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My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies Second Edition (Paperback): Mike Mitchell My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies Second Edition (Paperback)
Mike Mitchell
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Citizenship Studies First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in AQA GCSE Citizenship Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and expert tips

Alvin and the Chipmunks - Collection - Alvin and the Chipmunks/ The Squeakquel/ Chipwrecked (English & Foreign language, DVD):... Alvin and the Chipmunks - Collection - Alvin and the Chipmunks/ The Squeakquel/ Chipwrecked (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, Anna Faris, … 1
R79 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R8 (10%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

A three-volume set featuring everyone's favourite Chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore. In 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' (2007), discovered and adopted by struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee), dynamic trio Alvin (voice of Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney), decide to join forces and embark on a singing career, performing Dave's songs. When success beckons however, unscrupulous record company boss Ian Hawke (David Cross) decides that he could make a lot more money from the boys if Dave was out of the picture.

In 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel' (2009), when Alvin, Simon and Theodore are forced to put aside their music superstardom and go back to school, they are given the challenge of saving the school's music department by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing female chipmunks known as The Chipettes: Brittany (Anna Faris), Eleanor (Amy Poehler) and Jeanette (Christina Applegate). Finally, in 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' (2011), the trio decide to take to the high seas.

But when their luxury liner becomes grounded on a remote island during a tropical cruise, the Chipmunks soon discover their secluded paradise is not as deserted as it seems. As they struggle to contend with the heat, the insects and the close proximity to one another, the Chipmunks begin to develop a few very strange personality traits.

AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies (Paperback): Mike Mitchell AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies (Paperback)
Mike Mitchell
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Citizenship Studies First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Association for Citizenship Teaching Quality Mark resource. Be inspired to take an active role in citizenship and society by working through the skills-based activities and exam support in this textbook; designed by the market leading Citizenship publisher to help you fulfill your potential under the 2016 AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies specification. - Build and review your knowledge and understanding through discussion point questions, review questions and learning review points. - Understand the key issues and concepts you need to know using clear, detailed explanations and definitions of key terms supported by real-life case studies that bring topics to life. - Learn and practise the research, analytical, interpretative and evaluative skills required for GCSE Citizenship Studies with a variety of engaging activities. - Extend your learning and research topics further with links to relevant websites. - Feel confident preparing for your exams with assessment guidance, useful advice on writing exam answers and practice questions on every topic.

Shrek Forever After (DVD): Mike Mitchell Shrek Forever After (DVD)
Mike Mitchell 1
R56 R30 Discovery Miles 300 Save R26 (46%) Ships in 21 - 25 working days

Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. He has lost his roar. It used to send villagers running away in terror. Now they run to him and ask him to sign their pitchforks and torches.

To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin.

But when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met -- he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

All I Want for Christmas/Surviving Christmas (DVD): Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Bacall, Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan... All I Want for Christmas/Surviving Christmas (DVD)
Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Bacall, Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Randall, …
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of two Christmas comedies. In 'All I Want for Christmas' (1991), Ethan (Ethan Embry) and Hallie (Thora Birch) are about to experience their first Christmas since the divorce of their parents, but the kids cook up a complex Christmas Eve plot to get rid of Mom's obnoxious new boyfriend and effect a reconciliation with Dad. In 'Surviving Christmas' (2004), Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) is a successful business executive who is tired of spending Christmas alone, and decides to rent a typical All-American family to brighten up the festive season. Making the Valco family an offer they can't refuse, Drew moves in for Christmas. But before long, his spoiled antics and outrageous demands turn a happy holiday into a nightmare.

War Diary (Paperback): Ingeborg Bachmann War Diary (Paperback)
Ingeborg Bachmann; Contributions by Jack Hamesh; Edited by Hans Holler; Afterword by Hans Holler; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R199 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R14 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of the most important novelists, poets, and playwrights of postwar German literature. As befitting such a versatile writer, her War Diary is not a day-by-day journal but a series of sketches, depicting the last months of World War II and the first year of the subsequent British occupation of Austria. These articulate and powerful entries--ll the more remarkable taking into account Bachmann's young age at the time--reveal the eighteen-year-old's hatred of both war and Nazism as she avoids the fanatics' determination to "defend Klagenfurt to the last man and the last woman." The British occupation leads to her incredible meeting with a British officer, Jack Hamesh, a Jew who had originally fled Vienna for England in 1938. He is astonished to find in Austria a young girl who has read banned authors such as Mann, Schnitzler, and Hofmannsthal. Their relationship is captured here in the emotional and moving letters Hamesh writes to Bachmann when he travels to Israel in 1946. In his correspondence, he describes how in his new home of Israel, he still suffers from the rootlessness affecting so many of those who lost parents, family, friends, and homes in the war. War Diary provides unusual insight into the formation of Bachmann as a writer and will be cherished by the many fans of her work. But it is also a poignant glimpse into life in Austria in the immediate aftermath of the war, and the reflections of both Bachmann and Hamesh speak to a significant and larger story beyond their personal experiences.

