Das Schloss

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Symbolsk roman om det ensomme, ufri menneskes kamp for at nå anerkendelse og fuldkommenhed.

The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113043

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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This Broadview edition pairs the first Gothic novel with the first Gothic drama, both by Horace Walpole. Published on Christmas Eve, 1764, on Walpole’s private press at Strawberry Hill, his Gothicized country house, The Castle of Otranto became an instant and immediate classic of the Gothic genre as well as the prototype for Gothic fiction for the next two hundred years. Walpole’s brooding and intense drama, The Mysterious Mother, focuses on the protagonist’s angst over an act of incest with his mother, and includes the appearance of Father Benedict, Gothic literature’s first evil monk. Appendices in this edition include selections from Walpole’s letters, contemporary responses, and writings illustrating the aesthetic and intellectual climate of the period. Also included is Sir Walter Scott’s introduction to the 1811 edition of The Castle of Otranto.

The Rise of the Castle

Author: M. W. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521088534

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Examines the rise of the castle from its European origins in the tenth century to c.1400.

The Castle

Author: Franz Kafka,Anthea Bell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579844

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'K. kept feeling that he had lost himself, or was further away in a strange land than anyone had ever been before' A remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats - this is the setting for Kafka's story about a man seeking both acceptance in the village and access to the castle. Kafka breaks new ground in evoking a dense village community fraught with tensions, and recounting an often poignant, occasionally farcical love-affair. He also explores the relation between the individual and power, and asks why the villagers so readily submit to an authority which may exist only in their collective imagination. Published only after Kafka's death, The Castle appeared in the same decade as modernist masterpieces by Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Proust, and is among the central works of modern literature. This translation follows the text established by critical scholarship, and manuscript variants are mentioned in the notes. The introduction provides guidance to the text without reducing the reader's own freedom to make sense of this fascinatingly enigmatic novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Behind the Castle Gate

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Author: Matthew Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135584

Category: History

Page: 232

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In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages. Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between the needs of comfort and of defence, and as statements of wealth or power or both. By encouraging the reader to view castles in relation to their inhabitants, Matthew Johnson uncovers a whole new vantage point. He shows how castles functioned as stage-settings against which people played out roles of lord and servant, husband and wife, father and son. Building, rebuilding and living in a castle was as complex an experience as a piece of medieval art. Behind the Castle Gate brings castles and their inhabitants alive. Combining ground-breaking scholarship with fascinating narratives it will be read avidly by all with an interest in castles.

Conversations at the Castle

Changing Audiences and Contemporary Art

Author: Ga.) Arts Festival of Atlanta (1996 Atlanta

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262100724

Category: Art

Page: 172

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This book addresses one of the most troubling questions of contemporary art theory and practice: Who is contemporary art for? Although the divide between contemporary art and the public has long been acknowledged, this is the first time that artists, critics, and the public have come together to debate the problem and to make artmaking, criticism, and public reaction part of the same process. Like the exhibitions, discussions, and seminars held at "The Castle" during the summer 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, this book is based on the premise that contemporary artists and the general public have something to say to each other. By positing the space of "conversation" as one in which artworks can be experienced as creative sites open to multilayered interpretations by changing audiences, the book provides an antidote to the modernist connoisseurial silence that has long been used to define quality. The book is divided into three sections. The first contains essays by project curator Mary Jane Jacob, critic and coeditor Michael Brenson, and cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha. Their essays describe fresh approaches to contemporary art and its audiences at a time of increased access through technology and decreased government funding. The second section contains essays by the six artists/collaborative teams involved in the project. Their works, aimed at public participation, included installation-performances, collaborations with Atlanta communities, cross-country tours, and the creation and presentation of food as a means to stimulate conversation and construct community. The artists are: artway of thinking (Italy), Ery Camara (Senegal/Mexico), Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg (Brazil/Switzerland), Regina Frank (Germany), IRWIN (Slovenia), and Maurice O'Connell (Ireland).The final section contains seven essays by the critics, curators, educators, administrators, and artists who led the "Conversations on Culture" at The Castle. The essays are by Jacquelynn Baas, Michael Brenson, Lisa Graziose Corrin, Amina Dickerson and Tricia Ward, Steven Durland, Susan Krane, and Susan Vogel.

