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The Book of My Enemy

By Clive James
  • Book ID : 1509832424
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 464
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reads : 710
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-my-enemy.pdf

Book Summary:

‘If you are vacillating over whether a couple of bottles of pinot blanc might, in the short run, prove more fun than a poetry book, then just flick to the first page and the title poem of this volume. James writes with exquisite perception and surgical precision; he is a poet of powerful argument and emotional force’ – The Times. The reputation of Clive James as a poet was slow to form, perhaps because he was too famous as a star journalist and television entertainer. There was also the drawback that his poetry was so entertaining it was hard for many critics to take seriously. But after the notoriety achieved by a single self-satirizing poem, The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered, one of the most anthologized poems of recent times, James’s poetic output became impossible to ignore, and his 1985 collection Other Passports was greeted with praise for its thematic scope and technical accomplishment, even by critics who still doubted his seriousness. Since then, James emerged unarguably as one of the most prominent poets of his generation – and The Book of My Enemy (which includes Other Passports) shows why. His other poetry collections include Collected Poems, Angels Over Elsinore and Sentenced to Life.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307797376
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 435
  • File Pdf: shadow-and-act.pdf

Book Summary:

With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem−"the scene and symbol of the Negro's perpetual alienation in the land of his birth." Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man. On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers thirty years after it was first published.

Children of Light

By Robert Stone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307814173
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 584
  • File Pdf: children-of-light.pdf

Book Summary:

By "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" (The New York Review of Books), Children of Light is a searing, indelible love story of two ravaged spirits, played out under the merciless, magnifying prism of Hollywood. Gordon Walker, screenwriter and actor, has systematically ruined his family and his health with cocaine and alcohol. Lee Verger is an actress of uncommon and unfulfilled promise, whom Gordon has known since the days when they were both young and fearless, and whose New Orleans childhood has left her with a tenuous hold on sanity. During the shooting of a film on the Pacific coast of Mexico, they resume a ritual struggle in which their desperate love for each other will either save or destroy them.

International Who's Who in Poetry 2005

By Europa Publications
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135355193
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 171
  • File Pdf: international-who-s-who-in-poetry-2005.pdf

Book Summary:

The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

The Fire Next Time

By James Baldwin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0804149720
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 792
  • File Pdf: the-fire-next-time.pdf

Book Summary:

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. "Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.

Indian English Literature

By KRISHNA SHARMA
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Krishna Kumar Sharma
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 796
  • File Pdf: indian-english-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

This book has been designed to help the students who want to crack the exams like NET JRF, SET SLET, TGT PGT, etc. It contains several writers and their important works in detail that is useful and exam-oriented. Once you read it, you will recommend this book to others, this is expected.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

By Wenying Xu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 081087394X
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 575
  • File Pdf: historical-dictionary-of-asian-american-literature-and-theater.pdf

Book Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.

Dictionary of Literature in English

By Neil King,Sarah King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135979375
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 777
  • File Pdf: dictionary-of-literature-in-english.pdf

Book Summary:

This dictionary is a guide to the key authors, concepts, and terms used in the study of literature written in English. Each entry begins with a straightforward definition, and is followed by explanation and examples. Each writer is defined by type, significant preoccupation and/or style, and a selection of notable works. There are a number of entries on writers in a foreign language who have had a major influence on literature in English. One of the most important uses of this book is as a cross-referencing tool. Italicized cross-referenced entries form an interrelated web, presenting a unified overall picture of particular areas of interest.

G.

By John Berger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307794237
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 699
  • File Pdf: g.pdf

Book Summary:

In this luminous novel -- winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize -- John Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the Don Juan's success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their moments with him. All of this Berger sets against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi and the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War, and the first flight across the Alps, making G. a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in history's private moments.

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

By Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 019251850X
  • Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 443
  • File Pdf: a-dictionary-of-writers-and-their-works.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

The Fall

By Albert Camus
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 030782781X
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 296
  • File Pdf: the-fall.pdf

Book Summary:

Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.