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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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Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers (Maryland Paperback Bookshelf)
by Frank R. Shivers
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In the first comprehensive literary history of Baltimore and Maryland, Frank R. Shivers, Jr., explores the region's long-overlooked but substantial contribution to American letters. In picture and story, Shivers's lively account ranges from the colonial... (read more)

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Character Parts
Character Parts
by John Mortimer
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John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of Literary Anecdotes: Over Centuries of Recollections, Essays, Bon Mots and Quotes
The Mammoth Book of Literary Anecdotes: Over Centuries of Recollections, Essays, Bon Mots and Quotes
by Philip Gooden
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“Who would write who had anything better to do?” asked Lord Byron rhetorically, and in this amusing and informative anthology author Philip Gooden finds hundreds of illuminating anecdotes to reveal what writers got up to when they were not... (read more)

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Latin American Writers at Work
Latin American Writers at Work
by Paris Review
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The fourth book in the Modern Librarys Paris Review Writers at Work series, Latin American Writers at Work is a thundering collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time. These fascinating... (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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An Affair to Remember: The Greatest Love Stories of All Time
An Affair to Remember: The Greatest Love Stories of All Time
by Megan Gressor
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All the world loves a lover, as the saying goes. An Affair to Remember is a warm and intimate account of 43 of the world's greatest love stories of captivating tales of grand passions, charismatic personalities, and extraordinary exploits. This packed... (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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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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Conversations with the most admired biographers of our time on the people who have forged our contemporary landscape C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb invites readers into a virtual conversation -- via the art of biography -- with the legends and luminaries who... (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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The Book That Changed My Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners and Finalists
The Book That Changed My Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners and Finalists
by Diane Osen
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An original collection of literary interviews asks some of our greatest living writers, "What book most changed your life?" Contributors include E.L. Doctorow, Philip Levine, Alice McDermott, Grace Paley, and Robert Stone. All profits will be donated to... (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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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.... (read more)

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The Cambridge Introduction to Francophone Literature (Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback))
The Cambridge Introduction to Francophone Literature (Cambridge Introductions to Literature (Paperback))
by Patrick Corcoran
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The literature of French-speaking countries forms a distinct body of work quite separate from literature written in France itself, offering a passionate creative engagement with their postcolonial cultures. This book provides an introduction to the... (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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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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