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Life and Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Life and Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: ,
Editor: Random House
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THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION BY ROBERT CHANDLER, UPDATED AND REVISED The twentieth century War and Peace, a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia, Life and Fate is also the story of a family, the Shaposhnikovs, whose lives in the army, the gulag, a physics institute, a power station and a concentration camp are stunningly evoked, from their darkest to their most poetic moments. Judged so dangerous by the Soviet authorities that the manuscript was immediately confiscated when completed in 1960, Grossman’s masterpiece was finally smuggled into the West and published in 1980. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

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Stalingrad

Stalingrad [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Vasily Grossman
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN-10: 1681373289
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In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini meet in Salzburg where they agree on a renewed assault on the Soviet Union. Launched in the summer, the campaign soon picks up speed, as the routed Red Army is driven back to the industrial center of Stalingrad on the banks of the Volga. In the rubble of the bombed-out city, Soviet forces dig in for a last stand. The story told in Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad unfolds across the length and breadth of Russia and Europe, and its characters include mothers and daughters, husbands and brothers, generals, nurses, political activists, steelworkers, and peasants, along with Hitler and other historical figures. At the heart of the novel is the Shaposhnikov family. Even as the Germans advance, the matriarch, Alexandra Vladimirovna, refuses to leave Stalingrad. Far from the front, her eldest daughter, Ludmila, is unhappily married to the Jewish physicist Viktor Shtrum. Viktor’s research may be of crucial military importance, but he is distracted by thoughts of his mother in the Ukraine, lost behind German lines. In Stalingrad, published here for the first time in English translation, and in its celebrated sequel, Life and Fate, Grossman writes with extraordinary power and deep compassion about the disasters of war and the ruthlessness of totalitarianism, without, however, losing sight of the little things that are the daily currency of human existence or of humanity’s inextinguishable, saving attachment to nature and life. Grossman’s two-volume masterpiece can now be seen as one of the supreme accomplishments of twentieth-century literature, tender and fearless, intimate and epic.

Download or read Stalingrad book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini meet in Salzburg where they agree on a renewed assault on the Soviet Union. Launched in the summer, the campaign soon picks up speed, as the routed Red Army is driven back to the industrial center of Stalingrad on the banks of the Volga. In the rubble of the bombed-out city, Soviet forces dig in for a last stand. The story told in Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad unfolds across the length and breadth of Russia and Europe, and its characters include mothers and daughters, husbands and brothers, generals, nurses, political activists, steelworkers, and peasants, along with Hitler and other historical figures. At the heart of the novel is the Shaposhnikov family. Even as the Germans advance, the matriarch, Alexandra Vladimirovna, refuses to leave Stalingrad. Far from the front, her eldest daughter, Ludmila, is unhappily married to the Jewish physicist Viktor Shtrum. Viktor’s research may be of crucial military importance, but he is distracted by thoughts of his mother in the Ukraine, lost behind German lines. In Stalingrad, published here for the first time in English translation, and in its celebrated sequel, Life and Fate, Grossman writes with extraordinary power and deep compassion about the disasters of war and the ruthlessness of totalitarianism, without, however, losing sight of the little things that are the daily currency of human existence or of humanity’s inextinguishable, saving attachment to nature and life. Grossman’s two-volume masterpiece can now be seen as one of the supreme accomplishments of twentieth-century literature, tender and fearless, intimate and epic.


The Kindly Ones

The Kindly Ones [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jonathan Littell
Editor: Emblem Editions
ISBN-10: 1551993643
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“Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about history, morality, and art without offering any easy resolution. Written originally in French, and published now in English for the first time, The Kindly Ones has already sold to date well over a million copies in Europe. In France it won two prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, and has been compared to War and Peace and other great classics of literature.

Download or read The Kindly Ones book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). “Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about history, morality, and art without offering any easy resolution. Written originally in French, and published now in English for the first time, The Kindly Ones has already sold to date well over a million copies in Europe. In France it won two prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, and has been compared to War and Peace and other great classics of literature.


Adolphe

Adolphe [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Benjamin Constant
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN-10: 0141960345
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Adolphe is a privileged and refined young man, bored by the stupidity he perceives in the world around him. After a number of meaningless conquests, he at last encounters Ellenore, a beautiful and passionate older woman. Adolphe is enraptured and gradually wears down her resistance to his declarations of love. But as they embark on an intense and tortured affair, Ellenore gives way to a flood of emotion that only serves to repel her younger lover - yet he cannot bring himself to leave her and his procrastination can only bring tragedy. Partly inspired by Constant's own stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating psychological depiction of love that plumbs the depths of the passions, motives and inconsistencies of the human character.

