Literary Criticism

Axel's Castle (USED)

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Books and Characters, French and English (USED)

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Cambridge History of American Literature (USED)

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Common Life : Four Generations of American Literary Friendship and Influence

Common Life : Four Generations of American Literary Friendship and Influence

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A masterful combination of literary biography and criticism that recalls four sets of important American friendships: Melville and Hawthorne, James and Wharton, Porter and Welty, and Bishop and Lowell. Laskin brilliantly articulates not only the support and sympathy each friend gave the other, but also the rivalries that threatened each friendship.

English Poetic Epitaph : Commemoration and Conflict from Jonson to Wordsworth

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In the first major study of the genre, Joshua Scodel shows how English poets have used the poetic epitaph to express their views concerning the power and limitations of poetry as a response to human mortality.
Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady, Interpretations of Chinese Poetry

Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady, Interpretations of Chinese Poetry

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1st edition; pristine dust jacket in protective cover. Fine/Fine

Genius of Spain and Other Essays on Spanish Contemporary Literature

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Keep It Real

Keep It Real

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Writers of memoir and narrative nonfiction are experiencing difficult days with the discovery that some well-known works in the genre contain exaggerations--or are partially fabricated. But what are the parameters of creative nonfiction? Keep It Real begins by defining creative nonfiction. Then it explores the flexibility of the form--the liberties and the boundaries that allow writers to be as truthful, factual, and artful as possible. A succinct but rich compendium of ideas, terms, and techniques, Keep It Real clarifies the ins and outs of writing creative nonfiction. Starting with acknowledgment of sources, running through fact-checking, metaphor, and navel gazing, and responsibilities to their subjects, this book provides all the information you need to write with verve while remaining true to your story.

Love In the Western World (USED)

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Lyric & Spirit : Selected Essays, 1996-2008 (USED)

Lyric & Spirit : Selected Essays, 1996-2008 (USED)

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This selected--the first compilation of essays by Hank Lazer following his ground-breaking and much revered two-volume Opposing Poetries--offers twelve years of incisive writing at the intersection of two of the more contentiously debated topics in current letters. Drawing on poetic traditions as seemingly disparate as Language writing and Buddhist poetry, Lazer pursues a way of reading that is rich in the music and spirit of the word, attuning readers to the pleasures and range of possibilities for innovative poetry. In a very accessible writing style, and with flashes of brilliance, Lazer explores and identifies new approaches to the lyric and to the writing of spiritual experience in American poetry of the past one hundred years. In this book of essays, interviews, reflections, and more, Lazer focuses on two topics central to the poetry of our time: the changing nature of beauty in the lyric and the necessity of finding new ways of embodying spirituality. By bringing a wide range of perspectives to his readings--from the jazz of Monk and Coltrane to the philosophy of Heidegger and Derrida--Lazer's essays inspire readers to enter into a renewed and renewing relationship with poetry.