Taufiq Rafat is acknowledged as the finest Pakistani poet writing in English. He was born in Sialkot in 1927. Educated in Derra Dun, Aligarh and Lahore, he has been writing English verse for the past 45 years. His work has featured in three Oxford University Press collections of Pakistani English poetry, First Voices (1964), Pieces of Eight (1970), Wordfall (1976) and has been anthologised widely abroad in such publications as Poems of the Commonwealth, and Mentor’s Modem Asian Literature. His poems have been set in second-ary schools and College English courses in Africa, Australia and the United States, as well as in the intermediate English syllabi in the Punjab and Sind Universities in Pakistan.
His recent books include English verse renditions of the celebrated Punjabi poets Bulleh Shah and Qadir Yar’s Puran Bhagat; both volumes have received acclaim at home and abroad. He is now work-ing on a fourth book Lullabies of the Punjab, and is also in the pro-cess of writing his first novel in English.
This book brings us to 1978, and will be followed in due course by another volume called: Half Moon Poems 1979 — 1984.
Set in London with revolution and counter-revolution as backdrop, The Secret Agent introduces the reader to a ruthless world of espionage and counter-espionage. Laymen, pawns in the big game, are the true victims. Conrad’s own personal experiences enrich the story with an intense emotional appeal. ISBN: 8171674909 Publisher: RUPA & CO
One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family’s retainers, to steal his grandfather’s car and make a trip to Memphis. The Priests’ black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey, for which they are all ill-equipped, that ends at Miss Reba’s bordello in Memphis. From there a series of wild misadventures ensues–involving horse smuggling, trainmen, sheriffs’ deputies, and jail.
ISBN: 9780679741923 – Paperback Publisher: VINATGE INTERNATIONAL ISBN: 9780679741923 Publisher: VINATGE INTERNATIONAL
An extraordinary picture of life in France during the critical eight days before the signing of the fateful Munich Pact and the subsequent takeover of Czechoslovakia in September 1938. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton.
Black Beauty is an autobiography of high-bred horse. The novel begins with the time when the horse was a care-free colt, Loved and taken care by a gentle family. However, the circumstances change and the Black beauty is passed on from one owner to another. On his journey, he witnesses hardships and comfort, hatred and love, cruelty and kindness. But will the beautiful horse find a happy and lasting home? Or will he continue to suffer at the hands of fate? Through Black Beauty, Sewell has explored themes of love, friendship and animal cruelty. Even 140 years after its publication, the novel is revered by millions of readers.