The Corfu Trilogy

The Corfu Trilogy
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN: 0141911131
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corfu Trilogy Book Excerpt:

The trilogy that inspired ITV's six part television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell - are available in a single edition for the first time in The Corfu Trilogy. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family. Durrell's memories of those enchanted days gave rise to these three classic tales, loved by generations of adults and children alike, which are now available in one volume for the first time. 'He has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentrics' Sunday Telegraph 'A delightful book full of simple, well-known things: cicadas in the olive groves, lamp fishing at night, the complexities of fish and animals - but, above all, childhood moulded by these things' New York Times

My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Viking Penguin
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Corfu
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Family and Other Animals Book Excerpt:

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. "My Family and Other Animals" was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrells familys experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.

Birds Beasts and Relatives

Birds  Beasts and Relatives
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN: 9780241981658
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds Beasts and Relatives Book Excerpt:

The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.

The Corfu Trilogy

The Corfu Trilogy
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: ePenguin
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN: 9780141028415
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corfu Trilogy Book Excerpt:

The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentic English family who moved there. For Gerald, the budding zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - his family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the villa or - even worse - the fridge. With hilarious yet endearing portraits of his family and their many unusual hangers-on, The Corfu Trilogy also captures the beginnings of the author's lifelong love of animals. Recounted with immense humour and charm, this wonderful account of Corfu's natural history reveals a rare, magical childhood. For the passionate zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald's family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family's villa or - even worse - the fridge. Gerald Durrell evokes his island paradise with passion and wonder.

The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN: 0241981689
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of the Gods Book Excerpt:

The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.

Fauna and Family

Fauna and Family
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publsiher: David R. Godine Publisher
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 156792591X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fauna and Family Book Excerpt:

Fauna and Family, also known as The Garden of the Gods, is the third in Durrell’s Corfu trilogy that begins with his beloved classic, My Family and Other Animals and continues with Birds, Beasts and Relatives. In his foreword to Fauna and Family, Durrell confessed that in the first two books, “I had left out a number of incidents and characters that I would have liked to have described, and I have attempted to repair this omission in this book . . . I hope that it might give the same pleasure to its readers as apparently its predecessors have done, as for me it portrays a very important part of my life . . . which is a truly happy and sunlit childhood.”

Islands of the Mind

Islands of the Mind
Author: Richard Pine
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN: 1527546616
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islands of the Mind Book Excerpt:

730 million people—almost 10% of the world’s population—inhabit islands. One quarter of the states represented at the United Nations are islands. Islands constitute almost twenty percent of the total land area of Greece, and exhibit more significant aspects of biodiversity than other global contexts. They are both occasions of triumph and occurrences of catastrophe. Islands are both open and enclosed communities, points of arrival and departure. Islands exert a fascination for the visitor and generate, in the islander, both positive and negative mindsets. The romantic fallacies about self-sufficiency and insularity of islands are constantly challenged. This collection of essays by scholars from some of the world’s most compelling islands—Jersey, Ireland, Tasmania, Corfu, Ereikousa, Prince Edward Island, Malta—explores the psychology of islands, islanders and their visitors, the literatures they stimulate, and the scientific, ethical and biogeographical issues they present in an increasingly globalised world. Corfu, the home of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in the 1930s, and host to literary and scientific enquiry, is the place where this collection was conceived, and occupies a central place in its discussions.

Whatever Happened to Margo

Whatever Happened to Margo
Author: Margaret Durrell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 0241983223
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whatever Happened to Margo Book Excerpt:

In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth. But any hopes of respectability are dashed as the tenants reveal themselves to be a host of eccentrics: from a painter of nudes to a pair of glamorous young nurses whose late-night shifts combined with an ever-revolving roster of gentleman callers leading to a neighbourhood rumour that Margo is running a brothel. Margo's own two sons, Gerry and Nicholas, prove to be every bit as mischievous as their famous Uncle Gerald - and he himself returns periodically with weird and wonderful animals, from marmosets to monkeys, that are quite unsuitable for life in a Bournemouth garden.

Top 10 Corfu and the Ionian Islands

Top 10 Corfu and the Ionian Islands
Author: DK Eyewitness
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN: 1409385450
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top 10 Corfu and the Ionian Islands Book Excerpt:

Whether you are travelling first class or on a limited budget, the DK Eyewitness Top 10 Corfu & the Ionian Islands will lead you straight to the very best these islands have to offer. Dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 bays and beaches to the Top 10 myths & legends, museums and galleries, spectacular festivals and events, splendid cathedral and monasteries, top restaurants, picture postcard villages and outdoor activities. The guide provides the insider knowledge every visitor needs. And to save you time and money, there is even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Your guide to the 10 Best of Everything, in Corfu & the Ionian Islands. Now available in ePub format.

