Als ´´Alleskönner´´, ´´zeitgenössischer Lyrik-Star´´ und ´´Klassiker schon zu Lebzeiten´´ ist der Dichter Robert Gernhardt (1937-2006) von Kritikern geadelt worden. Doch wie kam es zur Kanonisierung, wo er doch seine Karriere als Otto-Waalkes-Texter und ´´Titanic´´-Gründer begann? Theorie und Lyrik des poeta doctus werden in diesem Band erstmalig als Gesamtwerk untersucht und in ihre gesellschaftlichen und medialen Kontexte eingeordnet, also u. a. anhand vorheriger und zeitgenössischer Poetik-Entwürfe und Komik-Theorien analysiert. Kenntnis- und detailreich untersucht der Autor Gernhardts ge- und berühmte Lyrik mit ihren Parodien, Satiren, nonsens-geprägten und komikreichen, aber auch komikfreien Gedichten. Ausführlich widmen sich eigene Kapitel mit medienwissenschaftlichem Schwerpunkt dem Aufstieg Gernhardts aus der 68er-Subkultur in den gegenwärtigen Kanon. So klärt diese Arbeit zwei Fragen: Was macht Gernhardt als Theoretiker und Lyriker aus? Und: Warum war Robert Gernhardt so beliebt und erfolgreich? Mit den umfangreichen Kapiteln zur Geschichte der Poetik und der Komik von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart sowie zu Verlagen, Marketing und Medien und zur Kanonbildung legt der Autor zugleich Grundlagen, die für nachfolgende Forschungen im Bereich Literatur- und Medienwissenschaften - auch über andere Autoren - gewinnbringend sind. Zwei ausführliche, bislang unveröffentlichte Gespräche mit Gernhardt runden den Band ab.
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Die Erde wird von einer Reihe unerklärlicher Ereignisse heimgesucht, die jeden Tag um exakt 13.13 Uhr stattfinden.21. Sept., 13.13 Uhr Die Raumfähre Atlantis verschwindet bei ihrem letzten Flug von den Kontrollbildschirmen.22. Sept., 13.13 Uhr Alle Uhren des Planeten bleiben stehen. Im selben Augenblick setzt sich der Andikythira-Mechanismus eines seltsamen Astrolabiums in Gang, das bisher kein Wissenschaftler aktivieren konnte.23. Sept., 13.13 Uhr Die Raumfähre Atlantis taucht wieder auf und landet in Cap Canaveral. An Bord ist nur ein Überlebender, der Kommandant der Mission inmitten der zerstückelten Leichen seiner Mannschaft.24. Sept., 13.13 Uhr Ein amerikanisches U-Boot ortet ein deutsches Militär-U-Boot, das sechzig Jahre zuvor verschwand... Die Besatzung eines Fischkutters sieht, wie sich der Rumpf der Titanic aus dem Meer erhebt, die über 100 Jahre zuvor an derselben Stelle versank.EIN RASANT ERZÄHLTES SF-ENDZEIT-EPOS VON ERFOLGSAUTOR CHRISTOPHE BEC (´´HEILIGTUM´´).
