"This book taps the vein of the blending of theology and art in the Middle Ages, in particular, the evolution of the imagery and theology surrounding the Transfiguration Of Christ. In this well-researched volume, Andreas Andreopoulos discusses in detail every philosophical and ritual application of the Transfiguration icon - the mountain, the cloud, the mandorla, the positioning of the apostles, the Old Testament prophets, and the image of Christ himself - taking the reader through an illustrated historical journey. The author simplifies the complex relationship between the dogma of the church fathers and Byzantine art and makes it understandable to a non-specialist audience. Nevertheless, theologians, historians, and art historians alike will appreciate the interdisciplinary value of this clearly presented documentation. Andreopoulos's expert use of patristic texts and Jewish sources, as well as the New Testament and apocryphal writings and pagan sources, elucidates the development of art and doctrine that surround this scriptural epiphany."--BOOK JACKET.
Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Deutsch - Literatur, Werke, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: METAMORPHOSIS I GEDICHTE thematisiert - nach einer langjährigen internationalen Odyssee - den Prozess der Integration der persönlichen, der nationalen und der internationalen Identität in gefühlsmäßiger, geistiger und spiritueller Hinsicht; in deutscher, englischer, französischer und spanischer Sprache.
Die Venezianerin Giada lebt in einer unglücklichen Ehe mit ihrem gewalttätigen Ehemann Fabrizio, einem reichen Tuchhändler, der sie demütigt und misshandelt. Eines Tages muss sie sich vor einem Sturm in einen verlassenen Palazzo flüchten, in dem es spuken soll. Dort trifft sie auf den Vampir Raffaello, der in Vinissa, einer Parallelwelt Venedigs, lebt. Nach dieser Begegnung kann Raffaelo Giada nicht vergessen und sucht sie wieder auf. Auch sie kann sich seiner Attraktivität nicht entziehen, doch hat sie Angst, sich auf eine Affäre mit einem Vampir einzulassen. Als Giada nach einem heftigen Streit mit Fabrizio panisch aus dem Haus flüchtet und dabei einem blutrünstigen Vampir in die Arme läuft, ist es Raffaello, der ihr das Leben rettet. Er nimmt sie mit nach Vinissa und hilft ihr, dort ein neues Leben anzufangen. Lange können sie ihre Liebe jedoch nicht genießen, denn man trachtet ihnen nach dem Leben ...
Metamorphosis combines compelling content, unique insights, logical arguments and easy-to-understand writing to help refine or define your opinions on some of the most critical issues of today. Metamorphosis features background information on the history of politics, as well as terms and summaries of ideologies, as it discusses topics ranging from abortion, religion, the Iraq war, science, education, crime and law, family values, immigration, and welfare. Mercado uses a multi-faceted approach to recount information that he has absorbed from hundreds of books, articles, documentaries and varying opinions from his friends and family. Covering the gamut of contemporary and traditional issues that have shaped the American political mind-set, Mercado distills a wealth of information in order to empower readers with an understanding of these issues. For further exploration by the reader, Metamorphosis includes lists of important books, documentaries and films relevant to the topics discussed in this book. Mercado also provides workbook-style forms to assist readers with effective internal argument, and to help capture ideas and goals on paper for taking real action.
This essential collection of Franz Kafka's writings includes classic as well as new translations: "The Metamorphosis" "The Judgment" "A Country Doctor "In the Penal Colony" From A Hunger Artist ("First Sorrow," "A Little Woman," "A Hunger Artist," "Josephine, the Singer; or, The Mouse People") "The Hunter Gracchus" "The Great Wall of China" "Letter to His Father">
I awakened this morning certain of only one thing. I?m in trouble. Huge trouble. Physical, mental, and emotional. The kind from which few, if any, survive. I haven't had a drink in a couple of days. So, this is what it's like. ...I know what I?m going through. I know what others will see. It no longer matters. Fear, shame, embarrassment are overcome by one inescapable fact: I was afraid I would die, when I desperately wanted to live... You see, I?d been in free-fall for such a long time, afraid I?d never land. Now, with the ground rushing to meet me, I no longer wondered if I would; instead, the greater question became, would I survive the crash? I picked up the phone and called my son. My options had run out, including denial.
