By Peter Mendelssohn
Peter de Mendelssohn breitet mit großem schriftstellerischem Können die Ergebnisse seiner langjährigen phantasievollen Forschungsarbeit vor dem Leser aus. Aus dem Konkreten, dem sorgsam erschlossenen Faktischen gewinnt der Biograph das vollständige und faszinierende Bild des Menschen, des Künstlers Thomas Mann in den Spannungsfeldern seiner Epoche. Er zeigt ein deutsches Schicksal. Nichts in dieser Biographie bleibt vage; alles ist beweiskräftig dokumentiert. Nichts wird bloß »abgehandelt«, alles wird erzählt. Der Bericht wird zum Roman, der Biograph erweist sich als großer Epiker.
Band 1: 1875 bis 1905
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By Berniece Kroll
By Kaitlin Solimine
In the mid-1990s, an American youngster, named Lao ok in chinese language, stands on Coal Hill, a park in Beijing, a loop of rope in her hand. Will she support her chinese language homestay mom, Li-Ming, who's death of melanoma, in finishing her lifestyles, or will she opt for one other course? two decades later, Lao okay gets a e-book written through Li-Ming referred to as "Empire of Glass," a story that chronicles the lives of Li-Ming and her husband, Wang, in pre and post-revolutionary China over the past half the 20 th century. Lao okay starts off translating the tale, which turns into the unconventional we're interpreting. yet, as translator, how can Lao ok separate truth from fiction, and what is going to her position be within the book's ultimate chapter?
A grand, experimental epic--Lao K's tale is advised in footnotes that run in the course of the book--that chronicles the seismic adjustments in China during the last part century in the course of the lens of 1 family's studies, Empire of Glass is an research into the workings of human reminiscence and the veracity of oral heritage that pushes the bounds of language and shape in beautiful and unforgettable ways.
Kaitlin Solimine has been a Fulbright Fellow in China, and has bought numerous scholarships, awards, and residencies for her writing, together with the 2012 Dzanc Books/Disquiet foreign Literary application award for an previous draft of Empire of Glass, judged by way of Colson Whitehead. Her fiction has been released in Guernica, Kartika Review, and various anthologies. Kaitlin is co-founder of Hippo Reads, a community connecting educational insights and students to the broader public. She is living in San Francisco together with her husband and daughter, the place she used to be a 2016 SF Grotto Writing Fellow and is affiliate manufacturer of the childbirth documentary, Of lady Born.
By Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Im Jahre 1783 lockte eine gewisse Jeanne de los angeles Motte-Valois den Pariser Hofjuwelieren ein Diamanthalsband im Werte von mehr als einer Million unter dem Vorwand ab, sie solle es für die Königin Marie-Antoinette erwerben. Tatsächlich aber zerlegten die Betrügerin und ihre Helfershelfer das Halsband, verkauften die Steine und verschwendeten den Erlös. Die Betrugsaffäre, in die die größten Namen Frankreichs verwickelt waren, erregte einen ungeheuren Skandal; der sich anschließende Prozeß erschütterte die Gesellschaft am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution.
Alexander Lernet-Holenia ist den Ereignissen und den vielfältigen menschlichen Beziehungen mit subtiler Kunst und historischem Sinn nachgegangen.
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By Micheal Andrisano
It have been raining: torrential, depressing, chilly rainy rain for the final 4 months. It appeared as though the rain was once by no means going to finish. He had already misplaced his condo, his vegetation within the fields, and his farm animals as he watched all of it wash away at some point correct sooner than he himself was once rescued. not anyone may perhaps work out why God was once punishing everyone.
But God has not anything to do with it. An American corporation, HT Wetco, quietly reaps the rewards from their life-changing enterprise: cloud seeding. Bob Thurston, prior CEO of HT Wetco, is familiar with that international locations could be terrorized from the sky – switch in a single international jet movement could cause havoc worldwide, that populations may be delivered to their knees with snow and rain ruining nutrients offers. yet now a person has stuck directly to how his expertise is getting used, and Bob isn’t keen to face via and allow his life’s paintings be destroyed. he'll cease at not anything to ensure that his venture is safe.
Bob attracts a various solid of characters into his web of intrigue – together with Gunter, a German murderer who starts to suspect that every one isn't because it turns out; Pete Winslow, a former eco-friendly Beret whose erroneous loyalty to Bob comes from his personal blighted early life; and Juan and Clara, who're decided to show Bob at any cost.
Rooted in genuine suggestions for influencing climate, Operation Seeding deftly explores how greed and corruption can make the most and ruin an in a different way benign strength of Nature. This compelling page-turner will switch how you take into consideration what fairly is going on backstage of world politics.
By TJ Turner
"Perfect interpreting for fanatics of alternate-history adventures." —Booklist
Land of Wolves reveals Joseph Foster with Molly as they settle right into a new-found lifestyles within the hills of Tennessee. yet Abraham Lincoln's former bodyguard, the guy who stored the President's existence, can't break out the Consortium as they arrive roaring again, killing his mom, abducting his daughter—all to coerce his Congressional testimony on their behalf.
Instead, Joseph and Molly strike the Consortium of their personal refuge of recent York urban. In a Bonnie and Clyde-like twist, they rob from the Consortium to attract out their leader—General Dorsey. however the hidden plan unearths greater than they counted on, exposing the genuine purpose to scouse borrow the Black Hills and the gold beneath from the Lakota Sioux. Land of Wolves traverses the yank panorama, the place just a complete reconciliation with Joseph's local historical past and a solid of characters ripped from history—including Lincoln—can deliver actual peace and prevent normal Dorsey and the evil business Consortium.
By James Ridler
By Heimito Doderer
By Jonathan Evison,J. Ryan Stradal
The 10th Anniversary version, now with a brand new author's advent and a foreword via J. Ryan Stadal
Weakness has consistently been a priority for William Miller: transforming into up vegetarian in a kinfolk of bodybuilders will do this to anyone. yet William is extra weakened by way of the demise of his mom, the coming of a brand new step-mother, and his irrepressible weigh down on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her personal demanding situations, William watches his existence shift into tumult and melancholy. as soon as Lulu departs for school, Will is going into the area to discover himself — researching Western philosophy, a merciless relationship international, enduring friendship, and, eventually, his actual calling. Emboldened by means of his flip as a late-night radio character, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weak spot he’d lengthy needed to flee. This debut novel explores the basic distinction among the place we come from — and the never-ending probabilities of the place we may perhaps go.
I first learn All approximately Lulu nearly a decade in the past, and also you be aware of what? it is nonetheless as audaciously outstanding because it used to be on first learn, plumbing the depths of the tough rhapsody of obsessive love, the soreness of feeling varied, and the deep excitement of ultimately understanding who you actually are, and who you must be. Devastatingly guaranteed, wickedly humorous, and sublimely relocating, All approximately Lulu proves that Evison, so rightfully acclaimed, had that spark of genius correct from the beginning. — Caroline Leavitt, manhattan instances Bestselling writer of Cruel attractive World
By Ennore Fancellu