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By Fiona Stafford

Every committed reader feels that, not directly, they understand Jane Austen. yet how will we make experience of her outstanding achievements? At a time while most ladies obtained so little formal schooling and none may receive a spot at collage, how did Austen come to put in writing novels that experience commanded the eye of a few of the main marvelous minds ever because? Why have been hers the books that Darwin knew by means of middle and Churchill learn through the Blitz?

during this sleek creation to the author’s existence and works, Fiona Stafford bargains a clean and obtainable standpoint, discussing Austen’s six surprising novels within the context in their time. Newly up-to-date, Jane Austen: a short Life bargains a wealthy and sympathetic perception right into a author who was once simply as a lot the Romantic genius as Keats, Shelley or Byron – packed with younger exuberance, intensely inventive as soon as she had stumbled on her person voice, and useless earlier than she reached center age.

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By Paula Becker

Betty Bard MacDonald (1907�1958), the best-selling writer of The Egg and that i and the vintage Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children�s books, burst onto the literary scene presently after the top of global warfare II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a tender bride working a bird ranch on Washington�s Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and that i offered its first million copies in lower than a 12 months. the general public was once interested in MacDonald�s vivacity, her offbeat humor, and her irreverent tackle lifestyles. In 1947, the booklet was once made right into a motion picture starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert, and spawned a chain of flicks that includes MacDonald's mom and dad Kettle characters.

MacDonald up the luck of The Egg and that i with the production of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, a mystical lady who therapies kids in their undesirable behavior, and with 3 extra memoirs: The Plague and that i (chronicling her time in a tuberculosis sanitarium simply outdoors Seattle), anyone Can Do whatever (recounting her madcap makes an attempt to discover paintings throughout the nice Depression), and Onions within the Stew (about her lifestyles elevating teenage daughters on Vashon Island).

Author Paula Becker was once granted complete entry to Betty MacDonald�s records, together with fabrics by no means earlier than obvious by means of any researcher. trying to find Betty MacDonald, the 1st biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, unearths the tale in the back of the memoirs and the adaptation among the genuine Betty MacDonald and her literary persona.

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Download The Life of William Wordsworth: A Critical Biography (Wiley by John Worthen PDF

By John Worthen

By interpreting the relatives and fiscal situations of Wordsworth’s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our realizing of the nice Romantic poet’s so much artistic interval of existence and writing.

 

  • Features new examine into Wordsworth’s monetary state of affairs, and into how the poet and his kinfolk survived financially
  • Offers a brand new figuring out of the function of his nice unwritten poem ‘The Recluse’
  • Presents a brand new evaluation of the connection among Wordsworth and Coleridge

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Download The Good Life According to Hemingway by A. E. Hotchner PDF

By A. E. Hotchner

In the fourteen years undefined. E. Hotchner traveled with Ernest Hemingway, he amassed a lifetime's worthy of Hemingway's reviews, anecdotes, and observations at the backs of matchbooks, napkins, and slips of paper. conversing on every little thing from struggle to girls to writing, Hemingway's phrases are at turns humorous and poignant, revealing a wealthy portrait of the yankee literary huge and the realm he took via storm.

Complete with black-and-white pictures that conceal approximately twenty years of Hemingway's lifestyles, The stable existence in line with Hemingway is an exuberant party of his impressive genius and the chaotic experience of his life.

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Download Shifting Interludes: Selected Essays by Willie Morris,Jack Bales PDF

By Willie Morris,Jack Bales

In the process his occupation Willie Morris (1934-1999) attained nationwide prominence as a journalist, editor, nonfiction author, novelist, memoirist, and information commentator. As this eloquent booklet finds, he used to be additionally a grasp essayist whose present was once in crafting brief compositions.

Shifting Interludes, an anthology that spans his profession of 40 years, contains items he wrote for the Daily Texan, Texas Observer, the Washington Star, Vanity Fair, Southern Living, and different guides. those assorted works mirror the scope of Morris's wide-ranging pursuits. the gathering includes biographical profiles, newspaper editorials and columns, political analyses, trip narratives, activities commentaries, e-book studies, and his thoughts--both serious and affectionate--about his liked domestic country of Mississippi.

essays are formerly unpublished--"A Long-ago Rendezvous with Alger Hiss" and "The Day I the Mayor round Town." One essay, "Mississippi insurgent on a Texas Campus," is the 1st article he wrote for a countrywide book.

Morris's matters mirror his autobiography, his poignant emotions, and his courtly manners. He expresses his outrage as he decries Southern racism in "Despair in Mississippi," his depression as he recounts a trip to his homeland Yazoo urban in "The Rain Fell Noiselessly," his grace as he salutes a school soccer crew and its fallen comrade in "In the Spirit of the Game," his humor as he admits to a bout of middle-age infatuation in "Mitch and the Infield Fly Rule," and his pensiveness as he recollects his much-loved grandmother Mamie in "Weep not more, My Lady."

