Buddenbrooks

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307780953
Format: PDF
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A Major Literary Event: a brilliant new translation of Thomas Mann's first great novel, one of the two for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929. Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1900, when Mann was only twenty-five, has become a classic of modem literature -- the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany. With consummate skill, Mann draws a rounded picture of middle-class life: births and christenings; marriages, divorces, and deaths; successes and failures. These commonplace occurrences, intrinsically the same, vary slightly as they recur in each succeeding generation. Yet as the Buddenbrooks family eventually succumbs to the seductions of modernity -- seductions that are at variance with its own traditions -- its downfall becomes certain. In immensity of scope, richness of detail, and fullness of humanity, Buddenbrooks surpasses all other modem family chronicles; it has, indeed, proved a model for most of them. Judged as the greatest of Mann's novels by some critics, it is ranked as among the greatest by all. Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929. From the Hardcover edition.

Building a Global Bank

Author: Mauro F. Guillén
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400828333
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 2004, Spain's Banco Santander purchased Britain's Abbey National Bank in a deal valued at fifteen billion dollars--an acquisition that made Santander one of the ten largest financial institutions in the world. Here, Mauro Guillén and Adrian Tschoegl tackle the question of how this once-sleepy, family-run provincial bank in a developing economy transformed itself into a financial-services group with more than sixty-six million customers on three continents. Founded 150 years ago in the Spanish port city of the same name, Santander is the only large bank in the world where three successive generations of one family have led top management and the board of directors. But Santander is fully modern. Drawing on rich data and in-depth interviews with family members and managers, Guillén and Tschoegl reveal how strategic decisions by the family and complex political, social, technological, and economic forces drove Santander's unprecedented rise to global prominence. The authors place the bank in this competitive milieu, comparing it with its rivals in Europe and America, and showing how Santander, faced with growing competition in Spain and Europe, sought growth opportunities in Latin America and elsewhere. They also address the complexities of managerial succession and family leadership, and weigh the implications of Santander's stellar rise for the consolidation of European banking. Building a Global Bank tells the fascinating story behind this powerful corporation's remarkable transformation--and of the family behind it.

Liebe Schmerz und das ganze verdammte Zeug

Author: Doris Dörrie
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257603843
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Vier großartige, liebevolle, traurige, grausame Geschichten: ›Mitten ins Herz‹, ›Männer‹, ›Geld‹, ›Paradies‹. Es sind Geschichten, aus denen Doris Dörrie ihre Filme entwickelt, von denen ›Männer‹ der weltweit erfolgreichste deutsche Film seit Jahrzehnten wurde. Geschichten um eine Kindfrau, um Liebe und Langeweile, um Eifersucht, Geld und Erfolg. Geschichten von befreiender Frische.

Radetzkymarsch

Author: Joseph Roth
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843031061
Format: PDF
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Joseph Roth: Radetzkymarsch Erstdruck: Berlin, Kiepenheuer, 1932. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Hans Schließmann, Radetzkymarsch, um 1915. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Narzi und Goldmund

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351873640X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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»In Narziß zmd Goldmund bekommen die zwei Grundformen des schöpferischen Menschen Gestalt: der Denker und der Träumer, der Herbe und der Blühende, der Klare und der Kindliche. Beide verwandt, obwohl in allem ihr Gegenspiel, beide vereinsamt, beide von Hesse gleich gerecht in ihren Vorzügen und Schwächen erkannt, gleich exakt wiedergegeben.« Max Herrmann-Neiße

Nietzsches Philosophie im Lichte unserer Erfahrung

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104015066
Format: PDF, Docs
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»Wir haben ein Hamletschicksal vor uns, ein tragisches Schicksal über die Kraft gehender Erkenntnis, das Ehrfurcht einflößt und Erbarmen.« Thomas Mann hielt seinen Nietzsche-Vortrag 1947 in Washington, New York, London und schließlich vor dem internationalen PEN-Kongress in Zürich. Der vielbeachtete Versuch steht am Ende seiner langen kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit dem Philosophen. Er beleuchtet Nietzsches Philosophie vor dem aktuellen zeitgeschichtlichen Hintergrund und geht vor allem der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung Nietzsche für den europäischen Faschismus gehabt hat. Manns Nietzsche-Verständnis ging auch ein in den Doktor-Faustus-Roman (ebenfalls 1947), dessen Protagonist Adrian Leverkühn Züge der Existenz Nietzsches trägt.