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Literature Companion: White Noise By History World
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The story is set in a bucolic Midwestern college ‘The College on the Hill.’ The story revolves around a year in the life of the central character Jack Gladney. He happens to be a... More > professor, a pioneer in his field. Jack Gladney is one of the pioneers in the field of Hitler Studies. He has established himself in top academic circles. He has done so well in the field of Hitler Studies, but he has not taken German language lessons until this year. Literature Companion: White Noise Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Spring Awakening By History World
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“Spring Awakening” by German dramatist Frank Wedekind was first performed on 20th of November, 1906. It is said to have been written sometime between autumn 1890 and spring 1891. The... More > original German title of the play is “Fruhlings Erwachen.” In English it is also translated as “Spring’s Awakening.” It was the first major play written by the author. The play is considered as a seminal work in the modern history of theatre. Literature Companion: Spring Awakening Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
All About American Literature By College Guide World
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During its early history, America was a series of British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States. Therefore, its literary tradition begins as linked to the broader tradition... More > of English literature. However, unique American characteristics and the breadth of its production usually now cause it to be considered a separate path and tradition. The dominance of the English language was hardly inevitable. The first item printed in Pennsylvania was in German and was the largest book printed in any of the colonies before the American Revolution. Spanish and French had two of the strongest colonial literary traditions in the areas that now comprise the United States, and discussions of early American literature commonly include texts by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and Samuel de Champlain alongside English language texts by Thomas Harriot and John Smith.< Less
Literature Help: Homo Faber By Students' Academy
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“Homo Faber” by Max Frisch was first published in 1957. The German title of the novel is “Homo Faber. Ein Bericht.” The novel was first published in German language in... More > Germany. When the book was translated into English, its first English Edition was published in 1959 in England. Walter Faber is the protagonist of the novel. The story is written as a first person narrative. Walter happens to be a successful engineer. He travels throughout Europe and the Americas on behalf of UNESCO. Technology, probability, and logic rule the world view of the protagonist, but a sequence of incredible coincidences challenge his world view. Literature Help: Homo Faber Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: All Quiet On the Western Front By History World
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Paul Baumer is the central character of the story. He happens to be a student at a school. His school teacher inspires him through his rhetoric on patriotism to join the German Army shortly after the... More > First World War. The novel portrays the soldiers during and after the war. It describes the mental trauma and changes that the soldiers experience when they come back from the war. Unlike earlier novels that presented war as heroic and glorious, the present novel depicts the atrocities of the war and their effect on the minds of young soldiers. Literature Companion: All Quiet On the Western Front Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: More about the Book Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis Chapter Six: Main Motifs Chapter Seven: Symbolism Chapter Eight: Other Mediums< Less
Secrets of the Big Bush: A Novel By Rhonda Lewis
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Racial pressures in Oklahoma cause young Willie Edgerston's parents to migrate to Liberia. From Monrovia, the nation's capital, he witnesses the hostile relationship between Americo-Liberians and... More > tribal communities; learns a dark secret of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from a mysterious 166-year-old eyewitness; risks life and limb when the Germans bomb Monrovia in 1918; escapes from wild animals and violent villagers. He journeys to an unknown ancient city and on to the subterranean habitat of Divine Mother Africa; participates in a mind-blowing coming of age ritual; witnesses a 1,000-year-old warrior priestess’s departure for the afterlife, and more…< Less
The Shoemaker’s Daughter: A Novel By Helen Martin Block
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In 1939 Aron is a soldier in the Polish Army. Captured by the Germans his valued skills as a shoemaker protect him until his true identity is revealed. Shipped back for slave labor and certain death,... More > fate reunites him with Gitel, the woman he has long pursued. Midst escalating violence they marry, and soon Gitel has a child. Their decision to hide with the girl jeopardizes the safety of others and the choice they are forced to make turns into tragedy. The Shoemaker’s Daughter is a sensuous groundbreaking story of two poor Jews whose passion and bravado help them elude the Nazi net of terror. But even after being hidden by honorable Poles and the liberation there is still no safety. Now they must chance a dangerous escape to freedom. Gitel carries a precious secret that may derail everything they have fought for …… and time is not on their side.< Less
The Shoemaker’s Daughter: A Novel By Helen Martin Block
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In 1939 Aron is a soldier in the Polish Army. Captured by the Germans his valued skills as a shoemaker protect him until his true identity is revealed. Shipped back for slave labor and certain death,... More > fate reunites him with Gitel, the woman he has long pursued. Midst escalating violence they marry, and soon Gitel has a child. Their decision to hide with the girl jeopardizes the safety of others and the choice they are forced to make turns into tragedy. The Shoemaker’s Daughter is a sensuous groundbreaking story of two poor Jews whose passion and bravado help them elude the Nazi net of terror. But even after being hidden by honorable Poles and the liberation there is still no safety. Now they must chance a dangerous escape to freedom. Gitel carries a precious secret that may derail everything they have fought for …… and time is not on their side.< Less
Artesia, A Novel of Faith and Hard Work By Forrest Landry
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Avie Burkhardt doesn't know what he's here for. There’s just this strong feeling that Something is passing him by. In frustration, he screams at God to show him what he's supposed to be doing.... More > ... He didn't count on an Angel showing up! And he certainly didn't think he'd be able to do what She said. Kicking and screaming, he's led to his life's work - and labors three long years, by himself, building something only God in all His Wisdom could have thought up. At long last it’s finished - but lacking the major feature! ... Come spend a few hours in the Texas Hill Country, it’s beautiful here. ... Rated PG.< Less
Artesia, A Novel of Faith and Hard Work By Forrest Landry
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Avie Burkhardt doesn't know what he's here for. There’s just this strong feeling that Something is passing him by. In frustration, he screams at God to show him what he's supposed to be doing.... More > ... He didn't count on an Angel showing up! And he certainly didn't think he'd be able to do what She said. Kicking and screaming, he's led to his life's work - and labors three long years, by himself, building something only God in all His Wisdom could have thought up. At long last it’s finished - but lacking the major feature! ... Come spend a few hours in the Texas Hill Country, it’s beautiful here. ... Rated PG.< Less