CURSUS: LITERATURE AND DISSENT - BOEK: We are all completely beside ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is...
CURSUS: RETORICA. DE KUNST V/H OVERTUIGEN VAN PERIKLES TOT OBAMA - BOEK: Retorische kritiek - Antoine Braet
Waaraan was de overtuigingskracht van Cicero te danken? En hoe probeert Balkenende te overtuigen? Daarover, maar ook over andere moderne overtuigende teksten gaat Retorische kritiek. Dit boek biedt een overzicht van alle klassieke overtuigingsmiddelen. Daarbij wordt...
CURSUS: LITERATURE AND DISSENT: Seeing - Jose Saramago
Despite the heavy rain, the presiding officer at Polling Station 14 finds it odd that by midday on National Election day, only a handful of voters have turned out. Puzzlement swiftly escalates to shock when eventually, after an extension, the final count reveals seventy per...
CURSUS: LITERATURE AND DISSENT - BOEK: Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101.
'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'
Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
If you enjoyed Nineteen Eighty-Four, you might like Orwell's Animal Farm, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
'His final masterpiece ... enthralling and indispensible for understanding modern history' - Timothy Garton-Ash, New York Review of Books
'The book of the twentieth century ... haunts us with an ever-darker relevance' - Independent
CURSUS: LITERATURE AND DISSENT - BOEK: Life of Galileo - Bertolt Brecht
This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict between free enquiry and official ideology features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as...
CURSUS: LITERATURE AND DISSENT - BOEK: The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
At once a powerful evocation of his childhood in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, The Fire Next Time, which galvanized the nation in the early days of the Civil Rights movement, stands as one of the essential works of our literature.
CURSUS: LITERATURE AND DISSENT - BOEK: The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor...
In dit pakket zitten de verplichte boeken die worden gebruikt bij de cursus 'Literature and dissent'
- Life of Galileo
- Nineteen eighty-four
- The fire next time
- The handmaid's tale
- We are all completely beside ourselves
Wanneer je de boeken...