By Rachel Kramer Bussel
By Cynthia Reeser
By Rachel Kramer Bussel
By Sabine Brenner-Wilczek
Das unterhaltsamste Lesebuch zur Stadt
Ob als wohlhabende Residenzstadt, als Kunstort für Maler und Musiker oder als Zentrum des politischen Wirkens: Nach Düsseldorf kam eine Vielzahl illustrer Persönlichkeiten.
Für „Im Fuchspelz, auf der Colakiste", erschienen im Droste Verlag, hat die Leiterin des Heinrich-Heine-Instituts Sabine Brenner-Wilczek eine einmalige Auswahl stimmungsvoller Zeitdokumente von 1510 bis 2016 getroffen. Sie erzählen vom Leben in »diesem netten, reinlichen, wohlhabenden Düsseldorf« (Georg Forster 1791), beklagen die »kleine, häßliche Stadt« (Balthasar Monconys 1663) und dokumentieren den Alltag: »Überall in der Stadt, am hellichten Tag, an den Ufern der Düssel, laufen die Ratten umher, über die Straßen, in die Mülltonnen, in die Keller, durch die Trümmer« (Rolf Bongs 1945). Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy bestaunt 1834 den rheinischen Frohsinn: »Aber heut ist Kirmes, das heißt, ganz Düsseldorf trinkt Wein. Nicht als obs das nicht jeden Tag auch täte, aber es geht spazieren dabei.« Und Lore Lorentz kommt 1985 zu dem Schluss: »Man kann Düsseldorf hassen, aber einen wird guy immer lieben, den Düsseldorfer.«
Die Bandbreite der Textsorten reicht von Reisebeschreibungen, Briefen, Tagebucheinträgen, Gedichten, Essays bis hin zu Erzählungen. Fiktionale und nichtfiktionale Texte stehen ebenso bunt gemischt nebeneinander wie die unterschiedlichsten Autorinnen und Autoren: Von Albrecht Dürer und Fabio Chigi, dem späteren Papst Alexander VII., über Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Robert Schumann bis hin zu Lore Lorentz, Thomas Kling und Ingrid Bachér. Dazu kommt ein exklusiv für dieses Buch verfasster textual content von Enno Stahl.
Sabine Brenner-Wilczek lässt über 50 Literaten, Künstler und Persönlichkeiten vom sixteen. Jahrhundert bis heute zu Wort kommen und setzt so Düsseldorf ein einzigartiges literarisches Denkmal.
By Colin Channer
"Kingston Noir subverts the simplistic sunshine/reggae/spliff-smoking photo of Jamaica at virtually each turn...The assortment amply rewards the reader with a wealthy interaction of geographies and themes."
--The l. a. Times
"Kingston Noir is going darker and deeper than any before...the purest of noir, and the richest depictions of Jamaica."
--The Huffington Post
Kingston Noir is an eclectic and gritty melange of stories that sears the mind's eye . . . Kingston Noir proves its worthy as a necessary piece of West Indian literaturerich, creative, undying, and primarily, draped in unmistakable realism.”
--The Gleaner (Jamaica)
"Drop your energetically touted 'best of' Jamaica brochures and sink your the teeth into noir that bites again: the 11 depraved, wild, and unrepentant tales in Kingston Noir characteristic the abilities of eminent voices in Jamaican fiction."
"Some of those tales are mysterious, a few are elementary, yet all are darkish. There isn’t a unmarried light-hearted tale within the bunch, which falls in line completely with the noir subject. Readers pay attention, there are a few tales during this booklet that handle the darkest components of human nature: rape, torture, homicide. It’s now not for the faint of middle. although, they're all well-written and faucet into the genuine underbelly of one other culture."
"Several of the tales in Kingston Noir be successful brilliantly in reproducing the at the same time estranging and frightening results of city violence in Jamaica. and there's anything correctly unsettling concerning the ameliorations among the tales, amassed and edited by means of Colin Channer, such that the experience of being dislodged someplace puzzlingly diverse from where one started occasionally mimics the sensation of relocating via Kingston traversing this assortment as though going 'down the road,' with the entire abrupt stops, shifts, and turns that Jamaicanism implies, does provide a fashion of connecting, piece via piece, tale by means of tale, to fragments of the town tucked away in awareness and reminiscence. it's a urban hardly ever encountered in fiction; this assortment satisfies a necessity and makes one hungry for more."
--sx salon: a small awl literary platform
"There is way to be fashionable during this anthology. Technically, the normal is especially excessive all through, yet in different of the tales the writing soars."
Original tales via: Marlon James, Kwame Dawes, Patricia Powell, Colin Channer, Marcia Douglas, Leone Ross, Kei Miller, Christopher John Farley, Ian Thomson, Thomas Glave, and Chris Abani.
From Trench city to part approach Tree to Norbrook to Portmore and past, the tales of Kingston Noir shine gentle into the darkest corners of this fabled urban. becoming a member of award-winning Jamaican authors equivalent to Marlon James, Leone Ross, and Thomas Glave are "special visitor" writers without Jamaican lineage: Nigerian-born Chris Abani and British author Ian Thomson. The menacing tone that runs via a few of these tales is counterbalanced by way of the smart humor in others, comparable to Kei Miller's White Gyal with a Camera,” who softens even the toughest of August Town’s gangsters; and Mr. Brown, the personal investigator in Kwame Dawes’s tale, who explains why his girth works to his virtue: "In Jamaica a girl like an immense guy. she will see he's wealthy, and that he might be in charge." jointly, the exceptional stories in Kingston Noir include the easiest quantity of brief fiction ever to come up from the literary wellspring that's Jamaica.
By Seymour Resnick,Jeanne Pasmantier
The anthology starts with rigorously chosen passages from such medieval classics because the publication of fine Love through the Archpriest of Hita and Spain's first nice prose paintings, the tales of count number Lucanor via Juan Manuel. Works through writers of the Spanish Renaissance stick with, between them poems by means of the Marqués de Santillana and excerpts from the nice discussion novel l. a. Celestina through Fernando de Rojas.
Spain's Golden age, ca. 1550-1650, an period which produced its nice writers, is represented via the paranormal poems of St. Teresa, passages from Cervantes' Don Quixote and scenes from Tirso de Molina's The Love-Rogue, the drama that brought the nature of Don Juan to the area, besides different recognized works of the interval. A cavalcade of stirring poems, performs and prose decisions characterize Spain's infrequent literary achievements of the 18th, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The translations have been selected for his or her accuracy and constancy to the originals. one of the translators are Lord Byron, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edward FitzGerald and John Masefield. As a treasury of masterly writing, as a consultant for the coed who desires to enhance his or her language talents and as a compact survey of Spanish literature, this wonderful anthology will supply hours of enjoyment and fruitful study.
By Erika Glassen,Hülya Adak
By Lori L. Lake,Christopher Hawthorne Moss
In this fascinating assortment you will discover unforgettable tales that position lesbian and homosexual characters again into American historical past. Fourteen gifted authors have represented occasions within the historic timeline from the 1600’s Salem Witch Trials to 1970’s hijacker DB Cooper. Many stories are unique, heartwarming, and confident, yet a couple of are darkish and tragic.
The editors desire that those tales remind readers, specifically today’s adolescence, that we should have our position within the narrative of humankind.
***Authors within the Collection*** Christopher Hawthorne Moss, E.J. Kindred, Ethan Stone, Jane Cuthbertson, Jess Faraday, Jon Michaelsen, Judy M. Kerr, Kate McLachlan, Lee Lynch, Lori L. Lake, Nann Dunne, Patty Schramm, Sue Hardesty, and Victor J. Banis
Time's Rainbow: Writing Ourselves again Into American History
By Ernesto Mallo
Brand-new tales by: Inés Garland, Inés Fernández Moreno, Ariel Magnus, Alejandro Parisi, Pablo De Santis, Verónica Abdala, Alejandro Soifer, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Ernesto Mallo, Enzo Maqueira, Elsa Osorio, Leandro Ávalos Blacha, Claudia Piñeiro, and María Inés Krimer.
From the creation by way of Ernesto Mallo:
Buenos Aires: urban of contrasts, contradictions; regularly at the fringe of chaos; in love with its personal illness regardless of the crude, transitory violence, the shortcoming of legislation and order, the ubiquitously hurled insult, the thunderous growth of site visitors, and honking, hurled curses. Its population love/hate the town. within the language of the port-dwellers, irony is forex. The multimillionaires of Puerto Madero deal during this irony with as fluently because the staff within the "misery cities," that's what we name the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. This shared language comes from the mansions and the shanties which are equipped facet by way of aspect, separate by means of not anything yet a unmarried highway or railroad track--contradiction inside eyesight.
In the tales that make up this quantity we glimpse what Buenos Aires quite is: distinct issues of view, in addition to the narrative power of a urban that has reinvented itself repeatedly over. This assortment highlights the kinfolk among the social and financial classes--from their tensions, from their cruelties, and in addition from their love. Deep within, population of Buenos Aires stay this contradiction.
By Kate Forrester