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Conundrum

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 9781590177129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman. Conundrum, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris—s hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.

Arrivierte Frauen

Author : Noëmi Lellé
ISBN : 9783658167400
Genre : Political Science
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Noëmi Lellé untersucht das Phänomen der Untervertretung von Frauen im Deutschschweizer Kaderarbeitsmarkt. Die Autorin hält fest, dass umso weniger Frauen auszumachen sind, je höher eine Position ist. Bourdieus Denkwerkzeuge, insbesondere sein Konzept der männlichen Herrschaft (vgl. Bourdieu 2005) bildet die theoretische Grundlage der Analyse und das Forschungsinteresse richtet sich auf den weiblichen Habitus. Geschlecht wird als eine historisch kontingente Art des Seins definiert und Prozesse der Naturalisierung von Geschlecht und Arbeitsteilung der Produktions- und Reproduktionsarbeit werden aufgedeckt. Es wird herausgearbeitet, wie das zweigeschlechtliche Ordnungsprinzip institutionalisiert ist und permanent reziprok reproduziert wird. Diese Ordnung der Gesellschaft wird hier als Geschlechterordnung im Rahmen einer Soziologie des Geschlechts und der Arbeitssoziologie untersucht.

The Castleford Conundrum

Author : J. J. Connington
ISBN : 9781471906060
Genre : Fiction
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Philip Castleford was more than worried. Were all those years he had spent attending to Winifred's whims, enduring her habits, to count for nothing? He hadn't minded it too much for he thought that his daughter Hilary would have security - but now he found her shabbily treated and his own position undermined by his wife's grasping brothers. Such were the affairs at Carron Hill one fine morning when Winifred was discovered murdered in the deserted summer house ...

Conundrum

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 3548303269
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Hav

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 9781590174708
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Review Books Original Hav is like no place on earth. Rumored to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, this Mediterranean city-state is home to several architectural marvels and an annual rooftop race that is a feat of athleticism and insanity. As Jan Morris guides us through the corridors and quarters of Hav, we hear the mingling of Italian, Russian, and Arabic in its markets, delight in its famous snow raspberries, and meet the denizens of its casinos and cafés. When Morris published Last Letters from Hav in 1985, it was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Here it is joined by Hav of the Myrmidons, a sequel that brings the story up-to-date. Twenty-first-century Hav is nearly unrecognizable. Sanitized and monetized, it is ruled by a group of fanatics who have rewritten its history to reflect their own blinkered view of the past. Morris’s only novel is dazzlingly sui-generis, part erudite travel memoir, part speculative fiction, part cautionary political tale. It transports the reader to an extraordinary place that never was, but could well be.

A Time Of Gifts

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9781590175170
Genre : Travel
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, through the baroque remains of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and down to the Danube. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts is also a portrait of a continent already showing ominous signs of the holocaust to come.

Between The Woods And The Water

Author : Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN : 9781590175187
Genre : Travel
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day—proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. Between the Woods and the Water, the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts. The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed by a trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends.

Der Begrabene Riese

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641153267
Genre : Fiction
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Der lang erwartete neue Roman des britischen Bestsellerautors Britannien im 5. Jahrhundert: Nach erbitterten Kriegen zwischen den Volksstämmen der Briten und Angelsachsen ist das Land verwüstet. Axl und Beatrice sind seit vielen Jahren ein Paar. In ihrem Dorf gelten sie als Außenseiter, und man gibt ihnen deutlich zu verstehen, dass sie eine Belastung für die Gemeinschaft sind. Also verlassen sie ihre Heimat in der Hoffnung, ihren Sohn zu finden, den sie seit langer Zeit nicht mehr gesehen haben. Ihre Reise ist voller überraschender Begegnungen und Gefahren, und bald ahnen sie, dass in ihrem Land eine Veränderung heraufzieht, die alles aus dem Gleichgewicht bringen wird, sogar ihre Beziehung. Ein gewaltiger, intensiver, spannender Roman, der uns mitnimmt auf eine so tiefgründige wie faszinierende Reise. Kazuo Ishiguros unprätentiöser und zugleich betörender Realismus macht ihn zu einem feinsinnigen Meister des Erzählens.

Die Welt Des Odysseus

Author : Moses I. Finley
ISBN : 3593378604
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Der Pr Sident

Author : Sam Bourne
ISBN : 9783732550999
Genre : Fiction
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Stell dir vor, der mächtigste Mann der Welt wäre ein gefährlicher Egomane ... Als die Bürger der USA einen unberechenbaren Demagogen zum Präsidenten wählen, hält die Welt den Atem an. Kaum jemand weiß: Bereits kurz nach Amtsantritt ordnet der Präsident fast einen Nuklearstreich an, nachdem ein Wortgefecht mit dem Machthaber von Nordkorea aus dem Ruder läuft. Eins ist den Mitwissern klar: Jemand muss etwas unternehmen, oder die Welt steht kurz vor einem dritten Weltkrieg. Ein Attentat scheint der einzige Ausweg ... Ein hochrasanter Verschwörungsthriller mit aktuellem Bezug zur politischen Lage in Amerika

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