Download e-book for iPad: "2001: A Space Odyssey" – Das Motiv der Reise in Stanley by Claudia Zimny

By Claudia Zimny

ISBN-10: 3640788788

ISBN-13: 9783640788781

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1996 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, word: 2,0, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Fachbereich three – Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften, Fach Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: "The Blue Highways: Reisen durch beide Amerika im 20. Jahrhundert", WS 1995/96, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Jeder hat schon einmal in irgendeiner shape eine Reise angetreten, sei es eine Erholungsreise, eine Abenteuerreise, eine Pilgerreise oder eine Bildungsreise. Die wachsende Tourismusbranche zeigt, dass die Zahl der Reisenden (oft zu immer exotischeren Zielen) Jahr für Jahr zunimmt. Warum birgt die Vorstellung, für eine gewisse Zeit aus dem gewohnten Umfeld auszubrechen, eine Faszination, der guy sich nur schwer entziehen kann?
Der amerikanische Regisseur Stanley Kubrick griff 1968 *das* klassische Motiv der Reise, die Odyssee, wieder auf und setze es mit seinem technology fiction movie "2001: an area Odyssey" in den modernen Kontext der Weltraumfahrt. In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll an Hand von "2001" die Darstellung der "Reise" als image für den Lebens- oder Entwicklungsweg des Menschen analysiert werden. Das Ziel der Arbeit ist, die bleibende Faszination am Thema der Reise (und zu reisen) zu ergründen, die eng verbunden ist mit dem Phänomen, dass Kubricks technological know-how fiction movie auch nach quick 30 Jahren nichts von seiner Aussagekraft eingebüßt hat.
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Timber Curtain by Frances McCue PDF

By Frances McCue

Reeling from the lack of Richard Hugo residence, the literary middle the place she labored, lived, and mourned her husband, McCue colours a chalk define right into a masterpiece. She cash the time period “timber curtain” for a display of nostalgia in entrance of change—both clear-cuts and condos. just like the Seattle skyline, poems erase and recombine right into a panorama endlessly saturated with ghosts.
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Read e-book online Nineteenth Century Gender Roles in Stephenie Meyer’s PDF

By Laura Branitsch

ISBN-10: 3668255326

ISBN-13: 9783668255326

Seminar paper from the yr 2015 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 1,3, , direction: Values and Visions in American Literature, language: English, summary: Upon its unencumber in 2005, the radical "Twilight" via Stephenie Meyer grew to become an rapid luck. The good fortune of "Twilight" is indisputable, however the cause of why it turned so well known is arguable. along with the most obvious good fortune, the sequence has gotten copious quantities of feedback from the day of its liberate, such a lot frequently from self-proclaimed feminists for the gender representations exhibited within the books and for the connection criteria set out by means of Meyer. Jost expresses his unhappiness that Meyer has created a narrative that “had the aptitude to be ‘a provocative piece of gothic fantasy’, yet then marred it during the production of unlikeable, anti-feminist characters and an anachronistic atmosphere which forces smooth readers into the approach of a prior time”.

In this essay, this connection to the above-mentioned “previous time” can be made clearer through evaluating the gender roles displayed in "Twilight" to these of the early 19th century. with a view to first achieve an realizing of how the belief of the diversities among the sexes has replaced through the previous centuries, i'll define the gender roles of the 19th century after which in brief summarize what achievements were made to erase those stereotypes in bankruptcy 2. subsequent, in bankruptcy three, the respective personalities of the 2 protagonists, Edward and Bella, will probably be individually analyzed and in comparison to the features of the best women and men within the early eighteen hundreds and hundreds. In bankruptcy four, i'm going to tackle the respective courting roles of the couple, back stating the similarities to what a wedding used to be presupposed to be like within the early 19th century.

