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Christmas at the Four Corners of the Earth
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The 12 trans-realist prose sketches in Christmas At The Four Corners of The Earth take the reader to Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Rotterdam, China, New Mexico, New Zealand, the Ardennes Forest, and the south Atlantic ocean. We meet a one-armed man playing the piano in a small bungalow under the Southern Cross, a Countess who survives the sinking of a transatlantic steamer and artists who drink and sing through Christmas eve and day. These sketches - working together - are antitheses to traditional and perhaps sentimental Christmas stories. These are not tales of the star, the shepherds and the manger, but of common people confronted by all the beauty, terror, doubt and confusion of the 20th century. What remains? Cendrars's profound vision and a steadfast belief that the incarnation of the spirit does, indeed, endure.

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Stand: 18.01.2020
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Recollections Of The Emperor Napoleon, During T...
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&quote;Young Elizabeth Balcombe, or Betsy to friends and family, found life on the remote island of St Helena intolerably dull. Most fourteen-year-olds would. Her father had been posted to that unforgiving station in the Atlantic and, being a family man, he took his family with him. Life was bleak in Balcombe's bungalow on the fringe of James Town. But then, in October 1815, the situation was transformed by the arrival of an unusual visitor. Napoleon Bonaparte, one-time master of Europe, now prisoner and exile, stepped ashore. The Balcombes, like all the islanders, were amazed. And even more so when Napoleon, taking a fancy to their bungalow (the Briars) moved in with them. Betsy, overcoming her surprise at sharing her home with an emperor, delighted in his company and the two became firm friends. Miss Betsy Balcombe made the most of her time with the world's most famous prisoner, keenly observing all around her, noting down conversations, recording moods. The result is a unique set of memoirs which records in astonishing detail an almost unbelievable story. That of how a precocious teenager and an emperor talked, argued, played, confided and teased their way through grim years of exile on the barren rock of St Helena.&quote;-Print ed.

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Stand: 18.01.2020
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Christmas at the Four Corners of the Earth
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The 12 trans-realist prose sketches in Christmas At The Four Corners of The Earth take the reader to Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Rotterdam, China, New Mexico, New Zealand, the Ardennes Forest, and the south Atlantic ocean. We meet a one-armed man playing the piano in a small bungalow under the Southern Cross, a Countess who survives the sinking of a transatlantic steamer and artists who drink and sing through Christmas eve and day. These sketches - working together - are antitheses to traditional and perhaps sentimental Christmas stories. These are not tales of the star, the shepherds and the manger, but of common people confronted by all the beauty, terror, doubt and confusion of the 20th century. What remains? Cendrars's profound vision and a steadfast belief that the incarnation of the spirit does, indeed, endure.

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Stand: 18.01.2020
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Common Houses in America's Small Towns: The Atl...
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A geographical field guide to the American house. Based on an inventory of seventeen thousand homes in twenty sample cities from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley, this book explores how Americans housed themselves in the 1980s. Features: Houses are divided into categories based on form, creating five broad families--one room deep, two rooms deep, irregularly massed, bungalow, and ranch.Photographs illustrate such diverse types as the hall and parlour cottage, salt box house, and raised ranch house, and such characteristics as height, roof form, and facade material.Charts and maps plot regional variations, revealing for example the prevalence of pre-World War I housing in the Middle West and of post-World War II ranches in the South.Glossary of structural forms gives more formal definition and description for the sixty-seven specific dwelling types analyzed.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 18.01.2020
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