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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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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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Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
by Philip F Gura
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From the acclaimed cultural historian Philip F. Gura comes Truths Ragged Edge, a comprehensive and original history of the American novels first century. Grounded in Guras extensive consideration of the diverse range of important early novels, not just... (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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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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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 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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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 Simone de Beauvoir pimp for Jean-Paul Sartre? The list of the damages done in each of these sexual relationships is long, but each provokes the same question: would these women have become the writers they became without these literary... (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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A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
by Elaine Showalter
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“[A] remarkable book. . . . [Showalters] approach . . . is unifying and magnanimous. She brings a perspective to changing literary culture that makes criticism seem not only understandable but also healthy and invigorating, making the work timeless... (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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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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"A respected voice in Modernist studies, Reynolds explores a fascinating moment in American foreign relations—a United States receding from the colonialist models at work from the nation's founding through the Spanish-American War, and not yet... (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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