Brigitte Kronauer spricht in diesem Buch von der Wertschätzung für ihre literarischen ´´Favoriten´´. Sie schmeckt dem Aroma von deren Literatur nach und versucht hinter das Geheimnis ihrer Wirkung zu kommen. Mal schmecken die Lieblinge süß, mal bitter, am besten beides zugleich. Dieser Empfindung traut sie unbeirrt, manchmal bis zu glühender Parteilichkeit. Die Zuneigung kann sich dabei auf das Gesamtwerk, auf ein einzelnes Buch oder einen Werkabschnitt beziehen, ohne dass die menschlichen und wirtschaftlichen Debakel vergessen werden. Immer aber sind es verführerische und emphatische Aufforderungen zu eigener Lektüre. Die ´´Favoriten´´: Georg Büchner, Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, Hubert Fichte, Grimmelshausen, Knut Hamsun, Helmut Heißenbüttel, Eckhard Henscheid, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, Eduard Mörike, Hans Erich Nossack, Jean Paul, Wilhelm Raabe, Marie-Luise Scherer, Adalbert Stifter, Robert Walser, William Carlos Williams, Ror Wolf, Virginia Woolf
From the author-illustrator of Do You Believe in Unicorns? comes a sweet, colorful celebration of how we choose the things we love best. Have you ever thought about how your favorite things became your favorites in the first place? Sometimes picking a favorite can be easy: you know from the moment you see it. And sometimes, selecting one can take a little longer as you consider all the options. The choice is yours: you can have many favorites or none at all. You might even find that your favorite changes. From colors to animals to the perfect hat, there are so many things to love . . . and even help you learn a little about yourself in the process. Playful and thought-provoking, this cheerful rhyming story encourages young readers to reflect on how they make decisions and pick their own favorite ? or two.
Charmingly detailed illustrations help tell a touching tale of the bond between grandparent and grandchild in a quiet yet powerful debut. ´´Thursdays are my favorite days.? ´´Mine, too.? Every morning Papa follows his normal routine. He drinks his tea, waters his plants, tidies up, and takes the bus into town. Papa enjoys his daily tasks, but there´s one day each week that is extra special. That´s the day he might visit the craft store, get two orders of dumplings to go, and possibly pick some flowers he sees along the path. With its spare text and wonderfully warm watercolor and cut-paper illustrations just begging to be pored over, Joowon Oh´s tale of the singular love between a grandfather and granddaughter will nestle within the heart of every reader.
In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling colour - a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father; the adult games of love and war, with their infinite capacity for fantasy and cruelty; his secret experiments with hypnotism; the night-long adventures with Krantz, his beloved comrade and confidant. Later, achieving literary fame as a college student, Breavman does penance through manual labour, but ultimately flees to New York. And although he has loved the bodies of many women, it is only when he meets Shell, whom he awakens to her own beauty, that he discovers the totality of love and its demands, and comes to terms with the sacrifices he must make. ´´From the Paperback edition.
Ashburn and Denos deliver a story about growing up and keeping hold of favorite memories. This picture book follows the evolution of a little girl´s favorite dress from dress to shirt to tank top to memento. Full color.