´´While Weimar psychology took film screening as a metaphor for the replay of World War I trauma under hypnosis, actual movies found relentless metaphors of their own--less as group therapy than in the thrill of referred pain--for a residual war on the nerves. Where Picasso saw cubism in the jigsaw collage of World War I camouflage, Kaes sees in screen montage the jagged forms of combat aftershock. His gripping account is a work of massive historical authority and steady revelation.´´--Garrett Stewart, author of Framed Time: Toward a Postfilmic Cinema´´Siegfried Kracauer initiated the first deeply interpretive history of cinema with his work From Caligari to Hitler, in which he claimed that Weimar cinema presaged the rise of Nazism. Now, in Shell Shock Cinema, Anton Kaes offers a fully researched and equally profound work of film history by moving in the other direction, showing how the fantastic cinema of the Weimar era responded to the most explosive event of modern history--World War I. This is cinema scholarship at its most mature and also most adventuresome.´´--Tom Gunning, author of The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity´´Shell Shock Cinema is a superb book. It bristles with insights and will be widely read. Anton Kaes is the leading scholar of German film. His book rises far above the usual writing on the subject because of the very extensive knowledge he brings to bear on each of the films, and the highly acute analyses he continually offers. This is cultural scholarship at its very best.´´--Eric D. Weitz, author of Weimar Germany´´With his deep knowledge of German cultural history, Kaes traces how the ghosts of the dead of World War I--the defining trauma of modernity--haunt all major Weimar films. Shell Shock Cinema is a brilliant book about the threshold between the visible and the invisible in post-traumatic narratives, with war memory displaced into stories of madmen, vampires, mythic heroes, and science fiction. In an entirely new key, Weimar cinema reemerges as a paradigm for our post-traumatic times.´´--Andreas Huyssen, author of Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory´´Tony Kaes, an outstanding expert on the Weimar Republic, presents his masterpiece, offering a convincing alternative to Siegfried Kracauer´s famous argument. German silent cinema does not prefigure Hitler, but arises from the shell shocks of World War I.´´--Friedrich Kittler, Humboldt University of Berlin´´Forlornly a woman at the beach looks at the crosses marking the graves surrounding her. Those who return from the front haunt their homes as specters of a lost self, those who remain at home are caught in melancholia, unable to relinquish the loss they know only secondhand. An apt visual motto for these original readings of Weimar cinema, which we will never watch in quite the same way ever again.´´--Elisabeth Bronfen, author of Crossmappings: Essays on Visual Culture
The acclaimed, bestselling manga about a girl who can´t hear and the boy who bullied her, from start to finish, in a premium, collectible box set. Includes all seven volumes, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster and a replica of Shoko´s communication notebook. This emotional drama is one of the most critically-acclaimed manga of the decade, earning an Eisner nomination and accolades from teachers and the American Library Association. Years ago, Shoya Ishida led his peers in tormenting a hearing-impaired classmate, Shoko Nishimiya. When she transfers schools, Shoya finds he has gone from bully to bullied, and is left completely alone. Now Shoya struggles to redeem himself in Shoko´s eyes and to face the classmates who turned on him. An animated film adaptation from Kyoto Animation has swept the globe, arriving in US theaters in October 2017.
Selections are: 6:00 * Caught in a Web * Erotomania * Innocence Faded * Lie * Lifting Shadows off a Dream * The Mirror * Scarred * The Silent Man * Space-Dye Vest * Voices.
In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths - the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and the Wild West gangsterville that was the city of Chicago itself. The tale of a young woman who murders her departing lover and then tricks the jury into letting her off, Chicago seemed too blunt and cynical at first. Everyone agreed it was show biz at its brilliant best, yet the public still preferred A Chorus Line, with its cast of innocents and sentimental feeling. Nevertheless, the 1996 Chicago revival is now the longest-running American musical in history. As author Ethan Mordden looks back at Chicago´s various moving parts - including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical - we learn how the American theater serves as a kind of alternative news medium, a town crier warning the public about the racy, devious interior contradictions of American society. Opinionated, witty, and rich in backstage anecdotes, All That Jazz brings the American musical to life in all its artistry and excitement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012466/bk_tant_012466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A convention-defying novel by best-selling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional history professor - while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows. At 12 years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father´s job at a silent film theater in New York´s East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself - as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman´s teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox Southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and they might know something about the facts of his hidden past. Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman is a compulsively listenable, deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011910/bk_blak_011910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Germany´s premier city, Berlin, is one of the fastest growing and intriguing in Europe. This guidebook, written by experienced travel writer Damien Simonis, expertly guides you through the varied land- and cityscapes that are today´s Berlin. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid, up-to-date photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, this second edition gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to the center of the new Europe, from the historic and massive Reichstag building in the town center to the complex of museums and gardens at the former royal palace in the west at Charlottenburg. Starting with a detailed introduction to Berlin´s unique history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive volksgeist of the German people--the book then explores each of the neighborhoods that make up the city. Among the sights: the city´s grand pastoral thoroughfare in the center of town, Unter Den Linden; the Forum of Culture, home of Berlin´s concert hall and several excellent museums; the Tiergarden, the large central park that constitutes some of metropolis´s extensive green space; the quiet woods, rivers, and lakelands of Berlin´s far west; and the many world-class museums clustered on Museum Island in the east. In addition, an ´´Excursions´´ chapter steers you to the best day trips out of the city. Special features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as the story of the Berlin Wall; the city´s Jewish community; and a look at Berlin´s famous Christmas markets. The book also presents mapped, guided walks and tours through some of the city´s most fascinating areas, including a walk through Red Berlin and a drive through the Mecklenburg lake district. Experiential sidebars--such as reliving the feel of pre-war Berlin at a silent-movie theater or visiting the city´s famed museums when they´re open all night--show you details on how to immerse yourself in Berlin´s culture. In addition, a thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. Whether you´re visiting Kurfürstendamm, Berlin´s main shopping street, revisiting history in front of the Brandenburg Gate, or strolling Frederick the Great´s sumptuous palaces and gardens at Potsdam, National Geographic Traveler: Berlin has everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. The National Geographic Traveler series is aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and look to a guidebook for expert advice and insider tips from a trustworthy source. We offer ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the feel of each destination not easily found online.
Wilhelm Buschs Geschichte von Max und Moritz gehört zu den beliebtesten Bilderbüchern der Welt. Busch gilt als der Erfinder eines neuen Mediums, als der geniale Urvater des Comics. Auch seine beißenden Satiren wie ´´Die fromme Helene´´ oder ´´Plisch und Plum´´ finden bis heute ein großes Publikum.Über den einsamen Junggesellen aus Wiedensahl wird bis heute gestritten: War er Menschenfeind oder Menschenkenner?Obwohl sein gewaltiges Oeuvre gut erschlossen ist, fehlte es bisher an einer kritischen Biographie, die den Autor der Bildergeschichten genauso würdigt wie den Zeichner, Maler und Verfasser tiefschwarzer Prosatexte. Die aktuelle Biographie von Eva Weissweiler schließt diese Lücke - und lässt uns den vermeintlichen Spaßmacher aus einer Fülle unbekannter Briefe und Dokumente neu verstehen.Der Sprecher:Bastian Pastewka, Komiker, Schauspieler, Synchronsprecher, 1972 in Bochum geboren, in Bonn aufgewachsen, wurde ab 1996 mit der ´´Sat.1-Wochenshow´´ einem Millionenpublikum bekannt. Ab 2002 entwickelte er mit Olli Dittrich ein gemeinsames Bühnenprogramm, das bis 2004 in diversen Theatern und Comedy-Clubs gastierte. Für RTL drehte er die Silent-Comedy ´´Ohne Worte´´ (2003/2004) und die Reiseberichte ´´Pastewka in...´´ (2003-2005). 2005 und 2006 war er mit seiner neuen Comedy-Serie ´´Pastewka´´ bei Sat.1 zu sehen. Im Herbst 2007 startet die dritte Staffel dieses mehrfach ausgezeichneten Formats (u.a. Deutscher Fernsehpreis als beste Sitcom 2006). 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Bastian Pastewka. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/roof/000093/bk_roof_000093_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed ´´child freak,´´ she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hess. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004447/bk_adbl_004447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed ´´child freak,´´ she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.