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My Years at the Gotham Book Mart with Frances Steloff, Proprietor


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Publisher : Worthy Shorts Inc
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ISBN 10 : 9781935340508
Pages : 48 pages
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Summary Book Review My Years at the Gotham Book Mart with Frances Steloff, Proprietor by Matthew Tannenbaum:

Download or read book My Years at the Gotham Book Mart with Frances Steloff, Proprietor written by Matthew Tannenbaum and published by Worthy Shorts Inc. This book was released on 2009 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The proprietor of the "The Bookstore" in Lenox, MA, the author reflects on getting his start at the legendary Gotham Book Mart on West 47th Street in New York City. He provides anecdotes and vignettes of Steloff as well as some of the many literary figures he met after serving in the Navy during the Vietnam war, including Tennessee Williams, Galway Kinnell, Anne Sexton, Archibald MacLeish, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, J.D. Salinger.

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Owned


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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108211192
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Summary Book Review Owned by Joshua A. T. Fairfield:

Download or read book Owned written by Joshua A. T. Fairfield and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-07-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this compelling examination of the intersection of smart technology and the law, Joshua A. T. Fairfield explains the crisis of digital ownership - how and why we no longer control our smartphones or software-enable devices, which are effectively owned by software and content companies. In two years we will not own our 'smart' televisions which will also be used by advertisers to listen in to our living rooms. In the coming decade, if we do not take back our ownership rights, the same will be said of our self-driving cars and software-enabled homes. We risk becoming digital peasants, owned by software and advertising companies, not to mention overreaching governments. Owned should be read by anyone wanting to know more about the loss of our property rights, the implications for our privacy rights and how we can regain control of both.

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Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores


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Publisher : Clarkson Potter
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ISBN 10 : 9780553459302
Pages : 176 pages
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Rating : 4.5/5 (93 users download)

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Summary Book Review Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores by Bob Eckstein:

Download or read book Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores written by Bob Eckstein and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Bestseller From the beloved New Yorker cartoonist comes a collection of paintings and stories from some of the world’s most cherished bookstores. This collection of 75 evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. The book features an incredible roster of great bookstores from across the globe and stories from writers, thinkers and artists of our time, including David Bowie, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Roz Chast, Deepak Chopra, Bob Odenkirk, Philip Glass, Jonathan Ames, Terry Gross, Mark Maron, Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, Chris Ware, Molly Crabapple, Amitav Ghosh, Alice Munro, Dave Eggers, and many more. Page by page, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bittersweet, and cheerfully confessional.

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Free as a Jew


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Publisher : Wicked Son
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ISBN 10 : 9781642939712
Pages : 776 pages
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Rating : 4.3/5 (971 users download)

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Summary Book Review Free as a Jew by Ruth R. Wisse:

Download or read book Free as a Jew written by Ruth R. Wisse and published by Wicked Son. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First came parents with the good sense to flee Europe in 1940 and the good fortune to reach the land of freedom. Their daughter, Ruth, grew up in the shadow of genocide—but in tandem with the birth of Israel, which remained her lodestar. She learned that although Jewishness is biologically transmitted, democracy is not, and both require intensive, intelligent transmission through education in each and every generation. They need adults with the confidence to teach their importance. Ruth tried to take on that challenge as dangers to freedom mounted and shifted sides on the political spectrum. At the high point of her teaching at Harvard University, she witnessed the unraveling of standards of honesty and truth until the academy she left was no longer the one she had entered.

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The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317017479
Pages : 234 pages
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Summary Book Review The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop by Huw Osborne:

Download or read book The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop written by Huw Osborne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The trade in books has always been and remains an ambiguous commercial activity, associated as it is with literature and the exchange of ideas. This collection is concerned with the cultural and economic roles of independent bookstores, and it considers how eight shops founded during the modernist era provided distinctive spaces of literary production that exceeded and yet never escaped their commercial functions. As the contributors show, these booksellers were essential institutional players in literary networks. When the eight shops examined first opened their doors, their relevance to literary and commercial life was taken for granted. In our current context of box stores, online shopping, and ebooks, we no longer encounter the book as we did as recently as twenty years ago. By contributing to our understanding of bookshops as unique social spaces on the thresholds of commerce and culture, this volume helps to lay the groundwork for comprehending how our relationship to books and literature has been and will be affected by the physical changes to the reading experience taking place in the twenty-first century.

