After his schooling in South Suburban Schoolhe went for higher studies in Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administrationa college affiliated to the University of Calcutta.
The Most Iconic Books Set in Countries Around the World [Infographic] Posted 07 Julby Kimberly Mays Reading a book allows you to visit somewhere new, transporting you to the past, an imagined future, and entirely new worlds.
The best books are set in locations that are so vivid they feel like another character in the story. Many books are written by a local author who knows the back streets and unspoken history of a place.
Occasionally an author will fall deeply in love with a new place, however, and base a fantastically evocative setting on an adopted home instead.
Whether you are looking to revisit a favorite country or learn about someplace new, our list of the most iconic books set in countries has something for everyone. With this list, you can tour the entire world—without ever leaving home.
Get ready to travel someplace new without even putting on your shoes. Sit back, get comfortable, and read your way through our list of books set in countries around the world. Hosseini drew from his own childhood in Afghanistan when writing the book. After the book sold more than seven million copies in the U.
Broken April Broken April is a modern masterpiece written by one of the premier novelists in Albania today. The tale of a young man caught in a generations-old blood feud is written in a simple but evocative style.
The Plague depicts the Algerian city of Oran in the s and is considered a classic of existentialist literature. The refreshing voice of the narrator running throughout the story paints a multi-faceted picture of modern life in Angola.
The essay explores post-colonialism, the effect of tourism, and lingering racism in the West Indes. Although the topics are relevant and weighty, Kincaid manages to weave her experiences together in a way that is both lyrical and easy to read.
Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges may have been the most influential Spanish-language writer in the past century. Radetsky March Radetsky March by Joseph Roth paints a dynamic picture of the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the experiences of a family with close ties to the emperor.
As one of the best German-language novels of the century, Radetsky March is simultaneously weighty and ironic. Wind from the Carolinas A fictional account of the settlement of the Bahamas islands, Wind from the Carolinas follows aristocratic families loyal to the English crown as they flee the newly-formed United States at the end of the Revolutionary War.
Song for Night Song for Night opens with the young narrator, My Luck, waking up after a land mine explosion. Through My Luck, Chris Abani weaves together the brutality of war and the haunting beauty of humanity.
Voices from Chernobyl Svetlana Alexievich presents the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in a new way. Rather than examining the circumstances and details of the event, she tells her story through the personal experiences of hundreds of bystanders and witnesses to the disaster.
Voices from Chernobyl is non-fiction that reads like the most gripping fiction made all the more heartbreaking by the fact that it is true. When he finds himself without the money he needs to bribe embassy officials, Alvarez comes up with a dangerous scheme to rob a gold buyer in the vein of the thanks to his obsession with American crime dramas.
Daily coverage of Books and Authors by Vulture. A House for Mr. Biswas (Naipaul) Summary The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In this issue of IAMC News Digest Announcements. Activists disrupt Hindu supremacist conclave in Chicago, evoke violent reaction from extremists.
The Bridge on the Drina The Bridge on the Drina chronicles the troubled history of the former Yugoslavia through the story of a strategically important bridge over the Drina River on the border between present-day Bosnia and Serbia.
The Bridge on the Drina was an immediate literary classic after its publication in and continues to be an important pillar of modern European literature.Clarke's Bookshop (established in ) is situated in Cape Town, South Africa and carries both new and second hand books on Southern Africa.
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- UNESCO Club The young are said to be pure at heart while the old are said to be more experienced. But individuals from both these age groups are the softest at heart. The Miser's plot, involving a rich money-lender called Harpagon, whose feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers, is a comedy of manners to.
Directory of teaching and learning resources, including lesson plans, teaching guides, study guides, reading guides, discussion guides, litplans & more. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao () is a best-selling novel written by Dominican-American author Junot Díaz.
Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey where Díaz was raised.