Book Die Taugenichtse

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  • Author : Samuel Selvon
  • Publisher : Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • Release : 2017-05-05
  • ISBN : 342343192X
  • Pages : 176 pages

Download or read Die Taugenichtse PDF, written by Samuel Selvon and published by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag. This book was released on 2017-05-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ein Roman wie ein Lieblingssong Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im "Zentrum der Welt", so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

Book The Lonely Londoners

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  • Author : Samuel Selvon
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 1985
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 136 pages

Download or read The Lonely Londoners PDF, written by Samuel Selvon and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 1985 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looking for a better life a group of West Indians face harsh conditions in London, including racism, bad weather, loneliness, and hard times

Book The Lonely Londoners

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  • Author : Sam Selvon
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-09-25
  • ISBN : 0241189462
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read The Lonely Londoners PDF, written by Sam Selvon and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta. 'His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared in 1956 as the definitive novel about London's West Indians' Financial Times 'The unforgettable picaresque ... a vernacular comedy of pathos' Guardian

Book Sam Selvon  The lonely londoners

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  • Author : The Open University
  • Publisher : The Open University
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • ISBN : 1473001072
  • Pages : 43 pages

Download or read Sam Selvon The lonely londoners PDF, written by The Open University and published by The Open University. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 43 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 10-hour free course explored the depiction of migration, and of memory as a vital part of the migrant's experience, in The Lonely Londoners.

Book The Lonely Londoners

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  • Author : Sam Selvon
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2022-05-31
  • ISBN : 0241504120
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read The Lonely Londoners PDF, written by Sam Selvon and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lonely Londoners, an unforgettable account of immigrant experience and one of the great twentieth-century London novels, now in in a stunning Clothbound Classics edition. At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London.

Book Acculturation in Sam Selvon s  The Lonely Londoners

Download or read Acculturation in Sam Selvon s The Lonely Londoners PDF, written by Stefan Hinterholzer and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2006-12-28 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Innsbruck (Department of English), course: New Ways of Writing Englishness, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Acculturation is a phenomenon whose importance is more and more increasing due to our modern society that is becoming more mobile and the world becoming more and more a place in which people move either freely or forced (refugees, emigrants looking for a better place to live etc.). Of course, there are certain obstacles that make this process of mobility more difficult. People from one culture leave their roots and start a new life in a new culture. As a consequence, they are forced to adapt to and to adopt this new culture to a certain extent. This is a very complex progress that is described by cultural studies. Just like any other experience, acculturation can be dealt with in literature. Literature can serve as a mirror that reflects cultural phenomena, human experiences, events in history etc. Literary studies deal with the interpretation of these depictions (or reflections) in literary works. Since literary and cultural studies can partly deal with the same topics, there are interfaces. The focus of this research paper will be on acculturation theories and their application to Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners with a further focus on the historical background that is intended to provide a better understanding of the acculturation process Selvon’s characters make through. It will also be analyzed how Selvon depicts his characters in their acculturation process, whether he uses stereotypes or a differentiated depiction and which problems the characters have to face. It will be shown in how far literature can reflect cultural phenomena and in how far this could be achieved in The Lonely Londoners.

Book Creolizing Culture

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  • Author : Maria Grazia Sindoni
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9788126905461
  • Pages : 392 pages

