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Maps & Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

By: Chabon, Michael

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Publisher: PERENNIAL: 11/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780061650925

ISBN: 0061650927

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Maps and Legends is an essay collection by American author Michael Chabon that was scheduled for official release on May 1, 2008, although some copies shipped two weeks early from various online bookstores. The book is Chabon's first book-length foray into nonfiction, with 16 essays, some previously published. 1] Several of these essays are defenses of the author's work in genre literature (such as science fiction, fantasy, and comics), while others are more autobiographical, explaining how the author came to write several of his most popular works. View more info

Romantic Foundations of the American Renaissance

By: Chai, Leon

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ISBN: 0801497159

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Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler

By: Chandler, Raymond

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Publisher: 9/22/2016

Seller ID: 0385295316

ISBN: 0385295316

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Life and Times of Chaucer, The

By: Chaucer/Gardner, John

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American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Na

By: Cheever, Susan

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Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: 9780743264624

ISBN: 0743264622

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The 1850s were heady times in Concord, Massachusetts: in a town where a woman's petticoat drying on an outdoor line was enough to elicit scandal, some of the greatest minds of our nation's history were gathering in three of its wooden houses to establish a major American literary movement. The Transcendentalists, as these thinkers came to be called, challenged the norms of American society with essays, novels, and treatises whose beautifully rendered prose and groundbreaking assertions still resonate with readers today. Though noted contemporary author Susan Cheever stands in awe of the monume... View more info

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American Bloomsbury

By: Cheever, Susan

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Publisher: 6/8/2012

Seller ID: 9780743264617

ISBN: 0743264614

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Even the most devoted readers of nineteenth-century American literature often assume that the men and women behind the masterpieces were as dull and staid as the era's static daguerreotypes. Susan Cheever's latest work, however, brings new life to the well-known literary personages who produced such cherished works as "The Scarlet Letter, Moby-Dick, Walden," and "Little Women." Rendering in full color the tumultuous, often scandalous lives of these volatile and vulnerable geniuses, Cheever's dynamic narrative reminds us that, while these literary heroes now seem secure of their spots in the ca... View more info

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Lord Chesterfield's Letters

By: Chesterfield

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Publisher: 5/7/2016

Seller ID: 9780192837158

ISBN: 019283715X

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Not originally intended for publication, the celebrated and controversial correspondences between Lord Chesterfield and his son Philip, dating from 1737, were praised in their day as a complete manual of education, and despised by Samuel Johnson for teaching "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master." Reflecting the political craft of a leading statesman and the urbane wit of a man who associated with Pope, Addison, and Swift, Lord Chesterfield's Letters reveal the author's political cynicism, his views on good breeding, and instruction to his son in etiquette and the worldly ... View more info

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Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays

By: Chew-Bose, Durga

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Seller ID: 9780374535957

ISBN: 0374535957

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Chicago Review Magazine

By: Chicago Review

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Seller ID: 10918592

ISBN: 10918592

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Awakening and Other Writings

By: Chopin, Kate

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Publisher: 4/25/2017

Seller ID: 9781551113494

ISBN: 155111349X

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Desire, Violence, and Divinity in Modern Southern Fiction: Katherine Anne Porter

By: Ciuba, Gary M.

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Publisher: LOUISIANA STATE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780807138632

ISBN: 0807138630

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Round the World Again in 80 Days: Tour du Monde en 80 Jours (Mon Premier Voyage)

By: Cocteau, Jean

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Seller ID: 9781860645921

ISBN: 1860645925

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Jean Cocteau retraces the most celebrated round-the-world voyage of all time: that of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg in 1873. Taking up an impulsive challenge from the editor of "Paris-Soir," Cocteau sets off with his very own 'Passepartout' as companion on a picaresque voyage some sixty-three years after his fictional predecessor. He finds that the journey has lost none of its hazards and adventures as he races around the globe in tramp-ship, railway and ocean liner. Observing and recording the frenetic change of scenes from Athens and Alexandria to Bombay, Rangoon, and Yokohama and finally acros... View more info

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Muse is Always Half-Dressed in New Orleans

By: Codrescu, Andrei

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Publisher: 12/18/2013

Seller ID: 9780312135706

ISBN: 031213570X

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In twenty-six essays, Codrescu turns his skeptical, amused gaze to such topics as Plato's effect on American sex, the cultural meaning of Ed McMahon, baseball's literary underpinnings, his own conception in a Romanian darkroom, an cuisine under the Ceausescu dictatorship, as well as to larger subjects, including the suicide of communism, American culture and politics, and his adopted city of New Orleans. View more info

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Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists 1854-1967

By: Cohen, Rachel

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Publisher: 9/11/2011

Seller ID: 9781400061648

ISBN: 1400061644

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On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question

By: Coles, Robert

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Seller ID: 9780811802314

ISBN: 0811802310

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Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette

By: Colette/Thurman

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Publisher: 7/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780394588728

ISBN: 039458872X

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Unquiet Grave: a Word Cycle by Palinurus

By: Connolly, Cyril

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Publisher: PERSEA BOOKS INC:

Seller ID: 9780892550586

ISBN: 0892550589

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Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was one of the most influential book reviewers and critics in England, contributing regularly to The New Statesmen, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. His essays have been collected in book form and published to wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. The Unquiet Grave is considered by many to be his most enduring work. It is a highly personal journal written during the devastation of World War II, filled with reflective passages that deal with aging, the break-up of a long term relationship, and the horrors of the war around him. It is also a wonderfully varied... View more info

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Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

By: Conroy, Pat

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Seller ID: 9780385343534

ISBN: 0385343531

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Romanian Notebook

By: Console, Cyrus

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Publisher: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780865478305

ISBN: 0865478309

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Maps to Anywhere

By: Cooper, Bernard

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Publisher: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR: 5/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780820319469

ISBN: 0820319465

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The essays in "Maps to Anywhere" plot terrain that is at once familiar and subtly strange. Writing on subjects ranging from his family to the origin of the barbershop pole, Bernard Cooper digs into the glimmering surface of the southern California landscape, observing the collision of the American Dream with the realities of everyday life. From the fragments, he discovers landmarks by which he attempts to make sense of contemporary America. View more info