What did she expect of him? What was her quest? Did she have an unfulfilled desire?' Tales of transgressive desire and erotic adventure are recounted in these four shimmering pieces.
The papers all said he was a fiend. I read all the papers. That's what they all said.' One of America's greatest writers explores mob violence, voyeurism and betrayal in these unforgettable tales of Californian life.
A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon's masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Said's Orientalism or The Autob ...Show more
Oh the cruelty of time, that destroys all things!' Beguiling, strange and hair-raising tales from early 20th century Japan- Nagai's Behind the Prison, Uno's Closet LLBand Akutagawa's deeply macabre General Kim.
I knew he was imagining a really lovely girl - all curves, curls, heart and hidden claws.' In stories that span the course of a lifetime - from childhood in the Caribbean to adolescent modelling in Paris; and from lonely adulthood to old age and beyond - here are women adrift, at sea, down but not quite ...Show more
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This comedy of manners follows the decline into debauchery of two different women, one a spinster who turns into a high class prostitute and the other a woman who changes her husband for Pacifia, a Panamanian. The author has previously written "Everything is Nice" and "A Little Original Sin".
A modernist novel of supreme stylistic innovation, James Joyce's "Ulysses" is the towering achievement of twentieth century literature. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition includes an introduction by Declan Kiberd. For Joyce, literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'. Written betwe ...Show more
One of the twentieth century's great undisputed masterpieces, Malcolm Lowry's "Under the Volcano" includes an introduction by Michael Schmidt in "Penguin Modern Classics". It is the fiesta 'Day of the Dead' in the small Mexican town of Quauhnahuac. In the shadow of the volcano, ragged children beg coins ...Show more
Eighteen, on her own and independent as much through circumstance as character, Anna has exchanged the West Indies of her childhood for the cold greyness of England, with its narrow streets and narrower rules. As she drifts towards the demi-monde of 1914 London, she comes to realise that life will never ...Show more
How do we see the world around us? "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. "Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak." "But, there is also another sense in whi ...Show more
It was what we call in the trade a potato . . . ' Tales of low-lifes and grifters trying to make ends meet in pre-War Germany.
Do I wish to keep up with the times? No. My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can' The great American poet, novelist and environmental activist argues for a life lived slowly.