The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: David Lowenthal,Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521294805

Category: History

Page: 489

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Discusses nostalgia, history, and preservation, explains how the past influences the future, and analyzes modern feelings toward the past

Die Vergangenheit ist ein gefährliches Land

Roman

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641189101

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2833

Ein Roman von Weltklasse. Made in Italy. Giorgio ist ein mustergültiger Sohn und strebsamer Jurastudent, er hat eine nette Freundin und konkrete Vorstellungen davon, wie sein Leben einmal aussehen soll. Als er eines Abends jedoch auf den charismatischen Francesco trifft, einen undurchschaubaren Nichtstuer, ändert sich sein Leben auf fatale Weise. Denn Giorgio würde alles tun, um neben Francesco eine schillernde Figur abzugeben. Und so gerät er immer tiefer in den Sog der zwielichtigen Welt seines neuen Freundes: Konspirative nächtliche Treffen ziehen ihn unaufhaltsam in einen gefährlichen Strudel der Kriminalität ...

The Past Is a Foreign Country

A Thriller

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429908269

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5551

An international bestseller and winner of Italy's prestigious Premio Bancarella prize—an intense psychological thriller in the vein of The Talented Mr. Ripley As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind. "Set largely in the southern Italian city of Bari, this stylish psychological thriller from Carofiglio (A Walk in the Dark) fuses Jack Kerouac's On the Road with hard-edged crime fiction à la Henning Mankell's Inspector Wallander saga." - Publishers Weekly

The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521224154

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 2135

In this remarkably wide-ranging book Professor Lowenthal analyses the ever-changing role of the past in shaping our lives. A heritage at once nurturing and burdensome, the past allows us to make sense of the present whilst imposing powerful constraints upon the way that present develops. Some aspects of the past are celebrated, others expunged, as each generation reshapes its legacy in line with current needs. Drawing on all the arts, the humanities and the social sciences, the author uses sources as diverse as science fiction and psychoanalysis to examine how rebellion against inherited tradition has given rise to the modern cult of preservation and pervasive nostalgia. Profusely illustrated, The Past is a Foreign Country shows that although the past has ceased to be a sanction for inherited power or privilege, as a focus of personal and national identity and as a bulwark against massive and distressing change it remains as potent a force as ever in human affairs.

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9: The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: Julian Fellowes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474604099

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1237

Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever... Text only version. Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia Twitter: @JFBelgravia Pinterest: /Belgravia Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia

The Go-between

Author: L. P. Hartley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141190736

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 795

L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Magical and disturbing' Independent 'On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy's loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful' Express

The Past is a Foreign Country

Scenes from a Life

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780850319590

Category: Historians

Page: 280

View: 8713

A revisionist approach to the Second World War which draws on interviews with decision makers such as Lord Dowding and Lord Gort to challenge the accepted view of history and query 'the few' of Churchill's speech, and the truth about Dunkirk.

My Past Is a Foreign Country

Author: Zeba Talkhani

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473684080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2862

27-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom abroad in India, Germany and the UK as a young woman. Talkhani offers a fresh perspective on living as an outsider and examines her relationship with her mother and the challenges she faced when she experienced hair loss at a young age. Rejecting the traditional path her culture had chosen for her, Talkhani became financially independent and married on her own terms in the UK. Drawing on her personal experiences Talkhani shows how she fought for the right to her individuality as a feminist Muslim and refused to let negative experiences define her.

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 9

The Past is a Foreign Country

Author: Julian Fellowes

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455542032

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6465

Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized installments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever... Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia Twitter: @JFBelgravia Pinterest: /Belgravia Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia