Die zehntausend Dinge


Author: Maria Dermoût

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430796

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8149

»Ein Stern am Literaturhimmel.« Frank Dietschreit in ›rbb kulturradio‹ Eine alte Gewürzplantage auf einer indonesischen Insel, die wispernde und raschelnde tropische Pflanzenwelt, das geheimnisvolle Säuseln des Meeres – dieses paradiesische Fleckchen Erde muss Felicia als Kind verlassen. Doch niemals wird sie die Worte ihrer Großmutter, der Plantagenbesitzerin, vergessen, die ihr zum Abschied sagt: »Auf Wiedersehen, Enkeltochter, ich warte hier auf dich.« – Jahre später kehrt Felicia, inzwischen selbst Mutter, in den »Kleinen Garten« zurück: Auch ihr Sohn Himpies wächst unbeschwert heran, streift über die Plantage und lauscht den Geschichten der einheimischen Dienstboten, bis sich eines Tages eine Tragödie ereignet

The Ten Thousand

A Novel of Ancient Greece

Author: Michael Curtis Ford

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429904364

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6581

After decades of war, mighty Athens has been ravaged-- its navy destroyed, its city walls toppled, its army disbanded. The fierce military state of Sparta has triumphed, but passions and hate linger on. Thousands of battle-hardened veterans from both sides in the conflict remain scattered across the Greek islands, restless and dangerous-- until the young Persian prince Cyrus issues a call to arms from his base in Asia Minor. The rogue nobleman is raising an enormous mercenary army to wrest control of all of Persia, the most powerful empire on earth, from his half-brother the king. The young philosopher-warrior Xenophon, scion of a noble Athenian family and follower of Socrates, risks his father's wrath and embarks on the adventure with high hopes for glory. Joining his cousin Proxenus, the war-maddened Spartan general Clearchus, and a huge body of Cyrus' native troops, he and ten thousand Greek mercenaries depart on an astounding march of a thousand miles, across the searing desert. Their near-deadly journey culminated in a massive, bloody battle at the very threshold of Babylon-- a battle that proves disastrous for them. Their leaders are betrayed and murdered, their supply lines cut, and their route home across the desert blocked by the furious Persian king, bent on revenge. The Fates call on Xenophon to lead the devastated Greek soldiers in their escape, though he has little experience in commanding men. As the army flees toward the snowy north, its situation appears desperate. Months later, ten thousand battered, half-starved soldiers stagger out of the frozen mountains of Armenia into a small Greek trading post on the Black Sea. Their true tale of survival, and of the heroic expedition Xenophon led through the heart of an enemy empire, astonished the incredulous natives and has been the stuff of legend ever since. Michael Curtis Ford combines his expertise on fifth-century B.C. Greek warfare with explosive page-turning action to give us an epic novel of struggle and survival. Not since Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire has any book so vividly captured the glory, beauty, and savage bloodshed that was ancient Greece.

Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things

Ways to Become a Powerful Healing Presence

Author: Tom Balles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595311601

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 8176

Each day calls us to tend life beyond ourselves. Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things helps you answer that call and become a more powerful healing presence. You have the innate ability to be a healing presence. Imagine amplifying your gifts and applying them in your family life, friendships, work, organizations, and community. Transforming care and compassion into effective action will become your way of life. This book outlines the journey of waking up through being of service. You will observe two changes taking place: less unnecessary suffering and greater possibilities in the life you share with others. You will learn to consciously tend to life one moment at a time. Tom Balles has gathered his years of study in a variety of traditions and offers them as a gift. He succeeds in blending the richness of the deep wisdom traditions with daily practices to enhance your learning. This is very rich food for the body, mind, and soul. Take the time to digest this feast slowly over the days, weeks, and months ahead. -Robert M. Duggan, M.A., M.Ac., (UK) author of Common Sense for the Healing Arts, Co-Founder and President of the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts.

