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Reporting The Universe

Author : E. L. Doctorow
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Filled with philosophical musings and personal observations, this fiction writerÆs take on the universe combines memoir with science to explore the American consciousness and experience. (Literature)

Writing Was Everything

Author : Alfred Kazin
ISBN : 9780674417410
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A deft blend of autobiography, history, and criticism, Writing Was Everything emerges as a reaffirmation of literature in an age of deconstruction and critical dogma. It stands as clear testimony to Kazin's belief that "literature is not theory but, at best, the value we can give to our experience, which in our century has been and remains beyond the imagination of mankind."

Flannery O Connor

Author : Irwin Streight
ISBN : 0971542805
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Eudora Welty A Bibliography Of Her Work

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One Writer S Beginnings

Author : Eudora Welty
ISBN : 0674639278
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author sketches her early life and discusses growing up in the South.

Highbrow Lowbrow

Author : Lawrence W. LEVINE
ISBN : 9780674040137
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Playing In The Dark

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 0674673778
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Examines the effect of a racially divided society on ninteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain

The Real American Dream

Author : Andrew DELBANCO
ISBN : 9780674034167
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Since we discovered that, in Tocqueville's words, "the incomplete joys of this world will never satisfy the heart," how have we Americans made do? In "The Real American Dream" one of the nation's premier literary scholars searches out the symbols and stories by which Americans have reached for something beyond worldly desire. A spiritual history ranging from the first English settlements to the present day, the book is also a lively, deeply learned meditation on hope. Andrew Delbanco tells of the stringent God of Protestant Christianity, who exerted immense force over the language, institutions, and customs of the culture for nearly 200 years. He describes the falling away of this God and the rise of the idea of a sacred nation-state. And, finally, he speaks of our own moment, when symbols of nationalism are in decline, leaving us with nothing to satisfy the longing for transcendence once sustained by God and nation. From the Christian story that expressed the earliest Puritan yearnings to New Age spirituality, apocalyptic environmentalism, and the multicultural search for ancestral roots that divert our own, "The Real American Dream" evokes the tidal rhythm of American history. It shows how Americans have organized their days and ordered their lives--and ultimately created a culture--to make sense of the pain, desire, pleasure, and fear that are the stuff of human experience. In a time of cultural crisis, when the old stories seem to be faltering, this book offers a lesson in the painstaking remaking of the American dream.

Poetics Of Love In The Arabic Novel

Author : Wen-chin Ouyang
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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition.The novel is now a major genre in the Arabic literary field; this book explores the development of the novel, especially the ways in which the genre engages with a

American Writers

Author : Jay Parini
ISBN : 0684312301
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