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'You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else.' From the point of view of his life now, the author moves you through the events of his life.
Hayden White borrows the title for The Practical Past from philosopher Michael Oakeshott, who used the term to describe the accessible material and literary-artistic artifacts that individuals and institutions draw on for guidance in quotidian affairs. The Practical Past, then, forms both a summa of White's work to be drawn upon and a new direction in his thinking about the writing of history.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN was one of the most imaginative, remarkable and influential authors of the 20th century. Two of his works - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - are regarded as masterpieces of fantasy literature. In this guide we learn about the life of Tolkien, together with the places, people and stories that inspired him.
The W. Somerset Maugham Reader presents a full range of Maugham's literary capabilities, from his early works of social realism, to his dramatic tales of love and revenge, to his pieces on travel to exotic lands.
Soon to be a major motion picture, this heart-warming and inspirational tale follows Enzo, a loyal family dog, as he tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together.