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Download e-book for kindle: A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn

By Jerome Charyn

ISBN-10: 1934137987

ISBN-13: 9781934137987

PEN/ Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Longlist
O, The Oprah Magazine “Best Books of summer time” selection

“Magnetic nonfiction.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“Remarkable perception . . . [a] particular meditation/investigation. . . . Jerome Charyn the unpredictable, elusive, and enigmatic is a common fit for Emily Dickinson, the quintessence of these.” —Joyce Carol Oates, writer of Wild Nights! and The misplaced Landscape

We imagine we all know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and probably mad. yet in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to another Emily Dickinson: the fierce, amazing, and sexually charged poet who wrote:

My existence had stood—a Loaded Gun—
…
Though I than He— could longer live
He longer must—than I—
For i've got however the strength to kill,
Without—the strength to die—


Through interviews with modern students, shut readings of Dickinson’s correspondence and handwritten manuscripts, and a suggestive, newly chanced on photo that's speculated to express Dickinson together with her lover, Charyn’s literary sleuthing finds the good poet in ways in which have basically been hinted at formerly: as a lady who used to be deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the realm, drawn to individuals of either sexes, and ready to write poetry that disturbs and delights us today.

Jerome Charyn is the writer of, so much lately, Bitter Bronx: 13 Stories, I Am Abraham: a unique of Lincoln and the Civil War, and The mystery lifetime of Emily Dickinson: A Novel. He lives in New York.

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R. Hobson's Crossing Paths With the Poet of the Sun PDF

By R. Hobson

ISBN-10: 1530317045

ISBN-13: 9781530317042

Crossing Paths with the Poet of the sunlight is a real tale concerning the friendship among a faculty scholar and his professor, a hugely released poet of the San Francisco Literary Renaissance, Tracy Thompson. the tale starts off in 1967 while the 2 met and maintains till 1981, the yr of Tracy's loss of life. utilizing lots of Tracy's poems and letters from their correspondence, the writer relates how Tracy turned his buddy and mentor, encouraging his writing and making a own literary curriculum for him over a interval of numerous years. The publication provides a correct depiction of the tumultuous '60s and early '70s and starts off at a faculty in Boise, Idaho, then keeps at a commune in San Francisco, merely to culminate in Flagstaff, Arizona the place Tracy and the writer discover the gorgeous nation-state, attend local American ceremonies, and stopover at village elders.

The ebook describes intimately not just the various literary writers they learn and mentioned, but in addition their consistent exploration of nature, the folk they met, and the search they shared jointly as they searched for how to use the artistic arts to fix a global which of their view had develop into fragmented and divided. Their seek cause them to evaluate old cultures and traditions, starting from Buddhism to Taoism, and from local American ideals to meditation, and their readings and discussions of assorted authors incorporated writers as varied as W.B.Yeats, D.H.Lawrence, Alan Watts, Herman Hesse, Arthur Koestler and Carl Jung.

Crossing Paths with the Poet of the solar makes a speciality of the time Tracy and the writer spent in Northern Arizona, and every of book's twenty chapters are named after areas they visited, or occasions they skilled in that area. the writer sees this paintings as a manner of memorializing a skilled author few humans have heard of, although he used to be thought of to be the main extensively released poet throughout the "Little journal" stream of the early sixties. He wrote this e-book basically simply because he knew a narrative that he felt obligated to proportion, that to maintain one of these tale to himself was once depriving others of figuring out that somebody like Tracy had lived, anyone able to reworking others lives completely.

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Get Mother of Rock: The Lillian Roxon Story PDF

By Robert Milliken

ISBN-10: 1863954643

ISBN-13: 9781863954648

From the pubs of the Sydney Push to New York’s mythical nightclubs, Lillian Roxon set the velocity for an period that modified the world.

Audacious, self sufficient and fiercely clever, through eighteen she used to be slicing her writing enamel within the vibrant international of Sydney tabloid journalism. She moved to long island in 1959, simply in time for a cultural revolution that celebrated formative years, sexual freedom, women’s liberation – and rock and roll.

Roxon speedy turned the centre of a circle that incorporated Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison and David Bowie. Linda Eastman confided in her approximately her first dates with Paul McCartney. Germaine Greer committed The woman Eunuch to her. Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia, released in 1969, used to be the 1st ebook of its style and proven her as a number one chronicler of rock and formative years tradition. whilst she died all at once in 1973, she left at the back of a suite of labor choked with the power, irreverence and idealism of her times.

