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Fever Pitch

Author : Nick Hornby
ISBN : 9780141926544
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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*WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR* Fever Pitch is Nick Hornby's million-copy-selling, award-winnning football classic 'A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book. . . inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming' Independent For many people watching football is mere entertainment, to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. But, for Nick Hornby, his devotion to the game has provided one of few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships, both parental and romantic - have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal. 'Hornby has put his finger on truths that have been unspoken for generations' Irish Times Brimming with wit and honesty, Fever Pitch, catches perfectly what it really means to be a football fan - and in doing so, what it means to be a man. It sits side by side with the very finest football classics of the last twenty five years, from The Damned United by David Peace to A Life Too Short by Ronald Reng, but it is ultimately a book that defies categorization and can be enjoyed by all. 'Funny, wise and true' Roddy Doyle
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Figures Of Masculinity In New Lad Fiction Nick Hornby S Fever Pitch

Author : Hendrik Wonsak
ISBN : 9783668404229
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Hamburg, language: English, abstract: The enthusiasm for the game of football extends far beyond the crowded bleachers of modern stadiums in metropolitan areas around the globe and handcrafted goal posts on agrarian fields in the British Lake District. The so called “beautiful game” has served as a template for countless movies, books, plays and other cultural goods. One of the most prominent writings on football and football fandom is Nick Hornby’s "Fever Pitch". Besides the topic of football, it is the author’s own story about growing up as a British child of the 1960s, an era which was shaped by issues of class and questions about the existence of a British identity. As a semi-autobiographic coming-of-age narrative about love, friendship, labour and Nick Hornby’s obsession for football, the luck and success of Arsenal, the author’s favourite team, reflects the ups and downs of his own life. According to the author, Fever Pitch is not just about a man’s obsession for football: “The book is also, in part, an exploration of some of the meanings that football seems to contain for many of us”.
Category: Literary Criticism

Double A Side

Author : Nick Hornby
ISBN : 0575401664
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An omnibus edition of the novel HIGH FIDELITY - about a man whose fanatical passion for music causes him almost as much discomfort as his ineffectual, but honest relationships with women - and the autiobiographical FEVER PITCH - about Hornby's abiding love for Arsenal Football Club and childhood in the suburbs of London.
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Olympiad Champs English Class 8 With Past Olympiad Questions 3rd Edition

Author : Disha Experts
ISBN : 9789388026468
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The thoroughly Revised & Updated 3rd Edition of “Olympiad Champs English Class 8 with Past Olympiad Questions” is a complete preparatory book not only for Olympiad but also for Class 8 English. The book is prepared on content based on National Curriculum Framework prescribed by NCERT. This new edition has been empowered with Past Questions from various Olympiad Exams like IEO, IOEL, GTSE, etc. in both the exercises of every chapter. Further the book Provides engaging content with the help of Teasers, Do You Know, Amazing Facts & Illustrations, which enriches the reading experience for the children. The questions are divided into two levels Level 1 and Level 2. The first level, Level 1, is the beginner’s level which comprises of questions like fillers, analogy and odd one out. The second level is the advanced level. Level 2 comprises of questions based on techniques like matching, chronological sequencing, picture, passage and feature based, statement correct/ incorrect, integer based, puzzle, grid based, crossword, Venn diagram, table/ chart based and much more. Solutions and explanations are provided for all questions at the end of each chapter.
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How To Pass National 5 English Second Edition

Author : David Swinney
ISBN : 9781510419520
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: English First Teaching: September 2017 First Exam: Summer 2018 This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your National 5 exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Refresh your knowledge with complete course notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision technique - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Encyclopedia Of Christian Literature

Author : George Thomas Kurian
ISBN : 0810872838
Genre : Religion
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Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.
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Translation Practices

Author : Ashley Chantler
ISBN : 9789042025332
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This cutting-edge collection, born of a belief in the value of approaching 'translation' in a wide range of ways, contains essays of interest to students and scholars of translation, literary and textual studies. It provides insights into the relations between translation and comparative literature, contrastive linguistics, cultural studies, painting and other media.Subjects and authors discussed include: the translator as 'go-between'; the textual editor as translator; Ghirri's photography and Celati's fiction; the European lending library; La Bible d'Amiens; the coining of Italian phraseological units; Michèle Roberts'sImpossible Saints; the impact of modern translations for stage on perceptions of ancient Greek drama; and the translation of slang, intensifiers, characterisation, desire, the self, and America in 1990s Italian fiction.The collection closes with David Platzer's discussion of translating Dacia Maraini's poetry into English and with his new translations of 'Ho Sognato una Stazione' ('I Dreamed of a Station') and 'Le Tue Bugie' ('Your Lies').
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Lorenzo Di Filippo Strozzi And Niccolo Machiavelli

Author : William J. Landon
ISBN : 9781442699489
Genre : Literary Criticism
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By 1520, Niccolò Machiavelli’s life in Florence was steadily improving: he had achieved a degree of literary fame, and, following his removal from the Florentine Chancery by the Medici family, he had managed to gain their respect and patronage. But there is one figure whose substantial contributions to Machiavelli’s restoration has been hitherto neglected – Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi (1482–1549), a younger and fabulously wealthy Florentine nobleman. As manuscript evidence suggests, Strozzi brought Machiavelli into his patronage network and aided many of his post-1520 achievements. This book is the first English biography of Strozzi, as well as the first examination of the patron-client relationship that developed between the two men. William J. Landon reveals Strozzi’s influence on Machiavelli through wide-ranging textual investigations, and especially through Strozzi’s Pistola fatta per la peste – a work that survives as a Machiavelli autograph, and for which Landon has provided the first ever complete English translation and critical edition.
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