Wagner Opera Stories

Wagner Opera Stories


Wagner Opera Stories

 


by
Grace Edson Barber

  • Author: Grace Edson Barber
  • Type: DjVu format
  • Pages: 202 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781374418998
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. About Wagner Opera Stories This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.

    Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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    Vision and Restraint

    Vision and Restraint


    Vision and Restraint

     


    by
    Robert L Jackson

  • Author: Robert L Jackson
  • Type: Mobi type
  • Pages: 154 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781374187207
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

    This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

    Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Download Vision and Restraint Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public.

    We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    Vilda svanar: tre döttrar av Kina

    Vilda svanar: tre döttrar av Kina

  • Author: Jung Chang
  • Type: EPUB format
  • Pages: 548 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9789151848891
  • Edition Language: English


  • Wild Swans may well be the most depressing book Ive ever read. Dont let that keep you from giving it a try, though, for by some strange mechanism, it also ranks among the most uplifting books Ive read, chronicling as it does a courage, resilience and will to survive which are nothing short of riveting.

    I could sum the book up by saying its the greatest ode to courage and resilience ever written, or that its one of those rare books which make you despair of humanity and then go a long way towards restoring your faith in it, but no, Im not going to leave it at that.

    Im going to do this book justice, because damn it, it deserves it.For those of you who missed the hype back in the early 1990s, Wild Swans is the true history of three generations of women living through the horrible nightmare that is modern Chinese history.

    One is the author herself, now a naturalised British citizen. The second is her mother, an earnest Communist who raised a large family at a time which was extremely bad for family life. The third is her grandmother, who was married off as a concubine to a warlord as a girl and lived to see her family suffer for this unfortunate connection again and again. About Vilda svanar: tre döttrar av Kina Using these three extraordinary lives as her main focus, Jung Chang tells the history of Chinas even more extraordinary twentieth century, from the late Qing Dynasty in the first decade of the century to the relatively free 1980s, a period comprising the Republican era, the battle between the Kwomintang and the Communists, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

    Its gripping stuff even for those who know their Chinese history, and it blew me away when I first read it halfway through my Chinese degree, making me wonder (for the first time but not the last) whether I really wanted to devote the rest of my life to China. It took me two more years to decide that I did not, but this book, whose memory has always stayed with me, played a large part in that decision.

    To this day, I vividly remember the horror I experienced when I read the long section about the Cultural Revolution. It brought alive the terror of that particular episode of Chinese history better than any other book Id read, and it shocked me to my core. While Wild Swans is largely about the three women mentioned above, the most interesting person in the book (I hesitate to call him a character as he was obviously a very real person) is the authors father, a high-ranking cadre who genuinely believed in the Communist ideals and strove all his life to implement them in daily life.

    At first, he is infuriating in his refusal to grant his wife and children the privileges to which they are entitled as his relatives (on the grounds that to do so would amount to nepotism and corruption, which is precisely what the Communists are supposed to be trying to eradicate), but as the story progresses, you realise that there is something quite heroic about Mr Chang — that he is, in his daughters words, a moral man living in a land that [is] a moral void.

    By the time the Cultural Revolution rolls around the corner, you feel such admiration for him that youd personally drag him away from the humiliations and beatings he receives for sticking to his guns if you could, to prevent him having to experience that loss of faith and dreams which is bound to follow.

    His is a tragedy with a capital T, and its harrowing — one of the most painful things Ive read, and then some.Yet for all the personal struggles described in the book (and there are many of them), the main struggling character of Wild Swans is China itself.

    Chang does a great job chronicling what J.G. Ballard called the brain-death of a nation, sharing historical facts in a way non-sinologists will understand and showing the cruelty and mercilessness inherent in the Chinese — or should that be humanity in general?

    She does a marvellous job describing the panic and unpredictability of the early Cultural Revolution, when absolutely everybody could be denounced at the drop of a hat, and when pettiness and lust for power reigned.

    Along the road, she provides fascinating insights into Mao Zedongs selfishness and megalomania, and into the hypocrisy and incongruity of the movements he set in motion, which brutalised human relationships like nothing else ever has. And all these atrocities she juxtaposes with the integrity and courage of her parents and grandmother, who get through it all with some hope and optimism left intact.

    Its a riveting story, and Chang tells it well.If I have any complaints about Wild Swans, they concern the first few chapters and the romanisation of names. The early parts of the book, which deal with events the author did not witness herself, feel a bit aloof and lifeless. (It gets better once Chang starts telling about her parents, and once she reaches the part of the story to which she herself was privy (the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution), the book becomes quite unputdownable.) As for the romanisation, I wish the publisher had hired an editor skilled in Pinyin, as Changs spelling of Chinese names is all over the place (something non-sinologists wont notice, but which is an eyesore to me).

    These are minor flaws, though, which hardly detract from the overall quality of the book. Wild Swans is an intensely compelling read — moving, unsettling and unforgettable. It should be compulsory reading for everyone remotely interested in China, or in history in general.

    Vie de J. Calvin

    Vie de J. Calvin


    Vie de J. Calvin

     


    by
    Theodore De 1519-1605 Beze

  • Author: Theodore De 1519-1605 Beze
  • Type: eBook type file
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781371632281
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Download Vie de J. Calvin Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

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    Verschwende Deinen Samen nicht!

