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A Lifetime S Reading

Author : Philip Ward
ISBN : UOM:39015008241302
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A Lifetime S Reading

Author : Philip Ward
ISBN : 0812862325
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Offers a guide to five hundred of the world's greatest books available in English, including a variety of literary masterpieces representing a multitude of languages and cultures
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A Lifetime S Reading

Author : Don William Cruickshank
ISBN : UOM:39015051279605
Genre : Literary Criticism
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These essays and one poem are published to honor Patrick Gallagher, long-time professor of Spanish at University College Dublin. Ten of the essays deal with twentieth-century literature, the others on medieval historiography, classical authors of the
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On The Move

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9781447265450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, as well as with a group of patients who would define his life, it becomes clear that Sacks's earnest desire for engagement has occasioned unexpected encounters and travels - sending him through bars and alleys, over oceans, and across continents. With unbridled honesty and humour, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions - bodybuilding, weightlifting, and swimming - also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, his bond with his schizophrenic brother, and the writers and scientists - Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick - who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer - and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.
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Bad Form

Author : Kent Puckett
ISBN : 9780199948536
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Bad Form argues that the social mistake - the blunder, the gaffe, the faux pas - is crucial to the structure of the nineteenth-century novel.
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Culture In A Post Secular Context

Author : Alan Thomson
ISBN : 9780227174678
Genre : Religion
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Culture in a Post-Secular Context' pursues the goal of generating specifically Christian understandings of culture to guide theological scholarship.
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A Companion To Thomas Hardy

Author : Keith Wilson
ISBN : 9781405156684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one–volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy′s major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world′s leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy′s work in the context of the major intellectual and socio–cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers
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The Gladstone Diaries

Author : William E. Gladstone
ISBN : 0198213700
Genre : History
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German Speaking Exiles In Great Britain

Author : Anthony Grenville
ISBN : 9042013737
Genre : History
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The Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies was founded in 1995, basing itself at the Institute of Germanic Studies of the University of London. Professor J.M. Ritchie became Chairman of the Research Centre, whose members are Dr Charmian Brinson, Professor Richard Dove, Dr Marian Malet, Dr Jennifer Taylor and Professor Ian Wallace, with Dr Anthony Grenville as Honorary Secretary.The aim of the Research Centre is to promote research in the field of German-speaking exiles in Great Britain. To this end it organises conferences and publishes their proceedings, holds research seminars, and publishes its own Yearbook. Its members cooperate in the writing of scholarly studies, including a book about the German-speaking refugees from Hitler in Britain, Home from Home?, and a study of the Austrian Centre in London, 1939-47. Though the Research Centre has primarily concerned itself with the German-speaking refugees from Nazism in Britain, it aims to extend its scope to include German-speaking exiles of other periods and comparable groups such as the Czech refugees from Hitler or Italian anti-Fascists. Given its location near the heart of the principal centre of settlement of the refugees from Germany, the Research Centre readily provides advice and useful contacts to scholars and postgraduates working in the field.
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