Walt Whitman: The Correspondence, Volume VII (Iowa Whitman by Ted Genoways

By Ted Genoways

Greater than forty years after the inaugural volume's unique book, Ted Genoways brings students the most recent quantity in Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. one of the greater than one hundred fifty letters accrued during this quantity are quite a few correspondence referring to Whitman's Civil battle years, together with a letter sending John Hay, the non-public secretary to Abraham Lincoln, a manuscript reproduction of O Captain, My Captain! extra letters handle a variety of points of the creation of Leaves of Grass, the main impressive being an intensive correspondence surrounding the Deathbed version, accumulated by way of Whitman's good friend Horace Traubel, and reproduced right here for the 1st time. most importantly, this quantity comprises Whitman's early letters to Abraham Paul Leech, first released by way of Arthur Golden in American Literature in 1986. The revelations contained in those letters has to be thought of one of the most vital discoveries approximately Whitman's lifestyles made over the last 1/2 the 20 th century.

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City of Angeles (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown, Book 2) by Marlayna Glynn Brown

By Marlayna Glynn Brown

Instantly following the wildly renowned award-winning Overlay: A story of 1 Girl's lifestyles In Seventies Las Vegas, Marlayna Glynn Brown maintains her amazing trip in urban OF ANGELES, revealing the bottom of a existence lived in Eighties Los Angeles.

This searing, frequently strange story of Glynn Brown's teenagers and twenties finds her flight from Las Vegas to the bold global of self re-invention one of the angels and demons.

Glynn Brown unflinchingly begets a self from the unlikeliest beginnings, and now provides a sequel illustrating heaven and hell on her carrying on with flight for self discovery.

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Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West (The Oklahoma by Gary Scharnhorst

By Gary Scharnhorst

Bret Harte was once the best-known and highest-paid author in the United States within the early 1870s, but his vexed makes an attempt to generate income by way of his pen ended in the failure of his marriage and, in 1878, his departure for Europe. Gary Scharnhorst’s biography of Harte strains the starting to be advertisement charm of western fiction and drama on each side of the Atlantic in the course of the Gilded Age, a improvement during which Harte performed an important role.

Harte’s pioneering use of California neighborhood colour in such tales as "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" challenged genteel assumptions approximately western writing and helped open jap papers to contributions by way of Mark Twain and others. the recognition of Bret Harte’s writings was once pushed mostly via a literary marketplace that his western tales helped create.

The first Harte biography in approximately seventy years to be written totally from fundamental resources, this booklet records Harte’s own relationships and, moreover, his negotiations with numerous publishers, brokers, and theatrical manufacturers as he exploited well known curiosity within the American West.

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Mary by Sarah Jane Boss

By Sarah Jane Boss

Lately Mary has stepped out of the closet of piety and devotion and develop into the topic of great theological examine and paintings. For too lengthy Mary used to be an icon for the repression of ladies by way of a male ruled Church, yet now Mary is noticeable as a necessary theological image, a logo of actual femininity and actual humanity which the Church and the fashionable international wishes urgently. Jung has argued that the Definition of the Doctrine of the belief used to be an important spiritual occasion because the Reformation: the female precept has been absorbed into the Godhead. but among a few smooth Catholics, in addition to such a lot Protestant Christians, the Virgin Mary continues to be visible as anyone who has a really small half to play within the drama of salvation and construction. In Mary, Sarah Jane Boss seeks to right this view. She argues that Christian theology may still conceive of the created order, either actual and religious, as sacred within the optimum measure, and that this knowing is already implicit in traditions of Marian doctrine and devotion. faraway from being peripheral this realizing of Mary is important to Christian doctrine. It needs to underlie any try and resolution the basic moral questions of our age, particularly that of the level to which humans are entitled to intrude within the usual order.

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Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends: The Business by Peter Krass

By Peter Krass

Whereas the complete international is familiar with Mark Twain because the well known writer of many vintage American novels, few everyone is conscious that he was once additionally a hugely winning businessman. in reality, greater than 1/2 his existence used to be fed on through profitable goals, which frequently led to writing tasks being neglected--but while, those adventures have been the muse in the back of a few of the characters present in his books.

In lack of knowledge, self belief, and prosperous acquaintances, Peter Krass captures a little-known facet of this American icon and information the curler coaster journey of his company ventures in a dramatic, enjoyable, and informative narrative variety. From Twain's time because the founding father of his personal publishing house--where he made a small fortune publishing common Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs--to his foray into enterprise capitalism and funding in different start-up organisations, to his specialise in his personal innovations, this attractive ebook finds the Mark Twain that few folks comprehend: the no-nonsense, winning American businessman.

