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The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963
The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963
by Barry Miles
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The Beat Hotel is a delightful chronicle of a remarkable moment in American literary history. From the Howl obscenity trial to the invention of the cut-up technique, Barry Miles's extraordinary narrative chronicles the feast of ideas that was Paris... (read more)

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Bibliographies and Indexes in Women's Studies, #2: Women Writers of Spain: An Annotated Bio-Bibliographical Guide
Bibliographies and Indexes in Women's Studies, #2: Women Writers of Spain: An Annotated Bio-Bibliographical Guide
by Carolyn L Galerstein
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This annotated bio-bibliographical guide provides long-overdue recognition for women writers of Spain, including special entries on those writing in Catalan and Galician.... (read more)

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Literature at the Barricades: The American Writer in the 1930s
Literature at the Barricades: The American Writer in the 1930s
by Ralph F Bogardus
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 This collection captures the sense—at times the ordeal—of the 1930s literary experience in America. Fourteen essayists deal with the experience of being a writer in a time of overwhelming economic depression and political ferment,... (read more)

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Ornament and Silence: Essays on Women's Lives from Edith Wharton to Germaine Greer
Ornament and Silence: Essays on Women's Lives from Edith Wharton to Germaine Greer
by Kennedy Fraser
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Fraser brings to the 14 essays in this indispensable volume the sensitivity, freshness of observation, and offhand elegance that makes her reportage for "The New York Times" so legendary. "Wonderfully idiosyncratic".--"Newsday".... (read more)

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Reading New York
Reading New York
by John Tytell
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Part biography, part memoir, part belles lettres--this wonderful book celebrates the act of reading, the writers whose work awakened the soul of a young man growing up in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, and the history of the city itself. Reading... (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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One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
by Bliss Broyard
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Ever since renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard's own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, he had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York... (read more)

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Readers in History: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Contexts of Response
Readers in History: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Contexts of Response
by James L Machor
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"Presents a number of important Americanist scholars doing substantial and thought-provoking work. These scholars rethink responses to canonical works and come to important new undertsandings of women's and African American writing... Readers in History... (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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Intellectual Follies: A Memoir of the Literary Venture in New York & Paris
Intellectual Follies: A Memoir of the Literary Venture in New York & Paris
by Lionel Abel
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"Lionel Abel succeeds in entertaining us with great stories about the artists and writers in Greenwich Village and Paris in the 1930s and '40s, and at the same time in shrewdly exposing the moral and political consequences of literary and artistic... (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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A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade
by Christopher Benfey
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The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an intricate map... (read more)

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Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism
Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism
by Steven Watson
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A cultural history of a famous collaboration, Virgil Thomson's and Gertrude Stein's making of the modernist opera, Four Saints in Three Acts. Watson explores the transatlantic, commercial, racial, gay, and artistic aspects of this story (NewYork/Paris... (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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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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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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The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversy and Prestige
The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversy and Prestige
by Burton Feldman
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Published to coincide with the 2000 Nobel Prize awards, this reference is the only book to explore every aspect of the coveted prize: its founder, its aura, all its six fields, its laureates' personalities and rivals, and its controversies and blunders.... (read more)

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Character Parts
Character Parts
by John Mortimer
About the Author
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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