By Barbara Quick
Alessandra is desirous to escape.
Desperate to flee her stepmother, who's locked her away for a yr; to flee the cloister that awaits her and the wedding plans which were made for her; to flee the expectancies that restrict her and each different woman in fourteenth-century Italy. There's no tolerance in her quiet village for Alessandra and her willing intelligence and unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her goals, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled in basic terms via the hazards she faces. Disguised and on my own in a urban of spies and students, Alessandra will discover a love she couldn't foresee -- and an everlasting fame.
In this beautiful imagining of the centuries-old tale of Alessandra Giliani, the world's first lady anatomist, acclaimed novelist Barbara speedy offers readers the drama, romance, and wealthy old aspect for which she is named she shines a mild on an unforgotten -- and unforgettable -- heroine.
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163 . Grosz, Einstein und Heartfield 69 John Heartfield, Berliner Redensart, Fotomontage fUr Kurt Tucholsky, Deutschland, Deutschland iiber alles, Berlin 1929, S. 176.
In: Grosz, Berlin - New York, S. 186. Vgl. dazu George Grosz, Lustmord in der Ackerstral3e (1916117), Feder, Tusche, 35,6 x 27,5 cm, Abb. in: Grosz, Berlin - New York, S. 392. Der Liebesbetrieb von heute. 1924, und George Grosz unter Anklage. 1924 (Hervorhebungen jeweils im Original), zit. nach Rosamunde Neugebauer Grafin von der Schulenburg, George Grosz. Macht und Ohnmacht satirischer Kunst, Berlin 1993, S. 109. Neugebauer stellt Grosz' Graphikfolgen "Gott mit uns", "Ecce homo" und "Hintergrund" in das Spannungsverhaltnis von "moralisierender" und "zynischer Satire".
Schwellig. " - und noch mehr. Einc Nachbetrachtung [Beilage zum I. 7. ,S. 19. 38 Satire in der Publizistik der Weimarer Republik ehemals mondane Frau wird ersetzt durch das langzopfige Madchen, die kommende Mutter des "Dritten Reichs". Der unbotmal3ige Kladderadatsch dient sich dem neuen Regime an. Er unterlegt Text und Bilder mit faschistischer Ideologie. Hier zielt Satire nur zu eindeutig auf Unterstiitzung und Verbreitung nationalsozialistischen Gedankenguts. Damit konterkariert diese Spielart satirischer Kommentierung ihre eigentliche Bestimmung: Kritik zu artikulieren.