Willie Morris is certainly one of Mississippi's so much acclaimed writers and a former editor of Harper's. collage Press of Mississippi reissued of his works, North towards Home and The relationship of Marcus Dupree, and such a lot lately released My Mississippi, on which he collaborated together with his son, the photographer David Rae Morris. Jack Bales, the reference and arts librarian at Mary Washington collage and a pal of Morris's, compiled and edited Conversations with Willie Morris (also released via the college Press of Mississippi).

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Download Il libro degli amici (Italian Edition) by Elio Pecora PDF

By Elio Pecora

Il folto gruppo di prosatori e di poeti che abitano le pagine di questo libro – da Elsa Morante advert Amelia Rosselli, da Aldo Palaz-zeschi advert Alberto Moravia, da Paola Masino a Paolo Volponi, da Dario Bellezza a Rodolfo Wilcock, e tanti altri fra musicisti, pittori, attori, registi, galleristi – sono gli amici di cui l’autore, fra amabile e ironico, fra malinconico e divertito, racconta le gior-nate e gli incontri. Fanno parte di una società che contain e accoglie i «chiamati» e gli «eletti», l. a. cui singolarità consiste soprat-tutto nella certezza di un’appartenenza difficile, ma instancabilmente cercata. Fra loro hanno l. a. meglio l. a. confidenza e gli umori, l. a. reciproca attenzione e l. a. non infrequente spietatezza.
E non s’aggirano sulle terrazze romane inventate dal cinema e suggerite dalle cronache, ma nel recinto della familiarità e degli affetti. Siamo negli anni che vanno dalla metà dei Sessanta alla high-quality degli Ottanta, quando Roma va esaurendo gli entusiasmi succeduti alla Ricostruzione e resistiti alla Prima Repubblica. Sono gli anni in cui los angeles città pullula di cinema d’essai e di teatri d’avanguardia, di librerie affollate e dove, nelle strade e nelle piazze del Centro, ancora è dato godere di vasti silenzi e di straordinarie apparizioni: De Chirico sulla porta del Caffè Greco, i Torlonia a cavallo che scendono da Villa Borghese, Fellini che traversa piazza di Spagna, Ingrid Bergmann che scivola through sui lunghi piedi. Non è assente in queste pagine il dolore: los angeles morte di Pasolini, più tardi il suicidio della Rosselli, e un’altra Roma annientata dal rumore, ammutita da un’incompresa estraneità. Non l. a. nostalgia né l’elogio muovono l. a. narrazione, piuttosto il bisogno di consegnare di quel pace ormai remoto una ancora viva memoria.

«Tornavano tutti, e non erano loro a chiedermi di ascoltarli, ero io a fermare quello che molte volte, fino alla noia, avevo raccontato di loro a chi me ne chiedeva, ogni volta come accertandone in me los angeles presenza».
Elio Pecora

Da Alberto Moravia a Elsa Morante, da Sandro Penna a Italo Calvino, da Francesca Sanvitale a Elsa de Giorgi, tutti i maggiori esponenti della Roma letteraria del secondo Novecento convergono in queste pagine a mostrare los angeles bellezza di anni irripetibili in cui vita e letteratura erano tutt’uno.

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Download Voci dal mondo per Primo Levi (Italian Edition) by Luigi Dei,L. Dei PDF

By Luigi Dei,L. Dei

Voci dal mondo in keeping with Primo Levi. In memoria, in keeping with l. a. memoria curato da Luigi Dei, consta di quindici contributi di dimensioni circoscritte realizzati da un insieme multiforme e poliedrico di autori, sia a livello di provenienza geografica che di formazione e professione.
Vent'anni fa rientrava drammaticamente nel mondo dei "sommersi" un personaggio unico nella storia del nostro Paese, uno degli sparuti "salvati" che aveva trovato l. a. forza di testimoniare i drammi del ventesimo secolo: Primo Levi. Nel ventesimo anniversario della scomparsa Firenze collage Press ha deciso di vivificare los angeles sua lezione con un omaggio che non vuol essere celebrazione, bensì pausa di riflessione according to riascoltare le parole di questo grande scrittore, atomizzate nel mondo intero originando germi di memoria auspicabilmente universali al pari dei segni matematici e geometrici o delle formule chimiche da lui tanto amati.

Luigi Dei, docente di chimica fisica all'Università degli Studi di Firenze, studioso della chimica dei materiali e delle applicazioni di questa alla conservazione del patrimonio culturale, si è recentemente occupato di Primo Levi nell'ambito di iniziative culturali legate al tema della Memoria.