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Your Soul at a Crossroads


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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN 10 : 9781475998535
Pages : 114 pages
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Rating : 4.9/5 (853 users download)

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Summary Book Review Your Soul at a Crossroads by Valerie Harms:

Download or read book Your Soul at a Crossroads written by Valerie Harms and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-07-24 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: YOUR SOUL AT A CROSSROADS When you are at a crossroads or crisis, you’ll find your best path if you can connect with your inner resources. When feeling fear or dread, it’s hard to think straight. But if you don’t face your crisis, your life will stay stuck. Use the tools in this book to honor the integrity of your experiences, thoughts, feelings, intuitions, and dreams to find the paths just right for you. The writing exercises enable you to go from the dark night of the soul to the light of rebirth and renewal. Years of testimony from people in workshops verify how vital it is to tap into your personal sense of timing and explore the separate parts of your life through dialoguing. Then you find not only security and wisdom but also ideas for making your place in the world more meaningful. Also included are guides to symbols of renewal and the world’s religions and myths. “I am simply swept away with admiration for your approach. What you offer is a new paradigm for how I think emotionally. Thank you for your deeply challenging work.” ~ a workshop participant “Valerie is an expert who has the capacity to share great truths.” ~ a reader

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Confrontation


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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105007465037
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James Joyce


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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781349094226
Pages : 207 pages
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Summary Book Review James Joyce by E H Mikhail:

Download or read book James Joyce written by E H Mikhail and published by Springer. This book was released on 1990-06-29 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams


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Publisher : New Directions Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 0811217221
Pages : 692 pages
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Summary Book Review The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams:

Download or read book The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams written by Tennessee Williams and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2007-09 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "While I have, over the years, read many collections of letters by famous writers, few have moved me as much as those by Tennessee Williams. There is no artifice to these letters, no calculation, no awareness of posterity looking over the shoulder. What there is, instead, is a revelation of the author's creative process, an unedited outpouring of Williams' mind and heart and--perhaps most wonderfully!--the sound of his voice, for he wrote these letters as he spoke, and his inflections, his intonations, are there in full. You cannot read these letters without hearing Tennessee speaking them."--Edward Albee Volume I of "The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams" ends with the surprise Broadway triumph of "The Glass Menagerie" in 1945. Volume II extends the correspondence from 1945 to 1957, a time of intense creativity for Williams, which saw the production of six major plays and several major film projects, especially the notorious "Baby Doll," which brought Williams and his main collaborator Elia Kazan into conflict with powerful agencies of censorship, revealing Williams' studied resistance to the forces of conformity. Letters written to Kazan, Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, publisher James Laughlin, and Audrey Wood, Williams' resourceful agent, continue earlier lines of correspondence and introduce new celebrity figures. His Broadway and Hollywood successes vie with a string of personal losses and a deepening depression, making this period an emotional and artistic roller coaster. Through it all, his wit, aplomb, mischievousness, and wickedly keen eye for human idiosyncrasies make it clear why Gore Vidal, upon reading the letters, declared Williams "the most distinctive, humorous, American voice since Mark Twain."

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Poetics of Place


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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 0773508155
Pages : 344 pages
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Summary Book Review Poetics of Place by Dermot McCarthy:

Download or read book Poetics of Place written by Dermot McCarthy and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1991 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dermot McCarthy has made extensive use of manuscripts, correspondence, and other archival material to uncover the complexity and genius of Gustafson's creativity. He traces Gustafson's development from an early, adolescent romanticism to his later modernist and post-modernist approaches, and situates this progression in the context of the general shifts in poetic approach and theory which took place during the same period. A Poetics of Place surveys not only the life of a poet but the evolution of literary sensibilities from the thirties to the eighties. Rather than force Gustafson's work into a theoretical matrix, McCarthy has avoided critical jargon and fads of literary theory and has focused on Gustafson as a writer, providing a perceptive and detailed analysis of all the major poems and volumes. McCarthy shows Gustafson's appreciation of the local -- his "poetics of place" -- to be a distinguishing feature of his genius. McCarthy allows the reader to return to the poetry itself.

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Authorial Ethics


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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780739134467
Pages : 214 pages
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Summary Book Review Authorial Ethics by Robert Hauptman:

Download or read book Authorial Ethics written by Robert Hauptman and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2011-02-22 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authorial Ethics is a normative study that deals with the many ways in which writers abuse their commitment to truth and integrity. It is divided by academic discipline and includes chapters on journalism, history, literature, art, psychology, and science, among others. Robert Hauptman offers generalizations and theoretical remarks exemplified by specific cases. Two major abrogations are inadvertent error and purposeful misconduct, which is subdivided into falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism. All of these problems appear in most disciplines, although their negative impact is felt most potently in biomedical research and publication. Professor Mary Lefkowitz, the classicist, provides an incisive foreword.

