Download The Ox-Bow Man: A Biography Of Walter Van Tilburg Clark by Jackson J. Benson PDF

By Jackson J. Benson

The 1st full-scale biography of a huge Western author. Walter Van Tilburg Clark was once one of many West’s most crucial literary figures, a author who contributed mightily to the culture of viewing the West realistically and never during the veil of fantasy and romance. As a relatively younger guy, he released 3 compelling novels and a suite of brief tales, then remained virtually silent for the remainder of his lifestyles, the sufferer of a paralyzing case of writer’s block. Now Jackson J. Benson, one of many country’s leading literary biographers, has produced the 1st full-length biography of this excellent, enigmatic, and eventually tragic determine. in line with greatly scattered sources—personal papers and correspondence; interviews with family, pals, and others; and Clark’s unpublished tales and poems—Benson’s biography specializes in Clark’s highbrow and literary existence as a author, instructor, and westerner. Benson masterfully balances his enticing account of the reviews, humans, and settings of Clark’s existence with a penetrating exam of his complicated psyche and the crippling perfectionism that just about ended Clark’s occupation, in addition to supplying up a considerate evaluate of Clark’s position in Western writing. In those pages, Clark lives back, a hot, advanced, and finally anguished individual. Benson’s remarkably astute and delicate biography is destined to be the publication that readers and researchers seek advice first for info approximately this significant western author.

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Download Bombs Away!: The Story of a Bomber Team by John Steinbeck PDF

By John Steinbeck

A wonderful quantity of brief novels and a necessary international conflict II file from one in every of America?s nice twentieth-century writers

On the heels of the big luck of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath?and on the top of the yank conflict effort?John Steinbeck, some of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his iteration, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his reports with U.S. military Air strength bomber crews in the course of global conflict II. Now, for the 1st time on account that its unique booklet in 1942, Penguin Classics provides this particular version of Steinbeck?s creation to the then-nascent U.S. military Air strength and its bomber crew?the crucial center unit at the back of American air energy that Steinbeck defined as ?the maximum workforce within the world.?

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Download Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey by Rachel Simon PDF

By Rachel Simon

Rachel Simon’s sister Beth is a lively lady who lives intensely and infrequently joyfully. Beth, who has psychological retardation, spends her days driving the buses in her Pennsylvania urban. The drivers, a full of life staff, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her group. at some point, Beth requested Rachel to accompany her at the buses for a whole 12 months. This clever, humorous, deeply affecting e-book is the chronicle of that striking time. Rachel, a author and school instructor whose hyperbusy existence camouflaged her emotional isolation, had a lot to profit in her sister’s outstanding international. those are lifestyles classes from which each and every reader can revenue: tips to dwell within the second, find out how to be aware of what rather issues, how you can switch, tips on how to love—and find out how to decelerate and revel in the trip. Elegantly woven during the odyssey are riveting stories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and superb forgiveness. Rachel Simon brings to mild the virtually invisible global of psychological retardation, unearths not likely heroes in daily life, and, with out sentimentality, portrays Beth because the endearing, feisty, self sufficient individual she is. This heartwarming ebook in regards to the unbreakable bond among very diverse sisters takes the reader on an inspirational trip right away distinct and common.

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Download i--six nonlectures (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by e. e. cummings PDF

By e. e. cummings

The writer starts his "nonlectures" with the caution "I have not the remotest purpose of posing as a lecturer." Then, at periods, he proceeds to convey the following:

1. i & my parents
2. i & their son
3. i & selfdiscovery
4. i & you & is
5. i & now & him
6. i & am & santa claus

These talks include decisions from the poetry of Wordsworth, Donne, Shakespeare, Dante, and others, together with e.e. cummings. jointly, it types a very good advent to the paintings of e.e. cummings.

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Download The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books by Jeff Martin, C. Max Magee PDF

By Jeff Martin, C. Max Magee

The way in which we soak up info has replaced dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated because the iPod. Celluloid went electronic. yet books, for the main half, have remained the same—until now. And whereas song and films have gone through a virtually Darwinian evolution, the literary global now faces a revolution, a unexpected switch within the method we purchase, produce, and skim books.

Scholars, newshounds, and publishers have became their brains within out within the attempt to foretell what lies forward, yet who larger to touch upon the way forward for the publication than those people who are pushed to jot down them?

In The past due American Novel, Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee assemble a few of today’s best writers to contemplate the ocean switch that's upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as merchandising machines. Rivka Galchen writes in regards to the figurative and literal loss of life of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the belief of a e-book as a spot set completely apart for the mind's eye, despite layout. those and different unique essays by means of Reif Larsen, Benjamin Kunkel, Victoria Patterson, and lots of extra offer a well timed and much-needed statement in this compelling cultural crossroad.

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Download The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literature by Virginie Green PDF

By Virginie Green

Thirty-five years in the past Roland Barthes proclaimed the demise of the writer. For medievalists no dying has been extra well timed. In Medieval French Literature there aren't any Authors, basically authorsÂ--and enigmas. The essays during this quantity study either famous authorial figures corresponding to Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun, Jean Froissart, Christine de Pizan, and lesser-known ones like Gerbert de Montreuil, Gautier de Coincy, Baudoin Butor, or David Aubert. This ebook will attract all people who are drawn to theoretical ways to authorship. For experts it grants an overview of present theoretical and methodological concerns in medieval experiences.

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Download Forever fat: essays by the Godfather by Lee Gutkind PDF

By Lee Gutkind

Dubbed—some might say drubbed—the “godfather at the back of artistic nonfiction” through Vanity Fair, Lee Gutkind takes the party of those essays, and the wealthy fabric of his personal existence, to outline, shield, and additional extend the style he has performed rather a lot to form. the result's an explosive and hilarious memoir of Gutkind’s colourful lifestyles as a motorcyclist, a scientific insider, a sailor, a school professor, an overaged insecure father, and a literary whipping boy.
 
In Forever Fat Gutkind battles his weight, his ex-wives, his father, his rabbi, his psychiatrist, and his critics in a lifelong cross-country, cross-cultural look for balance and id. And from Gutkind’s battles, it's the reader who emerges a winner, taken care of to an engrossing tale of the simultaneous awakening of a guy and his project, and of the consistent fight, in literature and in existence, to tackle reminiscence and mind's eye. here's the common, symbolic fact that regardless of how some distance you go back and forth, regardless of what percentage years cross, you are going to by no means thoroughly shed the weighty luggage of youth. but, as Gutkind proves time and again, he has realized to explain his burden with an ever-lightening brilliance.

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