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Susan Lewis is a British author who has written a novel ‘No Child Mine’. A reading of this book shows she is a fearless and brave author who has presented a novel on the unspoken horrors in this world. The fact that she is one of England’s top selling novelists is another feather in her cap. Susan has published 28 books earlier carving a niche for herself in the world of literature
Published by Madan G Singh 39 months ago in Literature & Classics | +1 votes | 0 comments
Bernard Malamud is an American writer whose father was a Russian Jew. Malamud achieved literary fame in America. His novel ‘The Assistant’ is a book that addresses the problems of America as seen through the eyes of Malamud. The writer in this book examines the American dream, as it appears to an outsider. The American dream of prosperity and what it holds for an emigrant is addressed by Malamud.
Published by Madan G Singh 40 months ago in Literature & Classics | +1 votes | 0 comments
The Richard Burton Diaries reveal Burton as a very intelligent man. Readers will be particularly interested in his account of his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor. The diaries make interesting reading. Perhaps at times Burton must have been aware that whatever he wrote would be read by people all over the world for posterity after his death. Would that have colored some of what he wrote?
Published by Madan G Singh 40 months ago in Literature & Classics | +1 votes | 0 comments
“The Highway Rat” is an adventure story for children. Generally children love tales of adventure and this book will not disappoint them. The hero of the story is a greedy rat who is keen to rob food from other animals. Thus the rat grasps food from a simple rabbit, a carefree squirrel as well as a group of ants. Julia goes on to describe how the rat lures an innocent duck and robs the poor bird of its food.
Published by Madan G Singh 41 months ago in Literature & Classics | +2 votes | 0 comments
Etymology is defined as ˜'History of a word'. A further derivative of this word is Folk Etymology. It means a foreign or unfamiliar word which is adapted to a more familiar form through usage in a language. Folk Etymology in English language is an ongoing process that is prevalent for the last 1000 years
Published by Madan G Singh 41 months ago in Literature & Classics | +2 votes | 0 comments
The character of Bradley Pearson has the same initials as the Black prince, B.P. Hamlet is the Black Prince and he faced tragedy, so does Bradley. Murdoch has created a character that is deeply emotional and philosophical. The character created by Iris Murdoch is a part of great literature and is deeply philosophical. He brings out the sexual nature of man
Published by Madan G Singh 41 months ago in Literature & Classics | +1 votes | 0 comments
Jamaica Kincaid is an American author who was born in Antigua. Her novel Annie John written in 1985 tells the story of a young girl who grows to young womanhood. The novel chronicles the life of Annie John from the age of ten to seventeen, when the girl proceeds to England for a course in nursing.
Published by Madan G Singh 41 months ago in Literature & Classics | +1 votes | 1 comments
Jamaica Kincaid is an American author who was born in Antigua. Her novel Annie John written in 1985 tells the story of a young girl who grows to young womanhood. The novel chronicles the life of Annie John from the age of ten to seventeen, when the girl proceeds to England for a course in nursing.
Published by Madan G Singh 41 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Merchant of Venice is a play both about love and hate. Shakespeare projects these emotions through the Jewish and Christian characters and the settings for the play, Belmont and Venice. Love and Hate are the backbone of the play and collectively they form the dominant theme. Shakespeare thus reveals himself as a master of human emotion
Published by Madan G Singh 42 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
Rushdie's book 'Satanic Verses' title was not understood. The word Verses in the book title when translated into Arabic was translated as Ayat. This term is used by Muslims only to refer to the Koran. Thus many Muslims who read the title felt that Rushdie was referring to the entire Koran as the Satanic Verses, which was not the case
Published by Madan G Singh 42 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Merchant of Venice is a play both about love and hate. Shakespeare projects these emotions through the Jewish and Christian characters and the settings for the play, Belmont and Venice. Love and Hate are the backbone of the play and collectively they form the dominant theme.Shakespeare thus proves he is a master of human emotions and their presentation on the stage.
Published by Madan G Singh 43 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
A teenager walks home late one night after missing the last bus, when on a lonely road he is run over by a drunk driver and killed. The driver, not planning to bother with any consequences of his deed, moves the body and wipes out all traces of the accident. The killer-driver's life goes on, and he even has a new love interest. But then, he receives a letter from a blackmailer who claims to know what he did and will make it known unless our drunk driver gives him a bag of money.
Published by Inforead 45 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
When Pippa made it known that she is planning a book about everything she had learned from her family's party supplies enterprize, Party Pieces, publishers jumped at the opportunity to sign a contract with her. Michael Joseph, a division of Penguin, offered Pippa an advance quite high especially for somebody who isn't an established writer. There was also plans for two more books to follow after the first. Pippa's family connection to the Royals may have been the appeal that got her the...
Published by Inforead 45 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
"Vuilspel" (Fowl Play) is Bettina Wyngaard's second novel, recently released onto shop shelves. It features her favorite theme, the rights of women. Bettina knows there will definitely be people who wouldn't read Vuilspel, as it features a heavy theme, violence against women. More specifically, the plot revolves around a corrective rape (rape of a lesbian in order to "fix" her by showing her what men could offer), something found mostly in black and coloured communities. Although Bettina a...
Published by Inforead 45 months ago in Literature & Classics | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Perfumed Garden is a book that emphasizes the sexual nature of the Human mind. The book written by Sheikh Nefzawi gives good sexual advice and at the same time illustrates the Sheikhs ideas through a series of tales that are interspersed throughout the book. The tales are erotic and one is hard put to explain how so licentious a book has come from a Muslim area.
Published by Madan G Singh 47 months ago in Literature & Classics | +1 votes | 0 comments
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