Während seiner Zeit in Berlin 1929 traf der englische Schriftsteller W. H. Auden in der Straßenbahn eine Frau, die mit ihm zu flirten begann. In seinem unpublizierten ´´Berliner Tagebuch´´ beschreibt der angehende Dichter seine imaginäre Antwort: ´´Ich wollte ihr sagen: Ich bin schwul´´. Obwohl Auden kaum Deutsch sprach, konnte er jene perfekte Erwiderung in einer Berliner Mundart formulieren. Die Wahl seiner Worte zeigt dabei sein Bewusstsein für die eigene sexuelle Orientierung. Das Weimarer Berlin wird schon lange als Spielplatz sexueller Minderheiten gehandelt. Die Hauptstadtabenteuer ausländischer und auch deutscher Besucher waren jedoch mehr als bloßer ´´Sex-Tourismus´´. Das Berlin zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik war insofern einzigartig, als es Auden, seinen Freunden und Gleichgesinnten wie kein anderer Ort sonst erlaubte, Selbstbewusstsein und Sensibilität zu entwickeln. So boten die lebhafte wissenschaftliche Erforschung der Homosexualität, der juristische Reformaktivismus sowie das offene homosexuelle Milieu mit eigenständigen Medien und eigenem Nachtleben Raum für die Entwicklung einer homosexuellen Identität des Individuums wie auch der ´´imagined gay community´´.
In his novel based on the extraordinary life of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his family, and friends lived; from wealth and position in prerevolutionary Russia, to the halls of Cambridge University, and the Parisian salon of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young gay narrator, that hook the reader: his stuttering childhood in the shadow of his brilliant brother, his opium-fueled evenings with his sometime-lover Cocteau, his troubled love life on the margins of the Ballets Russes and its legendary cast, and his isolation in war torn Berlin where he will ultimately be arrested, sent to a camp, and die in 1945. A meticulously researched novel, in which you will meet an extraordinary cast of characters including Picasso, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Magnus Hirschfield (´´Tante Magnesia´´), Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Cocteau, and of course the master himself, Vladimir Nabokov, this is ultimately the story of a beautiful and vulnerable homosexual boy growing into an enlightened and courageous man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Kliban. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007269/bk_adbl_007269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In medieval times, a pilgrimage gave the average Joe his only break from the daily grind. For Gideon Lewis-Kraus, it promises a different kind of escape. Determined to avoid the kind of constraint that kept his father, a gay rabbi, closeted until midlife, he has moved to anything-goes Berlin. But the surfeit of freedom there has begun to paralyze him, and when a friend extends a drunken invitation to join him on an ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, he grabs his sneakers, glad of the chance to be committed to something and someone. Irreverent, moving, hilarious, and thought-provoking, A Sense of Direction is Lewis-Kraus´s dazzling riff on the perpetual war between discipline and desire, and its attendant casualties. Across three pilgrimages and many hundreds of miles - the thousand-year-old Camino de Santiago, a solo circuit of eighty-eight Buddhist temples on the Japanese island of Shikoku, and, together with his father and brother, an annual mass migration to the tomb of a famous Hasidic mystic in the Ukraine - he completes an idiosyncratic odyssey to the heart of a family mystery and a human dilemma: How do we come to terms with what has been and what is - and find a way forward, with purpose? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Singer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001888/bk_peng_001888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Advances in Network and Acoustic Echo Cancellation:Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001 J. Benesty, S. L. Gay, T. Gänsler, D. R. Morgan, M. M. Sondhi
To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful, and to what is good, hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason. (Johann Gottfried Herder, 18th century German philosopher and poet) In 2012, the German capital recorded a staggering 700,000 people at its CSD Parade, with about 500,000 making it all the way to the end of the joyous march, which is said to have been the biggest and most well-attended pride parade of the year. Berlin´s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, among the first openly gay politicians in Germany, famous for uttering the now locally iconic phrase, ´´Ich bin schwul, und das ist auch gut so (I´m gay, and that is a good thing)´´, inaugurated the splendid march. Elaborately decorated floats carrying both muscular men in flamboyant period costumes and fabulous queens in their best lace-fronts and drag, wield rainbow flags and dance to techno music as they lead the tremendous party from the Kreuzberg District to the Pariser Platz. As the members of the LGBT community, local and from out of town, surrounded by their friends, family, and allies, grooved into the night, the Brandenburg Gate was converted to a colossal rainbow flag. Other than culture and love and equality, the Brandenburg Gate is also where the locals celebrate triumphant victories and honor their