Literature and Fiction

Minor Prejudices

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
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English
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ISBN: 
984 70220 0018 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2008
Number of Pages: 
183
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As a literary genre, the essays generally cover a wide spectrum of issues, topics and themes, ranging from something mundane and topical to relatively serious and philosophical. Indeed, they sometimes synthesize both aspects in the same piece, e.g. in the author's essays on evening walk (Twilight Ritual) and Good Conversation.

Other Englishes: Essays on Commonwealth Writing

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
Language: 
English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1157 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1991
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165
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The essays in this anthology, a representative selection of papers presented at a seminar on Commonwealth literature, explore the many issues raised by the phrase Commonwealth Writing. Among the topics discussed am the nature and validity of the rubric Commonwealth Writing, the emotional or political justification for using a foreign language for creative purposes, the problems faced by Third World writers in reaching readers. The essays cover a wide geographic expanse, from Australia through India and Africa to Canada and the West Inches.

Six Seasons Review - Volume 02 Number 03 & 04

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
Essays
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1652 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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220
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This issue constitutes Volume 2 of Six Seasons Review (Numbers 1&2), the only English-language periodical published from Bangladesh devoted exclusively to arts and letters. The response to our first two numbers have been heartening, for many people have told us that they liked the format and the content. But we would like to receive more fiction, poetry, non-fiction prose essays, literary essays/book reviews from our readers (as well as praise). In particular, we look forward to receiving submissions for our fourth issue, which is a special number on Dhaka.

Six Seasons Review - Volume 01 Number 02

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Literature and Fiction
Short Stories
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1615 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
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2002
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221
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Six Seasons is a Bangladeshi-Indian Subcontinental, international periodical devoted exclusively to arts and letters. Earlier Bangladeshi ventures like New Values in the 1950s, and Form: A Magazine of the Arts in the 1980s, generated much interest, but folded mainly because the tasks of gathering material, editing and publishing at the same time proved difficult to sustain for the individuals who launched them. Our present effort will be to pick up the pieces where other left off.

Selected Essays

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
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English
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ISBN: 
984 70220 0027 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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206
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Twenty-seven essays drawn from a variety of context of the cultural life of Bangladesh make this volume a unique presentation from the country's most respected octogenarian literary giant. The essays offer not only an introduction to some of the most important cultural issues Bangladesh faces at the turn of the twenty-first century but in fact represent the intellectual concerns of the time. The reader will find illuminating treatment of such issues as the complexity and multidimensionality of culture, civil society and fundamentalism.

A Good Man in the Woods and Other Essays

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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1724 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
145
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Thousands of years ago, Socrates said that an unexamined life was not worth living. The piece of paper we pick up from the ground to read its content is an examination of life. The blood cell, which is analysed under the microscope, is an examination of life. The astronauts, who are sent to the orbits to explore the universe, are an example of the examination of life.

Crosstalk: Essays

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1800 3
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Dhaka
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2008
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217
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This collection of essays by Mohammad Badrul Ahsan is the second compilation of Crosstalk, the column he writes for The Daily Star. These columns were written mostly between 2005 and 2007 on a wide range of subjects with a particular focus on the recent political convulsions in Bangladesh. In some of his essays, he comes eerily close to truth, analyzes the facts with a discerning mind and presents his thoughts in convincing and elegant prose that is recognized by the readers as his signature style. Honore de Balzac writes that a writer is like a galley slave to ink and pen.

Where Angels Fear to Tread and Other Essays

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
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English
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ISBN: 
978 984 05 1785 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
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142
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Azizul Jalil's first book, Turbulence and Tranquillity published in 2006, was primarily autobiographical. However, the book also sketched an interesting picture of the major social, political and economic events of the nineteen forties through the seventies when he spent his time working and traveling. The book was received well by the readers and reviewers. In the present book, the author reflects on recent political and economic developments in Bangladesh. These are particularly relevant in the current context of political divisiveness and discords in the country.

Dickens and Other Essays

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Literature and Fiction
Essays
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1727 9
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
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92
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Since the 1930's critics and scholars began to take increasingly a new interest in Dickens both as a man and a writer. Facets of his personality, hitherto unknown, were discovered and they shed new light on his writings. Dickens began to be regarded not merely as a humorous writer but a serious artist, deeply preoccupied with the essential issues of life. In course of time, Dickens attracted so much interest from critics and scholars that innumerable number of books, essays and biographies were turned out every year. Soon people began to speak of the Dickens boom or Dickens industry.

Dancing in the Rain and Other Essays

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Literature and Fiction
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Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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ISBN: 
984 70220 0033 2
Publisher: 
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
104
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The essays in this third book of the author, are different from the first two books of collection of essays i.e. Turbulence and Tranquility and Where Angels Fear to Tread, as they had autobiographical elements in the social and political context of the line. The present volume provides the author's reflections and reminiscences on a variety of subjects and is divided in four parts: Reflections, Impressions, Reminiscences, and Glimpses of the Past.

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