Angebote zu "Charlotte" (4 Treffer)

Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Bla...
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New York City in the Jazz Age was host to a pulsating artistic and social revolution. Uptown, an unprecedented explosion in black music, literature, dance, and art sparked the Harlem Renaissance. While the history of this African-American awakening has been widely explored, one chapter remains untold: The story of a group of women collectively dubbed ´´Miss Anne´´. Sexualized and sensationalized in the mainstream press - portrayed as monstrous or insane - Miss Anne was sometimes derided within her chosen community of Harlem as well. While it was socially acceptable for white men to head uptown for ´´exotic´´ dancers and ´´hot´´ jazz, white women who were enthralled by life on West 125th Street took chances. Miss Anne in Harlem introduces these women - many from New York¿s wealthiest social echelons - who became patrons of, and romantic participants in, the Harlem Renaissance. They include Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, Texas heiress Josephine Cogdell Schuyler, British activist Nancy Cunard, philanthropist Charlotte Osgood Mason, educator Lillian E. Wood, and novelist Fannie Hurst - all women of accomplishment and renown in their day. Yet their contributions as hostesses, editors, activists, patrons, writers, friends, and lovers often went unacknowledged and have been lost to history until now. In a vibrant blend of social history and biography, award-winning author Carla Kaplan offers a joint portrait of six iconoclastic women who risked ostracism to follow their inclinations - and raised hot-button issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality in the bargain. Returning Miss Anne to her rightful place in the interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance, Kaplan¿s formidable work remaps the landscape of the 1920s, alters our perception of this historical moment, and brings Miss Anne to vivid life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003886de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of th...
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America in the 1950s was a place of Eisenhower, the Korean Conflict, McCarthy, and Sputnik. Women found themselves trapped into a mold of Donna Reed and June Cleaver, marginalized by the hyper-masculinity of the age. Mystery fiction had become a male bastion as well, promoting hardboiled private eye novels and spy fiction. It would be another three decades before groups to promote equality between the sexes in mystery fiction appeared. Yet during that post-World War II era, seven women carved out a place in the genre. These women became the bestsellers of their time by innovation and experimentation. Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, Leslie Ford, Charlotte Armstrong, Dorothy B. Hughes, Mignon Eberhart, and Phoebe Atwood Taylor are in no way similar to each other in style, theme, or subject matter. However, their writings created an Atomic Renaissance that continues to impact the mystery field today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pauline Caputi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017533de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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The Smile , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 484min
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Hers is the most famous portrait in the world. Here, in prose as rich as the high Renaissance, is Mona Lisa´s tale - a story of passion, intrigue, loss, and, most of all, love. Elisabetta longs for romance, though she thinks she is too plain. Then, on a fateful visit to glittering Florence, she catches the eye of the great Leonardo da Vinci, and falls for a boy named Giuliano de´ Medici. It is a dangerous time to be - or be involved with - a Medici. As tragedy and chaos threaten their happiness, Elisabetta faces the bittersweet truth of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001070de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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Die Madonna von Murano, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 78...
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Venedig, Ende 15. Jahrhundert: Zwischen Lorenzo, dem Spross einer Patrizierfamilie, und Sanchia, der Tochter einer entlaufenen Sklavin, kommt es zu einer leidenschaftlichen, aber folgenschweren Romanze. Um das ungleiche Paar entspinnt sich ein wechselhafter Reigen, bei dem sich die Schicksale von Kaufleuten und Künstlern, Kurtisanen und Klerikern über Jahrzehnte hinweg auf dramatische Weise verknüpfen. Die aufblühende Kunst der Renaissance und der schwunghafte Seehandel bestimmen das Bild der Lagunenstadt ebenso wie Intrigen, Prostitution, Pest, Krieg und Aberglaube. Auch für Sanchia lauern im Straßengewirr tödliche Gefahren. Von Kind an lernt sie, dass zwischen Liebe und Tod oft nur ein schmaler Grat liegt, doch niemals schreckt sie davor zurück, ihren Weg zu gehen. Die Autorin:Charlotte Thomas war Richterin und Rechtsanwältin, bevor sie sich ganz ihrer Leidenschaft, dem Schreiben, widmete. ´´Die Lagune des Löwen´´ ist der zweite große historische Roman der versierten Venedigkennerin, der prächtiger und spannender nicht sein könnte. Bereits ´´Die Madonna von Murano´´ hat bei Lesern und Kritikern durchweg Begeisterung und Lob geerntet. Charlotte Thomas lebt mit ihren Kindern am Rande der Rhön in Hessen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Anne Moll. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/000271de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.

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Stand: 22.11.2017
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