The World of the Ten Thousand Things

Poems 1980-1990

Author: Charles Wright

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466877510

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

View: 7134

The World of Ten Thousand Things gathers The Southern Cross (1981), The Other Side of the River (1984), Zone Journals (1988), and a new group of poems, "Xionia," into one volume, allowing us to see Wright's work of the past decade as, in essence, one long poem, a meditation on self, history, and the metaphysical that is among the most ambitious and resonant creations in contemporary American poetry.

In the Tracks of the Ten Thousand

A Journey on Foot Through Turkey, Syria and Iraq

Author: Shane Brennan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greece

Page: 324

View: 9512

In spring 401 BC mercenaries from Greece began landing on the shores of Asia Minor. They were heading inland for the city of Sardis where a Persian prince, Cyrus the Younger, was organizing an expedition. The men believed they were going to subdue a troublesome tribe of the interior, but their commander had a far more daring and ambitious plan in mind. The story of the Greeks' epic adventure was later told by the Athenian writer Xenophon. Using his celebrated text, The Anabasis, Shane Brennan sets out to retrace the army's route, and to discover what remains of the world Xenophon described 2,500 years ago. His journey in the footsteps of the army takes him across modern Turkey, Syria and Iraq. As with Cyrus' men, the further he progresses, the more difficult the adventure becomes. In the remote desert of western Iraq he is variously taken by villagers to be a downed American pilot, a British soldier, and a Mossad agent. Taking inspiration from the Greeks before him, however, he presses on towards Babylon, the intended destination of Cyrus. This is Shane Brennan's memorable account of a truly remarkable journey.

Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592127207

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 7365

Before Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark were even a gleam in Spielberg’s eye, one intrepid pilot flew out of the sky in search of treasure . . . only to find a bit of hell on earth. Captain Gordon lives like he flies—by the seat of his pants, taking on any job and all comers. Now he’s bound for the forbidding mountains along the shores of the Arabian Sea, transporting a team of anthropologists on the trail of Alexander the Great. But ancient history is about to come to dangerous life with the discovery of a long-buried map—a map leading to high adventure, untold treasure, and cold-blooded murder. . . . Gordon’s headed deep into The Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead—unearthing a secret that could bury him. Not only was Hubbard steeped in the history of the ancient world, he was also an avid adventurer—both in his own right and as a respected member of the famed Explorers Club. As such, he brought a wealth of insight, experience and authenticity to all his tales of adventure. Also includes two additional adventures: The Price of a Hat, in which the key to the Russian Czar’s life is hidden in a most unexpected place, and Starch and Stripes, the story of a U.S. Marine who sets a trap for a tropical warlord that reverberates all the way back to Washington. “An exciting story told at a brisk clip, with characters and dialogue that keep readers glued to the page: Hubbard at his best.” —Booklist * An International Book Awards Winner

The Ten Thousand Things

Author: Maria Dermout

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590178823

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4327

In Wild, Cheryl Strayed writes of The Ten Thousand Things: "Each of Dermoût’s sentences came at me like a soft knowing dagger, depicting a far-off land that felt to me like the blood of all the places I used to love.” And it's true, The Ten Thousand Things is at once novel of shimmering strangeness—and familiarity. It is the story of Felicia, who returns with her baby son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the house and garden that were her birthplace, over which her powerful grandmother still presides. There Felicia finds herself wedded to an uncanny and dangerous world, full of mystery and violence, where objects tell tales, the dead come and go, and the past is as potent as the present. First published in Holland in 1955, Maria Dermoût's novel was immediately recognized as a magical work, like nothing else Dutch—or European—literature had seen before. The Ten Thousand Things is an entranced vision of a far-off place that is as convincingly real and intimate as it is exotic, a book that is at once a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.


Author: Harold Coyle

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671885656

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6468

Trapped in Eastern Europe by a united Germany with atomic weapons, an American army--led by Lieutenant General "Big Al" Malin--must fight its way to the safety of the Baltic Sea

The March of the Ten Thousand

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681464144

Category: History

Page: 199

View: 4236

Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities.

