Ein Spiel und ein Zeitvertreib

Roman

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072042

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Der Erzähler, ein junger Fotograf, unternimmt eine Autofahrt durch Frankreich in Begleitung seines amerikanischen Freundes Phillip Dean, der sich in Dijon in die 18-jährige Anne- Marie verliebt. In einer Mischung aus Voyeurismus, Eifersucht und schriftstellerischer Neugier versetzt sich der Erzähler ganz in Phillip hinein, rekonstruiert die verzweifelte Affäre zweier ungleicher Menschen, schildert ihre erotische Intensität.

Verbrannte Tage

Erinnerung

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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James Salter erzählt von seiner Ausbildung zum Kampfpiloten in West Point, vom Koreakrieg und seiner Zeit als Autor in New York: Er schreibt Drehbücher für Hollywood, in denen er Größen wie Samuel Goldwyn, Irwin Shaw, Roman Polanski oder Robert Redford kennenlernt. Er lebt in Städten wie Rom oder Paris, deren Glanz und Erotik sich in seiner Sprache widerspiegeln, ebenso wie die Leidenschaft zu den Frauen. Verbrannte Tage ist eines der größten autobiographischen Werke unserer Zeit, »ein eindrucksvolles Stück Literatur « (Berliner Zeitung).

Burning the Days

Recollection

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307781712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James Salter is widely admired. Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women. After resigning from the Air Force, Salter begins a second life, becoming a writer in the New York of the 1960s. Soon films beckon. There are vivid portraits of actors, directors, and producers--Polanski, Robert Redford, and others. Here also, more important, are writers who were influential, some by their character, like Irwin Shaw, others because of their taste and knowledge. Ultimately Burning the Days is an illumination of what it is to be a man, and what it means to become a writer. Only once in a long while--Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory or Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa--does a memoir of such extraordinary clarity and power appear. Unconventional in form, Burning the Days is a stunning achievement by the writer The Washington Post Book World said "inhabits the same rarefied heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams and John Cheever" --a rare and unforgettable book. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is.

Dusk and Other Stories

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588369581

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident—night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone. These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James Salter's All That Is.

Lichtjahre

Roman

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077370

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Auf den ersten Blick ist es paradiesisch: Das privilegierte Leben von Viri und Nedra kreist um Dinnerpartys und Freunde, um einen sonnendurchfluteten Garten, um endlose Ferien am Atlantik mit den Kindern. Doch langsam entblättert sich das Trügerische dieser Idylle: Viri beginnt eine Affäre mit einer jungen Mitarbeiterin, Nedra trifft sich mit einem langjährigen Freund der Familie. In poetischen Bildern führt James Salter uns vor Augen, dass nichts unerbittlicher ist als Zeit und nichts vergänglicher als Glück.

Cassada

Roman

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078113

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Ein amerikanischer Air-Force-Stützpunkt im Deutschland der fünfziger Jahre: zwei Düsenjägerpiloten, in Marseille gestartet, versuchen bei schlechtem Wetter zu landen. Die niedrige Wolkendecke verhindert einen präzisen Anflug, den beiden geht der Treibstoff aus und sie geraten in eine verzweifelte Lage. Captain Isbell und Lieutenant Cassada sind Freunde und Rivalen zugleich, denn beide lieben sie dieselbe Frau und müssen sich nun trotzdem blind aufeinander verlassen.

Baseball

A History of America's Favorite Game

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Author: George Vecsey

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307494063

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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“Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.” –Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number In Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the sport, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. George Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the game, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and performs a marvelous feat: making a classic story seem refreshingly new. Baseball is a narrative of America’s can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants such as Henry Chadwick could transplant cricket and rounders into the fertile American culture and in which die-hard unionist baseballers such as Charles Comiskey and Connie Mack could eventually become the tightfisted avatars of the game’s big-money establishment. It’s a celebration of such underdogs as a rag-armed catcher turned owner named Branch Rickey and a sure-handed fielder named Curt Flood, both of whom flourished as true great men of history. But most of all, Baseball is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation’s pastime and the fans, who’ve remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars. Reverent, playful, and filled with Vecsey’s charm, Baseball begs to be read in the span of a rain-delayed doubleheader, and so enjoyable that, like a favorite team’s championship run, one hopes it never ends. “Vecsey possesses a journalist’s eye for detail and a historian’s feel for the sweep of action. His research is scrupulous and his writing crisp. This book is an instant classic—— a highly readable guide to America’s great enduring pastime.” — The Louisville Courier Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