Till Day You Do Part - Or a Question of Light (Paperback): Peter Handke Till Day You Do Part - Or a Question of Light (Paperback)
Peter Handke; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R391 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R43 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Described as an answer to or at least an echo of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape?, Till Day You Do Part Or A Question of Light, by esteemed Austrian playwright and novelist Peter Handke, is a monologue delivered by the "she" in Beckett's play. This unnamed female similarly recalls other significant women protagonists in Handke's own work such as The Lefthanded Woman. Handke prefaces the monologue in Till Day You Do PartOr a Question of Light with a description of two stone figures. While the male figure remains "as dead and gone as anyone can," the female bursts into life, and her monologue gradually focuses on Krapp's use of pauses and language to dominate the other characters in the Beckett play. Ultimately, however, her complaints and critique of Krapp become a declaration of her love for Krapp or at least an affirmation of their attachment, as the two of them are ultimately bound together, perhaps even inseparable. Till Day You Do Part Or a Question of Light is Handke at his best, evidencing the great skill, psychological acumen, and vision for which his work has been celebrated.

Shrek Forever After (Blu-Ray) (Blu-ray disc): Mike Mitchell Shrek Forever After (Blu-Ray) (Blu-ray disc)
Mike Mitchell
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Ships in 8 - 13 working days

Shrek has settled down to married life with Fiona. The triplets are a year old now, and life has become a boring routine. Rumpelstilskin offers Shrek some hope: a return to his carefree days, in return for one day of Shrek's life. Unfortunately Rumpelstilskin picks the day Shrek was born, meaning he does not exist, and no one knows him. With only one day to get a kiss from Fiona to break the spell, Shrek has his work cut out convincing his friends that they are his friends.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 1-4 (DVD): Jason Lee, David Cross, Jane Lynch, Zachary Levi, Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris,... Alvin and the Chipmunks 1-4 (DVD)
Jason Lee, David Cross, Jane Lynch, Zachary Levi, Justin Long, … 1
R264 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R65 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of CGI-animated features following the adventures of everyone's favourite chipmunk brothers. In 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' (2007) Alvin, Simon and Theodore (voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney) are discovered and adopted by struggling songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee). When Dave finds them singing some of his songs, the foursome decide to join forces and embark on a career in the music business. When success beckons however, unscrupulous record company boss Ian Hawke (David Cross) decides that he could make a lot more money from the boys if Dave was out of the picture. In 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel' (2009), when Alvin, Simon and Theodore are forced to put aside their music superstardom and go back to school, they are given the challenge of saving the school's music department by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the trio unexpectedly meet their match in three singing female chipmunks known as The Chipettes: Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette (voices of Anna Faris, Amy Poehler and Christina Applegate). Romantic and musical sparks fly in the face-off that ensues. In 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' (2011) Alvin, Simon and Theodore take to the high seas. When their luxury liner becomes grounded on a remote island during a tropical cruise, the boys soon discover their secluded paradise is not as deserted as it seems. As they struggle to contend with the heat, the insects and the close proximity to one another, the chipmunks begin to develop a few strange personality traits. In 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip' (2015), when Dave reveals that he is travelling to Miami to propose to his girlfriend Shira (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), the three chipmunks fear for their future, especially as Shira's teenage son Miles (Josh Green) has taken an instant disliking to Dave's furry friends. As the trio put their heads together to try to break up the happy couple, they find an unlikely ally in Miles. With the common ground they share - wanting to break up the engagement - Alvin, Simon, Theodore and Miles do all they can to create a barrier between Dave and Shira.