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The Shadow in the Garden


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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9781472153128
Pages : 400 pages
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Summary Book Review The Shadow in the Garden by James Atlas:

Download or read book The Shadow in the Garden written by James Atlas and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The biographer - so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts - here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes us back to his childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers' lives. We meet Richard Ellmann, the great biographer of James Joyce and Atlas's professor during a transformative year at Oxford. We get to know the author's first subject, the "self-doomed" poet Delmore Schwartz; a bygone cast of intellectuals such as Edmund Wilson and Dwight Macdonald (the "tall trees," as Mary McCarthy described them, cut down now, Atlas writes, by the "merciless pruning of mortality"); and, of course, the elusive Bellow, "a metaphysician of the ordinary." Atlas revisits the lives and work of the classical biographers: the Renaissance writers of what were then called "lives," Samuel Johnson and the "meshugenah" Boswell, among them. In what amounts to a pocket history of his own literary generation, Atlas celebrates the luminaries of contemporary literature and the labor of those who hope to catch a glimpse of one of them - "as fleeting as a familiar face swallowed up in a crowd."

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The Unknown Henry Miller


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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781628727708
Pages : 372 pages
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Summary Book Review The Unknown Henry Miller by Arthur Hoyle:

Download or read book The Unknown Henry Miller written by Arthur Hoyle and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-08-02 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of his career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned “Paris” books—beginning with Tropic of Cancer—were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene. The Unknown Henry Miller recounts Miller’s career from its beginnings in Paris in the 1930s but focuses on his years living in Big Sur, California, from 1944 to 1961, during which he wrote many of his most important books, including The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, married and divorced twice, raised two children, painted watercolors, and tried to live out a credo of self-realization. Written with the cooperation of the Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin estates, The Unknown Henry Miller draws on material previously unavailable to biographers, including interviews with Lepska Warren, Miller’s third wife. Behind the “bad boy” image, Arthur Hoyle finds a man whose challenge of literary sexual taboos was part of a broader assault on the dehumanization of man and commercialization during the postwar years, and he makes the case for restoring this groundbreaking writer to his rightful place in the American literary canon. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats


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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9780679644781
Pages : 352 pages
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Rating : 4.4/5 (478 users download)

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Summary Book Review The Big New Yorker Book of Cats by The New Yorker Magazine:

Download or read book The Big New Yorker Book of Cats written by The New Yorker Magazine and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Look what The New Yorker dragged in! It’s the purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions. This bountiful collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives. Among the contributors are Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl, Wolcott Gibbs, Robert Graves, Emily Hahn, Ted Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, Amy Ozols, Robert Pinsky, Jean Rhys, James Thurber, John Updike, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and E. B. White. Including a Foreword by Anthony Lane, this gorgeous keepsake will be a treasured gift for all cat lovers. Praise for The Big New Yorker Book of Cats “The Book of Cats comes a year after The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs—a publishing slight that, though it stings, I’ll forgive, as the latest anthology was worth the wait. . . . Two standout articles feature real-life obsessives of ages past who reveal today’s Caturnet devotees—with their GIFs and Tumblrs and hastily aggregated listicles—for what they truly are: amateurs. . . . Eat your heart out, Cute Overload.”—The New York Times Book Review “A beautiful hardcover.”—Jenny McCarthy, People “This irresistible anthology of articles, poems, essays, fiction, cartoons, and covers pulled from the New Yorker is a veritable treasure trove for cat lovers. Just dive right in; with stories from the likes of John Updike, Maeve Brennan, Roald Dalhl, and Haruki Murakami interwoven with hilariously wry cartoons, one can’t help but be enthralled. A must-have.”—Modern Cat “A shiny, well-fed tome . . . The anthology embodies the cat’s defining characteristic: its cluster of opposites, rolled together into a giant hairball of cultural attitudes—something, perhaps, at once uncomfortably and assuringly reflective of our own chronically conflicted selves.”—Brain Pickings “This gorgeous book has earned a permanent spot on my coffee table. It is an absolute joy to read and browse through, and I know it will bring me hours and hours of pleasure for years to come. And it makes a purr-fect gift for the special cat lovers in your life.”—The Conscious Cat “[A] sumptuous volume.”—The Dallas Morning News

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The Grand Surprise


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Publisher : Knopf
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ISBN 10 : 9780307495747
Pages : 688 pages
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Summary Book Review The Grand Surprise by Leo Lerman:

