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Eva Trout by Elizabeth Bowen

Eva Trout Elizabeth Bowen Author I geb. 1899 (Ireland) t 1973 First edition l 1968 Publisher I A. Knopf (New York) Oorspr. language I English Eva Trout is Bowen’s last and in some ways most difficult masterpiece. Like her earlier work, this novel has the brilliant humour and disturbing perspicacity of her descriptions of people and places, feelings and ideas, love and loss, but it goes to strange new depths. In a sense, it has the social ambience and language of bygone decades, but it is also one of the most remarkable and strangely representative works of the 1960s.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first of the five volumes of Maya Angelous autobiography. It’s a milestone in African-American literature. In her strikingly lyrical prose, Angelou recounts her uncertain childhood in America in the 1930s and her changing relationships. When her parents get divorced, her four-year-old brother and she (three years old) are taken from the parental home and sent to their grandmother (Mamma) in rural Arkansas, where racial segregation still prevails.


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The Cathedrale by Oles Honchar

The Cathedrale Oles Honchar Author I geb.1918 (Russia) t 1995 First edition l 1968 Publisher I Harper & Row (New York) Orig. title I Sobor (untert.) The Cathedral of Oles Honchar is an important w of the Ukrainian literary movement of the Yat sixty, which questioned the norms of the ‘socialist realisr’, both on the artistic level and v concerns the attention to the historical and cultural heritage of Ukraine. The story takes place in a city on Dnjepr, the location of a metal factory in Soviets: which, however, is still reminiscent of the time of Ukraine’s unwieldy Cossacks.