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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
by Olivia Laing
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Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the... (read more)

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A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers
A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers
by Michael Holroyd
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A Time Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2011 A Seattle Times Best Book of 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters who move through Michael Holroyds A Book of Secrets&#... (read more)

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A Little History of Literature
A Little History of Literature
by John Sutherland
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This 'little history' takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, fromand#160;Theand#160;Epic of Gilgameshand#160;toand#160;Harry Potter. John Sutherland is perfectly suited to the task. He has... (read more)

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I Hear Men Talking
I Hear Men Talking
by Meridel Le Sueur
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Penelope, a girl in Depression-era rural Iowa, is witness to the personal and political dramas of her family and neighbors during hard times.... (read more)

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A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction
A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction
by Suzette Field
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Forty of the greatest fictional festivities as seen through the eyes of the world's greatest writers. People love to party. And writers love to attend and document these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social commentary... (read more)

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The Essentials of Literature in English, Post-1914
The Essentials of Literature in English, Post-1914
by Ian Mackean
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By identifying and analyzing the leading works and authors in modern English literature, this book provides the reader with an engaging and knowledgeable insight into the books, their writers and the connections between them. From Graham Greene to... (read more)

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Between the Sheets: Nine 20th Century Women Writers and Their Famous Literary Partnerships
Between the Sheets: Nine 20th Century Women Writers and Their Famous Literary Partnerships
by Lesley Mcdowell
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Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? Why did Simone de Beauvoir pimp for Jean-Paul Sartre? The list of the damages... (read more)

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Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway: Stories of the Inspiration Behind Great Works of Literature
Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway: Stories of the Inspiration Behind Great Works of Literature
by Celia Blue Johnson
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Every great writer has a unique way of setting a story to paper. And, it turns out, many of these writers used methods that were just as inventive as the works they produced. Odd Type Writers explores the quirky writing habits of renowned authors... (read more)

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Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives
Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives
by John Sutherland
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Croswell Bowen: A Writerand#8217;s Life, a Daughterand#8217;s Portrait is the life story of a journalist who wrote his way through the major events of the mid-twentieth century. and#160;While tracing the trajectory of Croswell Bowenand#8217;s (1905and... (read more)

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The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
by Robert B Silvers
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Now in paperback Many of the illustrious contributors to The New York Review of Books have had deep and abiding relationships-both personal and intellectual-with other poets, writers, artists, composers, and scientists of equal stature. The Company They... (read more)

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A Blue Hand: The Beats in India
A Blue Hand: The Beats in India
by Deborah Baker
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In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America's edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was 1961 when Allen Ginsberg left New York by boat... (read more)

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One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
by Bliss Broyard
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Ever since renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard's own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, he had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York... (read more)

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Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life
Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life
by Evan Hughes
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For the first time, here is Brooklyn's story through the eyes of its greatest storytellers. Like Paris in the twenties or postwar Greenwich Village, Brooklyn today is experiencing an extraordinary cultural boom. In recent years, writers of all stripes... (read more)

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Writers Talk: Conversations with Contemporary British Novelists
Writers Talk: Conversations with Contemporary British Novelists
by Phillip Tew
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Writers Talk includes interviews with Kate Atkinson, Pat Barker, Jonathan Coe, Jim Crace, Toby Litt, Graham Swift, Matt Thorne, David Mitchell, AlanWarner, and Will Self. "Is it a good time to be a writer in the time of The Da Vinci Code? It's not... (read more)

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Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson's Challenge (Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies)
Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson's Challenge (Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies)
by Johannes Voelz
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Johannes Voelz offers a critique of the New Americanists through a stimulating and original reexamination of the iconic figure of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Voelz argues against the prevailing tendency among Americanists to see Emerson as the product of an all-... (read more)

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The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (Suny Series in Buddhism and American Culture)
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (Suny Series in Buddhism and American Culture)
by John Whalen Bridge
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Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.... (read more)

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The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987
The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987
by Malcolm Cowley
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A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year... (read more)

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Apostles of Modernity: American Writers in the Age of Development
Apostles of Modernity: American Writers in the Age of Development
by Guy Reynolds
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Following World War II, Americans entertained a far more international political, cultural, and intellectual awareness as well as a greater fascination with development, progress, and modernity than ever before. In a revisionist account that takes... (read more)

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