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Shalimar the Clown is a 2005 novel by Salman Rushdie , the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children . Shalimar the Clown was published in September 2005 and has attracted significant attention, comparable to his earlier publications, particularly The Moor's Last Sigh and Midnight's Children . Shalimar the Clown derives its name from Shalimar Gardens , in the vicinity of Srinagar , one of several Mughal Gardens , which were laid out in several parts of undivided India when the Mughals reigned over the subcontinent . Shalimar is the name of one of the characters featured in the novel. Shalimar the Clown won the 2005 Vodafone Crossword Book Award and was one of the finalists for the 2005 Whitbread Book Awards .
I wonder how many would-be oil painters start, like me, by buying books and trying to get to grips with the basics before actually starting to grapple with the paint? I've been a long time coming to oil painting. It's not for the want of buying books about it! I do like to read around a topic before jumping in! Today over on Four Go Painting in Provence , I will be lisitng the oil painting books I've bought and why - some of which will travel to France.
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism by Ibn Warraq, Prometheus Books | HardcoverOverview This is the first systematic critique of Edward Said's influential work, Orientalism, a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim, voluminous commentary, and translation into more than fifteen languages. Said's main thesis was that the Western image of the East was heavily biased by colonialist attitudes, racism, and more than two centuries of political exploitation.
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie • A Streetcar Named Desire • Summer and Smoke • The Rose Tattoo • Camino Real • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof • 14 other plays "The Library of America has published Tennessee Williams's essential 'Plays'—33 of them—in two volumes totaling about 2,000 pages. Not every play is included here, but these two volumes constitute all that matter, the works of a master of his craft, with all the author's introductions, notes, and pertinent essays." — The Los Angeles Times Book Review Tennessee Williams's explosive, often violent, plays shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. They inspired some of the most famous productions and performances in theatrical and film history, and they continue to grip audiences all over the world.