New Books List

Publisher:

Gurgaon, Haryana, India : Penguin Books, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 891.22 K144A 2016

Pages:

xxix, 347 pages ; 21 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Publisher:

New Delhi : Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 823.92 F175B 2018

Pages:

190 pages ; 20 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Akshay Saxena, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher. Akshay finds himself in a job where he has to do the impossible. Angus Lee, the new owner of Thomson Lee Books, wants at least five bestsellers in the coming year, failing which the business would be wound up. He has to find a way of making a success out of books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss. Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? And what about his own life and love in office? Find out in this riveting read.
Publisher:

New York : Catapult, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 892.737 A397C 2019

Pages:

xi, 243 pages : illustration ; 21 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
"In the village of al-Awafi in Oman, we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla, who chooses to refuse all offers and await a reunion with the man she loves, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families, their losses and loves, unspool ... against a backdrop of a rapidly changing Oman, a country evolving from a traditional, slave-owning society into its complex present"--
Publisher:

Lahore : Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 910.4 T176D 2018

Pages:

288 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Publisher:

London : Penguin Books, 2008.

Call Number:

KIC 843.0108 L433F 2008

Pages:

viii, 239 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
In these nine unforgettable and impressionistic 'tales of little madness', the Nobel Prize-winning author Le Clézio explores how the physical sensations we experience every day can be as strong as feelings of love or hate, with their power to bring chaos to our lives. In 'The Day that Beaumont became Acquainted with his Pain', a man with toothache spends the night seeking ways to disown his throbbing jaw; in 'Fever', Roch finds his mind transported by sunstroke; while in 'A Day of Old Age' little Joseph tries to comprehend the physical suffering of a dying old woman. Set in a timeless, spaceless universe, these experimental and haunting works portray the landscape of the human consciousness with dazzling verbal dexterity and power.
Publisher:

London, Eyre Methuen Ltd., 1973.

Call Number:

KIC 822.914 P659F 1973

Pages:

367 pages 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Publisher:

New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books , 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 823.914 R884H 2019

Pages:

ix, 465 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
Publisher:

New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 400 B658M 2017

Pages:

x, 641 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Chosen for their accessibility and variety, the readings in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Third Edition, engage students in thinking about the nature of language--arguably the most uniquely human of all our characteristics--and its involvement in every aspect of human society and experience. Instead of taking an ideological stance on specific issues, the text presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including unit and chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and application questions; suggested further reading; and a comprehensive glossary. Questions of power, identity, interaction, ideology, and the nature of language and other semiotic systems are woven throughout the third edition of Making Sense of Language, making it an exemplary text for courses in language and culture, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and four-field anthropology.
Publisher:

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 822.914 P111 2009

Pages:

vi, 201 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
'Pinter Et Cetera', edited by Craig N. Owens, is among the first volumes published since playwright Harold Pinter's death to account for the many ways his poems, plays, fiction, screenwriting, and public statements have influenced the creative work of artists and writers worldwide. It collects nine essays by nine scholars from five nations, each approaching Pinter's work from a different perspective. Together, these essays offer a compelling argument for thinking of Pinter not merely as a unique writer whose individual genius has introduced the world to a particular aesthetic, but more importantly, as an artist working within numerous traditions, influencing and influenced by the work of painters, installation artists, film directors, photographers, poets and, of course, theatre-makers.
Publisher:

Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.

Call Number:

KIC 822.914 M572P 1995

Pages:

xxi, 343 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Pinter in Play provides a survey of diverse readings of the Harold Pinter canon organized around and presented in terms of the major critical schools of the past twenty-five years, from New Criticism to deconstruction to poststructuralism. Reflecting on the cultural, personal, sociological, and philosophical contexts of these diverse critical perspectives and the critics who express them, this book is equally about the act or the art of literary criticism and itself an important work of literary criticism. Drawing on interviews with Pinter scholars, Susan Hollis Merritt shows how critics "play" with Pinter and thereby seriously enforce personal, professional, and political affiliations. Cutting across traditional academic and nonacademic boundaries, Merritt argues that greater cooperation and collaboration among critics can resolve conflicts, promote greater social equity, and foster ameliorative critical and cultural change.
Publisher:

Vancouver ; Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 822.914 B167P 2018

Pages:

xv, 265 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
"Pinter's World presents an analysis based on recently published biographies and reminiscences and extensive consultation of Pinter's archive at the British Library, of his friendships, and obsessions. Topics extend beyond the subject's drama and screen plays, to his prose, journalism, poetry, letters, and artistic endeavors"--
Publisher:

New Delhi : Sahitya Akademi, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 894.81136 P993P 2014

Pages:

xl, 821 pages ; 23 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Publisher:

London : Bloomsbury Publishing , 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 823.92 H239R 2019

Pages:

