Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2018-04-16
Genre: Literary Collections
Aus dem Buch: "Die notwendige Richtung aufs Extreme, als welche in philosophischen Untersuchungen die Norm der Begriffsbildung gibt, hat für eine Darstellung vom Ursprung des deutschen Barocktrauerspiels zweierlei zu besagen. Erstens weist sie die Forschung an, unbefangen die Breite des Stoffes ins Auge zu fassen. Angesichts der ohnedies nicht allzu großen Fülle der dramatischen Produktion, soll ihr Anliegen nicht darin bestehen, in ihm, wie die Literaturgeschichte mit Recht dies täte, nach Schulen der Dichter, Epochen des œuvres, Schichten der Einzelwerke zu suchen." Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) war ein deutscher Philosoph, Kulturkritiker und Übersetzer der Werke von Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire und Marcel Proust. Als undogmatisch positionierter Denker und durch die enge Freundschaft zu u. a. Theodor W. Adorno kann er zum assoziierten Wirkungskreis der Frankfurter Schule gerechnet werden.
In einer Welt, die der unseren gar nicht so unähnlich ist, hat die Eiszeit nie aufgehört. Jedes Jahr versinkt während der Wintermonate alles in Eis, Schnee und Dunkelheit. Selbst die Menschen ziehen sich zurück und halten Winterschlaf – außer die Winterkonsuln. Sie wachen über den Schlaf der Menschen, denn draußen in der Dunkelheit treiben heulende Bestien ihr Unwesen. Hier tritt der junge Charlie seine erste Arbeitsstelle an, und sie entwickelt sich schon bald zu einem Albtraum. Denn wenn Charlie diesen Winter überleben will, muss er wach bleiben. Um jeden Preis ...
Cultural Writing. Jalal Toufic is a writer, film theorist, and video artist presently living in Lebanon. His video and installation works, which include Radical Closure Artist with Bandaged Sense Organ (1997), have been shown at the San Francisco Cinematheque; the Pacific Film Archive; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; and elsewhere. He edited the special Discourse issue Gilles Deleuze: A Reason to Believe in this World. FORTHCOMING is a fascinating blend of political theory, film theory, and cross-genre writing -- an essential book for those interested in contemporary thought and culture.
Author: Hugh Collins
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Release Date: 2004-01-01
To encourage cross-border transactions in the Single Market of the European Community, the Commission has proposed general framework legislation to set general standards that forbid unfair marketing practices towards consumers, thereby increasing consumer confidence when deciding whether or not to shop abroad in the Community, either in person or through modern methods of electronic purchasing through the Internet. The essays in this volume critically examine the proposed Directive that prohibits unfair commercial practices, and in particular they consider the potential legal and economic implications of a legal duty to trade fairly in the context of general contract law, the protection of consumers, and the needs of competition policy. The distinguished authors of these essays, from Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, explain the different approaches of national legal systems to the legal regulation of marketing practices, and assess the compatibility of the proposed Directive with national law and its likely success in achieving the promotion of trade in the Single Market. About the authorHugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard. He has published extensively in the field of contract law including The Law of Contract 4th ed (London, Butterworths, 2003), and Regulating Contracts (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999).
The third edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial prepublication excerpts from forthcoming romance titles. Enjoy access to the best romance voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover new series, catch up with the latest installments from beloved series, and find great standalone titles from top romance authors. With her first book in 15 years, The Sweetest Thing, Judith McNaught is sure to excite her legions of devoted readers. Historical romance novelist Jane Feather’s first book in four years is Tempt Me With Diamonds, while Denise Hunter wraps up her Blue Ridge series with a You’ve Got Mail style meet cute in On Magnolia Lane. Shelly Laurenston charms longtime fans and new readers alike with her new Honey Badger Shifters books, and the second in the series is In A Badger Way. Time travel romance is as hot as ever and Annie Becker brings us a new dark take with the first in her Time Bridge series, Cassie. K. M. Jackson offers her take on small town romance with As Good as the First Time, the first in a new series. If you want a shot of adrenaline, turn to romantic suspense: Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose and The Memory House by Rachel Hauck. Then cozy up with The Rancher, Kate Pearce’s contemporary cowboy romance or Latinx romance author Priscilla Oliveras’ Their Perfect Melody. Alexa Martin is makes her debut with Intercepted, drawing from her own experience being married to a two-time NFL Super Bowl winner. For the best in soon-to-be-published other fiction genres, plus nonfiction, and children’s literature, be sure to read Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter or Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Fall/Winter, available now. Then be on the lookout for the next two editions of Buzz Books covering the spring/summer 2019 publishing season for both adults and young adults, available in January.
Halfling Tildi Summerbee led a typical, unexciting life, tending the house for her brothers while they managed the family farm...until she was forced to assume the identity of her recently deceased brother and accept his position as apprentice to a great wizard. Now she is on an important quest where the lessons of her apprenticeship pale in comparison to those learned in life-or-death situations. She has become the guardian of a very special book that can alter everything in existence... a race of centaurs gone with an editor's pen, a mountain range flattened with a revised rune, and life as Tildi has known it changed in the blink of an eye. Gone are her preconceptions of society and order. Gone are her trusting ways and belief in her superiors' honesty. But also gone is the shrinking violet smallfolk who masqueraded as a boy to secure an apprenticeship. Tildi has changed too, and she realizes that the fate of the world rests in her hands. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Neto, Francisco Milton Mendes
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2013-09-30
It is hard to deny the ubiquity of web technologies used for educational tools; which have provided significant breakthroughs in learning environments. These innovations have contributed to the growing approach of computer-supported education. Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning overviews the opportunities provided by new technologies, applications, and research in the areas of ubiquitous learning and how those technologies can be successfully implemented. This publication is addressed to a wide audience of researchers, students, and educators interested in a better comprehension of learning process requirements that are mediate by an assorted set of technology innovations.
Our biannual Buzz Books captures all the excitement of the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute and takes it much further. Start off a year of new reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 40 talked about Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead. Be among the first to get a taste of new fiction from major bestselling authors including Allison Pearson’s follow up to I Don’t Know How She Does It and beloved romance writer Kristan Higgins’ work of general fiction, Good Luck with That. Samples from award-winning literary authors include Chris Offutt, with his first novel in 20 years, Country Dark; Ottessa Moshfegh with My Year of Rest and Relaxation; bestselling nonfiction author Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, and Peter Swanson’s thriller All the Beautiful Lies. The new Buzz Books shines a light on 11 promising debuts. Bestselling nonfiction author Aimee Molloy’s forthcoming novel The Perfect Mother already has been optioned for film by Kerry Washington. Accomplished comic book writer Charles Soule writes a novel that is part comedy, part thriller, The Oracle Year. Other featured debut authors include Luke Allnutt, Alice Feeney, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, and Zoje Stage. Our fascinating nonfiction section is filled with memoir this time around. In The Fox Hunt, Mohammed Al Samawi describes fighting in the Yemeni Civil War before fleeing to the United States while Tessa Fontaine’s The Electric Woman is about running away to join the circus. Regular readers know that each Buzz Books collection is filled with early looks at titles that will go on to top the bestseller lists and critics' "best of the year" lists. And our comprehensive seasonal preview starts the book off with a curated overview of hundreds of notable books on the way later this year. For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Spring/Summer as well. For complete download links, lists and more, just visit buzz.publishersmarketplace.com.
The second installment of the epic Snowing Ashes Saga. Rejoin Malachi and the alliance as they discover the hidden secrets that set in motion the failure of a nation. Pull up a chair and follow the gut wrenching story full of drama, love, conspiracy and mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.