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Look Homeward, Angel

By Thomas Wolfe
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A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the cock, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes new magic in a dusty world.

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: the-silent-appalachian.pdf

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Appalachian literature is filled with silent or non-discursive characters. The reasons for their wordlessness vary. Some are mute or pretend to be, some choose not to speak or are silenced by grief, trauma or fear. Others mutter monosyllables, stutter, grunt and point, speak in tongues or idiosyncratic language. They capture the reader’s attention by what they don’t say.

The 20th Century O-Z

By Frank N. Magill
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136593691
  • Total of Pages : 1412
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 690
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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

Literary Brooklyn

By Evan Hughes
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  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1429973064
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: literary-brooklyn.pdf

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For the first time, here is Brooklyn's story through the eyes of its greatest storytellers. Like Paris in the twenties or postwar Greenwich Village, Brooklyn today is experiencing an extraordinary cultural boom. In recent years, writers of all stripes—from Jhumpa Lahiri, Jennifer Egan, and Colson Whitehead to Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer—have flocked to its patchwork of distinctive neighborhoods. But as literary critic and journalist Evan Hughes reveals, the rich literary life now flourishing in Brooklyn is part of a larger, fascinating history. With a dynamic mix of literary biography and urban history, Hughes takes us on a tour of Brooklyn past and present and reveals that hiding in Walt Whitman's Fort Greene Park, Hart Crane's Brooklyn Bridge, the raw Williamsburg of Henry Miller's youth, Truman Capote's famed house on Willow Street, and the contested streets of Jonathan Lethem's Boerum Hill is the story of more than a century of life in America's cities. Literary Brooklyn is a prismatic investigation into a rich literary inheritance, but most of all it's a deep look into the beloved borough, a place as diverse and captivating as the people who walk its streets and write its stories.

Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

By Michael Edson
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1611462533
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: annotation-in-eighteenth-century-poetry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Using methods from book history and print culture studies, Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry explores the functions that annotation performed on and through the printed page. Studying the relation of notes to poetry and the evolving layout of the book, this collection extends to recent inquiries into the rise of literature as a discipline.

The Web and The Root

By Thomas Wolfe
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061891924
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: the-web-and-the-root.pdf

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Shortly before his death at a tragically young age, author Thomas Wolfe presented his editor with an epic masterwork that was subsequently published as three separate novels: You Can't Go Home Again, The Hills Beyond, and The Web and the Rock. The Web and the Root features the three initial sections of the The Web and the Rock, widely considered to be the book's strongest material. A prequel to You Can't Go Home Again, it is the story of George Webber's momentous journey from Libya Falls, North Carolina, to the Golden City of the North—offering vivid, sometimes cutting depictions of rural pleasures and small-town clannishness while exploring boundless urban possibility and the complex, violent undercurrents of the metropolis.

The Actor's Life

By Jenna Fischer
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  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Book Code : 1944648232
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: the-actor-s-life.pdf

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Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she'd imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she'd had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy's apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you're looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who's made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.

Armed Love

By Elia Katz
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  • Publisher : Bitingduck Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0917990994
  • Total of Pages : 145
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: armed-love.pdf

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""Armed Love," first published in 1971, is a description of the author's experience in America s communes. Katz documents the people, the sex, the drugs, and the various organizations of communal lifestyles from New York City to San Francisco. The best portrayal of contemporary youth in the United States. "New Haven Register" Elia Katz can really write, and not only can he write, he can think, too, and among young writers that is far rarer. Michael Rogers, "Rolling Stone" Hilarious, whimsical, touching as much a work of fiction as Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward Angel," except that Wolfe thought he was writing fiction and Katz knows he is writing nonfiction. "Armed Love" is within a long literary tradition in American literature, from Natty Bumppo's moving out west to Dean Moriarty's speeding down the highway in "On the Road." "New York Herald" He began in absolute sympathy with the drop-out children of affluent America but experience with them forced him to acknowledge that the search for an impossible freedom had shaped them into an incongruous mirror-image of the values they tried to flee Katz's book is both corrosively funny and serious, and reads with the verve and immediacy of a good novel. "Publishers Weekly>" For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit www.bosonbooks.com.

Dixie Limited

By Joseph R. Millichap
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813159156
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 980
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In the South, railroads have two meanings: they are an economic force that can sustain a town and they are a metaphor for the process of southern industrialization. Recognizing this duality, Joseph Millichap's Dixie Limited is a detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads represent in selected writers and works of the Southern Renaissance. Tackling such Southern Renaissance giants as Thomas Wolfe, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, and William Faulkner, Millichap mingles traditional American and Southern studies -- in their emphases on literary appreciation and evaluation in terms of national and regional concerns -- with contemporary cultural meaning in terms of gender, race, and class. Millichap juxtaposes Faulkner's semi-autobiographical families with Wolfe's fiction, which represents changing attitudes toward the "Southern Other." Faulkner's later fiction is compared to that of Warren, Welty, and Ellison, and Warren's later poetry moves toward the contemporary post-Southernism of Dave Smith. These disparate examples suggest the subject of the final chapter -- the continuing search for post-Southern patterns of persistence and change that reiterate, reject, and perhaps reconfigure the Southern Renaissance. As we enter the twenty-first century, that we recall how much the twentieth-century South was shaped by railroads built in the nineteenth century. It is also important that we recognize how much our future will be determined by the technological and cultural tracks we lay.

American Pandemic

By Nancy Bristow
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199811512
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: american-pandemic.pdf

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Between the years 1918 and1920, influenza raged around the globe in the worst pandemic in recorded history, killing at least fifty million people, more than half a million of them Americans. Yet despite the devastation, this catastrophic event seems but a forgotten moment in our nation's past. American Pandemic offers a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the influenza outbreak. It sheds light on the social and cultural history of Americans during the pandemic, uncovering both the causes of the nation's public amnesia and the depth of the quiet remembering that endured. Focused on the primary players in this drama--patients and their families, friends, and community, public health experts, and health care professionals--historian Nancy K. Bristow draws on multiple perspectives to highlight the complex interplay between social identity, cultural norms, memory, and the epidemic. Bristow has combed a wealth of primary sources, including letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, novels, newspapers, magazines, photographs, government documents, and health care literature. She shows that though the pandemic caused massive disruption in the most basic patterns of American life, influenza did not create long-term social or cultural change, serving instead to reinforce the status quo and the differences and disparities that defined American life. As the crisis waned, the pandemic slipped from the nation's public memory. The helplessness and despair Americans had suffered during the pandemic, Bristow notes, was a story poorly suited to a nation focused on optimism and progress. For countless survivors, though, the trauma never ended, shadowing the remainder of their lives with memories of loss. This book lets us hear these long-silent voices, reclaiming an important chapter in the American past.