From the Earliest Period, Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Pageants, Processions and Pompous Spectacles

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Author: Joseph Strutt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games

Page: 322

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Jäger

Roman

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077494

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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»Die Jäger, 1957 erschienen, ist der erste Roman von Salter und zugleich einer der prägnantesten Nachweise seines Talents. Der Roman ist autobiographisch und stützt sich auf Salters Erfahrungen als Kampfflieger im Koreakrieg. Während auf dem Boden ein schwerer Bürgerkrieg herrscht, wetteifern die Piloten in der Luft in ihren Kampfeinsätzen um die begehrten fünf Kills - den gültigen Nachweis dafür, dass man ein >As

In der Wand

Roman

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072077

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Vernon Rand ist Bergsteiger. Eines Tages beginnt er Hals über Kopf ein neues Leben. Er verlässt seine Arbeit, seine Frau und fliegt nach Genf, um in den Alpen zu klettern. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Cabot beschließt er, die Nordwand des Dru zu besteigen. In der Wand kommt es zur Katastrophe. Cabot stürzt ab und bleibt gelähmt. Rand kann das nicht akzeptieren und versucht, seinen Freund mit allen Mitteln, körperlich und psychisch, zu heilen.

An A-Z of Modern America

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Author: Alicia Duchak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134661460

Category: Art

Page: 424

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An A-Z of Modern America is a comprehensive cultural dictionary which defines contemporary America through its history and civilization. The book includes entries on: key people from presidents to Babe Ruth American life, customs, clothing and education legal, religious and governmental practices multiculturalism, minorities and civil rights An A-Z of Modern America offers accessible and lively definitions of over 3,000 separate items. The book is cross-referenced and thus provides associated links and cultural connections while the appendices contain essential extra information on American institutions, structures and traditions.

The Making of Sporting Cultures

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Author: John Hughson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990692

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national pastimes’. Baseball in the United States, soccer in Britain and cricket in the Caribbean are among the relevant examples discussed. Rather than regarding the historical development of sport as the outcome of passive spectator reception, this work is interested in how sporting cultures have been made and developed over time through the active engagement of its enthusiasts. This is to study the history of sport not only ‘from below’, but also ‘from within’, as a means to understanding the ‘deep relationship’ between sport and people within class contexts – the middle class as well as the working class. Contestation over the making of sport along axes of race, gender and class are discussed where relevant. A range of cultural writers and theorists are examined in regard to both how their writing can help us understand the making of sport and as to how sport might be located within an overall cultural context – in different places and times. The book will appeal to students and academics within humanities disciplines such as cultural studies, history and sociology and to those in sport studies programmes interested in the historical, cultural and social aspects of sport. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

A Brief History of American Sports

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Author: Elliott J. Gorn,Warren Jay Goldstein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071843

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

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Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein show us where our games and pastimes came from, how they developed, and what they have meant to Americans. The great heroes of baseball and football are here, as well as the dramatic moments of boxing and basketball. Beyond this, the authors show us how sports fit into the larger contours of our past. For this new edition, the authors have updated the book to include discussion of performance-enhancing drugs; player salaries, unions, and the business of internationalizing sport; Title IX and gender in American sports; race, especially the entry of Latino and Asian athletes; and the corporatization of amateur athletics. A Brief History of American Sports reveals that from colonial times to the present, sports have been central to American culture, and a profound expression of who we are.

Glig-gamena Angel-deod

Or, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England; Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May-games, Mummeries, Pageants, Processions, and Pompous Spectacles, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: Illustrated by Engravings Selected from Ancient Paintings; in which are Represented Most of the Popular Diversions

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Author: Joseph Strutt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amusements

Page: 302

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