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The Long Green Shore

Author: John Hepworth
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922148814
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Written in 1947 but not published until 1995, John Hepworth's debut novel is a gripping account of Australian soldiers fighting in New Guinea at the end of World War II. The product of Hepworth's own experience, The Long Green Shore recounts the lives - and deaths - of a group of soldiers battling the Japanese in the rain-soaked jungle. In sublime prose, it captures the terror and the monotony of war. On its publication The Long Green Shore was met with immediate critical acclaim. It was recognised as one of the world's great war novels. John Hepworth was born in 1921 and lived in Melbourne. A journalist, author, playwright and poet, he is well remembered for his contribution to the Nation Review in the 1970s and for his work at the ABC. He wrote many books, some co-authored with Bob Ellis and others illustrated by Michael Leunig. He died in 1995 soon after learning that The Long Green Shore would finally be published. 'Australia's All Quiet on the Western Front...The timeless record of a generation of men who had it hard and copped it sweet, and went off into battle not knowing what the day would bring.' Bob Ellis 'This novel is a masterpiece of war fiction.' Publishers Weekly

Fear Drive My Feet

Author: Peter Ryan
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925095878
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Fear Drive My Feet is Peter Ryan’s enduring account of his time patrolling isolated regions of New Guinea during World War II. Far from his fellow Australians and with Japanese forces closing in around him, the eighteen-year-old Ryan endures the hardships of the jungle, overcoming loneliness, fatigue and fear with quiet courage. He finds beauty in the rugged mountain landscapes of New Guinea, and admires the charm and resourcefulness of its people. Rarely out of print in the past four decades, Fear Drive My Feet is a classic memoir of the war in the Pacific, a major work of Australian war literature. For the work he describes in this book, Peter Ryan was awarded the Military Medal and mentioned in dispatches. Peter Ryan has been a newspaper columnist, the director of Melbourne University Press and an officer of the Victorian Supreme Court. He was an intelligence operative behind enemy lines in New Guinea in World War II. He lives in Melbourne. ‘Outstanding.’ Peter Pierce ‘A moving account of a young man’s lonely heroism.’ Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop

Australia In Arms

Author: Phillip Schuler
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925626490
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The whole Allied front was barely four miles, swept by a terrible inferno of shells. The air was filled with the white woolly clouds that the Anzac men—old soldiers now—knew meant a hail of lead. Published soon after the evacuation from Gallipoli, Australia in Arms is a vital early account of the Dardanelles campaign. The young journalist Philip Schuler, later killed in battle, witnessed ‘the whole of the August offensive from...trenches at Lone Pine’. He saw the valour of the Anzacs, and recognised too the strength of their Turkish opponents. Vivid and incisive, his book is one of the great achievements of Australian military writing. Phillip Schuler, born in Melbourne in 1889, is one of Australia’s most significant World War I reporters. The son of the editor of the Age, he volunteered in 1914 to sail to Egypt as the newspaper’s war correspondent. In 1915 he travelled to Turkey, where he was embedded with Anzac soldiers. Written on Schuler’s return home, Australia in Arms was the first full-length account of the Australian Imperial Force’s Gallipoli offensive. By the time it was published, in early 1916, Phillip Schuler had enlisted with the AIF. He died in 1917 of injuries sustained in the Battle of Messines. ‘The best and fullest story yet of the whole Anzac campaign.’ General Sir John Monash ‘Remarkably fresh, compelling and dispassionate.’ Mark Baker

