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The revival of censorship studies over the last two decades is due not only to the implosion of the Soviet bloc and the ensuing release of official records from East European states for research purposes, but also to conceptual changes in our understanding of censorship. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, , pp. German Literature , Censorship , and Jurek Becker.

Censorship , Public Sphere , and Power. Studien zur englischsprachigen Literatur. Publication Date: Censorship , Contemporary Literature , and Suspense. The revival in contemporary fiction of the sea voyage of exploration as a subject must be seen in conjunction with postmodern attempts to overcome exhausted literary conventions. Voyages into time and space are functionalized for Voyages into time and space are functionalized for aesthetic, philosophical, and epistemological reflection, quests that result in a critical reworking of the archetypal seafaring tale.

Umberto Eco's L'isola del giorno prima and Christoph Ransmayr's Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis exemplify two different postmodern strategies: while Eco employs ironic and playful, largely intraliterary, self-reflexivity, Ransmayr focuses on the relationship between history and fiction, as well as the representation of historiographic metafiction.

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In Kafka's "Penal Colony", censorship -- the control and manipulation of information -- is functionalized for an aesthetic and poetological discourse. Within the closed-off colony, social hierarchies and groups are formed on the basis of Within the closed-off colony, social hierarchies and groups are formed on the basis of information and disinformation, such that the penal system itself relies on the ignorance of those to be punished.

For in the process of his execution, the offender is supposed to decipher the inscription the machine administers to his body, and it is this eventual decoding which represents the torture's true purpose. Here, the dysfunctional quality of the machine, together with the artistic nature of the inscriptions, open up a poetological perspective which revolves around the motif of understanding.

The object of these endeavours is the literary text, symbolized by the inscriptions. Taking the narrated world of the island colony as a frame of reference, the figures embody the narrative functions of author, fictional character and reader, engaged in creation and reception. But ultimately, the literary text acts as censor: It does not yield to the reader's knocking on the gate; complete understanding is impossible. View on link.

Mannheimer Studien zur Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, vol. View on roehrig-verlag. Hamlet at the Dentist's: Parodies of Shakespeare more. Introduction [on parody] more. Koch ed. Radio, TV, Web. View on www1. Metamorphosis: The Science of Change more. Part of "Alien Nation Season". Broadcasts on Broadcasts on 13, 14 and 17 March , on 12 July , as well as on 1 and 7 June Franz Kafka and Metamorphosis. View on bbc. Die wundervolle Welt der Wissenschaftsparodien more. Interviewed for radio feature on parodies of academic writing, broadcast on Deutschland Radio Kultur on 16 September Transcript available online.

View on dradio. This public talk will focus on the persecution of the Jews as described by non-Jewish German schoolchildren in the post-war period. It will compare and contrast school essays from two archives which have yet to receive wider scholarly These essays offer interesting insights into how the young generation, as members of the perpetrator nation, handled their knowledge of their compatriots' persecution of the Jews, how they negotiated their own role and identity in post-war German society, and how they positioned themselves in the emerging discourses about coming-to-terms-with-the-Nazi-past.

It appears that the immediacy of the fundamental collective crisis of consciousness experienced by Germans when the war was lost led to a widespread repression of the Holocaust in the school essays, whilst ten years later, personal affective bonds to the Nazis' discredited regime were much less significant for those in their teens in the s, and discursive patterns for addressing the Holocaust had become more established, thus enabling critical engagement with the legacies of the Third Reich. View on soundcloud. View on holocaust. I want that in order!

Human Rights , Oral history , and Life Stories. View on jhbholocaust. Working in Archives in Germany and Israel more. Archives , Israel , and Germany. The German Road to Genocide" more. This public lecture focused on the pre-war process of increasing marginalisation, discrimination, and persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. The talk also thematised the benefits and incentives the Nazis provided to the German people in order to win their support. View on newcastle. In , Nuremberg's schools inspector Otto Barthel had local school children write essays on their wartime experiences.

They were also asked to fill in questionnaires which specifically addressed political attitudes of the young. The texts tell a complex story about the thoughts and feelings of German adolescents in the early postwar period, demonstrating the ideological influence of National Socialism, trauma suffered during the war, as well as the shock, frustration, and desorientation after the collapse of the Third Reich. Of these topics, the descriptions of experienced air raids are the most visceral; they also clearly dominate the essays penned on 'An unforgettable experience'.

This talk will argue that whilst the stories of the young differ considerably in terms of content, evaluations of events and narrative coping strategies, there is much less diversity when it comes to memories of the bombings, which indicates that these memories united the otherwise quite diverse young postwar generation. View on ncl. These texts tell a complex story about the thoughts and feelings of German adolescents in the early postwar period, demonstrating the ideological influence of National Socialism, trauma suffered during the war, as well as the shock, frustration, and desorientation after the collapse of the Third Reich.

This talk will focus on identifying the coping strategies of the young in their attempts to make sense of their extreme experiences and of the radical ideological reorientation necessitated in the occupational period. The essays and questionnaire responses already contained many of the themes which were to become typical of Germans' attempts at coming to terms with the Nazi past. Scholars have been grappling with this typically Kafkaesque, ambiguous, multi-dimensional text for almost a hundred years now.