Effi Briest (Paperback): Theodor Fontane Effi Briest (Paperback)
Theodor Fontane; Translated by Mike Mitchell; Introduction by Ritchie Robertson; Notes by Ritchie Robertson
R237 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R37 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I loathe what I did, but what I loathe even more is your virtue.' Seventeen-year-old Effi Briest is steered by her parents into marriage with an ambitious bureaucrat, twenty years her senior. He takes her from her home to a remote provincial town on the Baltic coast of Prussia where she is isolated, bored, and prey to superstitious fears. She drifts into a half-hearted affair with a manipulative, womanizing officer, which ends when her husband is transferred to Berlin. Years later, events are triggered that will have profound consequences for Effi and her family. Effi Briest (1895) is recognized as one of the masterpieces by Theodor Fontane, Germany's premier realist novelist, and one of the great novels of marital relations together with Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina. It presents life among the conservative Prussian aristocracy with irony and gentle humour, and opposes the rigid and antiquated morality of the time by treating its heroine with sympathy and keen psychological insight. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Anarchy's Brief Summer - The Life and Death of Buenaventura Durruti (Hardcover): Hans Magnus Enzensberger Anarchy's Brief Summer - The Life and Death of Buenaventura Durruti (Hardcover)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Northern Spain is the only part of Western Europe where anarchism played a significant role in political life of the twentieth century. Enjoying wide-ranging support among both the urban and rural working class, its importance peaked during its "brief summer"-the civil war between the Republic and General Franco's Falangists, during which anarchists even participated in the government of Catalonia. Anarchy's Brief Summer brings anarchism to life by focusing on the charismatic leader Buenaventura Durruti (1896-1936), who became a key figure in the Spanish Civil War after a militant and adventurous youth. The basis of the book is a compilation of texts: personal testimony, interviews with survivors, contemporary documents, memoirs, and academic assessments. They are all linked by Enzenberger's own assessment in a series of glosses-a literary form that is somewhere between retelling and reconstruction-with the contradiction between fiction and fact reflecting the political contradictions of the Spanish Revolution. On the trail of forgotten, half-suppressed struggles, Anarchy's Brief Summer offers a unique portrait of a revolutionary movement that is largely unknown outside Spain.

The Trial (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Trial (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Translated by Mike Mitchell; Edited by Ritchie Robertson
R185 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R31 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K. for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.' A successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see? Kafka's unfinished novel has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom; he offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. This new edition includes the fragmentary chapters that were omitted from the main text, in a translation that is both natural and exact, and an introduction that illuminates the novel and its author. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked (DVD): Anna Faris, Matthew Gray Gubler, Christina Applegate, David Cross, Alyssa Milano,... Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked (DVD)
Anna Faris, Matthew Gray Gubler, Christina Applegate, David Cross, Alyssa Milano, … 1
R63 R54 Discovery Miles 540 Save R9 (14%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The Chipmunks take to the high seas for this second animated comedy adventure sequel. When their luxury liner becomes grounded on a remote island during a tropical cruise, the Chipmunks soon discover their secluded paradise is not as deserted as it seems. As they struggle to contend with the heat, the insects and the close proximity to one another, the Chipmunks begin to develop a few very strange personality traits.

The Confusions of Young Toerless (Paperback): Robert Musil The Confusions of Young Toerless (Paperback)
Robert Musil; Translated by Mike Mitchell; Introduction by Ritchie Robertson; Notes by Ritchie Robertson
R233 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'between the life we live and the life we feel...there is the invisible border, like a narrow gate' Set in a boarding school in a remote area of the Habsburg Empire at the turn of the last century, The Confusions of Young Toerless is an intense study of an adolescent's psychological development as he struggles to come to terms with his conflicting emotions. Through his relationship with two other boys Toerless is led into sadistic and sexual encounters with a third pupil which both repel and fascinate him. Estranged from everyday life, Toerless gradually learns to accept his experiences and describe them with analytical precision. The novel is based on the author's own experiences at an Austrian military academy. A school story with a difference, Toerless extends the scope of fiction with its non-judgemental presentation of transgressive sexuality and violence. It is a profoundly disturbing exploration of a non-moral outlook on life and of dictatorial attitudes that prefigure the outbreak of the First World War and the rise of fascism. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Alvin And The Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked (DVD): Mike Mitchell Alvin And The Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked (DVD)
Mike Mitchell
R149 R30 Discovery Miles 300 Save R119 (80%) Ships in 21 - 25 working days

The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become 'chipwrecked' on a remote island.

As the 'Munks and Chipettes try various schemes to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.