Greece and Britain since 1945 Second Edition

Greece and Britain since 1945 Second Edition
Author: David Wills
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN: 1443857726
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greece and Britain since 1945 Second Edition Book Excerpt:

In 1945, the modern country and people of Greece were unknown to many Britons. This book explores the transformation and varying fortunes of Anglo-Greek relations since that time. The focus is on the perceptions and attitudes shown by British and Greek writers, audiences, and organisations. Greece and Britain Since 1945 contains chapters from leading academics, journalists, novelists, and public servants and covers subjects including literature by Greek writers in English translation; the work of the British Council and international aid agencies; and television series set in Greece. The second edition has been substantially updated to reflect the financial, economic and social effects of the recent “Greek Crisis”. Four specially-commissioned new chapters discuss how Greece has been portrayed in the British media and the responses of cultural organisations to the present needs of the Greek people.

The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life
Author: Richard Pine
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2021-06-09
ISBN: 1527570754
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quality of Life Book Excerpt:

These essays represent a selection of 40 years’ commentary on the political dimensions of cultural life. They address the entire spectrum of culture, from theories of international communication to the provision of cultural and leisure facilities at local level. As a former consultant to the Council of Europe, the author has developed a penetrating insight into the decision-making process between local authorities and citizens’ groups, which is discussed in two seminal papers from the 1980s which pioneered the concept of Cultural Democracy. In addition, the book’s close readings of novels and plays by Irish and Greek writers explore the way that all writing and forms of self-expression have a political message and repercussions.

Burning Island

Burning Island
Author: Suzanne Goldring
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN: 1838881786
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burning Island Book Excerpt:

They were not her children. But she would protect them with her life… Greece 1944. Though they don’t know it, five-year-old Matilde and three-year-old Anna have kissed their mother for the last time. The Nazis have reached their sun-scorched home, and they are being taken to a place of safety, on the north-eastern tip of the rocky island of Corfu, to be hidden at great risk by kindly Agata and her husband until the terrible war is over. Matilde and Anna’s tears are soothed by Agata’s bedtime stories, but she is always alert. So far no soldiers have ventured down the steep rocky hillside to their secret haven, but Agata knows they are constantly scouring the island for missing Jews. And then, on a day when Agata’s husband is away, a German soldier appears… 2006. Under a baking June sun, Amber and her husband arrive in Corfu from England, hoping for a fresh start. But not everyone is pleased by their arrival, and with the pressures of pregnancy, the couple grow further apart. Desperate to find a sense of belonging for herself and her unborn child, Amber finds herself drawn to the local story of two little girls, left by their parents and hidden for their own protection. But there are some who would rather Amber left Corfu’s terrible history well in the past. Can Amber uncover the heart-breaking truth about the two little girls, and what happened after a German soldier took a swim in the bay by their house? If she does, can the secrets of the past help her find happiness, or will they send her running from the island, alone? A gripping, heart-wrenching and compelling read about the shadows at the heart of the sun-drenched island of Corfu and survival against all odds. Fans of Victoria Hislop, The Nightingale and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will fall in love with Burning Island. Readers are hooked on Burning Island: ‘Two tragic stories, both equally well told. I couldn't put the book down. The book will keep you reading until the end. It is exciting and tragic at the same time. It will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens next. This is one book you will not want to miss. I recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Told in two different time periods, this is a story that will leave you in tears, as humanity is exposed at its very worst, but also its very best’ Cayo Costa, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The way this author writes I could feel what the Jewish people were going through… this story will make you cry in some spots so beware when you take up this book. You'll not want to put it down!… you might want a box of tissues too. I highly recommend this book’ Red Headed Book Lady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written story with a dual storyline. Tragic and sad but filled with strong women this story will have you crying and reaching for that ray of hope… I had never read any book on Hitler’s reach in Greece. Wonderful book. Definitely recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow where to start with this one… both stories are gripping in themselves and as both storylines continue you are gripped with each of them… willing them on’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Have to admit to shedding a few tears at the end and will be keeping an eye out for more of this author’s work, this book won’t disappoint and it highlights the journey of the Corfu Jews and how they were treated by the Germans’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A captivating novel… You will not regret reading this book. Suzanne Goldring did a fantastic job of writing this.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was a heart wrenching story and it was told well. Having no idea there were Jews on Corfu, even though I know Greece suffered horribly at the hands of the Germans during WWII. A dual timeline novel made it even more interesting. These stories are difficult to read, but authors such as Suzanne Goldring bring you the reality, capturing the history and the humanity that can't help but draw you in.’ Goodreads Reviewer. ‘This was a beautiful story, though heartbreaking and tragic. The writing flowed perfectly and made even a sad story such as this a joy to read. I felt the emotions in every character to the point that I was in tears. I especially liked seeing a WWII story focusing on strong women. I look forward to reading more from this author!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Two storylines come together beautifully in this historical fiction story. They cross over in ways that I didn't see coming and both stories show us strong women in different situations. I really loved the flow of this story and I would love to see what else this author has out there. The characters are all written wonderfully and I couldn't put this down.’ Crossroad Reviews ‘I really enjoyed this book. I found the juxtaposition between the two story lines very interesting and captivating… Both storylines cross in a beautiful and unexpected way, drawing Amber, Anna, and Matilde closer and giving them an even deeper appreciation for their lives.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Dining with the Durrells