283 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
'A thrilling, razor-sharp critique of US foreign policy ... Red Birds is an incisive, unsparing critique of war and of America's role in the destruction of the Middle East. It combines modern and ancient farcical traditions in thrilling way' Guardian American pilot Major Ellie has crashed his plane in the middle of a desert. Lucky for him there's room for him at the very refugee camp he was supposed to bomb. Teenage Momo doesn't see it that way: the camp is a trap, not a refuge. His brother's missing, his parents are in a rage, and an aid worker won't stop trying to interview him for her book on the Teenage Muslim Mind. Savage, irreverent and deliciously dark, Red Birds is a masterful unravelling of intertwined fates in a forgotten war-scape - and a brilliant satire about satire about the absurdity of war and the impossibility of peace.
Publisher:

New Dehli : Manjul Publishing House , 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 891.5511 B256R 2018

Pages:

xiv, 223 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Rowdy, ecstatic and sometimes stern, these teaching stories and fables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi's vision. Included here are the notorious "Latin parts" that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. For Rumi, anything that human beings do however compulsive affords a glimpse into the inner life. Here are more than 40 fables or teaching stories that deal with love, laughter, death, betrayal and the soul. The stories are exuberant, earthy and bursting with vitality much like a painting by Hieronymus Bosch or Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The characters are guilty, lecherous, tricky, ribald and finally possessors of opened souls.
Publisher:

India : Sanjay D, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 494.8138242 D111S 2019

Pages:

xi, 233 pages : illstrations ; 29 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Spoken Telugu for Absolute Beginners is the most comprehensive English guide for Telugu Language on the market for Absolute beginners: This book is a structured and systematic approach to teach yourself spoken Telugu. Written by a well-experienced teacher specialized in teaching Telugu to foreigners. What is unique about this book? What makes it better than other Telugu language learning books?
Publisher:

Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 821.009 P993A 2007

Pages:

xii, 498 pages : illustrations, figures ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
George Puttenham's Art of English Poesy is a foundational work of English Renaissance criticism and literary theory. Rich in detail about the nature, purpose, and functions of poetry as well as the poet's character and goals, it is also a valuable historical document, offering generous insight into Elizabethan court culture, implicitly on display in the attitudes and values of the writer. His illustrative anecdotes enable us to watch European courtiers negotiating their social and political relationships with one another as well as with rulers and social inferiors. This new critical edition of The Art of English Poesy contains the first modernized and fully annotated edition of Puttenham's 1589 text; a substantial introductory essay by Frank Whigham and Wayne A. Rebhorn; a comprehensive bibliography; several glossaries and appendixes; and an index. The editors' masterly essay introduces Puttenham to modern readers and situates The Art of English Poesy in the context of the rhetorical theory, poetics, and courtly conduct of its time. The introduction also includes a concise biography of Puttenham based on a variety of new and unfamiliar data: he married an older and much richer woman whom he badly mistreated; indulged habitually in a life of sexual predation; was repeatedly sued, arrested, and imprisoned; survived several supposed attempts on his life; and died, nearly indigent, in 1591.
Publisher:

India : Manjul Publishing House , 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 891.5511 J26B 2019

Pages:

xxii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Philip Pullman, author of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, has remarked that "after nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need. This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems open the mystical portal to the world of the ancient mystic. These stories include well-known and popular tales such as "Angel of Death," "The Sufi and His Cheating Wife," "Moses and the Shepherd," "Chickpeas," and "The Greek and Chinese Painters" as well as the less commonly quoted parables: "The Basket Weaver," "The Mud Eater," and "A Sackful of Pebbles." Rumi's voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the discerning reader to higher levels of introspection and attainment of transcendent values. Mafi's translations delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi's poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi's writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the Masnavi.
Publisher:

New York : Grove Press : 2006.

Call Number:

KIC 822.914 P659E 2006

Pages:

v, 404 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Harold Pinter is one of our most profound poets and playwrights, with work ranging from his plays The Caretaker, The Homecoming, and Betrayal to such poems as "The Bombs" and "Death." A writer known for his searing exploration of power, Pinter gives us an electrifying look into the often uncomfortable relationships between people -- whether family members or political opponents. The Essential Pinter, which includes key plays, poetry, essays, and screenplays, is an indispensable companion for anyone wishing to delve into the astonishingly dazzling and frequently ominous world of Harold Pinter. In voyaging in, we not only come to fully appreciate the breadth of a body of work spanning over fifty years, but acquire a better understanding of human interaction.
Publisher:

London : Vintage Books, 2008.

Call Number:

KIC 843.914 L433G 2008

Pages:

312 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Upon an immense stretch of flat ground at the mouth of a river bathed in sunlight rises Hyperpolis. It stands there, surrounded by its four asphalt car-parks, to condemn us - a huge enveloping supermarket. Each of us will see ourselves reflected in the characters who move mindlessly about Hyperpolis, but The Giants is a call to rebellion. This bold and inventive novel is the work of a tremendously talented writer and both an intoxicating and exhilarating read.
Publisher:

London : pan books , 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 823.914 A211H 2017

Pages:

xii, 732 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
An international phenomenon and pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, novel, stage play, comic book and film. Following the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, Hitchhiker’s in its various incarnations has captured the imaginations of curious minds around the world . . . It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON'T PANIC.
Publisher:

Lahore : New Line, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 822.209 U86P 2018

Pages:

129 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary: