The Uncommon Reader

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Download or read book The Uncommon Reader written by Alan Bennett and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny.

The Uncommon Reader

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN 10 : 9781429934534
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Download or read book The Uncommon Reader written by Alan Bennett and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2007-09-18 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author Alan Bennett revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.

The Uncommon Reader

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ISBN 10 : 9781473547445
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book The Uncommon Reader written by Helen Smith and published by Random House. This book was released on 2017-11-02 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE SUNDAY TIMES LITERATURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett – editor, critic and publisher’s reader – would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century British literature. Famed for his incisive criticism and unwavering conviction in matters of taste, Garnett was responsible for spotting and nurturing the talents of a constellation of our greatest writers. In The Uncommon Reader Helen Smith brings to life Garnett’s fascinating, often stormy, relationships with those writers – from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy, D.H. Lawrence to T.E. Lawrence, Henry Green to Edward Thomas. All turned to Garnett for advice and guidance at critical moments in their careers, and their letters and diaries offer an insight into their creative processes, their hopes and fears. Addressing questions of culture, fame and success, this absorbing portrait of a man who shaped the literary landscape as we know it asks us to consider genius – what it is, where it comes from and to whom it belongs.

Alan Bennett Reads The Uncommon Reader

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The Uncommon Reader

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ISBN 10 : 1897082576
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Download or read book The Uncommon Reader written by Marilyn Herbert and published by Bookclub in a Box. This book was released on 2009-06-09 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Bennett's majestic book, The Uncommon Reader, the Queen broadens her perspective by immersing herself into a never-ending world of words and ideas, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and more. We meet the Queen as she finds a strange van in her driveway that turns out to be a travelling library. She enters and borrows a book. One book leads to another and the Queen discovers the joys of reading for pleasure. Come along with Bookclub-in-a-Box and find out more about the Queen as Alan Bennett imagines and uses her to explore the world of literacy. Bennett uses his customary warmth, humour, and visionary skill to outline the life of a royal celebrity, opening the door between the Queen and her subjects to allow the humanity and understanding of both to intermingle. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide also includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and background information on the novel and the author.

Writing the Reader

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ISBN 10 : 9783110399844
Pages : 267 pages
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Download or read book Writing the Reader written by Dorothee Birke and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-08-08 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history of the novel is also a history of shifting views of the value of novel reading. This study investigates how novels themselves participate in this development by featuring reading as a multidimensional cultural practice. English novels about obsessive reading, written in times of medial transition, serve as test cases for a model that brings together analyses of form and content.

Cornelsen Senior English Library - Literatur/Ab 10. Schuljahr - The Uncommon Reader

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Download or read book Cornelsen Senior English Library - Literatur/Ab 10. Schuljahr - The Uncommon Reader written by Alan Bennett and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

˜Theœ uncommon Reader

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:1070592868
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Study Guide

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Download or read book Study Guide written by Supersummary and published by . This book was released on 2019-10-06 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 32-page guide for "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Duty of the Monarch and The Power of the Written Word.

Harper's Bazaar

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A Life Like Other People's

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ISBN 10 : 1429951591
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book A Life Like Other People's written by Alan Bennett and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2010-09-14 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FROM ONE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST In this poignant memoir of his parents' marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First published in the acclaimed collection Untold Stories, this tender, intimate family portrait beautifully captures the Bennetts' hopes, disappointments, and yearning for a life like other people's. With the sudden descent of his mother into depression, and later dementia, Bennett uncovers a long-held family secret in this extraordinarily moving and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography.

Untold Stories

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ISBN 10 : 9780571246892
Pages : 672 pages
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Download or read book Untold Stories written by Alan Bennett and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether he's discussing his modest childhood or his work with the likes of Maggie Smith, Thora Hird and John Gielgud. Also included are his much celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny,Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. Since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s Alan Bennett has delighted audiences worldwide with his gentle humour and wry observations about life. His many works include Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, Talking Heads, A Question of Attribution and The Madness of King George. The History Boys opened to great acclaim at the National in 2004, and is winner of the Evening Standard Award, the South Bank Award and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play. 'Perhaps the best loved of English writers alive today.' Sunday Telegraph Untold Stories is published jointly with Profile Books.

Writing Home

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ISBN 10 : 9780571246878
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Download or read book Writing Home written by Alan Bennett and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Already a bestseller, this is a wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Writing Home brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews to give us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights. As a memoir it covers the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gieldgud. His television series 'Talking Heads' has become a modern-day classic; as part of the 1960s revue 'Beyond the Fringe' Bennett helped to kick-start the English satire revolution, and has since remained one of our leading dramatists, most recently with The History Boys at the National Theatre. At the heart of the book is The Lady in The Van, since adapted into a radio play featuring Dame Maggie Smith. It is the true account of Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless tramp who took up residence in Bennett's garden and stayed for fifteen years. This new edition also includes Bennett's introduction to his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Madness of King George and his more recent diaries.

The Habit of Art

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ISBN 10 : 9780571255627
Pages : 96 pages
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Download or read book The Habit of Art written by Alan Bennett and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2010-03-04 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Auden often said that metre and rhyme led him down unexpected paths to thoughts he wouldn't otherwise have had, and in this respect versification and fornication are not so different. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by amongst others their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. You are a rent boy. I am a poet. Over the wall lives the Dean of Christ Church. We all have our parts to play. Alan Bennett's new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. 'In the end,' said Auden, 'art is small beer. The really serious things in life are earning one's living and loving one's neighbour.'

The Library Book

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ISBN 10 : 9781847658401
Pages : 132 pages
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Download or read book The Library Book written by and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.

The Uncommon Reader

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ISBN 10 : 0961494026
Pages : 22 pages
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Download or read book The Uncommon Reader written by George Steiner and published by Bennington College Bookstore. This book was released on 1978-10-01 with total page 22 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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ISBN 10 : 5458866266
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Download or read book Hangover Wisdom, 100 Thoughts on the Uncommon Reader written by Max Darting and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Uncommon Reader: A Novella." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.