The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007380232
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‘This is the most gripping book I've read in ages ... It is beautifully written, fascinating, disturbing and often very funny.’ Roddy Doyle

The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 140817118X
Grandezza: 55,97 MB
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Adapted by the author from his memoir with the same title.

The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408171201
Grandezza: 51,93 MB
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Adapted for the stage from the best-selling memoir, The Speckled People tells a profoundly moving story of a young boy trapped in a language war. Set in 1950s Ireland, this is a gripping, poignant, and at times very funny family drama of homesickness,controland identity. As a young boy, Hugo Hamilton struggles with what it means to be speckled, "half and half… Irish on top and German below." An idealistic Irish father enforces his cultural crusade by forbidding his son to speak English while his German mother tries to rescue him with her warm-hearted humour and uplifting industry. The boy must free himself from his father and from bullies on the street who persecute him with taunts ofNazism. Above all he must free himself from history and from the terrible secrets of his mother and father before he can find a place where he belongs. Surrounded by fear, guilt, and frequently comic cultural entanglements, Hugo tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and to turn the strange logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation but not before the long-buried secrets at the back of the parents' wardrobe have been laid bare.

The Sailor In The Wardrobe

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007192177
Grandezza: 24,31 MB
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Following on from 'The Speckled People', Hugo Hamilton's new memoir has, at its heart, the story of a summer he spent working at a local harbour in Dublin, at a time of tremendous fear and mistrust.

Disguise

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007314701
Grandezza: 78,86 MB
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A young mother, her two-year-old son killed in the bombing of Berlin in 1945, is consoled when her father replaces the dead child with a foundling from a refugee train who grows up believing himself to be Gregor Liedmann until he reaches his sixties and embarks on a quest to unlock the secrets of his past.

The Speckled Monster

Autore: Jennifer Lee Carrell
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 144062335X
Grandezza: 74,33 MB
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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease ever be unleashed again. Jennifer Lee Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from the deadliest disease mankind has known.

The Dynamiters

Autore: Niall Whelehan
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107023327
Grandezza: 35,79 MB
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Based on a doctoral thesis written for European University Institute, Florence.

Hand In The Fire

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000735195X
Grandezza: 23,23 MB
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You have a funny way of doing things here.

Last Train From Liguria

Autore: Christine Dwyer Hickey
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848873077
Grandezza: 70,42 MB
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In 1933, Bella Stuart leaves her quiet London life to move to Italy to tutor the child of a beautiful Jewish heiress and an elderly Italian aristocrat. Living at the family's summer home, Bella's reserve softens as she comes to love her young charge, and find friendship with Maestro Edward, his enigmatic music teacher. But as the decade draws to an end and fascism tightens its grip on Europe, the fact that Alec is Jewish places his life in grave danger. Bella and Edward take the boy on a terrifying train journey out of Italy - one they have no reason to believe any of them will survive...

Exploring Transculturalism

Autore: Wolfgang Berg
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3531924400
Grandezza: 66,46 MB
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1. 2 Culture and Identity in a Postmodern World Michel Foucault’s statement that: “The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity; we are in the epoch of juxtaposition” (M. Foucault 1986: 22) heralded a new approach to identity in the contemporary world by suggesting that one’s identity is formed not as a result of the cultural and national values and history one has inherited, but rather as a result of the different spaces through which one travels. In other words, one’s identity is no longer perceived as an inherited construct but rather as something flexible that changes as one moves through the more fluid spaces of the contemporary, globalized world and internalizes a mixture of the different cultures and ideas that one encounters. The idealized contemporary traveller will thus effortlessly cross national and cultural borders and negotiate a constantly changing and flexible identity for himself. Andy Bennett argues that it is no longer even possible to conceive of identity as a static entity, forged from a communal history and value system, because all of the traditional certainties on which identity formation were based in the past have been fatally undermined by a postmodernist flux and fluidity: “Once clearly demarcated by relatively static and ethnically homogenous communities, the ‘spaces’ and ‘places’ of everyday life are now highly pluralistic and contested, and are constantly being defined and redefined through processes of relocation and cultural hybridisation” (A.