Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2012-11-30 ISBN :1443843563 Pages :145 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (443 users)
Download or read book Florida Studies written by Paul D. Reich and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains a variety of essays about Florida literature and history by scholars from across the state representing every kind of institution of higher learning, from community colleges to small liberal arts institutions to large universities. The essays in the first section, Pedagogy, focus on the college classroom and the challenges facing institutions of higher learning in Florida. The essays in Old Florida explore a number of writers – including Zora Neale Hurston, Jack Kerouac, and Williams S. Burroughs – who, at various points in their careers, called Florida home. The final section, Contemporary Florida, continues to identify the state’s place within larger literary, cultural, and political traditions.
Publisher :University of Georgia Press Release Date :2018-01-15 ISBN :0820351857 Pages :306 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (82 users)
Download or read book Where the New World Is written by Martyn Bone and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2018-01-15 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where the New World Is assesses how fiction published since 1980 has resituated the U.S. South globally and how earlier twentieth-century writing already had done so in ways traditional southern literary studies tended to ignore. Martyn Bone argues that this body of fiction has, over the course of some eighty years, challenged received readings and understandings of the U.S. South as a fixed place largely untouched by immigration (or even internal migration) and economic globalization. The writers discussed by Bone emphasize how migration and labor have reconfigured the region’s relation to the nation and a range of transnational scales: hemispheric (Jamaica, the Bahamas, Haiti), transatlantic/Black Atlantic (Denmark, England, Mauritania), and transpacific/global southern (Australia, China, Vietnam). Writers under consideration include Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, John Oliver Killens, Russell Banks, Erna Brodber, Cynthia Shearer, Ha Jin, Monique Truong, Lan Cao, Toni Morrison, Peter Matthiessen, Dave Eggers, and Laila Lalami. The book also seeks to resituate southern studies by drawing on theories of “scale” that originated in human geography. In this way, Bone also offers a new paradigm in which the U.S. South is thoroughly engaged with a range of other scales from the local to the global, making both literature about the region and southern studies itself truly transnational in scope.
Publisher :Modern Library Release Date :2008-08-19 ISBN :1588368246 Pages :912 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (588 users)
Download or read book Shadow Country written by Peter Matthiessen and published by Modern Library. This book was released on 2008-08-19 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • “Altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature.”—Michael Dirda, The New York Review of Books Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone—Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century—were originally conceived as one vast, mysterious novel. Now, in this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has marvelously distilled a monumental work while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. Praise for Shadow Country “Magnificent . . . breathtaking . . . Finally now we have [this three-part saga] welded like a bell, and with Watson’s song the last sound, all the elements fuse and resonate.”—Los Angeles Times “Peter Matthiessen has done great things with the Watson trilogy. It’s the story of our continent, both land and people, and his writing does every justice to the blood fury of his themes.”—Don DeLillo “The fiction of Peter Matthiessen is the reason a lot of people in my generation decided to be writers. No doubt about it. Shadow Country lives up to anyone’s highest expectations for great writing.” —Richard Ford “Shadow Country, Matthiessen’s distillation of the earlier Watson saga, represents his original vision. It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy.”—W. S. Merwin “[An] epic masterpiece . . . a great American novel.”—The Miami Herald
Publisher :University of Illinois Press Release Date :2019-10-30 ISBN :0252051610 Pages :232 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (252 users)
Download or read book Kim Stanley Robinson written by Robert Markley and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2019-10-30 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning epics like the Mars Trilogy and groundbreaking alternative histories like The Days of Rice and Salt have brought Kim Stanley Robinson to the forefront of contemporary science fiction. Mixing subject matter from a dizzying number of fields with his own complex ecological and philosophical concerns, Robinson explores how humanity might pursue utopian social action as a strategy for its own survival. Robert Markley examines the works of an author engaged with the fundamental question of how we—as individuals, as a civilization, and as a species—might go forward. By building stories on huge time scales, Robinson lays out the scientific and human processes that fuel humanity's struggle toward a more just and environmentally stable world or system of worlds. His works invite readers to contemplate how to achieve, and live in, these numerous possible futures. They also challenge us to see that SF's literary, cultural, and philosophical significance have made it the preeminent literary genre for examining where we stand today in human and planetary history.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2016-06-22 ISBN :1443896543 Pages :265 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (443 users)
Download or read book Frontier Justice in the Novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy written by Daniel Davis Wood and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-06-22 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Fenimore Cooper and Cormac McCarthy are two of the most celebrated and influential writers of the American West. Both have written powerful narratives that focus on the disappearance of the nineteenth century frontier, and both show an interest in the dramatic ways in which the frontier gave shape to American culture. But is it possible that the kinship between these two writers extends beyond simply sharing an interest in this subject? Teasing out the implications of the recurrent allusions to Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales in the pages of McCarthy’s Southwestern novels, this book finds Cooper and McCarthy engaged in a complex legal and ethical dialogue despite the centuries that separate their lives and their work. The result of their dialogue is a provocative, nuanced analysis of the effects of the frontier on the American justice system – and, for both writers, an expression of alarm at the violation of the principles upon which the system was established.
Publisher : Release Date :2007 ISBN : Pages :146 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Fiction Catalog written by H.W. Wilson Company and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.
Publisher :K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company Release Date :1996 ISBN : Pages :1198 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (49 users)
Download or read book The Whole Story written by John E. Simkin and published by K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.
Publisher : Release Date :1922 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (32 users)
Download or read book The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record written by and published by . This book was released on 1922 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1968 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.R/5 ( users)
Download or read book The New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art written by and published by . This book was released on 1968 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: