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Erich Segal was born in Brooklyn in 1937 and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1958, followed by a Masters and a Doctorate. He first made his name as an academic writer in the field of classical literature before moving on to write the book that made him famous - LOVE STORY. This was published in 1970 and went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. He is married with two daughters and lives in London.
The ultimate weepy. Two people from different sides of the tracks meet at Harvard and fall in love. We don’t really need to say too much more. If you don’t know the story though you really must read it. August 2009 Guest Editor Erica James on Love Story by ERICH SEGAL Eric Segal’s Love Story was another book I read when I had just started writing and I was really struck by the witty and snappy dialogue and the sparseness of the narrative. As short as the novel is – I call it bite-sized! – it’s an excellent example of less is more and I always try to remind myself of this when I’m writing.
Vom Autor der Love Story eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen zwei Glaubenswelten!Der zum Priester bestimmte Timothy und die orthodoxe Judin Deborah lernen sich in New York kennen und lieben. Weder im Priesterseminar noch von Deborahs Vater, der Rabbiner ist, wird das gerne gesehen. Der steinige Weg des Paares fuhrt bis nach Rom und Jerusalem - doch kann ihre Liebe uberleben?
Vom Autor der Love Story Vier junge Mediziner stellen sich den Prufungen des Lebens!Die harte Ausbildung an der Harvard Medical School schweit sie zusammen: Die angehenden Arzte Barney, Laura, Bennett und Seth. Wahrend der Afroamerikaner Bennett sich den Vorurteilen des weien Establishments ausgesetzt sieht, macht der brillante Seth Karriere. Laura, die Traumfrau ihrer Kommilitonen, und der beliebte Barney werden bald ein Paar. Als sie schlielich ein Kind bekommen, scheint ihr Gluck perfekt. Doch es erkrankt schwer, und die medizinischen Fahigkeiten der Freunde reichen nicht aus, um es zu retten - das einzige, was noch helfen wurde, ware ein Wunder ...
Ein unvergelicher Roman des Autors der Love Story uber die Kraft der Hoffnung - und der Liebe.Dr. Matthew Hiller steht vor dem schwierigsten Moment seines Lebens. Der brillante Neurochirurg hat schon viele todkranke und verzweifelte Menschen gesehen. Doch in diesem Fall geht es nicht nur um das Leiden eines weiteren Patienten, fur den er die letzte Hoffnung ist. Es geht um Silvia - seine erste groe Liebe. Als Arzt wird er alles tun, um sie zu retten. Als verheirateter Mann alles, um die Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen. Aber was wird geschehen, wenn es ihm tatsachlich gelingt, Silvia zu heilen?
Vom Autor der Love Story der groe Roman uber die menschlichen Schicksale im Wissenschaftsbetrieb!Isabel da Costa ist mit 22 Jahren auf dem Weg zum Nobelpreis fur Physik. Jugend und ein normales Leben aber hat sie nie gekannt - und die Liebe schon gar nicht. Adam Coopersmith, Immunologe, rettet mit seiner Forschung das Leben vieler Menschen - doch daruber zerbricht seine Familie, und seine eigene todliche Erkrankung kann er nicht heilen. Auch der Biochemiker Sandy Raven macht eine beispiellose Karriere. Doch die Frau, die er liebt, ist fur ihn unerreichbar. Und die Lorbeeren fur seine grote Entdeckung erhalt jemand anderes. Diese drei Forscher zahlen ihn - den hohen "e;Preis des Ruhms"e;.
They met as children, innocents from two different worlds. And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined. Timothy: abandoned at birth, he finds a home and a dazzling career within the Catholic church. But the vows he takes cannot protect him from one soul-igniting passion. Daniel: the scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in his father's footsteps. And destined to break his father's heart. Deborah: she was raised to be docile and dutiful - the perfect rabbi's wife - but love will lead her to rebellion. And into worlds the patriarch would never dare imagine. Reaching across more than a quarter of a century, from the tough streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, this is an unforgettable story of three extraordinary lives . . . and one forbidden love.
Bob and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers, two wonderful daughters, and a perfect marriage . . . almost perfect. For what Sheila didn't know was that Bob had once been unfaithful - only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. What Bob didn't know was that his brief affair had produced a son. Now a tragic accident - and one fateful phone call - will change Bob and Sheila's life forever . . .
1978. A group of idealistic young doctors join a mission of mercy to Africa. Two of them, Matthew and Silvia, fall in love. They have one year together before they are swept apart by bloodshed and violence. Matthew has been in mourning ever since. The present. A pioneer in genetic therapy at the very top of his field, Matthew is appealed to by a rich man whose wife's brain tumour has been declared inoperable by every other surgeon. When she walks through the door he sees that it is Silvia, as beautiful as ever - still his 'only love'. It's as if the years have never passed. He must save her life. And if he does . . . what then?
They were Harvard '58, the class who thought they could change the world. Danny, the musical prodigy, risks all for Harvard, even a break with his domineering father. Yet his real problems are too much fame too soon - and too many women. Ted spends four years as an outsider. He is obsessed with climbing to the top of the academic ladder, whatever the cost. Jason, the golden boy - handsome, charismatic, athletic - learns at Harvard that he cannot ignore his Jewish background. Only in tragedy will he find his true identity. George, a Hungarian refugee, comes to Harvard with the barest knowledge of English. But with ruthless determination he masters not only the language but the power structure of his new country. Andrew is haunted by three centuries of Harvard ancestors who cast giant shadows on his confidence. It is not until their dramatic 25th reunion that the men must confront their classmates, and the value of their lives.