Fire Doesn't Burn (Paperback): Ralf Rothmann Fire Doesn't Burn (Paperback)
Ralf Rothmann; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R300 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R55 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Almost twenty years after the fall of the wall, the Kreuzberg district of Berlin has become unbearably trendy and deeply unappealing to Alina and Wolf. They move to Muggelsee, at the city's bucolic border, where the differences between East and West have not yet faded and strange encounters with men from the vanished republic are still a part of daily life. But there, Wolf finds himself increasingly strained by the triviality of his daily routine with Alina. The monotony of life in their comfortable apartment gives way, however, when an old girlfriend surfaces and Wolf escapes his boredom into a torrid affair. As Wolf's struggle with his infidelity grows, so grows the hell of his concealment. Called "a grand master of his craft" by Neue Zurcher Zeitung, and "among the best and brightest that contemporary German literature has to offer" by Fuldaer Zeitung, Ralf Rothmann is one of Germany's most gifted writers. Fire Doesn't Burn is a dark recasting of the delicate reunification of East and West as a chronicle of erotic desire and an extraordinary rediscovery of emotion and place

Three Tearless Histories (Hardcover): Erich Hackl Three Tearless Histories (Hardcover)
Erich Hackl; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R500 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R98 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Erich Hackl's subjects are all actual events, fates and biographies. Often with considerable research and effort, he digs deep into the histories of people whose destiny very often have to do with Nazism and / or with Judaism. In his new collection of short [non-fiction] stories Three tearless histories, two of which are already published in Austria in newspapers and anthologies, Hackl tells of Jewish people and their destinies. [...] These stories get under one's skin." - Winfried Stanzick, Top Ten Review for Bucher.de, July 9, 2015 "Highly recommended, ...a haunting book." - Samuel Moser Neue Zurcher Zeitung, September 13, 2014 "The books of Erich Hackl have now been translated into 25 languages. As a chronicler, he reminds us of the fate of people who were arrested for racial reasons or because of their political convictions, tortured and murdered. Hackl reconstructs the biographies of those who have been erased from history. [...] He takes care to strive for historical accuracy." - Michael Opitz, Deutschlandradio Kultur With characteristic literary reflection, the latest book by award-winning Austrian author Erich Hackl humanizes three great, but little known, historical tragedies. "Tschofenig: The Name Behind the Street" recounts the improbable wedding of resistance fighter Gisela Tschofenig (1917-1945) while she was a prisoner in Dachau; "The Photographer of Auschwitz" offers a fragmented biography of Wilhelm Brasse (1917-2012), who photographed Auschwitz inmates and saved evidence of Mengele's terrible crimes; and "The Klagsbrunn Family" traces the multi-generational story of the Klagsbrunns who, fearing the rise of Nazism in Vienna, fled to Brazil where their grandson was arrested and tortured under that country's fascist dictatorship.

Sky High (English & Foreign language, DVD): Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Danielle Panabaker, Christopher... Sky High (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Danielle Panabaker, Christopher Wynne, …
R78 Discovery Miles 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Family action-comedy. The son of legendary heroes Commander (Kurt Russell) and Jetstream (Kelly Preston), young Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) carries huge expectations as he enters a high-tech high school, known for moulding the heroes of tomorrow. With no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he also learns that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero.

Other Side (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alfred Kubin Other Side (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alfred Kubin; Illustrated by Alfred Kubin; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R263 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R19 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
September - Mirage (Paperback): Thomas Lehr September - Mirage (Paperback)
Thomas Lehr; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R573 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two fathers with two daughters: Martin, professor of German, writes but is studying Earth Sciences at MIT; Tariq, a doctor in Baghdad and Muna, is studying the archaeology of a region that is seen as the cradle of civilization. These two parallel relationships in two very different parts of the world expose the human similarities beneath cultural differences. In Thomas Lehr's moving and realistic novel, the similarities between these men become a similarity of suffering as well. Martin's daughter dies with her mother in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and though Tariq survives three wars and Saddam Hussein's regime intact, his family does not--in the last days of the conflict, his daughter is raped, her lover is murdered, and she sees her sister and mother die in a bomb attack. Out of these tragedies that almost seem to define the first decade of our century, Lehr has fashioned a richly woven, multilayered tapestry that not only explores the human side but brings out the cultural, historical, social, and political context within which the tragedies occur. The alternating interior monologues of the four main characters engage the reader in language which reaches an unforgettable poetic intensity.

