Описание: 24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is as divided as ever. The passengers of the low-budget airlines go east for stag parties, and they go West for work; but the East stays East, and West stays West. Caricatures abound - the Polish plumber in the tabloids, the New Cold War in the broadsheets and the endless search for 'the new Berlin' for hipsters. Against the stereotypes, Agata Pyzik peers behind the curtain to take a look at the secret histories of Eastern Europe (and its tortured relations with the 'West'). Neoliberalism and mass migration, post-punk and the Bowiephile obsession with the Eastern Bloc, Orientalism and 'self-colonization', the emancipatory potentials of Socialist Realism, the possibility of a non-Western idea of modernity and futurism, and the place of Eastern Europe in any current revival of 'the idea of communism' all are much more complex and surprising than they appear. Poor But Sexy refuses both a dewy-eyed Ostalgia for the 'good old days' and the equally desperate desire to become a 'normal part of Europe', reclaiming instead the idea an Other Europe.
Автор: Handley, Agata Название: Constructing identity ISBN: 3631658818 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783631658819 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 3534 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The author analyzes the multi-layered and multidimensional theme of identity construction recurring in Tony Harrison’s work from the seventies onwards looking at the way it evolved throughout the years. The book examines identity in the frame of the sociological and philosophical thoughts of such thinkers as Emmanuel Levinas and Zygmunt Bauman and in reference to the systematization proposed by Zbigniew Bokszanski: identity as a state or process, identity as a continuity or change, and identity as a consequence of conformity or revolt.
Автор: Tuszynska Agata Название: Vera Gran-The Accused ISBN: 0307269124 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307269126 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1856 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto (spring 1941-summer 1942) . . . and her piano accompanist: W3adys3aw Szpilman, made famous by Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning film The Pianist, based on Szpilman's memoir. Following the war, singer and accompanist, each of whom had lived the same harrowing story, were met with opposing fates: Szpilman was celebrated for his uncanny ability to survive against impossible odds, escaping from a Nazi transport loading site, smuggling in weapons to the Warsaw Ghetto for the Jewish resistance. Gran was accused of collaborating with the Nazis; denounced as a traitor, a "Gestapo whore," reviled, imprisoned, ultimately exonerated yet afterward still shunned as a performer . . . in effect, sentenced to death without dying . . . until she was found by Agata Tuszy ska, acclaimed poet and biographer of, among others, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel laureate ("Her book has few equals"--TheTimes Literary Supplement). Tuszy ska, who won the trust of the once-glamorous former singer, then living in a basement in Paris--elderly, bitter, shut away from the world--encouraged Gran to tell her story, including her seemingly inexplicable decision to return to Warsaw to be reunited with her family after she had fled Hitler's invading army, knowing she would have to live within the ghetto walls and, to survive, continue to perform at the popular Caf Sztuka. At the heart of the book, Gran's complex, fraught relationship with her accompanist, performing together month after month, for the many who came from within the ghetto and outside its walls to hear her sing. Using Vera Gran's reflections and memories, as well as archives, letters, statements, and interviews with Warsaw Ghetto historians and survivors, Agata Tuszy ska has written an explosive, resonant portrait of lives lived inside a nightmare time, exploring the larger, more profound question of the nature of collaboration, of the price of survival, and of the long, treacherous shadow cast in its aftermath.
Автор: Tuszynska Agata Название: Family History of Fear: A Memoir ISBN: 038572196X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385721967 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Stopinska, Agata Bartels, Anke Kollmorgen, Raj Название: Revolutions ISBN: 3631571976 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783631571972 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 5511 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Revolution: Few terms have been as characteristic of the social, political, and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th century as this one. After the French and Industrial Revolution as well as the academic and scientific revolutions and the artistic vanguards from the end of the 19th century onwards, social conflicts have been deeply impregnated by the idea of revolution. Revolution was not only regarded in terms of a radical break with the old order swept away in an explosive act of emancipatory practice, but it has often been rejected as a senseless dissolution of all order and as a symptom of social decline. According to neo-conservative and neo-liberal circles, the era of political and social revolutions in world history has ended with the revolutionary collapse of state-socialist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe around 1989. Yet recently these diagnoses have been increasingly called into question, both in theory and in practice. Revolution has been set on the agenda again as a result of populist and revolutionary movements, the critique of neoliberalism, but also the new intellectual debates about strategies of the Left in a globalized capitalism.
