Before We Was We

Author: Mike Barson,Mark Bedford,Chris Foreman,Graham McPherson,Cathal Smyth,Lee Thompson,Dan Woodgate

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753553945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1907

New Foreword by Irvine Welsh. In Before We Was We Madness tell us how they became them. A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope and Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio. In their own words they each look back on shared adventures. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records. Walking in one another's footsteps by day and rising up through the city's exploding pub music scene by night. Before We Was We is irreverent, funny and full of character. Just like them.


Author: al-Ḥarīrī

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479800848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 542

View: 2064

One of the Wall Street Journal's Top 10 Books of the Year Winner, 2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Translation Category Finalist, 2021 PROSE Award, Literature Category Fifty rogue’s tales translated fifty ways An itinerant con man. A gullible eyewitness narrator. Voices spanning continents and centuries. These elements come together in Impostures, a groundbreaking new translation of a celebrated work of Arabic literature. Impostures follows the roguish Abū Zayd al-Sarūjī in his adventures around the medieval Middle East—we encounter him impersonating a preacher, pretending to be blind, and lying to a judge. In every escapade he shows himself to be a brilliant and persuasive wordsmith, composing poetry, palindromes, and riddles on the spot. Award-winning translator Michael Cooperson transforms Arabic wordplay into English wordplay of his own, using fifty different registers of English, from the distinctive literary styles of authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Mark Twain, and Virginia Woolf, to global varieties of English including Cockney rhyming slang, Nigerian English, and Singaporean English. Featuring picaresque adventures and linguistic acrobatics, Impostures brings the spirit of this masterpiece of Arabic literature into English in a dazzling display of translation. An English-only edition.

No More State Greens

Author: Troy Hough


ISBN: 069225806X


Page: 50

View: 2163

G-five grew up in the streets of NYC with the intentions of getting rich but suddenly realizing the path he chose is not what it seems.Back an forth out of the system. Getting shot and almost Kidnapped he has to make a decision...Is this the path he really wants or does it takes for him to go to jail to start using the 5 steps of decision making to get his life back in order.

The Rain and the Fire and the Will of God

Author: Donald Wetzel

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504032683

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 554

Set in the Gulf Coast country of Alabama, The Rain and Fire and the Will of God is told by a fourteen-year-old farm boy and encompasses a brief summer of time in which he gains awareness and maturity.

A Home in the Woods

Author: Howard Johnson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206169

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9180

Recounts the author's pioneer boyhood in Marion County, Indiana.

London Labour and the London Poor

Author: Henry Mayhew

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605207373

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

View: 2573

Assembled from a series of newspaper articles first published in the newspaper Morning Chronicle throughout the 1840s, this exhaustively researched, richly detailed survey of the teeming street denizens of London is a work both of groundbreaking sociology and salacious voyeurism. In an 1850 review of the survey, just prior to its initial book publication, William Makepeace Thackeray called it "tale of terror and wonder" offering "a picture of human life so wonderful, so awful, so piteous and pathetic, so exciting and terrible, that readers of romances own they never read anything like to it." Delving into the world of the London "street-folk"-the buyers and sellers of goods, performers, artisans, laborers and others-this extraordinary work inspired the socially conscious fiction of Charles Dickens in the 19th century as well as the urban fantasy of Neil Gaiman in the late 20th. Volume III explores the lives of: the "destroyers of vermin" street musicians "exhibitors of trained animals" dock laborers cab drivers steamboatmen vagrants and more. English journalist HENRY MAYHEW (1812-1887) was a founder and editor of the satirical magazine Punch.

The Trials of Koli

Author: M. R. Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356513483

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9981

'ENTHRALLING . . . A JOURNEY AS PERILOUS AS IT IS ENLIGHTENING' Guardian on The Book of Koli The journey through M. R. Carey's 'immersive, impeccably rendered world' (Kirkus) continues in The Trials of Koli - the second book of the Rampart trilogy. Koli has been cast from his village and into the strange and deadly forest beyond. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the old times that was there. And if Koli can find it, there may be a way for him to redeem himself - by saving what's left of humanity. Praise for The Trials of Koli: 'This series just gets better and better. Clever, compassionate and genuinely immersive' Joanne Harris 'A broken world that is both marvellously expansive and claustrophobically menacing' Publisher's Weekly 'If you loved M.R. Carey's The Book of Koli, you will love The Trials of Koli just as much, if not more . . . Absorbing, stunning, and emotionally rich' Locus 'This is a bold, unique world - be prepared to be engrossed' SciFiNow Look out for the final novel in the Rampart trilogy: The Fall of Koli

Letters Home to Sarah

Author: Guy C. Taylor

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299291235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 5501

Forgotten for more than a century in an old cardboard box, these are the letters of Guy Carlton Taylor, a farmer who served in the Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War. From March 23, 1864, to July 14, 1865, Taylor wrote 165 letters home to his wife Sarah and their son Charley. From the initial mustering and training of his regiment at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, through the siege of Petersburg in Virginia, General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, and the postwar Grand Review of the Armies parade in Washington, D.C., Taylor conveys in vivid detail his own experiences and emotions and shows himself a keen observer of all that is passing around him. While at war, he contracts measles, pneumonia, and malaria, and he writes about the hospitals, treatments, and sanitary conditions that he and his comrades endured during the war. Amidst the descriptions of soldiering, Taylor’s letters to Sarah are threaded with the concerns of a young married couple separated by war but still coping together with childrearing and financial matters. The letters show, too, Taylor’s transformation from a lonely and somewhat disgruntled infantryman to a thoughtful commentator on the greater ideals of the war. This remarkable trove of letters, which had been left in the attic of Taylor’s former home in Cashton, Wisconsin, was discovered by local historian Kevin Alderson at a household auction. Recognizing them for the treasure they are, Alderson bought the letters and, aided by his wife Patsy, painstakingly transcribed the letters and researched Taylor’s story in Wisconsin and at historical sites of the Civil War. The Aldersons’ preface and notes are augmented by an introduction by Civil War historian Kathryn Shively Meier, and the book includes photographs, maps, and illustrations related to Guy Taylor’s life and letters.