The Metamorphosis has been read in a number of different ways, depending on the viewpoint of the reader. Thus, Marxist critics have emphasized economic factors and alienation in the modern workplace, whilst psychoanalytically minded critics have seen the text as being about the conflict between the Id and the Super-Ego, feminists have focused on the gender politics of the story, biographers of Kafka think that he used the Metamorphosis to give expression to the strained relationship that Kafka had with his father, cultural critics have looked at Gregor the protagonist in the text as embodying the conflict between nature and civilization, and existentialist readings have discussed the story as depicting the contrast between different modes of being.

But at times, these different readings seem to reveal almost more about their authors than about Kafka's story. Obviously, it's impossible for a human being to undergo metamorphosis and thus take on an animal's shape. And yet this is exactly the thought experiment Kafka invites us to engage in, but the story only starts making sense when we don't take Gregor's metamorphosis literally.

Only when reading the story metaphorically, does it unfold its true disturbing, complex and specifically modern nature. For what would happen to us if for some reason we lost our ability to fulfill our normal roles and duties? How ostracized would we become? And what effect would such a radical change have on our sense of self, of identity?

What is so unsettling about Gregor's transformation is that Gregor, through whose eyes we see the events unfold, doesn't just experience his metamorphosis as a catastrophe but also as liberating: no more dead-pan job, no more responsibilities as a breadwinner, and a whole world of new capabilities and sensations.

But Gregor's is a conflicted existence: he enjoys hanging from the ceiling and crawling up and down the walls, but panics when his beloved sister wants to remove the furniture from his room to give him more space for his new pastimes. His old human consciousness remains part of his new life, a coexistence of old and new that is constantly pulling him in opposite directions, which is further exacerbated by mounting conflicts between Gregor and the other characters.

It is this fundamental conflict between the self and the other, between the individual and society which appeal to readers of the 21st century as much as it did to those of the last century. German Literature , Philosophy , and Franz Kafka. View on newphilsoc. Karski was smuggled into the Warsaw ghetto and into a concentration camp, where he became an eye-witness of the Nazi Karski was smuggled into the Warsaw ghetto and into a concentration camp, where he became an eye-witness of the Nazi genocide.

After publishing a book about his mission as early as Story of a Secret State , Karski maintained a long silence. The Polish government even declared the Jan Karski Year. This talk will introduce the audience to Karski's reports and will show how Karski's own representations of his wartime mission changed over time, and how other people's engagements with Karski's work and his legacy developed.

Their testimonies were recorded in nine languages, which prompted Boder to translate as many of them as he could into English, thus turning the original audio files into written documents for an American audience. Translation Studies and Holocaust Studies. Testimony and Holocaust Studies. View on bucerius. November Censorship and 20th Century German Literature. Censorship of literary and popular culture texts. More Info: University of Warwick, May Censorship , 20th Century German Literature , and Suspense. More Info: University of Durham, 5 December German Literature , Censorship of literary and popular culture texts , and Jurek Becker.

More Info: University of Glasgow, 29 April Conference papers. Many of these survivors' recorded recollections hail from recent decades. My paper, by contrast, will focus on the persecution of the Jews as described by non-Jewish German schoolchildren in the post-war period. I will argue that the immediacy of the fundamental collective crisis of consciousness experienced by Germans when the war was lost led to a widespread repression of the Holocaust in the school essays, whilst ten years later, personal affective bonds to the Nazis' discredited regime were much less significant for those in their teens in the s, and discursive patterns for addressing the Holocaust had become more established, thus enabling critical engagement with the legacies of the Third Reich.

In the postwar German cultural imaginary, the symbolic capital of the war child was used in order to negotiate crises of consciousness pertaining to the adult world. How did the young represent themselves in this context? How did they Perhaps predictably, there is a number of recurring themes that characterise the early postwar essays e. The immediacy of these stories told by the 'Erlebnisgeneration' wanes somewhat in the later essays, which were predominantly penned by children too young to have lived through the war themselves, or to have clear memories of the Nazi years.

But rather than focusing on the foregrounded themes or on the relative closeness of the respondents to the represented events, I will concentrate on discourses of youth and community in the narratives. My hypothesis is that the young constructed communities of fate, victimhood and perpetration founded on ideas of national community, but that they pointed to their own youth to exonerate themselves from ideological involvement or from political and moral responsibility. View on germanhistorysociety. Juli View on kcl. About 3, pupils submitted their work, which resulted in a collection of some 7, individual items.

These texts provide highly interesting insights into the hearts and minds of early post-war German youths. Their responses reflect and relate to many of the contemporaneous ideological and political debates informing the adult world in the occupation years, and beyond. Of course, one of the key issues debated was that of the Nazis' persecution of the Jews. This begs the question whether and how the local adolescents engaged with antisemitism and persecution in their writings.