Dining with the Durrells
Author: David Shimwell,Lee Durrell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1529337542
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dining with the Durrells Book Excerpt:

'We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother's gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes dark, rich and moist, crammed with fruit; brandy snaps brittle as coral and overflowing with honey. Conversation was almost at a standstill; all that could be heard was the gentle tinkle of cups, and the heartfelt sigh of some guest, accepting another slice of cake.' - My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell In Dining with the Durrells, David Shimwell has delved into the Durrell family archives to uncover Louisa Durrell's original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family. From her recipe for 'Gerry's Favourite Chicken Curry' to 'Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam', and including the family stories and photos that accompany them, this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine-filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.

The Ionian Islands and Epirus

The Ionian Islands and Epirus
Author: Jim Potts
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0199754160
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ionian Islands and Epirus Book Excerpt:

Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the population of Greece, yet they have made a huge contribution to the culture of the country, before and since becoming part of the Greek state. The unsurpassed beauty of the islands and of the Pindus Mountains has stimulated the imagination of countless writers and artists from Homer to Byron, Edward Lear and the Durrells, Louis de Berniéres and Nicholas Gage, as well as scores of nineteenth-century travellers. Drawing a mosaic portrait of the Ionian Islands and special places of interest in Epirus, Corfu resident Jim Potts focuses on the landscapes, legends, traditions, and historical events that have appealed most strongly to the imaginations of writers, residents and travellers. Ranging from the mythical leap of Sappho and the mystery of Calypso's island to the impact of tourism on modern-day Corfu, this book reveals the extraordinary cultural legacy of this beautiful part of the world. ODYSSEUS AND SAPPHO: the landscapes of the poets; Homer's Ithaca and Scheria; Sappho's leap; the identification of Dodona; classic ground; King Pyrrhus. THE SEVEN ISLANDS: Strategic issues; Corfu v. Kefalonia; Byron and Casanova; Empress Elizabeth of Austria; Greek writers, Solomos, Laskaratos, Theotokis and Valaoritis. TURKEY, VENICE, BRITAIN, GREECE: conflict and occupation; union and liberation; the Second World War and civil war; nationalism and identity; cultural differences.

Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature

Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature
Author: Paschalis Nikolaou
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1527548716
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature Book Excerpt:

Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature brings together literary experts in two traditions and some contemporary novelists writing in them: this distinctive group includes Katy Hayes, Mia Gallagher, Deirdre Madden, Paraic O’Donnell, Christos Chrissopoulos, Panos Karnezis, Sophia Nikolaidou, and Ersi Sotiropoulos. Their work is presented in context, not only through excerpts from published and unpublished fiction, but also through eight self-reflective essays that enhance our understanding of these authors’ themes and modes. All these critical texts originate from a unique gathering of scholars and creative talent held at the Ionian University, Corfu, in October 2017, predominantly exploring Greek and Irish prose writing and the relationships between them. This volume paints a more complete picture through added scenes from drama, poetry and translation, and through considerations of the history and associations of two literatures at the edges of Europe. Translation is integral to the dialogues fostered; the selected works by the Irish and Greek writers can be read in both Greek and English, a manifestation of, and a further point in, the reception of these authors beyond Greece and Ireland. The book opens with a comprehensive introductory essay by Joanna Kruczkowska, and further insights into the creative mind and aspects of publishing are provided through a roundtable with the authors recorded at the time of the festival. This material further contributes to a remarkably structured look at the business of writing and the workings of two literary systems.