Download or read Adolphe book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Adolphe is a privileged and refined young man, bored by the stupidity he perceives in the world around him. After a number of meaningless conquests, he at last encounters Ellenore, a beautiful and passionate older woman. Adolphe is enraptured and gradually wears down her resistance to his declarations of love. But as they embark on an intense and tortured affair, Ellenore gives way to a flood of emotion that only serves to repel her younger lover - yet he cannot bring himself to leave her and his procrastination can only bring tragedy. Partly inspired by Constant's own stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating psychological depiction of love that plumbs the depths of the passions, motives and inconsistencies of the human character.


Carnets de guerre

Carnets de guerre [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Antony Beevor,Vassili Grossman
Editor: Calmann-Lévy
ISBN-10: 2702167845
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La « Grande Guerre patriotique », celle qui débuta en 1941 par une déroute dans la confusion et l'incrédulité et se termina, après quatre ans de sacrifices inouïs, avec le drapeau rouge frappé de la faucille et du marteau flottant sur le toit du Reichstag, Vassili Grossman l'a vue de près. Correspondant de guerre pour Krasnaïa Zvezda, le quotidien officiel de l'Armée rouge, du début à la fin de ce conflit, il a été sur tous les fronts : la défense de Moscou, Stalingrad, bien sûr - expérience qui lui inspira son inoubliable roman Vie et Destin -, l'Ukraine, la Biélorussie, la libération des camps de la mort en Pologne, l'entrée dans Varsovie réduite au silence après l'insurrection, la chute de Berlin. Il a couché sur le papier ce qu'il appelle « la vérité impitoyable de la guerre », constituée d'anecdotes, de détails révélateurs, de propos, de gestes ou de comportements saisis sur le vif avec un regard empreint d'une profonde humanité dans cette négation de l'humanité que fut la guerre sur le front russe. Ses carnets, par leur liberté de ton et leur préférence marquée pour la vérité profonde des hommes plutôt que pour les vérités officielles, différaient sensiblement de ses dépêches publiées dans L'Étoile rouge et auraient pu valoir de gros ennuis à Grossman s'ils avaient été découverts. Aujourd'hui, l'historien Antony Beevor les sauve de l'oubli en nous en proposant des morceaux choisis reliés entre eux par des indications précieuses sur le déroulement de la guerre, le contexte politique et le cheminement personnel de Grossman, ex-communiste désenchanté, juif athée, et avant tout écrivain, c'est-à-dire chroniqueur à la fois lucide et complice de la condition humaine à une époque qui ne voulait voir que des héros et des traîtres.

Download or read Carnets de guerre book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). La « Grande Guerre patriotique », celle qui débuta en 1941 par une déroute dans la confusion et l'incrédulité et se termina, après quatre ans de sacrifices inouïs, avec le drapeau rouge frappé de la faucille et du marteau flottant sur le toit du Reichstag, Vassili Grossman l'a vue de près. Correspondant de guerre pour Krasnaïa Zvezda, le quotidien officiel de l'Armée rouge, du début à la fin de ce conflit, il a été sur tous les fronts : la défense de Moscou, Stalingrad, bien sûr - expérience qui lui inspira son inoubliable roman Vie et Destin -, l'Ukraine, la Biélorussie, la libération des camps de la mort en Pologne, l'entrée dans Varsovie réduite au silence après l'insurrection, la chute de Berlin. Il a couché sur le papier ce qu'il appelle « la vérité impitoyable de la guerre », constituée d'anecdotes, de détails révélateurs, de propos, de gestes ou de comportements saisis sur le vif avec un regard empreint d'une profonde humanité dans cette négation de l'humanité que fut la guerre sur le front russe. Ses carnets, par leur liberté de ton et leur préférence marquée pour la vérité profonde des hommes plutôt que pour les vérités officielles, différaient sensiblement de ses dépêches publiées dans L'Étoile rouge et auraient pu valoir de gros ennuis à Grossman s'ils avaient été découverts. Aujourd'hui, l'historien Antony Beevor les sauve de l'oubli en nous en proposant des morceaux choisis reliés entre eux par des indications précieuses sur le déroulement de la guerre, le contexte politique et le cheminement personnel de Grossman, ex-communiste désenchanté, juif athée, et avant tout écrivain, c'est-à-dire chroniqueur à la fois lucide et complice de la condition humaine à une époque qui ne voulait voir que des héros et des traîtres.


