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"Fiction and the Figures of Life"

♥ Book Title : Fiction and the Figures of Life
♣ Name Author : William H. Gass
∞ Launching : 1971
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0879232544
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780879232542
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ 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 ..."

"The fiction of William Gass"

♥ Book Title : The fiction of William Gass
♣ Name Author : Arthur Michael Saltzman
∞ Launching : 1986
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015012981935
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 194 sheet
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☯ 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 ..."

"On Being Blue"

♥ Book Title : On Being Blue
♣ Name Author : William H. Gass
∞ Launching : 2014
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781590177181
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1590177185
⊕ Number Pages : Total 91 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers an extended essay pondering the color blue and its many associations."Article| William H. Gass| Statement ..."

"Finding a Form"

♥ Book Title : Finding a Form
♣ Name Author : William H. Gass
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781564785299
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1564785297
⊕ Number Pages : Total 354 sheet
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☯ 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 ..."

"The Discourse of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century Fiction"

♥ Book Title : The Discourse of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century Fiction
♣ Name Author : John Dussinger
∞ Launching : 1974-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783110880793
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3110880792
⊕ Number Pages : Total 216 sheet
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""Masquerade" and Other Stories"

♥ Book Title : "Masquerade" and Other Stories
♣ Name Author : Robert Walser
∞ Launching : 1990-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0801839777
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780801839771
⊕ Number Pages : Total 202 sheet
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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 ..."

"The Making of Americans"

♥ Book Title : The Making of Americans
♣ Name Author : Gertrude Stein
∞ Launching : 1995
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1564780880
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781564780881
⊕ Number Pages : Total 925 sheet
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☯ 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
♣ Name Author : Marian Engel
∞ Launching : 1999-10-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780889203334
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0889203334
⊕ Number Pages : Total 575 sheet
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☯ 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 ..."

"The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction"

♥ Book Title : The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction
♣ Name Author : K. Cooper
∞ Launching : 2012-10-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781137283382
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1137283386
⊕ Number Pages : Total 241 sheet
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☯ 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 ..."

"Open Letter"

♥ Book Title : Open Letter
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 1976
◊ Info ISBN Link : UCAL:B3662093
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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"William Maxwell"

♥ Book Title : William Maxwell
♣ Name Author : Barbara A. Burkhardt
∞ Launching : 2005
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0252030184
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780252030185
⊕ Number Pages : Total 308 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The illustrious life and works of the famous New Yorker editor"Article| Barbara A. Burkhardt| Statement ..."

"Anne McCaffrey"

♥ Book Title : Anne McCaffrey
♣ Name Author : Robin Roberts
∞ Launching : 2009-09-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1604732997
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781604732993
⊕ Number Pages : Total 240 sheet
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☯ 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 ..."