BRIDESHEAD ABBREVIATED

Download Brideshead Abbreviated ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Brideshead Abbreviated book pdf for free now.

Brideshead Abbreviated

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781409061748
Genre : Humor
File Size : 44.44 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 651
Read : 1274

John Crace's 'Digested Read' column in the Guardian has rightly acquired a cult following. Each week fans avidly devour his latest razor-sharp literary assassination, while authors turn tremblingly to the appropriate page of the review section, fearful that it may be their turn to be mercilessly sent up. Now he turns his critical eye on the classics of the last century, offering bite-sized pastiches of everything from Mrs Dalloway to Trainspotting via Lolita and The Great Gatsby. Those who have never quite got around to reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man will be delighted to find its essence distilled into a handful of paragraphs. Those who have never really enjoyed Lord of the Flies will be pleased to find it hilariously parodied in an easily swallowable 982 words. And those who find all such works a little highbrow will be relieved to discover, between the covers of this book, John Crace's take on the likes of Ian Fleming, P. G. Wodehouse and the Highway Code. Witty and sharp, this is essential reading both for those who genuinely love literature and for those who merely want to appear ridiculously well read.
Category: Humor

The Digested 21st Century

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 1780338589
Genre : English literature
File Size : 53.78 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 574
Read : 1176

John Crace's Digested Read first appeared in in February 2000 and has been running ever since. Each week Crace reduces a new book - anything from a Booker Prize winner to a Nigella cookery book is fair game - to 700 words in a parody of the plot, style, dialogue and themes. Or lack of them. The Digested Read has not just become an institution for readers; it is read and enjoyed by publishers and authors too. So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far.
Category: English literature

Harry S Games

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781780339122
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 79.50 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 618
Read : 1206

Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next England manager? How can one man have two such diametrically opposed and incompatible career trajectories? Does the longing to have an English manager in charge of the national side warp people's thinking?' To Portsmouth fans, Redknapp was the man who walked on water and won them an FA Cup. To Southampton fans, he is still the devil incarnate who had them relegated before jumping ship to their arch rivals. Spurs fans aren't sure what he is, bit don't care as long as he keeps the team together and winning. Sometimes he's the Messiah, at others the clown. Whoever he is, Crace is determined to find out.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Digested Twenty First Century

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781780339085
Genre : Humor
File Size : 30.5 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 747
Read : 158

John Crace's Digested Read first appeared in in February 2000 and has been running ever since. Each week Crace reduces a new book – anything from a Booker Prize winner to a Nigella cookery book is fair game – to 700 words in a parody of the plot, style, dialogue and themes. Or lack of them. The Digested Read has not just become an institution for readers; it is read and enjoyed by publishers and authors too. So long as it is not their book being digested. A few years ago Crace wrote Brideshead Abbreviated, A Digested Read of the 20th Century. This is the 21st Century. So far.
Category: Humor

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781473509672
Genre : Humor
File Size : 76.83 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 885
Read : 824

Exactly a week after the general election, two men – ‘Call me Dave’ and ‘Call me Nick’ – walked side by side into the rose garden of No. 10 Downing Street to give their first press-conference as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, looking for all the world like men in love. It was a romance in which people wanted to believe. But it was also one that people couldn't help but mistrust. Most unnerving, however, was the sense that they both couldn't quite believe their luck. Cameron: I can't believe it. All those people out there just for us ... Clegg: I know. It's mad, isn't it? I have to keep pinching myself as well. Cameron: Go on say it again ... Clegg: What? Cameron: Call me Prime Minister ... The storms the Dave and Nick partnership would have to face (same sex marriage, plebgate, triple dip recession, riots ...) were then unclear. Now, almost five years on, this up-to-the-minute portrait of Westminster and the forthcoming General Election exposes the realities of the Coalition, while offering an indispensible guide to a half-decade of madness: · * Foreign Policy - The new 'special relationship' - William Hague and Angelina Jolie · * The Economy - Osborne finally cracks it: boom in London; bust everywhere else. · * Immigration - should the entire population of Bulgaria pick strawberries for us? · * The Opposition - how Labour got the wrong Miliband. Includes: * UKIP, PPI, ISIS and other dubious acronyms. · * The countdown to the General Election 2015: five years of planning since the last one. Insightful, painful, very funny, this is a must-read for all of us with a vote, whichever side we thought we were on.
Category: Humor

A Poetics Of Postmodernism And Neomodernism

Author : M. Latham
ISBN : 9781137490803
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 64.87 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 478
Read : 344

This new book examines how a range of authors today perpetuate Virginia Woolf's literary legacy, by creating new forms adapted to their new ages and audiences. Addressing questions about the current penchant for refashioning our canon in order to update, this book will be valuable reading for both students and scholars of Woolf.
Category: Literary Criticism

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

Author :
ISBN : UIUC:30112109476272
Genre : Libraries
File Size : 89.51 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 223
Read : 1183

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
Category: Libraries

Incomplete Shakespeare Hamlet

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781473541924
Genre : Humor
File Size : 53.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 462
Read : 1078

Alas poor Yorick, he looks not at all well. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, though sadly finite breath. Though thy gibes be still, yet still thou grins. I seldom saw thy teeth look quite so clean To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is the fourth of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatre goer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam.
Category: Humor

Incomplete Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781473541900
Genre : Humor
File Size : 39.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 133
Read : 905

Benedick: I am man enough to say that I love thee. Is that not strange? Beatrice: Not really... Benedick: By my sword, Beatrice thou lovest me. Beatrice: Get over yourself To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is the third of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatre goer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam. This ebook has a large amount of footnotes and is best viewed on a device that supports pop-up text.
Category: Humor

Incomplete Shakespeare Romeo Juliet

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781473541931
Genre : Humor
File Size : 58.40 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 178
Read : 351

Cease I say, cantankerous old fools / Thy deeds hath made our streets a no go zone / No more shall Montagues and Capulets / Enact their West Side Story Sharks and Jets / Or else shall pay the forfeit of the peace.To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this is the second of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable footnotes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatre goer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam. This ebook has a large amount of footnotes and is best viewed on a device that supports pop-up text.
Category: Humor