By Henry Miller
Henry Miller, qui voulait être débarrassé des contingences matérielles pour devenir écrivain, a l. a. likelihood de trouver en sa seconde épouse, Mona, une femme dévouée qui le supplie de rester au logis pendant qu'elle half en quête de l'argent nécessaire pour vivre. Ce pourrait être le paradis... mais il y a Stasia, l'amie hautement pittoresque de Mona. Miller se ronge d'énervement, il délire, il tourne comme un ours en cage dans Brooklyn. Dix, vingt personnages baroques traversent son univers. Nul n'est plus extravagant que Stasia ! Que faire ? Seule l'Europe, affirme Mona, convient à l'écrivain qu'il veut être. C'est sur le départ de l'auteur pour le « vieux continent » que s'achève Nexus, le troisième et dernier quantity de los angeles célèbre « Crucifixion en rose », comprenant Sexus et Plexus. Ce récit, passionné de langage et de vie, est assurément l'oeuvre l. a. plus importante du grand écrivain américain.
By Kevin J. Hayes
Thomas Jefferson used to be an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a talented writer--a guy who prided himself on his wisdom of classical and glossy languages and whose marginal annotations comprise quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And but there hasn't ever been a literary lifetime of our such a lot literary president.
In The highway to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes fills this significant hole by means of delivering a full of life account of Jefferson's religious and highbrow improvement, concentrating on the books and ideas that exerted the main profound impact on him. relocating chronologically via Jefferson's lifestyles, Hayes finds the entire diversity and intensity of Jefferson's literary passions, from the preferred "small books" bought by means of touring chapmen, similar to The heritage of Tom Thumb, which enthralled him as a toddler; to his lifelong love of Aesop's Fables and Robinson Crusoe; his engagement with Horace, Ovid, Virgil and different writers of classical antiquity; and his deep affinity with the depression verse of Ossian, the mythical third-century Gaelic warrior-poet. Drawing on Jefferson's letters, journals, and regular books, Hayes bargains a wealth of recent scholarship at the print tradition of colonial the USA, finds an intimate portrait of Jefferson's actions past the political chamber, and reconstructs the president's investigations in such assorted fields of data as legislations, historical past, philosophy and ordinary technological know-how. most significantly, Hayes uncovers the guidelines and exchanges which trained the taking into account America's first nice highbrow and exhibits how his lifelong pursuit of information culminated within the formation of a public providing, the "academic village" which turned UVA, and his extra deepest retreat at Monticello.
Gracefully written and painstakingly researched, The street to Monticello presents a useful examine Jefferson's highbrow and literary lifestyles, uncovering the roots of a few of the main important--and influential--ideas that experience expert American background.
By Sarah Graham
J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher within the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century vintage. regardless of being probably the most often banned books in the US, generations of readers have pointed out with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an indignant younger guy who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of youth with humour and sincerity.
This consultant to Salinger’s provocative novel offers:
- an obtainable creation to the textual content and contexts of The Catcher within the Rye
- a serious background, surveying the numerous interpretations of the textual content from e-book to the present
- a range of recent serious essays at the The Catcher within the Rye, through Sally Robinson, Renee R. Curry, Denis Jonnes, Livia Hekanaho and Clive Baldwin, delivering a number views at the novel and lengthening the insurance of key severe ways pointed out within the survey section
- cross-references among sections of the consultant, with a purpose to recommend hyperlinks among texts, contexts and criticism
- feedback for extra reading.
Part of the Routledge courses to Literature sequence, this quantity is key examining for all these starting particular research of The Catcher within the Rye and looking not just a consultant to the unconventional, yet a manner throughout the wealth of contextual and significant fabric that surrounds Salinger’s textual content.
By Russell M. Hillier
This booklet argues that McCarthy’s works express a profound ethical imaginative and prescient, and use intertextuality, ethical philosophy, and questions of style to enhance that imaginative and prescient. It focuses upon the ways that McCarthy’s fiction is in ceaseless dialog with literary and philosophical culture, interpreting McCarthy’s funding in influential thinkers from Marcus Aurelius to Hannah Arendt, and poets, playwrights, and novelists from Dante and Shakespeare to Fyodor Dostoevsky and Antonio Machado. The publication indicates how McCarthy’s fiction grapples with abiding ethical and metaphysical concerns: the character and challenge of evil; the belief of God or the transcendent; the credibility of heroism within the sleek age; the query of ethical selection and motion; the opportunity of religion, wish, love, and goodness; the that means and bounds of civilization; and the definition of what it's to be human. This research will attraction alike to readers, lecturers, and students of Cormac McCarthy.
By Michael Szalay
By Henry James
Henry James led a wandering lifestyles, which took him faraway from his local beaches, yet he persevered to think about ny urban, the place his kinfolk had settled for a number of years in the course of his formative years, as his fatherland. the following Colm Tóibín, the writer of the fellow Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Master, a portrait of Henry James, brings jointly for the 1st time the entire tales that James set in ny urban. Written over the process James’s occupation and varying from the deliciously tart comedy of the early “An overseas Episode” to the surreal and haunted corridors of “The Jolly Corner,” and together with “Washington Square,” the poignant novella thought of by means of many (though no longer, because it occurs, via the writer himself) to be one in all James’s most interesting achievements, the 9 fictions amassed right here replicate James’s different skills and pursuits in addition to the deep and abiding preoccupations of his mind's eye. And through the publication, as Tóibín’s interesting advent demonstrates, we see James suffering to make feel of a urban in whose speedily altering outlines he discerned either a lot that he remembered and held expensive in addition to every little thing approximately the United States and its destiny that he dreaded most.
The tale of a Masterpiece
A so much amazing Case
An overseas Episode
The Impressions of a Cousin
The Jolly Corner
A around of Visits
By Abraham Cahan
The upward push of David Levinsky, written by way of the mythical founder and editor of the Jewish day-by-day Forward, is an early Jewish-American vintage. in accordance with the student Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is greater than an enormous literary paintings and cultural record. It types a part of the conventional ritual of renewal of the yank Way."
First released in 1917, Abraham Cahan's life like novel tells the tale of a tender talmudic student who emigrates from a small city in Russia to the melting pot of turn-of-the-century long island urban. because the Jewish "greenhorn" rises from the depths of poverty to develop into a millionaire garment service provider, he discovers the unbearably excessive expense of assimilation.
By Richard Fantina (auth.)
By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek
Sometimes referred to as the yank Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for offering poignant and exact renderings of the human situation, making a international of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a mode that's either detailed and significant. even though he's referred to as a Southern author, his allure transcends neighborhood or even nationwide obstacles. seeing that profitable the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, he has been the topic of greater than 5,000 scholarly books and articles. educational curiosity in his profession has been matched via well known acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative consultant to Faulkner's existence, literature, and legacy.
The encyclopedia contains approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for subject matters relating to Faulkner and his global. integrated are entries for his works and significant characters and subject matters, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts during which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for family, associates, and different individuals vital to Faulkner's biography; ancient occasions, individuals, and areas; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and activities. The entries are written by means of specialist individuals who convey a large diversity of views and event to their research of his paintings. Entries ordinarily finish with feedback for additional interpreting, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and targeted index.
By Yone Noguchi, Edward Marx, Laura Franey
The 1st American novel via a author of eastern ancestry, "The American Diary of a eastern woman" is a landmark of contemporary American fiction and Japanese-American transnationalism. First released in 1902, Yone Noguchi's novel describes the turn-of-the-century adventures of Tokyo belle omit Morning Glory in a first-person narrative that the "New York occasions" referred to as "perfectly ingenuous and unconventional." in the beginning released as an genuine magazine, the Diary used to be later printed to be a playful autobiographical fiction written via a guy. at the least her writer, pass over Morning Glory delights in disguises, unabashedly switching gender, classification, and ethnic roles. concentrating on the yankee delusion of Madame Butterfly, Noguchi's New lady heroine prays for "something extra first rate than a wedding offer," and freely dispenses her insights on jap tradition and American life. With the addition of perceptive serious remark and complete notes, this primary annotated variation sheds new mild at the artistic inventiveness of a tremendous modernist author.