By Hazel Rowley
Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of many world's mythical undefined. Their dedicated yet notoriously open union generated no finish of controversy of their day. Biographer Hazel Rowley deals the 1st twin portrait of those tremendous figures and their extreme, usually embattled courting. via unique interviews and entry to new fundamental assets, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up shut. T?te-?-T?te magnificently information the fervour, bold, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox dating.
By Betty MacDonald
Relates the thrill and frustrations of existence on a chook farm within the mountains of Washington.
summary: Relates the fun and frustrations of existence on a bird farm within the mountains of Washington
By Barry Miles
By William Butler Yeats
First released in 1891, John Sherman and Dhoya was once Yeats's 3rd separate e-book. The tales have been revised and reprinted within the 1908 Collected Works in Verse and Prose yet no longer released back in Yeats's lifetime.
John Sherman, Yeats's in simple terms accomplished try at lifelike fiction, info the name character's challenge: He needs to make a choice from lifestyles in London and marriage to Margaret Leland, an English woman, and lifestyles in eire and marriage to a early life sweetheart, Mary Carton. as well as containing a variety of autobiographical parts (for example, town of Ballah is modeled on Yeats's Sligo), the novelette treats a lot of Yeats's power subject matters, reminiscent of the talk among nationality and cosmopolitanism and the clash among what he may later name the Self and the Anti-Self. in any case, Sherman reaffirms his Irish roots, and Margaret Leland's affections are transferred to Sherman's pal, the Reverend William Howard.
By Leonard Woolf
By Cristina Malcolmson (auth.)
This quantity replaces the normal snapshot of George Herbert as meditative recluse with a portrait of the poet as engaged all through his lifestyles with the faith, politics and society of his time. rather than an remoted genius residing in retreat from the area, Herbert appears to be like as a guy writing public verse, lively inside of a huge social circle, and dedicated to nationalistic Protestantism. The ebook attends to the poetic brilliance of his verse in addition to the associations and contexts that encouraged him: the higher type coterie, Cambridge collage, and the Church of England.
By Mark Busby
Popular for so long to a River, his now-classic meditation at the traditional and human heritage of Texas, in addition to for his masterful skill as a prose stylist, John Graves has turn into the dean of Texas letters for a legion of admiring readers and fellow writers. but except his personal mostly autobiographical works, together with challenging Scrabble, From a Limestone Ledge, and Myself and Strangers, unusually little has been written approximately Graves's existence or his paintings. John Graves, author seeks to fill that hole with interviews, appreciations, and significant essays that supply many new insights into the fellow himself, in addition to the topics and matters that animate his writing. the quantity opens with the transcript of a revealing, usually funny symposium consultation during which Graves responds to reviews and tales from his outdated buddy Sam Hynes, his former pupil and modern artwork critic Dave Hickey, and co-editor Mark Busby. Following this can be a extra formal interview of Graves through Dave Hamrick, who attracts the writer out on concerns in terms of every one of his significant works. John Graves's buddies invoice Wittliff, Rick Bass, invoice Broyles, John R. Erickson, invoice Harvey, and James Ward Lee converse to the strong impression that Graves has had on fellow writers. as well as those own observations, 9 students learn crucial points of Graves's paintings. those contain where of so long to a River inside of environmental literature and the way its writing was once a ceremony of passage for its writer; Graves as a prose stylist and a literary, instead of polemical, author; the ways that Graves's significant works current diversified features of a unmarried narrative approximately our courting to the land; the query of gender in Graves's paintings; and Graves's occasionally contentious dating with Texas per month journal. Mark Busby introduces the amount with a serious evaluate of Graves's lifestyles and paintings, and Don Graham concludes it with a dialogue of Graves's reception and literary attractiveness. A bibliography of works through and approximately Graves rounds out the booklet. John Graves, author confirms Graves's stature not just inside of Texas letters, but in addition inside American environmental writing, the place Graves merits to be extra well known. (2007)
By Peter Leonard, Peter McLaren, Paulo Freire
Paulo Freire is without doubt one of the century's nice thinkers on schooling and the politics of liberation. recognized regularly for his literacy campaigns in Latin the US and Africa, and for his seminal paintings Pedagogy of the Oppressed, his considering is still rediscovered via generations of academics, students, group activists and cultural staff in Europe and North the US. whereas his identify is synonymous with the perform of serious Literacy' and A Pedagogy of Liberation', his paintings has been appropiated in lots of assorted fields of self-discipline and site-based initiatives of social reform. This quantity represents a pathfinding research of Freires paintings and in lots of circumstances it deals an extension of his pondering on the way to make it extra acceptable to first international contexts. Peter McLaren and Peter Leonard have introduced jointly a divergent team of students widely known for his or her contributions to severe idea and significant pedagogy. subject matters addressed contain Freier's relation to feminist critique, his philosophical roots and an overview of his rules from postmodernist and postcolonialist views. the gathering can be crucial studying for somebody drawn to the novel sociology of schooling and the politics of liberation.
By Jeff Gundy
"Creative non-fiction via a Mennonite poet that blends the heritage of the Amish and Mennonites, family members historical past, and his personal existence tale to examine how he may stay in concord with the Mennonite perfect to "live on the planet yet now not of it.""
By Robert DeMaria Jr.
If readers of the 20 th century think crushed by way of the proliferation of writing and knowledge, they could locate in Samuel Johnson a sympathetic significant other. Johnson's occupation coincided with the speedy enlargement of publishing in England--not in basic terms in English, yet in Latin and Greek; not just in books, yet in reports, journals, broadsides, pamphlets, and books approximately books. In 1753 Johnson imagined a time while "writers will, probably, be expanded, until eventually no readers should be found." 3 years later, he wrote that England had develop into "a state of authors" within which "every guy needs to be content material to learn his publication to himself."
In Samuel Johnson and the lifetime of interpreting, Robert DeMaria considers the excellent impression of 1 of the best readers in English literature. Johnson's courting to books not just finds a lot approximately his existence and occasions, DeMaria contends, but additionally offers a dramatic counterpoint to fashionable examining conduct. As an excellent practitioner of the craft, Johnson offers a compelling version for a way to read--indeed, he offers assorted types for other kinds of analyzing. DeMaria indicates how Johnson well-known early that no longer all examining used to be alike--some requiring extreme focus, a few suited to cursory glances, a few requiring silence, a few most sensible liked amid the chatter of a coffeehouse. contemplating the striking diversity of Johnson's examining, DeMaria discovers in a single notable occupation a synoptic view of the topic of reading.