German Literature

The struggle to unearth the world’s first author

About forty-three hundred years ago, in an area we now call Iraq, a sculptor chiselled out of a disk of white limestone the image of a woman presiding over a temple ritual. She wears a long ceremonial dress and a headdress. There are two male servants behind her and one …

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WOW2: Women Pioneers of November and Events in Our History

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae, feminist studies scholar “Women solve problems, and oftenwe don’t get much credit for this becausethe typical image of a leader is someonewhich is loud, obnoxious, chest-pounding.It’s not my view of what’s trueleadership is; true leaders are thosewho …

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Natural revelation and natural selection

Image: William Wordsworth, by Benjamin Haydon, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons. It has long been recognized that the many hymns to nature in the poetic works of William Wordsworth (1770-1850) convey an implicit belief in natural theology. This concept was no stranger to Darwin himself in its abstract form following …

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Notable New Hampshire neighbors who died last week

InDepthNH.org crawls New Hampshire funeral home websites weekly and randomly selects some of our friends, relatives and neighbors to be featured in this column. People listed here have died within the past week and have a public or charitable connection to their community. InDepthNH.org now offers obituaries through the Legacy.com …

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Big spike in the Barbie doll market

Dr Lori Verderame Barbie has been making headlines lately ahead of the upcoming release of the movie “Barbie.” Barbie, which was introduced in the late 1950s and skyrocketed in popularity in the 1960s, has recently made great strides in the collectibles market. German Bild Lilli dolls, post-war adult fashion dolls, …

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North Pointe School in Southgate launches International Baccalaureate program – The News Herald

North Pointe School in Southgate launched an International Baccalaureate program for Kindergarten to Grade 4 this fall to create lifelong learners who are compassionate people who respect and celebrate differences. The goal of the International Baccalaureate or IB program is to educate children to love learning, to ask questions and …

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Stark Museum of Art Special Exhibition A Noble Pastime: Hunting Pictures

Image courtesy of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston. Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Johann Heinrich Tischbein II (1742 – 1808), “A Hunting Dog Stalking”, 1773, engraving, 5 x 6 1/4 inches (plate or block), 6 3/4 x 8 inches (sheet), Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, 2019.9. …

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Sheila Heti and Anne Carson among finalists for Governor General’s Literary Awards

Sheila Heti and Anne Carson are among well-known Canadian writers on the Governor General’s Literary Awards shortlist. On Wednesday, the Canada Council for the Arts named the 70 finalists in seven categories in English and French. The 14 winners, each receiving $25,000, will be announced on November 16. Toronto-based Heti …

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Live News: Tesla’s Credit Rating Upgraded to Investment Grade by S&P

© Reuters Tesla’s bonds are now rated investment grade by Standard & Poor’s, with the agency citing the electric car maker’s recent production numbers as the reason for moving the company’s debt rating out of junk territory. The rating agency raised Tesla’s rating, including credit rating and issue-level rating, from …

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Das Capital – Free Washington Beacon

Berlin is a wonderful read. The author doesn’t just cram prose like an oversize New Yorker room. Focusing on the essentials, he wraps his story in a dazzling dramaturgy that makes the reader want to browse more than 400 pages. An accomplished storyteller, Sinclair McKay writes like a journalist covering …

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The University announces the first Renée Crown Honorary Professorships

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) announced that Heidi Hehnly, Associate Professor of Biology, is the first Renée Crown Professor of Science and Mathematics and Karin Nisenbaum, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, is the first Renée Crown Professor of Humanities. The chairs are made possible by a generous gift from …

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Alexander Von Humboldt, the last person who knew everything

In June 1802, halfway through his five years of scientific exploration of Spanish America, Alexander von Humboldt set out to scale Chimborazo, a 20,564-foot volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of Ecuador. At the time, it was thought to be the tallest mountain in the world (a claim recently questioned by …

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Festival highlighting historical fiction and non-fiction from September 23 to 25

A woman who shattered the publishing industry’s glass ceiling, a nurse grappling with post-segregation abuses of her patients, and dictators who used a world’s fair for propaganda are among the topics featured at the sixth annual history book festival in Lewes. The authors of some twenty works of non-fiction and …

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🌱 311 Cincy Launches + Students’ ‘I Need Box’ Goes Viral

Hello Cincinnati. I’m here in your inbox this morning to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Here we are. First, today’s weather forecast: Foggy sun. High: 83 Low: 59. Here are the top three stories from today in Cincinnati: Greater Cincinnati Foundation president and …

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Immovable promises

My name is Joseph Burton and I study theology at Andrews University, I just finished my first year. Thinking back to my childhood, I don’t remember knowing much about the character of God. I grew up in a dysfunctional home characterized by family conflict and the presence of drugs and …

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Chilean Ambassador to Budapest: Hungarians, Chileans have a very introspective personality

His Excellency, Camilo Sanhueza, Chile’s Ambassador to Budapest gave us a detailed interview covering his early experiences in Hungary in the early 1990s, the similarities between Chile and Hungary, how Santiago is tackling the emerging energy crisis and the Chilean community living in Hungary. He also talked about his favorite …

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How a Force of Immigrants and Refugees Helped Win World War II’

Guy Stern celebrated his 100th birthday in January 2022. In 2017, he received the highest French distinction of merit for military and civil service: the National Order of the Legion of Honor. Stern is a decorated German-American member of what we now know as the Ritchie Boys. He represents one …

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How incendiary revolutionary Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan Sastri became writer Agyeya

Less than a month after his arrest, Vatsyayan had started writing. He wrote throughout his incarceration, despite the inhuman conditions of imprisonment and occasional solitary confinement. He wrote about anything he could get his hands on, pouring poetry, diary entries, stories, essays, and translations into school notebooks and the backs …

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Coffee with Hitler by Charles Spicer critic – polite anti-Nazi society | history books

OWhen Hitler came to power in the early 1930s, public reaction in Britain was not one of unmitigated horror. Instead, it falls somewhere between disinterest, snobbery, if inaccurate, contempt (“the man is a House painter!”), and, in some quarters, the quiet satisfaction that a vigorous reformer had shaken up his …

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Don’t give up on small businesses in the energy crisis

Comment this story Comment As energy prices rise, British politicians appear to be relying on Latin American literature for guidance. Like a novel by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, those responsible have lost the ability to tell the difference between substance and magical realism. But companies can’t afford to live …

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Lemonada Media and Penguin Random House Partner to Create Innovative Multi-Platform Book Club

The ‘Lemonada Book Club Powered By Penguin Random House’ will bring together story-lovers from the worlds of podcasting and literature Host of the “Crime Junkie” podcast Ashley’s Flowers among the first group of authors to feature LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lemonade Media, the podcast network that makes …

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Echoes of Netflix and Hollywood’s ‘Evil Twin’ Formula E! News UK

Hollywood has always used twins (especially identical twins) for various symbolic purposes, especially in thrillers and horror cinema; Netflix’s Echoes miniseries is the latest in that tradition. Netflix’s thriller miniseries echoes begins on a promising note: we meet Gina McCleary (Michelle Monaghan), a successful writer living in Los Angeles. Years …

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Reviews | The Museum of Victims of Communism in Washington DC tells a vital story

Comment this story Comment Most Americans who travel to their nation’s capital as tourists are thankfully unaware of the violent rumblings that insist that American history is a long history of shortcomings. Visitors come for a joyful immersion in the celebrations of national history, told by the marble monuments, the …

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Faculty Focus-August 22, 2022 | St. Lawrence University

Faculty members put their knowledge into practice so that students and others can benefit. Recently, professors have published research articles, presented at conferences, and served as expert panelists and podcast guests. Yesim Bayar Yesim Bayar At the annual conference of the Canadian Sociological Association, Assistant Professor of Sociology Yesim Bayar …

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We are made of pieces and fragments

I am ready to resume reading in public. Banned Books Week in America, promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International “in common support for the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those that some consider unorthodox or unpopular” , is held annually during the last week of …

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Wolfgang Petersen, director of ‘Das Boot’, dies at 81

Wolfgang Petersen, one of the few foreign directors to break into Hollywood, whose heartbreaking 1981 war film ‘Das Boot’ was nominated for six Oscars and became one of Germany’s highest-grossing films , died Friday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 81 years old. The …

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Germany / 1920s / New objectivity / August Sander, Center Pompidou magazine

On the sixth floor of the Center Pompidou in Paris, framed by its spectacular bay windows, a vast multidisciplinary exhibition is currently on display, devoted to the works of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, active in Germany in the 1920s. In the aftermath of World War I, avant-garde, utopian …

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The Greater Gig Harbor Literary Society joins the party again – The Suburban Times

No plans for the weekend yet? Whether you’re a bookworm or not, the Greater Gig Harbor Literary Society knows how to entice you with its wide variety of books from different genres. On Sunday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Greater Gig Harbor Literary Society will be …

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No, camel poo does not help cure diarrhea, scientists say

Articles pop up from time to time suggesting that eating camel dung can help with diarrhea, according to scientists in Amsterdam. The so-called therapy has even been mentioned in some academic studies. To find out if this could be true, they imported camel dung from Egypt and looked into the …

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Cambodian and German artists explore typography

Cambodian artist Kem Keosocheat collaborated with German artist Lars Breuer to examine the typography of their two languages ​​for their In Collaboration exhibition at Meta House in Phnom Penh. Currently in progress, the exhibition In Collaboration: Lars Breuer (Germany) and Koem Keosocheat (Cambodia) will end on August 28 Breuer typically …

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Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints at the Abraham Art Gallery

The Abraham Art Gallery opened the new season on Monday August 1 with the exhibition BIBLICAL IMAGINATION IN GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PRINTS. From the collection of Sandra Bowden, the show features over 50 original graphic art prints by famous expressionists of the early 20e century, two woodcuts from the 16e century, …

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Irish banking flaws highlighted by recent fiascos

It’s not often that the public gets the better of financial institutions, but that’s what happened recently with Allied Irish Banks (AIB) and its plans to cut services at 70 of its city branches. from the country. For once, the so-called Masters of the Universe were forced to eat humbly …

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Transforming History | Trade Standard News

In response to the West’s prophesied understanding of gender, at conferences, on the streets, and in pride parades, one can find queer people shouting that “the future is non-binary.” True as it is, this phrase assumes that queer futures never borrow from histories, as if the past were …

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How a great Jewish actor made a name for himself playing anti-Semites and other villains – The Forward

LONDON – JANUARY 7: David Warner poses during a photocall held on January 7, 2005 at his home in London, England. (Photo by Cambridge Jones/Getty Images) By Benjamin Ivry July 25, 2022 English actor David Warner, who died on July 24 at the age of 80, proved that Jewish family …

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Syrian novelist Shahla Ujayli’s ‘Summer With the Enemy’ is a hot summer read

Wherever you spend your summer, let yourself be transported to Syria and immerse yourself in the world of Shahla Ujayli’s historical novel Summer with the enemy. The continuing devastation of the war that began in 2011 has focused the world’s attention on Syria. Reading a Syrian novel is a way …

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Cheaper Gas – The New York Times

After months of gas prices making life more expensive, they have quietly begun to decline, bringing financial relief to many Americans. The nationwide average price this week was $4.49 a gallon, down from a high of $5.01 in June. The average price of gasoline is still about $1.30 higher than …

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Most Obedient Dogs: These are the 10 lovable dog breeds that should always sit and stay – including the adorable Labrador 🐕

Over the past two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club has seen dog ownership increase nearly eight percent from 2020. But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before …

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Southern Festival of Books Announces List of Award-Winning Authors, Poets and Literary Legends

Annual festival brings literary and cultural leaders to Nashville for panel discussions, readings and discussions Humanities Tennessee today announced the initial slate of award-winning bestselling authors who will headline the 34th Annual Southern Book Festival, which will be held in person at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library’s …

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Mark this! 40 plus years, the history of seagull books

December 6, 1992. It is the hour following the demolition of the Babri mosque. Naveen Kishore, the founder of Seagull Books (then in his 10th year), was preoccupied with designing a stage for an Indian music concert featuring Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia on flute and Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla, when …

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After dodging the wrecking ball, Roethke homes could gain new protections

SAGINAW, MI – Two homes linked to one of Saginaw’s most famous historical figures may merit a Blessed City designation that would help preserve their walls and deter the threat of demolition. A committee established by Saginaw City Council will study the benefits of creating a historic district in the …

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SIGGRAPH 2022: Technological Advances and Evolution of Computer Graphics Techniques

SIGGRAPH 2022 accentuates technological advances in computer graphics through its Production Sessions and Talks programs. Industry leaders from the film, visual effects and animation sectors will share their behind-the-scenes stories for their projects as part of the Production Sessions program. Another program that allows creators to share the successes and …

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Effectiveness of the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine and obstacles to vaccination in Germany

This large case-control study allows new information on the main aspects of vaccination against TBE: barriers to vaccination, VE and VBI. The high degree of case-control similarity indicates successful matching on potential confounders. The proportion of fully vaccinated controls at 24.1% only slightly exceeds the vaccination coverage in Baden-Württemberg (18.0%) …

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PWB Peeps – Open Discussion

In 1900, Marc enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and later went to Paris to study art. Unfortunately, he was drafted into the German army in 1914 at the start of the Great War. Although the German government later decided to withdraw the notable artists from combat, …

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The rediscovery of Halldór Laxness

Determined to break into film, he went to Hollywood, where he wrote a screenplay called “Salka Valka” or “A Woman in Trousers”, with Greta Garbo in the lead for the title role. The film had a good chance of being produced by MGM, until Laxness fell out with the studio …

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Swann’s book and autograph sale hits history

The English writer Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Jane Eyre, published under the pen name “Currer Bell” 1847, a three-volume set, sold for $23,750. The original edition was bound in full green morocco pebbled by Wood, covers with flowered corners. Review by WA Demers, Photos courtesy Swann Auction Galleries NEW YORK CITY …

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West Chicago High School Class of 2022

Class of 2022 graduates: 448 Time, date and location of the graduation ceremony: Wednesday, May 18, Northern Illinois University Convocation Center Graduates with highest distinction: Paloma Aguado, Jaden Aldaco, Rebecca Alison, Gerardo Avila, James Bloss, Daniel Bowen, Jaclyn Camp, Leslie Correa, Shantal Correa, Jack Dang, Alyssa Danner, Mason Dupasquier, Daniel …

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The strange moon of Yenagoa unveiled at the Goethe-Institut | The Guardian Nigeria News

Emerging poet and culture producer, Samuel Osaze, will unveil his new collection of poems, Der Falsche Mond von Yenagoa / The Strange Moon of Yenagoa, to the public on June 25, 2022 at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria on Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos . The time is 12:00 p.m. The launch …

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Apply by June 30, Coimbatore Bharathiar University Admissions, Apply by June 30, Diploma and PG Diploma Courses

The Bharathiar University of Coimbatore has called for applications for its Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma courses offered in the academic departments of various schools for the academic year 2022-23. Direct admission: M.Sc – Mathematics with computer applications; Statistics; statistics with computer applications; Electronics and Instrumentation; Bioinformatics; Environmental …

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Literacy underpins the most spied on state in the world

Before progressive causes became the domain of the professional middle class, writers and artists looked to socialism for ideological comfort. Sadly, no society has lived up to the utopian hopes of equality and collective wealth that have filled thousands of books and inspired countless works of art. The most ambitious …

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A radical collective takes control of one of the largest art exhibitions in the world

I undertook several days of nongkrong in Gudskul, arriving in the calm of mid-morning to sit under the breadfruit trees with anyone willing to chat. When the collectives bought the property, it had an indoor soccer field, so ruangrupa kept the high roof intact and built two floors of cabins …

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Novelist Named By Miles Franklin Apologizes For Plagiarizing Nobel Laureate ‘Without Realizing It’ | Books

Australian author John Hughes has apologized for unintentionally plagiarizing parts of a Nobel laureate’s work after a Guardian Australia investigation found multiple similarities and identical instances in his new novel, The Dogs, which has been nominated for Australia’s most prestigious literary award. Nearly 60 similarities and identical phrases were found …

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Stop Blaming the Russian Soul by Ian Buruma

Considering the war in Ukraine as a conflict not only with the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin but also with Russian culture is a great gift for the Kremlin. This reinforces the persecution complex that Putin needs to maintain popular support. NEW YORK – In a recent interesting article …

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A book in Ladino especially for women | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Israel Mizrahi | 4 Sivan 5782 – June 3, 2022

Photo credit: Israel Mizrahi Recently, I had the good fortune to acquire a rare and important work in the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) language with an extraordinary provenance. Printed in Constantinople in 1913, it is called Las Madres Judias, a didactic work on women in Tanachintended to provide examples of role models …

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31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair concludes seven days of memorable activities

Organized by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the annual fair has seen a notable increase in sales of books and publications in various fields of knowledge and culture, with publishing houses attending the event …

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Opening of ARTDAMU mural exhibition in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – ARTDAMU gallery and art studio recently opened the Great Steppe Cardiogram exhibition featuring works by Kazakh mural artist Amanat Nazarkul. Amanat Nazarkul Born in 1959 in the Jambyl region, Amanat Nazarkul graduated from the department of monumental and easel painting of the Surikov Institute of Fine Arts in …

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From Kaiser to cheese and biology – the etymology of German words | cultural | Report on arts, music and lifestyle in Germany | DW

“The German language is well-traveled, well-connected and happy to keep up – this is a great example of successful integration”, the authors of “The Extraordinary Story of Our Words”, published by the Duden publishing house . , write in the preface to the new book. Indeed, language purists might rub …

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Obituary: Ilsedore B. Jonas was an influential teacher of German language and culture – News

May 26, 2022 Ilsedore (Barkow) Jonas, known as “Doris”, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Modern Languages ​​at Carnegie Mellon University, died on October 5, 2021 in Munich. She was 101 years old. Jonas taught German Studies at CMU from the early 1960s until 1988. In 2020, the Department of …

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Will the FIFA World Cup help bridge the gaps between Iran and the United States?

At a time when tensions between Iran and the West are high and the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal hangs in the balance, an upcoming sporting fixture resembling what pundits call “ping-diplomacy” pong” revitalizes the hope that there are still opportunities to close the gaps. between the two sides. …

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Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opens tomorrow

ABU DHABI, 22nd May, 2022 (WAM) — The 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), hosted by the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will be launched tomorrow under the theme “Inspire, Innovate, …

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One million covid deaths: Visualizing 114 lives, cut short.

7,333 people died the week of March 29, 2020Robert enjoyed spending time outdoors, reading and taking road trips to see his family.Robert W. Campbell Jr., is dead April 3, 2020Robertloveforpassweatheroutside,Lilyandto takeroadtripsforto seehisfamily. Dick burst into song when least expected and enjoyed watching boxing matches. Sally loved keeping the linens clean …

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“The Man Without Qualities” finally in Korean in its entirety

From left to right, Wolfgang Angerholzer, Austrian Ambassador to Korea; Shin Ji-young, professor of German literature at Korea University; Shin Hye-yang, professor of German literature at Sookmyung Women’s University; and Moon Gwang-hoon, a professor of German language and literature at Chungbuk National University, attend the launch of Shin’s translation of …

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Titus Brandsma: journalist, martyr, saint of the 20th century

Blessed Titus Brandsma – killed “out of hatred for the faith” in the Dachau concentration camp in 1942, who refused to publish propaganda and was outspoken and opposed to anti-Jewish laws enacted by the Nazis – is to be canonized on Sunday by Pope Francis. His life was the focus …

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On the communist manifesto, by China Miéville • Glam Adelaide

Share Tweeter Share Share E-mail As brilliant, eccentric and insightful as the work he examines. In 1848, two German political theorists, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, published what was to become one of the most important treatises on modern politics: The Communist Party Manifesto. Although a fully structured political party …

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Grendel, Golems and Godzilla and more: For one weekend, UCSC becomes Monsters U

“We never heard the ‘Monster Mash’, just a song about the ‘Monster Mash’.” —Randomman16 on Reddit’s Showerthinks If “Frankenstein” has taught us anything, it’s that the nature of the monster must be misunderstood. As if to drive the point home, in the minds of most contemporary people, the term “monster” …

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Decolonizing the library is not getting rid of Jane Austen

A university was recently erroneously reported to be “decolonizing” its curriculum by removing Jane Austen — Open Democracy THE Daily Telegraph’s headline was stark: “Jane Austen dropped out of college English course to ‘decolonise curriculum’”. The story was quickly picked up elsewhere. Austen had been ‘canceled’ in favor of black …

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Two German piano prodigies will perform at Walnut Creek

WALNUT STREAM The St. Paul Concert Series features pianists Clara and Marie Becker in a duet duo live from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek at 7 p.m. May 14. This live performance will be streamed online and listeners are also welcome to attend in person (as permitted at …

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Reading when looking for a challenge

BOOKS: How long have you had this? NGUYEN: Probably for a few years. I think it started with reading Bohumil Hrabal, who wrote in the 50s and 60s. His work fascinated me in a way that I had never seen before and that led me to Milan Kundera and Ivan …

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43 aesthetic girl names that are as artistic and interesting as they are pretty

Your baby girl is here, and now you have to decide what to call her. If you spend time on TikTok or other social media platforms, you’ve probably noticed that the word “aesthetic” has a moment. By definition, aesthetics means “a guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste; …

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Semester 2 English paper begins; Exam analysis, template, date sheet

Check the Latest ICSE Exam Updates for Semester 2 2022 Here Image credit: Shutterstock CISCE ICSE 10th Exam 2022 Live: The Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Class 10 Semester 2 ICSE exam started with English Language (Paper 1). The exam will end at 12:30 p.m. The students appeared …

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German Ambassador opens Achill Heinrich Böll weekend

German Ambassador to Ireland, HE Cord Meyer-Klodt. Published: Sat 23 Apr 2022, 06:45 THE Achill Heinrich Böll Weekend returns this year from April 29 to May 1 in the village of Dugort. The festival will be opened on April 29 by the German Ambassador to Ireland, HE Cord Meyer-Klodt. This …

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Even more Ukrainian magic — Yiddish

William Granick. Photo courtesy of William Gralnick Like the Jewish people and Mark Twain, the disappearance of Yiddish has been exaggerated. More than a thousand years old, the “language of the people” or “mamaloshen”, the language of mothers, is a fascinating story. This is clearly a Brooklyn story since Brooklyn …

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Ramadan, Goats and French are just part of Dr Barnard – lutfixsec.my.id

Dr. Barnard browses his collection of books in his office at Oakley Hall on April 8, 2022. This fall marks Barnard’s 16th year working as an associate professor of French at Tech. Photo by Sarah Aku. A bright, inquisitive young woman sits on a toilet in Tunisia, nervously tossing popcorn …

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MarketInk: PBS Fundraiser Kathi Diamant Finishes Book About Zoo’s Unlikely Hero

Author Kathi Diamond TV personality Kathi Diamant, recognizable to PBS audiences while programming the Pledge Campaign, is excited about the recent release of “Heart of the Zoo,” a 314-page book she wrote about the five-decade career of Chuck Bieler, former executive director of the San Diego Zoo. “It’s a wonderful …

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The Darwinian Mythology | Evolution News

Photo credit: Richard Dawkins, by Magnus Norden (151212035) [CC BY 2.0]via Wikimedia Commons. Editor’s Note: We are delighted to present a series by Neil Thomas, Distinguished Reader at Durham University, “Why Words Matter: Meaning and Nonsense in Science.” This is the third article in the series. Find the complete series …

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In the Shadow of the Atomic Bomb: Life in the Cold War | cultural | Report on arts, music and lifestyle in Germany | DW

“Susanne is easily tempted to gossip.” This comment was in my newsletter at the end of the first year, in the summer of 1972. That’s why what my parents now demanded of me was a really severe punishment: we were on a train and I had to be absolutely silent …

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The Bookseller – News – Shortlists unveiled for Sheikh Zayed Book Award after record 3,000 entries

Shortlists have been unveiled for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which received a record 3,000 entries from 55 countries, a 28% increase from last year. The prize is dedicated to Arab literature and culture, with a cash prize of 750,000 UAE dirhams (£155,000). The winners will be announced at the …

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Yemeni poet and scholar Saba Hamzah is building a new life in the Netherlands

Yet her journey to “self-actualization” was not easy. During her stay in a Dutch refugee center, she saw that the officials considered the refugees inexperienced and that she had to start her studies from scratch. She felt responsible for their own integration, she said, and should find a place where …

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Studies point to potential risk of type 2 diabetes post-COVID-19

medwireNews: Two large cohort studies demonstrated an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the months following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Data from both studies come from healthcare databases rather than hospitals, therefore encompassing mild to severe COVID-19, and one shows an increasing risk of diabetes with greater disease …

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Souls Wanted But Not Found (Part Two)

This is the second and final installment in the series on the origin of the word soul. To see part one as of March 15, 2022. The eternal interest in the etymology of this word should not surprise us. It is our inability to find a convincing solution that causes …

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Writers on the front lines of Ukraine’s war of words

As Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine continues to devastate city after city, the pain and anger felt by the Ukrainian people is reaching a huge global audience. That’s partly thanks to a group of unassuming heroes: writers, poets and translators. Many of these individuals took up arms in the physical …

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JLF 2022 Announces Seventh Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Prize for Poetry

Every year, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) celebrates poetry through the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Prize in recognition of India’s plethora of young and talented poets. In association with the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Foundation, the prize is a tribute to Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia and his immense repertoire. The seventh edition of …

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Leaders of Japan and South Korea agree to strengthen ties with the United States to fight North Korea

JAIPUR: The Jaipur Literature Festival, known as the “world’s greatest literary spectacle”, returned to the capital of Rajasthan on Thursday for its 15th edition. The festival, which put the northern Indian city of Jaipur on the world map of literary events, was held virtually last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. …

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Covid-19 Live Updates: News on Mask Mandates, Cases and Vaccines

Students read during class at Garrison Elementary School in Washington, DC, in January.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times More US school districts have dropped mask mandates in recent weeks as coronavirus cases plunged across the United States. But they remain a topic of debate among some students and their parents, and …

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READ THE WAR DIARY OF UKRAINIAN NOVELIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER YEVGENIA BELORUSETS

The streets of Kiev are mostly empty these days, filled with a buzzing silence. [photo: Yevgenia Belorusets] DAY 8 ALIENATION Yevgenia Belorusets (winner of the International Prize for Literature) writes a remarkable war diary from Kiev, updated in real time and published by ISOLARII. Published daily at 4:00 p.m. EST, …

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5 things to know about the Bora Aksu Fall/Winter 2022 collection

Models on the catwalk during the Bora Aksu show at One Church Square Vauxhall Bridge Road, during … [+] London Fashion Week 2022. Picture date: Friday February 18, 2022. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images via Getty Images For the Bora Aksu Fall/Winter 22 collection, everything …

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Darwin and the crisis of Victorian faith

Photo: Queen Victoria, by Alexander Bassano, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Editor’s note: We are delighted to present a new series from Neil Thomas, Distinguished Reader at Durham University, “Darwin and the Victorian Crisis of Faith.“This is the first article in the series. Watch here for the full series so …

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Alum finds success in singing in China

In China, you can hear the tenor voice of Ricky Feng Nan on the airwaves: take for example his recent performance of “Sunrise Again” which opened the Model Beijing Award ceremony. His opera performances have racked up millions of views and more than 200,000 fans follow him on Chinese social …

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Not just a beauty pageant | News, Sports, Jobs

Mikaela Bannon ROGERS CITY — This young woman is poised, intelligent, caring and active. Mikaela Bannon, 20, recently won the honor of Miss Michigan Volunteer. She was officially crowned on Sunday, February 13. She explained that winning this title is much more than a beauty …

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Sweet James | Finding Bulgakov LRB February 17, 2022

I went out to buy a copy of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The White Guard. He was originally from Kiev, although he later moved to Moscow. He based the book on his experiences of several armies – German, Ukrainian Nationalist, Bolshevik, Polish – attacking Kiev at the end of World War …

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Review of “Leonora Addio” | Berlin 2022 – The Hollywood Reporter

Cinema, literature and history have often been intertwined in the films of the Taviani brothers, as they are again in Leonora Addio, the first solo work by Paolo Taviani following the death in 2018 of his lifelong collaborator. The opening credits’ simple dedication, “To my brother, Vittorio,” echoes lovingly throughout …

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An Orthodox opera singer has an unlikely friendship with the Pope

Georgia war survivor, world-renowned opera singer shares Pope Francis’ impact on her life and career. Svetlana Kasyan is no ordinary opera singer. Russian – from a family of Kurdish origin – and Orthodox Christian, raised in Georgia and Kazakhstan, this 37-year-old soprano now travels the globe singing the world’s most …

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Promising skier flees Belarus after being banned for his political views – Reuters

A promising cross-country skier and her family fled Belarus days for the Beijing Winter Olympics after being barred from competing over her family’s political views, Reuters reported Wednesday. Daria Dolidovich, 17, had her International Ski Federation (FIS) code deactivated by the Belarus Ski Union in December as part of the …

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Michael Wilson obituary | Birds

My friend Michael Wilson, who died aged 79, was a linguist who used his skills to provide British ornithologists with access to works not available in English. Mike and I grew up in villages in Somerset separated by the Mendip Hills. Our common passion for birds absorbed our time and …

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Dispute over non-fiction writer Annika Brockschmidt

Dispute over non-fiction writer Annika Brockschmidt February 6, 2022 Publicist Annika Brockschmidt has written a best-selling book on the influence of the “religious right” in the United States (“America’s God Warrior”, Rowohlt). The FAZ reviewer, theologian Benjamin Dahlke of the Catholic University of Eichstätt, called the presentation …

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Legendary Album Covers: When Comics Meet Vinyl

Music lovers know what it’s like to walk into a record store and be lured by a album cover. It can be particularly beautiful, striking or even disturbing – an eye-catcher that entices people to buy that particular album, which they might otherwise have overlooked. It’s a known fact that …

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André Alexis talks about “the energy of being in love” in his fifth novel, Ring

“I’m basically an immigrant.” André Alexis came to Canada from Trinidad at the age of four, an age at which he was aware that he was absorbing information without necessarily understanding it. A time when everything meant something different than it meant before. In his elaborate 12-year writing project, the …

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“I had no intention of writing a Brexit novel” – Audrey Magee on her new book ‘The Colony’

Audrey Magee has a confession to make. When I was in school I was a closet Comb reader. Let’s go,” she said, laughing. Stop the presses, I say. It’s the one you never hear. I meet the Wicklow novelist in the lounge of a Dublin hotel. We chat longer than …

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How does the Great Powers competition end?

There is now a broad consensus that the United States has entered a period of strategic competition with China. Great power rivalry is back, after a supposed post-Cold War hiatus. But how does the competition of the great powers to finish? Some clues can be found in a rich literature …

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Identity fascists want to destroy the quality of culture | Open

The other day I went to the movies and the experience moved me to tears. It was the most recent version of “Macbeth,” brought to the screen by the great Denzel Washington, appearing alongside veteran actors (like the sublime Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth) and talented newcomers. That, coupled with …

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UVic News – University of Victoria

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. The following University of Victoria experts are available for media comment this week. These three experts are among many UVic scholars whose research aims to shed light on one of the darkest periods in human history and teach new generations about racism, anti-Semitism, …

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Ernest Hemingway’s 10 Most Popular Books, According to Goodreads

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Loading Something is loading. When you think of Ernest Hemingway – journalist, novelist, bullfighting enthusiast – you probably think of the lean, understated prose that defines many American classics. The first line of the book that …

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A father talks about the mental disorders of his son, master translator

A father’s heartfelt and heartfelt letter about his son’s mental health and his illustrious career as a translator has become one of the most discussed topics in China, providing insight into the family’s ups and downs in over the decades. In a personal account of 6,000 words, Jin Xingyong described …

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How JRR Tolkien became the father of fantasy

On January 3, 1892, Mabel Tolkien gave birth to her first son, John Ronald Reuel, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Later known as JRR, he would create a literary universe that would become known around the world, making him one of the most famous writers of all time. Tolkien’s mother, however, …

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How hatred of women fuels the far right

When Lyndon McLeod shot dead two men and three women in a rampage that included two tattoo parlors, a hotel and a private home in Denver last month, it didn’t come out of nowhere. In one of the novels in his self-published trilogy, he described the murder of people – …

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RTL Today – Calling all bookworms: The Green Library; The first second-hand bookstore in Luxembourg

The very first second-hand bookstore in Luxembourg promotes sustainability, a circular economy and affordable access to education. Was your New Year’s resolution to find out more? Well you’re in luck, because the very first Luxembourg second-hand bookstore has launched online under the name The Green Library. The Green Library offers …

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Non-sensual similitudes: language, poetics and psychiatry

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is widely regarded as the most important theoretician of German-speaking culture of the first half of the 20th century.1 During an intellectual career that crossed and combined Jewish mysticism and political Marxism, he maintained high productivity despite long-standing depressive tendencies, but ultimately committed suicide when his desperate …

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Bucks County New Years Career Fair next week at Neshaminy Mall

The New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start. If you’re unemployed or looking for a better opportunity, gather your resume, dress to impress, and head to the Bucks County New Years Career Fair on Wednesday January 12 at the Neshaminy Mall. I saw on Facebook that it …

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