In the Castle of My Skin

Author: George Lamming

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472064687

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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George Lamming's "In the Castle of My Skin" skilfully depicts the Barbadian psyche. Set against the backdrop of the 1930s riots which helped to pave the way for Independence and the modern Barbados, through the eyes of a young boy, Lamming portrays the social, racial, political and urban struggles with which Barbados continues to grapple even with some thirty-three years of Political Independence from Britain.

Entering the Castle

An Inner Path to God and Your Soul

Author: Caroline M. Myss,Ken Wilber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743255321

Category: Religion

Page: 371

View: 3009

A motivational teacher and "New York Times" bestselling author presents an exciting new guide to awakening the spirit within.

The Castle of Otranto

A Gothic Story

Author: Horace Walpole

Publisher: Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, bookseller of London


Category: Affective education

Page: 245

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The castle of Otranto

Author: Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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I Capture the Castle

Author: Dodie Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139902

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 2365

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink...’ This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home. Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has habit of striding through the countryside wearing only her wellington boots. But all their lives will be soon be transformed by the arrival of new neighbours from America, and Cassandra finds herself falling in love... BACKSTORY: Get to know Dodie Smith, and be inspired to keep your own diary!

The Castle

Author: Richard E. Stamm,Cynthia R. Field

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 1588343510

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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"The more than 150-year history of the Smithsonian's striking Castle, featuring the stories of workers and residents"--

The Castle Community

The Personnel of English and Welsh Castles, 1272-1422

Author: John Rickard

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851159133

Category: History

Page: 561

View: 6760

A general overview of function, location and developments in castles prefaces fully-referenced lists of constables and their role over 150 years.

Restoring the Castle

Author: Joni M. Hill

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490806091

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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Ian MacLeod and Annie Montgomery share much in common. As joyful children, although not actually related, they share a bond like brother and sister. As unhappy adults, they both suffer. Childhood summers spent together at Kilmegan Castle, Ian's ancient home on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, are full of adventures. Ian and Annie feel remarkable affection for one another, hoping that one day they will embark on the ultimate adventure together: repair and restoration of the castle. Even after Ian loses his father and Annie loses her mother, life is wonderful-until Annie begins to see Ian differently. In time, Annie becomes a gifted pianist and a talented architect. With fondness for Kilmegan Castle undimmed, she specializes in historical preservation. But Annie is also miserable, hopelessly suffering unrequited love for Ian. Only prayer and her faith in God help Annie to rise above her longings. Meanwhile, following an argument, Ian's wife dies in an accident on icy roads. Grief and guilt cause Ian to stop praying. He stops going to church. He is no longer certain that God exists. Ian feels broken. Like Kilmegan Castle, there are some good things going on inside, but mostly Ian just needs major restoration. Now, Duncan Montgomery, Annie's papa, is dying. He is convinced that God will allow him enough time to perform one last task, securing his daughter's happiness. Will Duncan succeed? Will Annie find love? Will Ian find restored faith?

Exploring the Castle

Discovering the Backbone of the World in Southern Alberta

Author: Robert Kershaw

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781897522042

Category: Travel

Page: 254

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In 1901, naturalist George Bird Grinnell took note of an extensive network of mountains, ridg26.95es, valleys, lakes and rivers on both sides of the Continental Divide from northern Montana into southern British Columbia and Alberta. Disregarding political boundaries, he named it 'The Crown of the Continent.' Grinnell was obviously inspired by the region's majestic landscape and the wildlife it sustained. He also recognized the need to conserve it. But while 'Crown of the Continent' speaks eloquently of the region's beauty with more than a passing nod to European monarchy and history, the Blackfeet name carries a more vital and universal meaning: 'Mo'kakiikin', the 'backbone of the world.' At the heart of this complex landscape lies the Castle Wilderness.The book is divided into two main sections. The Meaning of Place: Why the Castle Matters gives an overview of the area's culture, natural history, climate, flora and fauna, as well as explanations of present day uses and developments.

