Essential: Essays by The Minimalists [Audiobook]
From Napoleon to Stalin, and Other Essays by E.H. Carr
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Overview: These essays now reprinted and prefaced by Jonathan Haslam, E.H. Carr’s biographer, give the reader a representative sample of Carr’s interests over several decades. They include fascinating picture portraits of figures, both major and minor, from the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-centuries, some of whom he knew at first hand. The reader will also find studied reflection on the major events and their impact including the Paris peace settlement of 1919 and the legacy of Stalin in Russian history. Carr is always lucid, with a taste for controversy. Novices, fans and critics alike will not be disappointed.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays through J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien
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Overview: The seven ‘essays’ through J.R.R. Tolkien assembled on this new paperback version have been with one exception delivered as common lectures on explicit events; and whilst they most commonly arose out of Tolkien’s paintings in medieval literature, they’re available to all. Two of them are all in favour of Beowulf, together with the well known lecture whose identify is taken for this guide, and one with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, given within the University of Glasgow in 1953.
Also integrated on this quantity is the lecture English and Welsh; the Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford in 1959; and a paper on Invented Languages delivered in 1931, with exemplification from poems within the Elvish tongues. Most well-known of all is On Fairy-Stories, a dialogue of the character of fairy-tales and fable, which supplies perception into Tolkien’s way to the entire style.
The items on this assortment quilt a duration of just about thirty years, starting six years ahead of the newsletter of The Hobbit, with a novel ‘educational’ lecture on his invention (calling it A Secret Vice) and concluding together with his farewell to professorship, 5 years after the newsletter of The Lord of the Rings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
The Practice of Writing: Essays, Lectures, Reviews and a Diary by way of David Lodge
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Overview: In this soaking up quantity, David Lodge turns his incisive crucial abilities onto his personal career, salutes the good writers who’ve influenced his paintings, wonders in regards to the motives of biographers, ponders the deserves of inventive writing lessons, pulls the rug from underneath sure theoretical critics and throws open the curtains on his personal workshop.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational