A Securitate general torn between the gruesome demands of his job as a top secret police commander and his conscience. A young man who learns for the first time what true love is, to only discover it was just an illusion. A strikingly beautiful girl unable to find her inner-self allowing destiny to run its course and sadly, becoming a victim of the corrupt communist system. All set against the historical background of the repressive regime in communist Romania in the 1970s, during the “golden era” of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. A White Dress is a story addressed and connected to the heart and to the soul. The heroes, in a continuous, illusory search for eternal love, for beauty and purity, in the end realise that a perfect world does not exist. They are sadly defeated by their own destiny, in which the intrinsic evil of the communist system plays a major role.
AUTHOR: STEFAN RAICU ISBN: 9781921596773 Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING Subtitle: Author: STEFAN RAICU
This Student Edition of All My Sons is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller’s play. It features an extensive introduction by Toby Zinman which includes: a chronology of Miller’s life and times; a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play. As Miller’s first successful play on Broadway, All My Sons launched his career and established Miller as America’s social critic. A devastating indictment of war-profiteering, the play exposes the awful price paid by self-interest and greed fostered by capitalism. Set in 1947 in the Keller family’s home in the mid-west, a shattered apple tree stands as a reminder of the pilot-son, lost during the war. Joe Keller has evaded justice for his part in the deaths of pilots caused by faulty engine parts manufactured in his factory, but the family is unable to put the past behind them.
AUTHOR: ARTHUR MILLER ISBN: 9781408108383 Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING Subtitle: Author: ARTHUR MILLER
This book attempts to determine the nature and meaning of the term ‘progressivism’ and assess its significance in the larger context of Urdu literature and, ultimately, South Asian literature. It investigates the emergence of the Progressive Movement in the subcontinent along with the indigenous and foreign influences: literary, historical, intellectual, and philosophical which set the stage for the Progressive Movement. Contrary to the belief held by some critics that the progressive movement was mostly if not
entirely, derived from English and Russian sources and influences, this study indicates that strong indigenous elements contributed equally, if not more, to the movement.
Author: CARLO COPPOLA
ISBN: 9780199403493 ISBN: 9780199403493 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: The Progressive Episode Author: CARLO COPPOLA
This book contains the results of a series of studies undertaken in Baldia Township, Karachi. The first chapter summarizes theoretical issues as, for example, the question of the displacement of people as a possible side-effect of legalization and upgrading of settlements. Chapter two describes Karachi’s main features, its housing problem and government housing policies. The third chapter places Baldia in perspective and the project’s scope of activities. Chapters four and five present and analyse the main findings of the survey, touching on demographic aspects, housing and services and the project’s financial consequences for the inhabitants of Baldia. The last chapters present the main conclusions and recommendations of the project.
ISBN: 9694020123 – Hardback
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS ISBN: 0091259819 Publisher: NELSON THORNES Subtitle: FIVE SHORT PLAYS Author: ALAN DURBAND
Taufiq Rafat is acknowledged as the finest Pakistani poet writing in English. He was born in Sialkot in 1927. Educated in Derra Dun, Aligarh and Lahore, he has been writing English verse for the past 45 years. His work has featured in three Oxford University Press collections of Pakistani English poetry, First Voices (1964), Pieces of Eight (1970), Wordfall (1976) and has been anthologised widely abroad in such publications as Poems of the Commonwealth, and Mentor’s Modem Asian Literature. His poems have been set in second-ary schools and College English courses in Africa, Australia and the United States, as well as in the intermediate English syllabi in the Punjab and Sind Universities in Pakistan.
His recent books include English verse renditions of the celebrated Punjabi poets Bulleh Shah and Qadir Yar’s Puran Bhagat; both volumes have received acclaim at home and abroad. He is now work-ing on a fourth book Lullabies of the Punjab, and is also in the pro-cess of writing his first novel in English.
This book brings us to 1978, and will be followed in due course by another volume called: Half Moon Poems 1979 — 1984.