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Literaire werken - Engels (4)
Een selectie van Engelse literaire werken die relevant kunnen zijn voor een studie Engels.
The Woman Warrior
2021 || Paperback || Maxine Hong Kingston || Macmillan
With an introduction by Xiaolu GuoA classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America. When we Chinese girls listened to the adults talking-story, we learned that we failed if we grew up to be but wives or slaves. We could be heroines, swordswomen.
Throughout her childhood, Maxine Hong Kingston listened to her mother's mesmerizing tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is e...
Paperback || Louis Sachar || Bloomsbury Publishing
'This is a story of friendship with the cleverest of plot twists, and descriptions so vivid you can feel the heat of Stanley's desert prison burning off the page. A total must-read' The Times 'Totally absorbing and beautifully written' The Bookseller
Life on the Refrigerator Door
2015 || Paperback || Alice Kuipers || Macmillan Education
Mom, I went to the store. See inside the fridge. I watered the plants.
I cleaned out Peter's cage. I tidied the sitting room. And the kitchen.
And I did the washing up. I'm going to bed. Your live-in servant, Claire Life on the Refrigerator Door is told exclusively through notes exchanged by Claire and her mother, Elizabeth, during the course of a life-altering year.
Their story builds to an emotional crescendo when Elizabeth is diagnosed with breast cancer. Stunningly sad but ultimately upli...
The Tell-Tale Heart
2015 || Paperback || Edgar Allan Poe || Penguin Books
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have sha...