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One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Author : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2003-06-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0060531045

Summary: One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.




Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Author : Gene H. Bell-Villada
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 0195144554

Summary: Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and nonspecialist readers alike, the books in this series provide a wide range of critical and informative commentaries on major texts. Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude is arguably the most important novel in twentieth-century Latin American literature. This Casebook features ten critical articles on García Márquez's great work. Carefully selected from the most important work on the novel over the past three decades, they include pieces by Carlos Fuentes, Iris Zavala, James Higgins, Jean Franco, Michael Wood, and Gene H. Bell-Villada. Among the intriguing aspects of the work discussed are its mythic dimension, its "magical" side, its representations of women, its relationship with past chronicles of exploration and discovery, its portrayals of Western power and imperialism, its astounding diffusion throughout the globe and the media, and its simple truth-telling, its fidelity to the tangled history of Latin America. The book incorporates several theoretical approaches--historical, feminist, postcolonial; the first English translation of Fuentes's renowned, oft-cited, eight page meditation on the work; a general introduction; and a 1982 interview with García Márquez.


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez (Book Analysis)
  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release Date : 2016-10-12
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN Code: 2806279623

Summary: Unlock the more straightforward side of One Hundred Years of Solitude with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which features a family who are cursed to one hundred years of oblivion, isolation and collapse, suffering through death, love and incest until the bitter fall of the village in which they live. The novel has been translated into 37 different languages and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it a landmark novel of the 20th century and one of the most significant Spanish language works of all time. García Márquez is internationally renowned and has received a host of prestigious literary awards, including the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. Find out everything you need to know about One Hundred Years of Solitude in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel García Márquez
  • Author : Philip Swanson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN Code: 0521867495

Summary: Gabriel García Márquez is Latin America's most internationally famous and successful author, and a winner of the Nobel Prize. His oeuvre of great modern novels includes One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His name has become closely associated with Magical Realism, a phenomenon that has been immensely influential in world literature. This Companion includes new and probing readings of all of García Márquez's works, by leading international specialists. His life in Colombia, the context of Latin American history and culture, key themes in his works and their critical reception are explored in detail. Written for students and readers of García Márquez, the Companion is accessible for non-Spanish speakers and features a chronology and a guide to further reading. This insightful and lively book will provide an invaluable framework for the further study and enjoyment of this major figure in world literature.


Ascent to Glory - How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic
  • Author : Álvaro Santana-acuña
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 9780231184328

Summary: Ascent to Glory is a groundbreaking study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment Gabriel García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author's archives, Álvaro Santana-Acuña shows how García Márquez wrote the novel, going beyond the many myths that surround it.


Gabriel García Márquez
  • Author : Bernard McGuirk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-07-31
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN Code: 0521328365

Summary: This volume of essays constitutes a critical reappraisal of a front-rank world author, Gabriel García Márquez. Its principal objective is to reflect the breadth and variety of critical approaches to literature applied to a single corpus of writing; here, the major novels (including Love in the Times of Cholera, 1986) and a selection of his short fiction are considered.


Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Ovid
  • Author : Lorna Robinson
  • Publisher : Tamesis Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN Code: 1855662493

Summary: This book explores the ways in which Ovid's poem, Metamorphoses, and Gabriel García Márquez's novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, use magical devices to construct their literary realities. The study examines in detail the similarities and differences of each author's style and investigates the impact of politics and culture upon the magical and frequently brutal realities the two authors create in their works. Ultimately the book is interested in the use of magical elements by authors in political climates where freedoms are being restricted, and by using magical realism to explore Ovid's Metamorphoses, it is able to illuminate aspects of the regime of emperor Augustus and the world of Ovid and demonstrate their closeness to that of García Márquez's Colombia.BR> Lorna Robinson holds a PhD in Classics from University College London. She is the author of Cave Canem: A Miscellany of Latin Words and Phrases and the essay 'The Golden Age in Metamorphoses' and 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' in A Companion to Magical Realism (Tamesis, 2005).



