Stephen King: A Literary Companion by Rocky Wood

By Rocky Wood

This spouse offers a two-part advent to best-selling writer Stephen King, whose huge, immense attractiveness through the years has won him an viewers well past readers of horror fiction, the style with that's ordinarilly linked. half I considers the reception of King's paintings, the movie diversifications that they gave upward push to, the fictitious worlds within which a few of his novels are set, and the extra valuable techniques to King's assorted corpus. half II comprises entries for every sequence, novel, tale, screenplay or even poem, together with works by no means released or produced, in addition to characters and settings.

The e-book gained the 2011 Bram Stoker Award® for more desirable fulfillment in Non-Fiction from the Horror Writers organization.

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

By e. e. cummings

The writer starts off his "nonlectures" with the caution "I have not the remotest goal of posing as a lecturer." Then, at durations, he proceeds to carry 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 kinds a very good creation to the paintings of e.e. cummings.

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Sarah Orne Jewett (Pamphlets on American Writers) by Margaret Farrand Thorp

By Margaret Farrand Thorp

Sarah Orne Jewett - American Writers sixty one was once first released in 1966. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press versions.

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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson by Eva Gabrielsson

By Eva Gabrielsson

This is the genuine within story—not the only concerning the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, yet particularly the affection tale of a guy and a lady whose lives got here to be guided through politics and love, espresso and activism, writing and friendship. just one individual on the earth is aware that tale good sufficient to inform it with authority. Her identify is Eva Gabrielsson.

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared every little thing, beginning after they have been either eighteen until eventually his premature dying thirty-two years later on the age of 50. In “There Are issues i would like You to understand” approximately Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting problem of telling the tale in their shared lifestyles steeped in love and sharpened within the fight for justice and human rights. She chooses to inform it briefly, spare, lyrical chapters, like snapshots, regaling Larsson’s readers with the interior account of ways he wrote, why he wrote, who the assets have been for Lisbeth and his different characters—graciously answering Stieg Larsson’s readers’ most pressing questions—and even as telling us the issues we didn’t understand we needed to know—about love and loss, demise, betrayal, and the mistreatment of girls.

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Vance Packard & American social criticism by Daniel Horowitz

By Daniel Horowitz

Vance Packard's number-one bestsellers - Hidden Persuaders (1957), prestige Seekers (1959), and Waste Makers (1960) - taught the iteration of usa citizens that got here of age within the past due Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties concerning the risks posed by way of ads, social mountaineering, and deliberate obsolescence. Like Betty Friedan and William H. Whyte, Jr., Packard (1914- ) is a journalist who performed an influential function because the mostly complacent Nineteen Fifties gave strategy to the tumultuous Sixties. he's additionally one of many first social critics to foster and to profit from the newly energized social and political attention of this era. Raised on a Pennsylvania farm, formed by way of the hot Deal at domestic and the increase of fascism in a foreign country, and expert as a journalist, Packard grew to become to writing nonfiction books while he confronted unemployment in 1956. as well as his 3 best-known early works, his later books discover a few of the forces shaping the USA, together with invasion of privateness, altering sexual mores, the uprooting of households, and the increase of the extremely wealthy within the Reagan period. The titles of Packard's most renowned works became part of our daily vocabulary. dependent partly on interviews with Packard, Daniel Horowitz's highbrow biography specializes in the interval in which Packard wrote his significant works of social feedback. Horowitz additionally strains the effect of the writer's early kin lifestyles and schooling on his idea. Packard's existence illuminates the dilemmas of a contract social critic with out inherited wealth or educational association: the strain among earning profits and maintaining independence; the issues posed by means of a dramatically fluctuating royalty source of revenue; and the influence of adjusting relationships with audience,publishers, intellectuals, lecturers, and new media equivalent to tv and the recent Journalism. Packard's profession additionally expands our knowing of the way one period helped create the subsequent, underscoring how the adverse Sixties drew at the mass tradition of the former decade.

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The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literature by Virginie Green

By Virginie Green

Thirty-five years in the past Roland Barthes proclaimed the dying of the writer. For medievalists no demise has been extra well timed. In Medieval French Literature there aren't any Authors, purely authorsÂ--and enigmas. The essays during this quantity research 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 e-book will attract all people who are attracted to theoretical ways to authorship. For experts it gives you an evaluate of present theoretical and methodological matters in medieval reviews.

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Edgar Allan Poe (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives) by Kevin J. Hayes

By Kevin J. Hayes

The lifetime of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) is the indispensable writer’s biography—great works coming up from a lifetime of depression, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary loss of life. it can appear like a cliché now, however it used to be Poe who assisted in shaping this concept within the renowned mind's eye. regardless of or maybe even encouraged by way of his many hardships, Poe wrote the most famous poems and intricately crafted tales in American literature. In Edgar Allan Poe,Kevin J. Hayes argues that Poe’s paintings expected a few of the instructions Western inspiration might take up the century to return, and he identifies hyperlinks among Poe and writers and artists equivalent to Walter Benjamin, Salvador Dalí, Sergei Eisenstein, and Jean Cocteau.

Whereas past biographers have tended to be aware of the sorry info of Poe’s existence, in contrast Hayes takes an unique strategy by way of reading Poe’s existence in the context of his writings. the writer bargains clean, insightful readings of a lot of Poe’s brief tales, and offers newly-discovered information regarding formerly unknown books from Poe’s library, in addition to up-to-date biographical info bought from nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines. This well-researched biography is going past past scholarship and creates a whole photograph of Poe and his major physique of work.

Approachably written, Edgar Allan Poe will attract the various enthusiasts of Poe’s work—from “The Raven” to the “Tell-Tale Heart”—as good as readers drawn to American literary history.

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Tete-a-Tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de by Hazel Rowley

By Hazel Rowley

Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of many world's mythical undefined. Their devoted yet notoriously open union generated no finish of controversy of their day. Biographer Hazel Rowley bargains the 1st twin portrait of those titanic figures and their excessive, frequently embattled courting. via unique interviews and entry to new fundamental resources, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up shut. T?te-?-T?te magnificently info the eagerness, bold, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox courting.

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