The Pre-Raphaelite Movement began in 1848, and experienced its heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. Influenced by the then little-known Keats and Blake, as well as Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, Pre-Raphaelite poetry 'etherialized sensation' (in the words of Antony Harrison), and popularized the notion ofl'art pour l'art - art for art's sake. Where Victorian realist novels explored the grit and grime of the Industrial Revolution, Pre-Raphaelite poems concentrated on more abstract themes of romantic love, artistic inspiration and sexuality. Later they attracted Aesthetes and Decadents like Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Ernest Dowson, not to mention Gerard Manley Hopkins and W.B. Yeats.
'This isn't just any cookery book. This is Mastering the Art of French Cooking and it's a book that is a statement, not of culinary intent, but of aspiration, a commitment to a certain sort of good life, a certain sort of world-view; a votive object implying taste and appetite and a little je ne sais quoi. Julia Child's books are a triumph, and also a trophy.' AA GILL, The Times This is the classic guide to French cooking with over 2000 clear authentic and delicious recipes for everything from Bouef Bourguignon to the perfect croissant. Bon appetit!
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The short story is we're going to change the way you read.
2011 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Penguin Modern Classics. To celebrate we're publishing fifty mini Modern Classics. They're full of the best short fiction by the greatest writers of the last 100 years (or so), from Beckett to Saki, Nabokov to Kafka and Updike to Wodehouse.
Conveniently priced and temptingly sized, each book is a quick literary hit, a satisfying shot of storytelling. And though they don't take long to read, they'll stay with you long after you turn the final page.
These are now available together in a stylish designer box set - 50 great works in one collection.
The Anatomy of Peace will instil hope and inspire reconciliation. Through a series of moving stories about once-bitter enemies reunited, it shows us how we routinely misunderstand the causes of conflict - and perpetuate the very problems we're trying to solve. The Anatomy of Peace shows you how to:
1. Focus on helping things go right, rather than 'fixing' things that go wrong 2. Think about others as people with fears of their own, not obstacles in your way 3. Stop worrying about how the world sees you 4. Learn to move away from blame and bitterness Welcome to a world without conflict.