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Literary

  • An Angel At My Tableby Janet Frame; Jane Campion

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. It is a heroic story, and told with such engaging tone, humorous perspective and imaginative power' Michael Holroyd, Sunday Times After being misdiagnosed... more...

  • James Joyce and the Burden of Diseaseby Kathleen Ferris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    James Joyce's near blindness, his peculiar gait, and his death from perforated ulcers are commonplace knowledge to most of his readers. But until now, most Joyce scholars have not recognized that these symptoms point to a diagnosis of syphilis. Kathleen Ferris traces Joyce's medical history as described in his correspondence, in the diaries of his... more...

  • Janice Holt Gilesby Dianne Watkins Stuart

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1946, at the age of 41, Janice Holt Giles wrote her first novel. Although it took her only three months to complete the first draft, working at night so as not to conflict with her secretarial job, it was another four years before The Enduring Hills was published. Three years later, when her sixth novel appeared, Janice Holt Giles's works had... more...

  • Old Burnsideby Harriette Simpson Arnow

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 15.00

    In the early years of this century, Burnside, Kentucky, was a bustling community perched on and above the floodplain formed by the Cumberland River and the South Fork. It was a center for shipping by rail and steamboat packet, and its lumber mills sent their products all over the world. The lower part of the town -- once the heart of its economic... more...

  • Mark Twain and the Communityby Thomas Blues

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Throughout his career Mark Twain viewed the relations between the individual and his community with mixed feelings, and this book explores both the ambiguities of Twain's attitude and their effect upon his fiction. In the earlier novels -- most notably The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn -- the protagonist enjoys a dual position... more...

  • Graham Greeneby Robert O. Evans

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This collection of fourteen essays by American and English scholars -- many of them hitherto unpublished and all of them selected with a view to avoiding the duplication of essays already familiar and available -- offers new testimony of the range and accomplishments of Graham Greene's talent. The essays vary from considerations of general topics... more...

  • Walter Paterby Richmond Crinkley

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This provocative study suggests that Pater, usually thought of as a florid prose stylist and second-rate adjunct to the Esthetic Movement, is, in reality, an articulate prophet of the twentieth century. Pater's work, the book indicates, shows a consistent concern with the transmission of humanism from one generation to the next through the medium... more...

  • A Life of Gwendolyn Brooksby George Kent

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    This is the first full-scale biography of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of America's major poets. George E. Kent, a longtime friend and literary associate of the poet in Chicago, was given exclusive access to Brooks' early notebooks, which she kept from the age of seven. Kent also interviewed Brooks, her mother, and other family members in Chicago and elsewhere.... more...

  • Portrait Of A Fatherby Robert Penn Warren

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    One of America's great poets writes of his father, lost through death and discovered again through insistent recollection. A death in the family forces a re-sorting and reshaping of all that we can recall of times and people gone from us as we measure our identities by their remembered images. While prowling in the past, Warren is drawn to likenesses... more...

  • Reading the Worldby Ann Morgan

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe?s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation ? from classics and folk tales to current favourites and commercial triumphs, via novels, short stories, memoirs, biographies, narrative... more...