In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as a landmark of contemporary ...

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as a landmark of contemporary fiction. The two novellas and three short stories it contains are all set in the Midwest, and together they offer a mythical reimagining of America’s heartland, with its punishing extremes of heat and cold, its endless spaces and claustrophobic households, its hidden and baffled desires, its lurking threat of violence. Exploring and expanding the limits of the short story, Gass works magic with words, words that are as squirming, regal, and unexpected as the roaches, boys, icicles, neighbors, and neuroses that fill these pages, words that shock, dazzle, illumine, and delight.

In the Heart of the Country

In the Heart of the Country


In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country

A haunting exploration of identity, history, displacement, and war from an Arab American perspective

In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country

A haunting exploration of identity, history, displacement, and war from an Arab American perspective

The Heart Of The Country

Worst Fears Beautiful and talented, Alexandra Luddisastaronthestage in London and a queen at her home inthecountry.Butherhusband, the great theatre critic Ned Ludd, hasjustdiedofaheartattack and her perfect world isabouttofallapart.

The Heart Of The Country

When Natalie's husband, Harry, kisses her and their two children goodbye, departs for the office, and never returns, Natalie immediately blames herself. If she hadn't been cheating on her husband every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, he never would have left her for his secretary, a local beauty queen... Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.

The Heart of the Country a Survey of a Modern Land

The Heart of the Country  a Survey of a Modern Land

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

A Companion to the Works of J M Coetzee

The importance of both Dusklands and In the Heart ofthe Country does not lie in their critique of colonialism and its various avatars; there needs no Coetzee to tell us that the white world's subjection of other races has been brutal ...

A Companion to the Works of J  M  Coetzee

New essays providing critical views of Coetzee's major works for the scholar and the general reader.

Sing Your Heart Out Country Boy

"Classic country songs and their inside stories by the people who wrote them"--from jacket cover.

Sing Your Heart Out  Country Boy

"Classic country songs and their inside stories by the people who wrote them"--from jacket cover.

Mary A Fiction and The Wrongs of Woman or Maria

Westminster Abbey,1 and to many sights, which he knew she never heard of in the country. Peggy too was thrifty, and how could she manage ... “She too had her portion of information, near at heart. Molly and Jacky were grown such little ...

Mary  A Fiction and The Wrongs of Woman  or Maria

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote these two novellas at the beginning and end of her years of writing and political activism. Though written at different times, they explore some of the same issues: ideals of femininity as celebrated by the cult of sensibility, the unequal education of women, and domestic subjugation. Mary counters the contemporary trend of weak, emotional heroines with the story of an intelligent and creative young woman who educates herself through her close friendships with men and women. Darker and more overtly feminist, The Wrongs of Woman is set in an insane asylum, where a young woman has been wrongly imprisoned by her husband. By presenting the novellas in light of such texts as Wollstonecraft’s letters, her polemical and educational prose, similar works by other feminists and political reformists, the literature of sentiment, and contemporary medical texts, this edition encourages an appreciation of the complexity and sophistication of Wollstonecraft’s writing goals as a radical feminist in the 1790s.

Country in My Heart

Country in My Heart


Parliamentary Debates

electricity supply to New Zealanders from one end of the country to the other . Opposition members are trying today ... The Labour Party's opposition to the dam is extraordinary , considering that the country's interests are at heart .

Parliamentary Debates