Since the saga places an enormous emphasis at the romance among the 2 protagonists, it can be crucial to appreciate it thoroughly. the result of my analyses should still solution the query of no matter if the 2 protagonist’s personality features and their courting relatively correspond extra to early 19th century criteria than to the trendy ones. i am hoping to realize an figuring out of the way and particularly why the connection among Edward and Bella works, and look forward to finding a solution of their personality characteristics. The old context, with the intention to be mentioned within the subsequent bankruptcy, could supply me an perception into their motivations and their personalities in comparison to what was once anticipated of guys and girls within the past.
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New PDF release: The present debate about illegal immigration

By Ana Colton-Sonnenberg

ISBN-10: 3638946436

ISBN-13: 9783638946438

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2008 within the topic American experiences - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, college of Paderborn (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), direction: From melting pot to duvet: The immigration factor within the american studies-classroom, 33 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: As former U.S. President John F. Kennedy shows in his posthumously released and lately re-edited essay A kingdom of Immigrants, all voters of the USA are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. as a result, in line with the writer, immigration coverage may still swimsuit their wishes with a view to make sure the health of a rustic which relies on “the contribution of immigrants […] in each point of [its] nationwide life.” besides the fact that, with 37.4 million foreign-born citizens within the usa in 2006 , of which 9.1 million have bought criminal everlasting resident prestige in view that 1997 (1,266,264 in 2006 simply) and an expected 11.6 million are unauthorized migrants , immigration has turn into a hugely debatable topic. Fuelled by way of the Sep 11 assaults and a transforming into xenophobia within the usa, protest opposed to criminal and unlawful immigration is expanding, forcing politicians to do so. even supposing the U.S. financial system relies mostly on immigrant labour, immigration coverage is turning into harder than ever.

This paper offers with the newest felony efforts to manage unlawful immigration: the 2005 Border safeguard, Anti-terrorism, and unlawful Immigration keep watch over Act, apartment of Representatives invoice 4437 and the 2006 entire Immigration Reform Act, Senate invoice 2611 and the reactions they prompted between americans. on the way to illustrate the momentousness of the present debate approximately unauthorized migration, i'll begin with an summary of an important proof and figures together with a definition of the suggestion ‘illegal/ unauthorized (im)migrant’, the international locations of beginning and distribution of unlawful immigrants and their effect at the U.S. financial system. this may be by way of a dialogue of the H.R.4437 and S.2611 money owed and the realization to this paper.
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Download PDF by Roger Hecht: The Erie Canal Reader, 1790-1950

By Roger Hecht

ISBN-10: 0815607598

ISBN-13: 9780815607595

The Erie Canal Readerpoems, essays, travelogues, and fiction by way of significant American and British writerscaptures the colourful panorama and existence alongside the Erie Canal from its beginning within the big apple frontier, via its heyday as a passage of tradition and trade, to its current decline into disuse.

Part get together of the lads and ladies who labored its waters and half social remark, those writings by means of such figures as Basil corridor, Frances Trollope, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, and others offer first-hand observations of the canal kingdom and its position within the evolution of yank social and monetary tradition from frontier to commercial prominence. as well as depictions of canal lifestyles, the items provide glimpses of early vacationer hotels, like Trenton Falls, and observations of non secular experiments that made New York's "burned over district" a hotbed of social and political reform. additionally incorporated are works via the main admired Erie Canal writers, Walter D. Edmonds and Samuel Hopkins Adams, whose tales and novels convey a latest sensibility and perception to their reflections at the canal.

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New PDF release: A Place to Read: Life and Books

By Michael Cohen

ISBN-10: 1922120928

ISBN-13: 9781922120922

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock come upon with the continues to be of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with loss of life at the road. His matters may be as common as golf with shut acquaintances, beginner astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tricky questions on how we're grounded in house and time, how we're tormented by our names, how a fit individual can develop into a hypochondriac, and the way we would commune with the lifeless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his stories throughout the lens of six many years of examining. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small collage city, male costume behavior, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky while he's not within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the analyzing existence are a treat to learn. comfortable, own, wide-ranging, they include interesting nuggets of information and vigorous checks of hundreds and hundreds of books, in addition to a complete life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it ability to be, almost existentially, a reader.
– Christina Thompson, Editor, Harvard Review

Anyone who has pounded the pavement promoting The nice Books of the Western World in fifty four volumes and lived to inform will get my timeless recognize and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a booklet rat, no longer a e-book snob. For him, the pleasures of the ebook are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle strength plate-lunch combos in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing direction as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the lifeless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary topics.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a set of non-public retrospectives that deserve a spot within the most interesting culture of the yank essay. each one is in its personal means a touch upon the human state of affairs, filtered via a private optic that's either subtle and erudite.  a laugh, hugely own, insightful, they’ll make you smile, smirk, frown, and gasp, yet they’ll by no means bore.  I promise.
– E. A. Allen, writer of the Montclaire Mysteries
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New PDF release: Writing against the odds - the South's cultural and literary

