20th Century American Literature
Let Me Tell You
New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings
Paperback ISBN: 0812987322
A new volume of unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, lectures, letters and writings by the renowned author of "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House includes pieces reflecting on the literary process and family life.
Letters to Véra
Paperback ISBN: 0307476588
No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer is quite as beguiling as that of Vladimir Nabokov’s to Véra Slonim. She shared his delight at the enchantment of life’s trifles and literature’s treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humor of any woman he had met. From their first encounter in 1923, Vladimir’s letters to Véra chronicle a half-century-long love story, one that is playful, romantic, and memorable. At the same time, the letters reveal much about their author. We see the infectious fascination with which Vladimir observed everything—animals, people, speech, landscapes and cityscapes—and glimpse his ceaseless work on his poems, plays, stories, novels, memoirs, screenplays, and translations. This delightful volume is enhanced by twenty-one photographs, as well as facsimiles of the letters and the puzzles and drawings Vladimir often sent to Véra. With 8 pages of photographs and 47 illustrations in text
Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 030759243x
A National Magazine Award-winning contributing editor at Rolling Stone shares a profile of the late David Foster Wallace based on interviews during the 1996 Infinite Jest book tour that covers such topics as his literary process, struggles with fame and battle with mental illness. Original.
Editor of Genius
Paperback ISBN: 042522337x
A thirtieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award-winning biography traces the life of the influential book editor who nurtured the literary talents of such twentieth-century masters as Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lindbergh. Reprint.
The Philip Johnson Tapes
Interviews by Robert A. M. Stern
Hardcover ISBN: 1580932142
Debate and banter between the irascible Philip Johnson and the equally articulate and opinionated Robert A. M. Stern generates a provocative combination of astute commentary and personal observation on the state of architecture in the twentieth century. Philip Johnson's multifaceted career as an architect, curator, and collector extended from the early 1920s to his death in 2005. Captivated by the work of the European modernists Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, Johnson assembled the seminal exhibition "Modern Architecture—International Exhibition" at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. Among his most notable achievements are the famous Glass House in Connecticut, designed for his own use, and the Seagram Building in New York, in association with Mies van der Rohe. Recognized as the dean of American architecture, Johnson had a profound influence on the next generation of architects, including Robert A. M. Stern. Stern has conducted a series of ten interviews with Johnson, each covering a decade of his life, that provide an illuminating assessment of a significant period of American architecture.
Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda
The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Paperback ISBN: 1982117125
“Pure and lovely…to read Zelda’s letters is to fall in love with her.” —The Washington Post Edited by renowned Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan, this compilation of over three hundred letters tells the couple's epic love story in their own words. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's devotion to each other endured for more than twenty-two years, through the highs and lows of his literary success and alcoholism, and her mental illness. In Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda, over 300 of their collected love letters show why theirs has long been heralded as one of the greatest love stories of the 20th century. Edited by renowned Fitzgerald scholars Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda's granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan, this is a welcome addition to the Fitzgerald literary canon.
You Better Not Cry
Paperback ISBN: 031243006x
A volume of holiday tales by the best-selling author of Running with Scissors celebrates his best and worst Christmas seasons, marked by such memories as a six-foot stuffed Santa, a gingerbread tenement and awakening with a hangover beside Kris Kringle. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Autobiographical Writings, True Stories, Critical Essays, Prefaces, and Collaborations With Artists, and Interviews
Paperback ISBN: 0312429924
The complete non-fiction works of "one of the greatest writers of our time," inclusive of one of his most famous essays, "Invention of Solitude." Updated with new material; a must-have .
Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook
Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944-1990
Paperback ISBN: 0872864928
Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), one of the most outrageous and controversial figures of twentieth-century American literature, was so prolific that many important pieces were never collected during his lifetime. Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook is a substantial selection of these wide-ranging works, most of which have been unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers, literary journals, and even porn magazines. Among the highlights are Bukowski's first published short story, “Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip