The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408171201
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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, control and 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 of Nazism. 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.

German Diasporic Experiences

Autore: Mathias Schulze
Editore: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554580277
Grandezza: 59,58 MB
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Co-published with the Waterloo Centre for German Studies For centuries, large numbers of German-speaking people have emigrated from settlements in Europe to other countries and continents. In German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss, more than forty international contributors describe and discuss aspects of the history, language, and culture of these migrant groups, individuals, and their descendants. Part I focuses on identity, with essays exploring the connections among language, politics, and the construction of histories—national, familial, and personal—in German-speaking diasporic communities around the world. Part II deals with migration, examining such issues as German migrants in postwar Britain, German refugees and forced migration, and the immigrant as a fictional character, among others. Part III examines the idea of loss in diasporic experience with essays on nationalization, language change or loss, and the reshaping of cultural identity. Essays are revised versions of papers presented at an international conference held at the University of Waterloo in August 2006, organized by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, and reflect the multidisciplinarity and the global perspective of this field of study.

Die Redselige Insel

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
ISBN: 9783630621173
Grandezza: 13,35 MB
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Heinrich Bölls 1957 erschienenes äIrisches Tagebuchä ist der Leitfaden einer literarischen Spurensuche und macht Dauerhaftes und Wandel im Verlauf der letzten 50 Jahre sichtbar.

Gescheckte Menschen

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641129257
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Hugo Hamilton lebt in einem Land, das auf keiner Landkarte verzeichnet ist. Der kleine Junge wurde in Irland geboren und wächst in Dublin auf, aber er geht jeden Abend in Deutschland zu Bett und steht morgens in Deutschland wieder auf. Seine Familie spricht kein Englisch, dafür Deutsch und Gälisch, was niemand um sie herum versteht. Denn Hugo und seine Geschwister sind „breac“, gescheckt: Als Sohn einer deutschen Mutter und eines irischen Vaters wächst Hugo Hamilton in einer Welt voller Geheimnisse, Widersprüche und absurder Komik auf.

Exploring Transculturalism

Autore: Wolfgang Berg
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3531924400
Grandezza: 37,51 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.

Representing The Good German In Literature And Culture After 1945

Autore: Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Editore: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134980
Grandezza: 28,33 MB
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Essays analyzing postwar literary, cultural, and historical representations of "good Germans" during the Second World War and the Nazi period.

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Science Grade 4

Autore: Ruth Foster
Editore: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420680226
Grandezza: 49,81 MB
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High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about science topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized tests, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing for success in testing. Each of the 44 units provides: Introductory key words, A high-interest story, 5 test questions. Book jacket.

The Sailor In The Wardrobe

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007383398
Grandezza: 33,99 MB
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Following on from the success of ‘The Speckled People’, Hugo Hamilton's new memoir recounts the summer he spent working at a local harbour in Ireland, at a time of tremendous fear and mistrust.

The Harbor Boys

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060784695
Grandezza: 26,54 MB
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As a boy, Hugo Hamilton felt a strong desire to be rid of the confused identity he had inherited from his German mother and Irish father. Yet history's determined grip tightened its hold. A job at the harbor, rather than offering him respite, entangled him in a bitter feud between two fishermen—one Catholic, one Protestant. Against the background of the spiraling Troubles in the North, Hugo listened to the missing persons bulletins going out on the radio for his German cousin who mysteriously vanished somewhere on the west coast of Ireland and watched as the unfolding harbor duel moved toward a tragic end. ' From the author of The Speckled People, one of the most lyrical and affecting memoirs of recent times, comes a powerful, deeply moving, and well-observed account of a young man's determined struggles to place himself in a world of his own making.

Close To The Next Moment

Autore: Jody Allen Randolph
Editore: Carcanet
ISBN: 1847779255
Grandezza: 71,54 MB
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In the first decade of the new millennium, Jody Allen Randolph interviewed twenty-two leading Irish poets, artists, fiction writers and playwrights to create a record of how the makers of a culture saw their country as it moved into a new era. Her exploration was shadowed by intimations of unease; as economic collapse gathered pace, recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. What are Irish values? How have they changed? How do new cultural realities affect the old arts of language and image which have been so important in Irish tradition? In journeys across political divides and between languages, from Seamus Heaney and Nuala N í Dhomhnaill, deeply rooted in Irish inheritance,to African-Irish Joyce Akpotor; from Gerry Adams for whom when our future is settled, we will agree on our history', to the artist Dorothy Cross who brings an international perspective to her redefinitions of Irish imagery, Close to the Next Moment captures the conversations that are remaking a culture.