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  • The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poeby Edgar Allan Poe; Jay Parini; April Bernard

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 4.95

    A classic collection From the exquisite lyric ? To Helen ,? to the immortal masterpieces ? Annabel Lee,? ?The Bells, ? and ? The Raven,? The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates the author?s gift for the form. more...

  • The Art of Teachingby Jay Parini

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Becoming an effective teacher can be quite painful and exhausting, taking years of trial and error. In The Art of Teaching , writer and critic Jay Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in an intimate memoir that brims with humor, encouragement, and hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft. more...

  • One Matchless Timeby Jay Parini

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    William Faulkner was a literary genius, and one of America's most important and influential writers. Drawing on previously unavailable sources -- including letters, memoirs, and interviews with Faulkner's daughter and lovers -- Jay Parini has crafted a biography that delves into the mystery of this gifted and troubled writer. His Faulkner is an extremely... more...

  • The Apprentice Loverby Jay Parini

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    When Alex Massolini's brother is killed in Vietnam, he drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri to become secretary to Rupert Grant, a famous British novelist and poet who dominates the island like a latter -- day Prospero. Alex soon finds himself ensnared in a web of love affairs, friendships, and rivalries... more...

  • Promised Landby Jay Parini

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    In this lively exploration of America?s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche.   Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters?including Walden , Huckleberry Finn , The Souls of Black Folk , and On the Road ?Parini... more...

  • The Last Stationby Jay Parini

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, & James McAvoy In 1910, Count Leo Tolstoy, the most famous writer in the world, is caught in the struggle between his devoted wife and an equally devoted acolyte over the master's legacy. Sofya Andreyevna fears that she and the children she has borne Tolstoy will lose all to... more...

  • The Passages of H. M.by Jay Parini

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From the author of the international bestseller The Last Station , a stirring novel about the adventurous life and tragic literary career of Herman Melville.   As The Passages of H. M. opens, we see, through the eyes of his long-suffering wife Lizzie, an aging, angry, and drunken Herman Melville wreaking domestic havoc in his unhappy New York... more...

  • The Last Stationby Jay Parini

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 23.95

    Now a major film starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and James McAvoy. In 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most celebrated figure in Russia, is frail with old age. Devotees jostle for his favour and the press documents his every move. Valentin Bulgakov, newly appointed secretary, is caught in the middle of conflicts that raged around the great man. more...

  • The Apprentice Loverby Jay Parini

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    When Alex Massolini's brother is killed in Vietnam, he drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri to become secretary to Rupert Grant, a famous British novelist and poet who dominates the island like a latter -- day Prospero. Alex soon finds himself ensnared in a web of love affairs, friendships, and rivalries... more...

  • One Matchless Timeby Jay Parini

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    William Faulkner was a literary genius, and one of America's most important and influential writers. Drawing on previously unavailable sources -- including letters, memoirs, and interviews with Faulkner's daughter and lovers -- Jay Parini has crafted a biography that delves into the mystery of this gifted and troubled writer. His Faulkner is an extremely... more...