Drawing on Roxon’s own papers and vast interviews with those that knew her, Mother of Rock is a riveting portrait of an Australian trailblazer. It additionally incorporates a beneficiant collection of Roxon’s personal writing, together with extracts from her Rock Encyclopedia, which revolutionised the way in which rock track used to be perceived.

‘This booklet is devoted to Lillian, who lives with no one yet a colony of latest York roaches, whose strength hasn't ever failed regardless of her anxieties and her bronchial asthma and her obese, who's continually drawn to every person, frequently indignant, occasionally bitchy, yet regularly concerned …’ —Germaine Greer, The lady Eunuch

‘Germaine Greer in London has simply written a e-book referred to as The lady Eunuch with plenty of four-letter phrases. She is seven ft tall and a bully and in regards to the in simple terms lady i do know who's now not a eunuch.’ —Lillian Roxon, 1970

‘Robert Milliken has taken this brilliant and shining existence and allowed it to reside back. The examine is immaculate and the fashion and crafting of it a becoming tribute to somebody of whom we should always all be extra aware.’ —Courier Mail

‘I don’t imagine I’d ever have written a tune if it weren’t for Lillian. i must characteristic to her my first expertise of the women’s circulation, and the truth that it'd be alright to write anything and express it to anyone with no being laughed off the planet.’ —Helen Reddy

‘Lillian represented Sydney. That very fortunate, fearless type of experimentation with every little thing, no matter if it was once innovations or type. It belonged to Sydney.’ —David Malouf

Robert Milliken is a Sydney-based journalist and author.

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IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State - download pdf or read online

By Douglas A. Wissing

ISBN-10: 0253019044

ISBN-13: 9780253019042

Fueled by means of an insider’s view of Indiana and the state’s frequently stunning connections to the bigger international, IN Writing is revelatory. it really is Indiana in all its glory: sacred and profane; saints and sinners; struggle and peace; small cities and massive towns; paintings, structure, poetry and victuals. It’s approximately Hoosier expertise and Hoosier genius: the brave farmer-soldiers who ardently attempt to win the hearts and minds of twenty first century Afghan insurgents; the artisans whose paintings pulses with the aesthetics of far-away homelands; and the recognized modernist poet who needed to depart to make his mark. It’s approximately locations that talk to a much broader global: Columbus and its striking structure; New concord and its enduring idealism; Indianapolis and its world-renowned Crown Hill cemetery. IN Writing makes noticeable the unforeseen bonds among Indiana and the area at large.

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Philip Butterss's An Unsentimental Bloke PDF

By Philip Butterss

ISBN-10: 1743052871

ISBN-13: 9781743052877

The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are well-known characters in Australian pop culture, yet their writer merits to be higher identified. C.J. Dennis remodeled the larrikin from a highway thug right into a good photograph of Australian id, and contributed to shaping the Anzac legend. many folks looked Dennis himself as a sentimental bloke, yet this ebook exhibits he used to be a way more advanced and infrequently darker character - not just studying his funny and lovely facet, but additionally his struggles with alcohol and melancholy, his political activism, his marriage and his monetary dealings. "An Unsentimental Bloke" strains Dennis's early years in rural South Australia, his paintings on a bohemian newspaper in Adelaide and movement to Melbourne as a freelancer for the "Bulletin" (newspaper), his interval of political involvement, through huge, immense successes (he used to be extra renowned than Banjo Paterson or Henry Lawson ever were), stunning fall, and re-emergence as an elder statesman of Australian letters.

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Download e-book for iPad: Murray Leinster: The Life and Works by Billee J. Stallings,Jo-an J. Evans

By Billee J. Stallings,Jo-an J. Evans

ISBN-10: 0786465042

ISBN-13: 9780786465040

Will F. Jenkins, identified to technological know-how fiction fanatics through his penname Murray Leinster, was once one of the such a lot prolific American writers of the twentieth century. “The Dean of technology Fiction,” as he was once occasionally recognized, released greater than 1,500 brief tales and a hundred books in a occupation spanning greater than fifty years. This biography, written via his youngest daughters, chronicles Murray Leinster’s inner most and literary lifestyles from his first writings for The shrewdpermanent Set and early pulp magazines resembling Argosy, extraordinary Stories and Astounding Stories, during the golden age of technology fiction within the Nineteen Thirties during the Fifties, to his dying in 1975. integrated as appendices are his recognized 1946 tale “A good judgment Named Joe” and 1954 essay “To construct a robotic Brain.”

