Jean-Piere Bacadou returned from military service to find the family farm run down. He decides to take over from his aged parents… He gets married; his mother dies; and twin boys are born. The parents discover that the boys are retarded. Another son is born who is also retarded. As a reaction, Bacadou converts from a republican to Catholic royalist…
The Idiots was published for the first time by The Savoy magazine, in 1897. This magazine was established by rather controversial figures in what at the time was called the “decadent movement”, which embraced the idea of “art for art’s sake”. Oscar Wilde was another contributor.
Joseph Conrad (originally Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) was born in the Ukraine in 1857. With a strong passion towards the sea, Conrad served in French and British vessels during eight years. Today Conrad is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of fiction in English – his third language.
The Idiots integrates the collection “Classics of World Literature”, developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.
What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself.
It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes—but without the dying young bit.
By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less.
But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters, and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all?
Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.
—Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother
“Caitlin Moran is so fabulous, so funny, so freshly feminist. I don’t want to be like her—I want to be her.”
—Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter
Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious How to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK), Moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in England as well as an Amazon UK Top Ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Now poised to take American womanhood by storm, here is a book that Vanity Fair calls “the U.K. version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants….You will laugh out loud, wince, and—in my case—feel proud to be the same gender as the author.”
Possibly the only drawback to the bestselling How to Be a Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman. Moranthology is proof that Caitlin can actually be "quite chatty" about many other things, including cultural, social, and political issues that are usually the province of learned professors or hot-shot wonks—and not of a woman who once, as an experiment, put a wasp in a jar and got it stoned. Caitlin ruminates on—and sometimes interviews—subjects as varied as caffeine, Keith Richards, Ghostbusters, Twitter, transsexuals, the welfare state, the royal wedding, Lady Gaga, and her own mortality, to name just a few. With her unique voice, Caitlin brings insight and humor to everything she writes.
When Caitlin Moran sat down to choose her favorite pieces for her new book, she realized that they all shared a common theme—the same old problems and the same old ass-hats. Then she thought of the word ‘Moranifesto’, and she knew what she had to do…
Introducing every piece and weaving her writing together into a brilliant, seamless narrative—just as she did in Moranthology—Caitlin combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society. Featuring strong and important pieces on poverty, the media, and class, Moranifesto also focuses on how socially engaged we’ve become as a society.
And of course, Caitlin is never afraid to address the big issues, such as Benedict Cumberbatch and duffel coats. Who else but Caitlin Moran—a true modern Renaissance woman—could deal with topics as pressing and diverse as the beauty of musicals, affordable housing, Daft Punk, and why the Internet is like a drunken toddler?
Covering everything from Hillary Clinton to UTIs, Caitlin’s manifesto is an engaging and mischievous rallying call for our times.
Men have traditionally been the dominant sex. But now, for the first time, a host of indicators suggests that women not only are achieving equality with men, but are fast emerging as the more successful sex of the species. Whether in education, employment, personal health, or child rearing, statistics point to a rise in the status and power of women at home, in the workplace, and in traditional male bastions such as politics. But are men, and the age-old power structures associated with “maleness,” permanently in decline?
In this edition of the Munk Debates — Canada’s premier debate series — renowned author and editor Hanna Rosin and Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Maureen Dowd square off against New York Times–bestselling author Caitlin Moran and academic trailblazer Camille Paglia to debate the future of men.
With women increasingly demonstrating their ability to “have it all” while men lag behind, the Munk Debate on gender tackles the essential socio-economic question: Are men obsolete?
Vid 16 års ålder röker hon cigaretter, dricker sig full och jobbar för en musiktidning. Hon skriver pornografiska brev till rockstjärnor, har alla sorters sex med alla sorters män och sågar band i recensioner på högst 600 ord.
Men vad händer när Johanna inser att Dolly saknar något alldeles avgörande? Tänk om en låda full med skivor, en vägg full med posters och ett huvud fullt av pocketböcker faktiskt inte räcker för att skapa en tjej?
Konsten att bli tjej är en uppväxtroman i Doc Martens och trasiga strumpbyxor. En rolig, skarp och hjärtskärande berättelse om böcker, ångest, popmusik, socialism, eyeliner och att vilja bli kysst – och om att upptäcka, och uppfinna, sig själv.
Omslagsformgivare: Jojo Form
Varför måste vi ta bort allt hår på kroppen? Varför är bh:n så obekväm? Och varför frågar alla när man ska skaffa barn?
Boken börjar på Caitlin Morans bedrövliga 13-årsdag (hon väger 80 kilo, har inga vänner och pojkar kastar grus efter henne) och fortsätter genom tonårstiden, till arbetsplatser och strippklubbar, genom kärlek, övervikt, abort, shopping och moderskap. Det är som att få förtroenden från en god vän – ocensurerat, ärligt och fruktansvärt roligt.
Konsten att vara kvinna är ett självbiografiskt, feministiskt manifest.
Översättare: Molle Kanmert Sjölander
Som 16-årig arbejder hun som nådesløs anmelder for et musikmagasin, sover sin brandert ud i rockstjerners badekar og har al mulig sex med alle mulige mænd. Men hvad sker der, når Johanna opdager, at hun har skabt Dolly med en fatal brist? Hvad skal der egentlig til for at opfinde en pige?