By Douglas Kennedy
At the evening of her 13th birthday, Jane Howard made a vow to her warring mom and dad: she could by no means get married, and she or he could by no means have children.
But existence, as Jane involves observe, is a profoundly random company. decades and lots of lives later, she is a professor in Boston, in love with an excellent, erratic guy named Theo. after which Jane turns into pregnant. Motherhood seems to be an outstanding welcome surprise—but while a devastating flip of occasions tears her life aside she has no selection yet to escape all she is aware and depart the world.
Just whilst she has renounced lifestyles itself, the disappearance of a tender lady pulls her again from the sting and into an obsessive look for a few type of own redemption. confident that she is aware extra concerning the case than the police do, she is compelled to make a decision—stay hidden or convey to mild a shattering truth.
Leaving the realm is a riveting portrait of a super lady that displays the way in which we are living now, of the various routes we stick to during a unmarried lifestyles, and of the arbitrary nature of future. A seriously acclaimed overseas bestseller, it's also a compulsive learn and person who speaks volumes concerning the dilemmas we are facing in attempting to navigate our manner via all that destiny throws in our direction.
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Befassten sich mit Varianz nicht um ihrer selbst willen, sondern nur, um nicht mehr erhaltene Vorstufen des Textes zu rekonstruieren. Die beiden wesentlichen Schritte dorthin sind: || 17 Provozierend hatte Bernhard Cerquiglini in seinem vielbeachteten Buch ‚Éloge de la variante‘ formuliert: „L’œuvre littéraire, au Moyen Âge, est une variable“ (Paris 1989, 57). 18 Vgl. Thomas Bein: „Varianztypen“. 19 Vgl. ): Varianten – Variants – Variantes. 20 Vgl. u. a. Martin Baisch: Textkritik als Problem. 21 Vgl.
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4000) Karl, Sachwalter Gottes auf Erden, der nach wiederholter Auskunft dous cenz anz et mielz („zweihundert Jahre und mehr“, v. 539) alt ist, ist in der ewigen Wiederholung der Heilsgeschichte gefangen. 62 Das zeigt sich u. a. an der Umgestaltung des Kampfes zum Kreuzzug, dank der sämtliche christlichen Ritter in insistenter Wiederholung als Märtyrer bezeichnet werden können, sowie an der Rücknahme heroischer Elemente: Es ist nicht mehr maßloser Stolz, der Roland daran hindert, in sein Horn zu blasen, sondern sein Wunsch, als Märtyrer zu sterben und ins Himmelreich einzugehen.