Disraeli

Author: David Cesarani
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300137516
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A fresh, vivid look at Disraeli's life, achievements, and temperament that casts doubts on his much-touted commitment to Jewish rights

Franz Kafka

Author: Saul Friedländer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406663265
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Franz Kafka, der wohl enigmatischste Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts, begegnet in diesem Buch dem sanften, aufmerksamen, kritischen Blick eines Autors von Weltrang. Saul Friedländer, selbst in Prag geboren und ein Leben lang Kafka-Leser, betrachtet ihn mit jener zärtlichen Unbestechlichkeit, die auch die unnachahmliche Meisterschaft seiner Geschichte des Holocaust ausmacht. Friedländers Auge sieht manches, was selbst Jahrzehnte der Kafka-Forschung nicht wahrgenommen haben. Mit einer wundervollen Sprache und genauer Kenntnis der Werke, mit feinem Humor und genauer Beobachtungsgabe portraitiert Saul Friedländer Franz Kafka als Dichter der Scham und der Schuld. Er geht seinem Leben nach, befragt sein Judentum, analysiert die einzigartige Ironie Kafkas und geht auch den verschlungenen Seelenlagen nach, die tiefe Spuren im Werk hinterlassen haben. Eine Einführung in die Welt Kafkas von bezwingender Eleganz und Anmut.

Disraeli

Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521381505
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Jew and Anglican, outsider and insider, nationalist and European, Romantic and Tory; Paul Smith shows how this unique fuse formed Disraeli's success.

Disraeli

Author: Robert Blake
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571287557
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First published in 1966, Robert Blake's biography of Disraeli is one of the supreme political biographies of the last hundred years. An outsider, a nationalist, a European, a Romantic and a Tory - Disraeli's story is an extraordinary one. Born in 1804, the grandson of an immigrant Italian Jew, he became leader of the Conservative Party and was twice Prime Minister. Famous for the 1867 Reform Act, his purchasing of the Suez Canal and his diplomatic triumphs at the Congress of Berlin, he was also the creator of the political novel and, in Sybil, wrote the major 'Condition of England' work of fiction. 'An outstandingly successful biography . . . Disraeli has never been brought so vividly to life.' Sir Philip Magnus, Daily Telegraph 'A huge, scholarly and remarkably readable work which makes us revise vast tracts of our assumptions about nineteenth-century politics.' Sir Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'A book that people will still be reading in fifty years' time and long after.' Times Literary Supplement

Lord George Bentinck

Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412827690
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Lord George Bentinck is an account of Disraeli's relation with his parliamentary colleague and friend. It is not simply an account of the battle over the Corn Laws with Sir Robert Peel, but a most remarkable book, extremely readable, and full of often quoted and apt comments and descriptions. As a vivid story of one of the great parliamentary dramas in British history it is unsurpassed. The portraits of both Bentinck and Peel are both sympathetic and just. The book provides insight into mid-nineteenth century parliamentary life that remains unsurpassed. It is hard to overstate the bitterness and fury which Peel's decision to repeal the Corn Laws had provoked in British politics. One biographer of Disraeli, Robert Blake, spoke of "Home Rule in 1886 and Munich in 1938 as the nearest parallels". Friendships were sundered, families divided, and the feuds of politics carried into private life to a degree quite unusual in British history. Those who are interested in the details of parliamentary warfare which raged until Peel's fall from power should consult Lord George Bentinck. But the worth of this book goes beyond constitutional history or even the Irish food famine. Disraeli helps explain the intellectual and ideological grounds of the Young England Movement: a conservative force that aimed at a union of discontented industrial workers with aristocratic landowners and against factious Whigs, selfish factory owners and dissenting shopkeepers. In forging such a policy of principle, the Conservatives, as Disraeli's book well demonstrates, became a minority party but one which carried the full weight of moral politics.

Benjamin Disraeli

Author: Bernard Glassman
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761825401
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Benjamin Disraeli utilizes previously ignored or little known sources to provide new insights into how one of the most famous Jewish converts was viewed by the Jewish community he ignored and by the larger Christian world that would not accept him. This book shows how a myth can take on a life of its own in the collective memory of the Jewish people, as well as in the thought processes of a variety of anti-Semitic groups. Its fresh approach to the life and lore of a colorful Victorian figure also raises the issue of ethnic identity and minority acceptance in our pluralistic society.

The Politics of Pleasure

Author: William M. Kuhn
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781416526018
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He was acknowledged to be a brilliant debater and parliamentarian, and is still England's first and only Jewish prime minister, but there was much more to Benjamin Disraeli than his career as a nineteenth-century politician. Dandy, novelist, social climber, he often behaved as if politics was merely a conduit to a more interesting life rather than an intellectual vocation. This new biography takes four areas of Disraeli's complex character and through them constructs an entirely new portrait of one of our most fascinating prime ministers. Exploring Disraeli's attitudes to society, the monarchy, his own sexuality and his innate political daring, William Kuhn rediscovers his irreverence and sheds new light on the man and his legacy. Drawing on primary sources and much original research, THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE seeks to restore the core characteristic of humanity to someone who has long been judged merely another eminent but worthy Victorian. It also explores the game of politics as Disraeli saw it -- the fun and pleasure of it, as a means of persuading the electorate to take an interest in a way that often seems lost today.

Why Harry Met Sally

Author: Joshua Louis Moss
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477312838
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Introduction. Sally's orgasm -- The first wave : the mouse-mountains of modernity (1905/1934) -- Disraeli's page -- Kafka's ape -- Abie's Irish Rose -- The second wave : erotic Schlemiels of the counterculture (1967/1980) -- Benjamin's cross -- Portnoy's monkey -- Katie's typewriter -- The third wave : global Fockers at the millennium (1993/2007) -- Spiegelman's frog -- Seinfeld's mailman -- Gaylord's tulip -- Conclusion. Plato's retweet