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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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The American Writer: Shaping a Nation's Mind
The American Writer: Shaping a Nation's Mind
by Jack Cady
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Having considered the subject for more than sixty years, Jack Cady shares his knowledge of the American Writer in this wonderful and provocative book. The American Writer is both an open letter to young writers and a lovely overview for anyone interested... (read more)

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American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790-1970
American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790-1970
by Warner Berthoff
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In American Trajectories Warner Berthoff argues that even in the broadest cultural and historical perspective, imaginative literature (like all the arts) is a matter of individual signatures and differences. He also puts forth that there are recognizable... (read more)

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The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Publishing in the West
The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Publishing in the West
by Dale W Nelson
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This biography follows the career of Swallow (1915-1966) from his early days as a poet, to his pioneering work as a publisher in Colorado. Nelson, a reporter with the Associated Press for forty years and the author of numerous books, argues that... (read more)

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Booknotes Life Stories: Notable Biographers on the People Who Shaped America
Booknotes Life Stories: Notable Biographers on the People Who Shaped America
by Brian Lamb
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From presidents to generals, from civil rights activists to poets, from inventors to scientists, Brian Lamb explores the lives of our most fascinating Americans on Booknotes, his weekly C-Span interview program. He and his guests have examined the lives... (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 Lifetime Burning Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin
A Lifetime Burning Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin
by Alfred Kazin
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Alfred Kazin, one of our most distinguished critics culls half a century from his journals. Russell Baker describes Kazin's work best: "A lovely book about 20th-century life lived gracefully on the New York literary battleground, and about the universal... (read more)

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Reading Writers Reading: Canadian Authors Reflections (Currents, a Canadian Literature)
Reading Writers Reading: Canadian Authors Reflections (Currents, a Canadian Literature)
by Danielle Schaub
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“I am a writer because I was a reader first.” Alison Gordon. “Nobody has ever written who never read.” Mavis Gallant. “…reading is a connection, at once a way and a goal, a liberating destiny.” Robert Kroetsch... (read more)

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Friends, Writers, and Other Countrymen: A Memoir
Friends, Writers, and Other Countrymen: A Memoir
by Sidney Offit
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“Sidney Offit has devised a marvelous mirror of his unique personality as well as a one of a kind tour of the New York literary world in the last half century. Anyone even faintly interested in books will find it impossible to put down.”... (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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To the Happy Couple: Creating a Great Wedding Toast with Style
To the Happy Couple: Creating a Great Wedding Toast with Style
by Sarah. Mcelwain
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Now here's something worth raising a glass to: the perfect how-to guide and resource for preparing, writing, and presenting the best wedding toast ever (butterflies not included). With clear explanations of who traditionally offers a toast and when, "To... (read more)

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Disturbing Calculations: The Economics of Identity in Postcolonial Southern Literature, 1912-2002
Disturbing Calculations: The Economics of Identity in Postcolonial Southern Literature, 1912-2002
by Melanie R Benson
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In Thomas Wolfes Look Homeward, Angel, Margaret Leonard says, “Never mind about algebra here. Thats for poor folks. Theres no need for algebra where two and two make five.” Moments of mathematical reckoning like this pervade twentieth-century... (read more)

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The literary almanac :the best of the printed word, 1900 to the present.
The literary almanac :the best of the printed word, 1900 to the present.
by Andrews Mcmeel
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The Literary Almanac is more than a book about books. It's the book to end all books when it comes to finding out about the ins and outs of books, authors, and publishing. Handy and easy-to-read, this volume is filled with absorbing facts and engaging... (read more)

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Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic
Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic
by Houston Baker
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When Houston A. Baker Jr. one of America’s foremost literary critics, first published Afro-American Poetics in 1988, it was hailed as a major revisionist history of both African American culture and criticism. Now available in paperback, this... (read more)

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Lost Saranac Interviews: Forgotten Conversations with Famous Writers
Lost Saranac Interviews: Forgotten Conversations with Famous Writers
by Joe Bellamy
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Uncover a Forgotten Piece of Literary History What if you could spend an exclusive weekend secluded away with today's most celebrated authors where you could discuss writing, literature, and how to develop your craft? The Lost Saranac Interviews takes... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture #122: Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture #122: Writing America Black: Race Rhetoric and the Public Sphere
by C K Doreski
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A study of the relationship between African American journalism and literature.... (read more)

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Southern Writers
Southern Writers
by David G. Spielman
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A revealing pictorial of the South's leading writers.... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #153: Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture #153: Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
by Theo Davis
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Theo Davis offers a fresh account of the emergence of a national literature in the United States. Taking American literature's universalism as an organising force that must be explained rather than simply exposed, she contends that Emerson, Hawthorne... (read more)

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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
by Brian Lamb
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For nearly a decade, Booknotes has been an oasis of book programming on television, the only place where Americans can regularly find in-depth, quality discussions of books. From the Hardcover edition.... (read more)

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The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
by Mary F Corey
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Today The New Yorker is one of a number of general-interest magazines published for a sophisticated audience, but in the post-World War II era the magazine occupied a truly significant niche of cultural authority. A self-selected community of 250,000... (read more)

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