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From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies)
From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies)
by Hildegard Hoeller
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In this rich interdisciplinary study, Hildegard Hoeller argues that nineteenth-century American culture was driven by and deeply occupied with the tension between gift and market-exchange. Rooting her analysis in the period's fiction, she shows how... (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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Ex-Friends: Falling out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer
Ex-Friends: Falling out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer
by Norman Podhoretz
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Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer -- all are ex-friends of Norman Podhoretz, the renowned editor and critic and leading member of the group of New York intellectuals who came to be known as "the... (read more)

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The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy
The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy
by Daniel Bullen
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Of the many freedoms we enjoy in modern society, none is more intoxicating or socially disruptive than the possibility that there might be alternatives to traditional marriage, and no one has shown us how to use this freedom better than the celebrities... (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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Giving Their Word: Conversations with Contemporary Poets
Giving Their Word: Conversations with Contemporary Poets
by Steven Ratiner
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Based on a three-year series of interviews conducted by Steven Ratiner for the Christian Science Monitor, this book offers extended conversations with twelve of today's most influential poets. Published here in their entirety for the first time, their... (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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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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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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de Kooning's Bicycle: Artists and Writers in the Hamptons
de Kooning's Bicycle: Artists and Writers in the Hamptons
by Robert Long
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Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers--from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Frank O'Hara to Jean Stafford--lived and worked on the East End of Long Island years before it assumed an alternate identity as the Hamptons. The... (read more)

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The Company They Kept, Volume II: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
The Company They Kept, Volume II: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
by Robert B Silvers
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Anna Akhmatova on Osip Mandelstam • Virgil Thomson on Gertrude Stein • Jonathan Miller on Lenny Bruce • Robert Lowell on John Berryman • Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden • Mary McCarthy on Hannah Arendt • John Thompson on... (read more)

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Literature in the First Media Age: Britain Between the Wars
Literature in the First Media Age: Britain Between the Wars
by David Trotter
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The period between the World Wars was one of the richest and most inventive in the long history of British literature. Interwar literature, David Trotter argues, stood apart by virtue of the sheer intelligence of the enquiries it undertook into the... (read more)

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Gather at the River: Notes from the Post-Millennial South
Gather at the River: Notes from the Post-Millennial South
by Hal Crowther
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In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed "Cathedrals of Kudzu," Crowther combines lyrical language with wit and frankness, and the South--with all its burdens, curiosities, and promises--with these new essays on Southern culture.... (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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“These pieces undeniably confirm why Holmes has been setting new and challenging standards for how biographers approach their subjects, and they make for glorious reading indeed.”Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)... (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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and#149; GEOFFREY CHAUCER and#149; WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and#149; JANE AUSTEN and#149; ROBERT BROWNING and ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING and#149; EDGAR ALLAN POE and#149; CHARLES DICKENS and#149; CHARLOTTE and EMILY BRONTand#203; and#149; EMILY DICKINSON and... (read more)

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To the Life of the Silver Harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod
To the Life of the Silver Harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod
by Reuel K Wilson
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Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) and Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), famed authors, literary critics, libertines, and leftists, were married for seven years and had one child together, Reuel K. Wilson. While bringing forward new biographical revelations, as well as... (read more)

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