1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die


Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037193

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 1524

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Revised and Updated Edition


Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated



Page: 960

View: 1351

A newly revised and updated guide to the world’s best literature—all at your fingertips. For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a trove of reviews covering a century of memorable writing. Each work of literature featured here is a seminal work key to understanding and appreciating the written word. Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable—1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a boon companion for anyone who loves good writing and an inspiration for anyone who is just beginning to discover a love of books. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question. Also included are publishing history and career details about the authors, as well as reproductions of period dust jackets and book designs. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is a literary reference book compiled by over one hundred literary critics worldwide and edited by Peter Boxall, an instructor of English at Sussex University with an introduction by Peter Ackroyd. Each title is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique briefly explaining why the book was chosen. Some entries have illustrations. This book is part of a series from Quintessence Editions Ltd.

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga


Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789327314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

View: 1162

Presents a year-by-year chronicle of comic books, graphic novels, and manga worldwide, from the earliest one-off albums to the latest in online comics and including some series and characters that have run for decades.

Can't Be Arsed: Half Arsed Shorter Edition

63 Things Not To Do Before You Die


Author: Richard Wilson

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396117

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 2489

Books, television shows and websites are forever ordering us around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; this year's must-have handbag; change your life in two weeks.

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction


Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831678

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 7832

In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted readers supporting hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Oprah's Book Club is hugely influential, and a recent NEA survey reveals an actual uptick in the reading of literary fiction. Jacobs's interactions with his students and the readers of his own books, however, suggest that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that reading is, first and foremost, good for you--the intellectual equivalent of eating your Brussels sprouts. For such people, indeed for all readers, Jacobs offers some simple, powerful, and much needed advice: read at whim, read what gives you delight, and do so without shame, whether it be Stephen King or the King James Version of the Bible. In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler's classic How to Read a Book (1940), Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.

Sons and Lovers


Author: Lawrence D.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5521051988

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2501

Дэвид Лоуренс – один из самых влиятельных и почитаемых английских писателей начала XX века. Отличительной чертой его прозы стала идея о необходимости сбрасывания маски чопорности и открытия себя "тёмным богам" природных инстинктов. Психологический роман “Сыновья и любовники”, в основу которой вошли размышления автора о собственной юности и двусмысленных отношениях с родителями, входит в знаменитый список “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die”. Безусловно, это роман о любви. Но что же такое "любовь" на самом деле?.. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe


Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1631490680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author’s year-long journey through a book from every country. Ann Morgan writes in the opening of this delightful book, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than twenty years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me…I had barely touched a work by a foreign language author in years…The awful truth dawned. I was a literary xenophobe." Prompted to read a book translated into English from each of the world's 195 UN-recognized countries (plus Taiwan and one extra), Ann sought out classics, folktales, current favorites and commercial triumphs, novels, short stories, memoirs, and countless mixtures of all these things. The world between two covers, the world to which Ann introduces us with affection and no small measure of wit, is a world rich in the kind of narratives that engage us passionately: we meet an irreverent junk food–obsessed heroine in Kuwait, an explorer from Togo who spent years among the Inuit in Greenland, and a former child circus performer of Roma background seeking sanctuary in Switzerland. Ann's quest explores issues that affect us all: personal, political, national, and global. What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And, above all, why and how should we read from other cultures, languages, and traditions? Illuminating and inspiring, The World Between Two Covers welcomes us into the global community of stories.

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743364543

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 960

View: 9936

Whether you are a serious comic collector, a devoted Watchmen fan, or simply have fond memories of the comics you read as a child, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die is the book for you.