Bedeviled

Author: Colin Duriez
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830898123
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The battle between good and evil—in both the seen and unseen worlds—was as clearly at play in the era of C. S. Lewis and his friends in the Oxford literary group, the Inklings, as in our own era. Some of the members of the Inklings carried physical and psychological scars from World War I which led them to deeply consider the problem of evil during the dark era of World War II. Were they alive today, their view of a spiritual conflict behind physical battles would undoubtedly be reinforced. Among the Inklings, Lewis was at the forefront of writing on human pain, suffering, devilry, miracles and the supernatural, with books like The Screwtape Letters and more. It is no surprise, then, that he provides the main focus of this book by expert Inklings writer Colin Duriez. J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy offers another rich resource with much to say to the World War II era and beyond. Other Inklings writings and conversations come into play as well as Duriez explores the writers' considerations of evil and spiritual warfare, particularly focused in the context of wartime. Delving into the interplay between good and evil, these pages enlighten us to the way of goodness and the promise of a far country as we explore the way out of the shadow of evil.

Der unsichtbare Mann

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216978
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„Einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur.“ Paul Ingendaay, F.A.Z. Ralph Ellison ist neben Toni Morrison und James Baldwin eine der großen Stimmen des afroamerikanischen Romans der Gegenwart. Sein Meisterwerk zeugt von künstlerischer Kraft und ist hochaktuell – als schonungslose Abrechnung mit den alltäglichen rassistischen Ideologien und Verhaltensweisen und als Lob auf das gewachsene Selbstbewusstsein der noch immer um ihre selbstverständlichen Rechte Kämpfenden: Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler verliert sein Stipendium, weil er einem Förderer des von Weißen eingerichteten Südstaaten-Colleges für Schwarze nicht die gewünschte Kulisse, sondern die Realität der Farbigen vor Augen führt. Er muss sein Glück dort suchen, wo es Arbeit gibt, und landet in Harlem, einem brodelnden Hexenkessel, inmitten von schwarzem Glamour und Blue Notes, Swing und Spirituals, politischen Aufwieglern, gerissenen Gaunern und verlorenen Spinnern.

Hillbilly Elegie

Author: J. D. Vance
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843715777
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Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

A Demon Does It Better

Author: Linda Wisdom
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402273525
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PRAISE FOR DEMONS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND "Step into Linda Wisdom's world of wonder and infinite possibilities, sexy demons and clever witches, laughter, danger, and a surprise on every page."— Annette Blair, National Bestselling Author of Bedeviled Angel A MADHOUSE IS NO PLACE FOR A CURIOUS WITCH... After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has returned to San Francisco and taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where something peculiar and wicked his happening. Patients are disappearing, and Lil wants to know why. AND DOUBLY DANGEROUS FOR A DEMON... Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all—a demented but seriously sexy demon named Jared. What's behind the gorgeous chameleon demon's late-night escapades? Before long, Lili and Jared are investigating each other—and creating a whole new kind of magic. "Humor, danger, and steamy sex make for an exciting read." —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars "Plenty of romance and passion woven through a well-built and fascinating world." —Fresh Fiction

Die Geschichte eines Sommers

Author: Jenny Wingfield
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641076684
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Ein Sommer voller Hoffnung, Herz und kleiner Wunder Arkansas in den Fünfzigerjahren. Unweit der Kleinstadt Magnolia liegt die Farm der Familie Moses. Jeden ersten Sonntag im Juni findet das traditionelle Familientreffen statt, und Calla und John Moses freuen sich auf den Besuch ihrer Kinder – allen voran die erwachsene Tochter Willadee, die mit ihrem Mann Samuel, einem Methodistenpriester, und den drei Kindern anreist. Doch dann geschieht eine Tragödie: John nimmt sich das Leben. Und es folgt ein schicksalhafter Sommer, der das Leben aller verändert. Eine Zeit voller Trauer und Dunkelheit, aber auch voller Hoffnung, Liebe – und vielleicht sogar Wunder ...

Demon Does It Better

Author: Linda Wisdom
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402236735
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"After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has returned to San Francisco and taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where something peculiar and wicked is happening. Patients are disappearing, and Lili wants to know why. Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all--a demented but seriously sexy demon named Jared. What's behind the gorgeous chameleon demon's late-night escapades?"--Page 4 of cover.

Fiction of the New Statesman 1913 1939

Author: Bashir Abu-Manneh
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1611493528
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Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal theNew Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative output of this period.

The King of Inventors

Author: Catherine Peters
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400863457
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In this major biography, Catherine Peters explores the complicated life of Wilkie Collins, the greatest of the Victorian "Sensation" novelists and author of the famous Woman in White and The Moonstone. An intimate of Dickens and of the Pre-Raphaelites Holman Hunt and Millais, Collins was called the "king of inventors" by his publisher. On the surface, he was charming, unpretentious, and extremely good company, beloved by men and women. Beneath this façade, however, he was a complex and haunted man, addicted to laudanum, and his powerful, often violent novels revealed a dark side of Victorian life. He supported two common-law wives and their children, and as Peters shows, he provoked scandal by refusing to cloak his complicated love affairs in the customary hypocritical pretense of the period. Having discovered a hitherto unknown autobiography by Wilkie Collins's mother, Peters draws on this document and on thousands of Collins's unpublished letters to create this provocative picture of his life and times. She describes in detail the saga of his exhausting struggle for better copyright protection for authors, especially for English authors in the United States. She has also studied the manuscripts of his novels, plays, and stories, including those which he did not complete, finding that some of his neglected novels turn out to be much more interesting than most readers realize today. This edition of the book has been supplemented to include an appendix describing Collins's "Tahitian" novel. Written when he was twenty, the manuscript of this work, Ioláni, was thought to have disappeared, but it has recently been rediscovered and sold to a private collector. For any Collins enthusiast, or for anyone interested in the literary history of the Victorian period, The King of Inventors provides a vivid account of Collins's unusual personal life in the context of his literary and artistic friendships and of newly revealed facts about the two women with whom he shared his "double life." Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Der Liebe eine Stimme geben

Author: Lisa Genova
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838744918
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"Die meisten Menschen lieben mit einem vorsichtigen Herzen - nur, wenn bestimmte Dinge passieren oder nicht passieren, nur bis zu einem gewissen Grad. Wenn der Mensch, den wir lieben, uns verletzt, uns im Stich lässt, uns enttäuscht, wenn dieser Mensch schwer zu lieben wird, dann hören wir oft auf zu lieben. Wir schützen unser empfindliches Herz." In DER LIEBE EINE STIMME GEBEN erzählt Bestsellerautorin Lisa Genova die berührende Geschichte einer Freundschaft zweier Frauen, in der ein außergewöhnlicher kleiner Junge eine ganz besondere Rolle spielt.