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Aldous Huxley and the Search for Meaning: A Study of the by Ronald T. Sion

By Ronald T. Sion

Aldous Huxley, writer of 11 novels, continues to be one of many towering figures of the 20 th century, his paintings proof against passing fads in literature. This serious biography explores Huxley's life-long quest for self-actualization by way of interfacing the occasions of his lifestyles with information of the inventive interval that produced every one ebook. The textual content weaves Huxley's letters, essays and interviews with the thematic content material of every novel, offering a different check out the man's lifestyles and paintings. of maximum value is the depiction of anyone striving for the highbrow development that might yield a valid philosophical and religious view of lifestyles, one he infused into his paintings.

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The Russian Prospero: The Creative Universe of Viacheslav by Robert Bird

By Robert Bird

Viacheslav Ivanov (1866–1949), the important highbrow strength in Russian modernism, accomplished via his paintings an unique synthesis of Christianity, Platonism, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. His robust mind exerted an immeasurable impression in modernist Russia and the early Soviet Union, and after emigrating to Italy in 1924 he performed a massive function in highbrow debates in Western Europe among the wars. in recent times, Ivanov's manifold contributions were famous in all significant points of Russian tradition, together with poetry, literary idea, philosophy, and theology.

In The Russian Prospero, Robert chicken uncovers the principles of Ivanov's poetic and theoretical universe, lines its evolution, and explores its connections to cultural and highbrow currents in overseas modernism. mixing an in depth examining of Ivanov's paintings with a considerate research of his position inside of twentieth-century inspiration, fowl unearths that Ivanov's ecstatic artistic psychology leads on to a attention of background as a continuum of human interpretive task, and to a perception of paintings as a old strength. He emphasizes and dramatizes Ivanov's quest to harness the ability of paintings and use it on concrete life-situations. it's the quandary of Prospero, who needs to unencumber his attendant spirit Ariel with a purpose to fix complete sovereignty over his personal inventive self and to regain moral organisation. The effective pressure that resulted from Ivanov's fight was once a awesome strength in Russian modernism and is still a robust spur for our personal reflections on modernity.  

Outstanding educational name, Choice Magazine
 
“[Bird’s] transparent motives of Ivanov’s principles and his expert, insightful, astute readings of the poetic works make this publication required examining for somebody attracted to smooth poetry, highbrow heritage, cultural stories, and philosophy of early twentieth century Russian and ecu proposal. . . . Essential.”—Choice

“[Bird] makes a welcome contribution to our figuring out of Russian modernism in its broader ecu context . . . . during this venture he has not just succeeded admirably, yet will definitely motivate others to stick with him.”—Pamela Davidson, The Russian Review

“The so much complete total remedy of Ivanov’s paintings to date.”—David N. Wells, The Slavic and East eu Journal

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Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America, Volume 1 by Walter B. Rideout

By Walter B. Rideout

    Sherwood Anderson: A author in America is the definitive biography of this significant American author of novels and brief tales, whose paintings contains the trendy vintage Winesburg, Ohio. within the first quantity of this huge two-volume paintings, Walter Rideout chronicles the lifetime of Anderson from his start and his early company profession via his beginnings as a author and at last to his flow within the mid-1920s to “Ripshin,” his apartment close to Marion, Virginia. the second one quantity will hide Anderson’s go back to enterprise objectives, his vast travels within the South traveling factories, which led to his political involvement in hard work struggles and a number of other books at the subject, and at last his unforeseen dying in 1941.

    No different present Anderson biography, the newest of which used to be released approximately two decades in the past, is as completely researched, so greatly in accordance with fundamental resources and interviews with a number Anderson family and friends individuals, or as entire in its imaginative and prescient of the guy and the author. the result's an exceptional biography—one that locates the non-public guy, whereas astutely putting his existence and writings in a broader social and political context.

Outstanding educational identify, Choice Magazine
 
Winner, Biography Award, Society of Midland Authors

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Alasdair MacIntyre: Critic of Modernity by Peter McMylor

By Peter McMylor

This e-book is the 1st complete size account of the importance of MacIntyre's paintings for the social sciences. MacIntyre's ethical philosophy is proven to supply the assets for a robust crititque of liberalism. His dicussion of the managerist and emotivist roots of recent tradition is visible because the proposal for a severe social technology of Modernity

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