Calling ist kein Abenteuerbuch, kein Märchenbuch und es ist auf keinen Fall ein Buch mit utopischen Inhalt. Es ist ein hochstehendes literarisches Werk von dem vorarlbergerischen Autor, Michael Köhlmeier, das ein wirkliches Ereignis beschreibt.
Das Buch handelt von einer früheren Hippie Frau, die eine scheinbare Ehe mit ihrem Mann, Harry führte. Bis Elisabeth Muhar, die Hauptfigur dieses Buches, erfuhr, daß ihr Mann Harry während der Ehe mit s ... mehr
Das Buch handelt von der schweizerischen Finanzwelt. In jeder Stadt, in die sich der Spieler und Erzähler "hinwürfelt", befindet sich dieser.
Schaffhausen: Rede verschiedener hoher Tiere.
Thun: Über das Militär und die Nation.
Elektrizität: Über Militär, Elektrizität von Wasser.
Lugano: Die Stadt wird aus finanziellen Gesichtspunkten negativ beschrieben.
Kanzlei: Über Anlage und Arbeit
St. Gallen: Steigen des Goldpreises.
Luzern: ... mehr
John Steinbeck was born 1902 in Salinas, California. He is a descendant of old settlers. California itself - \"El Dorado,\" the Golden Country-has occupied a central position in his work. The epic power and sweep of the American continent, the machine-waste and the abusing of their power (potential vs. product), are a basic theme in Steinbeck\'s writing. Steinbeck\'s family was middle-class. His father, John Ernst, was a prosperous miller and Cou ... mehr
The novel is actually a collection of short stories about the lives of some people who live on Cannery Row. Cannery Row, in Monterey, California, is an area around and including a sardine cannery. Furthermore it is also the people living there, and the smell, and the dreams. There\'s Doc, a marine biologist who\'s always ready to do something nice for his neighbours, Dora, the owner of the Bear Flag Restaurant, Mac, the leader of a group of hom ... mehr
Doc: Doc is the owner and operator of the Western Biological Laboratory. Doc is rather small, deceptively small, for he is wiry and very strong and when passionate anger comes on him he can be very fierce. He wears a beard and his face is half Christ and half satyr and his face tells always the truth. It is said that he has helped many out of a trouble and into another. Doc has the hands of a brain surgeon, and a cool warm mind. He tips his hat ... mehr
Lee Chong\'s grocery ,while not a model of neatness was a miracle of supply. It was small and crowded shop where you can find everything you need. The only thing you don't find in his shop is the thing you can buy across the lot at Dora's. The grocery opens at dawn and does not close until the last man has been served. Not that Lee Chong is greedy for money. He isn't, but if one wants to spend some money, he is available. Moreover he is like a ba ... mehr
Acted as a leader of the boys who lived in the Palace Flophouse. This group of boys has one thing in common no families, no money and no ambitions beyond food, drink and contentment. Mack had once tried marriage, giving as much as he could to his wife but things had gone from bad to worse for him. He is very strong man and a close friend to the Doc and would do everything for him and his little dog Darling. By the way they search their contentmen ... mehr
Dora Flood is 50 years old the Madame who owns the Bear Flag Restaurant, she keeps an honest, one price house, sells no hard liquor, and permits no loud or vulgar talk in her house. As for Dora herself: "madam and girl for fifty years, she has through the exercise of special gifts of tact and honesty, charity and a certain realism, made herself respected by the intelligent, the learned, and the kind." ... mehr
A local painter, who changed mistresses even more often than he changed mediums, and was quite happy with his life until he developed a nightmare about a man murdering a laughing child who kept right on laughing. His hobby is building a boat which causes some problems to him. On the one hand he is afraid of the sea and on the other hand he hasn't found a woman who wanted to stay with him in that boat. Therefore he has never finished the boat. ... mehr
A local whose wife keeps beating him up and then getting him sent to jail. He likes the jail so much that he is more often than not found there. He is also an expert mechanic. ... mehr
He was always beaten by his mother and his uncles. That's the reason why he left his home and came to Doc. There he is learning everything about the sea which is a little bit difficult for Doc because Frankie is mentally retarded. Frankie often helps at Doc's parties with serving drinks. ... mehr
Owner of the frog-pond where the boys hunt for the frogs they want to give to Doc as a present. His job is to take an eye on the land. ... mehr
He was the owner of what became the Palace Flophouse (a grocery). Moreover he is a worried gentleman who has two wives and six children. Over years he tried to build up a grocery but he failed and its depts lead him to commit suicide. ... mehr
He is an unknown old man who walks every morning to the sea. He is a symbol of loneliness of people who have hates and prejudices. Once he disappears entirely into one big eye, as big as a church door, when a little boy is kidding him.