The Memory Book

The Memory Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Lara Avery
Editor: Poppy
ISBN-10: 0316283770
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They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.

Download or read The Memory Book book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.


Once Upon a River: A Novel

Once Upon a River: A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 9780393082005
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“A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment Weekly "Bonnie Jo Campbell has built her new novel like a modern-day craftsman from the old timbers of our national myths about loners living off the land, rugged tales as perilous as they are alluring. Without sacrificing any of its originality, this story comes bearing the saw marks of classic American literature, the rough-hewn sister of The Leatherstocking Tales, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Walden.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

Download or read Once Upon a River: A Novel book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). “A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment Weekly "Bonnie Jo Campbell has built her new novel like a modern-day craftsman from the old timbers of our national myths about loners living off the land, rugged tales as perilous as they are alluring. Without sacrificing any of its originality, this story comes bearing the saw marks of classic American literature, the rough-hewn sister of The Leatherstocking Tales, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Walden.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post


Levinas, la vie et la trace

Levinas, la vie et la trace [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Salomon Malka
Editor: JC Lattès
ISBN-10: 2709631989
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La grande biographie, attendue, sur la vie, l'oeuvre et la trace d'un des philosophes éminents du monde contemporain, penseur de l'Autre et refondateur de l'éthique, dont l'influence planétaire ne cesse de croître depuis son décès en 1995. Elève pendant trois décennies d'Emmanuel Lévinas, Salomon Malka aura consacré cinq années à cette enquête sans précédent. Une enquête qui court de Vilnius, la « Jérusalem de l'Est », au Paris d'avant-guerre, des séminaires de Davos à ceux de Louvain, des lambris du Vatican aux rues de Tel-Aviv, des couloirs de l'ENIO, l'école israélite, aux amphithéâtres de la Sorbonne. Une enquête qui met en perspective les amitiés (Maurice Blanchot, Jean Wahl), les transmissions (M. Chouchani), les influences (Rosenzweig, Husserl, Heidegger), les dialogues (Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Jean Paul II). Une enquête qui embrasse la vie personnelle, de l'enfance aux années de camp, du travail solitaire à la reconnaissance universelle, en laissant parler famille, amis, collègues, étudiants. Cette biographie unique, menée à la double et constante lumière du talmudiste et de la figure socratique que fut Emmanuel Lévinas, est aussi une fascinante traversée du xxe siècle. Ecrivain, journaliste, Salomon Malka dirige la rédaction de RCJ. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs livres dont Lire Lévinas, M. Chouchani, et Jésus rendu aux siens.

Download or read Levinas, la vie et la trace book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). La grande biographie, attendue, sur la vie, l'oeuvre et la trace d'un des philosophes éminents du monde contemporain, penseur de l'Autre et refondateur de l'éthique, dont l'influence planétaire ne cesse de croître depuis son décès en 1995. Elève pendant trois décennies d'Emmanuel Lévinas, Salomon Malka aura consacré cinq années à cette enquête sans précédent. Une enquête qui court de Vilnius, la « Jérusalem de l'Est », au Paris d'avant-guerre, des séminaires de Davos à ceux de Louvain, des lambris du Vatican aux rues de Tel-Aviv, des couloirs de l'ENIO, l'école israélite, aux amphithéâtres de la Sorbonne. Une enquête qui met en perspective les amitiés (Maurice Blanchot, Jean Wahl), les transmissions (M. Chouchani), les influences (Rosenzweig, Husserl, Heidegger), les dialogues (Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Jean Paul II). Une enquête qui embrasse la vie personnelle, de l'enfance aux années de camp, du travail solitaire à la reconnaissance universelle, en laissant parler famille, amis, collègues, étudiants. Cette biographie unique, menée à la double et constante lumière du talmudiste et de la figure socratique que fut Emmanuel Lévinas, est aussi une fascinante traversée du xxe siècle. Ecrivain, journaliste, Salomon Malka dirige la rédaction de RCJ. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs livres dont Lire Lévinas, M. Chouchani, et Jésus rendu aux siens.


