A genuine literary event - an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific - or more exposed - than in his letters. All told, Mailer crafted more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence (approximately 20 million words), many of them deeply personal, keeping a copy of almost every one. Now the best of these are published - most for the first time - in one remarkable volume that spans seven decades and, it seems, several lifetimes. Together they form a stunning autobiographical portrait of one of the most original, provocative, and outspoken public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Compiled by Mailer's authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, and organized by decade, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer features the most fascinating of Mailer's missives from 1940 to 2007 - letters to his family and friends, to fans and fellow writers (including Truman Capote, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth), to political figures from Henry Kissinger to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to such cultural icons as John Lennon, Marlon Brando, and even Monica Lewinsky. Here is Mailer the precocious Harvard undergraduate, writing home to his parents for the first time and worrying that his acceptances by literary magazines were "all happening too easy." Here, too, is Mailer the soldier, confronting the violence of war in the Pacific, which would become the subject of his masterly debut novel, The Naked and the Dead: "[I'm] amazed how casually it fits into...daily life, how very unhorrible it all is." Mailer the international celebrity pledges to William Styron, "I'm going to write every day, and like Lot's Wife I'm consigning myself to a pillar of salt if I dare to look back," while the 1980s Mailer agonizes over the fallout 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008594/bk_brll_008594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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I was six when my father died so my mother has been everything to me. Wherever I go I tell the world about my wonderful mother. I'm a singer today because of her encouragement. She has been the biggest influence in my life” - Daniel O'Donnell. Irish singing star Daniel O'Donnell's mother, Julia, grew up on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland, going barefoot and doing hard labour as a child during the poverty-stricken 1920s. The hard work continued through her teenage years as she picked potatoes in the fields and travelled to Scotland to gut fish in the ports. After she married and settled in Kincasslagh, Julia's beloved husband, Francie, was forced to leave his family for months on end to work on farms, again in Scotland. The work was physically demanding and eventually took its toll. Sadly, Julia found herself widowed and penniless with five children while still in her forties. In this classic and inspiring story of triumph over adversity, Julia tells how she battled through this dark period by knitting sweaters into the early hours of every night to support her family. They were sold in America by relatives and the money was sent back to Ireland by post. Then, in an amazing twist of fate, this hard-working woman and dedicated mother watched from the wings as her offspring flourished in life. Her daughter Margo and son Daniel went on to achieve fame as chart-topping singers. In The Mother's Story, Julia takes us on a journey from her humble beginnings growing up in a thatched cottage on Owey Island, to a glitzy lifestyle mingling with celebrities and royalty. Poignant, warm and laced with great humour, Julia's story gives us a fascinating insight into this remarkable Irish family's life. 9781448148752 N N ©2007 Julia O'Donnell;(P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks 2012 http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) 26.95 AVAILABLE The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) Alexander Soderberg Hector: Lover. Killer. Crime lord. Lars: Stalker. Policeman. Addict.... Gildart Jackson Random House Audiobooks 2013-03-14 08:00:00 979 B00BNGX4EO English - Fiction British English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rhuk/001476de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001476/bk_rhuk_001476_sample.mp3 Hector: Lover. Killer. Crime lord. Lars: Stalker. Policeman. Addict. Jen: Ex lover. Arms dealer. Hero? Sophie: Nurse. Mother. Victim? Living a quiet life in the suburbs, Sophie Brinkmann is captivated by the handsome and sophisticated Hector Guzman. She has no idea that beneath Hector’s charm lies something far more dangerous. Hector is the head of an international crime syndicate. He is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is the total annihilation of his rivals. Before she can fully grasp the extent of Hector’s world, Sophie is trapped within it. Her house is under surveillance, her family is at risk. Hector is at war – with Russian hit men, South American drug traffickers, German gangsters – and now Sophie is too. But who can she trust when even the people who have sworn to uphold the law are as dangerous as those dedicated to breaking it? If Sophie is to get out alive, and with her integrity intact, she will have to summon everything within her to navigate this intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession and ruthless killers. 9781448178803 N N ©2013 Alexander Soderberg;(P)2013 Random House AudioGo http://www.audible.de/pd/B00BNGX4EO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00BNGX4EO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) Sophie Hannah The chilling story of a woman haunted by music that only she can hear, sung by a choir of children that only she can see... 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However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women.... Josie Jackson The Lindsay Players 2013-02-04 08:00:00 29 B00B8AILAM English - Fiction British English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rksw/000001de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000001/bk_rksw_000001_sample.mp3 'Clair de Lune': Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and that nature had been created in accordance with admirable and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women. When he discovers that his niece has a lover, he seizes a formidable oak stick and sets out, by the light of the moon, to rectify the situation. But nature has other plans in store for him. 'The Necklace': Madame Mathilde Loisel, a pretty young woman, has aspirations of being accepted into high society. When her husband, a clerk in the Ministry of Public Instruction, brings home an invitation to attend a Ball at the Ministry, she is overwhelmed at the excitement - although, at the same time, anxious that she does not possess an appropriate dress or jewels to wear at the Ball. Her husband gives her four hundred francs to buy … a really pretty gown". However, when she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Forestier, her world, and that of her husband, is turned upside down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001419/bk_rhuk_001419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano and bass guitar. Coming to prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock afterward launched a prolific solo career. Hitchcock''s musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by his appreciation of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Syd Barrett. Hitchcock''s lyrics are an essential component of his work and tend to include surrealism, comedic songs, characterisations of English eccentrics and melancholy depictions of everyday life. His themes include the eternal contingencies of existence namely, death, sex and eating. Recognising this theme, he released an EP in 2007 called Sex, Food, Death and Tarantulas.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. (October 31, 1925 - February 21, 2008) was an American writer who is most known for his books The Green Berets, The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy and, with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. Moore also co-authored the lyrics for the "Ballad of the Green Berets", which was one of the major hit songs of 1966. The song was also featured in the film based on Moore's book which starred John Wayne. A new edition of The Green Berets was published in April 2007 and his last book, Wars of the Green Berets, co-authored with Col. Mike 'Doc' Lennon, was released in June 2007.
Was versprach sich Andy Warhol davon, als Produzent von The Velvet Underground im Musikgeschäft zu agieren, und was erhoffte sich umgekehrt die Band von diesem Produzenten? Warum setzte Yoko Ono ihre Fähigkeiten, die sie schon vor der gemeinsamen Zeit mit John Lennon in der künstlerischen Avantgarde entwickelt hatte, in der Popmusik ein &#8211; und was zog Lennon im Gegenzug in die Kunst? Warum nahm Joseph Beuys 1982 eine Single mit dem Titel Sonne statt Reagan auf? Und warum gingen Künstlerinnen wie Michaela Melián etwa um die gleiche Zeit in die Popmusik? Wie wichtig sind Utopien der Synthese zwischen Musik und Kunst für Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson oder Fatima Al Qadiri? Und welche subversive Dystopie, ausgedrückt in transgressiven Bildern und Noise, liess aus der britischen Künstlergruppe COUM Transmissions Mitte der 70er-jahre die Band Throbbing Gristle werden? Der Kontextwechsel zwischen Kunst und Popmusik &#8211; so argumentiert Jörg Heiser in Doppelleben. Kunst und Popmusik, seinem zweiten grossen Buch nach Plötzlich diese Übersicht. Was gute zeitgenössische Kunst ausmacht (Claassen/Ullstein, 2007) &#8211; ist der Versuch, für Widersprüche, die in dem einen Zusammenhang auftauchen, Lösungen im anderen zu finden. Welcher Art sind diese Widersprüche, wann kommt der Kontextwechsel einer Suche nach Lösungen gleich und wann einer Flucht vor Problemen?