Selected Poems (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by Edwin Arlington Robinson

By Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms replicate the strain the poet sees among life's immutable conditions and humanity's usually tragic makes an attempt to exert regulate. instantaneously dramatic and witty, his poems lay naked the loneliness and melancholy of lifestyles in genteel small cities, the tyranny of affection, and unstated, ignored soreness. the fictitious characters he created in "Ruben Bright," "Miniver Cheevy," and "Richard Cory," and the old figures he dropped at life--Lincoln in "The Master" and the nice painter in "Rembrandt to Rembrandt"--harbor demons and passions the realm treats with indifference or cruelty. With an creation that sheds gentle on Robinson's effect on poets from Eliot and Pound to Frost and Berryman, this assortment deliver an unjustly overlooked poet to a brand new new release of readers.

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Hip figures : a literary history of the Democratic Party by Michael Szalay

By Michael Szalay

Hip Figures dramatically alters our realizing of the postwar American novel by way of displaying the way it mobilized fantasies of black variety on behalf of the Democratic get together. fascinated with jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, novelists corresponding to Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Joan Didion grew to become to hip tradition to barter the voter realignments then reshaping nationwide politics. Figuratively transporting white execs and bosses into the skins of African american citizens, those novelists and so forth insisted on their lonesome significance to the goals of a celebration depending on coalition-building yet now not absolutely dedicated to integration. Arbiters of hip for readers who were not, they successfully branded and advertised the liberalism in their moment—and ours.

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The Ethnography of Manners: Hawthorne, James and Wharton by Nancy Bentley

By Nancy Bentley

This e-book examines fiction and ethnography as similar varieties for analysing and displaying social lifestyles. concentrating on the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and Edith Wharton, the research argues that novels and ethnographies collaborated to provide an risky yet strong grasp discourse of 'culture', a discourse that allowed writers to show new social energies and fears into specific forms of authorial services. Crossing quite a number associations (anthropology, literature, museums, legislations) and texts (novels, ethnographies, commute books, social theory), this examine permits fiction to take its position in an online of social practices that categorise, demonstrate, and keep an eye on what Wharton calls 'the customs of the country'.

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The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon: Henry MIller’s by Maria Bloshteyn

By Maria Bloshteyn

At first look, the works of Fedor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) don't seem to have a lot in universal with these of the debatable American author Henry Miller (1891-1980). even though, the influencer of Dostoevsky on Miller used to be, in truth, huge, immense and formed the latter's view of the area, of literature, and of his personal writing. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon examines the obsession that Miller and his contemporaries, the so-called Villa Seurat circle, had with Dostoevsky, and the impression that this obsession had on their lonesome work.

Renowned for his mental remedy of characters, Dostoevsky turned a version for Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and Anais Nin, as they have been in constructing a brand new form of writing that might circulation past staid literary conventions. Maria Bloshteyn argues that, as Dostoevsky used to be desirous about representing the individual's notion of the self and the area, he grew to become an archetype for Miller and the opposite individuals of the Villa Seurat circle, writers who have been drawn to detailed mental characterizations in addition to fascinating narratives. Tracing the cross-cultural appropriation and (mis)interpretation of Dostoevsky's equipment and philosophies via Miller, Durrell, and Nin, The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon provides priceless perception into the early careers of the Villa Seurat writers and testifies to Dostoevsky's impression on twentieth-century literature.

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Bukowski For Beginners by Carlos Polimeni

By Carlos Polimeni

Charles Bukowski, poet, novelist, short-story author, journalist, and cult determine of the dissident and rebellious was once born in Germany in 1920 and died within the united states in 1994. in the course of his lifestyles he was once hailed as "laureate of yankee lowlife" via Time journal literary critic Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote: "The mystery of Bukowski's appeal...(is that) he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the largerthan-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero."

Bukowski was once the most unconventional writers and cultural critics of the twentieth century. He lived an unorthodox, idiosyncratic existence and wrote in a method that used to be unique--one that's very unlikely to categorise or categorize. His paintings used to be every now and then cynical or funny, yet was once consistently superb and not easy. His lifestyles and paintings are exotic not just through a notable expertise for phrases, but additionally by means of his rejection of the dominant social and cultural values of yankee society. Bukowski started writing on the age of 40 and released forty-five books, six of them novels. he's additionally certainly one of the good literary voices of la.

In Bukowski For Beginners, playwright Carlos Polimeni evaluates the existence and literary achievements of the cult author whose voice of dissidence and discontent remains to be heard and favored by way of readers world wide.

