Description : Featuring the story, 'In Another Country', that inspired the motion picture, 45 Years. Also featuring selected stories from David Constantine's Comma Press back catalogue : Under The Dam (2005); The Shieling (2009); Tea at the Midland (2012). Released one day before 45 Years, which will be released as a major film (Film4 / BFI) starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. Directed by Andrew Haigh (Weekend , HBO’s Looking).
Description : In a work of stunning archival recovery and interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi illuminates the cultural work performed by two kinds of English novels in India during the colonial and postcolonial periods. Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, readers and writers, empire and nation, consumption and production, In Another Country vividly explores a process by which first readers and then writers of the English novel indigenized the once imperial form and put it to their own uses. Asking what nineteenth-century Indian readers chose to read and why, Joshi shows how these readers transformed the literary and cultural influences of empire. By subsequently analyzing the eventual rise of the English novel in India, she further demonstrates how Indian novelists, from Krupa Satthianadhan to Salman Rushdie, took an alien form in an alien language and used it to address local needs. Taken together in this manner, reading and writing reveal the complex ways in which culture is continually translated and transformed in a colonial and postcolonial context.
Description : Romance and revenge collide in this “uniquely exciting . . . moving and beautiful” novel of expats in post-war Europe (Valerie Hemingway). Harry Hoffman is an expatriate living in Venice. During a time of moral bankruptcy, disillusion, and unrealized love, Harry is a lost soul still running from a sinister past. Then he meets the enigmatic Cleo, who offers him the pleasures of an exquisite and unexpected affair. It’s all a chance for Harry to start over. When this newfound happiness is threatened and their affair is strained by jealousy, Harry can’t help but fall back on what he knows best: vengeance. It takes him from Zurich and the Swiss Alps, to the Cote d’Azur and finally, irresistibly, back to Paris, the city from which he’d once fled. A novel of cruelty and passion, loyalty and courage, and the tragic death of an ideal, In Another Country, and Besides is “a tenderly absurd, heart-breaking . . . [and] truly gripping story” (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
Description : Jasmin Whiteside is the favored daughter of a typically rich, white American family. But when she falls in love with a bright, handsome Ethiopian named Getawork, the couple is suddenly propelled into a world full of doubt, insecurity, and fear. Jasmin and Getawork meet at Georgia State University, where both of them are studying for a master's degree. Quickly falling in love, Jasmin and Getawork do not see race when they look at each other, but Jasmin's family sees little else. She refuses to stop seeing Getawork and even threatens suicide if her family tries to end the relationship, and he vows to stay by her side. Facing intolerance and fear, the couple bravely defies the odds, clinging to their love when the world around them does nothing but point a censuring finger. But when long-buried family secrets of the Whiteside family suddenly emerge, Jasmin and Getawork's relationship is again threatened. With their love hanging in the balance, Jasmin faces a decision she doesn't want to make. Will love be stronger than family loyalty? Love in Another Country weaves a tantalizing tale of forbidden love, prodigious enigmas and kinfolk fanaticism.
Description : A Study Guide for Ernest Hemingway's "In Another Country," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Description : This anthology aligns feminist essays about Shakespeare with essays on other dramatists of the English Renaissance, particularly Peele, Marlowe, Webster, Marston, and Middleton. Foregrounding the intertextuality of Elizabethian drama, the thirteen essays_eleven of them new_explore the contribution of the stage to various feminist subjects, drawing on diverse theoretical approaches_formalists, materialist, historical, new historicist, deconstructionist, psychoanalytic, rhetorical_and resisting the figuration of feminist criticism as simple or univocal. Essayists include Laura Bromley, Mary Ann Bushman, Christy Desmet, Coppelia Kahn, Margaret Mikesell, Thomas Moisan, Jeanie Grant Moorem Phyllis Rackin, James Schiffer, Jeremy Tambling, Carolyn Whitney-Brown, and the editors. With extensive bibliographies.
Description : James Boyer's impressive life story - editor of the first newspaper in Ontario's northern districts, homesteading farmer, schoolteacher, town clerk of Bracebridge for decades, Methodist choir director, Muskoka district magistrate from 1878 to 1900 - is well documented in books and newspaper features. Behind his noteworthy Canadian life, however, lurked the haunting shadow of another. Isaac Jelfs, a young English clerk, became scapegoat for a Stratford law office scandal. In Birmingham the desperate Jelfs married, believing the older woman was pregnant by him. Unemployed, he tried to start over as a soldier with the Dragoon Guards in the Crimean War. As a deserter who escaped that mad slaughter to New York, he joined a major Broadway Avenue firm, fell in love with another woman, and fled to Canada with her and their love child to begin yet another new life, this time as Muskoka pioneer "James Boyer."
Description : Sara, a woman whose life has been marked by tragedy--her father's death, her mother's madness, and her husband's illness--finds new strength and understanding in her roles as daughter, wife, and mother