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Black Mischief

Author : Evelyn Waugh
ISBN : 0316926094
Genre : Fiction
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""Black Mischief, " Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom. Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala, " the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies, and a good deal more mischief.
Category: Fiction

Black Mischief

Author : David Berlinski
ISBN : UCAL:B4486916
Genre : Science
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Examines modern scientific research, looks at how personalities shape science, and argues that outmoded theories are still influential
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Black Mischief

Author : Evelyn Waugh
ISBN : 1857152654
Genre : English fiction
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Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may, in a moment of weakness, make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs Algernon Stitch, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African republic of Ishmaelia. Here begins Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and his brilliant satire on Fleet Street and its relentless and hectic pursuit of hot news.
Category: English fiction

Vile Bodies

Author : Evelyn Waugh
ISBN : OCLC:1152936036
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A Handful Of Mischief

Author : Donat Gallagher
ISBN : 9781611470482
Genre : Literary Collections
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Essays originally presented at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference, held at Hertford College, Oxford, Sept. 24-27, 2003.
Category: Literary Collections

Modernism And Colonialism

Author : Richard Begam
ISBN : 0822340380
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in Modernism and Colonialism offer revisionary accounts of major British and Irish literary modernists relation to colonialism.
Category: Literary Criticism

American Aberdeen Angus Herd Book

Author : American Angus Association
ISBN : CORNELL:31924078846361
Genre : Aberdeen-Angus cattle
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Dark Tales Of Mischief

Author : Laurence C. Hatch
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Adventures of a young gang of English lads running loose in the 19th century countryside, striving to survive and prosper from a life of crime.
Category: Fiction

Evelyn Waugh

Author : Margaret Morriss
ISBN : UOM:39015010400623
Genre : Reference
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White On Black

Author : John Cullen Gruesser
ISBN : UOM:39015029169540
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For white readers and writers, Africa was long the Dark Continent, land of Tarzan and of Kurtz. In White on Black, John Gruesser delineates shifts in the perception and portrayal of Africa over the past half-century. By the beginning of the twentieth century, three traditions of writing about Africa had been firmly established: the political assessment, the expatriate, and the fantasy traditions. Non-black fiction and travel writing about the continent since World War II comprises three generations that descend directly from these traditions and a fourth category that deliberately avoids them. After World War II, writers such as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Saul Bellow largely ignored the political changes occurring in the twilight of colonialism. These authors exhibited little deviation from the traditions that reached their acme as much as 60 years earlier in the works of Winston Churchill, Joseph Conrad, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. By the 1970s, V. S. Naipaul, Paul Theroux, and John Updike were more openly political than their predecessors, but their works for the most part represented adjustments to postcolonial conditions. Gruesser gives the first extended critical attention accorded in print to the work of writers of the 1980s, including J. G. Ballard, Maria Thomas, Helen Winternitz, and Jonathan Raban. These writers consciously acknowledged and actively worked to subvert established traditions. More recent novels by William Boyd, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Peter Dickinson, and William Duggan have gone further, focusing on the anomalies in the West's relationship with Africa and indicating an awareness that in order to render Africa more accurately, history itself must be rewritten.
Category: Literary Criticism

Picturesque Prison

Author : Jeffrey Heath
ISBN : 9780773560888
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study of the life and works of Evelyn Waugh traces the novelist's pursuit of his vocation and his long retreat from a world which he came to regard as a spiritual dungeon. Jeffrey Heath explores the paradoxical elements in Waugh's career: his quest for a refuge itself proved to be a prison and his devotion to the Augustan graces was accompanied by a lasting attraction to a Dionysiac age without restratint. The deep cleft in Waugh's nature imbued his art with the characteristic quirky complexity which has fascinated many readers, but it left him a choleric and melancholy man who never fully accepted his calling as a writer.
Category: Literary Criticism