The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

Download or Read eBook The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick PDF written by Elizabeth Hardwick and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2011-07-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

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Publisher: New York Review of Books

Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 9781590174418

ISBN-13: 1590174410

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Book Synopsis The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick by : Elizabeth Hardwick

Elizabeth Hardwick was one of America’s great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. Until now, however, her slim but remarkable achievement as a writer of short stories has remained largely hidden, with her work tucked away in the pages of the periodicals—such asPartisan Review, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books—in which it originally appeared. This first collection of Hardwick’s short fiction reveals her brilliance as a stylist and as an observer of contemporary life. A young woman returns from New York to her childhood Kentucky home and discovers the world of difference within her. A girl’s boyfriend is not quite good enough, his “silvery eyes, light and cool, revealing nothing except pure possibility, like a coin in hand.” A magazine editor’s life falls strangely to pieces after she loses both her husband and her job. Individual lives and the life of New York, the setting or backdrop for most of these stories, are strikingly and memorably depicted in Hardwick’s beautiful and razor-sharp prose.

Walking New York

Download or Read eBook Walking New York PDF written by Stephen Miller and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Walking New York

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Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Total Pages: 239

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ISBN-10: 9780823263165

ISBN-13: 0823263169

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Book Synopsis Walking New York by : Stephen Miller

Walk along with New York’s most celebrated writers on a tour of the city that inspired them in this “evolving portrait of New York through the centuries” (The New York Observer). ONE OF THE NEW YORK OBSERVER’S TOP 10 BOOKS FOR FALL It’s no wonder that New York has always been a magnet city for writers. Manhattan is one of the most walkable cities in the world. But while many novelists, poets, and essayists have enjoyed long walks in New York, their experiences varied widely. Walking New York is a study of celebrated writers who walked the streets of New York and wrote about the city in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Though the writers were often irritated, disturbed, and occasionally shocked by what they saw on their walks, they were still fascinated by the city Cynthia Ozick called “faithfully inconstant, magnetic, man-made, unnatural—the synthetic sublime.” Returning to New York after an absence of two decades, Henry James loathed many things about “bristling” New York, while native New Yorker Walt Whitman both celebrated and criticized “Mannahatta” in his writings. This idiosyncratic guidebook combines literary scholarship with urban studies to reveal how this crowded, dirty, noisy, and sometimes ugly city gave these “restless analysts” plenty of fodder for their craft. In Walking New York, you’ll see the city though the eyes of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Jacob Riis, Henry James, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, James Weldon Johnson, Alfred Kazin, Elizabeth Hardwick, Colson Whitehead, and Teju Cole.

Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344)

Download or Read eBook Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344) PDF written by Elizabeth Spencer and published by Library of America. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 831 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344)

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Publisher: Library of America

Total Pages: 831

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ISBN-10: 9781598536874

ISBN-13: 1598536877

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Book Synopsis Elizabeth Spencer: Novels & Stories (LOA #344) by : Elizabeth Spencer

On her centennial, a contemporary of Flannery O’Connor and Harper Lee joins the Library of America with a volume that restores to print her searing novel about the late Jim Crow South Elizabeth Spencer (1921-2019) was a major figure of the Southern Renaissance, though today her many books and stories are scattered or out of print. This Library of America volume brings together the very best of her writing--three novels and nineteen stories--from a career spanning more than six decades. The Voice at the Back Door (1957), greeted by The New Yorker as "a practically perfect novel" and here restored to print, portrays small-town life in Mississippi during the late Jim Crow era and the self-interest and hatred that kept injustice firmly in place. Published two years after the Emmett Till lynching, it captures the spitting vehemence of its white characters' speech and may have been proven too potentially controversial for the Pulitzer board (which awarded no prize in 1957). Also included in this volume are The Light in the Piazza (1960), Spencer's most famous work, a deftly poignant comedy about Americans abroad that was adapted to the screen by Guy Green; and a second superb Italian novella, Knights and Dragons (1965), reminiscent of Henry James's novels in its atmosphere, interiority, and concern with transplanted Americans. Spencer excelled in the short story form and this volume presents a career-spanning selection by editor Michael Gorra that ranges from the early "First Dark" (1959), a kind of ghost story about a spectral oversized house in a Southern town, to the valedictory "The Wedding Visitor" (2013), about the refusal to let the all-enveloping world of place, family, and childhood define one's adult life. Spencer's special focus was families, and few writers have so brilliantly plumbed the passions that unite them and the inner upheavals that can tear them apart.

