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Breaking the Word Barrier

Lerch, MarilynRanson, Angela (Hrsg.) | Goose Lane Editions


In this compelling collection of first-person stories, adults who have made outstanding achievements in adult literacy were paired with writers to tell of their transition to reading. These are people who have had the courage to overcome the barrier of words to break into a broader sense of themselves, to feel more empowered in the world. Courageous, too, is the very sharing of these stories, in which private moments are opened wide with the hope that others will take the same steps. Whether confronting undiagnosed dyslexia, a Canadian Tire store manager to ensure Christmas for a child, written tests for the military, certification exams, or jumping from an airplane, these people are heroes.

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"A tribute to courage."

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Marilyn Lerch, who lives in Sackville, New Brunswick, has one cycle of poems and two collections of poetry published. She enters her seventh decade still asking the big questions, still wondering what our species is turning into, as excited by mourning doves nesting in the kiwi as she is by Hubble's farthest reach.

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Angela Ranson is a high school English teacher and a master of arts student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her short stories have appeared in Canadian Stories magazine and Angels on Earth magazine, and her non-fiction articles have appeared in several newspapers in the province, including the Moncton Times and Transcript. She is also writing scripts and recently wrote and directed a sold-out dinner theatre in Sackville, New Brunswick, entitled Spice of Life.

 
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Der kontrollierte Größenwahn

Léon, HildeReichwald, Marc-PhilipSchultz, Peter-Karsten (Hrsg.) | Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH | E-Books


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Garten Kunst

Bastei Entertainment | Quadriga digital ebook


Die Gärten Europas sind immer mehr gewesen als nur schöne Orte zum Verweilen und Spazierengehen. Sie sind komplexe Schöpfungen, Gesamtkunstwerke, die allen Sinnen schmeicheln, um ihre Botschaft zu verkünden. Sie geben, davon erzählt Hans von Trotha ebenso kenntnisreich wie unterhaltsam, viel von der Zeit preis, in der sie entstanden sind.

Nirgends wird das Verhältnis des Menschen zur Natur, zur eigenen Sinnlichkeit, zu seiner Umgebung und zu sich selbst so deutlich wie in den Gärten, die als Medium stets auf der Höhe der ästhetischen Moden, aber auch der technischen Errungenschaften, der gesellschaftlichen Konventionen und nicht zuletzt der philosophischen Debatten waren. Buchstäblich auf einer Art Spaziergang durch die Jahrhunderte führt dieses Buch in die Gärten und damit in die geistigen und sinnlichen Welten des Mittelalters, der Renaissance, des Barock, der Aufklärung und der Romantik.

Selten ist so nachvollziehbar und sinnfällig erzählt worden, wie Menschen in vergangenen Zeiten gedacht und empfunden haben.

 
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