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Dividing Waters (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Dividing Waters The girl had her place at the table. Though She sat perfectly still, never turning her eyes from her father's face, there was something in her rigid attitude which sug gested irritation and impatience. Her hands lay in her lap; only a close Observer would have seen that they were not folded, but clenched, so that the knuckles stood out white. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ein Sendbrief Vom Dolmetschen – an Open Letter on Translating

Martin Luther wrote the Open Letter on Translation in September 1530 at the fortress of Coburg in Saxony where he was being kept for his own protection. It was a crucial moment in the Reformation: his colleagues were at the Imperial Diet at Augsburg, making a formal proclamation of Protestantism before the Emperor. Luther used the Open Letter to defend his translation of the Bible, and the work has become a seminal document in German literature, translation studies, and Reformation theology.Luther's German translation unlocked the Bible for the millions of his contemporaries who did not understand Latin. It was not the first German version of the Bible, or even the first in print, but it was the first to reach a mass audience. Given Luther's belief in 'sola scriptura', that is, scripture as the sole medium for the word of God, the translation of the Bible was an enactment of his own theology. A vernacular Bible in the hands of the laity was also a powerful weapon to challenge Church practices which had no scriptural basis. It was not just the fact that Luther translated the Bible that was important: it was also the way he did it. Like others before him, Luther cultivated a sense-for-sense, as opposed to a word-for-word, approach. His great innovation was a translation style close in register to colloquial speech, but with a simple eloquence that brought the original text alive. The language of Luther's Bible was so influential that even his opponents, Catholic and Protestant alike, used it as the basis for their own rival versions. Luther's German Bible was to serve for centuries as a model of grammar and style, and to play a foundational part in the development of the standard language.In the Open Letter on Translation Luther offers general advice on translation as well as a defence of some of the specific translation choices he made in his German New Testament. From these it becomes clear what his guiding principles were as a translator: an intimate knowledge of the source and target language, a feel for the idiom of both, and an understanding of the author's purpose. The same questions preoccupy translators today, whether they are working with sacred texts or not. The Open Letter affords us a glimpse into the translation technique of one its most successful exponents. The Open Letter also gives us a taste of Luther's style and method of argument. His syntax and vocabulary are plain and direct, his tone sometimes academic but more often informal, and the text is interspersed with colourful turns of phrase. His arguments are, in keeping with academic discourse at the time, a combination of appeals to reason or authority, ridicule, and invective. In the Open Letter we have Luther, at one point, analysing the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin precedents to argue against the translation, 'Mary, full of grace', and, at another, summarizing his attitude to Dr Snotty-Nose and his other detractors as follows: 'The fact is, a donkey doesn't need to do much braying: you just have to look at his ears'.This new edition of the Open Letter introduces the work for the modern reader, and the translation aims to bring Martin Luther's irreverent and brilliant rhetoric to life, as the great practitioner explains his methods and principles.

Elizabeth and Her German Garden

May 16th.-The garden is the place I go to for refuge and shelter, not the house. In the house are duties and annoyances, servants to exhort and admonish, furniture, and meals; but out there blessings crowd round me at every step-it is there that I am sorry for the unkindness in me, for those selfish thoughts that are so much worse than they feel; it is there that all my sins and silliness are forgiven, there that I feel protected and at home, and every flower and weed is a friend and every tree a lover. -from Elizabeth and Her German Garden First published anonymously in 1898, this beautiful chronicle of languid days spent in a rejuvenating Italian garden was a tremendous bestseller at the turn of the century, its cheerful satire and fresh charm endearing it to millions of readers. The first work of its author, the Countess Elizabeth von Arnim, it would form the basis of her extraordinary popularity as one of the most admired literary figures in Europe and "one of the three finest wits of her day." British novelist ELIZABETH VON ARNIM (1866-1941) wrote numerous books, including The Solitary Summer (the sequel to Elizabeth and Her German Garden) and the work she is best known for, Enchanted April.

England and Germany

"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Essays; Political, Economical, and Philosophical ? Volume 1

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Fairy Tales From the German Forests

"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Farina

Nor young, nor old, good friend, ' replied Gottlieb, with a countenance somewhat ruffled. 'I dined alone for lack of your company. Secret missives came, I hear, to each of them, and both are gadding. Now what think you of this, after the scene of yesterday?,Lisbeth too!'

Faust, Part 1 (Translated by Anna Swanwick With an Introduction by F. H. Hedge)

Considered by many as Johann Goethe's magnum opus, "Faust" has a peculiar history of composition and publication. What began as a project in Goethe's youth, at the age of twenty, in 1769, "Faust" would not fully be completed until 1831 very near the end of the author's life. Based on the German legend of Johann Georg Faust, a magician of the German Renaissance who reportedly gained his mystical powers by selling his immortal soul to the devil, the Faustian legend has forever come to symbolize the inherent peril in dealing with unscrupulous characters and supernatural forces. Presented here in this volume is the first part of "Faust," which begins with a prologue in heaven in which we find god challenging the devil that he cannot lead astray one of his favorite scholars, Dr. Faust. The devil, known in the play as Mephistopheles, accepts the challenge and so begins the struggle of Faust between the allure of supernatural power and the fate of his soul. Despite numerous adaptations, Goethe's "Faust" stands out as arguably the most famous version of this legend. Only Christopher Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus" can be claimed to rival it for that position. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, is translated by Anna Swanwick, and includes an introduction by F. H. Hedge.

Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland

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Friedrich Nietzsche

An important short study of Nietzsche by the famed European critic. Included are selections from the Brandes-Nietzsche correspondence.

Gambler (Annotated With Biography), The

The Gambler, a short novel, or novella, was published in 1867. ?Dostoevsky wrote to the book in order to pay off his own gambling debts. ?He was under such pressure to pay off the debts that he dictated to the book to a shorthand student in less than a month. The shorthand student became his second wife.The story is told in the first person; the narrator is Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor for the family of a Russian general. ?They are staying at a resort in Germany. ?Alexei is in love with the generals stepdaughter, Polina. ?After he swears his undying love for her, and offers to do anything she wishes, Polina asks him to go to a casino and place a bet for her.Unbeknownst to Alexei, Polina's stepfather is in dire financial straits. ? He finally agrees and ends up winning at the roulette table. ?This was Alexei's first experience with gambling.

German Emperor as Shown in His

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German Problems and Personalities

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German Secret Service in America 1914-1918, The

"The German Secret Service in America 1914-1918" by John Price Jones, Paul M. Hollister. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.