Download or read Creolizing Culture PDF, written by Maria Grazia Sindoni and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2006 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Past Few Years Much Theoretical Debate Has Explored Several Cultural Issues In The Anglophone Caribbean, Focusing On The Central Experience Of Colonialism As Well As On The Contemporary Postcolonial Condition And The Possible Formation Of Neo-Colonial Configurations.Some Of The Constituent Traits Of The Caribbean Experience Are Dealt With In This Study, Such As The Relationship Between The Caribbean And Great Britain From A Cultural And Literary Perspective In The Twentieth Century, Multiculturalism And Ethnicity, The Interplay Of Orality And Literature And An Investigation Of Linguistic Issues, In Particular The Creolization Of The English Language Under World Influences.Different Strands Are Brought Together In The Analysis Of Sam Selvon S London Trilogy The Lonely Londoners, Moses Ascending And Moses Migrating, Considering Questions Of Identity For Ex-Colonials In The Crucial Years Between The End Of World War Ii And The 1980S In Britain, Relationships Between European Versus African And Indian Cultural Heritage, Clash Of Cultures As Represented Via Language, Ideas Of National Identity As An Imaginative Process Also Reflecting Dynamics Of Power Inside Society.The Use Of Creole Represents An Ideal Clinging To Caribbean Modes Of Cultural Survival, Which Is Also Buttressed By The Postcolonial Contamination Of The Traditional Western Bourgeois Genre, The Novel. After The Colonial Demise, The Genre Of The Novel Mirrors Approaches Of Communication More Oral-Oriented Than Those Linked To Western Written Aesthetic Values, And The Strategies Used By Selvon Are Surveyed To Show The Interrelationships Between Language, Power, Literature And Cultural Identities. The London Trilogy Is Analysed According To Linguistic, Literary And Cultural Paradigms, Shedding Lights On The Relevance Of Selvon S Work For The Construction Of A Culturally Independent Caribbean Literature.It Is Hoped That The Present Book Will Prove Immensely Useful To The Students And Researchers Of English Literature Concerned With The Works Of Sam Selvon. While The Teachers Of The Subject Will Consider It An Ideal Reference Book, The General Readers Will Find It Highly Interesting.

Book The Business of Reading

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  • Author : Julian Lovelock
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 2022-02-24
  • ISBN : 0718895975
  • Pages : pages

Download or read The Business of Reading PDF, written by Julian Lovelock and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2022-02-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Business of Reading, Julian Lovelock charts the development of the English novel over the past hundred years. Smuggling in titles from Scotland, Ireland and the Caribbean, he focuses on twenty texts written since the end of the First World War, some well-known but others less so, placing them in their historical context. Novelists represented range from D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, through Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis and Iris Murdoch, to such contemporary writers as Ian McEwan, Maggie O'Farrell and Graham Swift. Written in a lucid style that reflects his expertise and enthusiasm, Lovelock's innovative selection, perceptive analysis and lightness of touch will appeal to the general reader, the book club member and the student. He argues that our response as readers is an important part of the creative process, and while he mainly avoids the critical '-isms' that have characterised recent academic debate, he introduces such concepts as intertextuality, metafiction and the role of the often unreliable narrator, showing how an appreciation of the way the language of fiction works can only add to our understanding and enjoyment.

Book Mongrel Nation

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  • Author : Ashley Dawson
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2007-07-13
  • ISBN : 9780472069910
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read Mongrel Nation PDF, written by Ashley Dawson and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2007-07-13 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mongrel Nation surveys the history of the United Kingdom’s African, Asian, and Caribbean populations from 1948 to the present, working at the juncture of cultural studies, literary criticism, and postcolonial theory. Ashley Dawson argues that during the past fifty years Asian and black intellectuals from Sam Selvon to Zadie Smith have continually challenged the United Kingdom’s exclusionary definitions of citizenship, using innovative forms of cultural expression to reconfigure definitions of belonging in the postcolonial age. By examining popular culture and exploring topics such as the nexus of race and gender, the growth of transnational politics, and the clash between first- and second-generation immigrants, Dawson broadens and enlivens the field of postcolonial studies. Mongrel Nation gives readers a broad landscape from which to view the shifting currents of politics, literature, and culture in postcolonial Britain. At a time when the contradictions of expansionist braggadocio again dominate the world stage, Mongrel Nation usefully illuminates the legacy of imperialism and suggests that creative voices of resistance can never be silenced.Dawson “Elegant, eloquent, and full of imaginative insight, Mongrel Nation is a refreshing, engaged, and informative addition to post-colonial and diasporic literary scholarship.” —Hazel V. Carby, Yale University “Eloquent and strong, insightful and historically precise, lively and engaging, Mongrel Nation is an expansive history of twentieth-century internationalist encounters that provides a broader landscape from which to understand currents, shifts, and historical junctures that shaped the international postcolonial imagination.” —May Joseph, Pratt Institute Ashley Dawson is Associate Professor of English at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island. He is coeditor of the forthcoming Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism.

