With a tangled skein

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Recorded Books ;
Pub. Date:
2016, p1996.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
740L
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English summary: The topos of Europe's lingering illness is omnipresent in Alfred Doblin's novel Amazonas. The novel portrays the course of European modernism as the history of a disease, breaking out in the Age of Discovery and reaching its catastrophic climax in the barbarity of Fascism. Exaggerated rationalism, materialism and nihilism culminate in an excessive will to power and rule and senseless, crazy (self-) destruction. Europe and the Europeans seem to be denied any alternative. This diagnosis, made with pen and paper by the doctor and writer Doblin is crushing, but not final. Taking Doblin's poetological, cultural-philosophical and anthropological writings into account, Vera Hildenbrandt sees Amazonas as a laboratory in which Doblin gets to the root of the disease of his time by examining Europe and Europeans in different epochs and from numerous different angles. At the same time he shows ways and means of conceiving of a new, different Europe. German text. German description: Der Topos vom Siechtum Europas ist in Alfred Doblins Roman Amazonas allgegenwartig. Das Werk schildert den Verlauf der europaischen Moderne als Geschichte einer Krankheit, die im Zeitalter der Entdeckungen ausbricht und in der faschistischen Barbarei ihren katastrophalen Hohepunkt erreicht: Ubersteigerter Rationalismus, Materialismus und Nihilismus kulminieren in masslosem Macht- und Herrschaftswillen und besinnungslosem (Selbst-)Vernichtungswahn. Europa und den Europaern scheint jede Alternative zu sich selbst verwehrt. Diese mit Papier und Stift gestellte Diagnose des Arztes und Schriftstellers Doblin ist vernichtend, aber nicht endgultig. Unter Einbeziehung der poetologischen und kulturphilosophisch-anthropologischen Schriften des Autors betrachtet Vera Hildenbrandt Amazonas als Laboratorium, in dem Doblin der Krankheit seiner Zeit auf den Grund geht, indem er Europa und seine Menschen in verschiedenen Epochen und aus immer neuen Perspektiven untersucht. Gleichzeitig zeigt er aber auch Mittel und Wege auf, wie Europa neu und anders gedacht werden kann.
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ISBN:
9780345318855
9781501915314
Lexile measure:
740L
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display_description Piers Anthony continues the deadly struggle between good and evil in With a Tangled Skein. In this spellbinding novel, Anthony combines a penetrating look at the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of love and loyalty. When the man Niobe loves is shot, she wants revenge. Her only chance is to accept a challenge to solve a maze of riddles devised by Satan himself. But Niobe's strength is her beauty, not her intelligence, and the fate of the human race hangs in the balance. Can she outwit Satan at his own game, or has her failure already been woven into the very Tapestry of Fate' George Guidall's enthralling narration captures the essence of Anthony's rich characters and timeless story. Ingenious, ambitious and hauntingly philosophical, With a Tangled Skein is Piers Anthony at his best.
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