A lucky American childhood by Paul Engle

By Paul Engle

The legacy of poet Paul Engle, who died in 1991, comprises the foreign Writing software on the collage of Iowa, which he helped present in 1967, and the memoir A fortunate American adolescence. Engle grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the course of the Nineteen Twenties on a hardscrabble farm the place his family members struggled to make ends meet. no longer inevitably the traditional education flooring for a poet and educator, yet Engle reveals in his youth the uncooked fabrics that formed him not just as a poet yet as an individual besides.

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Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and by Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl; Bernard, Emily; Hughes,

By Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl; Bernard, Emily; Hughes, Langston; Van Vechten, Carl

Offers a set of letters exchanged over the process 4 many years among poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, supplying an incisive examine present occasions and issues.

summary: offers a suite of letters exchanged over the process 4 a long time among poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, delivering an incisive examine present occasions and matters

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Proust in Love by William C. Carter

By William C. Carter

The acclaimed Proust biographer William C. Carter portrays Proust’s amorous adventures and misadventures from early life via his grownup years, delivering the place acceptable Proust’s personal delicate, clever, and infrequently dissatisfied observations approximately love and sexuality. Proust is published as a guy agonizingly stuck among the consistent worry of public publicity as a gay and the necessity to locate and exhibit love. In telling the tale of Proust in love, Carter additionally indicates how the author’s studies turned significant subject matters in his novel looking for misplaced Time.Carter discusses Proust’s adolescent sexual reports, his disastrous brothel stopover at to healing gay dispositions, and his first nice loves. He additionally addresses the duel Proust fought after the journalist Jean Lorrain alluded to his homosexuality in print, his flirtations with first rate ladies and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with younger males of the servant type. With new revelations approximately Proust’s love existence and a gallery of pictures, the ebook presents an remarkable glimpse of Proust’s homosexual Paris.

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Charles Dickens (Writers Lives) by Donald Hawes

By Donald Hawes

Charles Dickens is definitely a literary mammoth. the main largely learn writer of his personal new release, his works stay tremendously renowned and demanding at the present time. usually visible because the imperative Victorian novelist, his texts exhibit probably greater than any others the force for wealth and growth and the social contrasts that characterized the Victorian period. His works are commonly studied during the international either as literary masterpieces and as vintage examples of the 19th century novel. Combining a biographical strategy with shut examining of the novels, Donald Hawes deals an illuminating portrait of Dickens as a author and perception into his existence and occasions. This publication will offer a brief, vigorous yet refined advent to Dickens's paintings and the non-public and social context within which it used to be written.

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The Mind of Italo Calvino: A Critical Exploration of His by Dani Cavallaro

By Dani Cavallaro

On the time of his dying, Italo Calvino used to be across the world considered as one in every of Italy's maximum 20th century writers. His method of literature was once remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to have interaction themselves with radical techniques and philosophies, an strategy unfortunately scarce in modern international tradition. This e-book examines Calvino's works of fiction within the context of the philosophical rules he complex in his theoretical and important works. His was once a very flexible brain, partial to experimenting with a blinding number of either fiction and nonfiction types.

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Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita by Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Roper, Robert

By Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Roper, Robert

"The writer of the immortal Lolita and light hearth, born to an eminent Russian family members, conjures the apotheosis of the excessive modernist artist: cultured, refined-as ecu as they arrive. yet Vladimir Nabokov, who got here to the US fleeing the Nazis, got here to think about his time the following because the richest of his existence. certainly, Nabokov used to be not just happiest right here, yet his top paintings flowed from his reaction to this unique land. Robert Read more...

summary: "The writer of the immortal Lolita and faded fireplace, born to an eminent Russian kin, conjures the apotheosis of the excessive modernist artist: cultured, refined-as ecu as they arrive. yet Vladimir Nabokov, who got here to the USA fleeing the Nazis, got here to think about his time right here because the richest of his existence. certainly, Nabokov was once not just happiest the following, yet his most sensible paintings flowed from his reaction to this unique land. Robert Roper fills out this era within the writer's lifestyles with attraction and perception- protecting Nabokov's serious friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his position at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. yet Nabokov in the United States unearths its narrative middle in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken along with his spouse, Vera, and their son over greater than a decade. Nabokov coated greater than 200,000 miles as he indulged his different ardour: butterfly gathering. Roper has mined clean assets to convey aspect to those trips, and lines their major impression in Nabokov's paintings: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s resorts and cafes, we consider Lolita draw close to, and comprehend Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the yank mundane. Nabokov in the USA is usually a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's vast include of it from Melville to the Beats. interpreting Roper, we think anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the wealthy studying and the Romantic brain at the back of a few of Nabokov's such a lot loved books"

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The Stephen King Companion: Four Decades of Fear from the by George Beahm, Michael Whelan, Glenn Chadbourne, Stephen

By George Beahm, Michael Whelan, Glenn Chadbourne, Stephen Spignesi

The Stephen King Companion is an authoritative examine horror writer King's own existence occupation, from Carrie to The Bazaar of undesirable Dreams.

King professional George Beahm, who has released commonly approximately Maine's major writer, is your pro consultant to the ingenious international of Stephen King, protecting his diversified and prodigious output: juvenalia, brief fiction, constrained variation books, bestselling novels, and picture diversifications. The ebook is usually profusely illustrated with approximately 2 hundred images, colour illustrations through celebrated "Dark Tower" artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by way of Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne.

Supplemented with interviews with associates, colleagues, and mentors who knew King good, this e-book appears to be like at his youth in Durham, whilst he all started writing fiction as a tender youngster, his collage years within the turbulent sixties, his struggles with early poverty, operating full-time as an English instructor whereas writing part-time, the lengthy street to the booklet of his first novel, Carrie, and the handfuls of bestselling books and significant reveal variations that followed.

For lovers outdated and new, The Stephen King significant other is a complete examine America's best-loved bogeyman.

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Bombs Away!: The Story of a Bomber Team by John Steinbeck

By John Steinbeck

A remarkable quantity of brief novels and an important international warfare II file from certainly one of America?s nice twentieth-century writers

On the heels of the large luck of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath?and on the peak of the yankee struggle effort?John Steinbeck, essentially the most prolific and influential literary figures of his new release, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his reports with U.S. military Air strength bomber crews in the course of global conflict II. Now, for the 1st time due to the fact that its unique booklet in 1942, Penguin Classics provides this unique variation of Steinbeck?s creation to the then-nascent U.S. military Air strength and its bomber crew?the crucial center unit at the back of American air energy that Steinbeck defined as ?the maximum workforce within the world.?

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Emerson in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His by Ronald A. & Joel Bosco & Myerson

By Ronald A. & Joel Bosco & Myerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) used to be one of many seminal figures in American highbrow background, literature, and tradition. In his time he was once the said chief of the Transcendentalist stream; his poetic legacy stretches from Walt Whitman to Allen Ginsberg; his academic beliefs were embraced via many; and his spiritual options vastly inspired the advance of the Unitarian (later Unitarian Universalist) church. The impetus for Emerson in His personal Time is the bicentennial social gathering of Emerson's delivery, Emerson in 2003, equipped by way of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society in Boston and harmony, which starts with a wide exhibition at Harvard in March 2003. but even with out the reminder sparked via this anniversary, the timing is correct to revisit the fellow praised as “our one clearest, purest and so much exalted American mind.” Reprinted are crucial adulatory and demanding ?rst-hand money owed via many significant and minor literary figures in Britain and the USA in addition to by means of Emerson's youngsters. From Whitman's checklist of his stopover at to Emerson in harmony to Bronson Alcott's studies on his character, from Jane and Thomas Carlyle's reviews on their conferences with him in the course of his visits to Britain to Margaret Fuller's and John Muir's memories, those memories offer wide-ranging descriptions of his lifestyles and time. every one access is prefaced by way of an essay that gives contextual and ancient details, and the quantity incorporates a invaluable chronology of Emerson's lifestyles.

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