The Red Prince

The Red Prince [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Timothy Snyder
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN-10: 0465012477
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Wilhelm Von Habsburg wore the uniform of the Austrian officer, the court regalia of a Habsburg archduke, the simple suit of a Parisian exile, the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, every so often, a dress. He could handle a saber, a pistol, a rudder, or a golf club; he handled women by necessity and men for pleasure. He spoke the Italian of his archduchess mother, the German of his archduke father, the English of his British royal friends, the Polish of the country his father wished to rule, and the Ukrainian of the land Wilhelm wished to rule himself. In this exhilarating narrative history, prize-winning historian Timothy D. Snyder offers an indelible portrait of an aristocrat whose life personifies the wrenching upheavals of the first half of the twentieth century, as the rule of empire gave way to the new politics of nationalism. Coming of age during the First World War, Wilhelm repudiated his family to fight alongside Ukrainian peasants in hopes that he would become their king. When this dream collapsed he became, by turns, an ally of German imperialists, a notorious French lover, an angry Austrian monarchist, a calm opponent of Hitler, and a British spy against Stalin. Played out in Europe's glittering capitals and bloody battlefields, in extravagant ski resorts and dank prison cells, The Red Prince captures an extraordinary moment in the history of Europe, in which the old order of the past was giving way to an undefined future-and in which everything, including identity itself, seemed up for grabs.

Download or read The Red Prince book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Wilhelm Von Habsburg wore the uniform of the Austrian officer, the court regalia of a Habsburg archduke, the simple suit of a Parisian exile, the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, every so often, a dress. He could handle a saber, a pistol, a rudder, or a golf club; he handled women by necessity and men for pleasure. He spoke the Italian of his archduchess mother, the German of his archduke father, the English of his British royal friends, the Polish of the country his father wished to rule, and the Ukrainian of the land Wilhelm wished to rule himself. In this exhilarating narrative history, prize-winning historian Timothy D. Snyder offers an indelible portrait of an aristocrat whose life personifies the wrenching upheavals of the first half of the twentieth century, as the rule of empire gave way to the new politics of nationalism. Coming of age during the First World War, Wilhelm repudiated his family to fight alongside Ukrainian peasants in hopes that he would become their king. When this dream collapsed he became, by turns, an ally of German imperialists, a notorious French lover, an angry Austrian monarchist, a calm opponent of Hitler, and a British spy against Stalin. Played out in Europe's glittering capitals and bloody battlefields, in extravagant ski resorts and dank prison cells, The Red Prince captures an extraordinary moment in the history of Europe, in which the old order of the past was giving way to an undefined future-and in which everything, including identity itself, seemed up for grabs.


The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: BookRix
ISBN-10: 3736801645
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The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.

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Problems Unique to the Holocaust

Problems Unique to the Holocaust [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Harry James Cargas
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN-10: 0813143640
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Victims of the Holocaust were faced with moral dilemmas for which no one could prepare. Yet many of the life-and-death situations forced upon them required immediate actions and nearly impossible choices. In Problems Unique to the Holocaust, today's leading Holocaust scholars examine the difficult questions surrounding this terrible chapter in world history. Is it ever legitimate to betray others to save yourself? If a group of Jews is hiding behind a wall and a baby begins to cry, should an adult smother the child to protect the safety of the others? How guilty are the bystanders who saw what was happening but did nothing to aid the victims of persecution? In addition to these questions, one contributor considers whether commentators can be objective in analyzing the Holocaust or if this is a topic to be left only to Jews. In the final essay, another scholar assesses the challenge of ethics in a post-Holocaust world. This singular collection of essays, which closes with a meditation on Daniel Goldhagen's controversial book Hitler's Willing Executioners, asks bold questions and encourages readers to look at the tragedy of the Holocaust in a new light.

Download or read Problems Unique to the Holocaust book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Victims of the Holocaust were faced with moral dilemmas for which no one could prepare. Yet many of the life-and-death situations forced upon them required immediate actions and nearly impossible choices. In Problems Unique to the Holocaust, today's leading Holocaust scholars examine the difficult questions surrounding this terrible chapter in world history. Is it ever legitimate to betray others to save yourself? If a group of Jews is hiding behind a wall and a baby begins to cry, should an adult smother the child to protect the safety of the others? How guilty are the bystanders who saw what was happening but did nothing to aid the victims of persecution? In addition to these questions, one contributor considers whether commentators can be objective in analyzing the Holocaust or if this is a topic to be left only to Jews. In the final essay, another scholar assesses the challenge of ethics in a post-Holocaust world. This singular collection of essays, which closes with a meditation on Daniel Goldhagen's controversial book Hitler's Willing Executioners, asks bold questions and encourages readers to look at the tragedy of the Holocaust in a new light.


