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J. G. Farrell
Lavinia Greacen
0747551901
Mar 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This excellent biography of Irish novelist Jim Farrell (1935-79) was first published in the U.K. in 1999. The defining moment of the book is Farrell's tragic drowning, while fishing, at the age of 44. Greacen (Chink) received full cooperation from Farrell's family, including access to Farrell's private papers, resulting in this absorbing, fleshed-out account of his rich life. Best known for his novels about British colonialism The Singapore Grip, 1978, and the Booker Prize-winning The Siege of Krishapur, 1973 Farrell was unique among his contemporaries because he saw "events through the eyes of the colonized...where the submerged life of the Chinese community is viewed sympathetically." By all accounts, Farrell was temperamental and impatient, but he nevertheless formed many meaningful personal...


J.G. Farrell: The Critical Grip
Ralph J. Crane (Editor)
1851824219
November 1998
Hardcover
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Siege of Krishnapur
J. G. Farrell
159017092X
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
"The first sign of trouble at Krishnapur came with a mysterious distribution of chapatis, made of coarse flour and about the size and thickness of a biscuit; towards the end of February 1857, they swept the countryside like an epidemic."

Students of history will recognize 1857 as the year of the Sepoy rebellion in India--an uprising of native soldiers against the British, brought on by Hindu and Muslim recruits' belief that the rifle cartridges they were provided had been greased with pig or cow fat. This seminal event in Anglo-Indian relations provides the backdrop for J.G. Farrell's Booker Prize-winning exploration of race, culture, and class, The Siege of Krishnapur.

Like the mysteriously appearing chapatis, life in British India seems, on the surface, innocuous enough. Farrell introduces us gradually to a large...



The Singapore Grip (New York Review Books Classics Series)
J. G. Farrell
1590171365
January 2005
Paperback
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—John Spurling
"[Farrell] is telling not just a story, but history itself, from inside and outside."

—Jeremy Lewis, The Times of London
"The Singapore Grip is an enterprising, intelligent and—as might be expected—highly readable saga."

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Troubles: (New York Review Books Classics Series)
J. G. Farrell
1590170180
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is strangely altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a spectacular decline. The hotel's hundreds of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few remaining guests thrive on rumors and games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the upper stories; bamboo shoots threaten the foundations; and piglets frolic in the squash court. Meanwhile, the Major is captivated by the beautiful and bitter Sarah Devlin. As housekeeping disasters force him from room to room, outside the order of the British Empire also totters: there is unrest in the...


Information, Coding, and Mathematics: Proceedings of Workshop Honoring Prof. Bob Mceliece on His 60th Birthday
Robert J. McEliece
1402070799
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Information, Coding and Mathematics is a classic reference for both professional and academic researchers working in error-correction coding and decoding, Shannon theory, cryptography, digital communications, information security, and electronic engineering. The work represents a collection of contributions from leading experts in turbo coding, cryptography and sequences, Shannon theory and coding bounds, and decoding theory and applications. All of the contributors have individually and collectively dedicated their work as a tribute to the outstanding work of Robert J. McEliece. Information, Coding and Mathematics covers the latest advances in the widely used and rapidly developing field of information and communication technology.

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