    Verschwende Deinen Samen nicht!

  • Author: Moises Locon
  • Type: FB2
  • Pages: none
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: B01M14WIUN
  • Edition Language: English


  • Es war wieder Dienstag und endlich, nun konnte ich wieder mal in die Sauna. Download Verschwende Deinen Samen nicht! Dienstags sind dort immer viele hungrige SchwГ¤nze, die entsaftet werden wollen. Wobei, eigentlich liebe es, wenn meine beiden LГ¶cher entweder von geilen SchwГ¤nzen gefГјllt werden oder das Lustloch von einer Faust und damit ich nicht zu laut jauchze, mein Maul mit einem Schwanz gestopft wird.

    Besamen dürfen sie mich auch, das mag ich. Ich bin halt unersättlich tabulos.So fuhr ich in freudiger Erregung hin und je näher ich kam, umso unruhiger wurde ich. Geläutet, eingetreten, bezahlt, Handtuch geholt und ausgezogen, Schlappen und schnell alles in den Spint verstaut.

    Handtuch über die Schulter und rein ins Vergnügen. Erst mal zur Intimdusche, ja, das liebe ich, wie das Wasser mich eindringt und alles raus spült und das mehrfach wiederholen, alles Wasser auch raus, dann unter die Dusche und gleich erst einmal in die Dampfsauna. Ich gehe langsam bis in den dunklen Bereich, da ich schon von dort Stöhnen höre. Wie schön, das es wieder gut gesucht ist.

    Die nassen Leiber, und die fleißigen Hände, hm, meine Nippel werden ertastet und gezwirbelt, mein Schwanz abgegrapscht und massiert, mein Loch ertastet, ja, das will ich, mein Loch gefüllt bekommen. Ich drücke gleich gegen die Hand. Hm, das tut so gut. Ich erwische einen harten Schwanz und beuge mich gleich zu ihm herunter.

    Hm, der schmeckt gut. Ich blase ihn und nehme ihn tief, was er offensichtlich wohl gerne genießt, ich auch. Mein Loch wird wieder ertastet und dann ein harter Kolben hinein geschoben. Ja, ich atme tief durch, lasse einen Moment den Schwanz aus meinem Mund und stöhne erfreut, um gleich wieder den Schwanz aufzunehmen. Er schmeckt so gut und ich bin nun die Verbindung zwischen zwei harten herrlichen Schwänzen.

    Sie finden einen wahnsinnig guten Rhythmus, einfach geil. Ja, gebt mir eure Sahne, denke ich und spüre, wie der in meinem Maul anfängt heftiger zu reagieren. Noch einmal stößt er tief rein und entlädt sich, ich schlucke und es schmeckt angenehm gut, entlasse ihn sauber aus meinem Maul. Währenddessen fickt der andere mich ruhig weiter. Dann reicht es, ich schiebe ihn raus, „schließe zu“ und gehe unter die Dusche, es tut gut, die kalte Dusche zu fühlen und zu spüren.

    Eine Kaffepause folgt und dann aber in den Sling. Schnell mein geliebtes Rush und Latexhandschuhe geholt und erfreut stelle ich fest, dass die Schaukel frei ist. Handschuhe und Crisco bereit gelegt, Aroma Fluid in die Hand und rein in die Schaukel. Ich weiГџ, wie gespreizt ich da liege und alle, die vorbeigehen durch das Fenster genau auf mein Loch schauen. Ich warte, Seepublikum ist genug da. Einer kommt kurz rein und greift mich Гјberall ab.

    Ich genieГџe es. Aber dann verschwindet er wieder. Hm, kein Fister Da?, Keiner, der mich ficken will? Nach einer Weile steige ich aus der Schaukel.

    Nehme meine Sachen und bummele durch die Gänge. Hm, warum nicht den Raum nehmen, wo eine breite Liege drin ist und man um die herumgehen kann. Ich breite mein Handtuch aus und lege mich bäuchlings drauf, so, dass mein Kopf am einen Ende rüber schaut. Es dauert nicht lange, da steht ein Schwanz vor meinem Gesicht, halb steif. Er stubst mich an, ich öffne meinen Mund und nehme ihn auf.

    Lecker schmeckt er, leichte salziges Precum. Ich blase ihn steif, da kniet ein weitere rechts neben ihm und saugt an seinen Eiern. Nach einer Weile, lasse ich den Schwanz los, sehe den nächsten daneben stehen. Ich greife ihn und ziehe ihn in meinen Mund, und blase ihn. Der erste wird nun von dem Knieenden auch geblasen, der mir dann den Schwanz auch hinhält. Ich nehme beide in meinen Mund, lecke intensiv die Eicheln und die Pissschlitze.

    Lecker, wenn ich doch bloß beide tiefer nehmen könnte. Dann Wechsel.

    Valuation of Public Utility Properties

    Valuation of Public Utility Properties


    Valuation of Public Utility Properties

     


    by
    Henry Floy

  • Author: Henry Floy
  • Type: DjVu format
  • Pages: 408 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781363978144
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

    Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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