Um herum geboren, waren diese Jugendlichen im Nationalsozialismus und Krieg herangewachsen. Es stellt sich also die Frage, ob und wie sich die Jugendlichen in ihren Texten mit diesen Themen auseinandersetzen. Stattdessen erscheinen die Deutschen oft als Opfer. View on hsozkult. This paper will focus on identifying the coping strategies of the young in their attempts to make sense of their extreme experiences and of the radical ideological reorientation necessitated in the occupational period. These strategies include denial, withdrawal from politics altogether, turning to religion for providing ethical and moral orientation, portraying Germans as victims, relativizing German atrocities in the face of Allied military actions and occupational policy, as well as devotion to diligence and hard work in order to overcome material deprivation and to regain respect in the world.

Contrasting with these strategies of deflection are instances in which the wrongs of National Socialism are clearly identified as such. Interestingly, one coping strategy rarely used by the adolescents is pointing to their own youth, suggesting perhaps that for this generation of children born around , the concept of childhood had ceased to offer a haven of retreat from adult realities and responsibilities. This paper focuses on identifying the coping strategies of the young in their attempts to make sense of their extreme experiences and of the radical ideological reorientation necessitated in the occupational period.

Like the rest of the village, they rebuilt their home, one concrete slab after another. Less than a year later, it was not fully intact, but they had repaired it enough to live within its walls again. The doctor begins to make marks on her ears with a marker. Doctors know the patients may never look the same as before, but they hope to help them live a more normal life by improving their burn injuries and deformities step by step, until they look and feel closer to the kids they are inside.

The ones who skip down halls, sing YouTube songs, and grab for toys like other kids their age — without fear of frightening others. At 10 a. Hama tells Aysha to open her mouth. The syringe is filled to the tip with the bright pink liquid. Aysha breathes deeply, gathering the courage to drink it down. She drinks it down with a grimace and wipes her lips. Minutes later, Aysha is groggy. Her mom leans in close. Aysha says nothing, her eyes droop. A few minutes later, the nurses wheel Aysha out of the room, down the hall, as Hana watches from behind. Aysha is trying to call out. Her voice is so faint.

Hana hears her. Hana rushes to her side once more. When priceless texts began disappearing from a seventh-century hilltop abbey, the police were mystified. They were even more befuddled when they finally caught the culprit. T ourists are a most common sight at the abbey of Mont Sainte-Odile in the summer. So, when a somewhat hefty, tall man walked down the marble stairs leading to the first floor of the guesthouse, hardly anyone noticed.

His backpack contained a Bible, which is normal in a place where people come for religious pilgrimages, but this Bible was more than years old. Along with it, the man carried a 15th-century incunabulum, works by Cicero and the eighth-century theologian Alcuin, and three more dusty, priceless books. He picked six books from one of the oak bookcases standing against the walls, and walked right out through the Saint-Pierre chapel, briefly glancing at the marble tomb of Saint Odile — the revered saint who founded this mountaintop abbey in the seventh century — on his way out.

Now, the square-jawed, long-legged man sauntered through a swarm of tourists near the parapet enclosing the religious site. It was a warm, sunny day in August , and he had just stolen from one of the holiest sites in Alsace, a historical region in northeastern France. On countless occasions, he had soaked up the views of the hillsides, blanketed with pines, and the sprawling Rhine Valley. He made himself a promise not to steal from the library anymore, he would later tell police investigators.

A small, vaulted room, it had once been known as Calvary, a place where canons and nuns meditated on the Passion of Christ. In the midth century, a canon had turned it into a library, amassing more than 3, books donated by seminaries and monasteries from the region. In the s, an amateur historian started drawing an inventory and had found ancient editions of works by Aristotle, Homer, and the Roman playwright Terence. Especially valuable were 10 incunabula — rare books printed before , during the earliest years of the printing press.

Sermons by Augustine, bound in sow skin, from Three Latin Bibles, printed in Basel and Strasbourg. Works by the Roman poet Virgil, printed in in Nuremberg. A Bible commentary by Peter Lombard, a 12th-century Italian scholar. Now one was missing. On the lower shelf where they were supposed to line up, there was an empty space. Buntz scurried out of the room. She bumped into Charles Diss, 61, the director of Mont Sainte-Odile, a short man with an affable face and protruding ears. Diss was rattled. The library was accessible to some of the 60 employees, as well as to groups of 30 worshippers taking turns in adoration of the Eucharist, a tradition going back to the years following World War I.

Buntz and Diss drove the weaving road downhill to file a complaint with the local police station. For a moment, they thought that things would be left at that. The door was often left unlocked, after all. It appeared that only one book had been stolen, or simply borrowed by a fervent but dreamy pilgrim, and not returned. No additional security measures were taken. But when Buntz entered the library one day in November, just a few months later, the remaining incunabula were gone.

The empty shelf stared grimly at her like an open wound. The gendarmes began an investigation and soon roamed the area. He had walked back to the car two hours later, carrying two bags full of nine heavy incunabula, according to previously undisclosed police records.