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die
Author: James Mustich
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1523504455
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Excerpt:

“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —THE WASHINGTON POST Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Greek Islands

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Greek Islands
Author: DK Eyewitness
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 0241584442
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Greek Islands Book Excerpt:

With crystal-clear waters, picturesque villages and legendary historic sites, the Greek islands offer irresistible escapes in abundance and endless sun-dappled days. Make the most of your trip to this Mediterranean paradise with DK Eyewitness Top 10. Planning is a breeze with our simple lists of ten, covering the very best that the Greek Islands have to offer and ensuring that you don't miss a thing. Best of all, the pocket-friendly format is light and easily portable; the perfect companion while out and about. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Greek Islands is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime. Inside DK Eyewitness Top 10 Greek Islands you will find: -Detailed Top 10 lists of the Greek Islands' must-sees including Corfu Old Town, Crete, Temple of Aphaia, and Delos -Easy-to-follow itineraries including ideas for day trips, weekends and a week's worth of plans to make the most out of each and every day Expert advice: honest recommendations on the Greek Islands' most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, eating out and sightseeing, with top tips on getting ready, getting around and staying safe -Themed lists including the best outdoor activities, secluded beaches, historic castles, Greek dishes, and much more - Practical tips: Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip, including family activities and things to do for free - Detailed maps including a laminated pull-out map of the Greek Islands, plus seven full-colour area maps - Covers: Greek Islands Highlights, Corfu Old Town, Rhodes Old Town, Monastery of St John, Pátmos, Delos, Néa Moní, Híos, Pythagóreio and Heraion, Sámos, Crete, Palace of Knossos, Crete, Temple of Aphaia, Égina, Évvia, Crete, The Dodecanese, The Northeast Aegean Islands, The Sporádes and Évvia, The Argo-Saronic Islands Looking for more on Greece's culture, history and attractions? Try our DK Eyewitness Greece or DK Eyewitness Greek Islands. About DK Eyewitness: At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.

Modern British Nature Writing 1789 2020

Modern British Nature Writing  1789   2020
Author: Will Abberley,Christina Alt,David Higgins,Graham Huggan,Pippa Marland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN: 1107191327
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern British Nature Writing 1789 2020 Book Excerpt:

Why do we speak so much of nature today when there is so little of it left? Prompted by this question, this study offers the first full-length exploration of modern British nature writing, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on non-fictional prose writing, the book supplies new readings of classic texts by Romantic, Victorian and Contemporary authors, situating these within the context of an enduringly popular genre. Nature writing is still widely considered fundamentally celebratory or escapist, yet it is also very much in tune with the conflicts of a natural world under threat. The book's four authors connect these conflicts to the triple historical crisis of the environment; of representation; and of modern dissociated sensibility. This book offers an informed critical approach to modern British nature writing for specialist readers, as well as a valuable guide for general readers concerned by an increasingly diminished natural world.

The English Circle Class 08

The English Circle Class 08
Author: Reena Shukla
Publsiher: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9352722175
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Circle Class 08 Book Excerpt:

This series is a multi-skill structured course in English with an intense focus on grammar structure practised through the LSRW skills. Some of the key features of this series include HOTS, Life skills, exercises based on the principle of multiple intelligences and learn-by-doing methods as well as projects and sample test papers to evaluate all skills.

The Mirror of Antiquity

The Mirror of Antiquity
Author: David Wills
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 1443806609
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror of Antiquity Book Excerpt:

During the last century, writers as diverse as William Golding, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, and Laurie Lee, were captivated by Greece. They were joined in their production of travel accounts by hundreds of lesser-known authors. This book exposes how the responses of travellers were conditioned by much more than their own opinions and personalities. The British education system, classical scholarship, and the heroism demonstrated by the Greeks during the Nazi invasion of their country, all contributed to shaping travel narratives. The author analyses the way in which all of the major archaeological sites were described—including the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi, Olympia, Heinrich Schliemann’s Mycenae, and Sir Arthur Evans’ Knossos in Crete. The representation of the modern Greek people, particularly in the period after the Second World War, is also explored at length. Viewed as relics of the past, the Greeks in literature were given the qualities and appearance of their ancestors. David Wills shows how in the hands of twentieth century travel writers, Greece became less a modern country, and more a mirror of antiquity. This book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of travel and tourism, reception of the classical past, and recent Greek history.