The Ten Thousand in Thrace

An Archaeological and Historical Commentary on Xenophon's Anabasis, Books VI.iii-vi-VII

Author: Jan P. Stronk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greece

Page: 356

View: 2926

Since the Anabasis has been in continuous use as one of the main books for the introduction into classical Greek, it is surprising that there are virtually no historical and/or archaeological commentaries to the text. Much of the training of students of the ancient world is focused on Greece and Rome and other 'Hochkulturen'. In Books VI.iii-vi and VII of the Anabasis the classical tradi-tion illuminates one of the 'Randkulturen', that of the Thracians. This part of the Anabasis forms a 'time-exposure' of an important part of Thrace in 400-399. Impor-tant developments, both for Thrace and for the Greek world, took place in this period and were described by an eyewitness. The commentary is preceded by two introductory chapters, one on the army of the 'Ten Thousand' and one on Thrace. These have been inserted because neither armies nor Thrace normally feature in the classical student's curriculum.

Among the Ten Thousand Things

A Novel

Author: Julia Pierpont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812995236

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7959

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND THE HUFFINGTON POST • Features an exclusive conversation between Julia Pierpont and Lena Dunham For fans of Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, Lorrie Moore, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Among the Ten Thousand Things is a dazzling first novel, a portrait of an American family on the cusp of irrevocable change, and a startlingly original story of love and time lost. Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn’t mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s. With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can’t possibly understand. Writing with extraordinary precision, humor, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life—their brittleness, and their resilience. Praise for Among the Ten Thousand Things “A luscious, smart summer novel . . . by a blazingly talented young author.”—The New York Times Book Review “This book is one of the funniest, and most emotionally honest, I’ve read in a long time.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Obsessively compelling . . . emotionally sophisticated . . . Among the Ten Thousand Things rises above [other novels] for its imagined structure, sentence-by-sentence punch, and pure humanity.”—Vanity Fair “Gripping . . . Pierpont brings this family of four to life in sharply observed detail. . . . An acute observer of social comedy, Ms. Pierpont has a keen eye for the absurd.”—The Wall Street Journal “Pierpont’s language is heart-stopping. . . . Between Pierpont’s literary finesse and her captivating characters, [Among the Ten Thousand Things] reads like a page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly (grade: A) “A twisty, gripping story—that packs an emotional wallop.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “There are going to be as many ingenious twists and turns in this literary novel as there are in a top-notch work of suspense like Gone Girl.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “Tender, delicately perceptive . . . Pierpont’s voice is wry and confident, and she is a fine anthropologist of New York life.”—The Washington Post “Pierpont displays a precocious gift for language and observation. . . . She captures the minutiae of loneliness that pushes us away from each other and sometimes brings us back.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tomb Raider The Ten Thousand Immortals

Author: Dan Abnett

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241183006

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7075

The new Tomb Raider novel will broaden the world and enriches the storyline re-introduced in the highly successful Tomb Raider video game. The first novel in a trilogy will continue the exploration of Lara Croft's origins as the "Tomb Raider," featuring an entirely new, fast-paced adventure.

The Retreat of the Ten Thousand

Author: C. Witt

Publisher: Home Farm Books

ISBN: 1444638432

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 4917

This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Das Spiel der Götter (2)

Das Reich der Sieben Städte

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364108976X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8040

Ein sinfonisches Epos ohnegleichen - Fantasy einer neuen Qualität! Das malazanische Imperium ist bis ins Mark erschüttert, doch Imperatrix Laseen sucht ihre Macht mit einer Säuberungswelle im Adel zu festigen. Da braut sich neues Unheil zusammen. Denn in der heiligen Wüste Raraku sammelt die Seherin Sha'ik ein Herr der Unzufriedenen, die nur darauf warten, die verhassten malazanischen Eroberer zu vertreiben.

The Long March

Xenophon and the Ten Thousand

Author: Robin Lane Fox,Robin Fox Lane

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780300104035

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 1436

From the spring of 401 to the spring of 399 BC, Ten thousand' Greek mercenaries marched through western Asia on a mission to defeat the Persian king Artaxerxes II to make way for the Persian prince Cyrus. An account of the army on the move and the lives of the soldiers who were part of the campaign are told in Xenophon's Anabasis .