Download or read book The Grand Surprise written by Leo Lerman and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2009-02-19 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A remarkable life and a remarkable voice emerge from the journals, letters, and memoirs of Leo Lerman: writer, critic, editor at Condé Nast, and man about town at the center of New York’s artistic and social circles from the 1940s until his death in 1994. Lerman’s contributions to the world of the arts were large and varied: he wrote on theater, dance, music, art, books, and movies for publications as diverse as Mademoiselle and The New York Times. He was features editor at Vogue and editor in chief of Vanity Fair. He launched careers and trends, exposing the American public to new talents, fashions, and ideas. He was a legendary party host as well, counting Marlene Dietrich, Maria Callas, and Truman Capote among his intimates, and celebrities like Cary Grant, Jackie Onassis, Isak Dinesen, and Margot Fonteyn as part of his larger circle. But his personal accounts and correspondence reveal him also as having an unusually rich and complex private life, mourning the cultivated émigré world of 1930s and 1940s New York City, reflecting on being Jewish and an openly homosexual man, and intimately evoking his two most important lifelong relationships. From a man whose literary icon was Marcel Proust comes an unparalleled social and emotional history. With eloquence, insight, and wit, he filled his journals and letters with acute assessments, gossip, and priceless anecdotes while inimitably recording both our larger cultural history and his own moving private story.

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Wakeful Anguish


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Publisher : LSU Press
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ISBN 10 : 0807128872
Pages : 430 pages
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Rating : 4.0/5 (712 users download)

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Summary Book Review Wakeful Anguish by Ashby Bland Crowder:

Download or read book Wakeful Anguish written by Ashby Bland Crowder and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 2004-01-06 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this deeply felt biography, Ashby Bland Crowder treats in near definitive fashion one of southern literature's unjustly neglected masters. In superb novels like Home from the Hill, The Ordways, and Proud Flesh as well as in the brilliant story collections The Last Husband and A Time and a Place, William Humphrey (1924--1997) created an imaginary East Texas Red River County, conjuring the speech and life rhythms of his native territory with artistic genius. Crowder's lyrical blending of biographical fact and incisive analysis corrects a mistaken view that Humphrey was among those writers mired in the pious cult of southern delusionary remembrance. From early short fiction set in a New York commuter village through late works of the Northeast, such as Hostages to Fortune and September Song, Humphrey allowed himself a psychic distance from the South that fueled an unsparing critique of its myths -- exemplified by the fierce deconstruction of Texas heroes found in his last novel, No Resting Place. In a poignant discussion of Humphrey's memoir, Farther Off from Heaven, Crowder demonstrates that the tragic death of his father led to Humphrey's overriding fictional themes of pain and inconsolable loss. Indeed, Crowder asserts that Humphrey failed to achieve literary renown in part because he evokes emotional experiences beyond what most people can endure. Humphrey's fiction derives its power from refusing to indulge in the false consolations of vanished people and history, from showing that living in the southern past is not living at all. Wakeful Anguish is among the first books about William Humphrey and will be greeted as one of the finest. Marshalling unpublished archival letters, interviews with persons who knew Humphrey at different stages in his life, and private correspondence and conversations between Humphrey and himself, Crowder achieves something rare in literary biography: a portrait that reveals both the sustained suffering in an author's life and work and his exultation in the triumph of his art.

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Charles Haldeman


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Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
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ISBN 10 : 9781647010553
Pages : 210 pages
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Download or read book Charles Haldeman written by Richard Haldeman and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2021-01-04 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles Haldeman (1931–83) was a man with unusual literary and artistic abilities who sought to identify his and his generation’s mission in the world of the midtwentieth century. Charles was born in the Depression; lived six months as a child in Hitler’s Germany during the 1930s; grew up in a US Army town during World War II; and traveled, studied, and worked throughout the US, the Pacific, Europe, and Canada during the midtwentieth century. He lived his final 25 years in Greece, where he befriended and hosted the literary elite of this time and published three novels based on his experiences and knowledge of his generation and time. Charles Haldeman’s letters reveal his search for his own identity. He was born to a mother from the segregated South and a father who migrated to the United States from Germany less than a decade before Hitler came into power. From an early age he sought to understand and separate himself from the racism in his family’s American and German heritage, to reconcile the principles of the American dream with the reality of American life, and to help bring about a world in which human beings no longer used “war as a school for life” to build “monuments to stupidity.” Seeking a country where the artist had the freedom to thrive, he made Greece his home, only find ultimate disappointment in his “love affair with Greece.” Despite this disappointment and his early death, Charles Haldeman left a legacy of three novels that described a time in American and world history, giving voice to his “silent” generation. This memoir attempts to honor that legacy.