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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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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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Conversations with American Writers: The Doubt, the Faith, the in-between
Conversations with American Writers: The Doubt, the Faith, the in-between
by W. Dale Brown
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For years, Dale Brown has interviewed American writers, listening particularly for what they have to say about "wrestling with the sacred" in their writing. In this book, a follow-up to his earlier collection, Of Fiction and Faith, Brown gives readers... (read more)

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Criticism and the Color Line: Desegrating American Literary Studies
Criticism and the Color Line: Desegrating American Literary Studies
by Henry B Wonham
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This volume celebrates the hybridity of American literary culture. Over the last decade and more, American literary studies have tended, with only a few rare and recent exceptions, to look at separate strands of literary history and tradition--African... (read more)

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Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic
Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic
by Edward Watts
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Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic is the first book-length analysis of early American literature through the lens of postcolonial theory. Although the United States represented a colonizing presence that displaced indigenous peoples and... (read more)

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The "Other" New York Jewish Intellectuals (Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History)
The "Other" New York Jewish Intellectuals (Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History)
by Carole S Kessner
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Irving Howe. Saul Bellow. Lionel Trilling. These are names that immediately come to mind when one thinks of the New York Jewish intellectuals of the late thirties and forties. And yet the New York Jewish intellectual community was far larger and more... (read more)

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Married to Genius
Married to Genius
by Jeffrey Meyers
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Married to Genius considers the emotional and artistic commitment in the marriages of nine modern writers: Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott... (read more)

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New York Jew
New York Jew
by Alfred Kazin
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"Brilliant in its assessment of the magazines he worked for, the colleges he taught in, the countries he visited, the women he loved.... His is the voice of a radical conscience, honest, compassionate, and deeply moving". -- Library... (read more)

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Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer (Vintage)
Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer (Vintage)
by Richard Holmes
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With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces, the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography. When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by... (read more)

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Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
by Ramon Gutierrez
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Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage is a compendium of articles by the leading scholars on Hispanic literary history of the United States. The anthology functions to acquaint both expert and neophyte with the work that has been done to date on... (read more)

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The Color of Democracy in Women's Regional Writing
The Color of Democracy in Women's Regional Writing
by Jean Carol Griffith
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An exciting addition to the ongoing debate about the place of regionalism in American literary history. American regionalism has become a contested subject in literary studies alongside the ubiquitous triad of race, class, and gender. The Color of... (read more)

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Fourteen Landing Zones: Approaches to Vietnam War Literature
Fourteen Landing Zones: Approaches to Vietnam War Literature
by Philip K Jason
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It is in the spirit of the LZ that the essayists in Fourteen Landing Zones approach the writings of the Vietnam War. These fourteen diverse and powerful works by some of today's leading critics in Vietnam studies begin to answer the question of how we... (read more)

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Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books
Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books
by Jenny Bond
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What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it...    Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party?  Who was Edith Whartons secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs Nin to become a... (read more)

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New York in the 50's
New York in the 50's
by Dan Wakefield
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New York in the 50s is Dan Wakefield's story of a unique time and place in cultural history, when New York City was a hotbed of free love, hot jazz, radical politics, psychoanalysis, and artistic expression. Wakefield found himself in the middle of a... (read more)

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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance
Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance
by Joanne M Braxton
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Double Lives: American Writers' Friendships
Double Lives: American Writers' Friendships
by Richard R Lingeman
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In this insightful new book, a veteran biographer explores the passions and betrayals that have enlivened the most significant, most fruitful friendships in American letters.... (read more)

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Keeping Literary Company: Working with Writers Since the Sixties
Keeping Literary Company: Working with Writers Since the Sixties
by Jerome Klinkowitz
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Starting in the 1960s, a group of radically new fiction writers began having success at reinventing the novel and short story for postmodern times. Chief among them were Kurt Vonnegut, Jerzy Kosinski, Donald Barthelme, Ronald Sukenick, Raymond Federman... (read more)

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Figures of speech :American writers and the literary marketplace, from Benjamin Franklin to Emily Dickinson
Figures of speech :American writers and the literary marketplace, from Benjamin Franklin to Emily Dickinson
by R Jackson Wilson
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Bernheimer (Romance languages, U. of Pennsylvania) offers insights into the ideological function of art in structuring attitudes toward sex, gender, and power. A paperbound reprint of the 1987 Borzoi Book (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) which comprises... (read more)

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The Roland legend in nineteenth-century French literature
The Roland legend in nineteenth-century French literature
by Harry Jr Redman
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Begins with a description of the impression Canada made on Gissing upon his arrival in 1913 (at the age of 18). Gissing travelled from Alberta to California and back on horseback, painting as he went. Examples of this early work appear in the book... (read more)

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Eleven Canadian Novelists
Eleven Canadian Novelists
by Graeme Gibson
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Graeme Gibson interviews Canadian writers to provide an intensely readable record of the fiction scene in English-speaking Canada. Included are Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Matt Cohen, Marian Engel, Timothy Findley, Dave Godfrey, Margaret Laurence... (read more)

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