book addresses one of the most troubling questions of contemporary art theory and practice: Who is contemporary art for? Although the divide between contemporary art and the public has long been acknowledged, this is the first time that artists, critics, and the public have come together to debate the problem and to make artmaking, criticism, and public reaction part of the same process. Like the exhibitions, discussions, and seminars held at "The Castle" during the summer 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, this book is based on the premise that contemporary artists and the general public have something to say to each other. By positing the space of "conversation" as one in which artworks can be experienced as creative sites open to multilayered interpretations by changing audiences, the book provides an antidote to the modernist connoisseurial silence that has long been used to define quality. The book is divided into three sections. The first contains essays by project curator Mary Jane Jacob, critic and coeditor Michael Brenson, and cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha. Their essays describe fresh approaches to contemporary art and its audiences at a time of increased access through technology and decreased government funding. The second section contains essays by the six artists/collaborative teams involved in the project. Their works, aimed at public participation, included installation-performances, collaborations with Atlanta communities, cross-country tours, and the creation and presentation of food as a means to stimulate conversation and construct community. The artists are: artway of thinking (Italy), Ery Camara (Senegal/Mexico), Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg (Brazil/Switzerland), Regina Frank (Germany), IRWIN (Slovenia), and Maurice O'Connell (Ireland).The final section contains seven essays by the critics, curators, educators, administrators, and artists who led the "Conversations on Culture" at The Castle. The essays are by Jacquelynn Baas, Michael Brenson, Lisa Graziose Corrin, Amina Dickerson and Tricia Ward, Steven Durland, Susan Krane, and Susan Vogel.

In the Castle of My Skin

Author: George Lamming

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472064687

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 4676

George Lamming's "In the Castle of My Skin" skilfully depicts the Barbadian psyche. Set against the backdrop of the 1930s riots which helped to pave the way for Independence and the modern Barbados, through the eyes of a young boy, Lamming portrays the social, racial, political and urban struggles with which Barbados continues to grapple even with some thirty-three years of Political Independence from Britain.

Entering the Castle

An Inner Path to God and Your Soul

Author: Caroline M. Myss,Ken Wilber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743255321

Category: Religion

Page: 371

View: 5836

A motivational teacher and "New York Times" bestselling author presents an exciting new guide to awakening the spirit within.

The Castle

Author: Richard E. Stamm,Cynthia R. Field

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 1588343510

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 3972

"The more than 150-year history of the Smithsonian's striking Castle, featuring the stories of workers and residents"--

Restoring the Castle

Author: Joni M. Hill

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490806091

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 7601

Ian MacLeod and Annie Montgomery share much in common. As joyful children, although not actually related, they share a bond like brother and sister. As unhappy adults, they both suffer. Childhood summers spent together at Kilmegan Castle, Ian's ancient home on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, are full of adventures. Ian and Annie feel remarkable affection for one another, hoping that one day they will embark on the ultimate adventure together: repair and restoration of the castle. Even after Ian loses his father and Annie loses her mother, life is wonderful-until Annie begins to see Ian differently. In time, Annie becomes a gifted pianist and a talented architect. With fondness for Kilmegan Castle undimmed, she specializes in historical preservation. But Annie is also miserable, hopelessly suffering unrequited love for Ian. Only prayer and her faith in God help Annie to rise above her longings. Meanwhile, following an argument, Ian's wife dies in an accident on icy roads. Grief and guilt cause Ian to stop praying. He stops going to church. He is no longer certain that God exists. Ian feels broken. Like Kilmegan Castle, there are some good things going on inside, but mostly Ian just needs major restoration. Now, Duncan Montgomery, Annie's papa, is dying. He is convinced that God will allow him enough time to perform one last task, securing his daughter's happiness. Will Duncan succeed? Will Annie find love? Will Ian find restored faith?