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Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age by Jennifer Ho

By Jennifer Ho

This interdisciplinary learn examines the subject matter of intake in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and consuming with ethnic id formation. utilizing 4 discrete modes of identification--historic delight, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American teenagers problem and revise their cultural legacies and test with substitute ethnic affiliations via their relationships to nutrients.

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Gatsby le magnifique by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nous sommes au lendemain de los angeles Grande Guerre. Le mal du siècle envahit les âmes. C'est l'époque de los angeles Prohibition et des fortunes rapides.

En 1922, Jay Gatz, devenu Gatsby, se retrouve fabuleusement riche. Personnage mystérieux, installé à ny dans une somptueuse propriété il est l'objet de mille légendes. A-t-il été étudiant à Oxford ? Est-ce un mafieux ? Elles n'empêchent pas les gens chics et moins chics, de venir en troupe boire ses cocktails et danser sur ses pelouses. Gatsby cherche à séduire Daisy, l. a. fiancée de Tom Buchanan, un millionnaire qui, contrairement à lui, a hérité sa fortune. Il cherche à l'éblouir, fait des dépenses folles. Mais c'est argent contre argent, vieille fortune contre parvenu?

L'ouvrage, publié aux Etats-Unis en 1925, est précédé d'une préface de Fitzgerald à une réédition de 1934, et suivi des trois préfaces mythiques à l'édition Grasset de 1962, par Antoine Blondin, Bernard Frank et Jean François Revel. Cette nouvelle traduction de Jacques Tournier a été établie à partir des manuscrits, des corrections d'épreuves et des dernières révisions de Scott Fitzgerald. :

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Cuentos completos (Penguin Clásicos) by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«En un texto se puede encontrar cualquier cosa si uno se coloca entre él y el espejo de su propia imaginación.»

Mark Twain afiló su narrativa y cimentó su éxito en el género del cuento. Sus relatos se caracterizan por unas tramas ingeniosas, una inventiva inagotable, unos personajes inolvidables, un genial sentido del humor y por su excepcional uso del lenguaje, que revela un vívido retrato de l. a. sociedad de su tiempo. Genio y figura, el propio Twain defendía así sus relatos: «Me gusta una buena historia bien contada. Por esa misma razón, a veces me veo obligado a contarlas yo mismo.»

Esta edición es los angeles más completa de l. a. narrativa breve de Twain. los angeles componen todas sus piezas cortas, sesenta textos magníficamente traducidos. Asimismo presenta una excelente y esclarecedora introducción de Charles Neider, reconocido como uno de los mejores especialistas en l. a. vida y l. a. obra de este coloso de las letras.

Ernest Hemingway dijo sobre Mark Twain...
«La literatura estadounidense nace con Twain. No había nada antes. No ha habido nada igual de bueno desde entonces.»

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Complete Works of Jack London by Jack London

By Jack London

Features:
* short yet informative introductions to the novels and different works
* photos of ways the novels first seemed, giving your eReader a style of the unique texts
* ALL 22 novels and every with their very own contents table
* even contains the infrequent novels ‘THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER’ and ‘HEARTS OF THREE’, usually ignored out of collections
* packed packed with photographs in terms of London’s existence and works
* ALL 197 brief tales and novellas, with very good formatting, of their personal detailed contents desk – locate that particular tale fast and easily!
* the entire performs, together with the infrequent ‘THE go back OF ULYSSES’
* EVEN comprises London’s entire poetry with detailed contents table
* the entire memoirs and non-fiction texts, with many illustrations
* infrequent journal articles by means of the nice writer
* the preferred trip booklet ‘THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK’ is gifted with its unique photographs of London’s adventures
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* contains a entrance grasp desk of contents, permitting effortless navigation round London’s huge oeuvre
* particular BONUS textual content of Charmian London's biography "Book of Jack London" - discover his attention-grabbing lifestyles within the phrases of his cherished wife
* up-to-date with novel SMOKE BELLEW -

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Bob, or Man on Boat by Peter Markus

By Peter Markus

“Markus has a striking skill to strip existence right down to its fundamentals, to the purpose the place the metaphors we manufacture because the looking-glass for our life prove status in for lifestyles itself. Fish, dust, evening and river come to face rather than kinfolk connections as fathers and sons, via giving themselves to fishing provide themselves over to a lone seek and to loss.”—Brian Evenson, writer of The Open Curtain

Peter Markus has released 3 tale collections and lives in Michigan.

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