Nathaniel Hawthorne (Bloom's Classic Critical Views) by Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

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Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen by Ira B. Nadel

By Ira B. Nadel

From experiences of the hardcover edition:"[Various Positions is] extra a literary than a rock bio—quiet of tone, severe with out being worshipful. Drawing on Cohen's personal documents, Nadel plots facets of Cohen's life—Zen, amorous affairs, drug use—against the evolution of his writing. He models a biography that's revealing but in addition conscious of its topic at his best."—Booklist"An very good biography, person who manages to be either completely scholarly and really wonderful on the similar time."—Montreal Gazette"An sincere and sympathetic biography."—New York instances publication Review"The so much authoritative paintings but at the 'poet laureate of pessimism.'"—Library JournalKnown because the "Prince of Bummers," Leonard Cohen is a multi-talented poet, singer-songwriter, novelist, and Zen Buddhist whose profession has spanned greater than 40 years and encouraged numerous different artists. during this significantly acclaimed biography initially released in 1996 through Pantheon Books, Ira Nadel attracts on large interviews with Cohen, in addition to excerpts from his unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and different writings, to supply a whole portrait of this enigmatic guy and his creative occupation. a brand new concluding bankruptcy brings Cohen's tale up to date, together with the discharge of the albums pricey Heather, Ten New Songs, the basic Leonard Cohen, and Blue Alert, in addition to the book of e-book of Longing and the screening of the documentary movie Leonard Cohen, i am Your guy.

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J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind by Steven L. Davis

By Steven L. Davis

The 1st Texas-based author to realize nationwide consciousness, J. Frank Dobie proved that actual writing springs simply from the local soil of Texas and the Southwest. In best-selling books comparable to stories of Old-Time Texas, Coronado's youngsters, and The Longhorns, Dobie captured the Southwest's folks background, which used to be speedy disappearing because the usa turned ever extra urbanized and business. well known as "Mr. Texas," Dobie ironically has virtually disappeared from view--a casualty of adjusting tastes in literature and shifts in social and political attitudes because the 1960s.In this vigorous biography, Steven L. Davis takes a clean examine a J. Frank Dobie whose "liberated brain" set him on an highbrow trip that culminated in Dobie turning into a political liberal who fought for hard work, unfastened speech, and civil rights good ahead of those reasons grew to become applicable to so much Anglo Texans. Tracing the entire arc of Dobie's existence (1888-1964), Davis indicates how Dobie's insistence on "free-range considering" led him to such radical activities as calling for the total integration of the college of Texas through the Forties, in addition to taking up governors, senators, and the FBI (which secretly investigated him) as Texas's major dissenter in the course of the McCarthy period.

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The Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage by Raymond P. Scheindlin

By Raymond P. Scheindlin

Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the easiest identified and so much loved of medieval Hebrew poets, partially as a result of his passionate poems of eager for the Land of Israel and in part as a result legend of his loss of life as a martyr whereas reciting his Ode to Zion on the gates of Jerusalem. He used to be additionally one of many leading theologians of medieval Judaism, having written a treatise at the which means of Judaism that continues to be studied and commemorated via conventional Jews. As a member of the rich Jewish elite of medieval Spain, Halevi loved the fabric pleasures on hand to the higher periods. along his sacred poetry, he wrote verses approximately younger romance, wine songs, and odes to his associates. In midlife, Halevi grew to become extra heavily to faith, finally leaving behind his family members and neighborhood with hopes of finishing his existence as a pilgrim within the land of Israel. Miraculously, a couple of letters in Arabic have been stumbled on approximately fifty years in the past, a few written through Halevi, a few written to Halevi, and but others written approximately Halevi via his associates in Egypt. those letters look after a shiny checklist of Halevi's travels as a pilgrim and of the final months of his lifestyles. Raymond Scheindlin has written the 1st book-length therapy of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He tells the tale of Halevi's trip via decisions from those revealing resources and explores its which means via discussions of his stirring poetry, awarded the following in new verse translations with complete remark. In Hebrew verse of exceptional attractiveness, Halevi salutes the Holy Land; he argues with acquaintances approximately his intentions; he units out his myth of crossing the sea, of strolling the hills and valleys of the Land of Israel, and of death and mingling his bones with its soil and stones. He even confides his mystery fears and uncertainties, his eager for his relatives, and his worry of demise at sea. together with his consummate ability as a translator of Hebrew poetry and his mastery of Judeo-Arabic tradition, Scheindlin offers clean insights into the literary, spiritual, and old features of Halevi's fascinating poetry and fateful trip.

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Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography by Nancy Henry

By Nancy Henry

The existence tale of the Victorian novelist George Eliot is as dramatic and intricate as her top plots. This new evaluate of her existence and paintings combines fresh biographical learn with penetrating literary feedback, leading to revealing new interpretations of her literary paintings.

  • A clean examine George Eliot's fascinating existence tale
  • Includes unique new research of her writing
  • Deploys the most recent biographical examine
  • Combines literary feedback with biographical narrative to supply a rounded viewpoint

Chapter 1 The historical past of a author: George Eliot and Biographies (pages 1–21):
Chapter 2 Early Years: 1819–50 (pages 22–63):
Chapter three London and Lewes: 1850–4 (pages 64–94):
Chapter four Marian Lewes and George Eliot: 1855–60 (pages 95–119):
Chapter five Silas Marner and Romola: 1860–4 (pages 120–152):
Chapter 6 Felix Holt and The Spanish Gypsy: 1865–9 (pages 153–180):
Chapter 7 Middlemarch: 1870–2 (pages 181–206):
Chapter eight Daniel Deronda: 1873–6 (pages 207–234):
Chapter nine Impressions of Theophrastus Such: 1877–9 (pages 235–254):
Chapter 10 the ultimate Years: 1879 to Cross's existence (pages 255–270):

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Adeline and Julia: Growing Up in Michigan and on the Kansas by Robert Myers, Janet Coryell

By Robert Myers, Janet Coryell

The conserving of journals and diaries grew to become a nearly daily hobby for lots of americans within the 19th century. Adeline and Julia Graham, younger women from Berrien Springs, Michigan, have been either attracted to this task, writing concerning the day-by-day occasions of their lives, in addition to their 'grand adventures.' those are interesting, deeply own money owed that supply an perception into the strategies and motivation of 2 sisters who lived greater than a century in the past. Adeline begun protecting a diary while she was once 16, from mid-1880 via mid-1884; via it we see a tender lady coming of age during this small group in western Michigan. Paired with Adeline's account is her sister Julia's diary, which starts in 1885 whilst she units out with 3 different younger women to dwelling house in Greeley County, Kansas, simply east of the Colorado border. it's a bright and colourful narrative of a tender woman's trip into America's western landscape.

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Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick by Lawrence Sutin

By Lawrence Sutin

Divine Invasions is the definitive biography of 1 of America's maximum novelists and technological know-how fiction's maximum ambassador to literary audiences. Philip ok. Dick loosened the bonds of the style, eventually making his popularity as a literary author who occurred to put in writing speculative fiction, and profoundly influencing such writers as Pynchon, Delillo, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Lethem. Divine Invasions is being reissued to coincide with the autumn 2005 unlock of "A Scanner Darkly," a movie in response to Dick's novel of an identical identify.

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