Publisher :SUNY Press Release Date :2001-03-22 ISBN :9780791449547 Pages :212 pages Rating :4.4/5 (495 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Holding Patterns by Daniel McGuiness:
Download or read book Holding Patterns written by Daniel McGuiness and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2001-03-22 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Argues that if poems are to matter in American culture, they must be read rather than theorized over.
Publisher :University of Illinois Press Release Date :1995 ISBN :9780252064104 Pages :436 pages Rating :4.0/5 (641 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review For a Living by Nicholas Coles:
Download or read book For a Living written by Nicholas Coles and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In this companion volume to their anthology Working Classics, Nicholas Coles and Peter Oresick present poems written in the 1980s and 1990s that address the nature and culture of nonindustrial work---white collar, domestic, clerical, technical, managerial, or professional. They cross lines of status, class, and gender and range from mopping floors to television news reporting, Wall Street brokerage, and raising children.
Publisher :Harvard University Press Release Date :2010 ISBN :9780674048140 Pages :472 pages Rating :4.0/5 (481 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Art of the Sonnet by Professor of English and American Literature and Language Stephen Burt, Frmets Frm Frm:
Download or read book The Art of the Sonnet written by Professor of English and American Literature and Language Stephen Burt, Frmets Frm Frm and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "Few poetic forms have found more uses than the sonnet in English, and none is now more recognizable. It is one of the longest-lived of verse forms, and one of the briefest. A mere fourteen lines, fashioned by intricate rhymes, it is, as Dante Gabriel Rossetti called it, "a moment's monument." From the Renaissance to the present, the sonnet has given poets a superb vehicle for private contemplation, introspection, and the expression of passionate feelings and thoughts." "The Art of the Sonnet collects one hundred exemplary sonnets of the English language (and a few sonnets in translation), representing highlights in the history of the sonnet, accompanied by short commentaries on each of the poems. The commentaries by Stephen Burt and David Mikics offer new perspectives and insights, and, taken together, demonstrate the enduring as well as changing nature of the sonnet. The authors serve as guides to some of the most-celebrated sonnets in English as well as less-well-known gems by nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets. Also included is a general introductory essay, in which the authors examine the sonnet form and its long and fascinating history, from its origin in medieval Sicily to its English appropriation in the sixteenth century to sonnet writing today in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other English-speaking parts of the world." --Book Jacket.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :2003 ISBN :9780313323751 Pages :298 pages Rating :4.3/5 (237 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Postmodern Short Story by Farhat Iftekharuddin:
Download or read book The Postmodern Short Story written by Farhat Iftekharuddin and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Demonstrates how postmodernism has affected stylistic and thematic characteristics of the short story genre.
Publisher :Sourcebooks, Inc. Release Date :2008 ISBN :1402205023 Pages :258 pages Rating :4.4/5 (22 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Poem I Turn To by Jason Shinder:
Download or read book The Poem I Turn To written by Jason Shinder and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This anthology of classic and modern poetry features works selected and read by celebrated American movie actors and directors.
Publisher :UPNE Release Date :2005 ISBN :9781584653974 Pages :180 pages Rating :4.6/5 (539 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Art of the Author Interview by Sarah Anne Johnson:
Download or read book The Art of the Author Interview written by Sarah Anne Johnson and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2005 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A practical guide to one of the most rewarding forms of literary journalism.
Publisher :Sarabande Books Release Date :1997 ISBN :9780964115187 Pages :196 pages Rating :4.1/5 (151 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Last Call by Sarah Gorham:
Download or read book Last Call written by Sarah Gorham and published by Sarabande Books. This book was released on 1997 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Groundbreaking anthology of poetry on substance abuse and recovery.
Publisher :Yale University Press Release Date :2004-01-01 ISBN :9780300120479 Pages :490 pages Rating :4.1/5 (24 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Bicycle by David V. Herlihy:
Download or read book Bicycle written by David V. Herlihy and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas." Mark Twain was more skeptical, enjoining his reader to "get a bicycle. You will not regret it-if you live." Herlihy shows readers why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped the world.
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2011-01-18 ISBN :1405192445 Pages :1581 pages Rating :4.4/5 (51 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set by Brian W. Shaffer:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set written by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 1581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile
Publisher : Release Date :1997-09 ISBN : Pages :190 pages Rating :4./5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review SPIN by :
Download or read book SPIN written by and published by . This book was released on 1997-09 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2009-11-24 ISBN :9781439160589 Pages :592 pages Rating :4.1/5 (65 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Raymond Carver by Carol Sklenicka:
Download or read book Raymond Carver written by Carol Sklenicka and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The first biography of america’s best-known short story writer of the late twentieth century. The London Times called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." The beloved, mischievous, but more modest short-story writer and poet thought of himself as "a lucky man" whose renunciation of alcohol allowed him to live "ten years longer than I or anyone expected." In that last decade, Carver became the leading figure in a resurgence of the short story. Readers embraced his precise, sad, often funny and poignant tales of ordinary people and their troubles: poverty, drunkenness, embittered marriages, difficulties brought on by neglect rather than intent. Since Carver died in 1988 at age fifty, his legacy has been mythologized by admirers and tainted by controversy over a zealous editor’s shaping of his first two story collections. Carol Sklenicka penetrates the myths and controversies. Her decade-long search of archives across the United States and her extensive interviews with Carver’s relatives, friends, and colleagues have enabled her to write the definitive story of the iconic literary figure. Laced with the voices of people who knew Carver intimately, her biography offers a fresh appreciation of his work and an unbiased, vivid portrait of the writer.
