Revised Lives: Whitman, Religion, and Constructions of by William Pannapacker

By William Pannapacker

An exam of self-representation in US tradition. Drawing on reviews of the historical past of the booklet, Pierre Bourdieu's sociology, and ethnic and gender revisionism, it specializes in the procedures of nationwide improvement, the self-construction of authorial personae and the appropriation of the personae through interpretive groups.

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The New York Stories of Henry James (New York Review Books by Henry James

By Henry James

Henry James led a wandering existence, which took him faraway from his local seashores, yet he endured to consider manhattan urban, the place his family members had settled for numerous years in the course of his youth, as his place of birth. the following Colm Tóibín, the writer of the guy Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings jointly for the 1st time all of the tales that James set in big apple urban. Written over the process James’s profession and varying from the deliciously tart comedy of the early “An foreign Episode” to the surreal and haunted corridors of “The Jolly Corner,” and together with “Washington Square,” the poignant novella thought of through many (though no longer, because it occurs, via the writer himself) to be one among James’s best achievements, the 9 fictions accumulated right here replicate James’s various abilities and pursuits in addition to the deep and abiding preoccupations of his mind's eye. And in the course of the e-book, as Tóibín’s interesting advent demonstrates, we see James suffering to make feel of a urban in whose quickly altering outlines he discerned either a lot that he remembered and held pricey in addition to every thing approximately the United States and its destiny that he dreaded most.

Stories included:
The tale of a Masterpiece
A such a lot awesome Case
Crawford’s Consistency
An overseas Episode
The Impressions of a Cousin
The Jolly Corner
Washington Square
Crapy Cornelia
A around of Visits

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Aftermath: Poems by Sandra M. Gilbert

By Sandra M. Gilbert

Sandra Gilbert's poems are fantastically located on the intersection of craft and feeling.—Billy CollinsThe name of this collection—at instances mournful, sardonic, and joyous—refers to the grief within the wake of loss. but those poems will not be near to the implications of loss but additionally concerning the complicated stories of patience, acquiescence, and rebirth that, with success, mark the aftermath of sorrow. from "Aftermath: Kite"       But the concept is barely paper in spite of everything,       a soul that adheres to a stick, tears open, shreds       as if it is flung to the floor in a last glossy fall,       and ultimately the road is going limp, the hiking ends.       Beyond the push & sweep, an arc of silence—       though a brain imagined this flight, & proved it as soon as.

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Moloch: Or, This Gentile World by Henry Miller

By Henry Miller

Exposed in addition to loopy Cock in 1988 via Miller biographer Mary V. Dearborn, Moloch emerged from the distress of Miller's years at Western Union and from the squalor of his first marriage.

Set within the quickly altering manhattan urban of the early twenties, its hero is the rough-and-tumble Dion Moloch, a guy full of anger and depression. Trapped in a demeaning activity, oppressed through an acrimonious domestic existence, Moloch escapes to the streets purely to be assaulted by means of an international he despises much more — a Brooklyn remodeled right into a shrill medley of ethnic points of interest, sounds, and scents. The antagonized Moloch moves out blindly at every thing he hates, scuffling with opposed to an international whose hostility threatens to weigh down and spoil him.

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Altered Egos: Authority in American Autobiography by G. Thomas Couser

By G. Thomas Couser

This paintings explores the "authority" of autobiography in different similar senses: first, the concept autobiography is authoritative writing since it is most likely verifiable; moment, the concept one's lifestyles is one's particular textual area; 3rd, the concept, as a result obvious congruence among the implicit ideology of the style and that of the state, autobiography has a unique status in the USA. conscious of the new evaluations of the idea of autobiography as issuing from, made up our minds by way of, or touching on a pre-existing self, Couser examines the ways that the authority of specific texts is termed into question--for instance, simply because they contain pseudonymity (Mark Twain), the revision of a possibly spontaneous shape (Mary Chesnut's Civil battle "diaries"), bilingual authorship (Richard Rodriguez and Maxine Hong Kingston), collaborative construction (Black Elk), or outright fraud (Clifford Irving's "autobiography" of Howard Hughes). Couser examines either the way canonical autobiographers may perhaps playfully and purposely undermine their very own narrative authority and how during which minority writers' keep an eye on in their lives should be compromised. Autobiography, then, is portrayed the following as an enviornment within which contributors fight for self-possession and self-expression opposed to the limitations of language, style, and society.

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The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser by Leonard Cassuto

By Leonard Cassuto

This spouse presents clean views at the often learn Dreiser classics, Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy, in addition to on issues of perennial curiosity, which come with Dreiser's illustration of the town and his prose sort. the quantity investigates his illustration of masculinity and femininity, and his therapy of ethnicity, between different issues.

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Transgressive Fiction: The New Satiric Tradition by R. Mookerjee

By R. Mookerjee

Usually brushed aside as sensationalist, transgressive fiction is a worldly stream with roots in Menippean satire and the Rabelaisian carnal people sensibility praised by way of Bakhtin. This examine, the 1st of its style, presents a radical literary historical past and research of key transgressive authors akin to Acker, Amis, Carter, Ellis, and Palahniuk.

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Language and the Renewal of Society in Walt Whitman, Laura by C. Billitteri

By C. Billitteri

This e-book takes up the utopian hope for an ideal language of phrases that provide direct expression to the true, identified in Western proposal as Cratylism, and its impression at the social visions and poetic initiatives of 3 of the main intellectually bold of yank writers: Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson.

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Butcher's Crossing (New York Review Books Classics) by John Williams

By John Williams

In his nationwide ebook Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams exposed the secrets and techniques of old Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely clever, fantastically written western, Williams dismantles the myths of recent America.

It is the 1870s, and should Andrews, fired up by means of Emerson to hunt “an unique relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas city at the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is packed with stressed males searching for how you can generate income and how you can waste it. sooner than lengthy Andrews moves up a friendship with one in every of them, a guy who regales Andrews with stories of monstrous herds of buffalo, prepared for the taking, hidden away in a stunning valley deep within the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to hitch in an day trip to trace the animals down. the adventure out is grueling, yet on the finish is a spot of paradisal richness. as soon as there, notwithstanding, the 3 males abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so stuck up in killing buffalo that they lose all feel of time. wintry weather quickly overtakes them: they're snowed in. subsequent spring, half-insane with cabin fever, chilly, and starvation, they stagger again to Butcher’s Crossing to find a global as irremediably replaced as they've been.

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Contemporary American Crime Fiction (Crime Files) by Hans Bertens, T. D'haen

By Hans Bertens, T. D'haen

This available, vigorous, and informative learn supplies a transparent, finished evaluation of modern traits in American crime fiction. construction on a dialogue of the fast predecessors, Bertens and D'haen concentrate on the paintings of well known and award-winning authors of the final 15 years. specific realization is given to writers who've transformed verified conventions and explored new instructions, particularly ladies and people from ethnic minorities.

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