Author: Lauren Groff

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406653669

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 8630

In den Siebzigerjahren auf dem Land in New York haben sich einige Aussteiger auf einem großen Grundstück mit einem alten Schulhaus niedergelassen. Sie haben den Traum, autark und frei zu leben, und nennen ihren Ort Arcadia. Die packende Geschichte vom romantischen Aufbruch, von Hochzeit, Niedergang und Nachwirken dieser Landkommune wird aus der Perspektive von Bit erzählt. Als Sohn von Hannah, einer Bäckerin, und Abe, einem Schreinermeister kam er in der ersten Zeit der Gemeinschaft zur Welt. Bit verliebt sich in Helle, die aufmüpfige und eigenwillige Tochter von Handy, Rockmusiker und charismatischer Anführer der Hippiegemeinschaft, und Astrid, einer Hebamme. Die Kinder wachsen ungezwungen und in enger Verbundenheit mit der Natur in der geschützten Abgeschiedenheit Arcadias auf. Später, nach der gewaltsamen Auflösung der Landkommune, wird Bit Professor für Fotografie in New York City sein und mit Helle ein Kind haben. Sie aber, die immer robuster war als er, ist letztlich dem Leben außerhalb Arcadias nicht gewachsen. Auch als Großstädter, und obwohl er seine Kinderzeit kritisch sieht, bewahrt Bit die Utopie vom friedlichen Landleben in seinem Herzen; sein Leben ist stärker als jedes der anderen mit diesem Ort und seinen Hoffnungen verwurzelt. Am Ende am Grab seiner Mutter in Arcadia söhnt er sich trotz aller politischen und Umweltkatastrophen und im Bewusstsein der Irrtümer seiner Eltern mit dem widerstrebenden Nebeneinander von Traum und Realität aus. Ein berührend und spannend erzählter Roman über einen begeisterten Aufbruch.

The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (The Old Arcadia)


Author: Philip Sidney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839565

Category: Poetry

Page: 399

View: 4337

Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his 'Old' Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. A romantic story in the manner of Shakespeare's early comedies, the 'Old' Arcadia also includes over 70 poems in a variety of meters and genres. This edition contains a Glossary and an Index of First Lines.



Author: John Ryan, Fca PH.

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1849914079


Page: 158

View: 5970

DescriptionFollowing the success of John's debut collection "Like a Fine Piece of China," this second collection sees a mind returning to full "normality," after a massive mental breakdown. We see an author finding his feet again, and notice a much more positive approach to the daily grind. About the AuthorBorn in Cappamore, Co. Limerick, Ireland, in 1947, John has experienced mental health issues and been through the system, since a savage sexual assault in the workplace 6 years ago. One thing's for sure: writing was the one constant in an otherwise very inconstant series of experiences; John found the discipline of writing to be very therapeutic indeed, and is writing to this day.




Author: Samantha Devin


ISBN: 378571615X


Page: 461

View: 9993

Living in Arcadia

Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS


Author: Julian Jackson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226389286

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 2862

In Paris in 1954, a young man named André Baudry founded Arcadie, an organization for “homophiles” that would become the largest of its kind that has ever existed in France, lasting nearly thirty years. In addition to acting as the only public voice for French gays prior to the explosion of radicalism of 1968, Arcadie—with its club and review—was a social and intellectual hub, attracting support from individuals as diverse as Jean Cocteau and Michel Foucault and offering support and solidarity to thousands of isolated individuals. Yet despite its huge importance, Arcadie has largely disappeared from the historical record. The main cause of this neglect, Julian Jackson explains in Living in Arcadia, is that during the post-Stonewall era of queer activism, Baudry’s organization fell into disfavor, dismissed as conservative, conformist, and closeted. Through extensive archival research and numerous interviews with the reclusive Baudry, Jackson challenges this reductive view, uncovering Arcadie’s pioneering efforts to educate the European public about homosexuality in an era of renewed repression. In the course of relating this absorbing history, Jackson offers a startlingly original account of the history of homosexuality in modern France.



Author: Iain Pears

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571301592

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 6467

A captivating adventure story with huge heart and dazzling imaginative power, from the bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost. Three interlocking worlds. Four people looking for answers. But who controls the future - or the past? In a professor's house in Oxford, fifteen-year-old Rosie goes in search of a missing cat - and instead finds herself in a different world. Anterwold is a sun-drenched land of storytellers, prophecies and ritual. But is this world real - and what happens if she decides to stay? Meanwhile, in a sterile laboratory, a rebellious scientist is trying to prove that time does not even exist - with potentially devastating consequences.

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia


Author: John Fleming

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826496210

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 122

View: 3842




Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446255427

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 7395

Eine einsame Obstplantage im Nebel der Küste: hier lebten die Geschwister Otto und Heddy jahrelang zu zweit, abgeschottet von der Außenwelt. Als Heddy von Peter schwanger wird, zieht dieser bei ihnen ein und hilft Otto bei den Geschäften. Die Zukunft liegt vielversprechend vor ihnen – doch der Verfall greift schon um sich: Schimmel im Haus und die Gespenster von Ottos Zorn, die verwahrlosten Kinder der Saisonarbeiter. Aber kann es überhaupt ein Leben außerhalb der Farm geben? Emma Cline, der mit "The Girls" ein fulminantes Romandebüt gelang, erzählt in "Arcadia" von der trügerischen Illusion großer Erwartungen.



Author: Tom Stoppard

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571300588

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 4499

In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale when they stand in the same room 180 years later. Bernard has arrived to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park. Tom Stoppard's absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life - 'the attraction', as Hannah says, 'which Newton left out'.

Northern Arcadia

Foreign Travelers in Scandinavia, 1765-1815


Author: Hildor Arnold Barton

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322039

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 6635

Northern Arcadia is a comparative study of the accounts of foreign visitors to the Nordic lands during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Before the late eighteenth century, few foreigners ventured as far as Scandinavia. The region seemed a cold hyperborean wilderness and a voyage there a daring adventure. From the mid-1760s on, however, foreigners arrived in the Nordic lands in increasing numbers, leaving numerous accounts that became increasingly popular, satisfying a growing curiosity about regions beyond the traditional grand tour. The pre-Romantic mood of the period?with its predilection for untamed nature and for peoples uncorrupted by overrefined civilization?further stimulated fascination with the North. European titerati discovered the Nordic sagas, finding them exhilarating, passionate, imaginative, and original. The French Revolution and the ensuing European wars effectively closed off much of the Continent to foreign travel, turning attention to the still neutral northern kingdoms. Travel literature about Scandinavia thus illuminates the shift in the European intellectual climate from the enlightened rationalism and utilitarianism of the earlier travelers in this period to the pre-Romantic sensibility of those who followed them. In a Europe torn by war and revolution, sensitive souls could find their new Arcadia in the North?at least until the Scandinavian kingdoms themselves became engulfed by the Napoleonic wars after 1805. The first scholar to examine as a whole the travel literature dealing with Denmark, Schleswig-Holstein, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and the Færø Islands, H. Arnold Barton discusses accounts left by both the celebrated and the obscure. Well-known travelers include Vittorio Alfieri, Francisco de Miranda, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Malthus, and Aaron Burr. Literary travelers of the day included Nathanael Wraxall, William Coxe, Charles Gottlob Küttner, Edward Daniel Clarke, and John Carr. Northern Arcadia brings out contrasts: among the various Nordic lands and regions; among the reactions of travelers of differing nationality; between the earlier as opposed to the later travelers of the time; between native Scandinavian and foreign perceptions of the North; between conditions in Scandinavia and those in other parts of the Western world; between then and now. It incorporates continuity and change, reality and mentality.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738558066

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3400

Santa Anita Rancho's famously ambitious and colorful owner, Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, had established a popular tourist attraction on his productive working ranch by the late 1800s. Baldwin planned to incorporate the section of his ranch known as Arcadia, but opponents feared that he would turn such a city into a "gambling hell and booze pleasure park." However, the vote for city-hood was virtually unanimous, and Baldwin took over as mayor on July 27, 1903. Arcadia flourished as alcohol sales were approved, saloons and gambling halls remained open 24 hours a day, and Baldwin's ranch, racetrack, and Oakwood Hotel became popular with society's elite. After Baldwin's death in 1909, Arcadia's new leaders prohibited the sale of alcohol and steered the city in a less controversial direction. Agriculture, poultry farms, dairies, and land development became staples of the economy, and Arcadia gradually lost its rural simplicity, growing into a sophisticated, bustling city.



