The Leaning Tower and Other Stories: A Library of America eBook Classic

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Library of America #ad - Incomparable in their dramatic clarity and emotional force, as eudora welty observed, affirm Katherine Anne Porter’s genius for writing stories, now available in an exclusive Library of America e-book edition, the nine gems in this 1944 collection, “with a power that stamps them to their very last detail on the memory.

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Flowering Judas and Other Stories: A Library of America eBook Classic

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Library of America #ad - If katherine anne porter had written nothing but these short narratives, " observed the New York Times, "she would be among the most distinguished masters of her craft in this country. ”. The library of america presents an exclusive e-book edition of the astonishing 1930 collection that introduced a major new voice in American literature.

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The Able McLaughlins: A Library of America eBook Classic

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Library of America #ad - Perplexed by a new aloofness in Chirstie, Wully soon discovers that she has been raped and is pregnant. In a recent reappraisal judy cornes commends the novel’s “feeling for time and place: a sense of the unrelenting forces that both history and nature impose on the individual. The riveting pulitzer Prize–winning novel, available as an e-book for the first time.

Wully mclaughlin returns to his family’s iowa homestead at the end of the Civil War to find his sweetheart, alone and in distress, Chirstie McNair, her mother dead and her wayward father gone. To the shock of his parents and the tight-knit Scottish community in which they live, he marries Chirstie and claims the child, and the shame of its early birth, as his own.

The Able McLaughlins: A Library of America eBook Classic #ad - . The able mclaughlins remains an engrossing story with characters who constantly engage our attention. ”. But the lingering presence of chirstie’s attacker sets in motion a series of events that pit the desire for revenge against a reluctance to perpetuate the cycle of violence. Often compared to willa cather’s one of ours and edna ferber’s so big for its earthy realism, its portrait of an immigrant community, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 1924, and its depiction of Midwestern farm life, Margaret Wilson’s provocative debut novel, is ripe for rediscovery.

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Some Chinese Ghosts: A Library of America eBook Classic Library of America E-Book Classics

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Library of America #ad - Some chinese ghosts 1887, a stylized retelling of ancient legends,  was one of his earliest books, a foreshadowing of his later fascination with Asian themes. This collection of six stories reveals his deep fascination with the “weird beauty” of Chinese folk-tales. To such great explorers, ” he acknowledged in a preface, “the realm of Cathayan story belongs by right of discovery and conquest; yet the humbler traveller who follows wonderingly after them into the vast and mysterious pleasure-grounds of Chinese fancy may surely be permitted to cull a few of the marvellous flowers there growing.

”. Because he himself knew little of the Chinese language,  Hearn relied on European Sinologists to help him create his own versions and understand the historical and linguistic allusions. Lafcadio hearn was one of the most extraordinary figures in America literature, later in life, a journalist and novelist who became, a major literary icon in his adopted nation of japan.

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Cane: A Library of America eBook Classic

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Library of America #ad - Jean toomer’s revolutionary masterpiece cane 1923 ushered in the era we now know as the Harlem Renaissance, and has come to be considered one of the classic works of American literary modernism. A boldly experimental “novel” mixing prose, poetry, and dramatic sketches, racism, the book’s hallmark is its formal sophistication; sexuality, and industrialization are among its major themes.

. Above all else it offers unforgettably evocative portraits of the African American lives Toomer encountered in rural Georgia, by turns down-to-earth, heartfelt, hauntingly lyrical.

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Ship of Fools: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Written over a span of twenty years and based on the diary Katherine Anne Porter kept during a similar ocean voyage, Ship of Fools was the bestselling novel of 1962 and the inspiration for an Academy Award–winning film starring Vivien Leigh. As the vera journeys across the Atlantic, the incidents and intrigues of several dozen passengers and crew members come into razor-sharp focus.

It is a masterpiece of American literature as captivating today as when it was first published more than a half century ago. This “dazzling” national book award finalist set aboard an ocean liner in 1931 reflects the passions and prejudices that sparked World War II San Francisco Chronicle. August 1931.

Ship of Fools: A Novel #ad - The result is a richly drawn portrait of the human condition in all its complexity and a mesmerizing snapshot of a world drifting toward disaster. The ship’s first-class passengers include an idealistic young American painter and her lover; a Spanish dance troupe with a sideline in larceny; an elderly German couple and their fat, seasick bulldog; and a boisterous band of Cuban medical students.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Anne Porter, including rare photos from the University of Maryland Libraries. An ocean liner bound for Germany sets out from the Mexican port city of Veracruz.

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels: A Library of America eBook Classic

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Library of America #ad - When miranda falls ill, Adam cares for her until she is moved to a hospital. The three parts of “old mortality” introduce the teenager Miranda and chronicle her journey of self-discovery, as she gradually realizes her family’s romantic nostalgia for her absent uncle and late aunt bears little resemblance to the truth.

