Poe by James M. Hutchisson

By James M. Hutchisson

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was once an American original---a luminous literary theorist, an erratic genius, and an analyst par excellence of human obsession and compulsion. The scope of his literary achievements and the dramatic personality of Poe's existence have drawn readers and critics to him in droves.

And but, upon his dying, one obituary penned through a literary enemy within the New York day-by-day Tribune cascaded right into a lasting stain on Poe's personality, leaving a old false impression. Many take into accout Poe as a tough, self-pitying, bothered drunkard frequently incapable of taking good care of himself.

Poe reclaims the Baltimore and Virginia writer's acceptance and tool, retracing Poe's lifestyles and profession. Biographer and critic James M. Hutchisson captures the boisterous worlds of literary manhattan and Philadelphia within the 1800s to appreciate why Poe wrote the way in which he did and why his fulfillment used to be so very important to American literature. The biography provides a severe evaluate of Poe's significant works and his major topics, innovations, and innovative preoccupations.

This portrait of the author emphasizes Poe's southern id; his lifestyles as a workaday journalist within the burgeoning journal period; his authority as a literary critic and cultural arbiter; his courtly demeanor and feel of social propriety; his advocacy of ladies writers; his model of artwork kinds as diversified because the so-called "gutter press" and the haunting rhythms of African American spirituals; his borrowing of images from such well known social pursuits as temperance and freemasonry; and his far-reaching, posthumous influence.

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Durations: A Memoir and Personal Essays by Carolyn Osborn

By Carolyn Osborn

This number of essays explores the lifetime of the writer, from her Depression-era adolescence in Tennessee to her formative years within the Hill kingdom of Texas, from existence as a small city cheerleader to existence as a world-traveling writer, from the kid of a difficult scrabble farmer to that of a semi-retired rancher. just like the major personality in her interconnected and sometimes autobiographical brief tales, Osborn is very all for her sometimes eccentric relatives, but she needs to consistently settle for the mysteries of truth -- a mom locked away for scientific melancholy, kingdom buddies who seem to survive not anything, the everlasting stability of being concerned deeply for an unforgiving Texas Hill nation panorama whereas touring the area from Europe to the Galapagos. conscious of the necessity for relations mythology, she frequently mines kinfolk heritage (one of her forebears Daniel Boone over the Cumberland hole and was once an early settler in Tennessee, and his flintlock rifle hangs in Osborn's lounge) and her personal incredibly Southern heritage that witnesses a fading 19th-century morality, effortlessly accepts person eccentricity, and celebrates storytelling as a manner of realizing the world.

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Io celebro me stesso (La cultura) (Italian Edition) by Bill Morgan,F. Pacifico

By Bill Morgan,F. Pacifico

Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg che nasce, Ginsberg che cresce, che studia, che scrive. Ginsberg che urla. Ginsberg che viaggia, che ama, che soffre. Ginsberg e l'America, il Messico, l'India. Ginsberg che lotta. according to los angeles libertà, in line with i diritti, in keeping with l'uguaglianza. Ginsberg che incontra, alla Columbia collage, Kerouac e Burroughs. Ginsberg e il buddismo tibetano, Ginsberg e l'amore in keeping with Peter Orlovsky, Ginsberg e le droghe. Ginsberg cittadino del mondo, Ginsberg eroe, Ginsberg poeta. Mille i Ginsberg in questo Io celebro me stesso, l. a. vita quasi privata dell'uomo più coraggioso d'America.

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Robinson Jeffers: Poet and Prophet by James Karman

