callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

P-pick up a Penguin book for a pound



This month, Penguin Books introduces a new range: Penguin Modern. There will be fifty titles and obviously, at a pound each they are short books. But books it might not be easy to find elsewhere, with many foreign titles. You can read more about them and see pictures here.

‘fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.’

In March, there will be a box set available, containing all fifty titles.

Tags: penguin books
Subscribe

  • Film watch: Hue and Cry

    Hue and Cry was the first Ealing comedy, made in 1947. What was normal life then, i.e. bombed-out London with children playing on the bomb sites, is…

  • Kind Hearts and Coronets, Roy Horniman

    Dean Street Press will bring out a new batch of reissued crime mysteries in March. I couldn’t wait to get stuck in to Kind Hearts and Coronets…

  • Dorothy Whipple film

    I see that today Talking Pictures is showing a film (1945) based on Dorothy Whipple’s novel They Were Sisters. It’s a bleak book, about three…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments