New Books List

Publisher:

London : Quercus, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 813.54 I246B 2011

Pages:

372 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Someone in Pakistan is killing the members of a new CIA intelligence unit that is trying to buy peace with America's enemies. It falls to Sophie Marx, a young CIA officer with a big chip on her shoulder, to figure out who's doing the killing and why.
Publisher:

Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 811.6 S642D 2017

Pages:

88 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don¿t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality-the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood-and a diagnosis of HIV positive. ¿Some of us are killed / in pieces,¿ Smith writes, ¿some of us all at once.¿ Don¿t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America-¿Dear White America¿-where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.
Publisher:

New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.

Call Number:

KIC 813.54 P888G 1998

Pages:

405 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Gain braids together two stories on very different scales. In one, Laura Body, divorced mother of two and a real-estate agent in the small town of Lacewood, Illinois, plunges into a new existence when she learns that she has ovarian cancer. In the other, Clare & Company, a soap manufacturer begun by three brothers in nineteenth-century Boston, grows over the course of a century and a half into an international consumer products conglomerate based in Laura's hometown. Clare's stunning growth reflects the kaleidoscopic history of America; Laura Body's life is changed forever by Clare. The novel's stunning conclusion reveals the countless invisible connections between the largest enterprises and the smallest lives.
Publisher:

New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 813.6 D411H 2016

Pages:

349 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman¿fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves¿must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.
Publisher:

London : Portobello Books, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 895.735 H233H 2016

Pages:

224 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Human Acts is a universal book, utterly modern and profoundly timeless. Already a controversial bestseller and award-winning book in Korea, it confirms Han Kang as a writer of immense importance.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Patriot Publishers, 1986.

Call Number:

KIC 891.1095491 F157P 1986

Pages:

124 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Are the dominant forces in pakistan carrying on a genocidal campaign against the regional culture, language and literature in that less-than-four-decade old country? Fahmida Riaz undertakes a survey of the situation of irrationality, bigotry, fanaticism and fundamentalism, the cross-currents of the Pakistan reality. The book reflects the centrifugation as seen in the regional literatures of pakistan. The Sindhi and Pushto languages are rich in their literary traditions.
Publisher:

[place is not identified] : Arthur Probsthain & Co, 1924.

Call Number:

KIC 891.55 N737H 1924

Pages:

2 volums.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Nezami¿s Haft peykar is a masterpiece of erotic literature, but it is also a profoundly moralistic work. In some modern studies it has been regarded more or less as a versified treatise on astrology, but this is a misapprehension. The point of the story is clearly that Bahr¿m¿s attempt to find happiness by living in accordance with the stars is a failure. The seven domes are built in perfect accord with the properties of the stars, but they are very nearly the cause of his downfall. In the end it is only justice that matters. Only by abandoning the pleasures represented by the seven domes and heeding the complaints of the seven victims of tyranny does Bahr¿m acquire the status of a true hero. And the essentially anti-fatalistic message is underlined by the story of the second (Greek) princess, which tells of a king who, because of an unhappy horoscope, had foresworn marriage, but then is led by the selfless love of a slave-girl to defy the astrologers and take his fate in his own hands.
Publisher:

University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, 1988.

Call Number:

KIC 418.02 R136A 1988

Pages:

xiv, 206 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
This book by a well-known translator and critic is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the linguistic and other more technical aspects of translating poetry, the second involved with more practice-oriented matters. The chapters in Part One examine the specific constraints of language and the unavoidable linguistic bases of translation; the constraints of specific languages; forms and genres; and prosody and comparative prosody. Part Two looks at the subjective element in translation; collaborative translation; the translation of oral poetry; and the translator's responsibility.