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Graham Greene: Political Writer - 2870851118

539,99 zł

Graham Greene: Political Writer

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Literature & literary studies>Literature: history & criticism>Fiction, novelists & prose writers

This Book Offers The First Detailed Consideration Of The Impact Of Graham Greene's Political Thought And Involvements On His Writings, Both Fictional And Factual. It Incorporates Material Not Only From His Major Fictions But Also From His Prolific Journalism, Letters To The Press, Private Correspondence, Diaries And Working Manuscripts.

Sklep: Gigant.pl

Graham Greene: Political Writer - 2869557496

425,57 zł

Graham Greene: Political Writer PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Graham Greene remarked that 'politics are in the air we breathe, like the presence or absence of a God' (The Other Man). This study is the first to provide a detailed consideration of the impact of his political thought and involvements on his writings both fictional and factual. It also offers the first detailed consideration of Greene's involvements in espionage and British intelligence from the 1920s until the late-1980s. It incorporates material not only from his major fictions but also from his prolific journalism, letters to the press, private correspondence, diaries and working manuscripts and typescripts, as well as consideration of the diverse political involvements and writings of his extended family network. It shows how the full range of Greene's writings was inspired and underpinned by his fascination with the essential human duality of political action and religious belief, coupled with an insistent need as a writer to keep the political personal.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Disobedient Servant - 2869413800

98,07 zł

Disobedient Servant Thistle Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Guy Colchester is an obedient servant in a very British civil service. His world is turned upside down when he is asked to undertake secret work involving weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The difficulty is knowing who in this upside down secret world he is really working for, what the weapons are and which part of the Middle East is in question. The Disobedient Servant is a political thriller in the tradition of Graham Greene, with a touch of Eric Ambler. Set in the dying days of the Cold War, it tells the story of a cog that gradually works loose in the whirring machinery of government, with destabilising effects for all concerned. 'Like Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, British former civil servant and speech-writer Ackland understands that contemporary espionage involves more bureaucrats than spies. In this intelligently constructed debut thriller, the unlikely protagonist is one Guy Colchester, a lowly official in the Ministry of Exports, a Walter Mitty without the daydreams.' Publishers Weekly 'Beguiling first fiction - part thriller and part rite of passage... Ackland, a former civil servant, effectively mines his own past to give this tale a nice gloss of authenticity. A literate romp through the bureaucracy with plenty of danger and riveting excitement.' Kirkus Reviews

Sklep: Libristo.pl

For the Sake of Argument - 2865398811

87,08 zł

For the Sake of Argument ATLANTIC BOOKS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The global turmoil of the late 1980s and early 1990s severely tested every analyst and commentator. Few wrote with such insight as Christopher Hitchens about the large events - or with such discernment and wit about the small tell-tale signs of a disordered culture. First published in 1993, the writings in For the Sake of Argument range from the political squalor of Washington to the twilight of Stalinizm in Prague, from the Jewish quarter of Damascus in the aftermath of the Gulf War to the embattled barrios of Central America. Hitchens provides re-assessments of Graham Greene, P. G. Woodhouse and C. L. R. James, and his rogues' gallery gives us portraits of Henry Kissinger, Mother Theresa and P. J. O'Rouke. The addition of pieces on political assassination in America, as well as a devastating indictment of the evisceration of politics by pollsters and spin doctors, and an entertaining celebration of booze and fags, complete this outstanding collection from a writer of unequalled talent.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Sunrise With Seamonsters - 2869370344

57,94 zł

Sunrise With Seamonsters HAMISH HAMILTON

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Award winning Paul Theroux has written many iconic shorter pieces of travel writing which have been collected together in the captivating "Sunrise with Seamonsters". "Sunrise with Seamonsters" is Paul Theroux's immensely entertaining collection of his shorter writings, ranging from sketches to critical essays. Each piece marks a new 'confrontation with the world' and throws new light on the political and social climate of diverse cultures such as those of New York, Singapore, Ireland and Malawi. Others give a lively portrayal of the people Theroux has met or books and landscapes which have inspired him. Above all, this is a fascinating perspective on two decades of travelling, writing and living away from home. "As observant, intuitive, wry, inventive and eloquent as Graham Greene". ("Sunday Times"). "Theroux is one of those damnably good writers for whom dullness is a cardinal sin and who seems unable to put a foot wrong. Certainly the brightest collection of essays to hit the streets in years". ("Irish Times"). "One of the best literary travellers we have". ("Evening Standard"). American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his other non-fiction titles, "Riding the Iron Rooster", "The Happy Isles of Oceania", "The Kingdom by the Sea", "The Tao of Travel", "Ghost Train to the Eastern Star", "The Old Patagonian Express", "The Great Railway Bazaar", "Dark Star Safari", "Fresh-air Fiend", "Sir Vidia's Shadow', "The Pillars of Hercules", and his novels and collections of short stories, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner "The Mosquito Coast" are available from Penguin.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

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