Category Archives: Authors

The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and The Practice of the Wild

Gary Snyder joined his old friend, novelist Jim Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives and what has become of them throughout the years. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, their conversations?harnessing their ideas of all … Continue reading

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Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Drawing … Continue reading

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Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

This book is about the making of the writer William Faulkner. It is the first to inquire into the three most important women in his life?his black and white mothers, Caroline Barr and Maud Falkner, and the childhood friend who … Continue reading

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A Political Biography of Henry Fielding (Eighteenth-Century Political Biographies)

Best known today as the author of three seminal novels, Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones and Amelia, Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was the most successful playwright of his day until Walpole put an end to politics on the stage by passing the … Continue reading

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Magill’s Survey of World Literature

This title is a unique combination of biography and critical analysis, covering major writers from outside the United States and their significant works in fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. A companion to the award-winning Magill’s Survey of American Literature, this … Continue reading

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The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story

Julia Reed went to New Orleans in 1991 to cover the reelection of former (and currently incarcerated) governor Edwin Edwards. Seduced by the city’s sauntering pace, its rich flavors and exotic atmosphere, she was never entirely able to leave again. … Continue reading

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Ezra Pound’s Chinese Friends: Stories in Letters

No literary figure of the past century – in America or perhaps in any other Western country – is comparable to Ezra Pound in the scope and depth of his exchange with China. To this day, scholars and students still … Continue reading

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Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life

A penetrating work that explores the amazing imagination and mathematical genius of the man who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Just when we thought we knew everything about Lewis Carroll, here comes a highly original biography that will appeal to … Continue reading

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A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life (P.S.)

For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline “Here’s One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author”—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration. In A Broom of One’s Own, … Continue reading

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Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

This book is an invaluable new reference source and critical review of Arab women writers from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth.Arab women’s writing in the modern age began with A’isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and … Continue reading

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