The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert Matthews explores the evidence behind the stories of heroism and cowardice related by survivors, and investigates the many theories surrounding the great ship´s tragic loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080536/bk_acx0_080536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TV actor, producer, and screenwriter Valentine Palmer sets out to write the definitive account of the Titanic’s sinking. As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner. Charles Herbert Lightoller, Palmer’s great uncle, was the highest-ranking surviving officer from the disaster. It was only after the great man’s death in 1952 that his sister, Gertrude, Palmer’s eccentric grandmother, began to hint to her young grandson of the contradictory accounts of both her brother’s supposed heroism and his suspect testimonies at the investigations into the sinking. Palmer’s grandmother doesn’t accuse Joseph Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line, in so many words. Rather, she chooses to address her grandson in riddles, which have taken him a lifetime to interpret. This, Grandma Gertrude hints, is the man who made her brother ´´an offer he couldn’t refuse´´! In-depth research by a number of parties over the past 100 years reveals that something was not quite right about the testimonies of both Ismay and Lightoller. Britain’s preparation for possible war with Germany, tales of gold and priceless treasures aboard the doomed liner and a possible insurance fraud of unimaginable complexity are just some of the mysteries and possible conspiracies that Palmer seeks to shed new light on in this fascinating book. With dogged determination he works his way through the revelations of his great aunt, Lightoller’s widow, and his maternal grandmother’s hints of cover-ups at the highest level. Palmer’s searches take him through the maze of conflicting testimonies and reported conversations from survivors. His task becomes ever more daunting as he sees the truth, like his great uncle’s honour, become increasingly shrouded in the mists of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valentine Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000383/bk_copy_000383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five historical short stories with a pinch of parody and conspiracy theory twists.... Who is the ´´real´´ D. B. Cooper? You´ll be intrigued by the identity of his parents. Learn the undisclosed reason for the Titanic´s loss. Can FBI Agent Susan Kane save the world from a repeat terrorist attack? How are Imelda Marcos, shoes, and a shortage of chocolate responsible for the end of the world? You´ve heard about the ´´relationship theories´´ between presidents Lincoln and Kennedy. Now, explore the ´´relationship´´ between John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald. Sneak peeks of P. J. LaRue´s other books are included as a bonus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049159/bk_acx0_049159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These 12 half-hour lectures are about what Einstein got wrong. He may have kindled a scientific revolution with his famous theory of relativity and his proof that atoms and light quanta exist, but he balked at accepting the most startling implications of these theories - such as the existence of black holes, the big bang, gravity waves, and mind-bendingly strange phenomena in the quantum realm. In a course that assumes no background in science and uses very little math, research physicist Dan Hooper of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Chicago focuses on Einstein´s personal qualities that made him a heavy hitter with relativity but also a strikeout king in many of his other ideas. You start with two lectures on Einstein´s special and general theories of relativity, and in a later lecture you cover his founding role in quantum theory. All are titanic achievements. The balance of the course deals with his false starts, blind alleys, and outright blunders, which are fascinating for what they reveal about the give-and-take conduct of science. For example, the possibility of black holes, which are infinitely dense concentrations of matter, emerged from the equations of general relativity. However, the idea seemed so absurd to Einstein that he believed something in nature must prevent black holes from forming. He was wrong. Similar considerations led him to doubt the existence of gravity waves, insist that the universe must be static and eternal, and hold out for a deterministic theory that would solve the weird paradoxes of quantum mechanics. Again, he was wrong. Dr. Hooper closes with a lecture on the missteps of other great physicists - Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton - proving that Einstein is in good company. Even geniuses struggle to find the truth. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. / 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Hooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000482/bk_tcco_000482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Austrian School is in the news as never before. It is discussed on business pages, in academic journals, and in speeches by public figures. At long last, there is a brilliant and engaging guide to the history, ideas, and institutions of the Austrian School of economics. It is written by two Austrian intellectuals who have gone to the sources themselves to provide a completely new look at the tradition and what it means for the future. This is the first such authoritative book that has appeared on this topic. The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions, by Eugen Maria Schulak and Herbert Unterköfler appeared first in German. It has been a sensation: the first and most authoritative source on this hot topic. This new English translation, complete with a vast scholarly apparatus of citations and bibliographies, is academic at its core but also easy to read, entertaining, and fascinating on every page. The authors set the stage with a discussion of the culture of 19th-century Vienna, and the striking innovation that came with Carl Menger´s subjective theory of value. They discuss the titanic struggle over method that took place between the Viennese Mengerians and the German Historical School. Next comes a thrilling account of the second generation of Austrians - their politics, their theories, their personal splits, their idiosyncrasies, their debates. The cast of characters here is far larger than most people in the English-speaking world have known. The authors operate as tour guides to a world that is mostly unknown to Americans due to the remoteness of time and the differences in language. If you are like many people, you have been curious about the Austrian School but didn´t know where to turn to discover more about it. This book is the one that makes sense of it all! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Strikwerda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ludw/000005/bk_ludw_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.