Download My Poets by Maureen N. McLane PDF

By Maureen N. McLane

ISBN-10: 0374533830

ISBN-13: 9780374533830

A thrillingly unique exploration of a lifestyles lived lower than poetry's uniquely seductive spell

"Oh! there are spirits of the air," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. during this stunningly unique ebook, Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and voices that make up the tune in a single poet's brain. Weaving feedback and memoir, My Poets explores a lifestyles interpreting and a existence learn. McLane invokes no longer inevitably the easiest poets, nor crucial poets (whoever those may well be), yet these writers who, in owning her, made her. "I am marking right here what so much marked me," she writes. starting from Chaucer to H.D. to William Carlos Williams to Louise Glück to Shelley (among others), McLane tracks the "growth of a poet's mind," as Wordsworth positioned it in The Prelude. In poetical prose either probing and incantatory, McLane has written an intensive booklet of experimental feedback. Susan Sontag referred to as for an "erotics of interpretation": this can be it. half Bildung, half dithyramb, half exegesis, My Poets extends an implicit invitation to you, expensive reader, to contemplate who your "my poets," or "my novelists," or "my filmmakers," or "my pop stars," could be.

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Download The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller PDF

By Lucasta Miller

ISBN-10: 1400078350

ISBN-13: 9781400078356

In a super mixture of biography, literary feedback, and historical past, The Bronté Myth indicates how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté grew to become cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations mirrored the obsessions of assorted eras.

When literary London discovered that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights have been written by way of younger rural spinsters, the Brontés immediately turned as recognized as their shockingly passionate books. quickly after their deaths, their first biographer spun the sisters right into a picturesque delusion of relations tragedies and Yorkshire moors. Ever because, those enigmatic figures have tempted generations of readers–Victorian, Freudian, feminist–to reinterpret them, casting them as every little thing from family saints to sex-starved hysterics. In her bewitching “metabiography,” Lucasta Miller follows the twists and turns of the phenomenon of Bront-mania and rescues those 3 fiercely unique geniuses from the distortions of legend.

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Download The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes, 1897-1991 by Michele Levy PDF

By Michele Levy

ISBN-10: 1435694937

ISBN-13: 9781435694934

ISBN-10: 9766401179

ISBN-13: 9789766401177

The Portuguese Creole writer Alfred H. Mendes was once a huge member of the Beacon team of writers in Trinidad within the Thirties. His autobiography deals a personal standpoint of the guy in the back of a well-liked West Indian character, and comprises annotations and an advent through Michele Levy.

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Download Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and by Bernard Diederich PDF

By Bernard Diederich

ISBN-10: 0720614880

ISBN-13: 9780720614886

A significant new biography of Graham Greene with broad new fabric; particular, never-before-seen photos of Greene on his travels; and full family cooperation

An essential read for enthusiasts of literary biography, this book eventually and entirely illuminates a pivotal episode in Graham Greene's lifestyles and occupation within the type of element that might sate any lovers of his paintings, yet which also offers a desirable glimpse right into a writer's lifestyles. In 1965, Greene joined journalist Bernard Diederich within the Dominican Republic to embark on a travel of its border with Haiti, then governed via "Papa document" Duvalier. They have been observed by way of activist priest Jean-Claude Bajeux. Diederich had identified Greene because the mid-1950s and had lived in Haiti for 14 years. He was once a pro correspondent for the British and North American press and had stated many tales from the area, together with Castro's triumph in Cuba and the dying of the Dominican dictator, Trujillo. In 1963, he were thrown out of Haiti and while Greene arrived used to be operating from the Dominican Republic. The well-known novelist was once sixty one and depressed, having struggled to complete A Burnt-Out Case, and was once being laid low with non secular doubt; Bajeux, in the meantime, were knowledgeable that his relatives have been "disappeared" by way of Duvalier's henchmen. As this trio traveled alongside the border they met a couple of rebels and different characters later fictionalized in Greene's such a lot politically charged novel, The Comedians, released the subsequent year. This publication tells the tale of the way a chain of awesome and sometimes hair-raising trips gave one of many maximum novelists of the 20 th century new idea in his writing.

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Download Marie d Agoult: The Rebel Countess by Richard Bolster PDF

By Richard Bolster

ISBN-10: 0300082460

ISBN-13: 9780300082463

ISBN-10: 0300137680

ISBN-13: 9780300137682

This engrossing biography offers a brilliant account of the proficient and resolutely autonomous Marie d'Agoult (18051876). recognized greatly for forsaking her French nobleman husband to elope with pianist and composer Franz Liszt, d'Agoult later received repute as a author below the pen identify Daniel Stern. Her writings earned her a recognition as journalist and historian, and her salon attracted famous artists, reformers, and freethinkers of the time.

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Download Gabriel García Márquez (Critical Lives) by Stephen M. Hart PDF

By Stephen M. Hart

"Many years later, as he confronted the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía used to be to recollect that far-off afternoon while his father took him to find ice." hence starts Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of many 20th century's so much lauded works of fiction. In Gabriel García Márquez, literary pupil Stephen M. Hart offers a succinct but thorough investigate García Márquez's lifestyles and the political struggles of Latin the United States that experience motivated his paintings, from Love throughout the time of Cholera to Memories of My depression Whores.

By interviewing García Márquez's relations in Cuba, Hart used to be in a position to achieve a different standpoint on his use of "creative fake memory," offering new perception into the mystical realism that dominates García Márquez's oeuvre. utilizing those interviews and his unique study, Hart defines 5 components which are serious to García Márquez's paintings: magical realism, a shortened and damaged portrayal of time, punchy one-liners, darkish and absurd humor, and political allegory. those parts, as defined via Hart, light up the extreme attract of García Márquez's paintings and supply interesting perception into his method of writing. Hart additionally explores the divisions among García Márquez's daily life and his existence as a author, and the relationship in his paintings among relatives heritage and nationwide history.

Gabriel García Márquez provides an unique portrait of this well-renowned author and is a must-read for enthusiasts of his paintings in addition to these drawn to magical realism, Latin American fiction, and sleek literature.

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