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Oxford Guides to Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

By: Chaucer/Cooper, Helen

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 5/1/2011

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780198711551

ISBN: 0198711557

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Since its first publication in 1989, Helen Cooper's guide to The Canterbury Tales has established itself as the standard work on the poem. This second edition continues to offer the most comprehensive scrutiny of the Tales both as a whole and individually. In addition, Cooper incorporates the most significant recent scholarship and criticism, reflecting current research in the areas of Chaucer's historical and social context and developments in the interpretation of Chaucer's presentation of women. View more info

Life and Times of Chaucer

By: Chaucer/Gardner, John

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Seller ID: 9781435107373

ISBN: 1435107373

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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

Letters on the Short Story, The Drama, and Other Literary Topics

By: Chekhov, Anton

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Seller ID: T1635

ISBN: T1635

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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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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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Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy

By: Coetzee, J.M./Kurtz

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Seller ID: 9780525429517

ISBN: 0525429514

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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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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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Columbia Poetry Review Mag.

By: Columbia Poetry Review Mag.

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Seller ID: 44660588

ISBN: 44660588

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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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Romanian Notebook

By: Console, Cyrus

Price: $5.00

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

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Future Indefinite

By: Coward, Noel

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Publisher: METHUEN:

Seller ID: 9780413773937

ISBN: 0413773930

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The definitive account, in his own words, of one of the most popular figures in British theatre.The second and concluding volume of No?l Coward's legendary autobiography includes "Future Indefinite" and the unfinished "Past Unconditional." With his trademark wit, Coward delivers anecdotes about his travels in South America, Hollywood encounters with an array of contemporary stars and directors, and his later theatrical successes, including the Broadway triumph of "Design For Living." The showbiz glamour aside, we also encounter a middle-aged man coming to terms with a world in disarr... View more info

Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920's

By: Cowley, Malcolm

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Publisher: 4/11/2013

Seller ID: 9780140043921

ISBN: 0140043926

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Exile's Return

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780140187762

ISBN: 0140187766

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Kafka's Soup;a Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes

By: Crick, Mark

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Publisher: 10/26/2010

Seller ID: 9780151012831

ISBN: 0151012830

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"I needed a table at Maxim's, a hundred bucks, and a gorgeous blonde; what I had was a leg of lamb and no clues. I took hold of the joint. It felt cold and damp, like a coroner's handshake. I took out a knife and cut the lamb into pieces. Feeling the blade in my hand I sliced an onion, and before I knew what I was doing a carrot lay in pieces on the slab. None of them moved."--"from" "LAMB WITH DILL SAUCEA LA RAYMOND CHANDLER"If you've ever wondered what it would be like to make dinner with Franz Kafka, Jane Austen, or Raymond Chandler, this is the chance to find out. Literary vent... View more info