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Download e-book for kindle: Hemingway's Cuban Son: Reflections on the Writer by His by Raul Villarreal

By Raul Villarreal

ISBN-10: 0873389778

ISBN-13: 9780873389778

“This is the tale of a terrible, younger Cuban boy who grew right into a guy and won the belief and admire of a recognized American writer, whom he enjoyed like a father. a guy he known as ‘Papa.’’—from the Preface: In 1996 René Villarreal back to Cuba to retrieve his memoir of his existence with Ernest Hemingway on the Finca Vigia. unfortunately, he realized that the manuscript and pictures have been misplaced. decided to inform his tale, Villarreal, with his son Raúl, set approximately rewriting the account of the way he got here to be Ernest Hemingway’s majordomo, confidant, and friend—his Cuban son. Hemingway, known as — El Americano — by way of the Cubans, moved into the Finca Vigia, an property open air of Havana, in 1939. He allowed the village youngsters to play on his estate, they usually quickly grew to become furniture, taking care of his pets, appearing atypical jobs, and working errands. Hemingway famous René as in particular liable and attentive and made him family supervisor, or majordomo, in 1946 while René was once purely seventeen. For the subsequent fifteen years, René ran the Finca, tending to Hemingway and his spouse, Mary, and their traveling relatives and special visitors. Villarreal’s transparent reminiscences supply up funny tales of escapades and adventures with Hemingway in addition to insightful reviews at the writer’s paintings behavior, moods, passions, and friendships. He additionally writes of Cuba ahead of and after the revolution, shooting so good the experience of position and time. students and readers of Hemingway world wide may be stuck up during this compelling tale of a superb friendship and should locate perception into this complex, attention-grabbing, wonderful writer.

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Read e-book online Essays on Modern Novelists PDF

By William Lyon Phelps

ISBN-10: 1355297230

ISBN-13: 9781355297239

ISBN-10: 1473329264

ISBN-13: 9781473329263

This early paintings via William Lyon Phelps was once initially released in 1910 and we're now republishing it with a new introductory biography. 'Essays on glossy Novelists' is a suite of essays of amazing sleek novelists, together with Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, and Robert Louis Stevenson. William Lyon Phelps used to be born on 2d January 1865, in New Haven, Conneticut, usa. Phelps earned a B.A. in 1887, writing his thesis at the Idealism of George Berkeley. He then won an M.A. in 1891 from Yale and his PhD from Harvard within the related yr. in the course of his time a Yale, he provided a direction in glossy novels which introduced the college enormous awareness either nationally and the world over. Phelps released many essays on sleek and eu literature, together with titles resembling 'Essays on smooth Novelists' (1910), 'Some Makers of yank Literature' (1923), and 'As i admire it' (1923).

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Download e-book for iPad: William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man by Duncan Wu

By Duncan Wu

ISBN-10: 0199549583

ISBN-13: 9780199549580

ISBN-10: 0199588848

ISBN-13: 9780199588848

Romanticism is the place the fashionable age starts, and Hazlitt was once its so much articulate spokesman. not anyone else had the power to work out it entire; nobody else knew such a lot of of its politicians, poets, and philosophers. via examining it for his contemporaries, he speaks to us of ourselves - of the tradition and global we now inhabit. maybe an important improvement of his time, the production of a mass media, is one who now dominates our lives. Hazlitt's livelihoo was
dependent on it. because the biography argues, he took political sketch-writing to a brand new point, invented activities observation as we all know it, and created the essay-form as practised via Clive James, Gore Vidal, and Michael Foot.

Duncan Wu's profile of 1 of the best newshounds within the language attracts on over a decade of archival examine in libraries throughout Britain and North the USA, to bare for the 1st time such issues as why Godwin broke with Hazlitt; how Hazlitt got here to grasp Sir John Soane and J. M. W. Turner; the genuine nature of Hazlitt's dealings with Thomas Medwin, and what the likes of Joseph Farington and Sir Thomas Lawrence considered him. additionally, it sheds new gentle on Hazlitt's dealings with such
figures as Francis Jeffrey, Robert Stodart, John M'Creery, Henry Crabb Robinson, Joseph Parkes, John Cam Hobhouse, and Stendhal. It merits additionally from Wu's New Writings of William Hazlitt, lots of which make their visual appeal right here, illuminating hitherto imprecise passages of Hazlitt's
life.

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