In the arena of life and death, the world's most brilliant doctors and scientists vie desperately - and ruthlessly - for the ultimate prize: the Nobel. Adam Coopersmith is a gifted and compassionate physician. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, he meets Anya, a Russian emigree, and falls in love for the first time - only to have his career nearly destroyed. Sandy Raven is a cutting-edge researcher whose devotion is matched only by his genius. Yet as he makes his greatest discovery, he experiences his most profound betrayal. Will he choose to live a lie or abandon his dream to seek new, more worldly prizes? Isabel da Costa. A child prodigy, she owes all her success to her father, but though she becomes a brilliant physicist, she can't capture her lost childhood. Ultimately she is torn between her father and the young man who holds the key to her happiness, until a shocking revelation explodes her world.
Oliver Barrett IV found his true soulmate when he met and fell in love with Jenny Cavilleri. Their love was magical, exhilarating . . . though heartbreakingly brief, it was enough to last a lifetime. Or so Oliver told himself. Two years have passed since Jenny was taken from him, and Oliver truly believes he will never love again. Then one day Marcie - beautiful and mysterious - enters his world . . . and suddenly the future holds a golden new promise. With all the excitement and emotion that made LOVE STORY a worldwide bestseller, here is a stirring romantic novel that sweeps from New York's fashionable East Side to a snowy Christmas in Massachusetts to a shattering moment of truth in exotic Hong Kong - the story of one young man's journey out of sadness and into love.
'An era-defining romance' - Daily Mail He is Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. Opposites in nearly every way. But they fell in love. This is their story. The record-breaking novel of the blockbusting movie, which became the number one box office hit of 1970, was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and was named one of the 100 most romantic films of all time by the American Film Institute. Further praise for LOVE STORY: 'Iconic . . . tissues at the ready!' - My Weekly 'Beautifully written, profoundly moving' - Sunday Express 'A lump forms in the throat and starts growing until it feels like a football coming up sideways. You either fight it or let it out' - New York Times 'We loved it and we think you'll love it too' - Sun 'Incredible . . . A poignant novel of nostalgia and romance' - Washington Post
Oliver Barrett IV, a wealthy jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law . . . Jenny Cavilleri, a sharp-tongued, working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe . . .Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny are kindred spirits from vastly different worlds. Falling deeply and powerfully, their attraction to one another defies everything they have ever believedas they share a passion far greater than anything they dreamed possible . . . and explore the wonder of a love that must end too soon.One of the most adored novels of our time, this is the book that defined a generationa story of uncompromising devotion, of life as it really is . . . and love that changes everything.
Wahrend seines Jurastudiums verliebt sich Oliver in seine freche Kommilitonin Jenny. Er stammt aus einem reichen Elternhaus, sie ist die Tochter armer italienischer Einwanderer. Sein Vater ist strikt gegen die Verbindung, aber Oliver lat sich lieber enterben, als auf seine Jenny zu verzichten. Nach der Hochzeit scheint das junge Gluck perfekt. Doch da schlagt das Schicksal erbarmungslos zu ...Charmant, gefuhlvoll, romantisch. Und wunderschon traurig. Eine der ganz groen Liebesgeschichten!"e;Ein Roman voller Charme und Wehmut, Frohlichkeit und Temperament."e; Welt am Sonntag
The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.
In a grand tour of comic theater over the centuries, Erich Segal traces the evolution of the classical form from its early origins in a misogynistic quip by the sixth-century B.C. Susarion, through countless weddings and happy endings, to the exasperated monosyllables of Samuel Beckett. With fitting wit, profound erudition lightly worn, and instructive examples from the mildly amusing to the uproarious, his book fully illustrates comedy's glorious life cycle from its first breath to its death in the Theater of the Absurd. An exploration of various landmarks in the history of a genre that flourished almost unchanged for two millennia, The Death of Comedy revisits the obscenities and raucous twists of Aristophanes, the neighborly pleasantries of Menander, the tomfoolery and farce of Plautus. Segal shows how the ribaldry of foiled adultery, a staple of Roman comedy, reappears in force on the stages of Restoration England. And he gives us a closer look at the schadenfreude--delight in someone else's misfortune--that marks Machiavelli's and Marlowe's works. At every turn in Segal's analysis--from Shakespeare to Moliere to Shaw--another facet of the comic art emerges, until finally, he argues, the head conquers and the heart dies : Letting the intellect take the lead, Cocteau, Ionesco, and Beckett smother comedy as we know it. The book is a tour de force, a sweeping panorama of the art and history of comedy, as insightful as it is delightful to read.
This book documents the origins of modern comedy by examining the evolution of 'New Comedy', the Greek genre of which the works of Menander are the only surviving example. Earlier authors like Aristophanes wrote in a completely different style: raucous, bawdy, fantastical, and vaudeville. Menander (of whom Plutarch said, 'what other reason would a cultivated man have to go to the theatre?') and his contemporaries presented civilised, urban comedies based on the themes of quiet domestic dramas. The Romans adapted these comedies giving them their own farcical spin. Though they based their comedies on Greek originals, Plautus referred to them as 'barbarian versions'; they were mockeries on Hellenistic themes. Terence, by contrast, is more like Menander, whose plays he followed with some fidelity, but without success. The Romans did not crave realism, they wanted a good laugh and Terence- though he could have done so- refused to pander to their vulgar tastes. Yet he got his revenge. It was Terence who provided the touchstone boy-meets-girl plots which still appear today in various guises on the silver screen. An authoritative Introduction sets the papers, which are by leading experts in their field, in context and explores connections between them thus examining the legacy for modern comedies. All Latin and Greek is translated.