Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most recognised and widely read books of the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam each year to see the annexe where Anne and her family hid from the occupying forces, before eventually being deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Only Anne’s father, Otto, survived the Holocaust.
Anne Frank: The Collected Works includes each of the versions of Anne’s world-famous diary including the ‘A’ and ‘B’ diaries now in continuous, readable form, and the definitive text (‘D’) edited by renowned translator and author Mirjam Pressler. For the first time readers have access to Anne’s letters, personal reminiscences, daydreams, essays and notebook of favourite quotes. Also included are background essays by notable writers such as historian Gerhard Hirschfeld (University of Stuttgart) and Francine Prose (Bard College) on topics such as ‘Anne Frank’s Life’, ‘The History of the Frank Family’ and ‘The Publication History of Anne Frank’s diary’, as well as numerous photographs of the Franks and the other occupants of the annexe.
An essential book for scholars and general readers alike, The Collected Works brings together for the first time Anne Frank’s complete writings, together with important images and documents. Supported by the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, set up by Otto Frank to act as the guardian of Anne’s work, this is a landmark publication marking the anniversary of 90 years since Anne’s birth in 1929.
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a Jewish girl in her teens when she was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father’s office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her diary, saved during the war by one of the family’s helpers, Miep Gies, was first published in 1947.
Philip Beard - Dear Zoe
Philip Beard's stunning debut novel is fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio's letter to her sister, Zoe, lost to a hit-and-run driver on a day when it seemed that nothing mattered but the tragedies playing out in New York and Washington. Dear Zoe is a remarkable study of grief, adolescence, and healing with a pitch-perfect narrator who is at once sharp and naïve, world- worried and self-centered, funny and heartbreakingly honest. Tess begins her letter to Zoe as a means of figuring out her own life, her place in the world, but the result is a novel of rare power and grace that tells us much about ours.
Hogoe Elimiera - Painfully Numb
The only thing you can’t achieve is what you already completed the day before, it’s done and accounted for, everything else from today onwards is free game. Something as sure as your success, doesn’t need to be defined by too many words. Allow the results of that self-advancement to speak for itself. Just know that you can, You will, because you are bound for greatness.
Hogoe Elimiera - Dear Me, Thank You For Existing
I am amazed by you, even though you don’t know me. I don’t know what you’re called but you amaze me. You won’t believe me but it’s true. Even so you don’t know everyone that knows you outside your title. To that someone you were the amazing person that mended their sadness. To me you’re the fighter that keeps on trying.
John Williams - Augustus (angol)
Winner of the 1973 National Book Award In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was matched by his brutality. To tell the story, Williams also turned to a genre, the epistolary novel, that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master. “[In Augustus,] John Williams re-creates the Roman Empire from the death of Julius Caesar to the last days of Augustus, the machinations of the court, the Senate, and the people, from the sickly boy to the sickly man who almost dies during expedi- tions to what would seem to be the ruthless ruler . . . . Read it in conjunction with Robert Graves’s more flamboyant I, Claudius and Claudius the God, Hermann Broch’s The Death of Virgil, and Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian.” —Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Albert Einstein - Ideas and Opinions
IDEAS AND OPINIONS contains essays by eminent scientist Albert Einstein on subjects ranging from atomic energy, relativity, and religion to human rights, government, and economics. Previously published articles, speeches, and letters are gathered here to create a fascinating collection of meditations by one of the world's greatest minds.
Franz Kafka - Letters to Milena
In no other work does Kafka reveal himself as in the Letters to Milena, which begin essentially as a business correspondence but soon develop into a passionate "letter love." Milena Jesenská was a gifted and charismatic woman of twenty-three. Kafka's Czech translator, she was uniquely able to recognize his complex genius and his even more complex character. For the thirty-six-year-old Kafka, she was "a living fire, such as I have never seen." It was to her that he revealed his most intimate self. It was to her that, after the end of the affair, he entrusted the safekeeping of his diaries. Newly translated, revised, and expanded, this edition contains material previously omitted because of its extreme sensitivity. Also included for the first time are letters and essays by Milena Jesenská, herself a talented writer as well as the recipient of these documents of Kafka's love, anxiety, and despair.
Joseph Heller - Now and Then
From the author of two of our most legendary novels, Catch-22 and Something Happened, comes a slyly funny, vastly revelatory memoir that is at once a loving evocation of a lost America and an exploration of the frontier where life turns into literature. Now and Then follows Joseph Heller from his fatherless childhood on the boardwalks of Depression-era Coney Island, where he grew up amid the rumble of the Cyclone and the tantalizing aroma of Mrs. Shatzkin's knishes. It offers a dizzying bombardier's-eye view of the sky over wartime Italy, where Heller encountered the characters and incidents he would later translate into Catch-22. It depicts a writer coming to terms with both rejection and celebrity. Here, in short, is a life filled with incident and insight, recollected with subversive humor, exquisite timing, and a fine appreciation for the absurd.
Adrian Plass - The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Christian Speaker Aged 45 3/4
This is the book that all Adrian Plass fans have been waiting for--the sequel to the book that launched him as the UK's best-selling Christian author. Ten years later, what has become of the outrageous Gerald, the joyless Flushpools, the incompetent Leonard, the longsuffering Anne and all the other characters that became household names in the Christian market? If they have changed, so too has the world in which they live and the church to which they belong. Ever anxious to keep in step with the Holy Spirit, their enthusiasm frequently lands them in trouble of various kinds, and, as ever, they find it hard to accept the simplest truth of all--that they are loved just for who they are. While Adrian, to his great surprise, finds himself as a sought after Christian speaker and the harder he tries to be serious, the more his audiences laugh!
