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    History of 20th-Century Literature

    Poets representing war's anguish, modernists transforming the novel, Beats capturing the rhythm of the times: the 20th century witnessed some of the most diverse and experimental writing since the birth of literature. Survey this vast and varied landscape, starting in 1900, when familiar faces like Kipling and Shaw dominated the scene. Move on to works chronicling World War One's devastation. Modernism and the avant-garde exploded soon after, but the boom of the 20s went bust and authors grappled with social issues like the Depression (Steinbeck, Wright); the Spanish Civil War (Orwell, Lorca); and ideological shifts (Russians Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn, Sartre and Camus in France). From mass-market changes, post war theatre and world genres to postmodernism, women writers, Latin American magic realism, and Gen-X authors, every trend and masterpiece is placed in context. 8 3/4 X 11 3/4. All in Color

    $18.50




    The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

    A professor for over forty years, Jim Flynn found that fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he would give them lists. This book is the definitive list: 200 works so wonderful to read, and so revealing about times and places, that they make learning enjoyable and effortless. The title the Torchlight List is in honour of the author's 'uneducated' Irish family who made him love reading including an uncle who, while an able seaman during World War I, read by torchlight on board ship. Flynn begins by offering five novels that he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change their lives and take them into the 'magic realm'.

    $18.50




    The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books

    A professor for over forty years, Jim Flynn found that fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he would give them lists. This book is the definitive list: 200 works so wonderful to read, and so revealing about times and places, that they make learning enjoyable and effortless. The title the Torchlight List is in honour of the author's 'uneducated' Irish family who made him love reading including an uncle who, while an able seaman during World War I, read by torchlight on board ship. Flynn begins by offering five novels that he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change their lives and take them into the 'magic realm'.

    $18.50




    84 Charing Cross Road

    84, Charing Cross Road with introduction by Anne Bancroft. 'A charmer. Will beguile an hour of your time and put you in tune with [humankind].'

    $13.50


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