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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel , Hörbuch...
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Library Journal Editors' Pick It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents to be in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest paid advertising woman in America - a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown. A love letter to city life - however shiny or sleazy - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002387/bk_aren_002387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.... 'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office 13 floors above West 35th Street.' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R. H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, 'in some ways saved my life and in other ways ruined it'. Now it's the last night of 1984, and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat, and Manhattan is grittier now - her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl - but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents and parents-to-be while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed - and has not. A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic and from the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003109/bk_boli_003109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Bla...
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New York City in the Jazz Age was host to a pulsating artistic and social revolution. Uptown, an unprecedented explosion in black music, literature, dance, and art sparked the Harlem Renaissance. While the history of this African-American awakening has been widely explored, one chapter remains untold: The story of a group of women collectively dubbed "Miss Anne". Sexualized and sensationalized in the mainstream press - portrayed as monstrous or insane - Miss Anne was sometimes derided within her chosen community of Harlem as well. While it was socially acceptable for white men to head uptown for "exotic" dancers and "hot" jazz, white women who were enthralled by life on West 125th Street took chances. Miss Anne in Harlem introduces these women - many from New York’s wealthiest social echelons - who became patrons of, and romantic participants in, the Harlem Renaissance. They include Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, Texas heiress Josephine Cogdell Schuyler, British activist Nancy Cunard, philanthropist Charlotte Osgood Mason, educator Lillian E. Wood, and novelist Fannie Hurst - all women of accomplishment and renown in their day. Yet their contributions as hostesses, editors, activists, patrons, writers, friends, and lovers often went unacknowledged and have been lost to history until now. In a vibrant blend of social history and biography, award-winning author Carla Kaplan offers a joint portrait of six iconoclastic women who risked ostracism to follow their inclinations - and raised hot-button issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality in the bargain. Returning Miss Anne to her rightful place in the interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance, Kaplan’s formidable work remaps the landscape of the 1920s, alters our perception of this historical moment, and brings Miss Anne to vivid life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003886/bk_harp_003886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Storb, I: Ilse and her Satchmos/mit CD
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Man kann ihn als 'Vater des Jazz' bezeichnen. Louis Armstrong: 'Ich möchte die Menschen glücklich machen mit meiner Trompete!'. 'Satchmo' war ein Kommunikationsgenie, voller Energie, Mut und Humor. Er war ein hervorragender Trompeter, ein ausdrucksvoller, faszinierender Sänger, ein beeindruckender Showman, Schauspieler, Entertainer. Armstrong - ein 'Real Ambassador' für alle Menschen, Schwarze und Weisse, gegen Rassismus, für Toleranz und Solidarität. 1. Dippermouth Blues [1:24] Oliver, Armstrong, Melrose 2. I can't give you anything but love [3:23] Jimmy Mc Hugh 3. When it's sleepy time down south [2:07] Leon and Otis René 4. St. James Infirmary Blues [1:47] Clarence and Spencer Williams 5. We shall overcome [3:03] Traditional 6. Cornet Shop Suey [3:15] Louis Armstrong 7. Struttin' with some barbecue [3:56] Lillian Hardin Armstrong 8. Westend Blues [4:03] King Olivier, Louis Armstrong 9. Snuggled on your shoulder [3:05] Guy Lombardo 10. Black and blue [2:10] Fats Waller 11. Hello Dolly [3:05] Jerry Herman 12. St. Louis Blues [6:23] W. C. Hand

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Zelda Fitzgerald: The Tragic, Meticulously Rese...
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Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the first American flapper.” Their romance transformed a symbol of glamour and spectacle of the Jazz Age. When Zelda cracked up, not long after the stock market crash of 1929, Scott remained loyal to her through a nightmare of later breakdowns and final madness. Sally Cline brings us a trenchantly authentic voice through Zelda’s own highly autobiographical writings and hundreds of letters she wrote to friends and family, publishers and others. New medical evidence and interviews with Zelda’s last psychiatrist suggest that her “insanity” may have been less a specific clinical condition than the product of the treatment she endured for schizophrenia and her husband’s devastating alcoholism. In narrating Zelda’s tumultuous life, Cline vividly evokes the circle of Jazz Age friends that included Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, and H. L. Mencken. Her exhaustive research and incisive analysis animate a profoundly moving portrait of Zelda and provide a convincing context to the legacy of her tragedy.

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
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Set on New Year's Eve, 1984, 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish walks the length of Manhattan and recollects an eventful life. A love letter to a great city, author Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic, from the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
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NOW A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER 'Transporting...witty, poignant and sparkling.' -People (People Picks Book of the Week) 'Prescient and quick....A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal.' -Chicago Tribune 'Extraordinary...hilarious...Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time-and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge past and future. -Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed) 'Rooney's delectably theatrical fictionalization is laced with strands of tart poetry and emulates the dark sparkle of Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Truman Capote. Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney's nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor.' -Booklist (starred review) 'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street...' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, 'in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.' Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now-her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl-but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed-and has not. A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

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Zelda Fitzgerald: The Tragic, Meticulously Rese...
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Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the first American flapper.” Their romance transformed a symbol of glamour and spectacle of the Jazz Age. When Zelda cracked up, not long after the stock market crash of 1929, Scott remained loyal to her through a nightmare of later breakdowns and final madness. Sally Cline brings us a trenchantly authentic voice through Zelda’s own highly autobiographical writings and hundreds of letters she wrote to friends and family, publishers and others. New medical evidence and interviews with Zelda’s last psychiatrist suggest that her “insanity” may have been less a specific clinical condition than the product of the treatment she endured for schizophrenia and her husband’s devastating alcoholism. In narrating Zelda’s tumultuous life, Cline vividly evokes the circle of Jazz Age friends that included Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, and H. L. Mencken. Her exhaustive research and incisive analysis animate a profoundly moving portrait of Zelda and provide a convincing context to the legacy of her tragedy.

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
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NOW A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER 'Transporting...witty, poignant and sparkling.' -People (People Picks Book of the Week) 'Prescient and quick....A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal.' -Chicago Tribune 'Extraordinary...hilarious...Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time-and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge past and future. -Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed) 'Rooney's delectably theatrical fictionalization is laced with strands of tart poetry and emulates the dark sparkle of Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Truman Capote. Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney's nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor.' -Booklist (starred review) 'In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,' Lillian Boxfish writes, 'I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street...' She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, 'in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.' Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now-her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl-but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed-and has not. A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

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Stand: 06.08.2020
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