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The lock on the library door was replaced with a sturdier one, and access to the room restricted. For months, there was no further pilfering. It was a relief. Life continued. In the fall of , Diss, the head of the site for 23 years, was succeeded by Alain Donius, a bespectacled, disheveled priest of No one told him about the thefts. The matter was considered closed. W hile the monks breathed easy, the thief enjoyed his new books.

At night, in his tiny flat in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, in the suburbs of Strasbourg, year-old bachelor Stanislas Gosse tapped into his knowledge of Latin to read the stolen texts. There was a 19th-century volume reproducing plates from the Hortus Deliciarum , a 12th-century encyclopedia that had been lost in a fire. Flipping through the pages, one saw the seeds of Christianity sprout and unfold. Miniatures showed Jonah crawling out of the jaws of the monster, a giant fish with its head a glowing red. The Three Kings followed the Star of Bethlehem, and a bearded King David sat on his throne musing, a harp tucked between his hands.

Did reading these books produce the same joy Gosse felt playing the organ at church? He had found them covered with dust and bird droppings. He had found himself a mission. He would save the texts from decay and oblivion. In ninth grade, his Latin teacher, a bibliophile, had taken his class to the library of the Grand Seminary of Strasbourg, where the spines of 5, ancient books glowed under the artificial light in countless shades of dull yellow, pearl-gray and purplish red.

Equally bewitching was Mont Sainte-Odile. Gosse was 3 years old when he had first laid eyes on the secluded mount and scampered around the Pagan Wall enclosing it, a kilometer long wall made of large stones covered with moss. His father, a military officer, took him there often, and as an adult Gosse visited the site every year.

He was raised Catholic, and Alain Donius, the priest who became the head of Sainte-Odile in , had taught him catechism as a boy. When Gosse first peered inside the library in , he was enchanted. He would come back. In August , he walked up the stairs to the library and found the door open. He came back a few days later, riding his bicycle in the summer heat. He made his way to the library. His hand felt for a latch through the loose chicken wire covering the bookcase doors.

He picked six books, including a 15th-century Bible, and one incunabulum. Later, Gosse went to the national library in Strasbourg to read about what he had appropriated. He found the library door open. Gosse, who declined to be interviewed for this story, described the thefts to the investigators with a wealth of details, but the interrogation records fail to mention how he felt perpetrating them. By his own account, he left around midnight, driving away in the cold night. For several months, it seems, Gosse was content with the books he had collected.

In the summer of , however, he went back again. This time, he found the door closed and locked. Would it stop him? He returned the next day with a hand drill. How thick was the door, he wondered, and could he pick the lock? After drilling a 3-millimeter hole, he gave up. He was no professional thief, after all. He had to find another way in. This time, it hit her like a blow. Hundreds of books were missing. The door and the windows showed no signs of forced entry. Some mysterious force had found a way into the very heart of the holy site. Unless it was an inside job.

One of the two priests, perhaps? One of the 10 nuns? One of the employees? Could it possibly have been the work of Donius, the new director? After all, not everyone had welcomed him with open arms. Everyone was a suspect. Access to the library had already been restricted to a handful of people. Dietrich had changed the lock for a stronger one. Buntz had even relinquished her key, to prove her good faith. Would they ever be found?

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Had they already been thrown into the Rhine, or sold to art smugglers in the Netherlands or Belgium? This was the lead pursued by the investigators, and art dealers across Europe had been asked to keep an eye out for specific books.

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They could only hope for a miracle. O n May 19, near 7 p. He brought ropes, three suitcases, gray plastic bags and a flashlight. Once inside the main courtyard, he headed straight to the second floor of the Sainte-Odile aisle of the guesthouse. He tied the ropes to a wooden beam above a trapdoor in the floor and climbed down into a dark, windowless room of about 10 feet by 10 feet with a short 7-foot ceiling. Through an opening in the wall, he slipped into a second, narrow room. A dim light filtered through cracks in the lower part of a wall.

The thief gently slid two wooden panels open, revealing rows of neatly lined up books on two shelves inside a cupboard. He took the books off, then one shelf, before sneaking inside the library. At the library in Strasbourg, he had found what he had been looking for in an article from a local history journal that mentioned a secret passage, unknown to anyone currently working at the abbey, except Dietrich, the janitor. It had probably once been used as a hiding place for the monks or as an ossuary — a place to store bones. Gosse selected a few books, wrapped them in plastic bags, then crawled back inside the cupboard.

In the second room, he flipped a wooden crate, climbed on it and hauled the bags through the hatch onto the attic. He climbed up the rope, moved the books to a nearby table to clear the hatch, and climbed back down. He repeated the operation eight times throughout the evening. By the time he was done, more than a hundred books were stacked up in the attic.

Around 2 a. He came back the following evening. They had poked around the library for hours, eventually chancing upon the secret passage. They saw the suitcases Gosse had left and were waiting for him to come back. Around 9 p. The gendarmes wrestled him to the floor. He barely said a word. At his apartment, they found about 1, books wrapped in plastic bags. On most of the books, Gosse had glued a custom ex libris bookplate stamp bearing his name in Gothic letters, as well as a drawing of a heart.