One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1438114141

Summary: Since its publication in 1967, One Hundred Years of Solitude has sold well over 10 million copies and earned its author, Gabriel Garciacute;a Maacute;rquez, a host of awards-including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. The novel has brought about co


Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Author : Gerald Martin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-04-02
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN Code: 1408831090

Summary: Gabriel García Márquez, author of the modern classic One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, is one of the greatest and most popular writers of the late-twentieth century. As Gerald Martin tells the story of the author's fascinating rise to wealth and international fame, he reveals the tensions in García Márquez's life between celebrity and literary quality, between politics and writing, and between power, solitude and love. Interviewing more than three hundred people including Fidel Castro, Felipe González, Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, the author's large family as well as 'Gabo' himself, Martin immerses himself in García Márquez's world. This at first 'tolerated' and now 'official' biography is as gripping and revealing as the writer's journalism and as complex and involving as any of his fiction.


A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN Code: 1410336387

Summary: A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Author : Regina Janes
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text -- Uses clear, conversational language -- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages -- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era -- Provides an overview of the historical context -- Offers a summary of its critical reception -- Lists primary and secondary sources and index


Magical Realism and the Postcolonial Novel
  • Author : Christopher Warnes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-03-19
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN Code: 0230234437

Summary: This book rethinks the origins and nature of magical realism and provides detailed readings of key novels by Asturias, Carpentier, García Márquez, Rushdie, and Okri. Identifying two different strands of the mode, one characterized by faith, the other by irreverence, Warnes makes available a new vocabulary for the discussion of magical realism.


Ascent to Glory
  • Author : Álvaro Santana-Acuña
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0231545436

Summary: Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seemed destined for obscurity upon its publication in 1967. The little-known author, small publisher, magical style, and setting in a remote Caribbean village were hardly the usual ingredients for success in the literary marketplace. Yet today it ranks among the best-selling books of all time. Translated into dozens of languages, it continues to enter the lives of new readers around the world. How did One Hundred Years of Solitude achieve this unlikely success? And what does its trajectory tell us about how a work of art becomes a classic? Ascent to Glory is a groundbreaking study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author’s archives, Álvaro Santana-Acuña shows how García Márquez wrote the novel, going beyond the many legends that surround it. He unveils the literary ideas and networks that made possible the book’s creation and initial success. Santana-Acuña then follows this novel’s path in more than seventy countries on five continents and explains how thousands of people and organizations have helped it to become a global classic. Shedding new light on the novel’s imagination, production, and reception, Ascent to Glory is an eye-opening book for cultural sociologists and literary historians as well as for fans of García Márquez and One Hundred Years of Solitude.


Study Guide to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Author : Intelligent Education
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 1645421457

Summary: A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for by Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, considered a classic due to its effective use of magical realism and winner of The Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize. As a novel of the mid-twentieth century, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a work of magical realism, which proved to be a bold statement during that time period, as it allowed for Marquez to bend time and reality. Moreover, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a fine example to show the birth of creative writing without limits. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Márquez’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.


The Fragrance of Guava
  • Author : Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza,Gabriel García Márquez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Category: Novelists, Colombian
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN Code: 9780571193264

Summary: In these conversations with a friend and contemporary the Nobel prize-winning Colombian novelist speaks movingly, revealingly and unaffectedly about his family background, his early travels and struggles as a writer, his literary antecedents and his personal artistic concerns. Guided by Mendoza, Maacute;rquez reveals - as transfigured in his work by the power of language - the heat and colour of the Spanish Caribbean, the mythological world of its inhabitants, the exotic mentality of its leaders.


The Saga of Shom and Raima
  • Author : Tapan Ghosh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-16
  • Category:
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN Code: 9789390040001

Summary: "Bombay boy Shom leads a double existence. Suman Bhatia in real life, marital pressures and work responsibilities have pushed him to seek another life as Shom. In this avatar he meets Raima Sengupta in a Facebook chat. When they meet, he discovers that she is much younger, but like him, craving intellectual stimulation and freedom from restrictive social norms.Raima is a victim of a difficult childhood. After losing her father at the age of three, she assumes charge of her ailing mother. Brought up by her maternal aunt, as a teenager she fends off a sexual assault from her lecherous uncle. Now in her 20s, she withstands family pressure to marry since she feels committed to Shom, a married man himself.Both agree that despite the compatibility between them, they must remain faceless tobalance their relationship with social and professional responsibilities. This seems to be the only way out."


Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories
  • Author : Gabriel García Márquez
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: Nobel Prizes
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN Code: 9780140157529

Summary: Erendira accidentally burns down her grandmother's house and is forced to pay her back with the money she earns from prostitution. However, it seems Erendira has a more appropriate way of repaying her. The book's main themes are death, power, love and duty.





The Tea Gardens
  • Author : Fiona McIntosh
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1473566797

Summary: Her journey to India will change everything. The year is 1932, and Dr Isla Fenwick has little interest in marriage, until a reunion with an old friend unexpectedly blossoms into an engagement. But before committing to her new life, Isla is determined to fulfil a long-held promise to practice medicine in India. With her fiancé’s blessing and a promise to return within the year, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There, she immediately clashes with the arrogant and aloof Professor Saxon Vickery. But as they work together to help their patients amid the complexities of 1930s India, a grudging respect evolves into something deeper. And when tragedy leads them both to the tea gardens of Darjeeling, Isla will be forced to decide once and for all where her heart and her loyalties lie. A breathtaking story of love, passion and healing sweeping from the cobbled streets of Brighton to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas.


Charting Memory
  • Author : Stacy N. Beckwith
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN Code: 9780815333258

Summary: The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.


Gabriel García Márquez
  • Author : Rubén Pelayo,Rube ́n Pelayo,Rubén Pelayo Coutiño
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN Code: 9780313312601

Summary: Examines the works of the Columbian author, describing his characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.


Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez
  • Author : Gabriel García Márquez
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 9781578067848

Summary: A nuanced, multifaceted view of Gabriel García Márquez is offered in this collection of interviews that starts with the years of his early phenomenal success and continues through his most recent turn-of-the-century exchanges. Simultaneous.


Gabriel Garcia Márquez'
  • Author : Dorothhee Koch
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2008-05-29
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN Code: 3638055191

Summary: Essay from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: A-, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College (Bread Loaf School of English), course: 20th Century Latin American History, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Garcia Marquez’ novel One Hundred Years of Solitude records the rise and fall of a fictional town called Macondo. Although this town is invented by the author, its foundation, its development and its fall show social and political realities we know from Latin America’s past and Colombia’s history in particular. The Buendìa family, who founded the town and lives in it for six generations throughout the novel, mirrors Colombian reality post Spanish imperialism e.g. the Civil War, the take over of the United Fruit Company of Boston, the massacre of Cienaga etc. All these events can be found in the book and can be related to Latin American history. Since the novel is amazingly rich and breaks narrative linearity through flashbacks and flashforwards, the similarities and the obvious connection between reality and fiction is used as a framework for this paper and lead to the question of whether there is a political message in the book, or not. Using the history of Latin America and the events in the book referring to it, I will prove that there is more that just a critique on the current behaviour of Latin Americans. The use of magical realism concerning time shows that history is circular, it repeats itself if you do not learn through your experiences, if you refuse to progress but stick to the progress of others. This is the mistake, the Buendias commit and this mistake should be conferred to Latin America in order to finally “combat a plague of amnesia.” (Conniff, 167)


Meridian
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Category: English literature
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Category: General fiction
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN Code: 0099842807

Summary: A novel about people, their pleasures, pains and perversions, and money. It is a satire on insanity - a millionaire's private lunacy, the inherited obsessions of a famous family and the collective madness that grips a whole nation. The author's other novels include Slaughterhouse 5.


