Literature

Friendship

The plot of this novel is a love triangle with an uncertain ending. Naojima, a literature student and promising writer, meets Sugiko, his friend’s sister. That same day he falls in love with her. The only...

The Fires of Autumn

Fire in the Blood is a book finished shortly before the deportation and death of the author, and has been edited and published posthumous in 1957. Two versions of the novel with substantial differences are...

Evelyn Waugh, A Biography

The biography seems comprehesive and has earthy elements. While at Oxford, he entered into 2 homosexual relationships, and drank heavily. 

His first marriage was annulled.

Evelyn Waugh...

Paradise

Toni Morrison uses her mastery of powerful imagery to create a story in which she defines her own morality.  She rightly disagrees with the dominance of men over women, but then goes on to redefine many...

Appleby and Honeybath

Squire Grinton is the owner of an off-limits library in his country seat, and his small band of guests include the painter Charles Honeybath, commissioned to paint a portrait of the squire. Honeybath strays...

Barracoon

This nonfiction work is based on a series of interviews with Cudjo Lewis, the last survivor of the Middle Passage slave trade in the 1800s. Hurston allows the reader to enter Cudjo's world through...

Adeline Mowbray

'Adeline Mowbray' tells the story of a young girl who, having fallen in love with the philosopher Frederic Glenmurray, a fierce critic of the institution of marriage, becomes determined to not get married...

Moonlight Mile

Private investigators Kenzie and Gennaro take on the case of a missing 16-year-old girl.  This leads them into the world of crime, drugs, violence and mental instablility.  Any character in the story with a...

The Sari shop

The novel recreates a modern India through the eyes of a young low middle-class man who works as an assistant in a saris shop, in the city of Amritsar (north of the country, in the state of Punjab). His...