Download Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles by Panthea Reid PDF

By Panthea Reid

In Tillie Olsen: One girl, Many Riddles, Panthea Reid examines the advanced lifetime of this iconic feminist hero and twentieth-century literary giant.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Tillie Olsen spent her younger maturity there, in Kansas urban, and in Faribault, Minnesota. She relocated to California in 1933 and lived so much of her lifestyles in San Francisco. From 1962 on, she sojourned often in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Santa Cruz, and Soquel, California. She used to be a Nineteen Twenties "hell-cat"; a Nineteen Thirties innovative; an early Forties crusader for equivalent pay for equivalent paintings and a war-relief patriot; an ex-GI's perfect spouse within the later Forties; a sufferer of FBI surveillance within the 1950s;a civil rights and antiwar recommend through the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies; and a life-long orator for common human rights.

The enigma of Tillie Olsen is intertwined with that of the 20th century. From the rebellions in Czarist Russia, throughout the terrors of the melancholy and the hopes of the hot Deal, to global conflict II, the Nuremberg Trials, and the United countries' founding, to the chilly battle and condominium Un-American actions Committee hearings, to later innovative and repressive activities, the tale of Olsen's existence brings distant occasions into focus.

In her vintage brief tale "I Stand the following Ironing" and her groundbreaking Tell Me a Riddle, Yonnondido, and Silences, Olsen scripted robust, relocating prose approximately traditional people's lives, exposing the pervasive results of sexism, racism, and classism and raising motherhood and women's creativity into issues of analysis. Popularly known as "Saint Tillie," Olsen was once hailed via many because the mom of contemporary feminism.

Based on diaries, letters, manuscripts, deepest files, resurrected public documents, and numerous interviews, Reid's artfully crafted biography untangles a number of the perplexing knots of the final century's triumphs and screw ups and speaks fact to legend, correcting fabrications and myths approximately and likewise by means of Tillie Olsen.

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Download In the Middle of Nowhere: J.M. Coetzee in South Africa by Jonathan Crewe PDF

By Jonathan Crewe

Relying at the author's own reminiscences in addition to on J.M. Coetzee's autobiographical and fictional works, this booklet bargains with Coetzee's formation as a author of overseas prominence, whose lifestyles and writing occupation begun in South Africa. Drawing on Coetzee's "South African" writings from Dusklands via Disgrace, the booklet considers Coetzee's preliminary positioning in provincial South African political and literary tradition in addition to his drastic reframing of South African "letters" and his breakout right into a international profession culminating within the award of the Nobel Prize in 2003. The ebook considers Coetzee virtually solely relating to the South Africa from which he emigrated in 1999, but in addition emphasizes his momentous revision and undoing of the marginalized style of "South African Literature" within the carrier of worldwide authorship. Written within the conviction that Coetzee's "South African" works stay his so much impassioned and momentous ones, this publication seeks to return to phrases with their stipulations of risk and specified achievement.

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Download Body and Soul: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Healing by Panthea Reid PDF

By Panthea Reid

In physique and Soul: A Memoir of affection, Loss, and therapeutic, biographer Panthea Reid tells the tale of her love affair along with her husband, John Fischer, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Jonathan speedy student. till John’s unexpected dying in 2015, they shared a four-decades-long love affair and literary partnership. physique and Soul unveils their deep romantic bond that started within the halls of Louisiana kingdom college, the place Reid and Fischer met in 1974. years later, they have been married. Reid lines their wealthy literary partnership and stocks their scholarly travels in pursuit of educational study. whereas Reid wove her means from William Faulkner to Virginia Woolf to Tillie Olsen, John deepened his services on his lifelong scholarly topic, Jonathan rapid. jointly they outfitted a relatives with Panthea’s son, Reid, from a prior marriage and their daughter, Hannah. in the course of the ups and downs of educational lifestyles and its attendant politics, Panthea and John’s love for every different, for literature, and for his or her relatives deepened and grew. After retiring from their instructing professions, the couple moved to Princeton, New Jersey. Panthea had by means of now accomplished biographies of Virginia Woolf and could whole one other on Tillie Olsen. John pursued his fast learn, ultimately taking on the venture of finishing the manuscript of Swift’s Word-Book—a dictionary fast created for a feminine better half named Esther Johnson. Reid narrates the surprise of her husband’s premature demise and stocks the painful, occasionally fun, consistently heartfelt tale of her trip towards therapeutic, in which she all started writing back and in addition took up the duty of finishing the Word-Book, John’s ultimate, unfinished undertaking, carrying on with their literary partnership even after his loss of life. With an inventory of instructed assets, physique and Soul presents a roadmap for these additionally struggling with loss and grief. regardless of the heartbreak, Reid’s tale eventually celebrates existence and the facility of love.

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Download Cornucopia of Crime by Francis M. Nevins PDF

By Francis M. Nevins

CORNUCOPIA OF CRIME: stories and Summations through Francis M. Nevins

Over the earlier forty years Francis M. Nevins has written novels and brief tales in addition to training legislations and instructing at universities. yet something he has excelled at is writing approximately fellow secret writers. he is identified a number of the giants of the sphere and has written at the very least of the best biographies of all time, these of Cornell Woolrich and the writing crew referred to as Ellery Queen.

Here he has gathered a few of his top and most crucial writings approximately writers in a single large 420-page tome from Ramble apartment. The desk of Contents provide you with an concept of the scope of the book.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION....................... 13
II. TITANS....................... 21
Erle Stanley Gardner
Cornell Woolrich
Ellery Queen
Anthony Boucher
III. chilly CASES....................... 105
Anthony Abbot
Cleve F. Adams
John Lawrence
Milton Propper
William Ard
IV. PROFILES....................... 181
Michael Avallone
Edward D. Hoch
Harry Stephen Keeler
John Lutz
John D. MacDonald
Jack Ritchie
V. BROTHER AGENTS....................... 229
James Atlee Phillips
David Atlee Phillips
VI. PLEASE learn earlier than THE lighting fixtures DIM.....265
VII. POETIC PUZZLEMENT....................... 353
VIII. MEDIA
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Bernard Herrmann
Boucher and Sherlock Holmes
Notes on Crime indicates of TV’s Golden Age
IX. BITS AND PIECES....................... 389
X. FOR THE ABSENT....................... 401
Christianna Brand
Ray B. Browne
Joe L. Hensley
Edward D. Hoch
Stuart M. Kaminsky
Joseph H. Lewis
Aaron Marc Stein
Women

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Download "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self by Irina Paperno PDF

By Irina Paperno

"God purely understands what percentage diversified, eye-catching impressions and options evoked through those impressions . . . cross overnight. If it have been in simple terms attainable to render them in this sort of method that i may simply learn myself and that others may perhaps learn me as I do. . ." Such was once the need of the younger Tolstoy. even though he knew that this narrative utopia—turning the totality of his existence right into a book—would stay unfulfilled, Tolstoy may spend the remainder of his existence trying to in achieving it. "Who, What Am I?" is an account of Tolstoy's lifelong try to locate enough how one can signify the self, to probe its limits and, eventually, to reach at an id no longer according to the physically self and its gathered lifestyles experience.

This publication publications readers during the voluminous, hugely own nonfiction writings that Tolstoy made from the 1850s until eventually his dying in 1910. the range of those texts is big, together with diaries, spiritual tracts, own confessions, letters, autobiographical fragments, and the meticulous money owed of goals. For Tolstoy, inherent within the constitution of the narrative shape was once a notion of lifestyles that accorded linear temporal order a important function, and this implied finitude. He refused to just accept that human existence stopped with dying and that the self was once restricted to what might be remembered and informed. in brief, his used to be a philosophical and spiritual quest, and he within the footsteps of many, from Plato and Augustine to Rousseau and Schopenhauer. In reconstructing Tolstoy's struggles, this booklet displays at the difficulties of self and narrative in addition to presents an highbrow and mental biography of the writer.

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Download Eugene O'Neill Remembered (American Writers Remembered) by Brenda Murphy,George Monteiro PDF

By Brenda Murphy,George Monteiro

Eugene O’Neill Remembered deals new perspectives into the playwright’s existence by means of taking pictures the direct stories of these who have been just about him via interviews, memoirs, and different memories. those sixty-two remembrances create an extraordinary snapshot of O’Neill.

Known largely because the writer of a few of the main major performs within the American dramatic canon and as one in every of America’s Nobel Laureates in literature, O'Neill not often gave interviews and provided few information about himself. for this reason, his lifestyles has lengthy been shrouded in myth. He additionally abetted the various misconceptions approximately his formative years by way of, for instance, advocating the tale that he was once expelled from Princeton for throwing a rock via Woodrow Wilson's window or through exaggerating the volume of time he had spent at sea. The legend of the hard-drinking, tormented playwright with a grim view of existence used to be extra bolstered whilst Long Day's trip into Night was once produced in 1956, 3 years after his demise rather than the twenty-five years he had insisted on.

 

The portrayal of O’Neill as a sad determine has been solidified in a few biographies. the aim of this assortment, even if, is to provide O'Neill as others observed him and defined him of their first-person money owed. during those memories, some of the huge and diverse narrators clash with and contradict one another. in contrast to different money owed of O’Neill’s lifestyles, a lot of the point of interest is on impressions rather than proof. the result's a revealing composite portrait of a key determine in twentieth-century American literary history.

 

This broad assortment bargains insights unavailable in the other ebook and may carry big allure for students and scholars drawn to American literature, Eugene O’Neill, and theater heritage, in addition to a person willing to discover intimate info of the lifetime of one in all America’s maximum writers.

