The Angry Island ePub (Adobe DRM) download by A.A. Gill

The Angry Island

Simon & Schuster
Publication date: June 2007
ISBN: 9781416545606
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$10.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Think of England, and anger hardly springs to mind as its primary national characteristic. Yet in The Angry Island, A. A. Gill argues that, in fact, it is plain old fury that is the wellspring for England's accomplishments. The default setting of England is anger. The English are naturally, congenitally, collectively and singularly livid much of the time. They're incensed, incandescent, splenetic, prickly, touchy, and fractious. They can be mildly annoyed, really annoyed and, most scarily, not remotely annoyed. They sit apart on their half of a damply disappointing little island, nursing and picking at their irritations. The English itch inside their own skins. They feel foreign in their own country and run naked through their own heads. Perhaps aware that they're living on top of a keg of fulminating fury, the English have, throughout their history, come up with hundreds of ingenious and bizarre ways to diffuse anger or transform it into something benign. Good manners and queues, cul-de-sacs and garden sheds, and almost every game ever invented from tennis to bridge. They've built things, discovered stuff, made puddings, written hymns and novels, and for people who don't like to talk much, they have come up with the most minutely nuanced and replete language ever spoken -- just so there'll be no misunderstandings. The Angry Island by turns attacks and praises the English, bringing up numerous points of debate for Anglophiles and anyone who wonders about the origins of national identity. This book hunts down the causes and the results of being the Angry Island.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Angry Island ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
443 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by A.A. Gill
To America with Love ePub (Adobe DRM) download by A.A. Gill
To America with Love
A.A. Gill
Simon & Schuster, July 2013
ISBN: 9781416596219
Format: ePub
Our price: $12.99
A.A. Gill is Further Away ePub (Adobe DRM) download by A.A. Gill
A.A. Gill is Further Away
A.A. Gill
Orion, April 2011
ISBN: 9780297863816
Format: ePub
Our price: $8.99
The Angry Island: Hunting the English ePub (Adobe DRM) download by A.A. Gill
The Angry Island: Hunting the English
A.A. Gill
Orion, July 2010
ISBN: 9780297864684
Format: ePub
Our price: $8.99
Previous Convictions: Assignments from Here and There ePub (Adobe DRM) download by A.A. Gill
Previous Convictions: Assignments From Here and There
A.A. Gill
Orion, July 2010
ISBN: 9780297864714
Format: ePub
Our price: $8.99
Recently Viewed Products