Category: American Literature

  • Download Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein PDF

    By Gertrude Stein

    A vintage paintings of experimental poetry by way of a titan of modernist literature

    Tender Buttons, Stein’s first released paintings of poetry, debuted in 1914 as a quantity of strong avant-garde expression. This meditation on usual dwelling is gifted in 3 compelling sections—“Objects,” “Food,” and “Rooms”—through which Stein delights in experiments with language. Emphasizing rhythm and sonority over conventional grammar, Stein’s wordplay has garnered compliment from readers and critics alike. In “A Piece of Coffee,” for instance, Stein performs with traditional language and cubist imagery to provide a stunningly unique literary effect:

    A unmarried photo isn't really attractiveness. soiled is yellow. an indication of extra isn't pointed out. a bit of espresso isn't really a detainer. The resemblance to yellow is dirtier and distincter. The fresh mix is whiter and never coal colour, by no means extra coal colour than altogether.
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  • Download The First World War as a Clash of Cultures (Studies in by Fred Bridgham PDF

    By Fred Bridgham

    This quantity of essays examines the perceived rift among the British and German highbrow and cultural traditions earlier than 1914 and the way the ensuing disagreement either displays and helped confirm old, political, and, eventually, army occasions. This vexed symbiosis is traced first via a survey of well known fiction, from alarmist British and German "invasion novels" to the visions of Erskine Childers and Saki or even P.G. Wodehouse; contrastingly, the "mixed-marriage novels" of von Arnim, Spottiswoode, and Wylie are thought of. extra themes contain D. H. Lawrence's ambivalent courting with Germany, Carl Sternheim's coded anti-militarism, H. G. Wells's and Kurd Lasswitz's visions in their nations below Martian invasion, Nietzsche because the embodiment of Prussian warmongering, and the increase in Germany of anglophobic, anti-Spencerian evolutionism. Case histories of the positions of German and English lecturers in regard to the clash around out the quantity. participants: IAIN BOYD WHITE, HELENA RAGG-KIRKBY, RHYS WILLIAMS, INGO CORNILS, NICHOLAS MARTIN, GREGORY MOORE, STEFAN MANZ, ANDREAS HUTHER, HOLGER KLEIN Fred Bridgham is Senior Lecturer within the division of German on the college of Leeds.
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  • Download Gallatin Canyon by Thomas McGuane PDF

    By Thomas McGuane

    Position exerts the facility of future in those ten tales of lives recognizable and weird: a boy makes a shocking discovery skating at evening on Lake Michigan; an Irish extended family in Massachusetts assemble on the bedside in their death matriarch; a battered survivor of the respect days of Key West washes up on different beaches.

    Several of the tales spread in giant Sky state, Thomas McGuane's signature panorama: a father attempts to shop for his grownup son out of virginity; a convict grew to become cowhand reveals shelter at a ranch in ruination; a pair makes a fateful force throughout the perilous gorge of the identify tale sooner than parting methods.
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  • Download The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton PDF

    By Edith Wharton

    In a tradition ruled through males who refuse to take girls heavily, except them from the true enterprise of lifestyles, Undine Spragg moves out to find how a long way good looks and bold can hold her.

    She makes use of her reputation like a blunt device and golf equipment her means up the social ladder with a sequence of more and more useful marriages.

    She is the small city lady made solid, the country who outsmarts long island society and strikes directly to continental princelings. There appears to be like no restrict to her conquests, yet happiness evades her. we will are expecting her fall, yet are powerless to intervene.

    "Brilliantly written. it may be learn as a parable." (Saturday overview)
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  • Download A Companion to Mark Twain by Peter Messent, Louis J. Budd PDF

    By Peter Messent, Louis J. Budd

    This broad-ranging significant other brings jointly revered American and eu critics and a few up-and-coming students to supply an summary of Twain, his historical past, his writings, and his position in American literary history.
    • One of the main broad-ranging volumes to seem on Mark Twain in fresh years.
    • Brings jointly revered Twain critics and a couple of more youthful students within the box to supply an summary of this important determine in American literature.
    • Places designated emphasis at the ways that Twain's works stay either correct and demanding for a twenty-first century audience.
    • A concluding essay evaluates the altering panorama of Twain criticism.
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  • Download The Stories of Richard Bausch by Richard Bausch PDF

    By Richard Bausch

    A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this assortment celebrates the paintings of yank artist Richard Bausch—a author the New York Times calls “a grasp of the fast story.” by way of turns gentle, uncooked, heartbreaking, and riotously humorous, the various voices of this definitive forty-two-story assortment (seven of which seem right here for the 1st time) defy expectation, attest to Bausch's awesome variety and flexibility, and verify his position along such acclaimed tale writers as John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, and style Paley.
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  • Download Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway: Language and Experience by Ronald Berman PDF

    By Ronald Berman

    During this learn, Ronald Berman examines the paintings of the critic/novelist Edmund Wilson and the paintings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as they wrestled with the issues of language, adventure, conception and fact within the "age of jazz." through focusing particularly on aesthetics - the methods those writers translated daily truth into language - Berman demanding situations and redefines many normally accredited rules in regards to the legacy of those authors. Fitzgerald is mostly regarded as a romantic, yet Berman indicates that we have to extend the assumption of Romanticism to incorporate its philosophy. Hemingway, extensively considered as a stylist who captured event via simplifying language, is printed as consciously demonstrating reality's resistance to language. among those well known writers stands Wilson, who's severely prompted via Alfred North Whitehead, in addition to Dewey, James, Santayana and Freud. by way of patiently mapping the correctness of those philosophers, historians, literary critics and writers, Berman goals to open a gateway into the period. This paintings will be of curiosity to students of yank literature, philosophy and aesthetics; to educational libraries; to scholars of highbrow background; and to normal readers attracted to Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Wilson.
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  • Download The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens (Cambridge by John N. Serio PDF

    By John N. Serio

    Wallace Stevens is a big American poet and a critical determine in modernist reports and twentieth-century poetry. This significant other introduces scholars to his paintings. a global group of amazing individuals provides a unified photograph of Stevens' poetic success. The advent explains why Stevens is without doubt one of the world's nice poets and gives particular suggestions on how you can learn and delight in his poetry. a quick biographical comic strip anchors Stevens within the genuine global and illuminates vital own and highbrow affects. The essays following chart Stevens' poetic occupation and his affinities with either past and modern writers, artists, and philosophers. different essays introduce scholars to the peculiarity and specialty of Stevens' voice and magnificence. They clarify well known issues in his paintings and discover the nuances of his aesthetic conception. With a close chronology and a advisor to additional studying, this better half offers the entire details a pupil or pupil of Stevens will desire.
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  • Download The Ethnography of Manners: Hawthorne, James and Wharton by Nancy Bentley PDF

    By Nancy Bentley

    This publication examines fiction and ethnography as comparable kinds for analysing and displaying social existence. targeting the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, and Edith Wharton, the learn argues that novels and ethnographies collaborated to supply an risky yet strong grasp discourse of 'culture', a discourse that allowed writers to show new social energies and fears into specific forms of authorial services. Crossing quite a number associations (anthropology, literature, museums, legislation) and texts (novels, ethnographies, shuttle books, social theory), this learn permits fiction to take its position in an online of social practices that categorise, reveal, and keep watch over what Wharton calls 'the customs of the country'.
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