Berlin Blues

Autor: Sven Regener
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446466620
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It's 1989 and, whenever he isn't hanging out in the local bars, Herr Lehmann lives entirely free of responsibility in the bohemian Berlin district of Kreuzberg. Through years of judicious sidestepping and heroic indolence, this barman has successfully avoided the demands of parents, landlords, neighbours and women. But suddenly one unforeseen incident after another seems to threaten his idyllic and rather peaceable existence. He has an encounter with a decidedly unfriendly dog, his parents threaten to descend on Berlin from the provinces, and he meets a dangerously attractive woman who throws his emotional life into confusion. Berlin Blues is a richly entertaining evocation of life in the city and a classic of modern-day decadence.


Autor: Esther Hicks
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401921422
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"Do you believe in ghosts?" Annette just sort of blurted out. Sara and Seth both looked up with surprise. "Well," Sara stalled, "I guess I do." She remembered the night Solomon had visited her in her bedroom after Jason and Jimmy had shot him, but she hadn’t really thought about him being a ghost that night; she’d just been so glad to see her beloved feathered friend. Sara and Seth looked at each other. Both of them knew that if anything would fall into the category of ghosts, Solomon would most likely be it, but they didn’t say anything, uncertain about telling their new friend their special secret. "Well, do you believe in ghosts?" Seth asked, looking intently at Annette’s serious face. Annette looked at Seth and then at Sara, who both sat quietly, each waiting to hear the answer. "No, I just wondered if you did," Annette answered abruptly. "Hey, let’s swing." And without taking the time to execute a perfectly calculated leap from the platform as she usually did, Annette grabbed the swinging rope and jumped off as if she couldn’t do so fast enough. . . .Get ready for an exciting new adventure in joy with Sara, Seth, Solomon, and their new friend!

The Design Thinking Playbook

Autor: Michael Lewrick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119467489
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A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief—and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems. It inspires radical innovation as a matter of course, and ignites capabilities beyond mere potential. Unmatched as a source of competitive advantage, Design Thinking is the driving force behind those who will lead industries through transformations and evolutions. This book describes how Design Thinking is applied across a variety of industries, enriched with other proven approaches as well as the necessary tools, and the knowledge to use them effectively. Packed with solutions for common challenges including digital transformation, this practical, highly visual discussion shows you how Design Thinking fits into agile methods within management, innovation, and startups. Explore the digitized future using new design criteria to create real value for the user Foster radical innovation through an inspiring framework for action Gather the right people to build highly-motivated teams Apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Big Data Analytics, and Lean Start-up using new tools and a fresh new perspective Create Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVEs) for digital processes and services which becomes for example essential in building Blockchain applications Practical frameworks, real-world solutions, and radical innovation wrapped in a whole new outlook give you the power to mindfully lead to new heights. From systems and operations to people, projects, culture, digitalization, and beyond, this invaluable mind shift paves the way for organizations—and individuals—to do great things. When you’re ready to give your organization a big step forward, The Design Thinking Playbook is your practical guide to a more innovative future.

Detectives Dystopias And Poplit

Autor: Bruce Campbell
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571135936
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The first broad treatment of German genre fiction, containing innovative new essays on a variety of genres and foregrounding concerns of gender, environmentalism, and memory.


Autor: Deborah Feldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439187029
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The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author. As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. It was stolen moments spent with the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an alternative way of life. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah’s desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at nineteen and realized that, for the sake of herself and her son, she had to escape.

How To Kill A Dragon

Autor: Calvert Watkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195085957
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In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the antiquity and tenacity of the Indo-European poetic tradition. Watkins begins this study with an introduction to the field of comparative Indo-European poetics; he explores the Saussurian notions of synchrony and diachrony, and locates the various Indo-European traditions and ideologies of the spoken word. Further, his overview presents case studies on the forms of verbal art, with selected texts drawn from Indic, Iranian, Greek, Latin, Hittite, Armenian, Celtic, and Germanic languages. In the remainder of the book, Watkins examines in detail the structure of the dragon/serpent-slaying myths, which recur in various guises throughout the Indo-European poetic tradition. He finds the "signature" formula for the myth--the divine hero who slays the serpent or overcomes adversaries--occurs in the same linguistic form in a wide range of sources and over millennia, including Old and Middle Iranian holy books, Greek epic, Celtic and Germanic sagas, down to Armenian oral folk epic of the last century. Watkins argues that this formula is the vehicle for the central theme of a proto-text, and a central part of the symbolic culture of speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language: the relation of humans to their universe, the values and expectations of their society. Therefore, he further argues, poetry was a social necessity for Indo- European society, where the poet could confer on patrons what they and their culture valued above all else: "imperishable fame."

Women In German Yearbook

Autor: Jeanette Clausen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803297715
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The tenth volume of Women in German Yearbook offers new perspectives on issues of gender and sexual identity. Richard McCormick analyzes, through a reading of G. W. Pabst's film Geheimnisse einer Seele, social anxieties about gender identity in Weimar popular culture. Elizabeth Mittman discusses Christa Wolf and Helga K”nigsdorf as different "embodiments" of the drastically altered eastern German public sphere in 198990. Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres suggests that the homosocial content of letters by early nineteenth-century German women writers created a social sphere distinct from those usually identified as public or private.Marjorie Gelus analyzes the obsessive focus on sex and gender in three of Kleist's stories. Gail Hart argues that Kleist's defeminization of "Anmut" in his "Marionettentheater" essay reinforces the exclusivity of a male homosocial universe. The relationship of masochism to female erotic desire is the subject of Brigid Haines's examination of Lou Andreas-Salomä's Eine Ausschweifung. Silke von der Emde investigates Irmtraud Morgner's use of postmodern strategies to promote feminist goals. Susan Anderson rereads Monika Maron's Die _berlÜuferin, analyzing the self-emancipatory effects of fantasy.A cluster of articles providing feminist perspectives on the Holocaust is introduced by Ruth Kl_ger's "Dankrede zum Grimmelshausen-Preis." Karen Remmler discusses the relationship between memory and the portrayal of female bodies in two recent Holocaust narratives. Suzanne Shipley examines the significance of exile in the autobiographies of two women who fled Austria for New York. Sigrid Lange introduces Marie-Therese Kerschbaumer's Der weibliche Name des Widerstands, a challenge to Austria's attempts to minimize its role in Nazi persecutions. Miriam Frank provides an overview of lesbian literature and publishing practices in Germany, and Luise Pusch reports on a recent attempt at language censorship in the German parliament. The volume closes with the editors' look at Women in German after twenty years.Jeanette Clausen is an associate professor of German at Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Fort Wayne. She is coeditor of German Feminism and since 1987 has coedited the Women in German Yearbook.Sara Friedrichsmeyer is a professor of German at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, and author of The Androgyne in Early German Romanticism. She has been coeditor of the Women in German Yearbook since 1990.

The Amazing Power Of Deliberate Intent

Autor: Esther Hicks
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401922474
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This leading-edge book by Esther and Jerry Hicks, who present the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, is about having a deliberate intent for whatever you want in life, while at the same time balancing your energy along the way. But it’s important to note that the awareness of the need to balance your energy is much more significant than goal-setting or focusing on ultimate desires. And it is from this very important distinction that this work has come forth. As you come to understand and effectively practice the processes offered here, you will not only achieve your goals and desired outcomes more rapidly, but you’ll enjoy every single step along the path even before their manifestation. As such, you’ll find that the living of your life is an ongoing journey of joy, rather than a series of long dry spells between occasional moments of temporary satisfaction.


Autor: Steven Nadler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107393531
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Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also arguably the most radical and controversial. This was the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research. More than simply recounting the story of Spinoza's life, the book takes the reader right into the heart of Jewish Amsterdam in the seventeenth century and, with Spinoza's exile from Judaism, right into the midst of the tumultuous political, social, intellectual and religious world of the young Dutch Republic. Though the book will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, historians, and scholars of Jewish thought, it has been written for any member of the general reading public with a serious interest in philosophy, Jewish history, seventeenth-century European history, and the culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Spinoza: A Life has recently been awarded the Koret Jewish Book Award.