By James Karman

The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive within the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental move. during this concise and available biography, Jeffers student James Karman unearths deep insights into this passionate and intricate determine and establishes Jeffers as a number one American poet of prophetic vision.
In a flow that might outline his life's paintings, Jeffers' relations relocated to California from Pennsylvania in 1903 while he was once 16. whereas a graduate pupil on the collage of Southern California he met Una name Kuster, a scholar who was once the spouse of a well-liked l. a. legal professional, they usually begun a scandalous affair that made front web page of the Los Angeles Times. They finally married and escaped to Carmel, California to write down poetry; there they might spend the remainder of their lives.
At the peak of his acceptance within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, Jeffers turned one of many few poets ever featured at the hide of Time journal, and posthumously wear a U.S. postage stamp. Writing by means of kerosene lamp in a granite tower that he had equipped himself, his brilliant and descriptive poetry of the coast evoked the trouble and sweetness of the wild and encouraged photographers similar to Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. He was once recognized for lengthy narrative clean verse that shook up the nationwide literary scene, yet within the Forties his curiosity within the Greek classics ended in a number of diversifications that have been staged on Broadway to nice success.
Inspiring later artists from Charles Bukowski to Czesław Miłosz or even the seashore Boys, Robinson Jeffers' contribution to American letters is skillfully introduced again out of the shadows of heritage during this compelling biography of a posh guy of poetic genius who wrote so powerfully of the remarkable great thing about nature.

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Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery by Alexandra Heilbron

By Alexandra Heilbron

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canada’s so much loved writer, not just gave the realm the vintage novel Anne of eco-friendly Gables, yet she used to be additionally a loyal minister’s spouse, mom, neighbour, and buddy to many, who in flip have been honoured to have understand this nice lady.

In Remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author is remembered via first-hand recollections of the folk who knew her. Her Sunday university scholars, neighbours, maids, relations, and acquaintances paint a portrait of Montgomery as she hasn't ever ahead of been visible. not just does this publication discover interesting facets of the writer and supply clean anecdotes, however it contains many images which are released for the 1st time.

Even Montgomery’s so much committed lovers will locate tales to shock, satisfaction, and from time to time even surprise them.

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Adepts in Self-Portraiture: Casanova, Stendhal, Tolstoy by Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul

By Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul

Written within the Twenties, Zweig’s paintings of literary feedback and biography may this present day be titled Masters of Memoir. In it, Stefan Zweig – one of many twentieth century’s so much widely-published writers – describes the artistic technique and paintings of authors for whom no topic is as compelling because the fabric in their personal lives.

Adepts in Self-Portraiture examines the lives and paintings of 3 males who symbolize, in Zweig’s view, 3 degrees of improvement in autobiographical writing. the 1st and most elementary point is evinced through Giacomo Casanova, the Venetian womanizer who documents his sexual and social conquests, adventures and escapes, with out trying to examine or perhaps ponder them. the second one point of self-portraiture is exemplified by way of Stendhal, the French pioneer of mental fiction, who stored voluminous notebooks on his personal adventure of existence and on whom no nuance of feeling turns out to were misplaced. Russian grasp Leo Tolstoy represents the 3rd and maximum point of autobiographical writing within which the mental is imbued with the non secular and ethical.

In Adepts, Stefan Zweig examines the impulses that supply upward thrust to lifestyles writing and anticipates the present acclaim for the memoir form.

(Cover: Self-Portrait by way of Susan Erony, oil, acrylic, burnt paper on canvas, 2000, 24" x 18", assortment Cape Ann Museum)

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Golo Mann: Biographie (German Edition) by Tilmann Lahme

By Tilmann Lahme

Golo Mann neu entdecken!
Golo Mann – berühmter Sohn, Emigrant, Gelehrter und scharfsinniger Analytiker im politischen Spannungsfeld zweier Kontinente.
Zu Beginn des krisengeschüttelten 20. Jahrhunderts hineingeboren in eine der prominentesten Familien dieser Zeit, aufgewachsen in der Weimarer Republik, conflict er ein früher Kritiker des Nationalsozialismus. Die Emigration führte ihn über Frankreich und die Schweiz in die united states. Nach seiner zögerlichen Rückkehr nach Europa folgte mit dem »Wallenstein« und der »Deutschen Geschichte« die späte Anerkennung des Historikers, der sich bis zu seinem Tod 1994 kontrovers und unabhängig in die Geschicke der Bundesrepublik einmischte.

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Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties by Joyce Maynard

By Joyce Maynard

A certain anniversary version of Joyce Maynard’s groundbreaking memoir approximately coming of age in a single of America’s so much defining decades
Joyce Maynard used to be eighteen years outdated whilst her 1972 New York instances journal cover tale catapulted her to nationwide prominence. released 12 months later, Looking Back is her impressive follow-up—part memoir, half cultural background, and half social critique. She wrote approximately diving with a snorkel her table for air-raid perform in the course of the Cuban Missile drawback, the Beatles’ first visual appeal on The Ed Sullivan Show, and catching the 1st glimpse (on the canopy of Life journal) of a human fetus in utero.
 
Extraordinarily frank, honest, and opinionated, Maynard appeared unafraid to tackle any subject—including herself. yet as she unearths in a poignant and candid new foreword, she rigorously saved her internal lifestyles off the web page. She didn’t write approximately her tricky courting together with her mom, or her father’s alcoholism, or the truth that her ally at school had struggled with the data that he used to be homosexual. and he or she didn't point out crucial a part of her existence on the time she was once penning this e-book: her dating with reclusive writer J. D. Salinger, who learn and corrected each web page, while he condemned her for writing it.
 
In this exact anniversary variation, Maynard’s candid introductory reflections at the woman at the back of the lady who wrote Looking Back lend a brand new measurement to this iconic research of a iteration.
 
This e-book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard together with infrequent photographs from the author’s own collection.

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Bomb: The Author Interviews by BOMB Magazine

By BOMB Magazine

Drawing on 30 years of BOMB journal, this anthology of interviews brings jointly a number of the maximum figures of worldwide literature for an excellent and unforgettable choice of sharp, insightful and intimate writer conversations.
 

the following we now have a talk with Jonathan Franzen, nonetheless an unknown writer, at the eve of the ebook of The Corrections; and one with Roberto Bolaño, close to the tip of his life. Lydia Davis and Francine Prose holiday down the intricacies of Davis's tools;  Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz speak about the ability of Caribbean diasporic fiction. This anthology brings jointly many of the maximum figures of worldwide literature for an excellent and unforgettable number of sharp, insightful and intimate writer conversations.

From the Hardcover edition.

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I posseduti: Storie di grandi romanzieri russi e dei loro by Elif Batuman,Eva Kampmann

By Elif Batuman,Eva Kampmann

Leggi un estratto

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Leggendo I posseduti il lettore imparerà alcune cose:
1) Sopravvivere alle attenzioni di un dottorando di filosofia neokantiana a Samarcanda.
2) Dimostrare, a un convegno di tolstojani, che Tolstoj è stato assassinato.
three) Scoprire affinità e divergenze tra il proprio fidanzato e un Demone di Dostoevskij.
I posseduti non è solo un libro sulla lettura: è prima di tutto una storia d'amore, il racconto della passione che si scatena quando ogni lettore, ogni lettrice incontra Anna Karenina, Oblomov, Evgenij Onegin.
Perché in fondo «l'essenza dell'amore non è forse los angeles sua capacità di indurre le persone a voler imparare sempre di piú, a immergersi, a diventare posseduti?»

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I posseduti, come il romanzo e come los angeles critica letteraria (generi a cui allo stesso pace appartiene e che trascende), è il racconto di una storia d'amore. Come il protagonista della Montagna magica di Thomas Mann, che arriva in un sanatorio svizzero according to una visita di tre settimane al cugino e vi rimane in step with sette anni a causa, si può dire, dell'amore, cosí Elif Batuman a tutto pensava tranne che a dedicarsi alla vita accademica: eppure resterà a Stanford sette anni according to un dottorato sulla forma del romanzo russo.
In parte romanzo di formazione, in parte diario di viaggio, in parte una sottile riflessione teorica sulla natura delle storie, I posseduti è lo spassoso dipanarsi delle avventure (soprattutto nei libri e nelle vite dei loro autori) e delle disavventure (soprattutto in sperduti villaggi uzbeki o in balía di improbabili studiosi ubriachi) della Batuman - e con lei del lettore - nelle meraviglie della letteratura russa.

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«Se Susan Sontag si fosse accoppiata con Buster Keaton, los angeles loro prodigiosa figlia avrebbe scritto un libro come questo».

«L. A. Times»

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