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Download The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. by Philip Zaleski,Carol Zaleski PDF

By Philip Zaleski,Carol Zaleski

C. S. Lewis is the twentieth century's most generally learn Christian author and J.R.R. Tolkien its such a lot loved mythmaker. for 3 many years, they and their closest affiliates shaped a literary membership often called the Inklings, which met a week in Lewis's Oxford rooms and in within sight pubs. They mentioned literature, faith, and ideas; learn aloud from works in growth; took philosophical rambles in woods and fields; gave each other companionship and feedback; and, within the approach, rewrote the cultural background of recent times.
In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski supply the 1st whole rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. the result's a rare account of the guidelines, affections and vexations that drove the group's most important individuals. C. S. Lewis accepts Jesus Christ whereas driving within the sidecar of his brother's motorbike, maps the medieval and Renaissance brain, turns into a world-famous evangelist and ethical satirist, and creates new types of religiously attuned fiction whereas wrestling with own crises. J.R.R. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into gripping tale in The Lord of the Rings, whereas carrying out groundbreaking previous English scholarship and elucidating, for friends and family, the Catholic teachings on the middle of his imaginative and prescient. Owen Barfield, a thinker for whom language is the foremost to all mysteries, turns into Lewis's favourite sparring accomplice, and, for a time, Saul Bellow's selected guru. And Charles Williams, poet, writer of "supernatural shockers," and unusual acolyte of romantic love, turns his lifestyle right into a mystical pageant.
Romantics who scorned uprising, fantasists who prized fact, wartime writers who believed in wish, Christians with cosmic achieve, the Inklings sought to revitalize literature and religion within the 20th century's darkest years-and did so in fabulous style.

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Download Ulrich von Liechtenstein: Leben - Zeit - Werk - Forschung by Sandra Linden,Christopher Young PDF

By Sandra Linden,Christopher Young

Ulrich von Liechtenstein ist der Verfasser zahlreicher Minnelieder, minnetheoretischer Schriften und einer fiktiven Autobiographie (als Diener der Frauen). Berühmt ist vor allem sein Frauendienst. Das Kompendium zu Ulrich von Liechtenstein dokumentiert das heutige Wissen über Leben, Zeit und Werk dieses interessanten und wichtigen mittelalterlichen Autors und gibt zugleich durch leading edge Forschungskapitel Impulse für den weiteren Diskurs.

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Download Northrop Frye's Student Essays, 1932-1938 (Collected Works by Northrop Frye,Robert D. Denham PDF

By Northrop Frye,Robert D. Denham

'Frye was once anyone of unusual presents, and extremely little that got here from his pen is with no interest.' So writes Robert Denham in his advent to this detailed number of twenty-two papers written via Northrop Frye in the course of his scholar years. Made public in simple terms after Frye's dying in 1991, all yet one of many essays are released right here for the 1st time.

The majority of those papers have been written for classes at Emmanuel university, the theology university of Victoria collage on the college of Toronto. Essays comparable to 'The suggestion of Sacrifice,' 'The Fertility Cults,' and 'The Jewish history of the recent testomony' demonstrate the hyperlinks among Frye's early examine in theology and the shape and content material of his later feedback. it truly is transparent that at the same time a theology pupil Frye's first impulse was once continually that of the cultural critic. The papers on Calvin, Eliot, Chaucer, Wyndham Lewis, and at the varieties of prose fiction express Frye as precociously witty, rigorous, and incisive - a proficient author who essentially stumbled on his voice sooner than his final undergraduate year.

David resort wrote within the New Statesman: 'There should not many critics whose twenty-year-old publication reports you can actually learn with excitement and guide, yet Frye is an exception to so much rules.' Northrop Frye's pupil essays supply excitement and guideline via their reviews at the Augustinian view of background, on good looks, fact, and goodness, on literary symbolism and tradition.

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Download Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West by William McKeen PDF

By William McKeen

True stories of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug retailers in America’s southernmost city
 
For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there has been Paris within the twenties. For others, later, there has been Greenwich Village, monstrous Sur, and Woodstock. yet for a fair later generation—one outlined by means of the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson—there used to be one other transportable banquet: KeyWest, Florida.

The small city at the two-by-four-mile island has lengthy been an inventive haven, a wild safe haven for individuals of all persuasions, and the inspirational domestic for a league of significant American writers. a number of the artists went there to be literary he-men. a few went to re-create themselves. Others simply went to disappear—and succeeded. it doesn't matter what encouraged the journey, Key West within the seventies used to be the fitting position on the correct time, the place and whilst an fabulous selection of artists wove an online of inventive inspiration.

Mile Marker 0 tells the tale of ways those writers and artists stumbled on their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the many years, regardless of oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, via serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that risky paradise.

Unlike the “Lost iteration” of Paris within the twenties, we have now a new release that invented, reinvented, and located itself on the endless cocktail celebration on the end—and the beginning—of America’s highway.

From the Hardcover edition.

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