He confessed to the thefts. He offered to donate them to the library he had so heartily pillaged. He apologized to the director, who gave him absolution. A slap on the wrist, his lawyer says. He was even able to keep teaching. Close to 20 years after the thefts, the investigators still speak about Gosse with awe.

He was no ordinary thief, after all. He stole out of passion, and the books were safely returned to the library in 22 boxes it took two volunteers six months to sort them out. Former colleagues at the engineering school where Gosse still teaches are more guarded. What kind of example had he set for the students? They described an aloof, reclusive man with no appetite for social activities whatsoever.

He is now 48, single, and lives with his mother. They exchange a quick salute and walk on. Fifty years ago, a left-wing radical planted bombs across New York, launching a desperate manhunt—and an explosive new strain of political extremism. T hroughout much of , Sam Melville, an unemployed year-old with an estranged wife and 5-year-old son, frequently sat at his desk in a squalid apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, contemplating how he could destroy America.

Two years earlier, Melville had left behind a well-paying job as a draftsman, a spacious apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and his family. His father, a former member of the Communist Labor Party, whom Melville once greatly admired, had recently given up the socialist cause, remarried, and opened a hamburger stand in an upscale section of Long Island.

Fearing that he might follow his father on a similar path led Melville down an existential rabbit hole. In and around his neighborhood that year, he took part in marches and sit-ins, but by , as his anger toward the government grew, he secretly set off a series of bombs across Manhattan. To many in the counterculture underground, he was their equivalent of a masked avenger. There was no way some doped-up college kid was making them. You can be all those things and still not want to blow up buildings.

Yet in the flashpoint of just four months, Sam Melville and a small group of followers took the American radical left on a hard turn into armed struggle. Melville was one of the first to turn to this kind of violence, but the country would soon witness the kidnapping of Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army, the bombings of the Pentagon and NYPD headquarters by the Weather Underground, and more. What else would make a person act that way other than knowing they damaged their family?

The one thing nobody can debate is the haphazard manner in which Sam Melville went about bombing Marine Midland. Though his intention was to destroy property and not people, he did not take into account the presence of an evening staff in the building when he set the device for a 10 p.

When more than a dozen employees were taken to the hospital — all with minor injuries — it forced him to rethink his future plans of attack. Army and Selective Services inside. The device went off at 2 a. There were no injuries. Melville and his cell soon learned that damaging federal property could elicit a furious response. The next day, the FBI went to an apartment Melville had moved out of months earlier, and later they tracked him down at the apartment on East 4th Street where he and Alpert were living.

He told them his name was David McCurdy — the pseudonym he had used to rent a nearby apartment where he had set up an explosives workshop — and denied knowing who Sam Melville was. Unfazed by this close call, the collective went to work plotting their most ambitious statement on American tyranny yet: a trio of simultaneous bomb blasts across the city on Veterans Day.

Meanwhile, Melville opted for his version of laying low: skipping town and going on a bombing spree of U. Army facilities across the Midwest. Melville also participated in a guerilla warfare workshop in North Dakota, hosted by the black nationalist H. Rap Brown. From the inside, black people have been fighting a revolution for years. And finally, white Americans too are striking blows for liberation. Another blast was planned to follow at the Lexington Armory on 26th Street, with Melville delivering the bomb himself with help from George Demmerle, a newer member Melville had befriended on the Lower East Side.

Demmerle, an overly rambunctious radical who not only was a member of the Crazies but also held rank as the only Caucasian member of the Black Panthers, greatly impressed Melville.

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Had they found his bomb factory? He had to mobilize. The revolution was in full swing. N ot long after the explosive on Centre Street, Demmerle and Melville made their way uptown, to 26th Street. The plan was to chuck the timed bombs onto the large Army trucks parked in front of the 69th Regiment Armory, knowing they would later be brought inside the building. But as Melville approached, he noticed something different than the numerous times they had cased the building. Figuring the action would have to wait for another day, Melville was just about to turn away when he was bombarded from all angles by FBI agents pointing pistols and ordering him to freeze.

Just like Melville, Demmerle was a man who had left his wife and child looking for purpose in life, but instead of becoming a self-appointed revolutionary, he found it as a low-level mole for the government, beginning in But to Melville, Demmerle was just another comrade in the struggle. How the hell am I going to get out of jail, jackass? A month after his outburst in court, Melville pulled another act of desperation. After racing down two flights of stairs, he was apprehended. On May 8, , Melville pled guilty to three charges: conspiring to and destroying federal property, and assaulting the marshal.

He was sentenced to a consecutive run of 31 years. Hughey ended up serving two years, while Alpert absconded. While harbored by members of the Weather Underground, she circulated the feminist manifesto Mother Right to much praise and criticism from the radical left, before surrendering in There, abusive guards were the norm, as were ludicrously sparse rations such as a single bar of soap every other month and one roll of toilet paper given out only once a month. The lone bright spot for Melville was finding prisoners to connect with from the Black Panthers and a likeminded Puerto Rican civil rights group called the Young Lords.

