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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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Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story
Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story
by Amanda Vaill
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A dazzling biography for readers of The Great Gatsby and other Lost Generation authors Gifted artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, were icons of the most enchanting period of our time; handsome, talented, and wealthy expatriate Americans... (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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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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From Birdwomen to Skygirls: American Girls' Aviation Stories
From Birdwomen to Skygirls: American Girls' Aviation Stories
by Fred Erisman
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Close on the heels of the American publicandrsquo;s early enthusiasm over the airplane came aviation stories for the young. From 1910 until the early 1960s, they exalted flight and painted the airplane as the most modern and adventuresome of machines... (read more)

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Creating Waldens: An East-West Conversation on the American Renaissance
Creating Waldens: An East-West Conversation on the American Renaissance
by Ronald A Bosco
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In the provocative discussions comprising this collection, scholars Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson and Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda explore the multifaceted, enduring legacy of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. In the process they challenge and inspire... (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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The Public Life of Privacy in Nineteenth-century American Literature
The Public Life of Privacy in Nineteenth-century American Literature
by Stacey Margolis
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Stacey Margolis rethinks a key chapter in American literary history, challenging the idea that nineteenth-century American culture was dominated by an ideology of privacy that defined subjects in terms of their intentions and desires. She reveals how... (read more)

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Plotting the golden West :American literature and the rhetoric of the California Trail
Plotting the golden West :American literature and the rhetoric of the California Trail
by Stephen Fender
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This book focuses on the experience of the Californian Gold Rush of 1849-1850, not in terms of what happened (a subject much covered by historians) but in terms of how people of various levels of sophistication wrote about it. Drawing on a variety of... (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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Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists
Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists
by H Nigel Thomas
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Poetry. Fiction. Essays. In WHY WE WRITE: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN CANADIAN POETS AND NOVELISTS, fifteen leading African Canadian writers interview with editor H Nigel Thomas, discussing the complexities of the writing experience and revealing their... (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 Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters that move through Michael... (read more)

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Revolutionary Writers: Literature and Authority in the New Republic, 1725-1810
Revolutionary Writers: Literature and Authority in the New Republic, 1725-1810
by Emory Elliott
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Elliott demonstrates how America's first men of letters--Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, Philip Freneau, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, and Charles Brockden Brown--sought to make individual genius in literature express the collective genius of the American people.... (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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Some time in the sun
Some time in the sun
by Tom Dardis
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A group of resourceful kids start solution-seekers.com, a website where cybervisitors can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back... (read more)

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Native American Literatures (Literary Genres)
Native American Literatures (Literary Genres)
by Suzanne E Lundquist
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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical... (read more)

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Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
by David Laskin
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From the Depression era of the 1930s through the Vietnam War of the 1960s, a generation of "public intellectuals" thrived in America. They were poets, novelists, critics, and commentators who were also friends, rivals, spouses, and lovers. Their... (read more)

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The American Literary History Reader
The American Literary History Reader
by Gordon Hutner
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In its first five years, American Literary History has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection brings together the cream of... (read more)

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Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature
Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature
by David Wyatt
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Secret Histories claims that the history of the nation is hidden -- in plain sight -- within the pages of twentieth-century American literature. David Wyatt argues that the nation's fiction and nonfiction expose a secret history that cuts beneath the... (read more)

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A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967
A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967
by Rachel Cohen
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-346) and index.... (read more)

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