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Praha

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781926836140 9781926836157 9781926836362 Year: Pages: 161 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Prompted by renowned poet E.D. Blodgett's deep love for and intimate experience of Prague, Praha is a poetic homage to the legendary city's vital spirit. As they build on one another, the poems in the collection lift the reader over the threshold of purely mythic understanding and into the heart of one of Europe's loveliest and most venerable cities. Each poem is accompanied by a translation into Czech, encouraging even those who do not know the language to immerse themselves in its sound. Superbly complemented by the mysteriously eloquent paintings of Czech artist Robert Kessner, Praha offers the moods of Prague in its many seasons and in all its magic.

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Czech --- Prague --- poetry

Oskar Kokoschka

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ISBN: 9783205770305 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437217 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3433
Subject: Arts in general
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Result of our research is a monographic study dealing with a prominent part of Kokoschka's life and work which has hitherto been regarded too little by scholars. The years of his exile in Prague and particularly in London, where he had to work under a lot of stress and pressure, are the time in which his political allegories came to be. As these works are outside the established canon of art historical development, and as they have no affinity to Surrealism or to Abstract art, scholars have so far spent comparatively less effort to analyse them. This study approaches the group of these works from a transdisciplinary perspective. The authors (G. Sultano is trained historian, P. Werkner art historian) set out from different questions with regard to his oevre and his life. This results in combining the view of a prominent body of Kokoschka's paintings with a biographical perspective set against a political-historical background.

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Oskar Kokoschka --- exile --- Prague --- London

Pëtr Bogatyrëv et les débuts du Cercle de Prague : Recherches ethnographiques et théâtrales

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ISBN: 9782878548273 Language: French
Publisher: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle
Subject: Philosophy
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C'est à Prague que le jeune ethnographe russe Pëtr Grigor'evič Bogatyrëv (1893- 1971), qui a fait partie avec Roman Jakobson des fondateurs du Cercle linguistique de Moscou, développe dans les années 1920 et 1930 une série de chantiers originaux qui concernent l'ethnographie rurale et l'étude du théâtre populaire. Ce volume propose une série de textes de cette période qui concernent les actes magiques, le costume populaire, la géographie ou les signes du théâtre et qu'éclairent les contributions de collègues français, allemands, suisses, russes et canadiens. L'oeuvre de Bogatyrëv est particulièrement évocatrice de la richesse des rencontres intellectuelles praguoises de l'entre-deux-guerres, dont le Cercle de Prague fut le fruit et l'illustration la plus célèbre. Marquée par les traditions ethnographiques russes mais aussi par le contact avec les formalistes, les héritiers de l'esthétique néo-herbartienne tchèque, la Volkskunde allemande de l'époque et les travaux de la linguistique et de l'ethnologie françaises, elle permet une approche transnationale de la genèse du premier structuralisme. Le dépassement des frontières nationales qui caractérise ces rencontres praguoises s'accompagne également d'un dépassement des séparations entre, d'un côté, formes artistiques populaires, en apparence « archaïques » et, de l'autre, formes artistiques urbaines et avant-gardistes, ainsi qu'entre discours théorique et pratique artistique.

A Reader in Slovak Linguistics

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Book Series: Specimina philologiae Slavicae ISBN: 9783876905235 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.3726/b12195 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics
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The authors of the articles are Slovak linguists who work within various spheres of linguistics. Represented in the volume are authors who started their scientific activity in the pre-war period, directly or indirectly building on the work of the Prague Linguistic Circle, but soon differentiating themselves and contributing to linguistic theory with original works, as well as a newer generation of linguists who entered linguistics within the last two decades.

Nommer les nouveaux territoires urbains

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ISBN: 9782735114832 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.1401 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Social Sciences
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L'incertitude domine le débat sur les nouveaux territoires urbains, souvent perçus par défaut : non-ville, a-t-on dit durablement dans des revues savantes. La volatilité du vocabulaire qui désigne ces espaces est particulièrement sensible au cours des périodes d'extension urbaine forte et rapide, comme la fin du XIXe siècle ou les cinquante dernières années du XXe siècle. Les mots tentent alors leur chance et leur succès dépend de leur degré d'appropriation sociale. Les mots de la ville s'expriment dans des registres aussi bien universels que très localisés ; leurs références combinent des éléments géographiques, économiques et sociaux qui se traduisent par des termes techniques, des appellations populaires ou des toponymes. La richesse des lexiques étudiés dans cet ouvrage réflète la grande variété des modèles de croissance des villes qui, bien souvent, n'exclut ni la monotonie des paysages ni la violence de la modernité.