'When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into some kind of monstrous vermin.' With a bewildering blend of the everyday and the fantastical, Kafka thus begins his most famous short story, The Metamorphosis. A commercial traveller is unexpectedly freed from his dreary job by his inexplicable transformation into an insect, which drastically alters his relationship with his family. Kafka considered publishing it with two of the stories included here in a volume to be called Punishments. The Judgement also concerns family tensions, when a power struggle between father and son ends with the father passing an enigmatic judgement on the helpless son. The third story, In the Penal Colony, explores questions of power, justice, punishment, and the meaning of pain in a colonial setting. These three stories are flanked by two very different works. Meditation, the first book Kafka published, consists of light, whimsical, often poignant mood-pictures, while in the autobiographical Letter to his Father, Kafka analyses his difficult relationship in forensic and devastating detail. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
First published in 1959, Metamorphosis remains one of the great works of developmental psychology of the past century. From his thoughtful meditation on the assumptions of classical Freudian psychoanalysis, among them the pleasure and reality principles, the relations of drive and affect, and the nature and causes of infantile amnesia, Schachtel moves on to profound reflections on the senses considered both in terms of their evolving relation to one another during maturation and as variable ingredients in the perception and cognition of the adult.
How do we perdure when we and everything around us are caught up in incessant change? But the course of this change does not seem to be haphazard and we may seek the modalities of its Logos in the transformations in which it occurs. The classic term "Metamorphosis" focuses upon the proportions between the transformed and the retained, the principles of sameness and otherness. Applied to life and its becoming, metamorphosis pinpoints the proportions between the vital and the aesthetic significance of life. Where could this metaphysical in-between territory come better to light than in the Fine Arts? In this collection are investigated the various proportions between the vital significance of the constructivism of life and a specifically human contribution made by the creative imagination to the transformatory search for beauty and aesthetic values. Papers by: Lawrence Kimmel, Mark L. Brack, Sheryl Tucker de Vazquez, William Roberts, Jadwiga Smith, Victor Gerald Rivas, Max Statkiewicz, Matti Itkonen, George R. Tibbetts, Linda Stratford, Jorella Andrews, Ingeborg M. Rocker, Stephen J. Goldberg, Leah Durner, Donnalee Dox, Catherine Schear, Samantha Henriette Krukowski, Gary Maciag, Kelly Dennis, Wanda Strukus, Magda Romanska, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Ellen Burns, Tessa Morrison, Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Gary Backhaus, Daniel M. Unger, Howard Pearce.
This story provides glimpses "back to the future." It is as though Johnny the Mennonite boy could meet his adult self. Does the man reflect the boy or the boy reflect the man he is becoming? This is a selective biography about growing up in a Mennonite community that values both learning and Christian faith. His parents and siblings reinforced his values and learning. The author's interests were nurtured by his community and the rich natural environment of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Many of these interests have passed along to his children and grandchildren. The stories of this book relate to this wonderful heritage. These stories show a child and youth's growth in faith and knowledge.
The Metamorphosis begins almost comically. A man wakes up to find he has turned into an insect. But the claustrophobic, dirty room and the increasingly distressed narrator soon turn this into a tale of slow horror. Most horrifying of all is his family's reaction to his metamorphosis and their final solution to the problem.
METAMORPHOSIS is collection of three short stories, written by three young students in collaboration by James P. Blaylock for a class taught by Tim Powers, who provides the introduction. Mirrors, shadows, and secret rooms: the houses in which we dwell are sometimes much stranger than they seem to be, as are the people we think we know. Here are three stories of haunted places that stand waiting for you to enter, their windows shuttered, but their doors unlocked. REVIEWS Coauthored by Blaylock and a trio of his high school students, these three reflective short-short stories employing Blaylock's signature nostalgic prose are individually strong in technique, but weakened by thematic similarities. The eccentric hero of Adriana Campoy's lighthearted "Stone Eggs" uncovers an entryway into a fantastic world while house-sitting for his uncle. In Brittany Cox's well-written but unexciting "P-38," Anderson revisits his imperfect childhood by assembling a model airplane from his father's former shop. Alex Haniford's "Houses" hurtles toward darkness when Michael returns home for his mother's funeral and accidentally unearths the chilling secret behind his father's spiraling dementia. While Tim Powers offers a short foreword and William Ashbless (Powers and Blaylock's joint nom de plume) provides a whimsical afterword, readers will recognize both as padding and be left wanting more real content. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Classic story of self-discovery, told in a unique manner by Kafka.
An overview of "The Metamorphosis" features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical essays about the work.
We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present. Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it. The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.