Category: American Literature

  • Download Leaves of Grass (HarperPerennial Classics) by Walt Whitman PDF

    By Walt Whitman

    Leaves of Grass, first released in 1855, all started as Walt Whitman’s selection of twelve unnamed poems, targeted for his or her abnormal line lengths and absence of rhyme. Whitman spent the rest of his existence re-writing the paintings, and republished the gathering a number of occasions until eventually it eventually numbered over four hundred poems.

    Leaves of Grass represents Whitman’s perspectives on lifestyles and philosophy, and love, and contours a few of his most sensible identified and enjoyed poems together with “O Captain! My Captain!,” a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, and “Song of Myself.” even though Leaves of Grass used to be criticized for being obscene on the time of its booklet, Whitman refused to censor his paintings, and his poetry is taken into account one of the greats for its underlying beauty.

    The personality of Walt Whitman encouraged the movie Dead Poets Society and the e-book Paper Towns by means of John eco-friendly, and the gathering is seriously featured within the AMC tv convey Breaking Bad. the most protagonist’s identify, Walter White, is even encouraged through Whitman, whereas the poem “Gliding Over All” has been referenced through the sequence a number of times.

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  • Download Perfectly Said: when words become art by Brian Douthit PDF

    By Brian Douthit

    Brian Douthit's poetry has been in comparison to Wordsworth, Frost, Shelley, Byron etc. when it comes to artwork, it's been defined as a "word-Picasso" or "sublime Monet." Readers frequently say they consider serene or perhaps breathless after examining his items. regardless of the response, all appear to agree his poetry is gorgeous and eloquent, and in a category of its personal. You too could event the addictive compulsion to learn them again and again and be lifted to a brand new size by way of his awesome take hold of of language and by way of the fantastic expertise and artistry contained inside of those pages.
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  • Download Realism and Regionalism, 1865-1914 (Research Guide to by Gary Scharnhorst, Tom Quirk PDF

    By Gary Scharnhorst, Tom Quirk

    Realism and Regionalism: 1865-1914 covers American literature from the second one 1/2 the nineteenth century as much as the beginning of worldwide battle I. Informative research courses supply invaluable history info in this period of time, recommend beneficial parts of study, and checklist the easiest secondary resources.
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  • Download The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures by John Updike PDF

    By John Updike

    Date of booklet in ePub layout: 2012.


    As a gift to John Updike on his 50th birthday, and as a deal with for his readers, his first publication, a set of sunshine verse initially released twenty-five years in the past, is introduced again into print, with an author’s foreword and a few small revisions.

    Many of those poems have been written while the writer used to be a tender artwork scholar in England and a “Talk of the Town” reporter for The New Yorker, which released over 40 of them. They care for the quiddities of items, the eccentricities of technology, quirks of yank lifestyles (especially as mentioned in existence journal in the course of these smiling Eisenhower years), and moments of epiphany in literature and nature. A number—“Ex-Basketball Player,” “Superman,” “Mirror,” “Quilt”—have been often reprinted in anthologies. All express a pointy ear, a fond eye, and an energetic even though now not continually light-hearted fancy.

    Written often to amuse, Updike’s early verse was once additionally, as his foreword states, “a manner of facing the universe, an workout of the Word.” Admirers who comprehend him usually via his fiction may be overjoyed to come across what he calls “these outdated evidences of my very own excessive spirits.”

    The Carpentered Hen, in recent times a hard-to-get collector’s merchandise, now back.
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  • Download A Hazard of New Fortunes (Penguin Classics) by William Dean Howells PDF

    By William Dean Howells

    Centering on a clash among a self-made millionaire and an idealistic reformer in turn-of-the-twentieth-century long island, A threat of latest Fortunes insightfully renders the complexities of the yankee adventure at a time of serious social and fiscal upheaval and transformation. In its depiction of wealth, poverty, and manhattan urban lifestyles, it continues to be a strikingly modern work.

    Reproduced this is the authoritative Indiana collage Press version edited and annotated by means of David J. Nordloh, with complete scholarly observation and wide textual gear.
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  • Download Contemporary American Trauma Narratives by Alan Gibbs PDF

    By Alan Gibbs

    This e-book seems on the method writers current the results of trauma of their paintings. It explores narrative units, reminiscent of 'metafiction', in addition to occasions in modern the US, together with 11th of September, the Iraq conflict, and reactions to the Bush management. modern American authors who're mentioned extensive comprise Carol Shields, Toni Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Mark Danielewski, paintings Spiegelman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anthony Swofford, Evan Wright, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, and Michael Chabon. modern American Trauma Narratives deals a well timed and dissenting intervention into debates approximately American writers' depiction of trauma and its after-effects.
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  • Download Facing Nature: Poems by John Updike PDF

    By John Updike


    John Updike’s 5th number of poetry faces nature on a couple of levels.

    An starting component to sonnets touches upon loss of life, getting older, and, in a series of describing every week in Spain, insomnia and dread. The poems that persist with think of nature within the kind of seasons, of planting timber and being buried, of shadow and rain, of discomfort and accumulation, and of such human diversions as paintings and shuttle. The final poem the following, and the longest within the ebook, undertakes a strolling journey of every of Jupiter’s 4 significant moons, a systematic day trip that leads into the extravagant precisions of the “Seven Odes to Seven usual Processes,” a lyrical but literal-minded social gathering of a few of the earthly forces that uphold and encompass us.

    Finally, a dozen examples of sunshine verse toy with such common phenomena as presbyopia, the strength crunch, meals, and sex.

    Like the simplest of the metaphysical poets, Mr. Updike embraces the realm in all its types and creates conceits out of the informal in addition to the moments.
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  • Download The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald (Cambridge by Kirk Curnutt PDF

    By Kirk Curnutt

    I'd by no means have concept that somebody may perhaps nonetheless write a clean method of Fitzgerald, in particular in an introductory booklet. besides the fact that, Curnutt has performed simply that right here. I learn this booklet with either ask yourself and admiration at how Curnutt has reformulated the previous severe techniques into anything clean and new, with no need the whole lot laden by way of theoretical luggage. i like to recommend this booklet to skilled and amateur readers of Fitzgerald alike.
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