♥ Book Title : Fiction and the Figures of Life
☯ Full Synopsis : "Twenty-four essays by the modern master of literary criticism, ranging from discussion of Gertrude Stein and Jorge Luis Borges to Henry James and "The Evil Demiurge.""Gass's criticism, in the best tradition of eloquence, wit, and passion, is a defense of 'poesy' in a time of need... Nearly all the essays are a pleasure to read and some'it almost seems shocking to say it'are works of beauty. It has happened before'one thinks of Keat's letters and some fragments of Lawrence'that the unlikely combination of criticism, philosophy and metaphorical inventiveness has resulted in a kind of poetry."? New York Times Book Review"For anyone who writes fiction or writes about it, or reads fiction for the solacing sense of potential reality it can provided, Gass's book is the most important and bracing theoretical study I know of. Beside being a miraculous gifted writer he is that rare thing among creators, a trained philosopher. No one I can name has his persuasive power."? Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek"Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The fiction of William Gass
☯ Full Synopsis : "The first comprehensive study of the works of William Gass addresses the extensive correlation between the theoretical and fictional works and places Gass at the forefront of contemporary post-realism. Saltzman argues that contrary to charges of moral, artistic, or even political turpitude, the innovative fiction of William Gass represents a conscientious effort to contend with indeterminacy through art. In the fiction of Gass and other contemporary writers, the world of the text is a distinct and competitive addition to reality, not a mere description of reality. Saltzman examines Gass’s major fictional works, Omensetter’s Luck and Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, the collected stories of In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, the extensive novel-in-progress The Tunnel, as well as the essay collections, Fiction and the Figures of Life and The World Within the Word."Article| Arthur Michael Saltzman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : On Being Blue
☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers an extended essay pondering the color blue and its many associations."Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Finding a Form
☯ Full Synopsis : ""No one is better than William H. Gass at communicating the sublime and rapturous excitement of reading." Washington Post"Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Discourse of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century Fiction
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Stories and sketches from each stage of his career offer glimpses of Walser's surreal vision of the modern world"Article| Robert Walser| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Making of Americans
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Essential for all literature collections . . . Several of Stein's titles returned to print in 1995, but none more important than The Making of Americans." Library Journal"Article| Gertrude Stein| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Notebooks
☯ Full Synopsis : "Notebooks which track her creative development, illustrating her commitment to the craft of writing, documenting her growth as a major Canadian writer. They also portray her surprising leaps of logic, her fascination with the bizarre, eclecticism of her reading and the depth and variety of her thinking."Article| Marian Engel| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history."Article| K. Cooper| Statement ..."
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The illustrious life and works of the famous New Yorker editor"Article| Barbara A. Burkhardt| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Anne McCaffrey
☯ Full Synopsis : "Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the biography of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (1926–2011) was one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She was the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who created and re-created her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey was a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre."Article| Robin Roberts| Statement ..."