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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95
Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America?s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry and macabre psychological melodramas; invented the first fictional detective; and produced pioneering works of science fiction and fantasy.... more...
- University of California Press 1966; US$ 78.95
All of these selections in this volume were comosed between 1896 and 1905. Mark Twain wrote them after the disasters of the early and middle nineties that had included the decline into bankruptcy of his publishing business, the failure of the typsetting machine in which he invested heavily, and the death of his daughter Susy. Their principal fable... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 17.95
One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopins The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00
Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt is a collection that reevaluates Chesnutt's deft manipulation of the "passing" theme to expand understanding of the author's fiction and nonfiction. Nine contributors apply a variety of theories---including intertextual, signifying/discourse analysis, narratological, formal, psychoanalytical,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye , J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
?I read [ Hemingway?s Boat ] without a pause . . . [It?s] a biography that is at once admiring and devastating, and full of material that I wouldn?t have thought even existed and of people who knew Hemingway whom I?d never heard of?an eye opener of a book, full of unexpected riches, fascinating digressions, and leaving one at the end wishing the book... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 12.95
Fitzgerald locked himself in his attic until The Great Gatsby was finished. Hemingway took a more casual approach, writing along the banks of the Seine River. Hawthorne found inspiration while working and living on Brook Farm. Three great writers chose three different methods of writing-each one uniquely suited to the quirks and qualities of the individual... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.95
The ninety-four recollections gathered in Twain in His Own Time form an unsanitized, collaborative biography designed to provide a multitude of perspectives on the iconic author. Opening with an interview with his mother that has never been reprinted, it includes memoirs by his daughters and by men who knew him when he was roughing it in Nevada and... more...