Etty Hillesum - An Interrupted Life / Letters from Westerbork
For the first time, Etty Hillesum's diary and letters appear together to give us the fullest possible portrait of this extraordinary woman. In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide, Etty Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose lucid intelligence, sympathy, and almost impossible gallantry were themselves a form of inner resistance. The adult counterpart to Anne Frank, Hillesum testifies to the possibility of awareness and compassion in the face of the most devastating challenge to one's humanity. She died at Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of twenty-nine.
Sebastian Fitzek - The Eye Collector
_Ready or not, here he comes..._ He plays the oldest children's game in the world, hide and seek. Only the Eye Collector plays it to death. It's the same each time. A woman's body is found with a ticking stopwatch clutched in her dead hand. A distraught father must find his child before the boy suffocates - and the killer takes his left eye. Alexander Zorbach, a washed-up cop turned journalist has reported all three of the Eye Collector's murders. But this is different. His wallet has been found next to the corpse and now he's a suspect. The Eye Collector wants Zorbach to play. Zorbach has exactly forty-five hours, seven minutes to save a little boy's life. And the countdown has started...
Alan Bennett - The History Boys
Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, _The History Boys: The Film_ contains Alan Bennett's diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In _The History Boys_, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.
Meg Cabot - Princess Lessons
Princess Mia, Grandmère, and other priceless characters are giving sound advice on being a royal in this hilarious Princess Diaries book from Meg Cabot. Wondering how to prevent your tiara from falling off? What about keeping your skin squeaky clean? And those nasty military threats from neighboring principalities -- what a hassle! These problems and more are answered in many sidesplitting sections introduced by Princess Mia, from Chez Paolo's Paolo on beauty tips to Tina Hakim Baba's take on "The Mysterious World of Guys" to Prince René's advice on being a sport. Other guest entries include wisdom about etiquette, fashion, and education, and Princess Mia winds up the guide with heartening final opinions on the true qualities of a real princess ("Being a princess is more of an attitude, really, than a way of life.") With Cabot's Princess Lessons in hand, any girl will be talking the regal talk and walking the royal walk in no time. Princess Mia's sage words will speak to any aristocratic wannabe, while Chesley McLaren's splendidly simple illustrations are the perfect match. A how-to handbook that's most certainly as grand as the crown jewels themselves.
Jacob Grimm - Wilhelm Grimm - The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. Now, in the new, expanded third edition, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, plus twenty-nine rare tales omitted from the original German edition, as well as narratives uncovered in the brothers' letters and papers. Truly the most comprehensive translation to date, this critically acclaimed edition recaptures the fairy tales as the Brothers Grimm intended them to be: rich, stark, spiced with humor and violence, resonant with folklore and song. One of the world's experts on children's literature, Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota and is the author of numerous books on folklore and fairy tales.
Ismeretlen szerző - It Happened to Nancy
Fourteen-year-old Nancy, an asthmatic, meets 18-year-old Collin, a gentle, caring young man who appears to be the answer to her dreams--until he rapes her, leaving her HIV-infected. In spite of her rapid decline, explained in a note at the beginning of the book, as the result of her weakened immune system, Nancy leads a full, poignantly happy life because of the loving support of both friends and family.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf
After they met in 1922, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf began a passionate relationship that lasted until Woolf's death in 1941. Their revealing correspondence leaves no aspect of their lives untouched: daily dramas, bits of gossip, the strains and pleasures of writing, and always the same joy in each other's company. This volume, which features over 500 letters spanning 19 years, includes the writings of both these literary icons.
Virginia Woolf - The Letters of Virginia Woolf 2.
Over six hundred letters covering the first decade of the Woolfs' marriage; the publication of The Voyage Out, Night and Day, and Jacob's Room; the founding of Hogarth Press; the years of World War I; Virginia's two periods of insanity and an attempted suicide.
Herta Müller - The Hunger Angel
A masterful new novel from the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize, hailed for depicting the "landscape of the dispossessed" with "the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose" (Nobel Prize Committee)It was an icy morning in January 1945 when the patrol came for seventeen-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp in the Soviet Union. Leo would spend the next five years in a coke processing plant, shoveling coal, lugging bricks, mixing mortar, and battling the relentless calculus of hunger that governed the labor colony: one shovel load of coal is worth one gram of bread.In her new novel, Nobel laureate Herta Müller calls upon her unique combination of poetic intensity and dispassionate precision to conjure the distorted world of the labor camp in all its physical and moral absurdity. She has given Leo the language to express the inexpressible, as hunger sharpens his senses into an acuity that is both hallucinatory and profound. In scene after disorienting scene, the most ordinary objects accrue tender poignancy as they acquire new purpose—a gramophone box serves as a suitcase, a handkerchief becomes a talisman, an enormous piece of casing pipe functions as a lovers' trysting place. The heart is reduced to a pump, the breath mechanized to the rhythm of a swinging shovel, and coal, sand, and snow have a will of their own. Hunger becomes an insatiable angel who haunts the camp, but also a bare-knuckled sparring partner, delivering blows that keep Leo feeling the rawest connection to life.Müller has distilled Leo's struggle into words of breathtaking intensity that take us on a journey far beyond the Gulag and into the depths of one man's soul.