War Diary (Hardcover): Ingeborg Bachmann War Diary (Hardcover)
Ingeborg Bachmann; Edited by Hans Holler; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of the most important novelists, poets, and playwrights of postwar German literature. As befitting such a versatile writer, her "War Diary" is not a day-by-day journal but a series of sketches, depicting the last months of World War II and the first year of the subsequent British occupation of Austria. These articulate and powerful entries--all the more remarkable taking into account Bachmann's young age at the time--reveal the eighteen-year-old's hatred of both war and Nazism as she avoids the fanatics' determination to "defend Klagenfurt to the last man and the last woman." The British occupation leads to her incredible meeting with a British officer, Jack Hamesh, a Jew who had originally fled Vienna for England in 1938. He is astonished to find in Austria a young girl who has read banned authors such as Mann, Schnitzler, and Hofmannsthal. Their relationship is captured here in the emotional and moving letters Hamesh writes to Bachmann when he travels to Israel in 1946. In his correspondence, he describes how in his new home of Israel, he still suffers from the rootlessness affecting so many of those who lost parents, family, friends, and homes in the war. "War Diary" provides unusual insight into the formation of Bachmann as a writer and will be cherished by the many fans of her work. But it is also a poignant glimpse into life in Austria in the immediate aftermath of the war, and the reflections of both Bachmann and Hamesh speak to a significant and larger story beyond their personal experiences."Praise for the German Edition""A minor sensation that will make literary history. Thanks to the excellent critical commentary, we gain a sense of a period in history and in Bachmann's life that reached deep into her later work. . . . What makes these diary entries so special is . . . the detail of the resistance described, the exhilaration of unexpected peace, the joy of freedom."--"Die Zeit"

The Radio Family (Hardcover): Ingeborg Bachmann The Radio Family (Hardcover)
Ingeborg Bachmann; Translated by Mike Mitchell; Afterword by Joseph McVeigh
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of postwar German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. Influenced by Hans Weigel and the legendary literary circle Gruppe 47, Bachmann gained international renown for her poems, short stories, and novels, and won numerous awards for her work. Sadly, her life ended abruptly in October of 1973 when a lit cigarette burned down her apartment, causing Bachmann to suffer severe burns that would eventually prove fatal. The author was only forty-seven, and her tragic death left what could have been a long and lustrous writing career regretfully stunted. Nearly twenty years after her death, during an estate sale in Vienna, fifteen episodes of the Viennese radio drama The Radio Family were discovered. Remarkably, they happened to be written by Bachmann herself, who had been a writer on the show just after she graduated from university. The Radio Family was a popular soap opera broadcast in the American sector of occupied Vienna in the 1950s. The program focused on a middle-class Viennese family and their everyday life. Topics ranged from birthday parties and holiday plans to profiteering and currency fraud in the commercial sector and Austrians' involvement in the Nazi past. All fifteen scripts have now been compiled and masterfully translated, revealing an early and significant piece of Bachmann's body of work, while simultaneously offering a rare glimpse into Vienna's quotidian history.

The Devil's Road (Paperback): Jean-Pierre Ohl The Devil's Road (Paperback)
Jean-Pierre Ohl; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R343 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Drafts for a Third Sketchbook (Hardcover): Max Frisch Drafts for a Third Sketchbook (Hardcover)
Max Frisch; Translated by Mike Mitchell; Edited by Peter Von Matt
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New York...I HATE IT...I LOVE IT...I DON'T KNOW...". These are the reflections of Max Frisch, writing from his apartment in the Big Apple near the end of the twentieth century. Beginning in 1946 and continuing until his death at the age of eighty, the man whom many see as Switzerland's greatest writer kept a series of sketchbooks to record his reactions to events of the time and people he encountered in his daily life. Neither a commonplace book nor a diary, these volumes contain the seeds for many of Frisch's most famous works - including Homo Faber, I'm Not Stiller, and Man in the Holocene - as well as his cynical meditations, fictions, incidents, conversations, meetings, newspaper headlines, and dark fantasies - anything, in short, that the author found significant. Drafts for a Third Sketchbook treats the reader to an even more personal document. Unpublished at the time of Frisch's death, this collection was edited by Peter von Matt, president of the Max Frisch Foundation, with an eye toward expanding our knowledge of this legendary writer's last days. Ranging from a couple of sentences to several pages, the sketches collected in this volume recall the United States of the Reagan years and the author's own growing sense of age as both the threat of nuclear war and some of his most treasured friendships pass on. Representing an unusually personal vista onto the world as Frisch knew it, this is a wonderful self-portrait of an extraordinary intelligence.

The Continuation of Simplicissimus (Paperback): Johann Jakob von Grimmelshausen The Continuation of Simplicissimus (Paperback)
Johann Jakob von Grimmelshausen; Translated by Mike Mitchell
R218 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R15 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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