Presents an account of the author's observations of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s. It provides descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment.
Ring for your maid, and when she comes in we'll pounce upon her and tear off her face. I'll wear her face tonight instead of mine.' These dreamlike, carnivalesque fables by one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement are masterpieces of invention and grand-guignol humour.
"The apparently fixed constellations of family relationships, the recurrent beauties of nature, the flaming or flickering patterns of love and lust--all the elements of Kawabata's fictional world are combined in an engrossing novel that rises to the incantatory fascination of a N-ō drama." --"Satu ...Show more
'A work of rare brilliance' The Times Charmer, fabulist and tailor to Panama's rich and powerful, Harry Pendel loves to tell stories. But when the British spy Andrew Osnard - a man of large appetites, for women, information and above all money - walks into his shop, Harry's fantastical inventions take o ...Show more
What use to a being that lives beneath a sun are jewels of gas and silver stars of ice?' From a giant of twentieth-century science fiction, these four miniature space epics feature crazy inventors, surreal worlds, robot kings and madcap machines.
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.
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
In 1960, the author set out to rediscover his native land. He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of its people. Accompanied only by his dog, Charley, he travelled all across the United States in a pick-up truck. His journey took him through almost forty states. Th ...Show more
The Trial (original German title: Der Process,later Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925. One of his best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with th ...Show more