Author: Jim Crace

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330473735

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6056

Victor, an eighty-year-old multimillionaire, surveys his empire from the remoteness of his cloud-capped penthouse. Expensively insulated from the outside world, he nonetheless finds that memories of his impoverished childhood will not be kept so easily at bay. Focusing on the one area of vitality and chaos that remains in the streets below him, he formulates a plan to leave a mark on the city – one as indelible and disruptive as the mark the city left on him. Victor, an eighty-year-old multimillionaire, surveys his empire from the remoteness of his cloud-capped penthouse. Expensively insulated from the outside world, he nonetheless finds that memories of his impoverished childhood will not be kept so easily at bay. Focusing on the one area of vitality and chaos that remains in the streets below him, he formulates a plan to leave a mark on the city – one as indelible and disruptive as the mark the city left on him.

The Spanish Arcadia

Sheep Herding, Pastoral Discourse, and Ethnicity in Early Modern Spain


Author: Javier Irigoyen-García

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442647272

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

View: 9454

The Spanish Arcadia analyzes the figure of the shepherd in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish imaginary, exploring its centrality to the discourses on racial, cultural, and religious identity. Drawing on a wide range of documents, including theological polemics on blood purity, political treatises, manuals on animal husbandry, historiography, paintings, epic poems, and Spanish ballads, Javier Irigoyen-Garc�a argues that the figure of the shepherd takes on extraordinary importance in the reshaping of early modern Spanish identity. The Spanish Arcadia contextualizes pastoral romances within a broader framework and assesses how they inform other cultural manifestations. In doing so, Irigoyen-Garc�a provides incisive new ideas about the social and ethnocentric uses of the genre, as well as its interrelation with ideas of race, animal husbandry, and nation building in early modern Spain.



Author: Mark Lane

Publisher: N.A


Category: True Crime

Page: 287

View: 2686

The Sound of Virtue

Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan Politics


Author: Blair Worden

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300066937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

View: 6010

Written around 1580, Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a romance and a love story, set in an ancient and mythical land. But, as Blair Worden now reveals, it is also a commentary on Elizabethan politics. Under the guise of pastoral fiction, Sidney produced a reflection on the misgovernment of Elizabeth I and on the failings of monarchy as a system of government.


Eiskalter Horrortrip aus der Feder von "The Rising" - Autor Felix A. Münter


Author: Felix A. Münter

Publisher: Mantikore-Verlag

ISBN: 3945493153

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5918

Verborgen im ewigen Eis hat es überlebt... Gelockt vom großen Geld und der Aussicht auf die sprichwörtliche Story seines Lebens schließt sich der Journalist Nigel White der Antarktisexpedition des Milliardärs Bailey an, der im ewigen Eis den größten Meteoriten gefunden haben will, den es auf der Erde gibt. Schnell wird deutlich, dass es bei der Expedition nicht um Wissenschaft allein geht, sondern Bailey sich mit der Entdeckung ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste einen Platz in den Geschichtsbüchern sichern will. Als die Gruppe das Mutterschiff Arcadia erreicht beginnt die Expedition aus dem Ruder zu laufen. Etwas Schreckliches hat die Besatzung befallen und es breitet sich rasend schnell aus. Das Vorhaben wird zu einem Horrortrip, auf das Nigel nichts in der Welt hätte vorbereiten können... Eiskalter Horrortrip aus der Feder von "The Rising"- Autor Felix A. Münter

Sidneys Arcadia

Eine Studie zur englischen Renaissance


Author: Friedrich Brie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111593134

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 2470

Natur und höfische Ordnung in Sir Philip Sidneys "Old Arcadia"


Author: Tabea Strohschneider

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110562294

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 430

Philip Sidney entwirft in seinem "Arkadien" eine höfische Ordnung, in der Natur als maßgebliche Berufungs- und Autorisierungsinstanz in politischen, rechtlichen und moralischen Belangen fungiert. Die Studie beschreibt die verschiedenen Naturkonzepte, die dabei zum Tragen kommen, und untersucht die Spannungsverhältnisse, die sich aus ihrer Koexistenz und Konkurrenz mit der Autorität von Gottesinstanzen und dem Walten der "Fortuna" ergeben.