Описание: The subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world's oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life--an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism.
Before her death at 110, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer was an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She had seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka (whom she knew as "Uncle Franz"), and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud, and Rainer Maria Rilke were friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Isaac Stern. Until the end of her life Alice, who lived in London, practiced piano for hours every day. Despite her imprisonment in Theresienstadt and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends by the Nazis, and much later the premature death of her son, Alice was victorious in her ability to live a life without bitterness. She credited music as the key to her survival, as well as her ability to acknowledge the humanity in each person, even her enemies. A Century of Wisdom is the remarkable and inspiring story of one woman's lifelong determination--in the face of some of the worst evils known to man--to find goodness in life. It is a testament to the bonds of friendship, the power of music, and the importance of leading a life of material simplicity, intellectual curiosity, and never-ending optimism. Praise for A Century of Wisdom "An instruction manual for a life well lived."--The Wall Street Journal "As if her 108 years of experience alone were not enough to coax you, there is the overarching fact that draws people to Herz-Sommer's story: She survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp and is believed to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor."--The Washington Post "I have rarely read a Holocaust survivor's memoir as enriching and meaningful. Get Caroline Stoessinger's book, A Century of Wisdom, telling Alice Herz-Sommer's tale of her struggles and triumphs. You will feel rewarded."--Elie Wiesel "A Century of Wisdom is a stately and elegant book about an artist who found deliverance in her passion for music. Caroline Stoessinger writes with a special purity, as though she were arranging pearls on a string of silk."--Pat Conroy "As one of millions who fell in love on YouTube with Alice Herz-Sommer, a 108-year-old Holocaust survivor who plays the piano and greets each day with no hint of bitterness, I'm grateful to Caroline Stoessinger for writing a book that explains this mystery. You will be inspired by the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, who lives to teach us."--Gloria Steinem "I walked on the cobblestones in Prague for thirty years wondering who might have walked on them before me: Kafka, Freud, Mahler. It feels like a miracle to have encountered, in Caroline Stoessinger's wonderful book, Alice Herz-Sommer, who walked with them all--with a heart full of music."--Peter Sis
"A Century of Wisdom is universal and will enrich readers for generations to come."--Itzhak Perlman
Описание: Celebrating art and interpretation that take on social challenges, Doris Sommer steers the humanities back to engagement with the world. The reformist projects that focus her attention develop momentum and meaning as they circulate through society to inspire faith in the possible. Among the cases that she covers are top-down initiatives of political leaders, such as those launched by Antanas Mockus, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and also bottom-up movements like the Theatre of the Oppressed created by the Brazilian director, writer, and educator Augusto Boal. Alleging that we are all cultural agents, Sommer also takes herself to task and creates Pre-Texts, an international arts-literacy project that translates high literary theory through popular creative practices. The Work of Art in the World is informed by many writers and theorists. Foremost among them is the eighteenth-century German poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, who remains an eloquent defender of art-making and humanistic interpretation in the construction of political freedom. Schiller's thinking runs throughout Sommer's modern-day call for citizens to collaborate in the endless co-creation of a more just and more beautiful world.
Автор: Hole, Stian Название: Garmann`s Sommer (Arabic Edition) ISBN: 9992178809 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789992178805 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 415 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: As the summer ends, six-year-old Garmann`s three ancient aunts visit and they all talk about the things that scare them
Автор: Sommer, Marianne Название: Bones and ochre ISBN: 0674024990 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674024991 Издательство: Harvard University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 5972 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When the ochre-stained bones were unearthed in a Welsh cave in 1823, they inspired unsettling questions regarding their origin. Their discoverer interpreted the bones as those of a female fortune-teller in Roman Britain - and so began the casting and recasting of the Red Lady. This book reflects the ambitions of those who studied the Red Lady.
Автор: Sommer-bodenburg, Angela Название: Little vampire moves in ISBN: 1842705962 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781842705964 Издательство: Walker Books Рейтинг: Цена: 484 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Rudolph, the little vampire, has been banished from his family`s vault because of his friendship with humans. He now lives in the basement of the flats where Tony lives. Tony is terrified that his parents will discover the secret, and when a neighbour complains about the smell, things look bad.
Автор: Sommer, Sven Название: Little book of bach flower remedies ISBN: 0091884292 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091884291 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 339 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Bach Flower Remedies are extremely helpful in treating emotional conditions like anxiety, grief, stress and lack of self-confidence, especially those of a psychosomatic nature such as headaches and IBS. This book is a comprehensive introduction to all 38 of the remedies.
Автор: Sommer, Piotr Название: Continued ISBN: 1852247029 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781852247027 Издательство: Bloodaxe Books Рейтинг: Цена: 1070 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Piotr Sommer is one of Poland`s leading poets. This title continues, extends and enlarges the achievement of his earlier `Bloodaxe` selection, Things to Translate, and spans his whole career to date.
Описание: Ten rough and ready stories about men who take the lead and adventurous women. `Take Me` features original erotica from Lucy Salisbury, Sommer Marsden, Rose de Fer, Tenille Brown, Giselle Renarde and many more. Another sexy short story collection from Mischief Books.
Название: Story of Mr Sommer ISBN: 099304672X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780993046728 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1194 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Sommer Romy Название: To Catch a Star ISBN: 0008108161 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780008108168 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Цена: 710 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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