England Your England

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241315712
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre: Literary Collections

'England is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts. Still, it is a family.' 'England Your England' is one of the most compelling and insightful portraits of the nation ever written. Shot through with Orwell's deeply felt sense of patriotism and love for his homeland, the essay is at the same time unfailingly clear-eyed about the nation's failings: entrenched social inequality, a dishonest press and a class system that only works for those at the top. Written during the Second World War, as the bombs were falling on England, the essay today speaks to the nation's current moment of crisis just as urgently as it did in Orwell's own time. It is a crucial read for anyone who wants to understand who we are, and where we've come from.

The Lion and the Unicorn

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241315699
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Literary Collections

George Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change. The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline of his belief in socialism, patriotism and an English revolution. His fullest political statement, it has been described as 'one of the most moving and incisive portraits of the English character' and is as relevant now as it ever has been.

Nairn s London

Author: Ian Nairn
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141396163
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Genre: Travel

TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR and OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 'This book is a record of what has moved me between Uxbridge and Dagenham. My hope is that it moves you, too.' Nairn's London is an idiosyncratic, poetic and intensely subjective meditation on a city and its buildings. Including railway stations, synagogues, abandoned gasworks, dock cranes, suburban gardens, East End markets, Hawksmoor churches, a Gothic cinema and twenty-seven different pubs, it is a portrait of the soul of a place, from a writer of genius.

Farewell Song Modern Classics

Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143414032
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre:

Rabindranath Tagore reinvented the Bengali novel with Farewell Song, blurring the lines between prose and poetry and creating an effervescent blend of romance and satire. Through Amit and Labanya and a brilliantly etched social milieu, the novel addresses contemporary debates about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ writing, the nature of love and conjugality, and the influence of Western culture on Bengali society. Set against the idyllic backdrop of Shillong and the mannered world of elite Calcutta society, this sparkling novel expresses the complex vision and the mastery of style that characterized Tagore’s later works. Tagore was not only an immensely versatile poet; he was also a great short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, and composer of songsAmartya Sen

The King s English

Author: Kingsley Amis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141961910
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The King's English is Kingsley Amis's authoritative and witty guide to the use and abuse of the English language. A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, Amis provides indispensable advice about the linguistic blunders and barbarities that lie in wait for us, from danglers, four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit. If you have ever wondered whether it's acceptable to start a sentence with 'and', to boldly split an infinitive, or to cross your sevens in the French style, Amis has the answer - or a trenchant opinion. By turns reflective, acerbic and provocative, The King's English is for anyone who cares about how the English language is used. With a new introduction by Kingsley Amis's son, the novelist Martin Amis.

Thinking English Translation

Author: Stella Cragie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351859189
Release Date: 2017-11-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Thinking English Translation is a practical guide to analysing and translating English source texts. Section I focuses on pre-translation analysis where students are guided to consider the features of a variety of English texts and the various implications for translation into other languages. Section II examines language variety in English in more detail and provides strategies for dealing with translation challenges in a wide range of text types. Thinking English Translation gives students a framework for a better understanding of how to approach source texts in order to tackle translation assignments, whether in class or in the workplace, with confidence. Stella Cragie a Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, and former Principal Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster, is now a freelance translator. Ann Pattison is a former Senior Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster and now works as a freelance translator, editor and writer.

The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson His Music His Persona and His Artistic Afterlife

Author: Elizabeth Amisu
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440838651
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Social Science

An essential companion to Michael Jackson's music, films, and books, this work offers 21 original, academic essays on all things Jackson—from film, music, and dance to fashion, culture, and literature. • Takes a sophisticated, academic approach to understanding Jackson's art and life, providing insights into his entire body of work from a perspective never before available outside of music/culture journals • Concentrates on aspects of Jackson's art that have not previously been researched, such as his use of costumes and clothing, his poetry, and his function as an auteur • Includes a section focused on Jackson's posthumous work and representation • Connects with the study of literature, especially early modern English writings and, perhaps surprisingly, the works of William Shakespeare

Ararat

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131528791
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Armenian literature


Unisa English Studies

Author: University of South Africa. Dept. of English
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015067443815
Release Date: 1975
Genre: English literature


The Sense of Style

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698170308
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

Modern Age

Author: Russell Kirk
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015068995755
Release Date: 2001
Genre: International relations


Your Face Tomorrow Volume 1

Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241288900
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Fiction

'Your Face Tomorrow is already being compared with Proust and rightly so' Observer 'One of contemporary literature's major works ... you have to open this book' Ali Smith 'I am myself my own fever and pain' Jacques Deza has been told he has a gift: he can see through people; guess just from their faces what will become of them. When he encounters the enigmatic Bertram Tupra at a party, Deza is persuaded to join a mysterious underground group. His task: to observe an assortment of people - politicians, celebrities, seemingly ordinary citizens - and predict their next move. But where will Deza's descent into this twilight world eventually take him? The first part of Javier Marias' masterly trilogy asks how well we truly know and understand those around us. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa