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A New Literary History of America (Harvard University Press Reference Library)
A New Literary History of America (Harvard University Press Reference Library)
by Greil Marcus
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An Entertainment Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of... (read more)

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Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet
Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet
by Eugene Walter
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This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, as told to Katherine Clark, traces his unique, happy-go-lucky life as a writer, actor, translator, cryptographer, costume designer, chef, expatriot, and Southerner. Milking the Moon, already a Washington... (read more)

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Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet
Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet
by Eugene Walter
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“Ive had a great life, and it all happened because I didnt plan any of it.” -- Eugene Walter Eugene Walter was the best-known man youve never heard of. In his 76 years, he ate of “the ripened heart of life,” to quote a letter from... (read more)

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The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Publishing in the West
The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Publishing in the West
by Dale W Nelson
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This biography follows the career of Swallow (1915-1966) from his early days as a poet, to his pioneering work as a publisher in Colorado. Nelson, a reporter with the Associated Press for forty years and the author of numerous books, argues that... (read more)

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From Birdwomen to Skygirls: American Girls' Aviation Stories
From Birdwomen to Skygirls: American Girls' Aviation Stories
by Fred Erisman
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Close on the heels of the American public’s early enthusiasm over the airplane came aviation stories for the young. From 1910 until the early 1960s, they exalted flight and painted the airplane as the most modern and adventuresome of machines. Most... (read more)

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The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
by Robert B Silvers
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Now in paperback Many of the illustrious contributors to The New York Review of Books have had deep and abiding relationships-both personal and intellectual-with other poets, writers, artists, composers, and scientists of equal stature. The Company They... (read more)

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Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
by Anna Lillios
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One of the twentieth century's most intriguing and complicated literary friendships was that between Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. In death, their reputations have reversed, but in the early 1940s Rawlings had already achieved wild... (read more)

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American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman
American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman
by F O Matthiessen
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"[Matthiessen's] exploration of the haunted mind of Hawthorne, of Emerson's integrity, of the mental hell in which Melville lived, of Whitman's schizophrenia, of Thoreau's chosen solitude, [has] produced a book unequaled in American critical writing... (read more)

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Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds
Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds
by Stephen Hong Sohn
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Challenging the tidy links among authorial position, narrative perspective, and fictional content, Stephen Hong Sohn argues that Asian American authors have never been limited to writing about Asian American characters or contexts. Racial... (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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A father's stunning secret sparks a life-transforming journey in this story of race, identity, and the American dream. Broyard tries to make sense of her father's choices and the impact of his revelation on her own life.... (read more)

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Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists
Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists
by H Nigel Thomas
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Poetry. Fiction. Essays. In WHY WE WRITE: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN CANADIAN POETS AND NOVELISTS, fifteen leading African Canadian writers interview with editor H Nigel Thomas, discussing the complexities of the writing experience and revealing their... (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 Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters that move through Michael... (read more)

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A Lifetime Burning Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin
A Lifetime Burning Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin
by Alfred Kazin
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Alfred Kazin, one of our most distinguished critics culls half a century from his journals. Russell Baker describes Kazin's work best: "A lovely book about 20th-century life lived gracefully on the New York literary battleground, and about the universal... (read more)

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American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Th
American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Th
by Susan Cheever
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The 1850s were heady times in Concord, Massachusetts: in a town where a woman's petticoat drying on an outdoor line was enough to elicit scandal, some of the greatest minds of our nation's history were gathering in three of its wooden houses to establish... (read more)

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Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications
Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications
by Marle Wagman Geller
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A fascinating look at the stories behind the dedications of 50 literary classics. Mary Shelley dedicated Frankenstein to her father, her greatest champion. Charlotte Brönte dedicated Jane Eyre to William Makepeace Thackeray for his enthusiastic review... (read more)

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Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America
Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America
by Jason Berger
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In the antebellum years, the Western world’s symbolic realities were expanded and challenged as merchant, military, and scientific activity moved into Pacific and Arctic waters. In Antebellum at Sea, Jason Berger explores the roles that early... (read more)

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The literary almanac :the best of the printed word, 1900 to the present.
The literary almanac :the best of the printed word, 1900 to the present.
by Andrews Mcmeel
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The Literary Almanac is more than a book about books. It's the book to end all books when it comes to finding out about the ins and outs of books, authors, and publishing. Handy and easy-to-read, this volume is filled with absorbing facts and engaging... (read more)

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The American Literary History Reader
The American Literary History Reader
by Gordon Hutner
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In its first five years, American Literary History has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection brings together the cream of... (read more)

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Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
by Maurice S. Lee
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The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. New theories of chance sparked... (read more)

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Uses of Literary History
Uses of Literary History
by Marshall Brown
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In this collection, Marshall Brown has gathered essays by twenty leading literary scholars and critics to appraise the current state of literary history. Representing a range of disciplinary specialties and approaches, these essays illustrate and debate... (read more)

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