Publisher :Granta Books Release Date :2018-05-03 ISBN :1783781548 Pages : pages Rating :4.7/5 (837 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Recovering by Leslie Jamison:
Download or read book The Recovering written by Leslie Jamison and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 2018-05-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Addiction is seemingly inexplicable. From the outside, it can look like wilful, arrogant self-destruction; from the inside, it can feel as inevitable and insistent as a heartbeat. It is possible to describe, but hard to explore. Yet in The Recovering, Leslie Jamison draws on her own life and the lives of addicts of extraordinary talent - John Cheever, John Berryman, Jean Rhys and Amy Winehouse among them - to take us inside the experience of addiction, exposing the contours, edges and wholes of an intoxicated life. Part memoir, part group biography, part literary history and part definitive analysis of cultural and social considerations of addiction, The Recovering is a significant moment in the history of post-war narrative non-fiction.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2008-12-30 ISBN :0307555801 Pages :736 pages Rating :4.3/5 (75 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Due Considerations by John Updike:
Download or read book Due Considerations written by John Updike and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: “A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson Whitehead, and Margaret Atwood. He visits China, goes to art exhibitions, provides a whimsical and insightful list of “Ten Epochal Moments in the American Libido,” and shares his thoughts on the fall of the Twin Towers, which he witnessed from a tenth-floor apartment in Brooklyn. John Updike was always more than simply one of America’s most acclaimed novelists; he was also, as the Los Angeles Times noted in appraising this volume, “one of the best essayists and critics this country has produced.”
Publisher : Release Date :2007-09 ISBN : Pages :186 pages Rating :4./5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Best Life by :
Download or read book Best Life written by and published by . This book was released on 2007-09 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2021-04-08 ISBN :1473585511 Pages :288 pages Rating :4.4/5 (735 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner:
Download or read book The Hard Crowd written by Rachel Kushner and published by Random House. This book was released on 2021-04-08 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: From the Booker-shortlisted author of The Mars Room, a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture. In The Hard Crowd, Rachel Kushner gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times - and illuminates the themes and real-life terrain that underpin her fiction. In razor-sharp essays spanning literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, Kushner takes us from Jeff Koons and Marguerite Duras to a Palestinian refugee camp, from her love of classic cars to her young life in the music scene of San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing. 'I'm glad to taste something this sharp, this smart' Olivia Laing 'Wild, wide-ranging and unsparingly intelligent throughout' Vogue 'An exciting book... Kushner writes from the inside out and gives us the true story, the real deal' Kevin Barry, New Statesman, Books of the Year
Publisher :White Lion Publishing Release Date :2020-06-09 ISBN :0711250650 Pages :144 pages Rating :4.7/5 (112 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Cult Writers by Ian Haydn Smith:
Download or read book Cult Writers written by Ian Haydn Smith and published by White Lion Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-09 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: WHAT MAKES A CULT WRITER? Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely and undeniably unique or critically divisive, cult writers come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame, others instant notoriety, and more still remain anonymous until a chance change in fashion sees their work propelled into the limelight. Cult Writers introduces 50 novelists deserving of a cult status. The literary genres and subjects explored within these writers’ pages are rich and diverse – acting as mirrors of their genius minds. FromIrvine Welsh’s gritty Edinburgh streets, to Ken Kesey’s drug-fuelled madness; from feminist trailblazer Sylvia Plath to the magical realism of Angela Carter – discover little knowns with small, devout followings and superstars gracing the covers of magazines. Each writer is special in their individuality and their ability to inspire, antagonise and delight. Cult Writers is an essential addition to any book lover's library, as well as an entertaining introduction to our weird and wonderful world of literature. Also in the series: Cult Artists, Cult Filmmakers + Cult Musicians The writers: Kathy Acker, James Baldwin, J.G. Ballard, Mikhail Bulgakov, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Octavia E. Butler, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Angela Carter, Colette, Maryse Conde, Julio Cortazar, Philip K. Dick, Douglas Coupland, Marguerite Duras, Ralph Ellison, Elena Ferrante, Janet Frame, Jean Genet, Joseph Heller, Michel Houellebecq, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Ken Kesey, Chris Kraus, Milan Kundera, Ursula K. Le Guin, Doris Lessing, Cormac McCarthy, Carson McCullers, Yukio Mishima, Haruki Murakami, Anais Nin, Sylvia Plath, Thomas Pynchon, Raymond Queneau, Ayn Rand, Pauline Reage, Jean Rhys, Juan Rulfo, Francoise Sagan, J.D. Salinger, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Donna Tartt, Jim Thompson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf, Irvine Welsh.
Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2015-02-27 ISBN :0748692452 Pages :240 pages Rating :4.7/5 (486 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review US Independent Film After 1989 by Claire Perkins:
Download or read book US Independent Film After 1989 written by Claire Perkins and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-27 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "Looking beyond the directors and works that have branded indie discourse in the 1990s and 2000s, US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films attends to a group of 20 texts that have not been so fully subsumed by existing critical and promotional rhetoric. Through individual studies of films including All the Real Girls, The Exploding Girl, Laurel Canyon, Jesus' Son, Old Joy, Primer and You Can Count on Me, leading cinema scholars consider how notions of indie practice, poetics and politics can be opened up to account for a larger body of work than the dominant canon admits. With particular attention to female directors, this innovative and comprehensive book explores the central tenets of indie scholarship while simultaneously emphasising the classifying processes that can limit it."--Quatrième de couverture.