Miranda returns in the title story, “Pale Horse, Pale Rider. She is now working as a drama critic for a newspaper in Denver, Adam, where she falls in love with a soldier, during the influenza epidemic of 1918. This classic 1939 collection of three short novels, in the words of one contemporary critic, now available in an exclusive Library of America e-book edition, “into the illustrious company headed by Hawthorne, elevated Katherine Anne Porter, Flaubert, and Henry James.

Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels: A Library of America eBook Classic #ad - In “noon wine?” a family struggling to live on a farm in Texas is saved by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious stranger—only to have their world upended again by the arrival,  nine years later, of a second stranger. Throughout her ordeal, on everyone’s mind is “the war, the war, for humanity, war for Democracy, the WAR to end WAR, a safe world forever and ever.

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Collected Stories of Carson McCullers

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Mariner Books #ad - In one volume, the complete short fiction of the author of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, including her two most renowned novellas. Carson mccullers—novelist, dramatist, poet—was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes including loneliness in marriage and the tragicomedy of life in the South.

Included in this volume are “the member of the wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café, ” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language. Mccullers patented the southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence.

Collected Stories of Carson McCullers #ad - Largely set in the south and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality. Library Journal.

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A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership

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Counterpoint #ad - Are probably the most sustained contemporary articulation of America’s agrarian, Jeffersonian ideal. Publishers Weekly. This collection, the tenth volume in the series, is the perfect occasion to celebrate Berry’s huge achievement. For more than fifty years, wendell berry has been telling us stories about Port William, a mythical town on the banks of the Kentucky River, populated over the years by a cast of unforgettable characters living in a single place over a long time.

Those just now joining the Membership will be charmed. Berry’s poems, novels and essays .  .  . In a place in time, to one from 1991 when grover gibbs’ widow, the stories dates range from 1864, Beulah, when Rebecca Dawe finds herself in her own reflection at the end of the Civil War, attends the auction as her home place is offered for sale.

A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership #ad - Written in “a style as clean and distinctive as h—emingway’s” and “as perspicacious as Mark Twain’s” Booklist, the twenty stories here deepen Berry’s Port William saga, Starred Review, one of the great works in American literature. It feels as if the entire membership—all the catletts, the rowanberrys, burley Coulter, Laura Milby, Andy’s dog, the preacher’s wife, Kate Helen Branch, Elton Penn, Mike—nearly everyone returns with a story or two, to fill in the gaps in this long tale.

Those who’ve attended before will be enriched. One of america’s most acclaimed writers deepens and expands his great literary saga set in small-town Kentucky spanning the Civil War to the present.

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The Films in My Life

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Diversion Books #ad - From a cinematic grand master, “one of the most readable books of movie criticism, and one of the most instructive” American Film Institute. Articulate and candid, the Films in My Life is for everyone who has sat in a dark movie theater and dreamed. Truffaut writes extensively about his heroes, clouzot to cocteau, jules and jim, and how their work led Truffaut and his fellow directors into classics like The 400 Blows, Buñuel to Bergman, Capra to Hawks, from Hitchcock to Welles, Guitry to Fellini, sharing analysis and insight as to what made them film legends, Chaplin to Renoir, and the French New Wave movement.

The films in my life provides a rare knowledgeable look at movies and moviemaking. Newsday. The films of françois Truffaut defined an exhilarating new form of cinema for moviegoers the world over. Now, for the first time in ebook, the legendary director shares his own words, as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time examines the art of movie-making through engaging and deeply personal reviews about the movies he loves.

The Films in My Life #ad - A rebel. But before truffaut became a great director, he was a critic who stood at the vanguard, pioneering an innovative way to view movies and to write about the cinematic arts. An icon. Truffaut brings the same intelligence and grace to the printed page that he projects onto the screen. A legend.

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The English Major

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Grove Press #ad - The english major is to midlife crisis what The Catcher in the Rye is to adolescence. Susan salter reynolds, Los Angeles Times. Jim harrison’s riotous and moving cross-country novel, and out of, The English Major, is the map of a man’s journey into, himself. His adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high-school-teacher days twenty-some years before, and to the high-octane existence of his son, to a “snake farm” in Arizona owned by an old classmate, a big-time movie producer who has just bought an apartment over the Presidio in San Francisco.

From the new york times–bestselling author of legends of the Fall: “Harrison spins the common chaff of a road trip into gold” Tim McNulty, The Seattle Times. It is vintage harrison—reflective, big-picture American, and replete with wicked wit. Cliff is armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds, the latter of which have been unjustly saddled with white men’s banal monikers up until now.

The English Major #ad - It used to be cliff and Vivian and now it isn’t. With these words, jim harrison begins a riotous, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, on a road trip across America.

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