A modern masterpiece, voted the best Dutch novel of all time 'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.' Twenty-three-year-old Frits - office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes - finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the story of ten evenings in Frits's life at the end of December, as he drinks, smokes, sees friends, aimlessly wanders the gloomy city streets and tries to makes sense of the minutes, hours and days that stretch before him. Darkly funny and mesmerising, The Evenings takes the tiny, quotidian triumphs and heartbreaks of our everyday lives and turns them into a work of brilliant wit and profound beauty. Gerard Reve (1923-2006) is considered one of the greatest post-war Dutch authors, and was also the first openly gay writer in the country's history. A complicated and controversial character, Reve is also hugely popular and critically acclaimed- his 1947 debut The Evenings was chosen as one of the nation's 10 favourite books by the readers of a leading Dutch newspaper while the Society of Dutch Literature ranked it as the Netherlands' best novel of all time.
In 1963, a young man from Limerick takes his £25 savings and journeys to London to become an actor. To pay his way through drama school he works as a security guard, serves drinks to Miss World contestants at the Lyceum Theatre. And, while still a student, is picked to play a small role in Andorra in the inaugural season of the National Theatre.
Die angesehene Richterin Teoh Yun Ling, deren Erinnerungskraft schwindet, will sich noch einmal mit ihrer Vergangenheit auseinandersetzen. Kurz nach dem Krieg arbeitet sie, die einzige Überlebende eines japanischen Internierungslagers, als Anwältin für ein Tribunal, das japanische Kriegsverbrechen ahndet. Auch der Tod ihrer Schwester lässt sie nicht zur Ruhe kommen. Sie will für diese ein Denkmal schaffen. Da ihre Schwester eine Liebhaberin der japanischen Gartenkunst war, geht Yun Ling trotz ihres Hasses auf die Japaner bei dem japanischen Gärtner Aritomo in die Lehre. Aritomo, der einst Gärtner des japanischen Tenno war, verbirgt aber ein dunkles Geheimnis.
In the words of Time magazine, "A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece" by the author of The Great Fire Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival. Sophie, half English, half Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who is separated from his wife and family. In telling the story of their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid surface of polite Italian society to reveal the intense yearnings and surprising responses in sophisticated people caught up in emotions they do not always understand.
Collection of poetry dealing with everyday life, especially marginal groups such as the elderly, the unemployed and old Diggers. Author is a journalist and is currently Senior Writer with 'Brisbane News'. He previously wrote 'Plastic Parables'.
This timely report considers how childcare services are meeting the needs of parents working atypical hours. Using information from a survey of Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships in England, a survey of childcare providers from two local authorities and a number of case studies, the report addresses in particular what helps and what hinders the development of such services. It will be invaluable to policymakers, employers, academics and organisations with an interest in developing childcare services.
A former prostitute, now a counselor, tells about her work with the runaway, teen-aged prostitutes--female and male--of New York City and reports on the shocking circumstances of their lives and activities
Cheney travels to San Francisco, a city teeming with brothels, criminals, and immigrants. When the hospital decreed that none of these people will receive treatment, Cheney combats these prejudices and finds her only support in Shiloh Irons. When catastrophe suddenly strikes, Cheney finds herself unprepared for the overwhelming disaster.
When Barbara Pym died in 1980 she left a considerable amount of unpublished material. This volume contains an early novel, CIVIL TO STRANGERS, three novellas and an autobiographical essay, 'Finding a Voice', Pym's only written commentary on her writing career. In CIVIL TO STRANGERS the lives of a young couple, Cassandra Marsh-Gibbon and her self-absorbed writer husband Adam, are thrown into upheaval when a mysterious Hungarian arrives in their village.
New York, ausgehendes 19. Jahrhundert: Der Waisenjunge Peter Lake schlägt sich mit Diebstählen durch. Auf seinen Streifzügen durch die von Verfall und Verbrechen gezeichnete Stadt wird er von einem geheimnisvollen weißen Hengst begleitet, der ihm auf der Flucht vor einer Gangstermeute das Leben rettet. Als Peter in eine festungsgleiche Villa an der Upper West Side einbricht, begegnet er Beverly. Zwischen den beiden jungen Menschen entspinnt sich eine magische Liebesgeschichte ...
Vanishing Remmants of a Bygone Era : Anglo-Indians in India, North America, and the UK in 2000
Author: Blair Williams
Publisher: Calcutta Tiljallah Relief Inc
The book is a survey of the social, cultural and psychological aspects of Anglo-Indians (English male and Indian female parentage) in India, the UK and North America. The study was conducted from 1999 to 2001. Questions of integration of the community into the mainstream of their resident country are asked and answered
‘Curse’ is still haunting Bhangarh, will it ever be broken??? As the noon Sun bids farewell, this place comes alive. Once a beautiful place, it is now in ruins. This is the story of Bhangarh, a small town in Rajasthan, 80 km from the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur. Tourists feel a strange presence of formless forms and hear eerie war sounds and sounds of the dancers’ anklets. ¬ This place is acknowledged amongst the top ten haunted places in the world. It is believed that one who visits here at night did not return alive. ASI (Archeological Survey of India) has put a ban on visits after sunset and before sunrise. It is a well known fact that here the building structures have no roof and if someone tries to construct it, the roof falls down. This¬ kingdom and its people are waiting for their princess Ratnavati also known as ‘the Jewel of Rajasthan’ to remove the ‘Curse’.