Louis de Bernieres: Focusing on Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Troublesome Off-spring of Cardinal Guzman, Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts (Vintage Living Texts Series)

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This exciting new series provides readers with an introduction to some of the best works in contemporary literature. Each is a guide to the works of the subject author, his or her themes, genre and narrative technique.

Each guide features an exclusive interview with the author giving valuable insights into their writing. The guide also offers an introduction to their themes and methods as well as questions for essays and discussion, contextual materials, suggested texts for ...

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Overview

This exciting new series provides readers with an introduction to some of the best works in contemporary literature. Each is a guide to the works of the subject author, his or her themes, genre and narrative technique.

Each guide features an exclusive interview with the author giving valuable insights into their writing. The guide also offers an introduction to their themes and methods as well as questions for essays and discussion, contextual materials, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, a picture essay, extracts from reviews, a biography, bibliography, reading list of literary criticism and a glossary of literary terms.

Included are detailed reading plans for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman, Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord and The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This new series succeeds admirably in its goal of presenting readers with "an intelligent and accessible introduction to key works of contemporary literature." Requiring readers to think critically and intelligently, these guides encourage thorough evaluation of the works discussed (three or four per author), dissecting particular scenes as well as themes and genres and including analyses with page references and stimulating reading activities. Each also provides an author biography, a select bibliography, suggested texts for complementary/comparative readings, and a glossary of literary terms. Also featured are extracts from reviews, often offering different viewpoints on the same title. The most attractive feature is the in-depth interview conducted with the author, which gives readers a perspective not found in most literary guides and elicits topics for further thought and discussion. Recommended for academic, school, and public libraries.-Erica Swenson Danowitz, American Univ. Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780099437574
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Vintage Living Texts
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Reynolds and Jonathan Noakes have between them more than thirty years teaching experience. Their association with Vintage and with the authors guarantees a series that is lively, informative and fun.

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Table of Contents

Vintage Living Texts: Preface
About this series 1
Content 1
How to use this series 2
Who are these books for? 3
Louis de Bernieres
Introduction 5
Interview with Louis de Bernieres 9
Vintage Living Texts
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Reading guides 29
Reading activities: detailed analysis 31
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 105
The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
Reading guides 123
Reading activities: detailed analysis 124
Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord
Reading guides 143
Reading activities: detailed analysis 144
The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman
Reading guides 155
Reading activities: detailed analysis 157
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 168
Vintage Living Texts: Reference
Selected extracts from reviews 175
Glossary of literary terms used in this book 181
Biographical outline 186
Select bibliography 187
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