The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival. Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf´s response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six.
Regarded by many as Woolf´s greatest achievement, The Waves follows a set of six friends from childhood to middle age. As the contours of their lives are revealed, a unique novel is unveiled. In this new edition David Bradshaw considers its spellbinding oddness and originality, helping the reader through this most poetic and haunting of novels.
Through a series of connected monologues, The Waves tells the story of six very different friends -Bernard, Louis, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda -as they progress from childhood to middle age. Interspersed with evocative descriptions of the seaside at different times of day, the poignant personal histories coalesce into a poetic tapestry of human experience. A commercial and critical success when it was first published in 1931, and now considered by some to be Virginia Woolf´s most ambitious novel, showcasing her Modernist narrative techniques at their finest, The Waves casts a visionary and lyrical light on everyday life.
A vibrant celebration of surfers in and out of the water from an award-winning photographer Professional photographer Thom Gilbert spent four years among surfer royalty at the top of their game-in Spain, New York, California, and Hawaii-with his camera trained not only on tiny figures disappearing in the waves, but also on the surfers´ faces and bodies back on land. He returned from the beaches with intimate portraits of the world´s best-from the newest talent to the oldest and most revered-and also with dramatic action shots and revealing images of the culture around this sport and lifestyle. The book features not only 300 photographs, but some Q&As with, and hand-written contributions from, prominent figures in the scene. Ultimately, Waves is an ode to surfing and to the men and women who live it every day.
Morton Rhue is the pen name of successful American children´s writer Todd Strasser. Born in New York in 1950, Todd has had more than 140 children´s and young adult books published. His most well-known book is The Wave which is a fictionalized account of a fascinating teaching experiment in a California high school in 1967. It was made into a film. Todd continues to live in New York state and has a grown-up family.
From the author of Future Shock, a striking way out of today´s despair . . . a bracing, optimistic look at our new potentials. The Third Wave makes startling sense of the violent changes now battering our world. Its sweeping synthesis casts fresh light on our new forms of marriage and family, on today´s dramatic changes in business and economics. It explains the role of cults, the new definitions of work, play, love, and success. It points toward new forms of twenty-first-century democracy. Praise for The Third Wave ´´Magnificent . . . an astonishing array of information.´´-The Washington Post ´´Imperishably fresh.´´-Business Week ´´Will mesmerize readers, and rightly so.´´-Vogue ´´Alvin Toffler . . . has written another blockbuster . . . a powerful book.´´-The Guardian ´´Fresh ideas, clearly explained. . . . Toffler has proven again that he is a master.´´-United Press International ´´Toffler has imagination and an ability to think of various future possibilities by transcending prevailing values, assumptions and myths.´´-Associated Press ´´Once you have walked into his version of the future, you may decide never again to whitewash some of the built-in frailties of the real present.´´-Financial Post ´´Rich, stimulating and basically optimistic . . . will unquestionably aid many to a greater understanding of [today´s] puzzling social changes.´´-The Globe & Mail ´´A detailed breathtakingly bold projection of the social changes required if we are to survive. . . . Toffler´s vision of a democratic, self-sustaining utopia is a brave alternative to recent grim warnings.´´-Cosmopolitan
Erzählungen und Reportagen aus aller Welt Stets erfasst einen ein leichter Schwindel bei der Lektüre von Christian Krachts Romanen. Wenn man die vielen großartigen kurzen Texte und die Reiseberichte liest, die Christian Kracht in Djibouti, Kairo, der Mongolei oder Afghanistan geschrieben hat, hat man erst recht das Gefühl, auf schwankendem Boden zu stehen. Mit Krachts erstem Theaterstück sowie einer Science-Fiction-Filmversion des Romans ´Faserland´ ergeben die hier versammelten Erzählungen ein Universum von großer sprachlicher Eleganz. ´´Leichtfüßig, elegant selbstironisch und poetisch-zärtlich.´´ ORF
This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.
The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969. The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a ´´new´´ system to his students. And before long ´´The Wave,´´ with its rules of ´´strength through discipline, community, and action, ´´ sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of ´´The Wave´´ and realize they must stop it before it´s too late.