Anglomania: A European Love Affair by Ian Buruma

By Ian Buruma

"Imaginative, original--wittily written."--The Washington publish booklet World

To a few, England has lengthy represented tolerance, cause, and political moderation. To others, it's a moribund bastion of snobbery and superseded culture. during this energetic and diverting social historical past, famous writer Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, presents an incisive examine anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the final centuries.

From passionate lovers like Voltaire and Goethe, to exiles like Garibaldi and Herzen, to colourful England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania supplies a sharply satirical account of Europe's occasionally comical, occasionally lethal prejudices, and explains why England's individuality and her courting with Europe continues to be extremely important as we input the twenty-first century.

Show description

Read Online or Download Anglomania: A European Love Affair PDF

Similar england books

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is gifted right here in a top quality paperback version. This renowned vintage paintings via E. Gordon Browne is within the English language, and should now not comprise images or photographs from the unique variation. if you happen to benefit from the works of E. Gordon Browne then we hugely suggest this book in your e-book assortment.

Mrs. Engels: A Novel

Little or no is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s first novel, the unsung Lizzie is eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a bad employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. after they stream to London to be in the direction of Karl Marx and kin, she needs to learn how to navigate the complicated landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware about Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s challenge to spur revolution one of the operating sessions, and to her ambivalence towards her newly sumptuous conditions. Lizzie is haunted through her past love (a progressive Irishman), confused by means of a feeling of accountability to correct prior errors, and torn among a wish for independence and the pragmatic must be cared for.

Yet regardless of or due to their profound variations, Lizzie and Frederick stay attracted to one another during this complicated, high-spirited love story.

“Richly imagined. ”—starred assessment, Publishers Weekly

“This is the simplest type of old fiction. "—Lucy Scholes, The Independent

"Who knew interpreting approximately communists may be lots enjoyable? "—starred overview, Kirkus Reviews

Literary Awards
Guardian First publication Award Nominee for Longlist (2015)

A Social History of England

Ranging broadly through the years and position, Asa Briggs highlights continuities and alterations in society in England from prehistory to the current day. Literature, artwork and politics are investigated as elements and gauges of human adventure, learn in comparable disciplines is mentioned and adjustments in historic interpretations defined.

English Philosophy in the Age of Locke

Investigating key concerns in English philosophical, political, and spiritual notion within the moment half the 17th century, this e-book offers a suite of recent and exciting essays at the themes. specific emphasis is given to the interplay among philosophy and faith between best political thinkers of the interval; connections among philosophical debate on personhood, walk in the park, and the principles of religion; and new conceptions of biblical exegesis.

Extra resources for Anglomania: A European Love Affair

Sample text

Com. Month of July. com. Two weeks in October (dates vary). Perpignan Jazz Festival. Musicians from everywhere jam in what many consider Languedoc’s most appealing season. com. Month of October. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Hippodrome de Longchamp, 16e, Paris. France’s answer to England’s Ascot is the country’s most prestigious horse race, culminating the equine season in Europe. com. Early October. Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany. Celtic verse and lore are celebrated in the Celtic heart of France.

ALSACE-LORRAINE Between Germany and the forests of the Vosges is the most Teutonic of France’s provinces: Alsace, with cosmopolitan Strasbourg as its capital. Celebrated for its cuisine, particularly its foie gras and choucroute, this area is home to villages with half-timbered designs that make you think of the Black Forest. If you travel the Route de Vin (Wine Road), you can visit towns such as Colmar, Riquewihr, and Illhaeusern, famous for great food and wine. Lorraine, birthplace of Joan of Arc, witnessed many battles during the world wars.

He traveled widely in Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Israel; his painting started from cubism and picked up inspiration everywhere to fuel a brightly colored, allegorical, often whimsical style. You’ll find a museum devoted to him in Nice, several of his stained-glass windows in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens, his painted ceiling in Paris’s Opéra Garnier, and To Russia, the Asses and the Others (1911) in the Pompidou. 2 Architecture 101 While each architectural era has its distinctive features, some elements, floor plans, and terms are common to many of the eras.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 3 votes

About admin