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Modernism: 1890-1930/A Guide to European Literature
Modernism
1890-1930/A Guide to European Literature
Paperback      ISBN: 0140138323
An exploration of the ideas, groupings and the social tensions that shaped the transformation of life caused by the changes of modernity in art, science, politics and philosophy
Minnesota's Literary Visitors
Minnesota's Literary Visitors
Paperback      ISBN: 1880654016
The Doorbell Rang: A Nero Wolfe Mystery
The Doorbell Rang
A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Paperback      ISBN: 0553237217
Hired to help society widow Rachel Bruner foil bothersome Feds, Nero Wolfe and his able assistant Archie get in over their heads with highly trained G-men who are adept at bugs, tails, and threats. Reissue.
Heart of Darkness: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism
Heart of Darkness
An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0393955524
Cultural Contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Bedford Documentary Companion
Cultural Contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
A Bedford Documentary Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0312100817
02 A unique supplement to one of the most important African American novels of this century. As Invisible Man chronicles the major moments of African American life during the first half of the twentieth century, this volume illuminates and contextualizes the novel with a collection of speeches, essays, folktales, historical analyses, photographs, and other cultural and historical documents.
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Paperback      ISBN: 0472063383
Essays by the distinguished American author, Marge Piercy, examine feminist culture, the nature of literature, and the writing of her poetry and novels
Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters
Journal of a Novel
The East of Eden Letters
Paperback      ISBN: 0140144188
Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game." Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-hand pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the test of East of Eden. They touched on many subjects—story arguments, trial flights of worknamship, concern for his sons. Part autobiography, part writer's workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck's creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man.
A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0156724006
Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops
Aspects of the Novel
Aspects of the Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 0156091801
A series of 9 lectures covering the story, plot, characterization, and pattern and rhythm in the novel
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Paperback      ISBN: 0486201058
The twentieth-century American writer discusses his literary techniques and philosophies along with the history and aesthetics of horror fiction