Download e-book for iPad: Letters from a Life Vol 1: 1923-39: Selected Letters and by Benjamin Britten,Donald Mitchell,Philip Reed

By Benjamin Britten,Donald Mitchell,Philip Reed

ISBN-10: 0571193994

ISBN-13: 9780571193998

Volume this sort of outstanding letters and diaries opens with a letter from Britten elderly 9 to his bold mom, Edith. tune is already on the centre of his existence, and it accompanies him via prep and public college after which to London to the Royal university of track, the place the phenomenally proficient yet green younger composer is plunged into metropolitan existence and makes influential new buddies, between them W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. This used to be a time of prodigious musical creativity, a starting to be information of his sexuality, and the dawning of his political convictions. most significantly, in this interval Britten met Peter Pears and demonstrated the musical and private courting that was once to final a life-time. quantity One involves an in depth in may possibly 1939, whilst Britten, followed by way of Pears, departs for North America.

The letters and diaries during this illuminating first quantity and its successor are supplemented by way of the editors' unique observation and via exhaustive modern documentation. jointly they represent a complete portrait not just of the composer yet of an age.

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Download PDF by Pat Richardson,Anne Skinner: Queenie: Letters from an Australian Army Nurse, 1915-1917

By Pat Richardson,Anne Skinner

ISBN-10: 0646558358

ISBN-13: 9780646558356

Edith Florence “Queenie” Avenell was once twenty-five years outdated while she enlisted within the Australian military Nursing carrier the day after the Australian and New Zealand forces stormed the shorelines of Turkey on that first Anzac Day in 1915. Resigning from her place as matron of the Innisfail sanatorium, she got down to do her bit for the struggle attempt by way of nursing Australian squaddies. The letters she usually wrote domestic supply a truly own view of the warfare and the realm of the days during the eyes of a contemporary, autonomous younger woman.

The ebook unearths the lives of nurses at the back of front traces through the First international warfare, the sacrifices they make and the bonds they proportion with “their boys”, the warriors whose spirits have been lifted and their wounds healed by way of the joyful smiles and deft abilities of the nurses. via Queenie’s letters to her mom, the reader travels via unique Cairo in a horse-drawn “gharrie”, stocks her melancholy on the gruelling stipulations of the Western entrance and discovers how “the boys” learn how to reside their lives back after the horrors of the trenches and the lack of their younger limbs.

Edith Florence Avenell used to be considered one of 2,139 Australian nurses who enlisted within the Australian military Nursing provider to serve finally in Egypt, Lemnos, England, France, Belgium, Greece, Salonika, Palestine, Mesopotamia and India. This booklet is a tribute to their braveness, compassion, talents, humour and humanity.

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Download e-book for kindle: Lettres à Simone Kahn (1920-1960) (Blanche) (French Edition) by André Breton,Jean-Michel Goutier

By André Breton,Jean-Michel Goutier

ISBN-10: 2070196879

ISBN-13: 9782070196876

Ces lettres d’André Breton adressées à Simone Kahn, qui deviendra sa première épouse, contiennent des informations inédites sur les débuts du surréalisme, communiquées presque au jour le jour, grâce aux confidences de l’auteur du Manifeste de 1924, de même qu’elles livrent un portrait intime de Breton.

Portrait fidèle à celui, remarquable, que hint Simone Kahn, dans une lettre à sa cousine Denise, quelques jours après sa rencontre avec le jeune poète, en juin 1920, dans une allée du jardin du Luxembourg : "… personnalité de poète très spéciale, éprise de infrequent et d’impossible, juste ce qu’il faut de déséquilibre, soutenu par une intelligence précise même dans l’inconscient…"