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Download Get Poor Now, Avoid the Rush: The Life and Times of Henry by Seedy Buckberry PDF

By Seedy Buckberry

it truly is demanding to claim, precisely, what is intended via the “modern world,” yet Henry Buckberry by no means relatively hooked into it. Born prior to the 1st global warfare and the oldest boy in a kinfolk of 13 young ones, he left the open, rolling, potholed prairie of North Dakota in 1921 for the darkish, dense, harmful woods of northern Wisconsin, the place he realized to fish, catch, hunt, lumberjack, and farm. even supposing he lived into the twenty-first century (the moment quantity of those tales, A providence dwelling house, will inch us toward the data super-highway), it may be stated that Henry performed hooky from the 20 th. With a number of allowances for a bit new expertise, just like the version T, Henry's lifestyles represents the tip part of a rural people tradition that has its roots within the Neolithic. via Henry's tales it truly is attainable to determine far into the previous after which to show the telescope round so as to positioned the current lower than an improvised microscope.
Henry did not have a simple lifestyles, yet he had a brilliant lifestyles, a lifestyles amazingly freed from boredom, aimlessness, or distraction, and his tales exhibit that vividness from starting to finish. Henry's son Charles Darwin Buckberry—also referred to as C.D. or Seedy Buckberry—interviewed Henry and organized the tales in a few kind of roughly operating order. (Seedy insists he positioned these tales down with entire constancy, even if he refuses to take a lie-detector try or undergo a Minnesota Multi-Phasic character stock analysis.)
Henry's existence, as conveyed right here, is additionally how to degree the highbrow bulimia (or is it the highbrow anorexia?) of present-day empire consumerism. this is existence ahead of Wal-Mart. here's lifestyles that lives in nature with excessive or even fierce physicality. here's existence that sings.

Seedy Buckberry is a recluse who lives within the Wisconsin woods. There are allegations that he is aware, is expounded to, or maybe impersonates a querulous author with the inconceivable nom de plume of Paul Gilk, whose a number of books were released via Wipf and inventory. Seedy categorically denies those allegations and is said to be angry by means of the insinuation that he is now not who he thinks he is.

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Download Come le vene vivono del sangue: Vita imperdonabile di by Gaia De Pascale PDF

By Gaia De Pascale

Un romanzo dalla scrittura diramata e tutta scheggiata da punte di luce, attenta ai particolari più minuti, resi significativi, smaglianti, con l. a. grazia di una Katherine Mansfield o di una Alice Munro.

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Molto è già stato detto su Antonia Pozzi, ragazza “imperdonabile” che, nonostante los angeles sua breve vita, ha lasciato più di trecento poesie, numerose lettere, pagine di diari e circa tremila fotografie, e los angeles cui figura è oggetto di una straordinaria riscoperta tanto di pubblico quanto di critica. Eppure c’e sempre, quando si parla di lei, l’impressione di qualcosa di incompiuto. Come se los angeles “troppa vita” che le scorreva nel sangue non si sia mai voluta lasciare decifrare fino in fondo. Come se ci fosse sempre troppo da dire, e nello stesso pace un’urgenza di silenzio avesse costantemente attraversato lei e le persone che le stavano accanto.
Per raccontare questo personaggio complesso, profondo e a tratti enigmatico, che ha attraversato gli anni Trenta con intelligenza e passione, sofferenza e determinazione, Gaia De Pascale ha scelto l. a. through del romanzo. Il libro dà los angeles parola alla stessa Antonia, scavando nell’animo della protagonista e restituendo le persone, i luoghi e le atmosfere di un pace cruciale sotto ogni punto di vista consistent with l. a. storia del nostro Paese. In bilico tra realtà e finzione, Come le vene vivono del sangue united states il verosimile come unico mezzo possibile in keeping with accedere al fondo segreto dell’esistenza di Antonia Pozzi, e rende omaggio a una indimenticabile figura femminile che ha saputo attraversare con los angeles stessa profondità tanto los angeles vita quanto l. a. morte.

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Download Alti su di me: Maestri e metodi, testi e ricordi (Einaudi) by Gian Luigi Beccaria PDF

By Gian Luigi Beccaria

L'autore racconta qualcosa di se stesso mentre racconta los angeles storia degli altri, il mondo universitario in cui si è formato e impegnato: maestri e compagni, fervide stagioni di dibattiti sulla critica e l. a. linguistica, sul rinnovamento dei metodi, e le letture, l'attività didattica, i seminari interdisciplinari di cui resta qui traccia, le ricerche comuni di commento ai testi, da Dante e Petrarca advert Alfieri e Pavese. Senza smarrimenti e nostalgie di fronte alle cose che cambiano e che tanto sono cambiate rispetto agli anni qui rievocati (i Sessanta- Ottanta del secolo scorso, quando le self-discipline umanistiche ancora occupavano in Italia un evidente primato culturale), l'autore tende a much risaltare alcune costanti: come nella lingua letteraria il già scritto prevalga sulle variabili dell'invenzione, e come i testi collocati entro una fitta rete di richiami, di citazioni e riusi svelino piú a fondo le loro strutture.

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