The Castle

Author: Barbara Cartland

Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd

ISBN: 1908411716

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 7034

Beautiful, flirtatious and romantic Valeria Montford is used to attracting admiring glances from the most eligible young men in Society. But galloping through the French countryside she discovers that pride definitely comes before a fall. A confident horsewoman, she is mortified when she is thrown in full view of Lord Charles Waterford. Embarrassed, and missing the usual praise for her equine skills, she decides that she hates Lord Waterford for making her feel humiliated. Then she meets Sir Peter Cousins - devastatingly handsome, exciting and slightly dangerous. Enchanted by Sir Peter's charm and obvious admiration Valeria becomes even more contemptuous of Lord Waterford's quieter nature. Back in England, Valeria's beloved father sadly confesses that a cad has defrauded him of his fortune. He can see only one way to pay his creditors and escape total financial ruin - Valeria must make a good marriage, and he already has a prospective suitor in mind. Still dreaming of Sir Peter and horrified at the prospect of a marriage without love, Valeria's heart is thrown into confusion. So when Lord Waterford suggests that she helps him restore his Castle she seizes the chance to escape, hoping against hope that Sir Peter will find her and offer a proposal that will satisfy everyone. In London, as the cream of Society prepares for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Valeria is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Should she accept her father's choice of suitor and assure her family's place in Society? Or hold out for the man she really loves? But just as Valeria comes to understand the true nature of love, friendship and security it seems that she has lost all chance of happiness forever.

Battle for the Castle

The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948

Author: Andrea Orzoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199709953

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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After World War I, diplomats and leaders at the Paris Peace Talks redrew the map of Europe, carving up ancient empires and transforming Europe's eastern half into new nation-states. Drawing heavily on the past, the leaders of these young countries crafted national mythologies and deployed them at home and abroad. Domestically, myths were a tool for legitimating the new state with fractious electorates. In Great Power capitals, they were used to curry favor and to compete with the mythologies and propaganda of other insecure postwar states. The new postwar state of Czechoslovakia forged a reputation as Europe's democratic outpost in the East, an island of enlightened tolerance amid an increasingly fascist Central and Eastern Europe. In Battle for the Castle, Andrea Orzoff traces the myth of Czechoslovakia as an ideal democracy. The architects of the myth were two academics who had fled Austria-Hungary in the Great War's early years. Tom?as Garrigue Masaryk, who became Czechoslovakia's first president, and Edvard Benes, its longtime foreign minister and later president, propagated the idea of the Czechs as a tolerant, prosperous, and cosmopolitan people, devoted to European ideals, and Czechoslovakia as a Western ally capable of containing both German aggression and Bolshevik radicalism. Deeply distrustful of Czech political parties and Parliamentary leaders, Benes and Masaryk created an informal political organization known as the Hrad or "Castle." This powerful coalition of intellectuals, journalists, businessmen, religious leaders, and Great War veterans struggled with Parliamentary leaders to set the country's political agenda and advance the myth. Abroad, the Castle wielded the national myth to claim the attention and defense of the West against its increasingly hungry neighbors. When Hitler occupied the country, the mythic Czechoslovakia gained power as its leaders went into wartime exile. Once Czechoslovakia regained its independence after 1945, the Castle myth reappeared. After the Communist coup of 1948, many Castle politicians went into exile in America, where they wrote the Castle myth of an idealized Czechoslovakia into academic and political discourse. Battle for the Castle demonstrates how this founding myth became enshrined in Czechoslovak and European history. It powerfully articulates the centrality of propaganda and the mass media to interwar European cultural diplomacy and politics, and the tense, combative atmosphere of European international relations from the beginning of the First World War well past the end of the Second.

The Secrets of the Castle

Author: Aaron Zook

Publisher: WinePress Publishing

ISBN: 1414121040

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 185

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Intrigue and danger surround two young boys and their dogs as they seek to unravel a castle mystery. A nearly disastrous car wreck in Germany launches twelve-year-old Gabriel Zanadu, Alexander, his fourteen-year-old brother, and their two dogs, Thunder and Lightning, into a sinister adventure near the famous German castle, Neuschwanstein. Unexplained eavesdropping, death threats, and heart-pumping danger drag Gabe, Alex and the dogs into the clutches of a little-known foreign terrorist network. After they are kidnapped by the terrorists, and even though they are scraped, bruised, and battered, Gabe and Alex use what they've learned from their military dad and home-schooling mom to clash with the criminals. Fear, pain, and failure drive the boys to tears as they struggle to free themselves from their kidnappers' grasp. Hiding, out-of-breath chases, and deadly force all come into play. Find out how Gabe, Alex, Thunder, and Lightning survive and escape.

The Castle

Author: George MacDonald

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550615


Page: N.A

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