Les lettres d’André à Simone permettent de découvrir, à leur journey, un être au charisme extreme, loin de l'image caricaturale véhiculée par les ouvrages de critique littéraire. Comme en témoigne, parmi d’autres, cet extrait bouleversant de correspondance du nine août 1927 : "N’étaient les crises de pessimisme que je traverse et qui me font me contrarier moi-même à toute strength, je ne t’aurais jamais infligé l. a. moindre peine. Ce que tu représentes pour moi, si ce mot peut avoir un sens, c’est tout ce qui m'attache à l. a. vie, tu le sais. Hélas, parfois il m’arrive de subir avec violence l’appel de ce qui m’en détache. Tu ne voudrais pas être en même temps ce qui m’y attache et ce qui m’en détache." Ce pessimisme, présent dans les poèmes – notamment avec "Le verbe être" – du recueil Le Revolver à cheveux blancs publié en 1932, ne manque d’ailleurs pas d’une certaine ironie libératrice, qui débouchera, en 1939, sur los angeles suggestion nouvelle d’humour noir créée par André Breton.

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Download e-book for kindle: Letters From Jerusalem 1947-1948 by Zipporah Porath

By Zipporah Porath

ISBN-10: 9659198728

ISBN-13: 9789659198726

Zipporah Porath, a local New Yorker, arrived in Jerusalem in 1947 for a one-year software on the Hebrew college. presently, she chanced on herself stuck up in Israel’s struggle of Independence and the fight for the survival of the nascent kingdom. forsaking reports, she secretly joined the underground Haganah security forces, served as a medic within the siege of Jerusalem and within the fledgling Israel Air strength. The letters she wrote to her kinfolk in the course of that tremendous 12 months vividly describe her impressions and emotions and seize the historical occasions as they happened.

Letters from Jerusalem 1947-1948 is an interesting own account that provides an genuine voice to the background of that pivotal period.

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New PDF release: Correspondence 1949-1975 (New Heidegger Research)

By Martin Heidegger,Ernst Jünger,Timothy Sean Quinn

ISBN-10: 1783488751

ISBN-13: 9781783488759

ISBN-10: 178348876X

ISBN-13: 9781783488766

Beginning in 1949, the German novelist and essayist Ernst Jünger begun a correspondence with the thinker Martin Heidegger that lasted till Heidegger’s loss of life in 1975. This quantity comprises the 1st English translation in their whole correspondence, in addition to letters from Heidegger’s spouse and son and others said of their correspondence. It additionally includes a translation of Jünger’s essay Across the Line (Über die Linie), his contribution to a Festschrift celebrating Heidegger’s 60th birthday.

Jünger’s and Heidegger’s correspondence is of large historic curiosity, revealing how either males got here to appreciate their cultural roles in post-war Europe. it's invaluable in addition for displaying the emergence of issues pervasive in Heidegger’s post-war proposal: his cultural and political pessimism and his difficulty with the matter of world expertise. The correspondence additionally finds the evolution of a philosophical friendship among writers relevant to 20th century ecu idea, and the mutual effect that fellowship labored on their writing.

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Get Discursos III (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By M. Tulio Cicerón,Jesús Aspa Cereza,José Martínez Gázquez,José Javier Iso,José Luis Moralejo

ISBN-10: 8424914457

ISBN-13: 9788424914455

Los discursos reunidos en este volumen muestran a Cicerón en su faceta de abogado, y ponen de manifiesto su pleno dominio de los angeles retórica y los angeles oratoria desde el principio de su carrera. Fue su ejercicio de abogado el que le convirtió en modelo de prosa latina.
Se reúnen aquí varios de los primeros discursos que Cicerón pronunció en su calidad de abogado, profesión en los angeles que no tardó en descollar tanto por los angeles excelencia de su oratoria como por los angeles escrupulosidad con que preparaba los casos.
En defensa de P. Quincio, del año eighty one, es su primer discurso conservado (aunque no el primero pronunciado, pues se refiere a otros anteriores), y defiende a Publio Quincio frente a un acusador cuyo abogado period el gran orador Hortensio, con motivo de una disputa sobre una granja de los angeles Galia. En defensa de Q. Roscio, el cómico está al servicio de un gran actor, al que los angeles acusación le reclamaba una granja que se le había entregado anteriormente como compensación por el asesinato de un esclavo del que Roscio period copropietario. En defensa de A. Cecina, del año sixty nine, concierne a una herencia de tierras. Acerca de l. a. ley agraria, o Contra Rullum consiste en tres discursos pronunciados durante los primeros días de posesión del consulado (63 a.C.), el primero ante el Senado y los otros dos ante el pueblo, contra los angeles propuesta de ley agraria del tribuno P. Servilio Rulo (y tras los angeles cual estaba probablemente César), sobre ventas y adquisiciones abusivas de tierras en Italia y más allá, con el fin de fundar colonias; Cicerón arguyó que los angeles propuesta period injusta con los pueblos extranjeros y con los aliados afectados, y que no beneficiaba en nada al pueblo romano. El plan no prosperó. En defensa de L. Flaco, del año fifty nine, representa a un pretor acusado de extorsión.

