Rammstein: будет больно
Наиболее полная русскоязычная биография группы, ставшей самым ярким музыкальным проектом воссоединенной Германии.
Немецкая группа Rammstein — безусловно, самый яркий музыкальный проект воссоединенной Германии. После первых же выступлений эта команда вызвала абсолютный шок у большинства музыкальных критиков и прочих деятелей немецкого шоу-бизнеса, а также у политиков всех мастей. На нее ополчились, засыпав обвинениями во всех смертных грехах сразу — от недостойного использования людской трагедии в коммерческих целях до пропаганды садомазохизма, гомосексуализма и фашизма.
За последние десять лет этот «танцевально-металлический» коллектив стал культовым, завоевав сердца любителей тяжелого жанра во всем мире. Мнения о Rammstein по-прежнему кардинально расходятся: одни считают их слишком грубыми, скандальными, женоненавистническими; другие восхищаются потрясающим сценическим шоу, провокационными видеоклипами, брутальным имиджем и откровенным содержанием текстов; третьи обвиняют в праворадикальных и даже нацистских взглядах.
А шестеро немецких парней поигрывают на сцене накачанными мускулами, заливают концертные залы морем огня и на своем непонятном для большинства слушателей грубоватом языке поют песни о крайних формах любви:
Сначала будет жарко,
а в конце будет больно.
Ramón Y Las Vanguardias
Ramón Gómez de la Serna, como hijo de una familia de clase media con abono en la ópera, decide desde muy joven tener estudio propio para recluirse a escribir sus cosas y ganarse la vida. Se pensaría en lo que entonces llamaban una “garçoniere”, pero la única señorita a lo garzón que tiene capilla en la alta basílica ramoniana, calle de Velázquez, es una muñeca de cera con la que se hacía las fotos para los periódicos.
Biografinis abato Ransė romanas tarsi praskleidžia užmaršties šydą ir pažeria daug senų laikų istorijų, susijusių su tikromis asmenybėmis. Čia veikia karaliai ir karalienės, kunigaikščiai ir hercogienės, žymūs filosofai ir rašytojai, politikai ir bažnyčios tėvai, jų vaikai ir pavainikiai, draugai ir priešai, žmonos ir meilužės. Autorius pamažu atskleidžia paslaptis ir parodo tikrąjį Prancūzijos visuomenės veidą.
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Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey
Author's Note: This book is written in the style of an oral history, a form which requires interviewing a wide variety of witnesses and compiling their testimony. Anytime multiple sources are questioned about a shared experience, it's inevitable for them occasionally to contradict each other. For additional biographies written in this style, please see Capote by George Plimpton, Edie by Jean Stein, and Lexicon Devil by Brendan Mullen.
This fusion of novel and memoir from a bestselling British author chronicles the destructive effects of WWI on two working-class families in Nottingham.
An advocate for ordinary people, Alan Sillitoe combines family memoir with exhaustive research on military records, and fuses them with artistic speculation in this inventive and political historical novel. Central to the story are the author’s grandfather, the blacksmith Ernest Burton, and his uncle Edgar, a World War I deserter.
The launching point for this narrative family album is a legless match-seller from Sillitoe’s childhood who “walked” on the streets of Nottingham with his hands. When the young Sillitoe asked his family about the reasons behind this man’s deformity, he heard a series of different accounts: His mother said it was a train accident, his father claimed it was an explosion during the Battle of the Somme, his grandmother was convinced it was a birth defect, and his grandfather declared it was a way of dodging work. Thus Sillitoe sets the tone for a tale in which “anything which is not scientific or mathematical thought is colored by the human imagination and feeble opinion.”
In order to rediscover the fictional truth behind his own spirit, Sillitoe then delves into his heritage. He paints a telling portrait of his maternal grandfather, a blacksmith who hated dogs, despised the people who loved him, and was blinded in one eye by a shred of steel. Separated from society by his illiteracy, and both feared and respected for his instinctual cunning, Ernest was a tyrant to his wife and eight children, a hardworking provider, and a talented craftsman.
On his father’s side of the family, Sillitoe explores the life of his uncle Edgar, “the darling of the family” who enlisted in the British army when the Great War began in 1914. However, when the young man discovered that his service consisted of dysentery, haircuts, and taking orders, he “sensibly” deserts. To avoid the military police, he leaves Nottingham and bicycles furiously on the back roads to his sister’s house in Hinkley, but is caught a few days later in a pub and sent back to his battalion. A persistent man, Edgar deserts a second time and hides out in the forest, but again he is captured and sent just in time to join the Sherwood Foresters on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Raw Material spans a century of family history and legends, interweaving personal memories with collected facts and hearsay. The “kitchen-sink realism” Sillitoe is known for takes on a more philosophical and transparent approach in this innovative self-portrait that explores the base matter and inspirations of the esteemed British novelist’s life work.
