Author: Edward Thomas
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5565The late Dr. W. I. Knapps Life John Murray and Mr. Watts Dunton s prefaces are the fountains of information about Borrow and I have clearly indicated how much I owe to them.
A Journey Through Spain and Portugal
Author: Guy Arnold
Category: Authors, English
View: 6048George Borrow - brilliant linguist, expert on gypsy culture and author of Wild Wales (1862) - remains an enigmatic character whose fiction and travel writing mix autobiography and invention. From 1835 to 1840, he worked as an agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, attempting to distribute Protestant Testaments in fiercely Catholic Spain. The outcome of this controversial and risky enterprise is The Bible in Spain, an account of his wanderings published in 1843. In the Footsteps of George Borrow brings to life the scenery and culture of Spain as well as the complex personality of the man who described it in the 1830s. In the course of his travels, Guy Arnold considers Borrow's ambiguous religious beliefs, his avowed taste for the social lowlife and his mysterious liaison with a widow from Norfolk. He also compares modern Spain with that of Borrow's time and finds - civil war and brigandage apart - that much remains surprisingly the same.
Author: Stan Kirby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 2467Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must decide if new student Sally Williams is friend or foe in this third Captain Awesome story. MI-TEE! Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are up to their old tricks...saving the universe through the defeat of one bad guy at a time. From Mr. Drools to Dr. Spinach, evil doesn’t stand a chance in Sunnyview! But when a new student named Sally Williams joins Ms. Beasley’s class, the boys wonder if she is friend or foe. Eugene also contemplates inviting a new feline friend to join the Squad… much to Turbo’s disapproval. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!
Essays and Reflections on the Man and His Teachings
Author: Jacob Needleman,George Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
View: 1885"This 449-page collection of essays on the life of the famous (or infamous?) George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff could serve as the definitive tome on the eccentric and enigmatic teacher."
Author: Daniel Ogilvie
View: 3119From the worst-selling author of Home Thoughts from a Man comes a brand new, blackly comic novel. George is screaming inside and he doesn't understand why. George's friend, Frank, has his own troubles--but he also has a new woman in his life, a woman their other friend Matthew is also in love with. But these are nothing compared to the battles George has at work. Will the yellow team win the idiotic team building event? Will George win his battle with the HR manager? Will Frank (ever) learn to be more suave in his love-making? Which of the protagonists murders who? Will Hannah's father find his Mapuche maidens? And what's Mr. Benson's role in all this?
Author: Luke Rhinehart
Publisher: The Overlook Press
View: 830Classic novel of the 70s, back in print. The cult classic that can still change your life…Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart—and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the cult bestsellers of our time.
Author: Jules Feiffer
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
View: 1177Bark, George says George's mother, and George goes: Meow which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, Bark, George. And George goes, Quack, quack. What's going on with George? Find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer.
The American Way of Debt
Author: Louis Hyman
Category: Business & Economics
View: 6188In this lively history of consumer debt in America, economic historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today’s problems are not as new as we think. Borrow examines how the rise of consumer borrowing—virtually unknown before the twentieth century—has altered our culture and economy. Starting in the years before the Great Depression, increased access to money raised living standards but also introduced unforeseen risks. As lending grew more and more profitable, it displaced funds available for business borrowing, setting our economy on an unsustainable course. Told through the vivid stories of individuals and institutions affected by these changes, Borrow charts the collision of commerce and culture in twentieth-century America, giving an historical perspective on what is new—and what is not—in today’s economic turmoil. A Paperback Original
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
View: 8329From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.
Its People, Language and Scenery
Author: George Henry Borrow
Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
View: 9322I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.