Washington Square (Oxford World's Classics)

By Henry James

Probably the most immediately beautiful of James's early masterpieces, Washington Square is a story of a trapped daughter and domineering father, a quiet tragedy of cash and love and innocence betrayed. Catherine Sloper, heiress to a fortune, draws the eye of a handsome yet penniless younger guy, Morris Townsend, yet her father is confident that his causes are only mercenary. he'll no longer consent to the wedding, whatever the expense to his daughter. Out of this vintage disagreement Henry James formed certainly one of his such a lot deftly looking out shorter fictions, a story of serious intensity of that means and figuring out. First released in 1880 yet set a few 40 years past in a pre-Civil conflict manhattan, the radical displays mockingly at the constrained international within which its heroine is marooned. In his first-class advent Adrian Poole displays at the book's gestation and affects, the importance of position, and the perception with which the 4 valuable gamers are drawn. The booklet additionally contains an updated bibliography, illuminating notes, and a dialogue of level and picture diversifications of the story.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative priceless gains, together with professional introductions by way of best specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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Ancient History: A Paraphase

By Joseph McElroy

An uninvited visitor, coming into the empty manhattan condominium of a guy identified to intimates as "Dom," proceeds to put in writing for his absent host a curious confession. Its shut debts of friendship considering the fact that boyhood with males absolutely unknown to Dom and definitely to one another is interleaved with the tale of Dom himself.

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Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas: David Foster Wallace. Una biografía

La biografía de David Foster Wallace del escritor más influyente de los últimos veinte años, prematuramente desaparecido en septiembre de 2008.

David Foster Wallace es a l. a. literatura contemporánea lo que Kurt Cobain a l. a. música o James Dean al cine. Murió tan joven que su prometedor talento y sus logros han cristalizado en una leyenda. Incluso tenía un símbolo icónico propio: l. a. bandana. Para miles de jóvenes de su edad, se convirtió en alguien a quien había que leer, admirar, seguir. David Foster Wallace period el faro literario de su generación, un autor que no solo seducía a los lectores con su prosa sino que además los deslumbraba con los angeles brillantez de su mente.

En l. a. primera de David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max describe los angeles atormentada, angustiosa y con frecuencia triunfante lucha de Wallace por imponerse como novelista mientras combatía los angeles depresión y las adicciones para lograr su obra maestra, La broma infinita. Desde su prematura muerte en septiembre de 2008, a los cuarenta y seis años, Wallace se ha convertido en algo más que el escritor por antonomasia de su generación (como Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller o Pynchon lo fueron de las suyas): ha pasado a ser un símbolo de sinceridad y franqueza en l. a. period del cinismo. Al ultimate, como demuestra Max, lo más interesante de Wallace no es solo lo que escribió, sino lo que nos enseñó sobre cómo vivir. Escrita con l. a. colaboración de su familia y sus amigos y tras consultar su correspondencia inédita, manuscritos y grabaciones, el retrato de este escritor extraordinariamente dotado es tan fresco como un diario, tan íntimo como una carta de amor, tan doloroso como una despedida.

«Una extraordinaria investigación; un libro tan compasivo como doloroso de leer.»
Dave Eggers.

«Un modelo ejemplar de biografía literaria.»
James Atlas, autor de Bellow: A Biography.

«Hay que darle este libro a todos los que quieran escribir, aunque solo sea para advertir al aspirante a escritor que convertirse en una importante voz de tu generación apenas sirve de protección ante los angeles angustia, el miedo y los angeles desesperación. Si admiras los angeles obra de Wallace, es obvio que has de leer este libro; pero si no admiras los angeles obra de Wallace es especialmente importante que leas este libro.»
Tom Bissell

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By Patricia Highsmith

Therese è un’apprendista scenografa che, according to mettere insieme qualche soldo, durante il periodo natalizio si fa assumere in un grande magazzino. Il suo rapporto sentimentale con Richard si trascina stancamente. Tutto in keeping with Therese sembra precipitare in una grigia e disperata regimen fino al giorno in cui conosce l’affascinante e bellissima Carol che, insinuandosi nella sua vita le fa conoscere l’ebbrezza di un amore diverso...

Da questo romanzo il movie di Todd Haynes con Cate Blanchett e Rooney Mara

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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

James Salter had written novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, however it used to be his 3rd, extraordinary novel A game and a Pastime, along with his movie Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that during 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a author and critic he didn't know—Robert Phelps. The correspondence that resulted went directly to span twenty years. The letters themselves are quite alive, uninhibited, gossipy, touching, and marvelous. The successes of Salter and the struggles of Phelps are totally explored through the writers themselves in a decent trade basically letters can disclose. besides an insightful foreword via Michael Dirda, this ebook provides voice to an almost forgotten determine and his friendship with a guy he admired.

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The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1: From the Origins to the Civil War

By Bob Blaisdell

Compact, low-cost anthology positive aspects contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, etc. contains introductory notes and recommendations for additional studying.

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Day out of Days: Stories

By Sam Shepard

From one among our such a lot favorite writers: a set of news set mostly within the fertile creative panorama of the yank West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic element, and wry humor that experience develop into Sam Shepard’s trademarks.

A guy touring down street ninety West will get trapped on my own in a single day inside of a Cracker Barrel eating place, the place he's stricken by an unending loop of Shania Twain songs at the overhead sound procedure. A wandering actor returns to his place of birth opposed to his greater instincts and runs into an outdated buddy, who recounts their teenage days of stealing vehicles, scoring Benzedrine, and slumbering with whores in Tijuana. A Minnesota kinfolk travels south for a iciness holiday yet, stuck up within the traditional tyrannies of relations lifestyles, continues to be oblivious to the wonderful thing about the Yucatán Peninsula. A solitary horse rancher muses on Sitting Bull and Beckett amid the jumble of stuff in his gigantic kingdom kitchen—from rusted spurs and Lakota dream-catchers to yellowing images of hawks and galloping horses to “snapshots of alternative sons in numerous shirts doing various things like fishing, driving mules and tractors; leaning up opposed to their various moms at radical angles.”

Made up of brief narratives, lyrics, and dialogues, Day out of Days units dialog opposed to story, track opposed to reminiscence, in a cubistic counterpoint that eventually hyperlinks every piece jointly. the result's a gorgeous paintings of imaginative and prescient and readability imbued with the bright reverberations of myth—Shepard at his flinty-eyed, unwavering most sensible.

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Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray

By Ralph Ellison

This soaking up choice of letters spans a decade within the lifelong friendship of 2 notable writers who engaged the topics of literature, race, and id with deep readability and passion.

The correspondence starts off in 1950 while Ellison resides in long island urban, not easy at paintings on his enduring masterpiece, Invisible Man, and Murray is a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Mirroring a jam consultation within which jazz musicians "trade twelves"—each improvising twelve bars of track round the similar musical idea-their energetic conversation facilities upon their respective writing, the jazz they either love so good, on shuttle, relations, the paintings literary contemporaries (including Richard Wright, James Baldwin, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway) and the problem of racial inclusiveness that they want to pose to the United States via their craft. Infused with heat, humor, and nice erudition, Trading Twelves offers a glimpse into literary historical past within the making—and right into a robust and enduring friendship.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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The Theoretical Foot

When Robert Lescher died in 2012 an unpublished manuscript of M.F.K. Fisher’s used to be came across smartly packed within the one of many literary agent’s signature purple bins. encouraged via Fisher’s affair with Dillwyn Parrish -- who used to be to develop into her moment husband -- The Theoretical Foot is the grasp stylist’s first novel. In it she describes the existence she all-too-briefly had with the guy she’d ever after describe because the one nice love of her life.

It tells of a late-summer idyll on the Swiss farmhouse of Tim and Sara, the place visitors have collected relaxed at the terrace subsequent to the burbling fountain during which child lettuces are being washed, there to benefit from the nutrients and wine served them through this trendy American couple.

But throughout those doubtless lucky humans, the forces of darkness are amassing: The yr is 1939; international warfare ways. And the paradise Tim and Sara have made is being besieged from inside of as Tim -- heavily in line with Parrish -- is set to undergo the 1st of the circulatory assaults that may reason him to lose his leg to amputation.

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CliffsNotes on Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides)

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Piqued through a dare, Angelou wrote this primary ebook as an workout in autobiography as paintings — and succeeded. Her novel is a narrative of the problems of black ladies and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter.

CliffsNotes on i do know Why the Caged chicken Sings is helping you discover this story of rebirth, self worth, and dignity. This concise complement is helping you realize the final constitution of the unconventional, activities and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural views of the writer. positive factors that assist you learn include

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