Dark Days (Penguin Modern)

Dark Days (Penguin Modern)

‘So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded’

Drawing on Baldwin’s own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, these searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.

Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York’s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

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Big Book of Malice

Big Book of Malice
Big Book of Malice, by Khushwant Singh, presents the man’s comments on just about everything, and his thoughts about a few famous personalities. Summary of the Book Khushwant Singh’s pen has spared no one! He was always candid about everything he wrote, sometimes to the point of being outrageous. In this title, he writes about religion, politics, nose picking, politicians, gender wars, presidents, wife-bashing, impotence, our future, cricket, astrologers, dog-haters (yes!), and the banning of books, among several other things. In this title, he also talks about Nehru and Edwina, Bal Thackeray, Sonia Gandhi, Laloo, and Chandraswami among others. This brutally honest collection of Khushwant’s writings will certainly keep you gripped, and will surely delight and provoke your thoughts throughout. About Khushwant Singh Khushwant Singh was an Indian writer, advocate, politician and journalist. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Mr. Singh is best remembered for his humour, love of poetry and his vigorous treatment of secularism in his writings, most evident in: The Company of Women, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, With Malice towards One and All, The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories, and Delhi: A Novel. A graduate of Government College, Lahore, St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and King’s College London, he read for the Bar at the Inner Temple and served as a practising lawyer before entering journalism. He had worked with The Illustrated Weekly, The National Herald and Hindustan Times. A prolific writer, Mr. Singh wrote till the grand old age of 99, releasing his last work The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous a few months before his passing in March 2014.
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