20th Century American Prose
The Story of a Decade
Paperback ISBN: 0812983300
Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop • Truman Capote • John Cheever • Roald Dahl • Janet Flanner • Nadine Gordimer • A. J. Liebling • Dwight Macdonald • Joseph Mitchell • Marianne Moore • Vladimir Nabokov • Sylvia Plath • V. S. Pritchett • Adrienne Rich • Lillian Ross • Philip Roth • Anne Sexton • James Thurber • John Updike • Eudora Welty • E. B. White • Edmund Wilson And featuring new perspectives by Jonathan Franzen • Malcolm Gladwell • Adam Gopnik • Elizabeth Kolbert • Jill Lepore • Rebecca Mead • Paul Muldoon • Evan Osnos • David Remnick The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and “I Like Ike.
Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories
Paperback ISBN: 0679746315
An omnibus volume collects all of the author's books and several previously uncollected stories in a darkly comic anthology that is pungent with graveyard humor. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Paperback ISBN: 0060958073
An oddball memoir of a small-town prodigal son turned volunteer with the local fire department who returns to his hometown after a decade of exile chronicles life in a village of 485 people in rural Wisconsin. Reprint.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Hardcover ISBN: 0684863472
A respected magazine editor and founder, a onetime spokesman for Generation X, offers a satiric, eloquent, and thoroughly traditionshattering memoir that discusses deaths of his parents from cancer, his raising of his younger brother, and more.
A Short Autobiography
Paperback ISBN: 143919906x
A revelatory anthology of 19 personal essays and articles by the 20th-century literary master spans his career and includes a 1920 article written shortly after This Side of Paradise made him famous and a 1940 assessment of the times in which he lived. Original.
Hardcover ISBN: 0472110365
Infinity (Stage) is a highly original study and poetic meditation on the themes of death, memory, identity, and representation in theater, film, and literature. Inspired in part by the death of his father, Spencer Golub's scholarly entertainment employs imaginative wordplay, subtle humor, and textual layering to talk about the impossibility of being real. Infinity (Stage) is a masterful piece of performative writing, a quasi-memoir of a mind staging and screening its inner life, embodying a theory of the nature of art and existence. This alternative approach to history uses mostly immaterial evidence, accident, and coincidence to subvert the widespread power and authority of the material world and its logical functions. The list of artists, authors, directors and other celebrities who make appearances includes Alfred Hitchcock, Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Fred Astaire, Harold Pinter, Herbert Blau, Jean Baudrillard, Jean Cocteau, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Auster, Peter Handke, Robert Wilson, Sam Shepard, Stanley Kubrick, Peter Greenaway, Maya Deren, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Tadeusz Kantor, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov, and Rene Magritte, among others. The author's interdisciplinary approach, the scope of his sources and concerns, his blending of critical analysis and creative writing, and his atten-tion to different genres and styles (narrative; dramatic; aphoristic; science, detective, and post-modern fictions) will appeal to readers in theatre, film, performance studies, philosophy, and creative writing. The book will also be of interest to readers who have experienced loss and to those who perceive meaning in things un-remembered, mis-remembered, and unseen. "This book will change the way we think about theatre/film studies and their relation not only to ideology, politics, cultural studies, but to something far more demanding than enunciated and passing power relationships--to life." --Michal Kobialka, University of Minnesota Spencer Golub is Professor of Theatre and Comparative Lit-erature, Brown University. His books include The Recurrence of Fate: Theatre and Memory in Twentieth-Century Russia, which won the prestigious Joe Callaway Award.