A Sort of Life

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'.

Another Sort of Life

Author: John Calvert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465326383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 585

Spurred by boredom and maybe a touch of mid-life crisis, a political science professor quits the security of academic life and with just the cash in his pocket, a worn-out station wagon and a cargo of books hits the road in search of something different. economy and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. His new colleagues include neer-do-wells, zanies, bohemians, underachievers, and people temporarily or permanently down on their luck. He joins the new poor an unprecedented class of downwardly mobile people for whom university degrees, diligence, and doing everything right have lost their force and he becomes himself a misfit who cant, or wont, hang onto a job. During his travels he makes a catch-as-catch-can living as an adjunct professor, a field worker, a department store clerk, a civil servant, a door-to-door salesman, a janitor, a car washer, a day laborer, even a seller of blood his own. This is a close-up view of the dark (and now largely neglected) side of the 1980s, also of a subculture which lives just below the surface of middle-class American life and which shares neither in its affluence nor its aspirations. Its a fouryear stroll on the wrong side of the tracks, a tale reminiscent of George Orwells Down and Out in Paris and London, yet leavened with a dash of humor.

The Works of Graham Greene

Author: Jon Wise,Mike Hill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441199950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 7921

A complete and up-to-date reference guide to the published writings of Graham Greene, from his literary writings to published letters and interviews.

The Confidential Agent

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020487

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 383

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN ‘In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety’ William Golding In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a government agent, D is a scarred stranger in England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted man, tormented by allegiances, doubts and love.

Letters, Volume 2 (83–130)

Author: N.A

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813215594

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 807

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Drama

Page: 3019

View: 3787

This meticulously edited Oscar Wilde collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Plays: Vera The Duchess of Padua Lady Windermere's Fan A Woman of No Importance Salomé Salome (English Version) An Ideal Husband The Importance of Being Earnest La Sainte Courtisane A Florentine Tragedy For Love of the King Novel: The Picture of Dorian Gray (The Original Version) The Picture of Dorian Gray (The Revised 20 Chapter Version) Short Stories: The Portrait of Mr. W. H. The Happy Prince and Other Tales: The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Selfish Giant The Remarkable Rocket A House of Pomegranates: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and His Soul The Star-Child Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime The Canterville Ghost The Sphinx Without a Secret The Model Millionaire Poetry: Ravenna Hélas! Eleutheria Sonnet to Liberty Ave Imperatrix Louis Napoleon. Quantum Mutata Libertatis Sacra Fames Theoretikos The Garden of Eros Rosa Mystica The Burden of Itys Wind Flowers Impression du Matin Magdalen Walks Athanasia Serenade Endymion La Bella Donna della Mia Mente Chanson Charmides Flowers of Gold The Sphinx The Ballad of Reading Gaol… Essays & Lectures: Intentions The Decay of Lying The Critic as Artist Pen, Pencil, and Poison The Truth of Masks The Rise of Historical Criticism The English Renaissance of Art House Decoration Art and the Handicraftsman Lecture to Art Students London Models Poems in Prose The Soul of Man under Socialism Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated De Profundis Impressions of America… Literary Reviews: Dinners and Dishes A Modern Epic Shakespeare on Scenery A Bevy of Poets Parnassus versus Philology… Other Works: Aphorisms Des Grieux (Prelude to Teleny) Teleny Letters: Letters to the Daily Chronicle Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life Letters on Dorian Gray Letters to Robert Ross Oscar Wilde, His life and Confessions – Biography by Frank Harris

The War of The Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: NS English

ISBN: 8542816765

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5895

First published in 1898, "The War of the Worlds" terri¬fied and entertained many generations of readers. The audacious portrayal of aliens landing on Earth alongside the themes of interplanetary imperialism, technological holocaust, and, finally, chaos itself provoked a collective hysteria when it was adapted for radio show by Orson Welles in 1938 and it is now an indispensable book for any science fiction fan. Brilliantly imagined, visionary, and with a bit of goosebumps, this novel is a profound impact on our discussed loneliness in the world. *** The ns_english collection features literary classics in their original language, putting the reader in direct contact with the words – and the legacy – of the greatest names of the world literature. Here you will find the integral text in English, enabling new interpretations, insights, and studies of works that have helped weave the history of the world – and that will be forever in our memories.

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II

Author: John J. McDermott

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823282805

Category: Philosophy

Page: 612

View: 5452

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce’s thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce’s thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.