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Download PDF by Adolf Ott,Ingelore Ott: Meine Lebenserinnerungen: Arzt in Prag und Marienbad 1835 -

By Adolf Ott,Ingelore Ott

ISBN-10: 3732243125

ISBN-13: 9783732243129

Eine autobiografische Kostbarkeit aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

Als Arzt hat Prof. Dr. med. Adolf Ott sein Leben den Kranken und der Forschung gewidmet.
Er conflict 30 Jahre lang Kurarzt in Marienbad/ Böhmen.

Auf zahlreichen Reisen, u. a. nach St. Petersburg, Stockholm und London hat er Marienbad europaweit bekannt gemacht.
Der ausgezeichnete internationale Ruf Marienbads als Kurort ist sein Verdienst.
Er hatte Klientel aus allen Gesellschaftsschichten bis hin zur bunt schillernden Welt der Aristokratie und sogar König Eduard VII. von England.

Als Professor hat er an der Prager Karlsuniversität viele nachmalig berühmte Ärzte ausgebildet.

Seine Schicksalsschläge durch die Verluste von Gattin, Tochter, Sohn und Enkel sowie seine bitteren Enttäuschungen durch seinen Sohn machen sehr betroffen.

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Read e-book online Commitment and Sacrifice: Personal Diaries of the Great War PDF

By Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee,Frans Coetzee

ISBN-10: 0199336075

ISBN-13: 9780199336074

For years, those that tried to appreciate the devastation of worldwide battle I appeared to the collections of diplomatic records, the stirring speeches, and the partisan memoirs of the best members. notwithstanding, these money owed provided little in terms of the intimate heritage, or the person studies of these fascinated by the good battle. In Commitment and Sacrifice, Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee and Frans Coetzee supply simply such an "intimate glance" by means of bringing jointly formerly unpublished diaries of 5 contributors within the First international struggle and restoring to ebook the diary of a 6th that has lengthy been out of print.

The six diaries deal with the warfare at the Western entrance and the Mediterranean, in addition to at the back of the strains at the domestic entrance. jointly, those diarists shape a various team: John French, a British sapper who dug precarious tunnels underneath the trenches of the Western entrance; Henri Desagneaux, a French infantry officer embroiled in years of bloody strive against; Philip T. Cate, an idealistic American volunteer ambulance driving force who sought to avoid wasting lives instead of take them; Willy Wolff, a German businessman stuck in England upon the war's outbreak and interned there for the length; James Douglas Hutchison, a brand new Zealand artilleryman battling hundreds of thousands of miles from domestic; and Felix Kaufmann, a German desktop gunner, captured and held as a prisoner of war.

Through the non-public reflections of those younger males, we're transported into a number of the iconic episodes of the conflict, from the upheaval of mobilization during the nice battles of Gallipoli, Verdun, and the Somme, in addition to the fewer everyday "other ordeal" of internment and captivity. As individuals of the so-called iteration of 1914 (each was once among nineteen and twenty-four years old), they shared an unwavering dedication to their nations' reason, and possessed a steadfast selection to persevere regardless of usually appalling circumstances.

Collectively, those diaries remove darkness from the sacrifices of warfare, even if willingly volunteered or stoically persevered. That the diarists had the need and the ingenuity to checklist their stories, even if for his or her households, posterity, or just their very own own pride, offers readers the facility to snoop on horrors long gone. A century later, we're lucky that they have been either prepared and ready to set pencil to paper.

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