Corker's Freedom

Corker's Freedom

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307794321

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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First published thirty years ago, John Berger's tender and bittersweet novel is a book of dreams: dreams of freedom and romance, dreams that intoxicate and redeem, dreams that have the power to exalt their dreamers or dash them against hard truth. It is the unforgettable, often comical portrait of a dreamer, one William Corker, the genteel proprietor of a London employment agency, who, in his sixty-third year, has just moved out of the house he shared with his overbearing sister. As Corker takes his first steps into a life of passions, Berger creates a character of astonishing depth and liveliness—a man whose fantasies and ambitions are at once splendid and tragic.

Corker's Freedom

Corker's Freedom

Author: John Berger

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780679755135

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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Booker Prize-winning author John Berger brings us this tender and bittersweet novel is a book of dreams: dreams of freedom and romance, dreams that intoxicate and redeem, dreams that have the power to exalt their dreamers or dash them against hard truth. It is the unforgettable, often comical portrait of a dreamer, one William Corker, the genteel proprietor of a London employment agency, who, in his sixty-third year, has just moved out of the house he shared with his overbearing sister. As Corker takes his first steps into a life of passions, Berger creates a character of astonishing depth and liveliness—a man whose fantasies and ambitions are at once splendid and tragic.

Imagine Africa

Imagine Africa

Author: Mia Couto

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 9780914671190

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Imagine Africa and its theme of "Revolution" is introduced by Georges Lory who opens the collection with his essay, "Poets to your quills, Africa is taking off". Through a collage of poems, essays, fiction, and visual art, Imagine Africa gives us a glimpse of a kaleidoscopic contemporary Africa. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fart for Freedom

Fart for Freedom

Author: C.S. Davies

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452056036

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

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Two demented psychotic groups are engaged in a battle for moral, if not hygienic superiority. Fart For Freedom, with their freedom farters like the Silent But Deadly assassins and Curry Men explosive experts, are steadfastly led by their leaders; the Inner Rectum. Their sole purpose in life is to make the world a place where anyone can fart anytime and anywhere, without fear of retribution. Opposing them is STOP; the Society To Oppress Perverts- a group that brings a whole new meaning to the term anal retentiveness. Their puritanical view of the world sets them against the freedom farters at every turn. In the STOP world; clean equals serene. Unwillingly thrown into this turbulent situation is Algenon Plugg; a mild-mannered man with a traumatic past. After memories of his childhood catch up with him at a most inopportune time, he is hurled into a maelstrom that threatens death and destruction for anyone who crosses his path. If Fart For Freedom is to survive, they must eliminate the opposition before they themselves are eliminated.

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom

Author: Jack Martin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504078092

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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A Union Army captain is tasked with finding a turncoat before more blood is spilled—both on and off the battlefield—in this vivid historical mystery. Tennessee, Autumn 1863: The Confederate Army, after being defeated at Vicksburg, has rallied to a victory at Chickamauga. General Grant is on his way to aid the besieged Northern forces—but a highly placed spy is getting in the way of that mission. One officer has already been murdered to protect the traitor’s identity, and if the spy isn’t rooted out soon it may be the end for the Army of the Ohio. Grant recruits Cpt. Alphonso Clay for the job, but Clay’s work is complicated by a woman with her own nefarious agenda—and a little-known secret society . . . “I can’t wait to read the next Alphonso Clay book.” —RP Dahlke, author of the Dead Red Mysteries

A Fortunate Man

A Fortunate Man

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307794185

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience." --Susan Sontag

Dangerous Worlds

Dangerous Worlds

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: WordFire +ORM

ISBN: 9781614753841

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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The fantastic collection of bestselling author Brian Herbert’s short fiction, a volume packed with highly imaginative, intriguing stories and ideas. This is the first collection of Brian Herbert’s short fiction, a volume that is packed with highly imaginative, intriguing stories and ideas. In the previously unpublished “Death of the Internet,: Under Burning Skies,” the internet is wiped out—forever!—leaving hundreds of millions of people unable to function without a technology that they have become addicted to, and totally dependent upon. Another previously unpublished story, "Earth Games" describes an alien world where Earth people are kept prisoner and forced to perform competitions with hotrod automobiles. Those games strongly resemble rush-hour commute experiences in major U.S. cities, where drivers compete for lane space and make rude hand gestures to one another. A slight difference: the cars in this story have machine guns on the fenders, and cannons on the rooftops! Two of the stories in this collection—“Earth Games” and “The Stakeout”—were edited by Brian’s father Frank Herbert, the famed author of DUNE, in the early 1980s, and rewritten by Brian, with those expert comments in mind. A New York Times-bestselling author, Brian has written many works of fiction and non-fiction. Brian is best known as the coauthor of 14 new Dune-series novels, written with Kevin J. Anderson. In his solo books, Brian is known for addressing important social issues, such as the environment, politics, and religion. In his highly original novel OCEAN, the ocean and its sea creatures declare war on human civilization, in retaliation for pollution and other human-caused abuses that are fouling the waters of the planet. In DANGEROUS WORLDS, the characters find themselves in an ocean of deep, deep trouble, and must try to get out of seemingly impossible situations. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t!

One Mad Bid for Freedom

One Mad Bid for Freedom

Author: James Goonewardene

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: UOM:39015028463472

Category: Sri Lanka

Page: 139

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A Widly Hilarious Yet Ultimately Poignant Novel By Sri Lanka`S Finest Living English Language Novelist.