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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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Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing (Continents of Exile)
Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing (Continents of Exile)
by Ved Mehta
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A marvelous portrait of The New Yorker during the tenure of legendary editor-in-chief William Shawn by one of its most distinguished contributors. There is perhaps no other magazine with a mystique as strong and enduring as The New Yorker, which many... (read more)

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Episodes (Graywolf Memoir)
Episodes (Graywolf Memoir)
by Pierre Delattre
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"The Divine is in the ordinary."--Pierre Delattre In each generation there are individuals who live at the center of and help develop the principal themes of the age. Though many of these people are not widely known, their lives are exemplary and their... (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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Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit
Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit
by Sonny Brewer
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The authors in Don't Quit Your Day Job have tried their hands at some of the same jobs as their readers. Theyve worked on the railroad, busted rocks with a sledgehammer, fought fires, wiped tables, soldiered and carpentered and spied, delivered pizzas... (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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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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Mother Was a Lady: Self and Society in Selected American Children's Periodicals, 1865-1890
Mother Was a Lady: Self and Society in Selected American Children's Periodicals, 1865-1890
by R Gordon Kelly
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Kelly's approach as a cultural historian is a unique contribution... well recommended for purchase in academic libraries supporting the study of historical aspects of periodicals or children's literature.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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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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Having Our Way: Women Rewriting Tradition in Twentieth-Century America
Having Our Way: Women Rewriting Tradition in Twentieth-Century America
by Harriet Pollack
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This set of essays considers the work of ten women writers: Nella Larsen, Zelda Fitzgerald, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Sylvia Plath, Hisaye Yamamoto, Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, and Sandra Cisneros. The essays bring... (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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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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A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain: Literary Lives from Shakespeare's Old England to Frost's New England
A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain: Literary Lives from Shakespeare's Old England to Frost's New England
by Elliot Engel
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Romantic Writings
Romantic Writings
by Stephen Bygrave
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"Romantic Writings" looks at the body of poetry and prose written during one of the most significant European literary movements, between 1780-1830. Providing a unique critical anthology of writings by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Keats and... (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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