Download E-books Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 (Harvest Book) PDF

By Carl Sandburg

A consultant choice of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s released verse, plus 13 poems showing in booklet shape for the 1st time.

“[Sandburg’s poetry] is self sustaining, sincere, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as lifestyles itself” (New York Times).

Introduction via Mark Van Doren.

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Download E-books Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters PDF

By Anne Sexton, Linda Gray Sexton

An expression of a rare poet's lifestyles tale in her personal phrases, this ebook exhibits Anne Sexton as she rather was once in deepest, as she wrote approximately herself to family members, associates, fellow poets, and scholars. Anne's daughter Linda grey Sexton and her shut confidant Lois Ames have judiciously selected from between hundreds of thousands of letters and supplied observation the place precious. Illustrated all through with candid images and memorabilia, the letters -- exceptional, lyrical, caustic, passionate, offended -- are a constantly revealing index to Anne Sexton's quixotic and exuberant character.

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Download E-books The Stone Diaries: 15th Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Carol Shields

In social gathering of the 15th anniversary of its unique ebook, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now to be had in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

some of the most winning and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a refined yet affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional existence. What transforms this doubtless usual story is the richness of Daisy's vividly defined internal life--from her earliest thoughts of her adoptive mom to her understanding of coming near near dying.

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Download E-books Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years PDF

By Michael Shelden

Someday in past due 1906, seventy-one-year-old Mark Twain attended a gathering on copyright legislation on the Library of Congress. the arriving of the well-known writer brought on the standard stir—but then Twain took off his overcoat to bare a "snow-white" adapted swimsuit and scandalized the room. His surprising outfit appalled and thrilled his contemporaries, yet way over that, as Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Shelden exhibits during this brilliant new biography, Twain had brilliantly staged this act of showmanship to cement his picture, and his own legend, within the public's mind's eye. That afternoon in Washington, under 4 years earlier than his loss of life, marked the start of a colourful, tumultuous interval in Twain's lifestyles that may form a lot of the now-famous photo through which he has emerge as known—America's indomitable icon, the fellow in White.

Although Mark Twain has lengthy been one in every of our such a lot loved literary figures—Time journal has declared him "our unique superstar"—his ultimate years were principally misunderstood. regardless of kin tragedies, Twain's last half- decade was once one of the so much dynamic sessions within the author's lifestyles. With the spirit and vigour of a guy fifty years more youthful, he endured to fan the flames of hassle, perfecting his ability for dwelling huge. Writing forever and continually prepared with one in all his mythical quips, Twain may threat his fortune, develop into the keen sufferer of a lost-at-sea hoax, and decide fights with King Leopold of Belgium and Mary Baker Eddy.

Drawing on a couple of unpublished resources, together with Twain's personal journals, letters, and a revealing four-hundred-page own account stored below wraps for many years (and nonetheless but to be published), Mark Twain: guy in White brings the mythical author's twilight years vividly to lifestyles, delivering marvelous insights, together with an intimate, gentle examine his family members lifestyles. choked with quality scholarship, infrequent and never-published Twain pictures, pleasant anecdotes, and noteworthy rates, together with a variety of recovered Twainisms, this definitive biography of Twain's final years provides a extraordinary portrait of the guy himself and of the unforgettable period in American letters that, in lots of methods, he helped to create.

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Download E-books The Town (Vintage International) PDF

By William Faulkner

This is the second one quantity of Faulkner’s trilogy concerning the Snopes kin, his image for the greedy, damaging aspect within the post-bellum South. Like its predecessor, The Hamlet, and its successor, The Mansion, The Town is totally self-contained, however it earnings resonance from being learn with the opposite . the tale of Flem Snopes’s ruthless fight to take over the city of Jefferson, Mississippi, the ebook is wealthy in commonly Faulknerian episodes of humor and profundity.

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Download E-books Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Brockden Brown

A terrifying account of the fallibility of the human brain and, by way of extension, of democracy itself, Wieland brilliantly displays the mental, social, and political matters of the early American republic. within the fragmentary sequel,Memoirs, Brown explores Carwin’s strange background as a manipulated disciple of the charismatic utopian Ludloe. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Theoretical Foot PDF

When Robert Lescher died in 2012 an unpublished manuscript of M.F.K. Fisher’s was once came across smartly packed within the one of many literary agent’s signature crimson packing containers. encouraged by means of Fisher’s affair with Dillwyn Parrish -- who was once to develop into her moment husband -- The Theoretical Foot is the grasp stylist’s first novel. In it she describes the lifestyles she all-too-briefly had with the fellow she’d ever after describe because the one nice love of her life.

It tells of a late-summer idyll on the Swiss farmhouse of Tim and Sara, the place visitors have accumulated comfortable at the terrace subsequent to the burbling fountain within which child lettuces are being washed, there to benefit from the nutrition and wine served them by means of this fashionable American couple.

But throughout those likely lucky humans, the forces of darkness are amassing: The yr is 1939; international battle techniques. And the paradise Tim and Sara have made is being besieged from inside of as Tim -- heavily in keeping with Parrish -- is set to endure the 1st of the circulatory assaults that would reason him to lose his leg to amputation.

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Download E-books Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan PDF

By William Hjortsberg

Confident and strong, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an entire biography of overdue novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, writer of Troutfishing in America and A accomplice common from huge Sur, between many others. while Brautigan took his personal existence in September of 1984 his shut associates and community of artists and writers have been devastated notwithstanding no longer fullyyt shocked. To many, Brautigan used to be shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his conduct and presentation. yet his occupation was once ambitious, an proposal to younger writers like William Hjortsberg attempting to get their begin. Brautigan’s occupation wove its approach via either the Beat-influenced San Francisco Renaissance within the Nineteen Fifties and the “Flower energy” hippie circulate of the Sixties; whereas he by no means claimed direct creative involvement with both interval, Jubilee Hitchhiker additionally delves deeply into the lively instances during which he lived.

As Hjortsberg publications us via his seek to discover Brautigan as a guy the reader is pulled deeply into the writer’s international. eventually this can be a paintings that seeks to attach the Brautigan recognized to his fanatics with the fellow who ended his lifestyles so without notice in 1984 whereas revealing the shut ties among his writing and the particular occasions of his lifestyles. half historical past, half biography, and half memoir, Jubilee Hitchhiker etches the portrait of a guy destroyed via his genius.

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Download E-books Whites PDF

By Norman Rush

During this exceptional selection of tales, Rush produces indelible pictures of Euro-American ex-patriates at unfastened results in the black African republic of Botswana. The author's characters are unforgettable, whereas their predicaments are humorous, improbably logical, and virtually affecting as Africa itself. robust and original.--New York occasions.

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