A Chekhov Quartet

Author: Vera Gottlieb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134369972
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 58
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Twentieth Century Drama

Author: Simon Trussler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134917064X
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 1996

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A compendium of information on all the main events, individuals, political groupings and issues of the 20th century. It provides a guide to current thinking on important historical topics and personalities within the period, and offers a guide to further reading.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese
Author: Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824059903
Category: History
Page: 1307
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Chughtai Quartet: Obsession, The Wild One, Wild Pigeons, The Heart Breaks Free

Author: Ismat Chughtai
Publisher: Women Unlimited
ISBN: 9385606042
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The four novellas in this volume span the inimitable Ismat Chughtai’s literary career, from 1939 to 1971. Each one develops the author’s central preoccupation with the lives of women as they experience love, tragedy, societal prescriptions and proscriptions, in collision with their own rebellious spirit. A keen sense of their individual subversive potential and a willingness to take the consequences of obduracy in the face of overwhelming odds, ensures that they are neither hapless nor victims. Through them Chughtai delivers a scathing critique on the hypocrisy and cant of social mores, and the festering maladies that infect society. Chughtai’s characteristic mastery of form and technique, her vivid imagery and richness of language make for marvellous story-telling, and create some of the most memorable female protagonists in Indian literature.

The Bandini Quartet

Wait Until Spring, Bandini: The Road to Los Angeles: Ask the Dust: Dreams from Bunker Hill
Author: John Fante
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782116001
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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Possessing a style of deceptive simplicity, emotional immediacy and tremendous psychological point, among the novels, short stories and screenplays that complete his career, Fante's crowning accomplishment is the Arturo Bandini tetralogy. This quartet of novels tell of Fante's fictional alter-ego Bandini, an impoverished young Italian-American escaping his suffocating home in Colorado for Depression-era Los Angeles. In the beginning, it is the triple weights of poverty, father and Church that Bandini struggles under but though the physical escape is complete, the psychological imprint continues as he comes to terms with love, desire and the knowledge his talent may not be recognised.


Author: James Vinson,D. L. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 648
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Author: William Somerset Maugham,Robert Cedric Sherriff
Publisher: N.A
Category: British
Page: 189
View: 1988

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The Oakland Quartet

Author: Abby Mendelson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475948980
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 5845

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From the award-winning author of Paradise Boys, Scotch and Oranges, Ghost Dancer, and End of the Road, comes the startling, visionary The Oakland Quartet. Set in Oakland, a working-class American-Irish neighborhood of steel mills and saloons, the novel, set in 1958, chronicles four teenaged baseball players -- Stash and Nig, Mongol and Whitey, the slickest-fielding infield the city had ever seen -- who, on a hot, sulfurous night, commit an unspeakable crime -- and must live with its consequences. Supported by a stellar cast of barkeeps, city councilmen, neighborhood enforcers, and Catholic priests -- as well as such historic figures as Mayor David Lawrence, baseball Hall of Famer Pie Traynor, and many more -- the Oakland Quartet make a decision that will ultimately ruin their lives. Narrated by Beef, their former teammate and catcher, The Oakland Quartet closely examines these small, stunted lives -- while their priest, Father David Reddy, searches to save those who have who have lost their way.

Quartet of Stories

Author: Liz Gerschel
Publisher: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: 162
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Offers challenging and original perspectives on relationships, societies and cultures. These are stories of people, especially black women, making their voices heard as they endure, survive, create and laugh together. Stories include: Incident in the Yard, Names and Visit to the Dentist by Maya Angelou; Nineteen Fifty-Five, The Flowers and to Hell with Dying by Alice Walker; Love Orange, Do Angels Wear Brassieres? And the Boy Who Loved Ice Cream by Olive Senior; The Dolly Funeral, I Come Through, I Dont Want to Go Home in the Dark, The King of Swords and Bella Makes a Life by Lorna Goodison.

Arella's Repertoire

Author: Elayne Zalis
Publisher: Elayne Zalis
ISBN: 1434832031
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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The novel begins as Arella prepares for 2000 and the fresh start it represents. More at home in cyberspace than anywhere she has actually lived, she reinvents herself and her life story for readers of a multimedia web diary she calls *Arella's Repertoire, * a blend of memoir, travelogue, and blog. Characters who star in this virtual drama recapture worlds Arella has known and weave together the memories, dreams, and imaginings that have contributed to her development as a woman and a writer in postmodern America. Framed as an online text that she posts incrementally throughout the month of December 1999, the narrative explores personal and cultural memory. *Arella's Repertoire* forms part of a quartet that also includes two works of nonfiction, *Video-Graphic Alchemy: Transforming "Dear Diary"* and *VirtualDayz: Remediated Visions & Digital Memories, * and another fictional text, *Vagabond Scribe (Leah's Backstory).*

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241491
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Alien Quartet

Albert Samson Stories
Author: Michael Z Lewin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532061102
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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These four Albert Samson short stories are linked by one unusual client. The first story, “Who I Am,” begins when LeBron James climbs Albert’s stairs. He wants Samson to investigate a burglary at his Indianapolis home. This is not an everyday event for this PI: having a new client. Who I Am won the Shamus Award for best PI Story of 2011. In “Good Intentions,” a genuinely well-meaning man has been beaten so badly he needs hospital treatment. But he insists that he doesn’t want police to become involved. “Extra Fries” opens when a man has been caught cheating by his wife. Unusually, it’s the cheater who is the detective’s client, not the wife. Extra Fries was nominated for the Shamus of 2013. “A Question of Fathers” sees Albert search for a man due to inherit millions of dollars. The investigation helps him find a new level of understanding with his daughter, his mother, and himself. But what about his father?

Something about the Author

Author: Anne Commrie
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 9780810322646
Category: Children's literature
Page: 200
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books