Memories Under the Linden Tree

Stunned, yet not really believing it, half heartedly I began to go through the motions of scheduling the appointments that were deemed necessary. This didn't make much sense to me, 80 Memories Under the Linden Tree.


Author: G. Marie Meier

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781609576134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Verdant, heart shaped leaves fragrant with white flower blossoms were drooping heavily from the Linden tree. The fragrant aroma from it's flowers wafted lazily through the air; making it seem as though I was drinking in creation at it's fullest. The awesome Linden tree truly appeared vibrantly green brimming with life and activity, as I listened to the humming, whirring sounds of millions of buzzing bees. Thus, it revealed itself as truly being a tree of life!

Under the Linden Tree

A story of loss and love in a 19th-century New England fishing village told through the diary entries of Marianne Parsons, a ship captain's wife.


Author: Cassandra Krivy Hirsch


ISBN: 0988042827

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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A story of loss and love in a 19th-century New England fishing village told through the diary entries of Marianne Parsons, a ship captain's wife.

Under the Linden Tree


Author: Joan Carlson

Publisher: Stony Plain, Alta. : J. Carlson

ISBN: 1550566210

Category: Canada Genealogy

Page: 102

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Under the Linden Tree 2nd Ed

All this would come to an end. Under the Linden Tree is the story of a vanished time and a vanished sensibility. Marianne Parsons finds herself faced with a decision she never wanted to make.


Author: Cassandra Krivy Hirsch

Publisher: Encompass Editions

ISBN: 1927664020

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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From a trunk in an old house in Rockport, Massachusetts emerges the yellowed pages of a journal and a clutch of letters. Marianne Parsons, a young mother and the wife of a sea captain, made her first entry in that journal on a spring evening in 1855. Her recorded days revolved easily around her husband, James, and their little son, Henry. She lived an exemplary life, did good works in the village, was dutiful to the demands of an affluent, well-mannered upbringing. All this would come to an end. Under the Linden Tree is the story of a vanished time and a vanished sensibility. Marianne Parsons finds herself faced with a decision she never wanted to make. Now she must struggle against the propriety that once held her in a comfortable embrace. Now she must ask herself questions that her family - and her own past - have not equipped her to answer.

Beneath the Linden

“Unter dem Lindenbaum! Der hat seine Blüthen über mich geschneit.” (Under the linden tree Where blossoms fall gently down and covered me.) from Gustav Mahler's “Lieder eines Fahren den Gesellen” (“Songs of a Wayfarer”) Chapter 1 The ...


Author: John Herbert Emerson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367551

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Set in the international conflicts of 1960s Eastern Europe, Beneath the Linden is based on a true story about love and courage in spite of impossible odds. Marlo, an American student overseas, meets and falls in love with Karl, an East German medical student. Karl tries to escape the “Iron Curtain” for the West to start a new life with Marlo. But Warsaw Pact troops mobilized in August of 1968 create an unexpected obstacle, and the couple’s future appears doomed. The story reveals little-known realities about life in former Communist East Germany; but, even more, discloses the indomitable human spirit.

Under the Linden Tree

Under the Linden Tree is the true story of Rudolf as he relates his life experiences in therapy sessions over a period of years.


Author: Margaret Reid


ISBN: 1921642815

Category: Germans

Page: 180

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Under the Linden Tree is the true story of Rudolf as he relates his life experiences in therapy sessions over a period of years. It's an unbelievable journey into the recent past encompassing the horror of war, the suffering in Nazi concentration camps of a non Jewish boy and the brutality endured by the thousands of political prisoners at the hands of the Soviet Union post World War Two.The tale then takes an ocean voyage and becomes an Australian immigrant's struggle to exist in a new unfamiliar land and finally it is love and medical intervention that helps Rudolf to conquer the demons from his past and bring some kind of peace and contentment to his tormented mind. Any person who reads this riveting, fascinating, illuminating and compelling account cannot fail to be touched in some way.

Sexual Violence and Rape in the Middle Ages

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich, under the signature Clm 4660.6 Although some of the songs express purely theological, ... or meadow, to meet her lover.8 Under the linden tree, so the title, somewhere near the forest, he had already ...


Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110263374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Contrary to modern assumptions, sexual violence and rape were treated as severe crimes in the Middle Ages. This book examines the testimony in medieval and early modern German literature and traces the discourse on both aspects from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. Most comments about rape come from male writers, and medieval literature contains numerous examples of rape sceneswhich are mostly viewed highly critically. Previous studies on this topic have focused on English, French, and Italian literature, whereas here the emphasis rests on German examples."

Retracing a Winter s Journey

Müller almost certainly knew one of the earliest poems about love beneath the linden tree, the minnesong "Under der linden an der heide" by Walther von der Vogelweide" (ca. 1170–1220) because it was included in a collection of folk ...


Author: Susan Youens

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801468285

Category: Music

Page: 348

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I like these songs better than all the rest, and someday you will too, Franz Schubert told the friends who were the first to hear his song cycle, Winterreise. These lieder have always found admiring audiences, but the poetry he chose to set them to has been widely regarded as weak and trivial. In Retracing a Winter's Journey, Susan Youens looks not only at Schubert's music but at the poetry, drawn from the works of Wilhelm Müller, who once wrote in his diary, "perhaps there is a kindred spirit somewhere who will hear the tunes behind the words and give them back to me!" Youens maintains that Müller, in depicting the wanderings of the alienated lover, produced poetry that was simple but not simple-minded, poetry that embraced simplicity as part of its meaning. In her view, Müller used the ruder folk forms to give his verse greater immediacy, to convey more powerfully the wanderer's complex inner state. Youens addresses many different aspects of Winterreise: the cultural milieu to which it belonged, the genesis of both the poetry and the music, Schubert's transformation of poetic cycle into music, the philosophical dimension of the work, and its musical structure.

The Last Family

Under the linden tree my belly filled, a luminescence, bone-white, heavy with blood, sloped like a pear, taut as a bulb. I went to my sister and said, Where do you think he is every night? With me, under the linden tree.


Author: George Williams

Publisher: Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Contemporary fiction set in the South these days usually focuses on poor whites and blacks, as in the works of Barry Hannah, Ron Cooper, Chris Offutt and Michael Gills. We get it: there are poor whites and blacks rummaging through the ruins of the Confederacy trying to make sense of the rubble. The Last Family, however, by George Williams is set in upscale Mountain Brook, Alabama, outside of Birmingham, George Williams’ finest book to date, The Last Family is the story of the Clayborne family, an upper middle-class white tribe of people served by black nannies, maids, gardeners, and the family fortune. When their lives go awry, they invariably return home to tap the stability of generations of resources and have a meal at the family table, big enough to seat twelve and more expensive than most people’s cars. It’s a seemingly perfect life. That kind of life, however, becomes more complex when no one in the family has an actual purpose, a raison d’etre. With no monetary worries, what does one do or become? How to fill the void? We’ve seen suburban novels before, such as those of Cheever and Updike and Eugenides, but none as acutely honed, as keenly perceptive, and, unlike other suburban works, as fully passionate, lyrical, and painful in its display of neuroses, anxieties, and foibles. Faulkner defined the South for a century. Now comes George Williams in The Last Family, showing us the wreckage of the New South, still confused, still running from its history and failures. Written with the poise and grace of authors long dead, The Last Family brings the South alive once again. Praise for the work of George Williams: “George Williams writes with an electric energy, unpredictable inventiveness, and deft ear for dialogue that makes him one of the most exciting and compelling writers of his generation.” —Richard Burgin, author of Don’t Think “Recommended to adventurous readers, who will surely enjoy Williams’s wildly irreverent inventions.” —Library Journal “George Williams, a self-described ‘recovering anarchist,’ writes a hyper-controlled, smart and taut prose that goes beyond the spare exactness of the Moderns. The sentences seem so easy, but their accretion is sly: William’s prose unveils a tough and dense vision, the steady shock of a live snapping wire.” —Stephen D. Geller, author of Jews in the Bosom of the Big Bang “The stories in this breathless and relentless collection are rendered in a voice both elegant and manic, as if we’re seeing the world through a surreal and yet precise kaleidoscope, one that both celebrates and condemns our foibles and follies. Satirical and cutting as Jonathan Swift, hectic and skewed as Van Gogh, bitter and morbid as Poe, the stories collected in The Selected Letters of the Late Biagio Serafim Sciarra show us that all is not well in Paradise, that the savage wealth of America has created a land of lunacy. Perhaps only Gogol and Barthelme have written stories this fantastically brutal and beautiful. George Williams is one of the finest minds and writers of our generation.” —Eric Miles Williamson, author of East Bay Grease

The Linden Tree

The Linden Tree beautifully brings back to life that period in Argentina when the poor, under the guiding hand of Eva Perón, aspired to a newly created middle class.


Author: César Aira

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811227469

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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A delightful fictional account of the small town Ce´sar Aira grew up in—not so long ago A delightful fictional memoir about César Aira's small hometown. The narrator, born the same year and now living in the same great city (Buenos Aires) as César Aira, could be the author himself. Beginning with his parents—an enigmatic handsome black father who gathered linden flowers for his sleep-inducing tea and an irrational, crippled mother of European descent—the narrator catalogs memories of his childhood: his friends, his peculiar first job, his many gossiping neighbors, and the landscape and architecture of the provinces. The Linden Tree beautifully brings back to life that period in Argentina when the poor, under the guiding hand of Eva Perón, aspired to a newly created middle class. As it moves from anecdote to anecdote, this charming short novella—touching, funny, and sometimes surreal—invites the reader to visit the source of Aira's extraordinary imagination.

