Lafcadio Hearn: Kokoro. Einblicke in das Innenleben Japans ´´Kokoro. Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life´´. Erstdruck: London, Gay and Bird, 1895. Hier in der deutschen Übersetzung von Berta Franzos, Frankfurt a.M., Rütten und Loening, 1905. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Emil Orlik, Mädchen unter Weiden, 1901. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
The great Japanese author´s most famous novel, in its first new English translation in half a century No collection of Japanese literature is complete without Natsume Soseki´s Kokoro, his most famous novel and the last he completed before his death. Published here in the first new translation in more than fifty years, Kokoro-meaning ´´heart´´-is the story of a subtle and poignant friendship between two unnamed characters, a young man and an enigmatic elder whom he calls ´´Sensei.´´ Haunted by tragic secrets that have cast a long shadow over his life, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt, and revealing, in the seemingly unbridgeable chasm between his moral anguish and his student´s struggle to understand it, the profound cultural shift from one generation to the next that characterized Japan in the early twentieth century.
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.
´´This is Warrior Yoga, New York Times bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine´s latest contribution to mental and physical achievement exercises started with 8 Weeks to SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind. This is not your average yoga book. Using Coach Divine´s signature integrated training curriculum, Warrior Yoga is an intense physical workout designed for both the nation´s elite special ops soldiers, and the regular athlete with the heart and mind of a warrior. His tried and true warrior sequences are designed to be simple and flexible. These short, powerful drills can be done from home or on the road to enhance existing workout regimens and cultivate new ones. The sequences are targeted and focused to adapt to any athlete´s physical and mental capabilities including those rehabilitating from injuries and suffering from PTSD. Mark´s decades of experience with amateur and professional athletes, active and aspiring Navy SEALS, and wounded warriors uniquely qualify him as an expert motivator and teacher. To be a SEALFITTM Yoga Warrior requires a harmonious balance between mental and physical toughness, strength, and agility. Mark´s short digestible exercises will help any athlete hone their fitness routine to reach their fullest potential, combining the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of an unbeatable mind and body program.´´
´Allen, die japanisches Budo und seine Formen lernen wollen, empfehle ich dieses großartige Werk mit vollkommener Aufrichtigkeit, um zu verbreiten, wofür die Welt bereit ist.´ (Am Siebenkräutertag, im 15. Jahr von Heisei, Masaaki Hatsumi)
Berlin Then and Now captures the stark contrast between what came before and after the great conflicts of the twentieth century, using archival photographs of the city´s grand buildings, monuments, and boulevards alongside modern views of the same scenes today. Few cities in Europe have undergone as many transformations as Berlin in the past hundred years, or have risen from the rubble to stand as proud and vibrant as the city does today. Nick Gay´s book shows the effects of Hitler´s building plans of the 1930s, Allied bombing in World War II and the post-war division of the city into East and West and the subsequent reunification after 1989. Sites include: Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Hotel Adlon, the Reich Chancellery, Ministry of Aviation, Unter den Linden, Royal Opera House, Neue Wache, Berlin University, Palace Bridge, Lustgarten, Berliner Dom, Rotes Rathaus, Nikolaiviertel, Alexanderplatz, Muhlendamm, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Wertheim Department Store, Potsdamer Platz, Death Strip, SS Headquarters, Anhalter Station, Siegessaule, Soviet War Memorial,Tempelhof Airport, Charlottenburg Palace, Olympic Stadium, Spandau Prison and Wannsee Conference Villa.