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Malcolm Bradbury
SIR MALCOLM STANLEY BRADBURY KBE
KBE
(7 September 1932 – 27 November 2000) was an English author and academic. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 2.1 Fiction * 2.1.1 The History Man * 2.1.2 Cuts * 3 Bibliography (incomplete) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links LIFEBradbury was born in Sheffield
Sheffield
, the son of a railwayman. His family moved to London in 1935, but returned to Sheffield
Sheffield
in 1941 with his brother and mother. The family later moved to Nottingham
Nottingham
and in 1943 Bradbury attended West Bridgford
West Bridgford
Grammar School, where he remained until 1950. He read English at University College, Leicester and gained a first-class degree in English in 1953. He continued his studies at Queen Mary College, University of London , where he gained his MA in 1955
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940), known professionally as F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, was an American novelist and short story writer , whose works illustrate the Jazz Age . While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the " Lost Generation " of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise , The Beautiful and Damned , The Great Gatsby , and Tender Is the Night . A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon , was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also authored 4 collections of short stories, as well as 164 short stories in magazines during his lifetime
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The Great Gatsby
THE GREAT GATSBY is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus , The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence , idealism , resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream
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Eastern Europe
EASTERN EUROPE is the eastern part of the European continent . There is no consensus on the precise area it covers, partly because the term has a wide range of geopolitical , geographical, cultural, and socioeconomic connotations. There are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe
Europe
as there are scholars of the region". A related United Nations paper adds that "every assessment of spatial identities is essentially a social and cultural construct ". One definition describes Eastern Europe
Europe
as a cultural entity: the region lying in Europe
Europe
with the main characteristics consisting of Greek , Byzantine
Byzantine
, Eastern Orthodox
Eastern Orthodox
, Russian , and some Ottoman culture influences. Another definition was created during the Cold War and used more or less synonymously with the term Eastern Bloc
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Sheffield
SHEFFIELD (/ˈʃɛfiːld/ ( listen )) is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
, England
England
. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, its name derives from the River Sheaf , which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire
Derbyshire
, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 575,400 (mid-2016 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group . Sheffield
Sheffield
is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield
Sheffield
is 1,569,000
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Philip Larkin
PHILIP ARTHUR LARKIN CH CBE FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship
The North Ship
, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947), and he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second collection of poems, The Less Deceived , followed by The Whitsun Weddings (1964) and High Windows (1974). He contributed to The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph
as its jazz critic from 1961 to 1971, articles gathered in All What Jazz: A Record Diary 1961–71 (1985), and he edited The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse (1973). His many honours include the Queen\'s Gold Medal for Poetry . He was offered, but declined, the position of Poet Laureate in 1984, following the death of Sir John Betjeman
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Knight Bachelor
The dignity of KNIGHT BACHELOR is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry ; it is currently a part of the British honours system . Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight (the rank existed during the 13th century reign of King Henry III ), but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders. There is no female counterpart to Knight
Knight
Bachelor
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Church Of England
The CHURCH OF ENGLAND (C OF E) is the state church of England
England
. The Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
(currently Justin Welby
Justin Welby
) is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor . The Church of England
England
is also the mother church of the international Anglican
Anglican
Communion . It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury
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Blott On The Landscape
BLOTT ON THE LANDSCAPE is a novel by Tom Sharpe which was first published in 1975. The book was adapted into a 6-part television series of the same name for BBC television
BBC television
in 1985. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Adaptations * 2.1 1985 TV series * 2.2 Audio book * 3 References PLOTThe story revolves around the proposed construction of a motorway —M101 in the book and the M399 in the BBC
BBC
series—through Cleene Gorge in rural South Worfordshire—a fictional gorge in a fictional English county. At one end of Cleene Gorge is Handyman Hall; the home of the politician Sir Giles Lynchwood and his wife Lady Maud Lynchwood. Sir Giles is secretly in favour of ensuring that the motorway passes through the Cleene Gorge (and is actually the originator of the plan) as it will mean he will be paid the compensation for the destruction of Handyman Hall, which is under a covenant preventing its sale
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Alison Lurie
ALISON LURIE (born September 3, 1926) is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs . Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress . CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 Fiction * 2.1 Themes and characters * 2.2 Adaptations * 3 Children\'s literature * 4 Non-fiction * 5 Awards * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links PERSONAL LIFELurie was born in Chicago
Chicago
but grew up in White Plains, New York
White Plains, New York
, the daughter of Bernice (Stewart) and Harry Lawrence Lurie, a Latvian-born professor. She graduated from Radcliffe College
Radcliffe College
in 1947. The next year she married Jonathan Peale Bishop , then a graduate student at Harvard
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Communism
In political and social sciences , COMMUNISM (from Latin
Latin
communis, "common, universal") is the philosophical, social, political and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society , which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes , money and the state . Communism
Communism
includes a variety of schools of thought, which broadly include Marxism
Marxism
, anarchism (anarchist communism ) and the political ideologies grouped around both
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Picaresque Novel
The PICARESQUE NOVEL (Spanish : "picaresca", from "pícaro", for "rogue " or "rascal") is a genre of prose fiction that depicts the adventures of a roguish hero /heroine of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society. Picaresque novels typically adopt a realistic style, with elements of comedy and satire . This style of novel originated in 16th-century Spain
Spain
and flourished throughout Europe
Europe
in the 17th and 18th centuries. It continues to influence modern literature. According to the traditional view of Thrall and Hibbard (first published in 1936), seven qualities distinguish the picaresque novel or narrative form, all or some of which an author may employ for effect: * A picaresque narrative is usually written in first person as an autobiographical account. * The main character is often of low character or social class
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British Culture
The CULTURE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM is influenced by the UK\'s history as a developed island country , a liberal democracy and a major power ; its predominantly Christian religious life ; and its composition of four countries — England
England
, Wales
Wales
, Scotland
Scotland
and Northern Ireland —each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism . The wider culture of Europe has also influenced British culture, and Humanism
Humanism
, Protestantism
Protestantism
and representative democracy developed from broader Western culture
Western culture
. British literature
British literature
, music , cinema , art , theatre , comedy , media , television , philosophy , architecture and education are important aspects of British culture
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Dalziel And Pascoe (BBC TV Series)
DALZIEL AND PASCOE is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name , written by Reginald Hill . The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team." The first three series were entirely based on Hill's novels, as were the first two episodes of series four
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BBC One
BBC
BBC
ONE is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and Channel Islands . It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC TELEVISION SERVICE, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution . It was renamed BBC
BBC
TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of sister channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC
BBC
TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997. The channel's annual budget for 2012–13 is £1.14 billion. The channel is funded by the television licence fee together with the BBC's other domestic television stations , and therefore shows uninterrupted programming without commercial advertising
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