Goddess Holle

The tree which was used usually stood at a central place, probably in the middle of a village. Centuries of tradition could be developed and cultivated under this little-leaf linden tree, as linden trees can live well over a thousand ...


Author: Gunivortus Goos

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749496662

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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After the first German edition in 2001 and a second edition in 2006 (which was in 2011 also published in English), there is now a very heavily revised 3rd edition of the book "Goddess Holle". Even though the basic framework of the 2nd edition has been retained, not only are minor and major errors corrected, but all chapters, the book calls them 'paths', are supplemented with many additional new parts (in varying degrees). This new book has therefore become considerably more extensive, in quantity there are about 182 pages more than in the 2nd edition; it contains more fairy tales, many more folktales, more hiking trails, more poetry and more plants that have a connection to Holle. In addition, the chapter about Customs and Traditional Folk Knowledge has been significantly changed and supplemented, and so is the chapter "Researchers and their Research" in which the latest available research sources have been incorporated, and theories, theses, etc. have also been added that were not in the previous edition. To the concluding path 'Culinary delights with Frau Holle' also were quite a few recipes added. The many illustrations, of which about 115 in color (including 14 maps), form a significant extension as well to the previous edition.

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

It is commonly called ''Under der linden'' (''under the linden tree'') after its opening words (L 39, 11). In it a woman joyfully recalls an episode of lovemaking in a bed of roses under a linden tree, letting the audience in on her ...


Author: Margaret Schaus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415969444

Category: History

Page: 944

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From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

King Breaker

BY THE TIME Fyn arrived under the linden tree, the sun was up and a crowd of early marketgoers had already gathered. The tree was older than Merofynia itself. According to the legends, it had already been huge when King Merofyn the ...


Author: Rowena Cory Daniells

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781786180537

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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When Cobalt stole the Rolencian throne, Byren, Fyn and Piro were lucky to escape with their lives; now they’ve rallied, and will set out to avenge their parents’ murders. Byren is driven to defeat Cobalt and reclaim the crown, but at what cost? Fyn has sworn to serve Byren’s interests but his loyalty is tested when he realises he loves Byren’s betrothed. And Piro never wanted to win a throne, but now she holds the fate of a people in her hands.

Under the Linden Tree

Megan Viets, a mystery writer, witnesses a real murder in a resort town in the San Bernardino Mountains, where she lives with her disabled husband and small son.


Author: K. H. Sayers

Publisher: Satin Romance

ISBN: 1680468480



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Megan Viets, a mystery writer, witnesses a real murder in a resort town in the San Bernardino Mountains, where she lives with her disabled husband and small son. When the sheriff, Megan's handsome brother-in-law, allows her to inspect the victim's clothes, she recognizes the labels as belonging to a famous London tailor. Although it is against department policy, she obtains permission to take a sports coat and slacks to London, and the tailor remembers making the clothes for a customer in New York by the name of Aldo Bandini. On her way back to California, Megan stops in New York and learns that Aldo Bandini, is a lawyer for the mob. Meanwhile Megan's husband falls ill and is not expected to live. Megan continues to work with the local sheriff, and the two develop a stormy relationship. The FBI has to be called in and Megan becomes embroiled in some dangerous situations. She is ultimately able to help capture a fugitive on the FBI's most-wanted list and ultimately solves the mystery.

Die slavischen Sprachen

Ana si ja stava ležalkata pod lipata 'On the lawn behind the house grows a branchy linden tree. Ann puts her sunlounger under the linden tree' ~ Ana si ja stava ležalkata pod razgranatata lipa (kojašto raste) na trevnikot zad kuk ́ata ...


Author: Sebastian Kempgen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110156607

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1116

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The handbook is intended to present a well balanced general view of the current state of Slavic linguistics and the Slavic languages with regard to their synchronic and diachronic description. In contrast to previous undertakings of a similar nature, this handbook is not intended to be a grammar with chapters on individual languages. Its length, the extensive scope of its subject matter, the systematic approach and the method of description which reflect the current state of Slavic Linguistics set this handbook apart from others.

Grimms Tales for Young and Old

There was a linden tree in the castle garden and one day when the lovers were sitting under it, the prince said to her: “I must go home and get my father's consent to our marriage. I beg of you, wait for me here under this linden tree.


Author: Brothers Grimm

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307788061

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems. “The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice