Vom Sohn eines Fürther Druckereibesitzers zum Berliner Zeitungstycoon: Leopold Ullstein (1826-1899) schuf einen der ersten Medienkonzerne Deutschlands. Sten Nadolny erzählt von dem glänzenden Erfolg, aber auch von den Leidenschaften und den Konflikten der großen Verlegerfamilie, deren Macht nach 1933 ein jähes Ende fand.
Out of the hard scrabble port city of Liverpool, there emerged a rock 'n' roll group that would become the most celebrated of all time. And the soul of that group was John Lennon, the smart Beatle, who with his mates changed the way the world looked, partied and lived. From the days in a Hamburg basement club to the Ed Sullivan Show to the movies to the White Album, the music traced a phenomenal trajectory.
Along the way came his beloved Yoko and sons Julian and Sean, the break up of the Fab Four, the fascinating solo albums, and finally, in the end, as assassin's bullet.
Life was there with John and the Beatles from their first visit to these shores till the final days. This exultant tale is told in vivid photography and words, as John is brought to life in a truly special volume.
In 1886 a 19 year-old journalist disguised himself as a tramp and visited the worst lodging houses of London to 'see things as they really are.' Dottings of a Dosser is an account of his experiences and an attempt to come up with a solution. Howard Joseph Goldsmid (1866-1895) warned that if something was not done to improve the situation of the poorest in society then the country might end up confronting a revolution.
Two years later 'Jack the Ripper' murdered five prostitutes in Whitechapel and Spitalfields. His victims were mostly middle-aged women who lived in the similar common lodging houses to those that Goldsmid described. They were people 'who have neither house nor room that they can call their own, and who night after night, week in, week out, for many a weary year, ''doss'' in the nearest lodging-house, and hardly dare to dream of any other or better accommodation.
While they live their principal care is to find the necessary fourpence each night, together with a few coppers more for food, or at all events for drink. When they die they depend upon the kindly feeling of their chums and fellow-dossers for the means of burial, or upon the scantier, if more certain, mercy of the parish sexton and the workhouse hearse.' 'Are you prepared, reader, to meet such company? If so, come with me round some of the places I have visited. You will have the advantage that, while my tour was made in the flesh, yours may be completed in the spirit. And much is to be learned from such an expedition, even if made only in imagination, by those who have but very dimly realized the fact that there are dens of misery unutterable, and of vice indescribable, in some quarters of this wealth-teeming, yet poverty-producing, metropolis.'
Il Sutra del Diamante insegna come penetrare, mediante la lama tagliente della comprensione, nei nostri modi di vedere compromessi dalle concezioni dualistiche. Una volta squarciato il velo dell'illusione, ci apparirà nitidamente la meravigliosa realtà che è fuori e dentro noi. Thich Nhat Hanh applica questo insegnamento alla nostra esperienza di tutti i giorni, con esempi pratici di vita di comunità e familiare, rapporti di coppia, servizio sociale.
This delightful treasury combines dazzling art from around the world with exciting projects to do that will inspire every young artist. It includes famous European paintings, delicate Japanese prints and traditional African masks, and each work of art is followed by a project influenced by the artist's methods or ideas.