modern-day heroes, i.e. their sport stars. In mid-July of 2014, a throng of 400,000 ecstatic Germans flooded the streets (many of whom had camped out at the site overnight), starting a ´´fan mile” that originated from the fabled gate. It was here that they welcomed the FIFA World Cup champions with German flags, banners, capes, leis in black, red, and gold, and confetti poppers galore. The black Mercedes truck transporting the players, coaches, and crew members could barely move through the swarm of fans. To the locals today, the Brandenburg Gate, understandably one of the nation´s top tourist attractions, is synonymous with spectacle, felicity, and victori 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105844/bk_acx0_105844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Exhibit puts human emotions on display. It is a book between two cities - Cambridge and Manchester - with detours via wax museums and planetariums, it brings down the Berlin Wall and challenges censorship in Iran, reveals the love of gay marriage and has conversations with Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst, and Sylvia Plath. This in an impressive collection by a young poet already known for his innovative, intense poetry that draws its energy from the light and dark of everyday life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063537/bk_acx0_063537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Berechnung von gußeisernen emaillierten Druckbehältern:Messungen an einem 6 cbm-Rührwerksbehälter. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1959 Peter Gayer, Günther Matz
Winner of Randy Shilts Award In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts-the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries-exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition. In this fascinating examination of how the uninhibited urban culture of Berlin helped create our categories of sexual orientation and gender identity, Robert Beachy guides readers through the past events and developments that continue to shape and influence our thinking about sex and gender to this day.
A down-home-country-kinda-guy, Porp has always dreamed of taking off after college to backpack across Europe, but life on the farm hasn´t provided enough to make this a financial option. Luckily, Porp has some connections to a famous, race car-driving monster named Frankenstein, and soon finds himself in the undead monster´s luxurious, race car-themed apartment at the heart of Berlin. But Porp´s visit falls on Frankenstein´s birthday, and it´s not long before the celebrations turn erotic. Soon, Porp will discover that his anal gift is only the first step towards the gay love of his otherwise straight life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Rand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071894/bk_acx0_071894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Gewinnung der Rohstoffe aus dem Innern der Erde, von der Erdoberfläche, sowie aus dem Wasser:6. Aufl. 1873. Softcover reprint of the original 6th ed. 1873 K. Gayer, Lindemann, R. Ludwig, J. Zöllner, Prof. K. Gayer
That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck´s story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Feather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022744/bk_acx0_022744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Una donna molto bella che ha avuto una vita difficile e la racconta in tanti piccoli quadri, protagonista la narratrice onnisciente o vari personaggi secondari, diversissimi tra loro: un vecchio indiano americano incontrato in una lavanderia; una ragazza giovanissima che scappa da una clinica messicana di aborti per ricche americane; la suora di una scuola cattolica; un´insegnante gay. Ma soprattutto, una domestica che ritrae, lapidaria ma benevola, le ´´signore´´ (e anche qualche ´´signore´´) per cui lavora: una storia indimenticabile, che dà il titolo all´edizione americana del libro, ´´Manuale per donne delle pulizie´´.´´Indimenticabile´´ è l´aggettivo che definisce il valore di una storia breve. Tutti ricordano la signora con il cagnolino di Cechov, o la famiglia Glass di Salinger, o l´anziana donna malata di Alzheimer che si innamora di un compagno di sventura, di Alice Munro. Più difficile è ricordare uno qualunque dei protagonisti dei racconti di Raymond Carver, tutti molto simili: uomini che traslocano continuamente per sopravvivere a una crisi economica non solo individuale. O quelli di Charles Bukowski, l´eterno disadattato che ama l´alcol e le donne.Non che sia possibile ricordare tutti i personaggi di Berlin, diversissimi, variegati per sesso, razza, colore e censo, ma di certo il tratto pittorico dell´autrice contribuisce a fissarli nella mente; complice una scrittura ingannevolmente semplice, chiara, essenziale, imprevedibile come la musica jazz ma altrettanto ipnotica. Una vita più che difficile, quella di Lucia Berlin, tormentata dalla scoliosi e dalle sue conseguenze, da un primo matrimonio sfortunato, dalla povertà, e dai lavori tipici degli americani senza radici: ma le esperienze di centralinista, domestica, insegnante precaria o infermiera, e di madre single, forniscono all´autrice un materiale prezioso e vastissimo, che usa per raccontare se stessa con eccentrico, personalissimo talento. 1. Italian. Concita De Gregorio. http://samples.audible.de/bk/sala/000564/bk_sala_000564_sample.mp3.