Автор: Krzychylkiewicz, Agata Название: Grotesque in the works of bruno jasienski ISBN: 3039112171 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783039112173 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 8530 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: This book is the first critical attempt made in any language to re-examine the entire oeuvre of Bruno Jasieński (1901-1938). It takes into account the writer's lifelong concerns but places them in the context of the universal value of his writing, generated by his modernist passions and his fascination with the grotesque - an artistic device that was consonant with his need to portray life in all its complexities. The author relies on the grotesque as an element that unifies Jasieński's futuristic poetry with his prose. Especially important in this regard is the close reading of Jasieński's satiric grotesques written in the Soviet Union. The author does not avoid the intricacies and difficult questions of Jasieński's ideological commitment but focuses mainly on the consequences that the highly ambivalent and ambiguous nature of the grotesque has on the interpretation of his work.
Автор: Mazur Agata Название: Dot To Dot Berlin ISBN: 3848009617 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783848009619 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1217 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Explore one the world`s most fascinating cities by joining the dots, and discover the momuments, and attractions, of Berlin.
Автор: Wilczek, Agata Название: Beyond the limits of language ISBN: 3631670281 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783631670286 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 3950 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The book explores the way in which apophatic discourse of negative theology has illuminated contemporary critical theory. It demonstrates the significance of apophasis both in Jacques Derrida’s search for a «new language», responsive to singularity and alterity, and in the analyses of the experience of transgression, developed by Maurice Blanchot, George Bataille and Michel Foucault. Following Derrida’s understanding of negative theology as a transgressive concept that transcends the linguistic, historical and religious contexts from which it arises, the book proves that apophasis is not merely a discourse on language restricted to one theological tradition, but should be viewed as a mode of dialogue and openness, essential to all responsible thinking.
Автор: Tuszyanska Agata, Tuszynska Agata Название: Family History of Fear: A Memoir ISBN: 0375413707 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375413704 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1792 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Family History of Fear "has been in me for years. Along with this secret. From the instant I found out I was not who I thought I was. Every family has its own history. Many families carry a tragic past. Like the author s mother, many Poles did not tell their children a complete story of their wartime exploits of the underground Home Army, the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising, the civil war against the Communists. Years had to pass before the stories of suffering and heroism could be told. In" Family History of Fear, " Agata Tuszy ska, one of Poland s most admired poets and cultural historians, writes of the stories she heard from her mother about her secret past. Tuszy ska, author of "Vera Gran" ( a book of extraordinary depth and power Richard Eder, "The Boston Globe;" captivating "Newsweek;" darkly absorbing, shrewd, and sharply etched "Publishers Weekly"), has written a powerful memoir about growing up after the Second World War in Communist Poland blonde, blue-eyed, and Catholic. The author was nineteen years old and living in Warsaw when her mother told her the truth that she was Jewish and began to tell her stories of the family s secret past in Poland. Tuszy ska, who grew up in a country beset by anti-Semitism, rarely hearing the word Jew (only from her Polish Catholic father, and then, always in "derision"), was unhinged, ashamed, and humiliated. The author writes of how she skillfully erased the truth within herself, refusing to admit the existence of her other half. In this profoundly moving and resonant book, Tuszy ska investigates her past and writes of her journey to uncover her family s history during World War II of her mother at age eight and "her" mother, entering the Warsaw Ghetto for two years as conditions grew more desperate, and finally escaping just before the uprising, and then living hidden on the other side. She writes of her father, one of five thousand Polish soldiers taken prisoner in 1939, becoming, later, the country s most famous radio sports announcer; and of her relatives and their mysterious pasts, as she tries to make sense of the hatred of Jews in her country. She writes of her discoveries and of her willingness to accept a radically different definition of self, reading the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, opening up for her a world of Polish Jewry as he became her guide, and then writing about his life and work, circling her Jewish self in "Lost Landscapes: In Search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of Poland. " A beautiful and affecting book of discovery and acceptance; a searing, insightful portrait of Polish Jewish life, lived before and after Hitler s Third Reich."
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