'To create today is to create dangerously' Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Pengu ...Show more
So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded' Drawing on his own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, James Baldwin's searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.
The morning became a long, drawn-out afternoon that became depthless night dawning innocently through the house' Tales of desire and madness from this giant of Brazilian literature.
The alphabet of the trees is fading in the song of the leaves' Filled with bright, unforgettable images, the deceptively simple work of William Carlos Williams revolutionized American verse, and made him one of the greatest twentieth-century poets.
Amidst a short spat between a married couple, the husband, a doctor, is summoned to the bedside of a dying man. So begins a series of involvements throughout the night in increasingly dangerous and deviant sexual adventures for Fridolin, who taken by a friend to a "secret" party, is forced to make choic ...Show more
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in ...Show more
'Good b.o means good "box office." You can smell it from a mile away' The legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol's hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty.
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic -- these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and ...Show more
Sadder than salad. From apples to artichokes, these glittering, fragmented, painterly portraits of food by the avant-garde pioneer Gertrude Stein are redolent of sex, laughter and the joy of everyday life.
One of the century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is pow ...Show more
Another hour gone. But I'm not afraid. There's only one thing I regret- that I've lived for so many years without knowing where human happiness is to be found.' In these stories, four writers - all exiles from revolutionary Russia - explore four deaths in a world in which old certainties have dissolved ...Show more