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They are transparent artworks of unique fragile beauty and withal highest scientific precision: the filigree glass models from astonishing sea creatures – created over 100 years ago by glass blowers Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka in Dresden, Germany. The prizewinning photographers Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch took brilliant close shots of the last few retained objects.

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This study provides an overview of current nation building processes in contested states. With a specific focus on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, and Kosovo, original data is presented, collected in English in a single work for the first time. Viktoria Potapkina presents an analysis and comparison of contested states from an internal perspective, looking at the processes that help legitimize such entities from within and creating support for their ongoing existence.
The work strives to fill a gap in the literature on contested states, as well as to contribute to the overall understanding of nation and state building, state formation, and sovereignty. It provides a new way of looking at the puzzle that contested states are, offering insight into why they still exist in their current forms.

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High Treason and Low Comedy is the first in-depth treatment in English of E. E. Kisch’s work as a playwright, a phase of his life to which he devoted considerable effort during the years 1920–1925.The translations of his two most successful works for the cabaret stages of Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia form the basis of discussions that fit them into several intersecting streams: biographical, historical, and cultural. The plays are Die Hetzjagd, which describes the last day on earth of the infamous traitor, Colonel Alfred Redl, and Die Himmelfahrt der Tonka Šibenice (Galgentoni), which presents the comical, coarse, and, at times, pathetic efforts of a Prague prostitute to argue her way into heaven. The plays are a portal into the world of Kisch’s youth as an enterprising journalist and into his thinking and writing just before he became “the raging reporter” and the star of international reportage. While they reflect the Prague milieu of his youth during the twilight years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, they also illustrate Kisch’s lifelong critical attitude toward the conservative authorities of society, their derelictions of duty, and their indifference to the welfare of the common man and woman.
The book also examines the long afterlife of both of these stories as they were re-created by artists in stage, film, novelistic, and television adaptations, illustrating the theme of what happens when historical materials are transformed into art.

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In the 1930s, a young Samuel Beckett confessed to a friend that he had been living his life according to an ‘abject self-referring quietism’. Andy Wimbush argues that ‘quietism’—a philosophical and religious attitude of renunciation and will-lessness—is a key to understanding Beckett’s artistic vision and the development of his career as a fiction writer from his early novels Dream of Fair to Middling Women and Murphy to late short prose texts such as Stirrings Still and Company. Using Beckett’s published and archival material, Still: Samuel Beckett’s Quietism shows how Beckett distilled an understanding of quietism from the work of Arthur Schopenhauer, E.M. Cioran, Thomas à Kempis, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and André Gide, before turning it into an aesthetic that would liberate him from the powerful literary traditions of nineteenth-century realism and early twentieth-century high modernism. Quietism, argues Andy Wimbush, was for Beckett a lifelong preoccupation that shaped his perspectives on art, relationships, ethics, and even notions of salvation. But most of all it showed Beckett a way to renounce authorial power and write from a position of impotence, ignorance, and incoherence so as to produce a new kind of fiction that had, in Molloy’s words, the ‘tranquility of decomposition’.

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In the US as well as in Europe, migration and migration policy is one of the top issues. This timely volume gathers distinguished authors from academic institutions throughout Europe addressing the growing importance of migration policy making and the refugee crisis that European Union member states and other countries are currently facing. By focusing on the most important effects that the migration from Third World countries has brought to the European Union, they provide a critical overview of the politicization, securitization, and social discourse of migration. The authors analyze the impacts on public administration and governance and also discuss the rise of the radical right in EU member states, the rise of populism, and the alienation of citizens from formal politics which is also caused by the growing interest in security and public safety. The pan-European character of the publication’s scope is vested in its narration; the contributors cover the situation in Western Europe, the critical positions of the Visegrad countries as well as foreign policy making in Slovenia and the Western Balkans. Moreover, the authors address case studies from states such as Armenia and Moldova, including their labor migrants in the Western world.
The collection is completed by contrasting and discussing the immigration policies of countries that are well-known for their open and liberal immigration activities such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.

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This book is the result of twelve years' experience in teaching university students to write special feature articles for newspapers and popular magazines. By applying the methods outlined in the following pages, young men and women have been able to prepare articles that have been accepted by many newspaper and magazine editors. The success that these students have achieved leads the author to believe that others who desire to write special articles may be aided by the suggestions given in this book.
Although innumerable books on short-story writing have been published, no attempt has hitherto been made to discuss in detail the writing of special feature articles. In the absence of any generally accepted method of approach to the subject, it has been necessary to work out a systematic classification of the various types of articles and of the different kinds of titles, beginnings, and similar details, as well as to supply names by which to identify them.
A careful analysis of current practice in the writing of special feature stories and popular magazine articles is the basis of the methods presented. In this analysis an effort has been made to show the application of the principles of composition to the writing of articles. Examples taken from representative newspapers and magazines are freely used to illustrate the methods discussed. To encourage students to analyze typical articles, the second part of the book is devoted to a collection of newspaper and magazine articles of various types, with an outline for the analysis of them.
Particular emphasis is placed on methods of popularizing such knowledge as is not available to the general reader. This has been done in the belief that it is important for the average person to know of the progress that is being made in every field of human endeavor, in order that he may, if possible, apply the results to his own affairs. The problem, therefore, is to show aspiring writers how to present discoveries, inventions, new methods, and every significant advance in knowledge, in an accurate and attractive form:

