Berlin, in the words of Philip Hensher, editor of this anthology, 'has always been a city of desperate modernity', both in terms of urban architecture - largely a creation of the progressive 19th century, laid waste by World War II, temporary home of the infamous Wall - and in ways of living and behaving.
'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction'
Ranging from the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister to Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity, A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College, Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Published almost a decade later, Three Guineas breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitu
Advertisements for Myself is a comprehensive collection of the best of Norman Mailer's essays, stories, interviews and journalism from the Forties and Fifties, linked by anarchic and riotous autobiographical commentary. Laying bare the heart of a witty, belligerent and vigorous writer, this manifesto of Mailer's key beliefs contains pieces on his war experiences in the Philippines (the basis for his famous first novel The Naked and the Dead), tributes to fellow novelists William Styron, Saul Bel
The second offering in the Gerald Kraak Annual Anthology, As You Like It, is a collection of the short-listed entries submitted for the award. Showcasing some of the most provocative works of fiction, poetry, journalism, photography and academic writing created by allies of the LGBTQI+ community.
In Bit Rot, Douglas Coupland explores the different ways in which twentieth-century notions of the future are being shredded, and creates a gem of the digital age. As Coupland writes, `bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones'.
Begins with a letter the author writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark.
This selection of essays comes from Africa South, a remarkable magazine which, for five years in the early days of apartheid, presented a principled but non-partisan opposition to the National Party government's policies and practices.
Offers a selection of nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity's major authors, including poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction. This book tells about the wide range of arts and sciences, and thought and styles of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span 12 centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome.