Speaking Volumes: Conversations with Remarkable Writers [EPUB]
24 July 2016, 08:04
2015 | EPUB | 1.68MB
Ramona Koval has been praised as a master of the interview genre, renowned for engaging writers in conversations that are incisive, provocative, and often funny.
This updated collection shares the fascinating interviews with some of the most important writers of our times. With discussions on morality, the dangers of writing, and the drive for creativity, this account provides an in-depth look into the extraordinary minds of Martin Amis, John Banville, Saul Bellow, Malcolm Bradbury, André Brink, A. S. Byatt, John le Carré, Anne Enright, William Gass, Joseph Heller, P. D. James, Hanif Kureishi, Mario Vargas Llosa, Norman Mailer, David Malouf, John Mortimer, Ian McEwan, Les Murray, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Harold Pinter, Gore Vidal, and Judith Wright, among others.
The Literature of Al-Andalus (The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature) [AZW3]
24 July 2016, 00:34
2000 | AZW3 | 2.17MB
The Literature of Al-Andalus is an exploration of the culture of Iberia, present-day Spain and Portugal, during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and in the centuries following the Christian conquest when Arabic continued to be widely used. The volume embraces many other related spheres of Arabic culture including philosophy, art, architecture and music. It also extends the subject to other literatures - especially Hebrew and Romance literatures - that burgeoned alongside Arabic and created the distinctive hybrid culture of medieval Iberia. Edited by an Arabist, an Hebraist and a Romance scholar, with individual chapters compiled by a team of the world's leading experts of Islamic Iberia, Sicily and related cultures, this is a truly interdisciplinary and comparative work which offers a interesting approach to the field.
Pensativities: Selected Essays [EP'UB]
08 June 2016, 05:31
2015 | EPUB | 0.44MB
What would Barack Obama's 2004 campaign have looked like if it unfolded in an African nation? What does it mean to be an African writer today? How do writers and poets from all continents teach us to cross the sertão, the savannah, the barren places where we're forced to walk within ourselves? Bringing together the best pieces from his previously untranslated nonfiction collections, alongside new material presented here for the first time in any language, Pensativities offers English readers a taste of Mia Couto as essayist, lecturer, and journalist—with essays on cosmopolitanism, poverty, culture gaps, conservation, and more.