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Stasiland

Author : Anna Funder
ISBN : 9781847085085
Genre : History
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In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In Stasiland, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize, Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in fifty East Germans were informing on their countrymen and women. She meets Miriam, who as a sixteen-year-old might have started the Third World War, visits the man who painted the line which became the Berlin Wall and gets drunk with the legendary 'Mik Jegger' of the East, who the authorities once declared - to his face - to 'no longer exist'.

Cambridge Checkpoints Vce Text Guides Stasiland By Anna Funder

Author : Annelise Balsamo
ISBN : 9781107297661
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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: • Detailed character analysis • Discussion of themes, ideas and values • A focus on the language features and conventions of your text • Revision questions • Sample topics • Practice essays and essay writing tips • Comprehensive reference lists

Australian Literature In The German Democratic Republic

Author : Nicole Moore
ISBN : 9781783085248
Genre : History
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An account of fraught and complex cross-cultural literary exchange between two highly distinct - even uniquely opposed - reading contexts, Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly global reckonings of the cultural Cold War. Working from the extraordinary records of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially track the production and reception of one country’s corpus as envisioned by another. The 90 Australian titles published in the GDR form an alternative canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural history from behind the iron curtain and illuminates multiple ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This book brings together leading German and Australian scholars in the fields of book history, German and Australian cultural history, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural theory, with emerging writers currently navigating between the two cultures.

Anna Funder S Stasiland And Kazuo Ishiguro S Never Let Me Go

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This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on Stasiland and Never let Me Go for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair. It analyses both texts in detail, identifies points of connection and comprehensively covers their shared ideas, issues and themes. Essay topics, a sample topic analysis and a complete comparative essay are also included.

All That I Am

Author : Anna Funder
ISBN : 9780670920419
Genre : Fiction
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One September morning, elderly Ruth Wesemann wakes to the sound of a parcel being delivered to her door. Inside she finds a tattered little notebook. Opening its delicate pages she meets with a flood of memories... It's 1933 and she is back in her light-filled flat in Berlin. Hans is making caipirinhas, snow falls outside the kitchen window, and Hitler is making his first speech as Chancellor of Germany. Her life and those of her tight-knit group of friends are about to change beyond all recognition. Having dedicated themselves to resisting the Nazi's rise, they have become hunted outlaws overnight. Fleeing the country, Ruth and Hans find refuge in a basement flat in Bloomsbury, but inspired by Ruth's fearless cousin Dora, they defy the conditions of their visas and risk being sent back to Germany in order continue their dangerous resistance work. But with each breathtaking act of courage and every person that they trust, they cannot help but risk betrayal and deceit. And then, one day, they face the chilling realisation that Hitler's reach extends much further than they had thought, even to London itself. Inspiring, tragic and based on real events, All That I Am is a masterful and devastating novel of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices that people endure to protect their beliefs and of discovering remarkable heroism hidden in the most unexpected of places.

Literature For Senior Students

Author : Robert Beardwood
ISBN : 9781921411601
Genre : Books and reading
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A high quality, comprehensive and practical resource for the study of literature in the senior years, including a handbook of literary terms in tables. Includes a summary of the main genres, identifies key features and main conventions for the novel, short story, drama, poetry, memoir and film. This highly relevant resource for literary studies is booklisted and classlisted nationally.

Cambridge Checkpoints Vce Literature 2017 20

Author : Annelise Balsamo
ISBN : 9781316783719
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Girl With The Dogs

Author : Anna Funder
ISBN : 9781760143664
Genre : Fiction
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'To live with someone for a long time requires an element of fiction - the selective use of facts to craft an ongoing story.' Amid the debris of her friends' relationships, Tess has a marriage that's comparatively unscathed. But she's at a hinge moment, poised between her present life and the one she decided against in her youth. What could she have made of her life had she chosen differently? And what will she risk to find out? Deceptively concise, The Girl with the Dogs is a masterful story about life from beginning to end, and about the brief moments of choice that have enduring consequences. Includes Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, 'The Lady with the Dog'.

Nobody Told Us We Are Defeated

Author : Rory McCarthy
ISBN : UCSC:32106017809242
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"Sent by the Guardian to cover the aftermath of the war in Iraq, foreign correspondent Rory McCarthy spent two intense years watching a nation in turmoil. As his understanding of the country grew, so did his sympathy with the dilemmas facing the Iraqi people. Yet he found that their perspective was frighteningly absent from news reports of the conflict drowned out by the message of the American and British occupying powers. There have been many books written about journalists tours of duty in Iraq during the war, or about Western soldiers in Iraq, or about the merit of Western foreign policy towards Iraq and the Arab world. But there has still been no definitive account of this story written from the inside. This book is an attempt to rectify that. ike Anna Funder s Stasiland or the books of Timothy Garton Ash, this is a book that captures the stories of individuals, stories that have been little heard in the West and which tell of a people trying to reckon with what has happened in their past and trying to deal with the violence and frustrations of the present. There is the survivor of one of Saddam s mass graves, and the lawyer trying to prosecute members of the Ba arth party

Australian Book Review

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Genre : Australian literature
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