A Place in the Country

A Placeinthe Country was first published in Germanin 1998 under the title Logis in einem Landhaus (thetitle itself a quotation from Walser's 'Kleist in Thun'), which mightbe translated literally as 'lodgingsinacountry house' ...

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241965713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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From the author of the critically-acclaimed Austerlitz and Across the Land and Water comes A Place in the Country, the much anticipated translation of one of W.G. Sebald's most brilliant works. When W. G. Sebald, the prize-winning author of Austerlitz, travelled to Manchester in 1966, he packed in his bags certain literary favourites which would remain central to him throughout the rest of his life and during the years when he was settled in England. In A Place in the Country, he reflects on six of the figures who shaped him as a person and as a writer, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Jan Peter Tripp. Fusing biography and essay, and finding, as ever, inspiration in place - as when he journeys to the Ile St. Pierre, the tiny, lonely Swiss island where Jean-Jacques Rousseau found solace and inspiration - Sebald lovingly brings his subjects to life in his distinctive, inimitable voice. A Place in the Country is a window into the mind of this much loved and much missed writer. Praise for W.G. Sebald: 'A new kind of writing, combining fiction, memoir, travelogue, philosophy and much else besides . . . greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times 'When you read Sebald you are transported to another realm. Reading him is a truly sublime experience' Literary Review 'Is literary greatness still possible? One of the few answers available to English-Language readers is the work of W.G. Sebald' Susan Sontag W.G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany in 1944. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1966 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester, and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia, and the author of Austerlitz; The Emmigrants, which won a series of major awards, including the Berlin Literature Prize, the Heinrich Boll Prize, the Heinrich Heine Prize and the Joseph Breitbach Prize.

The second marriage My place in the country The pavilion

When people have a place of their own in the country , it is worth their while to make it comfortable , and to keep their establishment in order . A house in town is only half a home ; one never feels settled in it ; and the sort of ...

Author: Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances)

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A Country Place

A COUNTRYPLACE is dedicated to those Who seek God's love and redemption, and those who find it. This story honors people oflove and purity, urban or rural, Who discover in their depths, a serene place of refreshment and light—a country ...

Author: Helen Hein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1401010962

Category: Fiction

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A product of old money and a brilliant heart surgeon, Henry McLaughlan is condescending and pretentious, with a strong need for approval and a reputation for womanizing. Dark secrets from his youth contribute to his atheism, and Henry's medical skill alone has become his saving grace and the heart of his identity. Henry falls in love with Theresa Tabor, a widow and mother of two young children. "You're white water rafting and I'm a deep water port," Theresa jokes as they begin to work out their differences. Through her example and uncompromising confrontations, Henry gradually transcends past misery to yield his intrinsic decency and recover his faith in God. Unapologetic about her blue-collar, Catholic roots, Theresa marries Henry, then struggles with childbearing, a devastating accident, and his powerful family influences. A COUNTRY PLACE is a contemporary redemption story, and a tribute to the enduring bonds of love and family.

The Best Place to Live City Country Or Suburbs

Persuasive EssaysLevel: V/60 P ersuasive e ssays Enjoy all of these Nonfiction Readers' & The Best Place to Live: City, Country, Suburbs Three Persuasive GENRE: City Country Focus on the Genre: Persuasive Essays 2 Tools.

Author: Sarah Albee

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450930301

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Where is the best place to live? For Evan it's the city, with its diverse population and abundance of activities. Claudia prefers the country, where she lives side by side with nature. There's no place like the suburbs for Nandini for enjoying a sense of community and lots of friends. Which person and place will get your vote? Read these essays to find out.

American Cowboy

How many times have you asked yourself, "Think We Could Find A Place In The Country?" It's All In The Catalog . . . |\||||||WIR) © Real Estate As Low As $10,000; Many With Owner Financing! © Country Homes, Farms, Ranches, Retreats, ...

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.


Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

The fact of making such a place as Taman a general hospital for the garrison of the coast was alone proof sufficient of the dreadful climate ... It is marvellous how little change has taken place in this country during fifty years .

Author: Sheil (Mary Leonora Woulfe)

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Mary A Fiction and The Wrongs of Woman or Maria

person of some consequence, whom he had once obliged in a very disagreeable exigency, in a foreign country; and that he had procured a place for her friend, which would infallibly lead to something better, if he behaved with propriety.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 146040131X

Category: Fiction

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Mary Wollstonecraft wrote these two novellas at the beginning and end of her years of writing and political activism. Though written at different times, they explore some of the same issues: ideals of femininity as celebrated by the cult of sensibility, the unequal education of women, and domestic subjugation. Mary counters the contemporary trend of weak, emotional heroines with the story of an intelligent and creative young woman who educates herself through her close friendships with men and women. Darker and more overtly feminist, The Wrongs of Woman is set in an insane asylum, where a young woman has been wrongly imprisoned by her husband. By presenting the novellas in light of such texts as Wollstonecraft’s letters, her polemical and educational prose, similar works by other feminists and political reformists, the literature of sentiment, and contemporary medical texts, this edition encourages an appreciation of the complexity and sophistication of Wollstonecraft’s writing goals as a radical feminist in the 1790s.

The Right to Have Rights

... a failure to adopt a country's nationality when there are no obstacles preventing such a step demonstrates the intention to remain a non-national such that a person cannot call the country in question 'his own'. One's 'place in the ...

Author: Alison Kesby

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019162778X

Category: Law

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Writing in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, the political theorist Hannah Arendt argued that the plight of stateless people in the inter-war period pointed to the existence of a 'right to have rights'. The right to have rights was the right to citizenship-to membership of a political community. Since then, and especially in recent years, theorists have continued to grapple with the meaning of the right to have rights. In the context of enduring statelessness, mass migration, people flows, and the contested nature of democratic politics, the question of the right to have rights remains of pressing concern for writers and advocates across the disciplines. This book provides the first in-depth examination of the right to have rights in the context of the international protection of human rights. It explores two overarching questions. First, how do different and competing conceptions of the right to have rights shed light on right bearing in the contemporary context, and in particular on concepts and relationships central to the protection of human rights in public international law? Secondly, given these competing conceptions, how is the right to have rights to be understood in the context of public international law? In the course of the analysis, the author examines the significance and limits of nationality, citizenship, humanity and politics for right bearing, and argues that their complex interrelation points to how the right to have rights might be rearticulated for the purposes of international legal thought and practice.