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ChristchurchLib made a comment Jul 30 2021
"Dreiser's haunting classic tells the story of impoverished Clyde Griffiths and the circumstances that led to his act of unjustifiable violence. 'An American Tragedy' is a fascinating court drama based on true events, which has lost none of its rea..." Permalink
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In Clyde Griffiths, the impoverished, restless offspring of a family of street preachers, Dreiser created an unforgettable portrait of a man whose circumstances and dreams of self-betterment conspire to pull him toward an act of unforgivable...
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ChristchurchLib made a comment Jul 30 2021
"In this sprawling, dazzling novel, Proust recounts the memories of a young boy's childhood with beautiful eloquence and detail. Every page of this classic reminds us why Proust is considered by many to be literature's greatest master of captivatin..." Permalink
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ChristchurchLib added a title to their Completed shelf Jul 30 2021
This translation of the first volume of Prout's classic novel emphasizes its comic aspect, showing a Proust more sharply engaged and lucid than is generally accepted. It depicts the impressions of a sensitive boy of his family and neighbours,...
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ChristchurchLib made a comment Jul 30 2021
"'Goodbye to Berlin' looks at a fascinating, if bizarre, group of Berlin locals and their reaction to the impending disaster of the Second World War. Partly autobiographical, Isherwood's classic reminds of the danger of complacency and the refusal ..." Permalink
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