Book Dwelling Places

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  • Author : James Procter
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780719060540
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read Dwelling Places PDF, written by James Procter and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dwelling Places explores some of the key venues of black British literary and cultural production across the postwar period: bedsits and basements; streets and cafes; train stations and tourist landscapes; the suburbs and the city; the north and south. Extending from central London to the outskirts of Glasgow, the book pursues a "devolving" landscape in order to consider what an analysis of "dwelling" might contribute to the travelling theories of diaspora discourse. What happens, for example, when we "situate" literatures of movement and migration? There are fresh readings of work by some of the key literary figures of the postwar years, including Sam Selvon, George Lamming, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Farrukh Dhondy, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie, Meera Syal and Jackie Kay. These writings are explored alongside a range of non-literary material, including photography, painting and film, in order to consider their relation to broader shifts in the politics of black representation over the past fifty years. This book will appeal to students of British and postcolonial literature.

Book Radical Fictions

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  • Author : Nick Bentley
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9783039109340
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read Radical Fictions PDF, written by Nick Bentley and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nick Bentley takes a fresh look at English fiction produced in the 1950s. By looking at a range of authors, he shows that the novel of the period was far more diverse and formally experimental than previous accounts have suggested.

Book Gendered Realities

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  • Author : Patricia Mohammed
  • Publisher : University of West Indies Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9789766401122
  • Pages : 566 pages

Download or read Gendered Realities PDF, written by Patricia Mohammed and published by University of West Indies Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader presents an understanding of Caribbean feminist scholarship. The essays deal with diverse topics including the role of women in Caribbean art; the development of "women's history" and "gendered history"; the representation of masculinity in Caribbean feminist thought; and more.

Book Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts

Download or read Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts PDF, written by Gita Rajan and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of coloniality and postcoloniality is the idea of empire. This book examines various theories of empire, and how they create networks of discourse in contemporary postcolonial settings. In exploring the idea of empire, the contributors consider such constructions as nation and modernity, identity politics, the status and role of exiles, and border intellectuals. Postcolonial texts considered include literature and films.

Book Black Agents Provocateurs  250 Years of Black British Writing  History and the Law  1770 2020

Download or read Black Agents Provocateurs 250 Years of Black British Writing History and the Law 1770 2020 PDF, written by Helen Thomas and published by Helen Thomas. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page 933 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black Agents Provocateurs: 250 Years of Black British Writing, History and the Law, 1770-2020 is a comprehensive analysis the invaluable contributions that black writers in Britain have made to British society over the last 250 years. This book closely examines the lives, trials and works of: British slaves in the eighteenth century, black authors, historians and medics in the nineteenth century, and black poets, playwrights, novelists and intellectuals in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It also highlights their contributions to legal changes, such as the Abolition of Slavery Act (1833), the Criminal Appeal Act (1907) and the Race Relations Act (1965), as well as the adverse effects that laws such as the Criminal Evidence Act (1984), the Asylum and Immigration Acts (1996) and the Coronavirus Act (2020) have had upon black lives in Britain.

Book Cities on the Margin  on the Margin of Cities

Download or read Cities on the Margin on the Margin of Cities PDF, written by Philippe Laplace and published by Presses Univ. Franche-Comté. This book was released on 2003 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Race Riots

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  • Author : Michael L. Ross
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 0773560130
  • Pages : 328 pages

Download or read Race Riots PDF, written by Michael L. Ross and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2006 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Race Riots, the first study of racial humour in the work of modern British authors, examines the complex ways in which laughter can either reinforce or subvert racial stereotyping. Filling a critical gap, Race Riots focuses on the rhetorical function of laughter within comic texts, a seldom studied dimension of the subject. It also explores the relationship between humour and power in society, concerns that are customarily treated separately." --Résumé de l'éditeur.

Book The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction  1950 2000

Download or read The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction 1950 2000 PDF, written by Dominic Head and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-07 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this introduction to post-war fiction in Britain, Dominic Head shows how the novel yields a special insight into the important areas of social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. Head's study is the most exhaustive survey of post-war British fiction available. It includes chapters on the state and the novel, class and social change, gender and sexual identity, national identity and multiculturalism. Throughout Head places novels in their social and historical context. He highlights the emergence and prominence of particular genres and links these developments to the wider cultural context. He also provides provocative readings of important individual novelists, particularly those who remain staple reference points in the study of the subject. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use on courses, this is the most current introduction to the subject available. An invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.