The Modern Scholar: The Bible and the Roots of Western by Adam Potkay, Monica Brezinski Potkay, Recorded Books

By Adam Potkay, Monica Brezinski Potkay, Recorded Books

The objective of this audio path is to supply listeners with a literary and historic review of the Bible, from its commencing in Genesis to its finishing within the publication of Revelation, and in addition with a feeling of a few of the ways that the Bible has motivated the literary traditions of the West. we are going to be exploring key scenes, tales, varieties, and books of the Bible throughout the tools of literary and cultural research.

We'll be asking questions equivalent to: what, in literary phrases, could a Biblical tale suggest? How does its shape and elegance give a contribution to its that means? How has the tale been learn through different readers, from influential theologians of the prior (such as St. Augustine and John Calvin) to literary critics of our personal day? ultimately, in what methods has the tale had an effect at the literature, in addition to the bigger cultural existence, of Europe and the USA? We pay specific awareness to the ways that the Bible has motivated the canon of English and American literature, together with Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë, and Robert Frost.

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Die Frau an seiner Seite: Leben und Leiden der Hannelore by Heribert Schwan, Bodo Primus, Deutschland Random House Audio

By Heribert Schwan, Bodo Primus, Deutschland Random House Audio

Hannelore Kohl führte eine Ehe mit klassischer Rollenverteilung: Er machte Karriere, und sie kümmerte sich um die Kinder. Doch sein Leben als Politiker forderte mehr von ihr - ein Leben im Rampenlicht. was once verbarg Hannelore Kohl hinter ihrem versteinerten Lächeln? was once hatte es mit ihrer Lichtallergie auf sich?

10 Jahre nach ihrem tragischen Tod deckt Heribert Schwan auf, wie Hannelore Kohl lebte und wie sie starb. Er stand bis 2 Tage vor ihrem Selbstmord in engem Kontakt zu Hannelore Kohl und führte seither ausführliche Gespräche mit den engsten Freundinnen und Vertrauten. Aus dieser Fülle an Insider-Wissen zeichnet er das einfühlsame, aber auch erschütternde Porträt einer einsamen Frau.

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Schone neue Welt by Aldous Huxley, Gerd Wameling, Der Audio Verlag

By Aldous Huxley, Gerd Wameling, Der Audio Verlag

Im Jahre 632 nach Ford ist die Welt ein perfekter Ort: Kriminalität und Armut gehören der Vergangenheit an. Babys werden in Flaschen gezüchtet und so konditioniert, dass sie später, betäubt durch die Glücksdroge Soma, zufrieden den ihnen zugedachten Platz in der Gesellschaft einnehmen.

Doch dann betritt ein sogenannter Wilder die "Schöne neue Welt". Der faszinierende Fremde, der über Gefühle und Freiheit spricht, wird wie ein superstar gefeiert - bis er zur Bedrohung für die selbsternannte Zivilisation wird.

Die brillante Hörspielinszenierung des rbb veranschaulicht auf einzigartige Weise die Aktualität von Huxleys weltbekanntem Zukunftsroman.

Hörspiel mit Gerd Wameling u.v.a.

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Young Sherlock Holmes 2: Red Leech by Andrew Lane, Dan Stevens, Macmillan Digital Audio

By Andrew Lane, Dan Stevens, Macmillan Digital Audio

The world's most renowned detective. the main awesome brain in fiction. yet ahead of he turned the nice detective, who was once younger Sherlock Holmes?

Sherlock understands that Amyus Crow, his mysterious American instruct, has a few darkish secrets and techniques. yet he did not look forward to finding a infamous killer, hanged by means of the U.S. govt, it appears alive and good in Surrey - and Crow one way or the other combined up in it. whilst nobody will let you know the reality, occasionally you'll want to threat all to find it for your self. And so starts off an event that would take Sherlock around the ocean to the United States, to the centre of a perilous net - the place lifestyles and demise are affordable, and fact has a value no sane individual could pay.

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The Slapping Man by Andrew Lindsay, Peter Hosking, Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

By Andrew Lindsay, Peter Hosking, Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

An international celebrating the outstanding, the legendary, and the gruesome is brought during this hilarious and darkish novel. Welcome to Salvation, a ribald city the place not anything is sacred—except might be beer, intercourse, and fishing. the city is so haunted by means of its unusual prior that it will possibly in basic terms functionality within the current. The townspeople are prepared for a savior while Ernie, the Slapping guy, seems, beguiling them with a most original patter: "Don't be unhappy, little need to frown, the Slapping guy has come to city. think your life's a horrid catch? simply step up and take a slap!" The extraordinary factor is that it sort of feels to work—with a unmarried slap they glow with pleasure. abruptly the folks of Salvation are stuck up within the mania of natural habit to the excitement of letting fly on the Slapping guy. there is only one problem—Slapping males do not final eternally. Written with bawdy gusto, this uniquely darkish and shaggy dog story regularly shocks and entertains.

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Manana, Manana (Summersdale Travel) by Peter Kerr, James Bryce, Summersdale Publishers Ltd

By Peter Kerr, James Bryce, Summersdale Publishers Ltd

Having battled and succumbed to the manana speed of rural Mallorca, spring sees Peter Kerr and his relatives stress-free right into a supposedly easier lifestyle, growing to be oranges on their little farm, Ca's Mayoral. in spite of the fact that, even after the pains, tribulations, and triumphs in their initiation, Spain has now not but accomplished with them. Embarrassing subtleties of the language, brushes with the neighborhood police, the unlucky consequence of a consuming consultation; surprises are aplenty to check the unravel, stamina, and, maybe extra importantly, the humorousness of this venturesome emigre relatives. Their eccentric and colourful new buddies are constantly available to assist out—for higher or worse—and upload spice to this account of tranquilo existence.

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Mein Leben by Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Der Hörverlag

By Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Der Hörverlag

Heute kennt guy Marcel Reich-Ranicki vor allem als wortgewaltigen Kritiker, der über viele Jahre mit der ZDF-Sendung "Das literarische Quartett" Literatur einem breiten Publikum nahe brachte. In seinen Memoiren lernt guy ihn als einen Menschen kennen, dessen Schicksal eng mit dem bedrückendsten Teil der Geschichte dieses Jahrhunderts verknüpft ist. Wie Reich-Ranicki seine Kindheit in Polen schildert, seine Jugend im Berlin der Weimarer Zeit, die Erlebnisse seiner Deportation nach Polen, die Begegnung mit seiner Frau Tosia am Anfang des Krieges, das Warschauer Ghetto, die Rückkehr nach Deutschland, das alles lässt nicht wieder los.

Authentisch, unprätentios und fesselnd liest Marcel Reich-Ranicki selbst ausgewählte Passagen aus seinen Erinnerungen.

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