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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
by Olivia Laing
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Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the... (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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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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Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
by David Laskin
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From the Depression era of the 1930s through the Vietnam War of the 1960s, a generation of "public intellectuals" thrived in America. They were poets, novelists, critics, and commentators who were also friends, rivals, spouses, and lovers. Their... (read more)

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Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life
Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire: 101 Luminaries Ponder Love, Death, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life
by Graydon Carter
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An intimate look into the inner lives of our most prominent cultural figures— pulled from the celebrated Proust Questionnaire page in Vanity Fair magazine. The probing set of questions originated as a 19th-century parlor game popularized by... (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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The American 1930s: A Literary History
The American 1930s: A Literary History
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Beginning with the stock market crash of 1929 and ending with America's entry into the Second World War, the long Depression decade was a period of immense social, economic and political turmoil. In response, writers as various as John Dos Passos... (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 publicandrsquo;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... (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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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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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 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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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography "Thoroughly absorbing, lively . . . Fuller, so misunderstood in life, richly deserves the nuanced, compassionate portrait Marshall paints." and#8212; Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize finalist Megan Marshall recounts... (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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Some time in the sun
Some time in the sun
by Tom Dardis
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A group of resourceful kids start solution-seekers.com, a website where cybervisitors can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back... (read more)

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Native American Literatures (Literary Genres)
Native American Literatures (Literary Genres)
by Suzanne E Lundquist
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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical... (read more)

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