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In North America, the Indigenous literature we know today reaches back thousands of years to when the continent's original inhabitants first circled fires and shared tales of emergence and creation, journey and quest, heroism and trickery. Sean Teuton tells the story of Indigenous literature, from the time when oral narrative ...
Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
In North America, the Indigenous literature we know today reaches back thousands of years to when the continent's original inhabitants first circled fires and shared tales of emergence and creation, journey and quest, heroism and trickery. Sean Teuton tells the story of Indigenous literature, from the time when oral narrative inspired the first Indigenous writers in English, through later writers' appropriation of genres to serve the creative and political needs of the times. In this lucid narrative he leads readers into the Indigenous worlds from which the literatures grows, where views about land and society and the role of humanity in the cosmos continue to enliven western understanding. In setting Indigenous literature in historical moments he elucidates its various purposes, from its ancient role in bringing rain or healing the body, to its later service in resisting European invasion and colonization, into its current place as a world literature that confronts dominance while it celebrates imagination and the resilience of Indigenous lives. Along the way readers encounter the diversity of Indigenous peoples who, owing to their differing lands, livelihoods, and customs, evolved literatures adapted to a nation's specific needs. While, in the nineteenth century, public lecture and journalism fortified eastern Indigenous writers against removal west, nearly a century later autobiography enabled western Indigenous authors to tell their side of the winning of the west. Throughout he treats Indigenous literature with such complexity. He describes the single-handed invention of a written Indigenous language, the first Indigenous language newspaper, and the literary occupation of Alcatraz Island. Returning to contemporary poetry, drama, and novel by authors such as D'Arcy McNickle, Leslie Silko, Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, Craig Womack, Teuton demonstrates that, like Indigenous people, Indigenous literature survives because it adapts, honoring the past yet reaching for the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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13.64 USD

Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

by Sean Teuton
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Cedrick May's The Collected Works of Jupiter Hammon offers a complete look at the literary achievements of one of the founders of African American literature. Born into slavery on the Lloyd plantation in 1711, Jupiter Hammon became the first AfricanAmerican writer to be published in the present-day United States at ...
The Collected Works of Jupiter Hammon
Cedrick May's The Collected Works of Jupiter Hammon offers a complete look at the literary achievements of one of the founders of African American literature. Born into slavery on the Lloyd plantation in 1711, Jupiter Hammon became the first AfricanAmerican writer to be published in the present-day United States at the age of fortynine. It has been decades since a collection of Hammon's work has appeared, and May's intensive research has yielded two additional poems, adding new layers to his works andlife that, until now, have gone unexplored. The most comprehensive volume on Hammon's works to date, The Collected Works of Jupiter Hammon carefully reconstructs the historical, political, social, and religious contexts that shaped his essays and poems throughout the late eighteenth century. This attentive reconstruction, which takes full account of Hammon's prose works as well as his more well-known poetry, gives readers provides a radical re-reading of Hammon as a much more complex and intellectually curious commentator on his historical and political period, while providing ample evidence of his literary importance and artistic integrity. Cedrick May's fresh presentation and insightful reevaluation of Hammon's life and writings will change the way Hammon is studied and appreciated among literary scholars and readers alike. This edition will become the definitive one for many years to come.
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36.700000 USD

The Collected Works of Jupiter Hammon

by Cedrick May
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A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry
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17.850000 USD

A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry

by Grace Paley
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Norman Mailer: The 1960s Collection: A Library of America Boxed Set
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116.01 USD

Norman Mailer: The 1960s Collection: A Library of America Boxed Set

by Norman Mailer
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The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees
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16.800000 USD

The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees

by Tom Sleigh
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The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
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11.93 USD

The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe
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A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski's best unpublished and uncollected poems Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced countless short stories, novels, and poems that have reached beyond their time and place to speak to generations of readers all over the world. Many of his poems remain ...
Storm for the Living and the Dead: Uncollected Poems by Charles Bukowski
A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski's best unpublished and uncollected poems Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced countless short stories, novels, and poems that have reached beyond their time and place to speak to generations of readers all over the world. Many of his poems remain little known, material that appeared in small magazines but was never collected, and a large number of them have yet to be published. In Storm for the Living and the Dead, Abel Debritto has curated the very finest of this material-poems from obscure, hard-to-find magazines, as well as from libraries and private collections all over the country-most of which will be new to Bukowski's readers and some of which has never been seen before. In doing so, Debritto has captured the essence of Bukowski's inimitable poetic style-tough and hilarious but ringing with humanity. Storm for the Living and the Dead is a gift for any devotee of the Dirty Old Man of American letters.
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27.290000 USD

