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Hieroglyphics

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Author: Anne Donovan
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN:
Size: 36.16 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Scotland
Languages : en
Pages : 165
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Book Description: This collection offers finely etched portraits of lives lived with barely contained compassion. With humour, poignancy and compassion, Donovan moves between narrators and genres, exploring her central theme of language and voicelessness.


Buddha Da

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Author: Anne Donovan
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675522
Size: 21.34 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Anne Marie’s Da, a Glaswegian painter and decorator, has always been game for a laugh. So when he first tells his family that he’s taking up meditation at the Buddhist Centre in town, no one takes him seriously. But as Jimmy becomes more involved in his search for the spiritual his beliefs start to come into conflict with the needs of his wife, Liz, and cracks begin to form in their previously happy family. With grace, humour and humility Anne Donovan’s beloved debut tells the story of one man’s search for a higher power. But in his search for meaning, Jimmy might be about to lose the thing that matters most.


The Demotic Voice In Contemporary British Fiction

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Author: J. Scott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023023688X
Size: 37.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: This book is an assessment of narrative technique in contemporary British fiction, focusing on the experimental use of the demotic voice (regional or national dialects). The book examines the work of James Kelman, Graham Swift, Will Self and Martin Amis, amongst many others, from a practical as well as theoretical perspective.


Essential Sqa Exam Practice National 5 English Questions And Papers

Essential SQA Exam Practice  National 5 English Questions and Papers PDF

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Author: Brian Johnston
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1510474145
Size: 74.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Book Description: Exam board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: English First teaching: September 2017 First exam: Summer 2018 Practice makes permanent. Feel confident and prepared for the SQA National 5 English exam with this two-in-one book, containing practice questions for every question type, plus two full practice papers. - Choose which question types you want to revise: A simple grid enables you to pick particular question styles that you want to focus on, with answers provided at the back of the book - Understand what the examiner is looking for: Clear guidance on how to answer each question type is followed by plenty of questions so you can put the advice into practice, building essential exam skills - Remember more in your exam: Repeated and extended practice will give you a secure knowledge of the key areas of the course (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation and Critical Reading) - Familiarise yourself with the exam papers: Both practice papers mirror the language and layout of the real SQA papers; complete them in timed, exam-style conditions to increase your confidence before the exams - Find out how to achieve a better grade: Answers to the practice papers have commentaries for each question, with tips on writing successful answers and avoiding common mistakes Fully up to date with SQA's requirements The questions, mark schemes and guidance in this practice book match the requirements of the revised SQA National 5 English specification for examination from 2018 onwards.


The Call Of Cthulhu And Other Weird Stories

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Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101100117
Size: 30.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Book Description: A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror in a Penguin Classics Deluxe edition with cover art by Travis Louie Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Philips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the 1920s, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisioning mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft's preeminent interpreter, presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Call of Cthulhu." More than just a collection of terrifying tales, this volume reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical - and visionary - American writer. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Call Of Cthulhu And Other Stories

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Author: Lovecraft H.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5521055347
Size: 47.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: После смерти деда главный герой получает в наследство результаты исследований таинственных событий в Бостоне, связанных с деятельностью некой секты. Страшное землетрясение пробуждает от векового сна Повелителя Древности и его приближенных. Те, кто послабее рассудком, сходят с ума. «Ктулху восстанет в назначенный час» – поют служители жестокого культа, принося человеческие жертвы своему богу… Истории, вошедшие в сборник, отражают фантастические и мрачные сны, которые всю жизнь тревожили их автора – Говарда Лавкрафта. Легендарный рассказ «Зов Ктулху» стал основой для настоящего литературного культа. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!


Einmal Buddha Und Zur Ck

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Author: Anne Donovan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442744299
Size: 78.27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 471
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The Captain S Daughter And Other Stories

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Author: Alexander Pushkin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307831973
Size: 75.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five “Tales of Belkin” contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed in “The Queen of Spades” and the masterful historical novella, “The Captain’s Daughter,” a story of love and betrayal set during a rebellion in the time of Catherine the Great. Translated by Natalie Duddington and T. Keane