Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition [EPUB]
25 July 2016, 01:58
2013 | EPUB | 7.42MB
Too often, when struggling to find just the right turn of phrase, exclamation of joy, or witty barb, it's easy to forget that history is positively brimming with rich words deserving of rejuvenation. Lesley M. M. Blume gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for use. Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition takes readers on a philological journey through words from the not-too-distant past. From all-overish to zounds, the vintage vernacular collected here will make any reader the cat's meow among friends, relations, and acquaintances.
Beckett's Friendship 1979-1989 [EPUB]
25 July 2016, 01:08
2015 | EPUB | 2.17MB
Meeting in the cafés and streets of Paris, with conversations noted and hesitancies observed, the gradual exfoliation of a personality is revealed across the last decade of Beckett’s life as one intellectual appraises another. This is a charming and sympathetic study of one of literature’s most opaque writers and of his interests in music, philosophy, visual arts and the spoken arts. In shedding sympathetic light on a famously private Irishman abroad, these verbal exposures complement John Minihan’s contemporaneous and intimate black-and-white photographs, taken in the same environs.
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.