Over the course of the next year, Melville sent out a storm of letters decrying the conditions at Attica to lawyers, outside supporters and the New York Commissioner of Corrections, Russell Oswald, while also publishing a handmade newsletter distributed to prisoners on the sly called The Iced Pig.

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For many both inside and outside of prison walls, this new awareness of incarceration conditions came from George Jackson, the San Quentin inmate who authored the best-selling book Soledad Brother. When word got out that Jackson had been shot dead during a bungled uprising on August 21, , it set off a brooding fury in Attica.

In an act of solidarity, Melville led a multiracial phalanx of prisoners wearing black armbands into the mess hall for a very solemn hunger strike. One guard was singled out for a beating so bad he died a few days later. Over the next four days, negotiations were volleyed in and out of the prison walls by journalists, senators and the well-known civil rights lawyer William Kunstler.

At the end of the sudden and bloody debacle, nine guards and 29 inmates were dead, with Melville reportedly being one of the first to get picked off. Legend says Melville was in mid-throw of a Molotov cocktail when he was gunned down. As much as that would make for a great dramatic ending to this made-for-TV story, evidence brought up in a civil suit during the s revealed this to be a mistruth, as no such item was found near his body.

For an almost year stretch starting in , a group that initially called themselves the Sam Melville Unit carried out a series of bank robberies and bombings across the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest. Last year, former New York City Police commissioner Bernard Kerik summoned the name of the Melville-inspired group when arguing that the left-wing protest group Antifa should be considered a domestic terrorist group. Arching back in his chair to lend further significance to his statement, he puffs on his cigar and continues.

While other girls my age were sneaking off with boys and getting drunk, I was becoming a zealot—and trying to convert my parents. O n a summer Thursday evening, shortly after my 16th birthday, my face was pressed into the maroon carpet again. Mildew filled my nostrils and I coughed. I was mesmerized by the way God moved through her.

The Secret Place of the Lord was the place we could dwell if we lived holy lives. In the Secret Place, God would whisper divine revelations to us and show us miracles. I dug my face harder into the floor — lying prostrate was how we humbled ourselves before the Lord. I sang, improvising a new melody to the Lord. I felt something release as I sang, something like the warmth of God. I kept singing and the tears started flowing, as they always did when I prayed long enough. They dripped off my face and darkened the carpet underneath. I was a homeschooled girl with only a smattering of friends.

My best friend, Siena, lived just down the road from me, on the pine-speckled canyon seven dusty miles from town. I adored her, but Siena was a public-school jock by then and had way cooler friends than me. I was lonely, and this Pentecostal church had the only youth group in town. Not long after joining, I was all in. I prayed in my room for hours every day. I spoke in tongues and believed I was slaying demons as I prayed in my spiritual language.

I threw out all of my secular music. I went on mission trips to spread the Gospel. I cut out my non-Christian friends. I signed a contract promising that I would protect my virginity for my wedding night. My parents were nominal Christians, but not churchgoers. I deserved parents who would guide me into the Things of the Lord.

They told me that sin could be passed down for generations and that people born into a spiritual legacy — generations of people who were believers — had a leg up on people like me from heathen families. This came at just the right moment, developmentally speaking: I was leaving behind the childhood fantasy that my parents were perfect and coming to the realization that they were actually just winging this whole parenting thing, and that they sucked at it sometimes.

His task is to give form and image to the tragic-comedy misadventures of Zero, a boy of twenty-seven who lives in the suburb of Rebibbia, more precisely in the Tiburtina Valley. Mammoth land, acetate suits, reclusive bodies and big hearts. Where everything is missing but nothing is needed. Zero is a draftsman but not having a steady job he arranges giving French repetitions, timing the check-in files at the airport and creating illustrations for independent punk bands.

In his shoes Simone Liberati. Then there is the other basin from which every year producers and screenwriters to dry original ideas go to tap, namely that of videogames. Consequently, even in characters who became famous in the gaming market of the Consul will pass or will come back to compete with the film audiences. And as often happens in this type of operation, the protagonist will have to clash with the demons of the past. In this case with the disappearance of the beloved father. Seven years after the mysterious disappearance, the young Lara does not accept the paternal inheritance of an international economic empire and prefers to work as a courier in a bicycle in London and attend college.

In the meantime, he decides to investigate the disappearance of his father and travels to the place where he was last seen, a grave on a Japanese island. He will discover that the island hides a mystery that she will be able to face relying only on her fighting spirit and self-confidence.

Will he survive this adventure and deserve the name of Tomb Raider? On the other hand, there are those who, for the first time, appear on the big screen, as in the case of The Division, the cinematic gameplay based on the eponymous box office video directed by Stephen Gaghan, with Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal. The new year will bring with it another abundant dose of action, ignored in the veins of the spectator on duty by a series of action that they are preparing to disembark in the cinemas. In this sense, the billboard is quite rich and mention all the titles that we will see in the coming months is impossible.

But by skimming the calendar of the outputs, a figure immediately jumps to the eye, namely the presence in it of a large number of sequels and remakes. An alarming fact, if analyzed critically, as a mirror of the productive laziness of those who prefer the original stories far to give continuity to the pre-existing ones, or even worse to those who have already had a glorious past, to which they try furiously to wink.

To experience the difficult climb, keeping intact the original plot and replacing Charles Bronson with Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Kersey, we find the intrepid Eli Roth. The fear of a hole in the water is very big, as big as the curiosity to see how the American actor and director has approached the subject. Moreover, not even the four sequels were able to keep up with the first chapter. Therefore, the forecasts do not play in his favor. But changing the addends the result essentially does not change from a dramatic point of view, with a mobster and his henchmen who kidnap a SWAT team inside a building.

Same scenario and the same dynamics, but we must see if this film will give the same adrenaline discharges of the matrix, especially as regards the action scenes. Consequently, the film chefs decided to give new life to sagas already started, as in the case of the Mission Impossible that with M: I 6 touches share six chapters, whose shooting had suffered a sudden stop following the incident course Tom Cruise on the set. Nevertheless, director Christopher McQuarrie managed to close the shoot and the film should arrive on the screens during the bathing season, but details on the plot of the new chapter of the film franchise, based on the popular TV series of the sixties, have not yet leaked.

The only things that are known at the moment are the cast that will support the agent Ethan Hunt in this new and dangerous mission, among which stands out the new entry Angela Bassett in the role of the newly elected head of the CIA. The secret agents then move on to those of narcotics played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the third chapter of Bad Boys, baptized Bad Boys for Life, where the most politically incorrect policemen in Hollywood return to justice in the streets of Miami fifteen years later to have foiled the criminal project of a ruthless drug trafficker.

The menu on the card should remain unchanged despite the passing of the camera behind the camera by Michael Bay and Joe Carnahan. At odds four, however, the saga de I mercenari will stop. This should — as stated — be the last act of a quadrilogy destined to remain long in the memory of lovers of action old style. And missing it will be above all the winning mix of humor and action that has characterized every single episode, which we are sure will not fail here either. We will find Stallone in the role of Barney Ross and all the merry brigade in tow, but nothing is known about the plot.

We only hope it is a grand-style exit, worthy of the pyrotechnic show offered in the past by previous installments. Nostalgia, on the contrary, will not be there if Angel Has Fallen were to be the last act of Attack to power. There is to bow before the presence of so much originality. They direct Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger. Scenarios of war, terrorism, lead and adrenaline are the pure ingredients of 12 Strong by Nicolai Fuglsig, whose focus is on an elite team of twelve CIA special forces soldiers, who secretly invaded Afghanistan after the September 11, helping rebel fighters to conquer the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and bring down the Taliban.

Very high expectations, on the contrary, are linked to the sequel of Sicario entitled Soldado. Expectations that grow exponentially for two good reasons: on the one hand the first chapter directed by Denis Villeneuve had literally struck us, so it is inevitable that from the second we expect a decisive step forward; on the other, the passage of the witness behind the camera by the Canadian filmmaker to our Stefano Sollima can not but be a further reason for interest in the film. If then to sign the script there is still Taylor Sheridan and in front of the camera we find the couplet Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, then the potential to do well is there everything.

Soldado focuses on the investigations of Alejandro Gillik and the CIA agent Matt Graver regarding the tunnels that connect Mexico and the USA through which they pass drugs, migrants and, potentially, terrorists. The only sore point is the release in Italian theaters that will be expected, almost certainly in the autumn season.

And between a sequel, a reboot and a remake, fortunately there is also room for something original, at least on paper. This is Alpha by Albert Hughes, a survival story set 20, years ago during the last ice age. After a hunt that ended badly, a young caveman fight against a series of obstacles to find his way back home.

An exciting story of growth and initiation enriched by the strong relationship between the protagonist and a wolf. Exit scheduled in the hall on March 8th. If in action you expect a good dose of adrenaline, from horror instead are the chills along the back to have to walk the body of the spectator on duty. The production of the genre in question is always rather stingy with pleasant surprises, but the few that are able to leave their mark are destined not to fall into oblivion.

Now we hope that in many surprises will materialize on the screen, but judging by the titles ready for landing in theaters in the coming months there It is to be confident. There is no doubt that among the most anticipated films of the season there is the return behind the camera of Lars von Trier with The House That Jack Built, which the same Danish filmmaker has recently defined the most brutal work of his career so far.

Attention, you must always take the words of the latter with the pliers, but judging by the synopsis perhaps it would be appropriate to trust. We are in the United States, to be precise in Jack is a psychopathic engineer with obsessive-compulsive tendencies. After killing a woman who had asked for help on the street, she is convinced that she must continue to kill to achieve perfection. Each of his homicides must be a work of art: increasingly complex and ingenious.

Thus began a chess game against the police, twelve years long, led by the most astute and ruthless serial killer. To interpret the protagonist, clearly inspired by the figure of Jack the Ripper and his heinous criminal acts, he was called Matt Dillon. The cast also includes Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. Expectation mixed with curiosity is, on the contrary, the state of mind that manifests itself in us at the very thought of meeting the remakes of Suspiria and The Fly in , respectively by Luca Guadagnino and J.

