American Literature

Download E-books Anges batailleurs : Les écrivains gays en Amérique, de Tennessee Williams à Armistead Maupin PDF

By Christopher Bram

« La révolution homosexual fut d’abord et avant tout une révolution littéraire. » Au lendemain de l. a. Seconde Guerre mondiale, une nouvelle génération d’écrivains américains s’est imposée. Leurs noms ? Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg ou encore, plus près de nous, Christopher Isherwood, Edmund White, Tony Kushner, Armistead Maupin.

Point commun de tous ces écrivains, outre l’insolence de leur talent ? Leur homosexualité – cachée pour les uns, revendiquée pour les autres, envers et contre toutes les discriminations. Du mouvement des droits civiques à l’apparition du sida, loin des cortèges de manifestants et sans jamais avoir fait école ni sacrifié à l’esprit de chapelle, c’est par leurs œuvres que ces « anges batailleurs » ont brisé les préjugés et ouvert los angeles voie à une modernité littéraire, politique et sociale aujourd’hui encore bousculée. Dans cet essai émaillé d’anecdotes et de photos passionnants, Christopher Bram nous invite à découvrir ou à relire quelques-uns des plus grands auteurs américains sous un jour inédit. Preuve que l. a. littérature est toujours à l’avant-garde.

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Download E-books The Mark of Zorro (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

Timid Don Diego Vega grows faint at even the point out of bloodshed and may fairly learn poetry than safeguard his personal honor. nobody suspects that the effete aristocrat resides a double existence as Zorro the fox, daring fighter of injustice, whose sword is ever able to safeguard the negative and oppressed opposed to a corrupt governor and his cruel military. Zorro's charade fools even the lively Lolita Pulido, whose father forces her to suffer the listless wooing of Don Diego whereas her middle belongs to the masked hero who laughs within the face of danger.
This lighthearted story of the Robin Hood of outdated California unfolds as a suspenseful romp throughout la of the 1820s. Loaded with colourful characters and old surroundings, mentioned in direct and unpretentious prose, the pulp event deals a successful stability of motion, comedy, and romance. This variation reprints the unique 1919 tale, released serially as "The Curse of Capistrano," which introduced the Zorro legend. ratings of sequels undefined, besides motion picture and tv types, all encouraged by means of this swashbuckling classic.

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Download E-books The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories PDF

By Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of misplaced love, misplaced ways…and misplaced minds! Gris Grimly’s mysterious, morbid, macabre illustrations trap 4 Poe classics with an unmatchable ghoulish allure. A spouse to Edgar Allan Poe’s stories of puzzle and Madness, this moment installment of illustrated Poe contains the perennial favourite The Tell-Tale center in addition to The procedure of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, The rectangular Box, and The proof when it comes to M. Valdemar . delivered to lifestyles with an abundance of full-color artwork, those a little bit trimmed tales have by no means seemed better—or extra scary! Tighten your straitjackets….

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Download E-books Who Was Mark Twain?: Who Was? PDF

By April Jones Prince

A stand-up comedian, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. top referred to as the writer of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, now not in contrast to his protagonist, Huck, has a stressed spirit. He came upon event prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making humans chuckle world wide. yet Twain additionally had a major streak and decried racism and injustice. His attention-grabbing lifestyles is captured candidly during this stress-free biography.

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Download E-books O Pioneers! PDF

Cather’s sentimental and just a little debatable novel tells the tale of the Bergsons, a kin of Swedish pioneers that settles for all times within the American prairie. whereas Alexandra, the relations matriarch, is ready to flip the relatives farm right into a monetary good fortune, her brother Emil needs to grapple with the tragedy of solace and forbidden love. a unique strangely prior to its time, this proto-feminist paintings touches upon a variety of topics, together with love, marriage, temptation, and isolation.

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Download E-books You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories PDF

By Alice Walker

In Alice Walker’s moment tale assortment, girls stand their floor in the course of crisis  

This assortment builds on Alice Walker’s previous paintings, the much-praised In Love & Trouble. yet in contrast to her first choice of tales, the ladies in those tenderly wrought stories face their difficulties head on, proving robust and self-possessed even if degraded through others—sometimes by means of these closest to them.

But whilst the feminine protagonists face exploitation, social asymmetries, and informal cruelties, Walker leavens her tales with plentiful wit and, as regularly, an eye fixed for the redemptive energy of affection.  

A assortment that unearths a grasp of fiction drawing close the fullness of her expertise, those are the tales Walker produced whereas penning The colour Purple.

This booklet positive aspects an illustrated biography of Alice Walker together with infrequent pictures from the author’s own assortment.

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Download E-books Reconnaissance: Poems PDF

A strong, artistic assortment from certainly one of America's Most worthy poets

. . .There’s
a trembling contained in the either one of us,
there’s a trembling, inside of us both

The territory of Reconnaissance is one the place morals threaten to develop into in simple terms “what the sunshine falls through,” “suffering [seems] actually for nothing,” and perhaps “all we do is all we will do.” within the face of this, Carl Phillips, reconsidering and unraveling what we expect we all know, maps out the contours of an international in revision, the place fact lies captured at one second and on the subsequent is going unfastened, remodeled. those are poems of searing attractiveness, lit by way of desire and shadowed via it, from a poet whose paintings “reinstates the opportunity of discovering which means in an international that's endlessly able to revoke the assets of that means in our lives” (Jonathan Farmer, Slate).

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Download E-books God's Gym: Stories PDF

By John Edgar Wideman

In God's health club, the prestigious writer John Edgar Wideman deals tales that pulse with emotional electrical energy. the 10 items the following discover power, either actual and religious. the gathering opens with a guy paying tribute to the quiet fortitude of his mom, a girl who "should put on a T-shirt: God's Gym." within the tales that persist with, Wideman promises robust riffs on relatives and destiny, basketball and trust. His spell binding prose positive factors visitor appearances by way of cultural luminaries as diversified because the Harlem Globetrotters, Frantz Fanon, Thelonious Monk, and Marilyn Monroe. As constantly, Wideman astounds with writing that strikes from the intimate to the political, from surprise to transcendence.

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