The Periodic Table

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 0141185147
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Authors, Italian

In these haunting reflections, Primo Levi, a chemist by training, takes the elements of the periodic table as his inspiration. He ranges from young love to political savagery; from the inert gas argon - and 'inert' relatives like the uncle who stayed in bed for twenty-two years - to life-giving car bon. 'Iron' honours the mountain-climbing resistance hero who put iron in Levi's student soul, 'Cerium' recalls the improvised cigarette lighters which saved his life in Auschwitz, while 'Vanadium' describes an eerie post-war correspondence with the man who had been his 'boss' there.

The Survivor

Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241339435
Release Date: 2018-05-31
Genre: Poetry

'Back, away from here, drowned people, go. I haven't stolen anyone's place' A selection of poetry from the author of If this is a Man and The Periodic Table. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Here There and Everywhere

Author: Robin Richardson
Publisher: Trentham Books
ISBN: 1858563437
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

At the heart of this book is an exploration of each subject or curriculum area--the general principles, notes on practice and opportunities, and questions for review and development. Students at a rural secondary school set up a Web site in collaboration with students at a multiethnic school some 25 miles away. They wanted to explore differences and similarities between their schools and to share reports and reflections about the projects they were doing jointly. They called the site Here, There and Everywhere, after the Beatles' song. The title also captures the spirit and concerns of this handbook exploring how schools can combat racism and how issues of belonging, identity, and equality can be here, there, and everywhere in every school. A piece of forum theatre, Sticks, Stones and Macpherson, introduces the book. The overarching themes and big ideas that should permeate every curriculum subject and all aspects of the hidden curriculum in the school are discussed. The discussions and examples are consistent with, but frequently go further than, statutory requirements and expectations. Training exercises and materials for staff discussion provide guidance on dealing with racist incidents and, finally, threads from the book are drawn together to support the creation and development of formal school policies. The book draws extensively on work developed in Derbyshire. It has been compiled and edited for Derbyshire Advisory and Inspection Service by Robin Richardson, a director of the Insted consultancy. He and Insted colleague Angela Wood are the authors of The Achievement of British Pakistani Learners.

Romanische Sprachwissenschaft

Author: Christoph Gabriel
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825247072
Release Date: 2017-01-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Dieses Buch bietet eine auf das Wesentliche konzentrierte Grundlage für Einführungskurse in die romanische Sprachwissenschaft sowie für Einführungen in die Sprachwissenschaft des Französischen, Italienischen oder Spanischen im Rahmen des Lehramtsstudiums. Es liefert gesichertes Basiswissen zu allen Bereichen der Sprachwissenschaft. - für alle romanistischen Studiengänge - didaktischer Aufbau - kompakte Lernmodule

Magic Universe

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191622359
Release Date: 2005-10-13
Genre: Science

This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science, from transgenic crops to quantum tangles. Written by one of the most experienced and well-known names in science writing, it is also assuredly reliable science. Although arranged for convenience and quick reference as a collection of topics in alphabetical order, it is very different from any conventional encyclopedia. Each topic tells a story, making the book eminently browsable. Packed with information, yet carrying its immense learning lightly, this is a book that would appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in how the world works.

Forschungen eines Hundes

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: BoD E-Short
ISBN: 9783734744785
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: Fiction

"Forschungen eines Hundes" ist eine 1922 entstandene, breit angelegte Erzählung mit Fabelcharakter von Franz Kafka, die postum veröffentlicht wurde. Wie der Titel (von Max Brod) aussagt, geht es um die Erkenntnissuche eines Hundes. Diese ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil sie grundlegende Fakten, nämlich die Existenz von Menschen, nicht erkennen kann.

Grashalme

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026808732
Release Date: 2014-03-29
Genre:


Und die Eselin sah den Engel

Author: Nick Cave
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641146245
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Fiction

Gott hab ihn selig Euchrid Eucrow ist das Produkt mehrerer Generationen von Inzucht. Seine Mutter ist eine Säuferin und sein Vater ein wortkarger Fallensteller. Wortlos wächst er in einem fundamentalistischen Südstaatenkaff auf, welches von einer eigenartigen Sekte und vom Anbau von Zuckerrohr lebt. Euchrid wird von den Städtern gejagt und misshandelt. Nur die Hobos des Ortes stehen noch unter ihm. Getrieben von sozialer Isolation, flüchtet er sich in Wahnvorstellungen und kreiert seine eigene Welt.

Primo Levi

Author: Ian Thomson
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781466866065
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Primo Levi, author of Survival in Auschwitz and The Periodic Table, wrote books that have been called the essential works of humankind. Yet he lived an unremarkable existence, remaining until his death in the house in which he'd been born; managing a paint and varnish factory for thirty years; and tending his invalid mother to the last. Now, in a matchless account, Ian Thomson unravels the strands of a life as improbable as it was influential, the story of the most modest of men who became a universal touchstone of conscience and humanism. Drawing on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence, Thomson reconstructs the world of Levi's youth--the rhythms of Jewish life in Turin during the Mussolini years--as well as his experience in Auschwitz and difficult reintegration into postwar Italy. Thomson presents Levi in all his facets: his fondness for Louis Armstrong and fast cars, his insomnia and many near-catastrophic work accidents. Finally, he explores the controversy and isolation of Levi's later years, along with the increasing tensions in his life--between his private anguish and gift for friendship; his severe bouts of depression and passion for life and ideas; his pervasive dread and reasoned, pragmatic ethic. Praised in Britain as "the best sort of history" and "a model of its kind," Primo Levi: A Life is certain to take its place as the standard biography and a necessary companion to the works themselves.

Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Author: Sloan Wilson
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832187064
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.