By Julia Merkel

ISBN-10: 364012376X

ISBN-13: 9783640123766

Thesis (M.A.) from the 12 months 2008 within the topic American reviews - Literature, grade: 1,0, college of Frankfurt (Main) (IEAS), one hundred thirty five entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: “The earlier is rarely lifeless. it isn't even previous” (Faulkner 1976: 81), the attorney Gavin Stevens unforgivingly says to Temple Drake in William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun in the course of the trial opposed to her maid Nancy, who's accused of killing Temple’s baby. Temple has instructed him, “Temple Drake is useless” (ibid. eighty) to stress her allegedly replaced and superior self and to precise her selection to not take any accountability for her activities some time past. She desires to positioned every little thing that has occurred in the back of her and open a brand new bankruptcy in her lifestyles. Stevens can neither settle for nor comprehend such an angle. For him, Temple’s plan to completely go away the prior at the back of is futile and most unlikely to ever turn into fact. not anything is ever forgotten or conquer, and the prior will impression and hang-out anyone attempting to break out. The prior not just won’t yet can’t be subdued.
The ever-reappearing subject of the prior overshadowing the presence and picking out the longer term is a Southern topic par excellence. A power urge to seem again and a virtually loathing perspective towards development and the fashionable lifestyle and fast moving society are omnipresent in Southern tradition, literature, and existence. writer Allan Gurganus says approximately his adolescence and adolescence in North Carolina within the Nineteen Fifties that it used to be like starting to be up within the 19th century. The South’s previous is in its current virtually to the purpose of entire denial of the latter (see provide 105f.).
The Civil warfare and the Reconstruction period left the South economically and culturally remoted. however the battle among the States basically complete what had begun a lot previous. The Southern declare to a unique place, its feeling of ethical and cultural superiority and uniqueness, and its selected isolation have its roots as early as initially 18th century. those emotions and the necessity to domesticate and guard a undeniable form of group and person perceived as being improved simply recurred even more suitable after the shameful defeat the South suffered. the space among the North and the South deepened significantly, and shortly the extraordinary isolation and seclusion grew to become either voluntary and involuntary. The downfall and the exploitation through the period of Reconstruction left a scar that has been hurting till at the present time.
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Download e-book for kindle: Hey Rub-a-dub-dub; a Book of the Mystery and Wonder and by Dreiser,Theodore

By Dreiser,Theodore

ISBN-10: 129005441X

ISBN-13: 9781290054416

ISBN-10: 1355597110

ISBN-13: 9781355597117

not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we've not used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photos akin to pics, maps, sketches and so on we have now endeavoured to maintain the standard of those pictures, in order that they symbolize thoroughly the unique artefact. even supposing sometimes there is definite imperfections with those outdated texts, we suppose they need to be made on hand for destiny generations to enjoy.
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Download PDF by Richard Higgins,Robert D. Richardson: Thoreau and the Language of Trees

By Richard Higgins,Robert D. Richardson

ISBN-10: 0520294041

ISBN-13: 9780520294042

timber have been primary to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a author, his paintings as a naturalist, his suggestion, and his internal lifestyles. His photographs of them have been so ideal, it used to be as though he might see the sap flowing underneath their bark. whilst Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his personal shadow within the air, he was once conversing approximately himself. in brief, he spoke their language.

during this unique booklet, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to timber: his prepared conception of them, the enjoyment they gave him, the poetry he observed in them, his philosophical view of them, and the way they fed his soul. His vigorous essays express that timber have been a thread connecting all components of Thoreau’s being—heart, brain, and spirit. integrated are 100 excerpts from Thoreau’s writings approximately timber, paired with over sixty of the author’s photos. Thoreau’s phrases are as shiny now as they have been in 1890, while an English naturalist wrote that he was once strangely capable of “to look after the flashing wooded area colours in unfading light.” Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed timber have been necessary to the maintenance of the world.
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