Category : Fiction
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121012046
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Language : en
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A young man of privileged upbringing leaves his home in the prosperous north of his island nation to teach in the devastated south, where a civil war festers. Over the course of several months, in which he befriends many of the town's people and becomes teacher not only to the town's children but to the enlisted men of the local army station, he loses his faith in and hope for the future. The Unyielding Clamour of the Night is a sympathetic novel that enters the mind and soul of a character to reveal the brutal and lasting affects of acts of violence, and how violence only begets violence.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN : 9781596919716
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Language : en
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A mesmerizing novel about the brutal and lasting effects of poverty and violence. Arun, a young man of privileged background, leaves his home in the prosperous north of his Southeast Asian island nation to teach in the devastated south, where a civil war between the military and rebel insurgents profoundly affects daily life. Idealistic and driven by a need to give meaning to his life, Arun relinquishes the trappings of wealth to dedicate himself to improving the lot of the "2 percenters," as the country's southern population is called. Over the course of several months he befriends some of the local people-Jaisaram, the local butcher, and his daughter Anjani, who reads to her father from romance novels; Kumarsingh, a "go-getting" entrepreneur; Seth, an American-trained army captain stationed at the local base; and various pupils. In Omeara, however, nothing is as it seems; everyone has secrets and truth is elusive. At the village school, attendance is meager and irregular. The only students who attend are those who, damaged by the conflict, are incapable of working in the fields. Surrounded by poverty and the constant threat of violence, Arun's optimism is eventually depleted and frustration with educating the village's schoolchildren overwhelms him. When violence finally touches him personally, he is forced to confront basic truths about his friends, his family, his country and, most wrenchingly, himself.

Category : Ethnicity
Editor : Penguin Books Canada
ISBN : 0141006765
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Since he immigrated to Canada almost three decades ago, Neil Bissoondath has consistently refused the role of the ethnic, and sought to avoid the burden of hyphenation - a burden that would label him as an East Indian-Trinidadian-Canadian living in Quebec. Bissoondath argues that the policy of multiculturalism, with its emphasis on the former or ancestral homeland and its insistence that There is more important than Here, discourages the full loyalty of Canada's citizens. Through the 1971 Multiculturalism Act, Canada has sought to order its population into a cultural mosaic of diversity and tolerance. Seeking to preserve the heritage of Canada's many peoples, the policy nevertheless creates unease on many levels, transforming people into political tools and turning historical distinctions into stereotyped commodities. It encourages exoticism, highlighting the differences that divide Canadians rather than the similarities that unite them. Selling Illusions is Neil Bissoondath's personal exploration of a politically motivated public policy with profound private ramifications - a policy flawed from its inception but nonetheless implemented with unmatched zeal.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781405192446
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Language : en
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This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : The Porcupine's Quill
ISBN : 088984285X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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W. J. Keith has chosen to ignore utterly both the `popular' at the one extreme (Robert Service, Lucy Maud Montgomery) as well as the `avant-garde' at the other (bpnichol, Anne Carson) in favour of those authors whose style lends itself to the simple pleasure of reading, and to that end Keith dedicates his history to `all those -- including those of the general reading public whose endangered status is much lamented -- who recognize and celebrate the dance of words.'

Category : History
Editor : Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN : 9788184305807
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Language : en
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The present book is a collection of writeups contributed by various eminent artists and art critics on different kinds of art tetechniques. This book was first published in the year 1826.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN : 9781443861229
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Language : en
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These selected essays on Canadian, Australian and New Zealand literatures often, although not always, consider individual texts and literary authors within the post-colonial paradigm. They discuss some of the most prominent, mostly contemporary literary authors in these genres, including, for example, Margaret Atwood, C. K. Stead, Christopher Koch, David Malouf, Richard Flanagan, Andrew Riemer, Ouyang Yu, A. D. Hope, Teju Cole from the USA, and others. Several studies focus on significant issues in recent diasporic and transcultural writing in English, including the specific Slovenian literary production, while some of the essays examine the literary representations of a country in a particular national collective consciousness.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : Broadview Press
ISBN : 9781551119779
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Language : en
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Concert of Voices combines poetry, fiction, drama, and essays in an anthology of world literature in English. This second edition preserves the first edition’s breadth and its balance of established and less widely known authors, while including a large selection of exciting new material. Biographical information and explanatory notes have been updated and expanded, and new pieces by Cyril Dabydeen, Vikram Seth, Wole Soyinka, Pauline Johnson, Rudy Wiebe, and many other authors have been added.

Category : History
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781538111468
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Language : en
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Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Category : Fiction
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ISBN : IND:30000100264039
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Language : en
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"Marks the end of a seventy-year-old man's independent life. Alistair Mackenzie, widower, father, grandfather, retired professor, lover of Dickens and good sherry is forced to move in with his daughter and her family, bringing with him only a few medals, pajamas that still bear the smell of smoke, and memory, that territory, alien and untrustworthy, unfailingly inhabited by a familiar stranger."--Jacket.