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The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780008144227
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This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike.

Operas In German

Author: Margaret Ross Griffel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442247975
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With more than 2900 new entries, the revised edition of Operas in German: A Dictionary covers operas written specifically to a German text (both originals in German and German translations). As the most current encyclopedic collection of German opera, it is an invaluable resource for opera historians, musicologists, performers, and opera lovers.

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062416219
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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

The Illustrated Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006019250X
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This fable aims teaches the reader to open their mind, listen to their heart and most importantly, follow their dreams.

German Reunification And The Legacy Of Gdr Literature And Culture

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004359788
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This collection of academic articles and personal reflections explores German reunification and the legacy of GDR literature and culture. It examines a broad range of genres and combines perspectives on both lesser-known and more established writers.

The German Novel 1939 1944

Author: H. Boeschenstein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442633867
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This book begins the large task of sorting out the vast number of German literary works which the war has piled up before us. The author has culled over four hundred novels and critical works and by indicating the numbers and content of the more significant novels, and some of their stylistic characteristics, he has shortened the task of future research. If this investigation provides a fair indication, it appears that the widely held conviction that German publishers brought out nothing but trash during the war years is mistaken. By now, students of literature should be in a sufficiently intelligent and tolerant mood to accept some detailed evidence and to begin to scrutinize it objectively. The present study is intended as a step in that direction.

The Alchemist In Literature

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191063819
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Unlike most other studies of alchemy and literature, which focus on alchemical imagery in poetry of specific periods or writers, this book traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in the Eighth Circle of Dante's Inferno down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the transmutation of baser metals into gold) and esoteric or speculative (the spiritual transformation of the alchemist himself). From Dante to Ben Jonson, during the centuries when the belief in exoteric alchemy was still strong and exploited by many charlatans to deceive the gullible, writers in major works of many literatures treated alchemists with ridicule in an effort to expose their tricks. From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, as that belief weakened, the figure of the alchemist disappeared, even though Protestant poets in England and Germany were still fond of alchemical images. But when eighteenth-century science almost wholly undermined alchemy, the figure of the alchemist began to emerge again in literature—now as a humanitarian hero or as a spirit striving for sublimation. Following these esoteric romanticizations, as scholarly interest in alchemy intensified, writers were attracted to the figure of the alchemist and his quest for power. The fin-de-siecle saw a further transformation as poets saw in the alchemist a symbol for the poet per se and others, influenced by the prevailing spiritism, as a manifestation of the religious spirit. During the interwar years, as writers sought surrogates for the widespread loss of religious faith, esoteric alchemy underwent a pronounced revival, and many writers turned to the figure of the alchemist as a spiritual model or, in the case of Paracelsus in Germany, as a national figurehead. This tendency, theorized by C. G. Jung in several major studies, inspired after World War II a vast popularization of the figure in novels—historical, set in the present, or juxtaposing past and present— in England, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. The inevitable result of this popularization was the trivialization of the figure in advertisements for healing and cooking or in articles about scientists and economists. In sum: the figure of the alchemist in literature provides a seismograph for major shifts in intellectual and cultural history.