By Graham Greene

Graham Greene used to be continuously deeply drawn to the position performed by way of the unconscious in his writing, and the non-public global of his desires was once person who he nurtured conscientiously, recording it nearly day-by-day in his dream diaries. opting for from those dream diaries, he ready this small treasure for ebook prior to his demise in 1991—a final present from an excellent author to please and entertain his readers.

Show description

Read Online or Download A World of My Own: A Dream Diary PDF

Similar autobiography books

Speak, Memory (Everyman's Library)

(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)

From one of many twentieth century's nice writers comes one of many most interesting autobiographies of our time. converse, reminiscence was once first released through Vladimir Nabokov in 1951 as Conclusive proof after which assiduously revised and republished in 1966. The Everyman's Library version comprises, for the 1st time, the formerly unpublished "Chapter 16"–the most important unpublished piece of writing by means of the grasp, newly published by means of the Nabokov estate–which supplied a rare perception into converse, Memory.

Nabokov's memoir is a relocating account of a loving, civilized relatives, of adolescent awakenings, flight from Bolshevik terror, schooling in England, and émigré existence in Paris and Berlin. The Nabokovs have been eccentric, liberal aristocrats, who lived a lifestyles immersed in politics and literature on ideal kingdom estates until eventually their international was once swept away by means of the Russian revolution whilst the writer used to be eighteen years outdated. communicate, reminiscence vividly conjures up a vanished previous within the inimitable prose of Nabokov at his top.

David Suzuki: The Autobiography

David Suzuki’s autobiography limns a lifestyles devoted to making the area a greater position. The booklet expands at the early years lined in Metamorphosis and keeps to the current, while, at age 70, Suzuki displays on his complete lifestyles — and his hopes for the long run. The publication starts together with his life-changing event of racism interned in an international struggle II focus camp, and is going directly to talk about his teenage years, his collage and postgraduate stories within the U.

Jamie Foreman: Gangsters, Guns & Me

Jamie Foreman is considered one of Britain's so much iconic actors. he's additionally the son of Britain's such a lot infamous gangster, Freddie Foreman. Jamie's lifestyles has been whatever yet traditional. correct from the beginning, his international was once one in all distinction and contradiction: he grew up surrounded by way of London's felony elite, dwelling by way of their code of honour and appreciate, but he himself was once stated to be a 'straight goer'.

A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom

Company in North Korea: a paradoxical and interesting state of affairs is interpreted by means of a real insider.

In 2002, the Swiss-Swedish strength corporation ABB appointed Felix Abt its kingdom director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur lived and labored in North Korea for seven years, one of many few overseas businessmen there. After the event, Abt felt forced to jot down A Capitalist in North Korea to explain the multifaceted society he encountered.

North Korea, on the time, used to be seriously sanctioned by way of the UN, which made it super tough to do company. but, he came across that it was once a spot the place cosmetic surgery and South Korean television dramas have been wildly well known and the place he infrequently had to stroll greater than a block to snatch a brief hamburger. He used to be heavily monitored, and as soon as confronted accusations of spying, but he realized that younger North Koreans are hopeful - signing up for company classes in anticipation of a brighter, extra open, destiny. In A Capitalist in North Korea, Abt stocks those and lots of different strange evidence and insights approximately one of many world's so much secretive countries.

Additional info for A World of My Own: A Dream Diary

Example text

Our f i s t tea of the day was drunk at breakfast. It was always mildly exciting to watch the water beginning to boil in the copper kettle, and then see mother break a piece off from the tea brick, rub it between her palms and then throw the curling leaves into the bubbling water. After that she would add a little salt and then let the tea boil for a moment or two. In our province of Amdo people used dried tea leaves pressed into bricks which were imported from China through the province of Kham.

A Happy Childhood THEnights were often icy, and in winter it was usually bitterly cold. I can still clearly see the great brass firepot with its three iron feet, in which the wood or coal glowed. We usually heated with juniper or firwood, but on particularly cold days we would use coal, which was brought to a red-hot glow in the furnace and then put into the brass firepot. This coal was precious because it had to be fetched on yak or muleback from a distance, and its transport required several days.

Not only were the fish I had taken such pains to rescue now in great danger again, since they were writhing and jumping all over the kitchen floor, but I was wet to the skin-and the precious water jar was in fragments. And then a dark shadow appeared in the doorway. It was my mother. She stood there for a moment or two as though rooted to the ground, staring at the disaster I had caused; and for the moment I didn't know whether to be pleased that she had appeared on the scene SO quickly to help me or frightened at the idea of the stern but just punishment I should receive for my disobedience.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 29 votes