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This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works – the Œuvre – of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook – 14819 pages easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate:
• THE KAMA SUTRA OF VATSYAYANA • MY SECRET LIFE – Anonymous Author • FORBIDDEN FRUIT – LUSCIOUS AND EXCITING STORY AND MORE FORBIDDEN FRUIT OR MASTER PERCY'S PROGRESS
• MEMOIRS OF FANNY HILL – By John Cleland • VENUS IN FURS by LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MASOCH
• The Life and Amours OF THE Beautiful, Gay and Dashing Kate Percival – The Belle of the Delaware • THE SATYRICON by Petronius Arbiter • THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO • EROTICA ROMANA By Johann Wolfgang Goethe • ULYSSES by James Joyce

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This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works – the Œuvre – of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook – 8436 pages easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate: • Pygmalion • Mrs. Warren's Profession • Arms and the Man • Major Barbara • Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy • Caesar and Cleopatra • Heartbreak House • You Never Can Tell • On the Prospects of Christianity • Candida • Back to Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch • Misalliance • The Doctor's Dilemma • How He Lied to Her Husband • The Devil's Disciple • Getting Married • The Dark Lady of the Sonnets • The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring • Treatise on Parents and Children • The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors • John Bull's Other Island • Androcles and the Lion • Maxims for Revolutionists • Fanny's First Play • The Philanderer • The Man of Destiny • An Unsocial Socialist • Augustus Does His Bit: A True-to-Life Farce • The Inca of Perusalem: An Almost Historical Comedietta • Preface to Major Barbara: First Aid to Critics • Overruled • Confessions of a CaricaturistOliver Herford • The Irrational Knot • Great Catherine (Whom Glory Still Adores) • Press Cuttings • The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet • Revolutionist's Handbook and Pocket Companion • Cashel Byron's Profession • Captain Brassbound's Conversion • Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress • The Admirable Bashville; Or, Constancy Unrewarded • The Impossibilities of Anarchism • O'Flaherty V.C.: A Recruiting Pamphlet • The Miraculous Revenge •.etc.

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This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works – the Œuvre – of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook – easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate: • Paradise Lost • The Poetical Works of • Areopagitica • Paradise Regained • Milton's Comus • Milton: Minor Poems • MiltonSir Walter Alexander Raleigh • L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas • Poemata: Latin, Greek and Italian Poems by • THE PASSION. • ON TIME. • UPON THE CIRCUMCISION. • AT A SOLEMN MUSICK. • AN EPITAPH ON THE MARCHIONESS OF WINCHESTER. • SONG ON MAY MORNING. • ON SHAKESPEAR. • ANOTHER ON THE SAME. • L'ALLEGRO. • IL PENSEROSO. • SONNETS. • ARCADES. • LYCIDAS. • A MASK PRESENTED At LUDLOW-Castle,. &c. • POEMS ADDED IN THE EDITION. • ANNO AETATIS. ON THE DEATH OF A FAIR INFANT DYING OF A COUGH. • THE FIFTH ODE OF HORACE. LIB. I. • SONNETS. • ON THE NEW FORCERS OF CONSCIENCE UNDER THE LONG PARLIAMENT. • ON THE LORD GEN. FAIRFAX AT THE SEIGE OF COLCHESTER. • TO THE LORD GENERALL CROMWELL MAY. • TO SR HENRY VANE THE YOUNGER. • TO MR. CYRIACK SKINNER UPON HIS BLINDNESS. • PSAL. I. Done into Verse,. • PSAL. II Done Aug. Terzetti. • PSAL. III. Aug. • PSAL. IV. Aug. • PSAL. V. Aug. • PSAL. VI Aug. • PSAL. VII. Aug. • PSAL. VIII. Aug. • APRIL,. J. M. NINE OF THE PSALMS DONE INTO METRE,
• • PARADISE REGAIN'D. • • SAMSON AGONISTES • MINOR POEMS • L’ALLEGRO IL PENSEROSO • COMUS • ARCADES • ON THE NATIVITY • LYCIDAS • ON SHAKESPEARE • AT A SOLEMN MUSIC • SONNETS •.

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This music book contains the original sheet music of the Folk Song «Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming» for Piano. Easy arranged in F major.