H. G. Adler (1910-1988)

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ISBN: 9783205781523 Year: Pages: 406 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437174 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4005
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The result of my extensive research project is the first comprehensive study on the life and work of H. G. Adler, an important member of the circle around Elias and Veza Canetti, Erich Fried etc., whose ground-breaking scholarly work long overshadowed his reputation as a creative writer. Adler, a German-Jewish writer, born in Prague in 1910, was the inmate of various National Socialist concentration camps (Theresienstadt, Auschwitz) during the Second World War and lived in exile in London from 1947 until his death in 1988. Both as a scholar and as a creative writer, this prolific author is one of the most interesting and most versatile personalities in postwar history. In addition to publishing seminal works on the Holocaust, he left behind an important and to a large extent unpublished body of work, consisting of narrative prose, poetry and drama as well as scholarly articles and books on history, sociology, politics, psychology, language and literature, music, arts, philosophy, theology and Jewish studies. The works of H. G. Adler address central contemporary concerns, cover a large number of areas of interest (European cultural and intellectual history, 20th century German literature, exile studies, Holocaust research etc.) and shall thus - so I hope - attract considerably more attention in the future. This monograph attempts to close a major gap in exile studies that has often been complained about in the past. Its most important topical areas are: H. G. Adler's biography, Theresienstadt (Terezín), exile in England, the development and interdependence of scholarly work and literature, H. G. Adler's position amongst writers such as Karl Kraus, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Elias Canetti and W. G. Sebald, H. G. Adler as Franz Baermann Steiner's literary executor, H. G. Adler's position amongst London émigrés, H. G. Adler and Austria (despite his exile in England, Adler throughout his life remained closely associated with Austrian culture). This study focuses on Adler's most important and best known works "Theresienstadt 1941-1945" and "Die verheimlichte Wahrheit", books and articles like "Die Dichtung der Prager Schule" and "Der Kampf gegen die 'Endlösung der Judenfrage'", which have hitherto been neglected by academic research, the voluminous autobiographically structured or autobiographically influenced novels "Panorama", "Eine Reise" and "Die unsichtbare Wand" as well as numerous unpublished texts, documents and photographs from Adler's literary estate. It is rounded off by a complete bibliography of H. G. Adler's publication from 1947 to 1988. The time for a monograph about H. G. Adler is ideal: 2008 - 20th anniversary of H. G. Adler's death; 2010 - H. G. Adler's 100th birthday.

Which Socialism, Whose Détente?

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ISBN: 9789637326943 9786155211263 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This study analyzes the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968–1969 on the two major communist parties in the West: the Italian and French ones. Discusses the central strategic and ideological tensions which these parties needed to deal with: domestic belonging versus allegiance to the world communist movement, doctrinal orthodoxy in a context of rapid societal changes, and the question of revolution and reform. These key problems were situated in different contexts: the crisis in the “wor...

Mozart's 'La clemenza di Tito': A Reappraisal

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350553 9789176350522 9789176350539 9789176350546 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.16993/ban Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Music --- Performing Arts
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"In the two centuries since Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito was first performed, and the almost three centuries since Metastasio created the libretto, many rumours, myths and prejudiced opinions have gathered around the work, creating a narrative that Mozart, Mazzolà and their contemporaries would scarcely recognise. The essays in this book contribute ideas, facts and images that will draw the twenty-first-century reader closer to the events of Central Europe in the late eighteenth century, and these new facts and ideas will help peel off some of the transmitted accretions that may hinder a modern listener from enjoying and understanding the opera in all its fullness. In this sense the essays present the reappraisal promised in the title. The book is a product of the Performing Premodernity research project, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences and based at the department of theatre studies of Stockholm University. Envisioned and edited by Magnus Tessing Schneider and Ruth Tatlow, the five essays by internationally renowned Mozart scholars are preceded by a chronology and a selection of original documents presented in new and revised parallel translations."

Anton Kuh

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ISBN: 9783835331891 Year: Pages: 577 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 540
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Walter Schübler’s biography paints a portrait of the extravagant bon vivant Anton Kuh with all his facets: the militant publicist, whose polemical squibs provided a running commentary to happenings in Vienna and Berlin, the alert chronicler of the 1910s, 20s and 30s, the avowed leftist, who risked his neck in conflicts with the Nazis, the oppositionist, who enjoyed teasing Karl Kraus, the bohemian, who took every chance to provoke, even when this was programmatically tactless, the neurasthenic with a self-destructive lifestyle, the phenomenal impromptu speaker, whose thoughts ran hot and whose audience responded with thunderous applause. The first biography of this »speech-actor« reconstructs the main body of Kuh’s work – the impromptu speeches – and calls into question all of the rumors that are still circulating about this assumed »local hero«.

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