Joseph Connolly - book collector, antiquarian dealer, and acclaimed novelist - has compiled an impassioned guide and love letter to the designers, artists and authors at the heart of Faber's design story. From its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s on to the classic years of innovation under Berthold Wolpe after the War, and from the celebrated period of collaboration with Pentagram on to the modern day, here is, as he concludes in his preface, 'a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years'.Even gazing at these so slim spines, I was taken. And at the foot of each one, the word Faber. The vitality of the design, even on these very narrow spines, compelled me to slide out the books. And the covers! Oh my goodness, the covers ... the colour, strength and typography were not at all brash, but merely dynamic: here, I thought, was splendour. And it was the covers that encouraged me to open the books. And to read. And then to discover.
The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T. S. Eliot who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Since the sixties, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. In recent years the creation of the Poet to Poet series has further broadened the scope of Faber poetry by including the work of great poets from the past selected and introduced by the contemporary poets they have inspired. Samuel Beckett * Emily Berry * William Blake * Emily Bront� * Rupert Brooke * Lord Byron * John Clare * Julia Copus * Walter de la Mare * Carol Ann Duffy *Douglas Dunn * T.S. Eliot * Seamus Heaney * Thomas Hood * Gerard Manley Hopkins *A.E. Housman *Ted Hughes * Ben Jonson * John Keats * Philip Larkin * Lachlan Mackinnon * Louis MacNeice * Dorothy Molloy * Bernard O'Donoghue * Sylvia Plath * Maurice Riordan *Sam Riviere * William Shakespeare * Percy Bysshe Shelley * Stevie Smith * Stephen Spender * Wislawa Szymborska * Alfred, Lord Tennyson * Edward Thomas * Jack Underwood * Hugo Williams * William Wordsworth * W.B. Yeats
A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber’s second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents. It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” But Peter is rattled when Bea’s ...
Faber & Faber Poetry Diary 2017
Quicklet On Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish's How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
ABOUT THE BOOK Before I read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, my communication with my children left a lot to be desired. As a mother of two I have faced many of the frustrations that come with parent-child communication, from power struggles to tantrums. Faber and Mazlish's astounding text took my communication efforts to new levels by introducing me to a means of talking to my children that I had not considered before. Although I have always considered myself to be a good mom, some of the approaches I took towards resolving situations like tantrums and arguments were actually making the situation worse. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk b...
At the heart of this panoramic, multidimensional narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Faber leads us back to 1870s London, where Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for escape to a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society offers us intimacy with a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters. They begin with William Rackham, an egotistical perfume magnate whose ambition is fueled by his lust for Sugar, and whose patronage brings her into proximity to his extended family and milieu: his unhinged, childlike wife, Agnes, who manages to overcome her chr...
"The modern literary critic", T. S. Eliot wrote in 1929, "must be an 'experimenter' outside of what you might at first consider his own province; [...] there is no literary problem which does not lead us irresistibly to larger problems." This book follows Eliot's principle and situates his literary and critical work in a wide context that reveals manifold links between aesthetics, ethics, politics and epistemology: the historical context of early-twentieth-century idealism, vitalism and pragmatism, especially the intensely political Bergsonian controversy, and the modern context of the philosophies of Charles Taylor, Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty. 'Knowledge', it argues, was verbalised i...
This series aims to introduce young poets to a wider reading public than it has been possible for them to reach before. By restricting the number of contributors, the book is able to publish a representative selection of work from each poet.
This analysis of twenty published texts by David Hare employs definitions from contemporary semiotic literary theory as a means of describing typologies of political drama. By tracing the incorporation of stylistic devices from agitational propaganda (caricature, self-referentiality, the frisson between oral and visual signification) throughout the typologies, the study illustrates how each text subverts audience expectation based on established dramatic genres. The collection of texts is seen as inherently self-referential and politically subversive.At the centre of each typology is a protagonist who functions as a martyr to or parodic emblem of contemporary society. Consistently, the herme...