The story of the novel is set ten years before the Civil Rights Movement began. It is set in the year 1948. The African-Americans had to face a lot of problems during this period but they had their own successes as well, but the dramatic events of the Civil Rights Movement overshadowed all that.
“The Visit” asks several questions. It questions Swiss neutrality during the Second World War. It also puts a question mark on the rise of fascism. The play also points critically to the rise of capitalism in the 1950s. Eventually, it tries to ask questions about the general corruptibility of justice.
Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the few Zimbabwean writers who have found their distinct place in the world literature scenario. Having spent most of her childhood in England, Tsitsi went back to Africa and completed her higher studies there.
The story revolves around the lives of five sisters, the Lisbon girls. The people living in their community are quite fascinated by the acts of these five sisters because they can’t explain for their acts.
Several questions began to be raised about cloning through the research which was directed at improving the health of common human beings. The story also explores the issues like childhood bullying and the role of sex in human relationships.
The story of the play revolves around a young prostitute named Shen Teh. She struggles hard to live a life that is moral and good. She does not want to be abused and trod upon by those people who would accept and abuse her goodness.
The story of the novel revolves around a young girl named Tita. Pedro is her lover, but she continues to long her entire life to marry him. Unfortunately, they are never married because Tita’s mother upholds the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the mother passes away.
There is an interesting story behind the conception of the novel. It is said that Isabel Allende got the news that her one hundred year-old grandfather was dying. She started writing a letter to her grandfather. This very letter, eventually, became manuscript of “The House of the Spirits.”
The novel explores the corruption and religious fundamentalism that gripped the author’s native country. The story is told from the point of view of a child. Through the lives of several characters, the author describes the wave of bloody coups and corrupt military rule that is the part of the Nigerian politics.
“White Noise” by Don DeLillo was first published in the year 1985. It was the eighth novel published by the author.
The book received the U. S. National Book Award for Fiction in the year of its publication.
“The White Devil” by English playwright John Webster first premiered in 1612. The play’s premier proved to be a complete failure, very talked about notorious failure.
It is a revenge tragedy, which according to Webster was not appreciated by an unreceptive audience in the dead of winter when it first premiered.
The story is about a Syrian-American Muslim, Abdulrahman Zeitoun. He was born and brought up in Syria.
He worked for a few years as an apprentice in Jableh, the port city in Syria. After that he worked for twenty years as a muscleman, engineer, and fisherman.
The protagonist of the novel, Julien Sorel, is an intelligent and ambitious man from a poor family, a carpenter’s son. He has very high ambitions, but he does not understand the ways of the world, yet he wants to conquer it. He wants to rise high in his life.
The story revolves around the death of the title character Ilyich Golovin. He dies at the age of 45. Ilyich happens to be a high-court judge in the 19th century Russia. On the surface it appears that he is living a very good life, but he has very strained relationship with his wife.
“War and Peace” by one of the most famous and respected Russian authors, Leo Tolstoy, was first published in 1869. It is an epic novel and often considered to be one of the most significant works of world literature.
The story explores the mental trauma and changes in behavior shown by the soldiers who have come back from the war.
“All Quiet On the Western Front” was first published in the German newspaper Vissische Zeitung in the year 1928. After one year it was published in the book form.