Storm for the Living and the Dead: Uncollected Poems by Charles Bukowski

by Charles Bukowski
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The Speeches & Writings of Abraham Lincoln: A Library of America Boxed Set
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73.500000 USD

The Speeches & Writings of Abraham Lincoln: A Library of America Boxed Set

by Abraham Lincoln
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Best Creative Nonfiction of the South serves as a valuable resource for scholars, students, writers, and general readers interested in creative nonfiction both from specific areas of the South and across the region as a whole. This North Carolina volume, second in the series, contains essays that celebrate and document ...
Best Creative Nonfiction of the South: Volume 2: North Carolina
Best Creative Nonfiction of the South serves as a valuable resource for scholars, students, writers, and general readers interested in creative nonfiction both from specific areas of the South and across the region as a whole. This North Carolina volume, second in the series, contains essays that celebrate and document the Tar Heel state's diverse cultures and geography, from the mountains to the sea. The writers included here come from diverse backgrounds, generations, and artistic traditions, and as with most volumes in the series, this one indirectly reflects literary changes within the region over time. In some cases, publisher permissions and other factors have foiled the editors from including the work of deserving writers. Nevertheless, the abundant literary talent in the state has lessened the impact of the occasional unfortunate omission.
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24.100000 USD

Best Creative Nonfiction of the South: Volume 2: North Carolina

by Michael Chitwood, Casey Clabough
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In this fascinating new collection by longtime poet Charles Rafferty, evocative prose poems insert strange and mysterious twists into otherwise mundane middle-class scenarios. With wonderful intelligence and imagination, these compact, revelatory poems show us what is possible when we jettison accepted devices of thought for methods that are stranger, and ...
The Smoke of Horses
In this fascinating new collection by longtime poet Charles Rafferty, evocative prose poems insert strange and mysterious twists into otherwise mundane middle-class scenarios. With wonderful intelligence and imagination, these compact, revelatory poems show us what is possible when we jettison accepted devices of thought for methods that are stranger, and much truer.Charles Rafferty is the author of six collections of poetry, one collection of stories, and two poetry chapbooks. He lives in Sandy Hook, CT, where he works at a technology research firm, directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College, and teaches in the Westport Writers' Workshop.
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16.800000 USD

The Smoke of Horses

by Charles Rafferty
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The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot.
Fresh Complaint
The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot.
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18.64 USD

Fresh Complaint

by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and a collection of the crucial documents that established the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. ...
U.S. Constitution and Other Writings
The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and a collection of the crucial documents that established the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders' inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.
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26.240000 USD

U.S. Constitution and Other Writings

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The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown that he is an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, sexual identity, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be an American ...
Fresh Complaint
The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown that he is an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, sexual identity, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be an American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint continue that tradition. Ranging from the reproductive antics of Baster to the wry, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in Air Mail (selected by Annie Proulx for The Best American Short Stories 1997), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in Bronze, a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas that belie their fluid grace, Fresh Complaint proves Eugenides to be a master of the short form as well as the long.
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28.99 USD

Fresh Complaint

by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys. Across time, this rugged topography has been home to an astonishing variety of people: Sauk, Dakota, and Ho-Chunk villagers, Norwegian farmers and Mexican mercado owners, Dominican nuns ...
The Driftless Reader
Ancient glaciers passed by the Driftless Area and waterways vein its interior, forming an enchanting, enigmatic landscape of sharp ridgetops and deep valleys. Across time, this rugged topography has been home to an astonishing variety of people: Sauk, Dakota, and Ho-Chunk villagers, Norwegian farmers and Mexican mercado owners, Dominican nuns and Buddhist monks, river raftsmen and Shakespearean actors, Cornish miners and African American barn builders, organic entrepreneurs and Hmong truck gardeners. The Driftless Reader gathers writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of this region that encompasses southwestern Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. The more than eighty selected texts include writings by Black Hawk, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Leopold, David Rhodes, and many other Native people, explorers, scientists, historians, farmers, songwriters, journalists, and poets. Paintings, photographs, maps, and other images complement the texts, providing a deeper appreciation of this region's layered natural and human history. Highlights include excerpts and art from: Carol Ryrie Brink, William Cronon, John T. Curtis, August Derleth, Richard Eberhart, Fabu, Hamlin Garland, Pedro Guerrero, Hoowaneka (Little Elk), Juliet Kinzie, Patty Loew, Ben Logan, Truman Lowe, Jacques Marquette, Ken McCullough, Edna Meudt, Mountain Wolf Woman, Zebulon Pike, Henry Schoolcraft, Clifford D. Simak, Wallace Stegner, Pearl Swiggum, Frank Utpatel, Mark Wunderlich.
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28.300000 USD

The Driftless Reader

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The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition
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36.750000 USD

The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition

by Bill Henderson
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The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition
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20.950000 USD

The Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses 2018 Edition

by Bill Henderson
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Timber Curtain occupies a space between ramshackle and remodel. It starts with the demolition of a house--Richard Hugo House, the Seattle literary center where Frances McCue worked, lived, and mourned her husband. From there, McCue's poems spiral out to encompass icebergs, exorcisms, the refugee crisis, and the ethics of the ...
Timber Curtain
Timber Curtain occupies a space between ramshackle and remodel. It starts with the demolition of a house--Richard Hugo House, the Seattle literary center where Frances McCue worked, lived, and mourned her husband. From there, McCue's poems spiral out to encompass icebergs, exorcisms, the refugee crisis, and the ethics of the place-myths we create for ourselves. The speaker is plainspoken, oracular, wry, indicting, and hopeful. Like the Seattle skyline, poems erase and recombine into a landscape forever saturated with ghosts. Several poems will be central in McCue's upcoming (2018) documentary Where the House Was. From The Wind Up The city erasing itself and the buildingwhere I find you, if I could find you, comes into focus, then out. I'm pointingto the site where you worked, the once-wasplace. In that gesture, a person couldfeel local. I could stand outside that shopand look up to where we loved each other. Frances McCue is a poet, writer, teacher, and arts instigator. From 1996-2006, she was the founding director of Richard Hugo House in Seattle and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington. She has published four books, two of which have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award in History/General Nonfiction, and another of which won the 2011 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. Currently, McCue is producing Where the House Was, a documentary film about the demolition of the Richard Hugo House building in Seattle.
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15.700000 USD

Timber Curtain

by Frances McCue
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Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze
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20.950000 USD

Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze

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Miraculum Monstrum
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27.29 USD

Miraculum Monstrum

by Kathline Carr
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An extraordinary collection of fifteen stories that celebrate America's unquenchable thirst for excitement, Great American Adventure Stories contains page-turning accounts of the Galveston Hurricane, the Alaska Gold Rush, a robbery featuring Jesse James, an eyewitness account of the Johnstown flood, and much more. For a taste of the American frontier, ...
Great American Adventure Stories: Lyons Press Classics
An extraordinary collection of fifteen stories that celebrate America's unquenchable thirst for excitement, Great American Adventure Stories contains page-turning accounts of the Galveston Hurricane, the Alaska Gold Rush, a robbery featuring Jesse James, an eyewitness account of the Johnstown flood, and much more. For a taste of the American frontier, Daniel Boone and famed scout Kit Carson depict what they saw and experienced as the country expanded and blossomed in the West. These accounts all have one thing in common: They capture the grit and spirit of people who made America what it is today.
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15.28 USD

Great American Adventure Stories: Lyons Press Classics

by Tom McCarthy
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To The Point: Collected Essays
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20.950000 USD

To The Point: Collected Essays

by Elizabeth Hardwick, Darryl Pinckney
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Two-Countries: Us Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents
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23.88 USD

Two-Countries: Us Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents

by Tina Schumann
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At the height of the sixties, a group of Texas writers stood apart from Texas's conservative establishment. Calling themselves the Mad Dogs, these six writers-Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent-closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the ...
Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond
At the height of the sixties, a group of Texas writers stood apart from Texas's conservative establishment. Calling themselves the Mad Dogs, these six writers-Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent-closely observed the effects of the Vietnam War; the Kennedy assassination; the rapid population shift from rural to urban environments; Lyndon Johnson's rise to national prominence; the Civil Rights Movement; Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys; Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker and the new Outlaw music scene; the birth of a Texas film industry; Texas Monthly magazine; the flowering of Texas Chic ; and Ann Richards's election as governor. In Texas Literary Outlaws, Steven L. Davis makes extensive use of untapped literary archives to weave a fascinating portrait of writers who came of age during a period of rapid social change. Despite their popular image, the Mad Dogs were deadly serious as they turned their gaze on their home state, and they chronicled Texas culture with daring, wit, and sophistication.
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31.450000 USD

Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond

by Steven L. Davis
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Complete Stories
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51.18 USD

Complete Stories

by Kurt Vonnegut
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Unruly Catholic Nuns: Sisters' Stories
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63.000000 USD

Unruly Catholic Nuns: Sisters' Stories

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Unruly Catholic Nuns: Sisters' Stories
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20.950000 USD

Unruly Catholic Nuns: Sisters' Stories

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H. L. Mencken's reputation as a journalist and cultural critic of the twentieth century has endured well into the twenty-first. His early contributions as a writer, however, are not very well known. He began his journalistic career as early as 1899 and in 1910 cofounded the Baltimore Evening Sun. The ...
A Saturnalia of Bunk: Selections from the Free Lance, 1911-1915
H. L. Mencken's reputation as a journalist and cultural critic of the twentieth century has endured well into the twenty-first. His early contributions as a writer, however, are not very well known. He began his journalistic career as early as 1899 and in 1910 cofounded the Baltimore Evening Sun. The next year he initiated a column-The Free Lance-that ran six days a week for four and a half years, until the Sun discontinued it, partially in response to Mencken's controversial defense of Germany during World War One. In this early forum for his renowned wit, Mencken broached many of the issues to which he would return again and again over his career, establishing himself as a fearless iconoclast willing to tackle the most divisive subjects and apply a heady mix of observation, satire, and repartee to clear away what he regarded as the saturnalia of bunk that clouded American thinking. The Free Lance reveals Mencken at his scintillating best as a journalist, polemicist, and satirist. These columns are collected here for the first time, edited and annotated by Mencken expert and critic S. T. Joshi. This extraordinary collection is an invaluable resource for Mencken scholars and fans and provides an entertaining immersion into the early twentieth-century American zeitgeist.
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52.450000 USD

A Saturnalia of Bunk: Selections from the Free Lance, 1911-1915

by H L Mencken
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The Norton Anthology of American Literature
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100.800000 USD

The Norton Anthology of American Literature

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The Norton Anthology of American Literature
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46.05 USD

The Norton Anthology of American Literature

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A distinguished writer in multiple genres-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, social documentary- James Agee first gained widespread recognition as a movie reviewer and critic. In October 1944, not quite two years after he became the film columnist for the Nation, no less an eminence than poet W. H. Auden judged Agee's reviews ...
Complete Film Criticism: Reviews, Essays, and Manuscripts
A distinguished writer in multiple genres-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, social documentary- James Agee first gained widespread recognition as a movie reviewer and critic. In October 1944, not quite two years after he became the film columnist for the Nation, no less an eminence than poet W. H. Auden judged Agee's reviews to be the most remarkable regular event in journalism today. Scrupulously edited by Charles Maland, this volume stands as the definitive collection of Agee's film writing. Not only does it include all of his bylined Nation reviews (December 1942-September 1948), but it also brings together for the first time the entirety of his unsigned reviews and cover stories for Time (September 1942-November 1948), as identified by the magazine's archivist, Bill Hooper. Also included are various essays Agee produced for other publications-ranging from a prep school appreciation of F. W. Murnau's The Last Laugh to his celebrated Life magazine pieces on director John Huston and the great comedians of the silent era-as well as several previously unpublished manuscripts found in the Agee collections at the Universities of Tennessee and Texas, which offer additional insight into Agee's thoughts on movies and on film reviewing. A constant moviegoer since childhood, Agee wrote about film with wit, keen perception, and high standards, always quick to express disappointment when a movie failed, in his eyes, to live up to what it might have been. But when a movie truly worked for him-William Wellman's The Story of G. I. Joe, Charles Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux, and Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madreare key examples-Agee could be both generous with praise and brimming with insight about the precise features he found so laudable. Including an extensive introduction that details Agee's years as a film reviewer, significant characteristics of his style and aesthetic, and his broad influence on later critics, this volume will encourage a fresh understanding of both a remarkable writer and the medium he loved so much.
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103.950000 USD

Complete Film Criticism: Reviews, Essays, and Manuscripts

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