The Book of Ivy

The Book of Ivy [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Amy Engel
Editor: Entangled: Teen
ISBN-10: 1622664663
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Discover the New York Times bestseller that SLJ called “A fantastic plot that makes readers think about the blurred lines between right and wrong.” After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Book of Ivy Book #2 The Revolution of Ivy

Download or read The Book of Ivy book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Discover the New York Times bestseller that SLJ called “A fantastic plot that makes readers think about the blurred lines between right and wrong.” After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Book of Ivy Book #2 The Revolution of Ivy


The Thing About December

The Thing About December [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Donal Ryan
Editor: Random House
ISBN-10: 1448154049
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From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'A force of nature ... a life-enhancing talent' Sebastian Barry While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is. Donal Ryan’s award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation. 'His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating' Anne Enright 'Compelling and heartbreaking . . beautiful, yet simple and utterly convincing' Sunday Times

Download or read The Thing About December book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea 'A force of nature ... a life-enhancing talent' Sebastian Barry While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is. Donal Ryan’s award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation. 'His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating' Anne Enright 'Compelling and heartbreaking . . beautiful, yet simple and utterly convincing' Sunday Times


Perfume

Perfume [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Patrick Suskind
Editor: Vintage
ISBN-10: 0804152977
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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

Download or read Perfume book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.


Littérature, Histoire et politique au XXe siècle

Littérature, Histoire et politique au XXe siècle [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Vincent Ferré
Editor: Iggybook
ISBN-10: 2304033539
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Depuis quarante ans, Jean-Pierre Morel est celui qui s'est le plus directement attaché à faire pleinement perdurer une recherche portant sur les relations entre la littérature et l'histoire, en leur associant la politique - longtemps bannie des études littéraires - dans une démarche comparatiste interrogeant l'esthétique et la modernité. Les 21 textes publiés ici, de collègues de longue date ou de jeunes chercheurs qu'il a constamment encouragés, entrent en dialogue avec une oeuvre de traducteur et de critique qui a fait connaître au public francophone des auteurs anglo-saxons, allemands et russes comme Brecht, Heiner Müller, Kafka ou John Dos Passos, aux côtés d'écrivains moins connus.

Download or read Littérature, Histoire et politique au XXe siècle book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Depuis quarante ans, Jean-Pierre Morel est celui qui s'est le plus directement attaché à faire pleinement perdurer une recherche portant sur les relations entre la littérature et l'histoire, en leur associant la politique - longtemps bannie des études littéraires - dans une démarche comparatiste interrogeant l'esthétique et la modernité. Les 21 textes publiés ici, de collègues de longue date ou de jeunes chercheurs qu'il a constamment encouragés, entrent en dialogue avec une oeuvre de traducteur et de critique qui a fait connaître au public francophone des auteurs anglo-saxons, allemands et russes comme Brecht, Heiner Müller, Kafka ou John Dos Passos, aux côtés d'écrivains moins connus.


Game Over?

Game Over? [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Christophe Chalamet,Andreas Dettwiler,Mariel Mazzocco,Ghislain Waterlot
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN-10: 3110521415
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Game Over? by Christophe Chalamet,Andreas Dettwiler,Mariel Mazzocco,Ghislain Waterlot Book Summary:

Modern science informs us about the end of the universe: "game over" is the message which lies ahead of our world. Christian theology, on the other hand, sees in the end not the cessation of all life, but rather an invitation to play again, in God's presence. Is there a way to articulate together such vastly different claims? Eschatology is a theological topic which merits being considered from several different angles. This book seeks to do this by gathering contributions from esteemed and fresh voices from the fields of biblical exegesis, history, systematic theology, philosophy, and ethics. How can we make sense, today, of Jesus' (and the New Testament's) eschatological message? How did he, his early disciples, and the Christian tradition, envision the "end" of the world? Is there a way for us to articulate together what modern science tells us about the end of the universe with the biblical and Christian claims about God who judges and who will wipe every tear? Eschatology has been at the heart of Christian theology for 100 years in the West. What should we do with this legacy? Are there ways to move our reflection forward, in our century? Scholars and other interested readers will find here a wealth of insights.

Download or read Game Over? book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Modern science informs us about the end of the universe: "game over" is the message which lies ahead of our world. Christian theology, on the other hand, sees in the end not the cessation of all life, but rather an invitation to play again, in God's presence. Is there a way to articulate together such vastly different claims? Eschatology is a theological topic which merits being considered from several different angles. This book seeks to do this by gathering contributions from esteemed and fresh voices from the fields of biblical exegesis, history, systematic theology, philosophy, and ethics. How can we make sense, today, of Jesus' (and the New Testament's) eschatological message? How did he, his early disciples, and the Christian tradition, envision the "end" of the world? Is there a way for us to articulate together what modern science tells us about the end of the universe with the biblical and Christian claims about God who judges and who will wipe every tear? Eschatology has been at the heart of Christian theology for 100 years in the West. What should we do with this legacy? Are there ways to move our reflection forward, in our century? Scholars and other interested readers will find here a wealth of insights.


The Queen of Paris

The Queen of Paris [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Pamela Binnings Ewen
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
ISBN-10: 1982546948
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Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style—the iconic little black dress—and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation in Paris in the midst of WWII—as discovered in recently unearthed wartime files. Coco Chanel could be cheerful, lighthearted, and generous; she also could be ruthless, manipulative, even cruel. Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich’s High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, Chanel wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the United States with the confidential formula for Chanel No. 5. Distrustful of his intentions to set up production on the outskirts of New York City, Chanel fights to seize ownership. The House of Chanel shall not fall. While Chanel struggles to keep her livelihood intact, Paris sinks under the iron fist of German rule. Chanel—a woman made of sparkling granite—will do anything to survive. She will even agree to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect her darkest secrets. When she is covertly recruited by Germany to spy for the Reich, she becomes Agent F-7124, code name: Westminster. But why? And to what lengths will she go to keep her stormy past from haunting her future?

Download or read The Queen of Paris book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style—the iconic little black dress—and famed for her intoxicating perfume Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris, the new novel from award-winning author Pamela Binnings Ewen, vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation in Paris in the midst of WWII—as discovered in recently unearthed wartime files. Coco Chanel could be cheerful, lighthearted, and generous; she also could be ruthless, manipulative, even cruel. Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich’s High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, Chanel wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the United States with the confidential formula for Chanel No. 5. Distrustful of his intentions to set up production on the outskirts of New York City, Chanel fights to seize ownership. The House of Chanel shall not fall. While Chanel struggles to keep her livelihood intact, Paris sinks under the iron fist of German rule. Chanel—a woman made of sparkling granite—will do anything to survive. She will even agree to collaborate with the Nazis in order to protect her darkest secrets. When she is covertly recruited by Germany to spy for the Reich, she becomes Agent F-7124, code name: Westminster. But why? And to what lengths will she go to keep her stormy past from haunting her future?


Les bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell

Les bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Murielle Lucie Clément
Editor: Open Book Publishers
ISBN-10: 1906924228
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Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones), caused a literary sensation in 2006. Described as “deliberately repellent” by The New York Times, Jonathan Littel’s novel tells the story of World War II through the eyes of former SS officer Maximilien Aue. This is the first academic study of this controversial, best-selling work. Twenty-one leading scholars discuss the aesthetics, themes and characters of the novel, as well as formal aspects of Littel’s writing. They tackle ideas surrounding parricide, genocide, ant-Semitism and the Holocaust as well as LIttel’s portrayal of both historical and fictional characters. The collection offers a deeply varied range of approaches to Littel’s work and is essential reading for anyone interested in representations of World War II, the Holocaust and contemporary French literature.

Download or read Les bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones), caused a literary sensation in 2006. Described as “deliberately repellent” by The New York Times, Jonathan Littel’s novel tells the story of World War II through the eyes of former SS officer Maximilien Aue. This is the first academic study of this controversial, best-selling work. Twenty-one leading scholars discuss the aesthetics, themes and characters of the novel, as well as formal aspects of Littel’s writing. They tackle ideas surrounding parricide, genocide, ant-Semitism and the Holocaust as well as LIttel’s portrayal of both historical and fictional characters. The collection offers a deeply varied range of approaches to Littel’s work and is essential reading for anyone interested in representations of World War II, the Holocaust and contemporary French literature.


A Theory of Literary Production

A Theory of Literary Production [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Pierre Macherey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1136805001
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Who is more important: the reader, or the writer? Originally published in French in 1966, Pierre Machereys first and most famous work, A Theory of Literary Production dared to challenge perceived wisdom, and quickly established him as a pivotal figure in literary theory. The reissue of this work as a Routledge Classic brings some radical ideas to

Download or read A Theory of Literary Production book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Who is more important: the reader, or the writer? Originally published in French in 1966, Pierre Machereys first and most famous work, A Theory of Literary Production dared to challenge perceived wisdom, and quickly established him as a pivotal figure in literary theory. The reissue of this work as a Routledge Classic brings some radical ideas to


Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Raphaelle Giordano
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 0525535616
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THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...

Download or read Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...