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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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The Powells.com Interviews: Twenty-two Authors and Artists Talk about Their Books
The Powells.com Interviews: Twenty-two Authors and Artists Talk about Their Books
by Dave Weich
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"Some of the best author interviews ever." Holt... (read more)

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The Female Pen: Women Writers and Novelists, 1621-1818
The Female Pen: Women Writers and Novelists, 1621-1818
by B G Maccarthy
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Down by the Riverside provides an expansive introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. Spanning the time of slavery up to the present, the volume moves beyond Protestant Christianity to address a broad diversity of African... (read more)

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Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature
Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature
by James Hartman
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In colonial America, tales about the capture of English settlers by Native American war parties and the captives' subsequent suffering and privations were wildly popular among readers. Despite their importance in the development of American literature... (read more)

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Writing Was Everything (William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
Writing Was Everything (William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
by Alfred Kazin
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For more than sixty years Alfred Kazin has been one of the most eloquent witnesses to the literary life of the mind in America. Writing Was Everythingis asummation of that life, a story of coming of age as a writer and critic that is also a vibrant... (read more)

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Modernism: A Guide to European Literature 1890-1930
Modernism: A Guide to European Literature 1890-1930
by Malcolm Bradbury
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The Modern movement in the arts transformed consciousness and artistic form just as the energies of modernity--scientific, technological, philosophical, political--transformed for ever the nature, the speed, the sensation of human life, ' write the... (read more)

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The Verse Book of Interviews: 27 Poets on Language, Craft & Culture
The Verse Book of Interviews: 27 Poets on Language, Craft & Culture
by Brian Henry
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Cultural Writing. Poetry. In-depth interviews with poets have long been a popular feature of Verse magazine, and many favorites are collected here along with new interviews commissioned especially for this book. Including an exciting range of aesthetics,... (read more)

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An American Procession
An American Procession
by Alfred Kazin
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Alfred Kazin was Awarded the First Truman Capote Literary Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton... (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 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 American Jeremiad
The American Jeremiad
by Sacvan Bercovitch
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"This is a dazzling performance. It supplies conceptual links between phenomena where historians have often sensed a connection without being able to describe it adequately. . . [Bercovitch] has written intellectual history at the highest level... (read more)

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Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir
Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir
by Anatole Broyard
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"Nineteen forty-six was a good time — perhaps the best time — in the twentieth century. The war was over and there was a terrific sense of coming back, of repossessing life. Rents were cheap, restaurants were cheap, and it seemed to me that... (read more)

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This Is My Country Whats Yours
This Is My Country Whats Yours
by Noah Richler
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Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006) National Post Best Books (2006) A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and... (read more)

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Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing
Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing
by Ved Mehta
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In Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker, Mr. Mehta gives us the closest, most careful, and most refined description that has yet been written of Shawn's editorship of the magazine. He portrays in detail the peculiar, nurturing atmosphere at the New Yorker.... (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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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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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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Terrible honesty :mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s
Terrible honesty :mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s
by Ann Douglas
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Terrible Honesty is the biography of a decade, a portrait of the soul of a generation - based on the lives and work of more than a hundred men and women. In a strikingly original interpretation that brings the Jazz Age to life in a wholly new way, Ann... (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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Them: A Memoir of Parents
Them: A Memoir of Parents
by Francine du Plessix Gray
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Tatiana du Plessix, the wife of a French diplomat, was a beautiful, sophisticated "white Russian" who had been the muse of the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Alexander Liberman, the ambitious son of a prominent Russian Jew, was a gifted... (read more)

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