American Contemporaries
  • Author : Joan Didion,Cormac McCarthy,Toni Morrison,John Updike,Richard Yates
  • Publisher : Everymans Library
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9780307700841

Summary: This collection of beautiful, enduring hardcover editions features modern American masterpieces, including works by Nobel Prize and National Book Award winners. With elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers, these classics are an essential for any home library. Titles included: Beloved by Toni Morrison The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy Rabbit Angstrom by John Updike Revolutionary Road; The Easter Parade; Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion


On the Shoulders of Giants
  • Author : Umberto Eco
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0674240898

Summary: On the Shoulders of Giants collects previously unpublished essays from the last fifteen years of Umberto Eco's life. With humor and erudition, one of the great contemporary thinkers takes on the roots of Western culture, the origin of language, the nature of beauty and ugliness, the imperfections of art, and the lure of mysteries.


The Scandal of the Century
  • Author : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0241444195

Summary: A new collection of journalism from one of the great titans of 20th century literature "I don't want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism," Gabriel García Márquez said in the final years of his life. And while some of his journalistic writings have been made available over the years, this is the first volume to gather a representative selection from across the first four decades of his career--years during which he worked as a full-time, often muckraking, and controversial journalist, even as he penned the fiction that would bring him the Nobel Prize in 1982. Here are the first pieces he wrote while working for newspapers in the coastal Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla . . . his longer, more fictionlike reportage from Paris and Rome . . . his monthly columns for Spain's El País. And while all the work points in style, wit, depth, and passion to his fiction, these fifty pieces are, more than anything, a revelation of the writer working at the profession he believed to be "the best in the world. 'García Márquez always thought of himself as a journalist first and foremost and this brilliant collection goes a long way towards justifying that belief.' Salman Rushdie


Gabriel García Márquez and the Cinema
  • Author : Alessandro Rocco
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 1855662833

Summary: Rocco focuses on Gabriel García Márquez's relations with the world of cinema and gives us the first detailed study of the author's wide-ranging filmography.


If This Be Treason
  • Author : Gregory Rabassa
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN Code: 9780811216654

Summary: This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners.


Studies in Postcolonial Literature
  • Author : M. Q. Khan,Bijay Kumar Das
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN Code: 9788126907632

Summary: Studies In Postcolonial Literature Contains Twenty-Three Papers And Two Interviews With Two Eminent Writers On Different Genres Poetry, Fiction, Short Fiction And Drama Of Postcolonial Literature. It Deals With Literatures In English Outside The Anglo-American Tradition. The Book Focuses On How Postcolonial Literature Assumes An Identity Of Its Own In Spite Of The Writers Drawn From Different Countries With Distinct National Identities. This Is A Very Useful Book For The Students As Well As The Teachers Who Intend To Do An Extensive Study Of Postcolonial Literature.


The Other America
  • Author : J. Michael Dash
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN Code: 9780813917641

Summary: A wide-ranging work that explores two centuries of Caribbean literature from a comparative perspective. While haunted by the need to establish cultural difference and authenticity, Caribbean thought is inherently modernist in its recognition of the interplay between cultures, brought about by centuries of contact, domination, and consent.


The Originals: Crime and Punishment
  • Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN Code: 9352763165

Summary: Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov, a brilliant yet conflicted student lives in a rented room of a run-down apartment in St. Petersburg. Extremely handsome, proud, and intelligent, Raskolnikov devises a peculiar theory about “intelligent” men being above law. To execute his theory, he contemplates committing a crime. He murders a cynical and an unscrupulous pawnbroker named Alyona Ivanovna and her sister Lizaveta. The act compels Raskolnikov to negotiate and reconcile with his own moral dilemmas. Fyodor Dostoevsky’s incisive psychological analysis of his protagonist goes beyond Raskolnikov’s criminal act, and covers his perilous journey from suffering to redemption. First published in The Russian Messenger in monthly instalments during 1866, Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky’s second novel following his return from exile in Siberia, is a powerful revelation of the human condition. Is crime acceptable in the pursuit of a higher purpose?


Design as Art
  • Author : Bruno Munari
  • Publisher : ePenguin
  • Release Date : 2008-09-25
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 9780141035819

Summary: How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as �the new Leonardo�. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children�s books, advertising, cars and chairs � these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.