This package contains all required books for the course 'Literature and dissent'
- Life of Galileo
- Nineteen eighty-four
- The fire next time
- The handmaid's tale
- We are all completely beside ourselves
This discount only applies if you buy all...
PACKAGE: COURSE: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM
This package contains all required books for the course 'Postcolonialism and cosmopolitanism'
- An artist of the floating world
- Sea of poppies
- Exit west
This discount only applies if you buy all books in this package at once. You can...
COURSE: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM - BOOK: An artist of the floating world - Kazuo Ishiguro
As Japan rebuilds her cities after the calamity of World War II, the celebrated painter Masuji Ono should be enjoying a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to a life and career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism, a dark shadow begins to...
COURSE: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM - BOOK: Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh
At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown...
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION`A delicious, important novel' The Times`Alert, alive and gripping' Independent`Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both.' Guardian
COURSE: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM - BOOK: Exit west
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, Nadia and Saeed meet and embark on a furtive love affair. But, when the unrest roiling their city explodes, they begin to hear whispers about doors that can, for a price, whisk people far away. Nadia and Saeed no longer have a...
COURSE: POSTCOLONIALISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM - BOOK: Persepolis I & II - Marjane Satrapi
Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This book paints a portrait of daily life in Iran and of...
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: 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: 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.