By Thomas C. Wright
By Thomas C. Wright
By Benjamin Ziemann
During the nice warfare, mass killing came about on an exceptional scale. Violence and the German Soldier within the nice conflict explores the perform of violence within the German military and demonstrates how he killing of enemy troops, the deaths of German squaddies and their survival have been entwined.
because the battle reached its climax in 1918, German squaddies refused to proceed killing of their droves, and therefore made an energetic contribution to the German defeat and resulting revolution. interpreting the postwar interval, the chapters of this e-book additionally talk about the contested factor of a 'brutalization' of German society as a prerequisite of the Nazi mass circulate. Biographical case stories on key figures similar to Ernst Jünger show how the killing of enemy troops by way of German squaddies a fancy set of rules.
Benjamin Ziemann makes a wealth of intensive archival paintings to be had to an Anglophone viewers for the 1st time, improving our knowing of the German military and its practices of violence through the First international warfare in addition to the consequences of this brutalization in post-war Germany. This booklet offers new insights right into a the most important subject for college kids of twentieth-century German historical past and the 1st international War.
By Jon Smith,Deborah Cohn,George B. Handley
Look Away! provides paintings by way of revered students in comparative literature, American stories, and Latin American stories. The participants examine how writers—including the Martinican Edouard Glissant, the Cuban-American Gustavo Pérez Firmat, and the Trinidad-born, British V. S. Naipaul—have engaged with the southern usa. They discover William Faulkner’s function in Latin American proposal and think about his paintings with regards to that of Gabriel García Márquez and Jorge Luis Borges. Many essays re-evaluate significant issues in southern U.S. culture—such as race, slavery, slave resistance, and the legacies of the past—through the lens of postcolonial conception and postmodern geography. Others talk about the South on the subject of the U.S.–Mexico border. through the volume, the individuals always reconceptualize U.S. southern tradition in a fashion that recognizes its postcolonial prestige with out diminishing its distinctiveness.
Contributors. Jesse Alemán, Bob Brinkmeyer, Debra Cohen, Deborah Cohn, Michael sprint, Leigh Anne Duck, Wendy Faris, Earl Fitz, George Handley, Steve Hunsaker, Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Dane Johnson, Richard King, Jane Landers, John T. Matthews, Stephanie Merrim, Helen Oakley, Vincent Pérez, John-Michael Rivera, Scott Romine, Jon Smith, Ilan Stavans, Philip Weinstein, Lois Parkinson Zamora
By Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Bradford S. Jones
By Marcus Hall
Once a woodland has been destroyed, may still one plant a brand new woodland to emulate the previous, in any other case plant fashion designer forests to meet our instant wishes? should still we goal to re-create forests, or just create them? How does the prior make clear our environmental efforts, and the way does the current effect our environmental ambitions? do we expect the way forward for restoration?
This booklet explores how a attention of time and background can increase the perform of recovery. there's a earlier of recovery, in addition to previous assumptions approximately recovery, and such assumptions have political and social implications. Governments around the globe are prepared to spend billions on recovery tasks – within the Everglades, alongside the Rhine River, within the South China Sea – with out acknowledging that former generations have already wrestled with repairing broken ecosystems, that there were many forms of former ecosystems, and that there are numerous former methods of knowing such platforms. This publication goals to place the size of time again into our realizing of environmental efforts. old ecosystems can function versions for our restorative efforts, if we will be able to simply describe such ecosystems. What stipulations may be introduced again, and do such stipulations signify new natures or higher pasts? A collective solution is given in those pages – and it's not a unified resolution.
By John Crowe Ransom,Jason Peters
After the booklet of I'll Take My Stand in 1930, Ransom, who supplied the book's assertion of ideas as well as its lead essay, grew to become confident that the ebook had now not appropriately proposed an financial replacement to Northern industrialism, which had rather obliterated the Southern lifestyle. Land! used to be Ransom's try to fill this hole. In it he offers the weaknesses inherent in capitalism and argues convincingly that socialism isn't just an insufficient substitute yet inimical to American sensibilities. He proposes as a substitute that agrarianism, that could flourish along capitalism, could relieve the issues of unemployment and the "permanently unemployed." particularly, he argues that what he calls the "amphibian farmer"—who can live to tell the tale in either a financial and a non-monetary economy—would by no means, as long as he trusted himself for prerequisites, need to worry unemployment. the United States, Ransom claims, is exclusive in providing this chance simply because, in contrast to in ecu nations, land is plentiful.
By Jill Steward,Alexander Cowan
By Pavel Vasilyev
By Clayton Klein
George Elson was once the famous consultant of the ill-fated Leonidas Hubbard excursion into Labrador in 1903.
Then years later he effectively guided Mina Benson Hubbard around the Labrador peninsula from North West River to Ungava Bay. except those trips little or no was once previously identified of Mr. Elson outdoors of Moosonee and Moose Factory.
Learn the original lifestyle of the James Bay Crees through the early years of the 20th century.
Challenge the desert is a old novel of the loves and tragedies within the adventure-filled lifetime of the mythical George Elson.
Several years of in depth learn via the writer have printed ratings of previously unpublished incidents within the lifetime of this notable woodsman and explorer. for 3 many years after his guiding days, Mr. Elson labored for the Revillon Freres buying and selling corporation, first as an apprentice, then for seventeen years because the supervisor in their publish at castle George alongside the east part of James Bay.
By Peter JELAVICH
Step into Ernst Wolzogen's Motley Theater, Max Reinhardt's Sound and Smoke, Rudolf Nelson's Chat noir, and Friedrich Hollaender's Tingel-Tangel. take pleasure in Claire Waldoff's rendering of a lower-class Berliner, Kurt Tucholsky's satirical songs, and Walter Mehring's Dadaist experiments, as Peter Jelavich spotlights Berlin's cabarets from the day the curtain first went up, in 1901, until eventually the Nazi regime introduced it down.
Fads and models, sexual mores and political ideologies--all have been topic to satire and parody at the cabaret degree. This booklet follows the altering remedy of those topics, and the destiny of cabaret itself, throughout the so much turbulent a long time of contemporary German background: the wealthy and confident Imperial age, the risky but culturally artistic Weimar period, and the repressive years of nationwide Socialism. by way of situating cabaret inside of Berlin's wealthy panorama of pop culture and distinguishing it from vaudeville and diversity theaters, outstanding revues, prurient "nude dancing," and Communist agitprop, Jelavich revises the existing photo of this way of entertainment.
Neither hugely politicized, like postwar German Kabarett, nor sleazy within the method that a few American and eu movies recommend, Berlin cabaret occupied a center flooring that permit it forged an ironic eye at the goings-on of Berliners and different Germans. in spite of the fact that, it used to be simply this satirical perspective towards critical subject matters, equivalent to politics and racism, that blinded cabaret to the energy of the unconventional right-wing forces that eventually destroyed it. Jelavich concludes with the Berlin cabaret artists' ultimate performances--as prisoners within the focus camps at Westerbork and Theresienstadt.
This e-book supplies us a feeling of what the area gave the impression of in the cabarets of Berlin and while shall we us see, from a old distance, those misplaced performers enacting the political, sexual, and inventive matters that made their urban the most dynamic in Europe.