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The Redundancy Of Courage

Author : Timothy Mo
ISBN : 0952419343
Genre : Revolutionaries
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Winner of the E.M. Forster Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this brutal and beautiful narration of the guerrilla war against the Indonesians in Timor, praised by Fretilin Foreign Minister and Nobel prize-winner Jose Ramos-Horta for its 'perfect authenticity', reappears now in this handsome edition at a topical moment in history as Timor fully joins the UN at last. ''Magnificent' - The Spectator 'A marvellous tour de force' - Evening Standard 'A brilliant novel, written with precision and tenderness' - Guardian
Category: Revolutionaries

Cosmopolitan Criticism And Postcolonial Literature

Author : R. Spencer
ISBN : 9780230305908
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking.
Category: Literary Criticism

Humane Warfare

Author : Christopher Coker
ISBN : 9781134521326
Genre : Political Science
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The decision to fight 'humanitarian wars' - such as Kosovo - and the development of technology to make war more humane, illustrates the trend in the West to try to humanise war, and thereby humanise modernity. This highly controversial and cutting-edge book asks whether the attempt to make war 'virtual' or 'virtuous' can succeed and whether the west is deluding itself (not its enemies) in thinking that war can ever be made more humane. Christopher Coker's radical conclusion is that Western humanitarian warfare is in fact an endgame as other non-Western societies will make sure it does not succeed. Eminently readable, this book combines theory with accounts by politicians and serving military personnel, alongside illuminating literary insights. It will be vital reading for all those interested in international relations and strategic studies and defence issues, including journalists, students and politicians.
Category: Political Science

Timothy Mo

Author : Elaine Yee Lin Ho
ISBN : 0719053900
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beginning with "The Monkey King" and "Sour Sweet, " Timothy Mo has extended his fictional compass, in four other novels, to societies and cultures far beyond his Anglo-Chinese and Hong Kong origins. This is the first book-length study of the novelist. This study explores the interconnections of the British, Chinese, and the trans-ethnic and trans-national aspects of Mo's imagination. Drawing upon a wide range of scholarly, critical, and journalistic material, it deals with Mo's artistry as well as his controversial statements and actions in the public domain.
Category: Literary Criticism

Courage After The Battle

Author : Peter Jackson-Lee
ISBN : 9781839520020
Genre : Social Science
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Courage after the Battle covers the unseen areas, from leaving the battlefield to leaving the armed forces, how these areas struggled for acknowledgement in the early years before WW1 and how they are still struggling today: the slippery slope to Drugs, Alcohol abuse, Homelessness, PTSD as well as other mental and physical injuries affecting the family unit. Courage after the Battle contains details of charities and organisations that can give much-needed help as well as details of the pain, frustration and suffering that service personnel go through every day. Eighty-five per cent of veterans think that, after serving their country, there is inadequate support; some feel completely forgotten, lost in the system that is Civvy Street. Courage After The Battle provides details of help that is available, post injury and trauma, despite dogged pride and suffering in silence. It also shows how the family and spouse suffer alongside their loved ones and occasionally receive the brunt of frustration with the system. A far cry from the public's perception, it shows what can be the reality for service personnel that the public never see.
Category: Social Science

Extravagant Strangers

Author : Caryl Phillips
ISBN : 9780307484505
Genre : Fiction
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Shakespeare called Othello "an extravagant and wheeling strangers/Of here and every where." In this exciting anthology, Caryl Phillips has collected writings by thirty-nine extravagant strangers: British writers who were born outside of Britain and see it with clear and critical eyes. These eloquent and incisive voices prove that English literature, far from being pure or homogenous, has in fact been shaped and influenced by outsiders for over two hundred years. Here are slave writers, such as Ignatius Sancho, an eighteenth-century African who became a friend to Samuel Jonson and Laurence Sterne; writers born in the colonies, such as Thackeray, Kipling, and Orwell; "subject writers," such as C.L.R. James and V.S. Naipaul, foreign émigrés, such as Joseph Conrad and Kazuo Ishiguro; and postcolonial observers of the British scene, such as Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, and Anita Desai. With this eloquent and often inspiring collection, Phillips proves, if proof be needed, that the greatest literature is often born out of irreconcilable tensions between a writer and his or her society.
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Women In British Chinese Writings

Author : Dr Yun-Hua Hsiao
ISBN : 9781909287921
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'British Chinese Writings: Subjectivity, Identity and Hybridity' is a study of British Chinese literature. As Dr Hsiao points out, investigation of British Chinese writings is a little studied area; however, since the political, social and historical factors affecting this group of literature are unique, British Chinese publications deserve close examination. The author Dr Yun-Hua Hsiao is an assistant professor at the Graduate Institute of Children's English and Department of English, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan. Readership The primary market of this book aims at the British Chinese, British people, the diasporic Chinese and readers concerned about the issue of race and culture. This research will also satisfy the curiosity of the general public about the British Chinese world. Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Matrilineage and the garden in Liu Hong's The Magpie Bridge Power and Women in Timothy Mo's Sour Sweet Food and Identity in Helen Tse's Sweet Mandarin Conclusion Bibliography
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Companion To English Literature

Author : Dinah Birch
ISBN : 9780191030840
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Fiction Of Albert Camus

Author : Moya Longstaffe
ISBN : 3039103040
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book takes a fresh look at the novels and short stories of Albert Camus, from his early attempt at a first novel, La Mort heureuse, to the largely autobiographical Le Premier homme, unfinished at the time of his death. It seeks to see the oeuvre as a totality, coherent throughout, and examines the linkages and transformations from one work to the next, in the context of Camus's thought, attitudes and topoi or themes. The development of narrative techniques is examined, ranging from laconism to lyricism, from allegorism to realism, from humour to biting satire. The author traces the influence on Camus's thought of philosophers and thinkers as diverse as Nietzsche and the pre-Socratics on the one hand, and St Augustine, Pascal, and Simone Weil on the other, and considers the circularity of his work, from the early preoccupation with the finality of death and the search for meaning to the return to the origin and source in Le Premier homme. The enduring appeal of Camus's work is attributed to its humane openness and its challenges for our time.
Category: Literary Criticism

Man S Courage

Author : Joseph Vogel
ISBN : 0815602332
Genre : Fiction
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" ... Set in Utica, New York (thinly disguised as "Genesee" in Oneida County) during the Great Depression, the novel details the futile struggle of the simple Polish immigrant Adam Wolak to find what he could not have back home, a decent piece of land of his own to maintain his family."--Editor's note.
Category: Fiction