Het schooltje van Auschwitz by Mario Escobar [DUT]

Het schooltje van Auschwitz by Mario Escobar
Requirements: ePUB Reader | 284.5 Kb
Overview: "Het schooltje van Auschwitz’ van Mario Escobar is het waargebeurde verhaal van een vrouw die vrijwillig op de trein stapte en hoop bracht naar een van de donkerste plekken op aarde.
Berlijn, 1943. Als haar Roma-man en -kinderen worden weggevoerd, weigert de Duitse Helene Hannemann hen in de steek te laten en wordt ze samen met de rest van het gezin gedeporteerd naar Auschwitz. In het zigeunerkamp werkt ze als verpleegster onder de leiding van kamparts Josef Mengele, die haar opdraagt een schooltje te starten. Hoewel het niets meer is dan nazi-propaganda en een dekmantel voor Mengeles gruwelijke medische experimenten, is Helene met haar schooltje een lichtpuntje in een verder inktzwarte wereld.
Een aangrijpende Tweede Wereldoorlog-roman over de betekenis van hoop.
Genre: Non-Fiction | WWII

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Textual Awareness by Dirk Van Hulle (.AZW3)

Textual Awareness: A Genetic Study of Late Manuscripts by Joyce, Proust, and Mann by Dirk Van Hulle
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.6MB
Overview: Aware of the act of writing as a temporal process, many modernist authors preserved numerous manuscripts of their works, which themselves thematized time. Textual Awareness analyzes the writing processes in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu, and Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus and relates these to Anglo-American, French, and German theories of text. By relating theory to practice, this comparative study reveals the links between literary and textual criticism. A key issue in both textual criticism and the so-called crisis of the novel is the tension between the finished and the unfinished. After a theoretical examination of the relationship between genetic and textual criticism, Dirk Van Hulle uses the three case studies to show how "at each stage in the writing process" the text still had the potential of becoming something entirely different; how and why these geneses proceeded the way they did; how Joyce, Proust, and Mann allowed contingencies to shape their work; how these authors recycled the words of their critics in order to inoculate their works against them; how they shaped an intertextual dimension through the processing of source texts and reading notes; and how text continually generated more text. Van Hulle’s exploration of process sheds new light on the remarkable fact that so many modernist authors protected their manuscripts, implying both the authors’ urge to grasp everything and their awareness of the dangers of their encyclopedic projects. Textual Awareness offers new insights into the artificiality of the artifact "the novel" that are relevant to the study of literary modernism in general and the study of James Joyce, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Mann in particular.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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Zero by Eric Van Lustbader

Zero by Eric Van Lustbader
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 246 MB
Overview: Enter the Realm of the Ninja. Although American painter Michael Doss has been schooled in the ancient ways of the warrior, he leads a quiet life. Until the tragic death of his father ignites the warrior spirit in his blood that will not be quenched until he uncovers the secret of his father’s enigmatic life. His journey plunges him into a dangerous underworld, where he finds himself in lethal combat with a sinister Japanese organization that is bent on destroying the United States through global economic chaos. Doss is trapped. His only chance for survival is a final confrontation, face to face, with the vile assassin behind it all, Zero.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 967 MB
Overview: A sadist haunts the back alleys and sex clubs of Tokyo, picking up women, horrifically mutilating them, and leaving behind a calling card written in blood: This could be your wife. He kills fearlessly, certain the police will never catch him.
The only man who might stop this fiend is Nicholas Linnear, a martial arts expert whose childhood education in the dojos of Japan has made him one of the country’s leading practitioners of ninjutsu. But Linnear fears that his illness may have left him Shiro Ninja – stripped of his power and discipline. With the killer growing increasingly brazen, Linnear must summon all his strength and training before his own family becomes the next target.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 853 MB
Overview: Raised in Japan by a British father and a Chinese mother, young Nicholas Linnear felt at home only in the dojo, where he gave himself over to mastering ninjutsu-the ancient art of the ninja. Over years of training, he ascended to the highest ranks imaginable-until a confrontation over the very meaning of ninjutsu changed his approach to martial arts forever, sending him on a journey that would take him across the globe.
Now, after years of success in the advertising business, Linnear quits his job abruptly when he feels himself yearning for the life he led in Japan. Searching for direction, he meets a striking beauty named Justine, but just as he is beginning to fall in love, something chilling draws him back into his past: the corpse of a coworker, murdered by a Japanese throwing star. There is a ninja loose in New York City, and as the body count rises, it becomes clear that people close to Linnear are being targeted. Only he has the skill to stop a twisted killer with a personal vendetta.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Floating City by Eric Van Lustbader

Floating City by Eric Van Lustbader
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 727 MB
Overview: A ruthless American killing machine named Rock rules over a secret, blood-soaked empire of riches and murder, Floating City.
At his command is the Torch, the tool of ultimate evil that one man can destroy: Nicholas Linnear. But only when he faces the harrowing truth about the Yakuza, the Japanese criminal underworld he despises and about Koei, the woman he loved as no other, will he find the inner strength to annihilate Floating City and honor his family’s debt to the dead of the Yakuza, the Kaisho. While half a world away, his longtime friend and ex-NYPD detective Lew Croaker hunts the Kaisho’s would-be assassins, Linnear infiltrates a vast web of terror, crossing the line that divides good from evil, sensuality from death, and love from betrayal.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Shakespeare’s Comedies by Bart van Es

Shakespeare’s Comedies: A Very Short Introduction by Bart van Es
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6MB
Overview: From The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the early 1590s to The Two Noble Kinsmen at the end of his career around 1614, Shakespeare wrote at least eighteen plays that can be called ‘comedies’: a far higher number than that for any other genre in which he wrote.

So what is a Shakespearean comedy? We associate these plays with such themes as mistaken identities, happy marriages, and exuberant cross dressing, but how representative are these of the oeuvre as a whole? In this Very Short Introduction, Bart van Es explores the full range of the playwright’s comic writing, from the neat classical plotting of early works like The Comedy of Errors to the corrupt world of the so-called problem plays, written in the middle years of Shakespeare’s life. Examining Shakespeare’s influences and sources, van Es compares his plays to those of his rivals, and looks at the history of the plays in performance, from the biographies of Shakespeare’s original actors to the plays’ endless reinvention in modern stage productions and in films. Identifying the key qualities that make Shakespearean comedy distinctive, van Es traces the changing nature of Shakespeare’s comic writing over the course of a career that spanned nearly a quarter century of theatrical change.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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