Virginia Woolf

The Common Reader

17.00 €   Kaina: 15,60 €

Woolf s first and most popular volume of essays. This collection has more than twenty-five selections, including such important statements as Modern Fiction and The Modern Essay. Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew McNeillie; Index. "

Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

14.00 €   Kaina: 11,90 €

Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X was written in collaboration with Alex Haley, author of Roots, and includes an introduction by Paul Gilroy, author of The Black Atlantic, in Penguin Modern Classics. From hustling, drug addiction and armed violence in America's black ghettos Malcolm X turned, in a dramatic prison conversion, to the puritanical fervour of the Black Muslims. As their spokesman he became identified in the white press as a terrifying teacher of race hatred; but to his direct audience, the oppressed American blacks, he brought hope and self-respect. This autobiography (written with Alex Haley) reveals his quick-witted integrity, usually obscured by batteries of frenzied headlines, and the fierce idealism which led him to reject both liberal hypocrisies and black racialism. Vilified by his critics as an anti-white demagogue, Malcolm X gave a voice to unheard African-Americans, bringing them pride, hope and fearlessness, and remains an inspirational and controversial figure.