Even in this short novel, every mentioned person has a name: certainly there is no use in listing them. It is curios to note that everyone of the character used in this ... mehr
On the one hand the title is the name of the town where the story takes place and on the other hand the title could also come from the neighbouring sardine factory. As far as I concerned the name deals very good with the story because Cannery Row stands for metallic things and therefore it could be the reason why its set is filled of scrap metal like the old boiler the rusty pipes and the broken old Ford T. Thirdly "Cannery Row" can also be the ... mehr
To answer this question you need look only to the incident with \"the Captain.\" The Captain owns a great many desirable things - a nice house, some land, a frog-pond, some good whisky - and it is all the cause for his misery. His wife has left their home for politics, and he is forced to stay there in absolute isolation to guard their possessions from theft, fire, and flood. The tyranny of things extend even to the guest towels, which he has c ... mehr
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber wurde am 18. oder 19. November 1786 in dem norddeutschen Städtchen Eutin geboren.
Zu seinem Geburtsdatum gibt es unterschiedliche Aussagen. Er selber schrieb in seiner Biographie: Ich bin am 18. Dezember 1786 zu Eutin im Holsteinischen geboren. In der Stadtkirche in Eutin steht seine Taufe jedoch unter den Datum vom 20.November 1786.
Sein Vater Franz Anton von Weber war zu dieser Zeit als Direktor einer reis ... mehr
Webers letzte Oper entstand 1826 als Auftrag aus London zur Komposition der Oper ,,Oberon,, ,die er selbst mehrmals dort dirigierte .Das Libretto schrieb James Robinson .Sprache nach einem engl. Maskenstück von Sotheby (1802).Das Libretto übersetzte Weber ins Deutsche. Das Uraufführungsstück fand am 12.April statt. Die Grundidee des Epos: Die Verehrung des Menschenpaares Hinon und Rezia als Voraussetzung der Wiedervereinigung des Elfenpaares Ober ... mehr
Wem widme ich das eben mit trockenem
Binnstein geglättete neue feine Büchlein.
Dir, Cornelius: Denn Du pflegtest zu meinen,
daß meine Kleinigkeiten etwas wert sind,
schon damals, als Du als einziger der Italer wagtest,
die ganze Ewigkeit in drei gelehrten,
oh Jupiter, und arbeitsamen Seiten zu erklähren.
Daher soll es Dir gehören, was auch immer dieses Büchlein ist
und wie beschaffen es auch immer ist. Das, oh schützende Jungfrau,
mehr a ... mehr
Du Spatz, Du Wonne meines Mädchens,
mit dem sie gewöhnlich spielt,
den sie an den Busen hält,
dem sie die Fingerspitze hinhält,
wenn er danach schnappt,
und den sie zu schnellen Bissen anspornt,
wenn es meiner Geliebten,
nach etwas Liebem verlangend,
gefällt, zu spielen,
Du kleiner Trost in ihrem Kummer -
Ich glaube, die heftige Empfindung legt sich dann:
Könnte ich doch mit dir spielen wie sie,
und die Sorgen eines trauri ... mehr