More certainties come, however, from the fourth chapter of the Insidious horror franchise, expected in Italian cinemas on 18 January. To give it form and substance James Wan together with his collaborator Leigh Whannell have taken elements from old and recent films to rework them in a unitary way.

Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist who employs her ability to contact the dead to help people tormented by supernatural entities. Accompanied by the trusted Specs and Tucker of the Spectral Sightings company, Elise returns to her hometown determined to face her most terrible obsession, hidden right in the walls of the old family house. The haunted house is after all one of the frames preferred by horror and by the authors who decide to deal with it. It is therefore impossible that in the annual production we do not come across a film that uses it as a background to the story in turn.

The imposing building is an endless dwelling: built for decades, week after week, 24 hours a day, it is seven stories high and contains hundreds of rooms. What may at first seem to seem like the monstrous monument of the madness of a rich woman disturbed, however, is nothing more than a prison and a shelter for hundreds of revengeful specters, some of whom are particularly interested in persecuting his family.

So space to the contaminations of gender, because in the film played by a new Helen Mirren, the horrifying component is going to mix seamlessly with the thriller-supernatural. Then there are two question marks, which only the vision can dissolve: on the one hand Sylvain White with Slender Man tries to bring to the cinema the popular children thief created by Eric Knudsen, on the other Diederik Van Rooijen in Cadaver shows us as a normal night shift inside the mortuary chamber of a hospital can turn into a hell when a corpse begins to rebel.

To understand whether it is a hoax or not, just wait for May 17 and September 6 respectively. Alex and his friends will start playing … How will it end? Tension, suspense, chills, anguish and mystery are the ingredients of a good self-respecting thriller. We hope that they will not fail in the thrillers of the year we are about to face. On paper, the potential made available to the public by the films of the genre in question and by the directors responsible for bringing them to the screen is quite high, but we know the dress does not make the monk.

To hunt both of us will obviously think of the FBI. European away from home is also the Spanish Jaume Collet-Serra, who with The Man on the Train The Commuter will give the viewer a breathtaking race against time, that of a commuter insurance seller played by Liam Neeson , that every day to go to work takes the same train for years. Struck by a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally killed by a strange ritual, she suddenly discovers that the same woman is found dead in exactly the same circumstances.

Samuel sneaks into the crime scene and meets Rachel, who is also the victim of the same recurring nightmare. Together, they will do their utmost to discover the identity of the mysterious woman, entering a terrifying world controlled by the figures that have always been the inspiration for artists and painters: Le Muse.

The fight of a man against everyone and everything is at the center of Apostle, the new test with stars and stripes by Welsh Gareth Evans. A dangerous journey also made by the protagonist of Siberia, a shady American diamond dealer played by Keanu Reeves who goes to Russia in an attempt to place a mysterious blue diamond. Once in the village, he will fall in love with a Siberian woman who owns a small bar.

The deal will not go as planned and the consequences will be a nightmare for the protagonist, forced to deal with a trade among the most dangerous and from which it is virtually impossible to come out unscathed. The story is set in contemporary Russia, and tells the story of the secret agent Dominika Egorova struggling to survive in the iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. In short, what we are preparing to see from March 1 is the classic spy-story, embellished for the occasion by a cast of the highest level that can count on high-sounding names like those of Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Rampling.

The object of their investigations this time is a network of government spies and cyber criminals whose target is murder.


From that of the well-known and feared Mexican narcotrafficante, the director and actor of the capital goes on to tell the story of a man forced to go undercover in prison for an operation by the FBI. The goal is to stop the drug trafficking of an Eastern mafia association. But at a certain point he is left alone and is being held close by prison criminals. And not only. He must be able to protect his family but, to do so, he will have to deal with a very obscure society.

For those who do not know it, the story begins with three armed robbers who are killed during a robbery leaving their wives behind. The widows use the records of one of their husbands, in which the robberies that the three had committed in the past have been described in detail. With the help of a fourth woman, women complete a stroke that their husbands could not accomplish.

And last but not least Italy has a really interesting card to play in the genre in question and that card responds to the title of Ride, the first extreme sports thriller shot entirely with GO PRO cameras. The debutant Jacopo Rondinelli dropped it on the gaming table. They will face an extreme fight for survival. The historical phrase taken from the monologue pronounced by the android Roy Batty in Blade Runner we need to introduce the chapter dedicated to science fiction, because this year we expect to see unimaginable things in the rooms. Things, these, which fortunately can take shape and film substance thanks to the boundless creativity of writers and directors of all latitudes.

The defense and survival of the planet Earth and those who populate it are the cornerstones of the aforementioned genre, which since the dawn of the Sci-Fi era feed the films that have landed and continue to land on the screen. By fighting for the lives of his loved ones, man will come to realize an unknown force to keep them safe from danger. But to see how it will end it will not be long to wait. The exit in the Italian cinemas is, in fact, scheduled for January 25th.