In 1983, Ma Jian turned 30 and was overwhelmed by the desire to escape the confines of his life in Beijing. Deng Xiaoping was introducing economic reform but clamping down on 'Spiritual Pollution'; young people were rebelling. With his long hair, jeans and artistic friends, Ma Jian was under surveillance from his work unit and the police. His ex-wife was seeking custody of their daughter; his girlfriend was sleeping with another man. He could no longer find the inspiration to write or paint. One day he bought a train ticket to the westernmost border of China and set off in search of himself.
His journey would last three years and take him to deserts and overpopulated cities. The result is a compelling and utterly unique insight into the teeming contradictions of China that only a man who was both an insider and an outsider in his own country could have written.
Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies
Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. Through ten cleverly constructed essays, Ison explores how a lifetime of movie-watching has, for better or worse, taught her how to navigate the world and how to grapple with issues of career, family, faith, illness, sex, and love.
Cinema is a universal cultural experience, one that floods our senses with images and sounds, a powerful force that influences our perspective on the world around us. Ison discusses the universal aspects of film as she makes them personal, looking at how certain films across time shaped and molded who she has become. Drawing on a wide ranging catalog of films, both cult and classic, popular and art-house, Reeling Through Life examines how cinema shapes our views on how to make love, how to deal with mental illness, how to be Jewish, how to be a woman, how to be a drunk, and how to die with style.
Rather than being a means of escape or object of mere entertainment, Ison posits that cinema is a more engaging form of art, a way to slip into other identities and inhabit other realities. A way to orient oneself into the world. Reeling Though Life is a compelling look at one popular art form and how it has influenced our identities in provocative and important ways.
Return to my Native Land
A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a "break into the forbidden," at once a cry of rebellion and a celebration of black identity.
"The greatest living poet in the French language."-American Book Review
"Martinique poet Aime Cesaire is one of the few pure surrealists alive today. By this I mean that his work has never compromised its wild universe of double meanings, stretched syntax, and unexpected imagery. This long poem was written at the end of World War II and became an anthem for many blacks around the world. Eshleman and Smith have revised their original 1983 translations and given it additional power by presenting Cesaire's unique voice as testament to a world reduced in size by catastrophic events." — Bloomsbury Review
"Through his universal call for the respect of human dignity, consciousness and responsibility, he will remain a symbol of hope for all oppressed peoples." — Nicolas Sarkozy
"Evocative and thoughtful, touching on human aspiration far beyond the scale of its specific concerns with Cesaire's native land — Martinique." — The Times
Rinat VS Lymphoma. Как я надрал раку задницу
Ринату, 31-летнему татуировщику, после долгого и дорогого обследования врачи поставили диагноз «лимфома» (рак лимфатической системы).
Книга «Rinat VS Lymphoma» – это история, длиною в 36 недель, полных борьбы, новых встреч, потерь, страха, радости и веселья – 36 недель реальной жизни невероятно сильного человека, который готов посмеяться над собой и обстоятельствами. В книге описывается протекание болезни, здесь нет советов и нетрадиционных методов лечения. Это честная и искренняя история о том, как человек живет после постановки такого диагноза, что он думает, какие проходит процедуры, какие последствия препаратов бывают и истории жизни пациентов-соседей по этажу, палате, заболеванию.
Вера в себя, друзей и близких, врачей и самое главное – вера в выздоровление – вот, что помогло, смеясь, «прописать этой лимфоме в челюсть».
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother’s love and a father’s fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space… and who made those dreams come true.
With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of romance and loss, of growing up and getting out, Homer Hickam’s lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph—at once exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.
One of the most beloved bestsellers in recent years, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir. A powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the end of the 1950s, it is the story of a mother’s love and a father’s fears, of growing up and getting out. With the grace of a natural storyteller, Homer Hickam looks back after a distinguished NASA career to tell his own true story of growing up in a dying coal town and of how, against the odds, he made his dreams of launching rockets into outer space come true.
A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph.
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This is the extraordinary true story of America’s first female rocket scientist, told by her son. It describes Mary Sherman Morgan’s crucial contribution to launching America’s first satellite and the author’s labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother’s lost legacy—a legacy buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. Blending a fascinating personal history with dramatic historical events taking place on the world stage, this compelling narrative brings long-overdue attention to a modest but brilliant woman whose work proved essential for America’s early space program.
In 1938, a young German rocket enthusiast named Wernher von Braun had dreams of building a rocket that could fly him to the moon. On the opposite side of the world, a young farm girl named Mary Sherman was attending high school in Ray, North Dakota. In an age when girls rarely dreamed of a career in science, Mary wanted to be a chemist. A decade later the dreams of these two disparate individuals would coalesce in ways neither could have imagined.
In a vivid narrative, Morgan relates how World War II and the Cold War space race with the Russians changed the fates of both von Braun and his mother. When von Braun and other top engineers could not find a solution to the repeated failures that plagued the nascent US rocket program, North American Aviation, where Mary Sherman Morgan then worked, was given the challenge. Recognizing her talent for chemistry, company management turned the assignment over to young Mary.
In the end, America succeeded in launching rockets into space, but only because of the joint efforts of the brilliant farm girl from North Dakota and the famous German scientist. While von Braun went on to become a high-profile figure in NASA’s manned space flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity.
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