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January 10, 2012

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Filed under: Book Reviews,Classics — The DJ @ 12:55 pm
Title: The Awakening Author: Kate Chopin Genre: Classics Publisher: Courier Corporation Release Date: 1993 Pages: 116

When first published in 1899, "The Awakening" shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the straitened confines

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Red Dog by Louis de BerniƩres

Filed under: Book Reviews,Classics — The Artist @ 12:55 pm
Title: Red Dog Author: Louis De Berni'res Genre: Classics Publisher: Random House Release Date: 2002 Pages: 119

“In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner. Karratha is a mining town a long way further north. I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. I felt

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Men without Women by Ernest Hemingway

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Title: Men Without Women Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Classics Publisher: Arrow Books Release Date: 1927 Pages: 130

A second collection of short stories that once again establish Hemingway as a novelist of exceptional power. Hemingway's men are bullfighters and boxers, hired hands and hard drinkers, gangsters and gunmen. Each of their stories deals with masculine toughness, unsoftened by woman's hand. Incisive, hard edged, pared down to the bare minimum, they

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Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

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Title: Two Serious Ladies Author: Jane Bowles Genre: Prostitution Release Date: 2010 Pages: 286

In a new series that could be called ‘lesser-spotted classics’ Peter Owens have just published various works of literature from the 20th century that, through no fault of their own, have been over-looked or were marginal successes. One such is Jane Bowles’ Two Serious Ladies. Championed in the introduction by Truman Capote, the

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