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Download or Read eBook Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English PDF written by Paul Delaney and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Total Pages: 392

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ISBN-10: 9781474442237

ISBN-13: 1474442234

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Book Synopsis Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English by : Paul Delaney

Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics

Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

Download or Read eBook Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction PDF written by Peter Ferry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-21 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

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Publisher: Routledge

Total Pages: 182

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ISBN-10: 9781317743156

ISBN-13: 1317743156

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Book Synopsis Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction by : Peter Ferry

Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the archetypal ideals of masculinity by writing counter-hegemonic narratives. Gendering canonical New York writers, namely Paul Auster, Bret Easton Ellis, and Don DeLillo, illustrates how explorations of masculinity are tied into the principal themes that have defined the American novel from its very beginning. The themes that feature in this study include the role of the novel in American society; the individual and (urban) society; the journey from innocence to awareness (of masculinity); the archetypal image of the absent and/or patriarchal father; the impact of homosocial relations on the everyday performance of masculinity; male sexuality; and the male individual and globalization. What connects these contemporary New York writers is their employment of the one of the great figures in the history of literature: the flâneur. These authors take the flâneur from the shadows of the Manhattan streets and elevate this figure to the role of self-reflexive agent of male subjectivity through which they write counter-hegemonic narratives of masculinity. This book is an essential reference for those with an interest in gender studies and contemporary American fiction.

New York Stories

Download or Read eBook New York Stories PDF written by Constance Rosenblum and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2005-05 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
New York Stories

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Publisher: NYU Press

Total Pages: 303

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ISBN-10: 9780814775721

ISBN-13: 0814775721

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Book Synopsis New York Stories by : Constance Rosenblum

A collection of the best essays and reportage from The New York Times City section over the past four years includes contributions from such literary luminaries as Phillip Lopate, Vivian Gornick, Thomas Beller, and Laura Shaine Cunningham, among others. Simultaneous.

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

Download or Read eBook A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story PDF written by David Malcolm and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-10-20 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Total Pages: 596

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ISBN-10: 9781405145374

ISBN-13: 1405145374

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Book Synopsis A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story by : David Malcolm

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain

Stories in Stone New York

Download or Read eBook Stories in Stone New York PDF written by Douglas Keister and published by Gibbs Smith. This book was released on 2011 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Stories in Stone New York

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Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 9781423621027

ISBN-13: 1423621026

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Book Synopsis Stories in Stone New York by : Douglas Keister

Includes a folded comprehensive cemetery gazetteer to the cemeteries in all five New York boroughs and southern Westchester County, glued to the inside back cover.

Rethinking the Irish in the American South

Download or Read eBook Rethinking the Irish in the American South PDF written by Bryan Albin Giemza and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-04-20 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Rethinking the Irish in the American South

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Total Pages: 233

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ISBN-10: 9781617037986

ISBN-13: 1617037982

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Book Synopsis Rethinking the Irish in the American South by : Bryan Albin Giemza

A fresh look at a multifaceted minority culture

Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall

Download or Read eBook Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall PDF written by Sir Thomas Browne and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall

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Publisher: New York Review of Books

Total Pages: 224

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ISBN-10: 9781590175033

ISBN-13: 1590175034

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Book Synopsis Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall by : Sir Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne is one of the supreme stylists of the English language: a coiner of words and spinner of phrases to rival Shakespeare; the wielder of a weird and wonderful erudition; an inquiring spirit in the mold of Montaigne. Browne was an inspiration to the Romantics as well as to W.G. Sebald, and his work is quirky, sonorous, and enchanting. Here this baroque master’s two most enduring and admired works, Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall, appear in a new edition that has been annotated and introduced by the distinguished scholars Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt (author of the best-selling Will in the World and the National Book Award–winning The Swerve). In Religio Medici Browne mulls over the relation between his medical profession and his profession of the Christian faith, pondering the respective claims of science and religion, questions that are still very much alive today. The discovery of an ancient burial site in an English field prompted Browne to write Urne-Buriall, which is both an early anthropological examination of different practices of interment and a profound meditation on mortality. Its grave and exquisite music has resounded for generations.