The Refuge

Author: Kenneth Mackenzie
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925095592
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Late at night Lloyd Fitzherbert, police reporter with the Sydney Gazette, is picked up by his man in CIB - for a last-minute job that won't take a minute - at the morgue. A body has been found in the harbour. Irma, a beautiful young woman who fled persecution in Nazi Europe, is dead. She was Fitzherbert's lover. And, though the police don't know it yet, he killed her. Gripping and atmospheric, The Refuge is a murderer's confession - a tale of wartime Sydney, with its paranoia about communism and spies. Kenneth Mackenzie's last novel is utterly different to his lauded debut, The Young Desire It, yet it shares that book's psychological acuity and mastery of language. Kenneth Mackenzie was born in 1913 in South Perth. His parents divorced in 1919, and thereafter he lived with his mother and maternal grandfather. Unhappy years boarding at Guildford Grammar School were the basis for his highly acclaimed first novel, The Young Desire It, which was published in London in 1937. Mackenzie's subsequent novels were The Chosen (1938), Dead Men Rising (1951), based partly on his experience of the Cowra breakout and The Refuge (1954); he also produced two volumes of poetry. He received a number of grants and awards, including the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. 'The history of a crime told as excitingly and with as much dramatic tension as anything by Graham Greene or Raymond Chandler.' Kenneth Slessor, Sun 'Remarkable...A genuine personal tragedy.' A. D. Hope, Sydney Morning Herald 'Fascinating, extremely skilful and subtle.' Sun-Herald 'One of our most gifted novelists.' Sunday Observer ‘The Refuge is also a stunning enactment of its central idea. It could have been filmed by Hitchcock.’ Age

Das Geheimnis Von Greenshore Garden

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455170420
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In Großbritannien 2013 erstmals veröffentlicht! Jetzt auch in deutscher Übersetzung. Für ihr Sommerfest haben sich die Bewohner von Greenshore House etwas Besonderes ausgedacht. In ihrem Garten soll eine inszenierte Mörderjagd für Unterhaltung sorgen. Ariadne Oliver, eine bekannte Krimiautorin, soll das Detektivspiel organisieren. Ohne nachzudenken, stimmt sie zu. Doch plötzlich ahnt sie, dass aus dem Spiel ganz schnell Ernst werden könnte, und ruft in letzter Minute ihren guten Freund Hercule Poirot zu Hilfe.

Das Herz Der Finsternis

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 3954182076
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"Mit der Erzählung »Herz der Finsternis« gelangte Joseph Conrad zu Weltruhm. Der ungewöhnlich symbolreiche Text wird seit Erscheinen immer wieder aufs Neue interpretiert. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, der Flussdampferkapitän Marlow reist im Auftrag einer belgischen Handelskompanie tief in den Kongo. Auf seiner Reise erlebt er unverständliche Wirrnisse, Sinnlosigkeit und eine unvorstellbare Ausbeutung der Einheimischen. Die Reise auf dem Fluss entwickelt sich immer mehr zur Reise in sein eigenes Unterbewusstsein, in ein finsteres Labyrinth von Lüge und Schuld. Marlow trifft auf den berüchtigten Elfenbeinhändler Kurtz. Dieser hat aus seinem Handelsposten ein Zentrum des Bösen gemacht und sich so eine machtvolle Position erschaffen, von der aus er scheinbar frei schalten und walten darf. »Herz der Finsternis« hat von Anfang an Leser und Interpreten fasziniert und hat bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt. Der Stoff diente als Vorlage mehrerer Verfilmungen. Am bekanntesten: »Apocalypse Now« von Francis Ford Coppola mit Marlon Brando in der Rolle des charismatischen und geheimnisvollen Ausbeuters (diesmal) asiatischer Einheimischer während des Vietnamkrieges und »Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes« von Herzog mit Klaus Kinski als wahnsinnigen Eroberer und Vollstrecker eines ausbeuterischen, europäischen Kolonialismus in Süd-Amerika. 1. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-95418-207-7 Umfang: 149 Normseiten bzw. 144 Buchseiten Null Papier Verlag -"

Julia Paradise

Author: Rod Jones
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922148199
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Shanghai, 1927: hot, teeming, mysterious. Kenneth Ayres, a disciple of Freud, is an anonymous expatriate treating the lonely wives and daughters of British colonials. When Julia Paradise, the wife of an Australian missionary, is sent to him for psychoanalysis, he is seduced into her world, a kaleidoscope of incestuous eroticism and grotesque hallucinations. But Ayres hides an even darker secret... Rod Jones is the author of five novels, short stories and travel writing. His first novel, Julia Paradise, won the fiction prize at the 1988 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was runner-up for France's Femina Etranger prize. It has been published throughout the world. His third novel, Billy Sunday, was the 1995 Age Book of the Year for fiction and won the 1996 National Book Council Award for fiction. Nightpictures was shortlisted for the 1998 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Swan Bay (2003) was shortlisted for both the New South Wales and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. 'Jones should be counted amongst Australia's most interesting and talented novelists. His gift lies in his ability to write with crisp clarity about the murky and the intangible; with confidence and force about the uncertain; with detachment about passion and with passion about detachment.' Australian Book Review 'Utterly original...a remarkable accomplishment.' New York Times 'Marked by lush, erotic imagery and subtle, complex handling of motifs, this slim and powerful first novel from Australia is a carefully controlled psychological study.' Publisher's Weekly

Hier Am Ende Der Welt Lernen Wir Tanzen

Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644034311
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Jeder Tango beginnt mit einem Rückwärtsschritt: Neuseeland 1916. In einer abgelegenen Höhle an der Küste verstecken sich die junge Louise und der Klavierstimmer Schmidt vor den Wirren des Weltkriegs. Zum Zeitvertreib tanzen sie Tango, die Begleitmusik singen sie selbst. Sie kommen sich näher, aber schon bald holt die Wirklichkeit sie ein. Erst Jahre später begegnen sie sich in Buenos Aires ein zweites Mal. Schmidt hat indes geheiratet, wird bald Vater, und so bleiben ihnen wieder nur der Tanz und die Lieder Carlos Gardels. Ein Schritt nach vorn: zwei Generationen später trifft die elegante Rosa, Schmidts Enkelin, auf den jungen Studenten Lionel, der in ihrem Restaurant in Wellington Teller wäscht. Auf den Spuren des Großvaters führt sie ihn in die Welt des Tangos ein, beschwört den Zauber der Vergangenheit herauf, und eine weitere Affäre nimmt ihren Lauf. Lloyd Jones verwandelt die melancholischen Klänge des argentinischen Tangos in kraftvolle, sinnliche Prosa. Tanzend verlassen seine Figuren den gewohnten Alltag, finden in der Fremde zueinander und entdecken die Heimat neu. Für die Dauer eines Liedes scheint alles möglich, auch wenn die Realität jenseits der Tanzfläche eine andere sein mag.


Author: Hermann Hesse
ISBN: 9781409928119
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Hermann Karl Hesse (1877-1962), er schrieb auch unter den Pseudonym Emil Sinclair, war ein deutsch-schweizerischer Dichter, Schriftsteller und Freizeitmaler. 1895 begann Hesse eine Buchhndlerlehre in Tbingen. Ab 1895 arbeitete er in einer Buchhandlung in Tbingen. Noch als Buchhndler verffentlichte Hesse im Herbst 1898 seinen ersten kleinen Gedichtband Romantische Lieder und im Sommer 1899 die Prosasammlung Eine Stunde Hinter Mitternacht. Alsbald wurde der Roman Peter Camenzind, der 1904 regulr bei Fischer erschien, einen Durchbruch. Von nun an konnte Hesse als freier Schriftsteller leben. Beim Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges appellierte er an die deutschen Intellektuellen, nicht in nationalistische Polemik zu verfallen. 1919 bersiedelte Hesse nach Montagnola, das Hesse ber vierzig Jahre seines Lebens zur Heimstadt werden sollte. Der erfolgreichste Roman Hesses war Der Steppenwolf (1927). Ihm wurden unter anderem 1946 der Nobelpreis fr Literatur und 1955 die Friedensklasse des Ordens Pour le Mrite verliehen. Zu Hesses bekanntesten Werke gehren: Unterm Rad (1906), Demian (1919), Siddhartha (1922), Narzi und Goldmund (1930) und Das Glasperlenspiel (1943).