American Literature

Download E-books Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas: David Foster Wallace. Una biografía PDF

La biografía de David Foster Wallace del escritor más influyente de los últimos veinte años, prematuramente desaparecido en septiembre de 2008.

David Foster Wallace es a l. a. literatura contemporánea lo que Kurt Cobain a l. a. música o James Dean al cine. Murió tan joven que su prometedor talento y sus logros han cristalizado en una leyenda. Incluso tenía un símbolo icónico propio: l. a. bandana. Para miles de jóvenes de su edad, se convirtió en alguien a quien había que leer, admirar, seguir. David Foster Wallace period el faro literario de su generación, un autor que no solo seducía a los lectores con su prosa sino que además los deslumbraba con los angeles brillantez de su mente.

En los angeles primera de David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max describe l. a. atormentada, angustiosa y con frecuencia triunfante lucha de Wallace por imponerse como novelista mientras combatía los angeles depresión y las adicciones para lograr su obra maestra, La broma infinita. Desde su prematura muerte en septiembre de 2008, a los cuarenta y seis años, Wallace se ha convertido en algo más que el escritor por antonomasia de su generación (como Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller o Pynchon lo fueron de las suyas): ha pasado a ser un símbolo de sinceridad y franqueza en los angeles period del cinismo. Al ultimate, como demuestra Max, lo más interesante de Wallace no es solo lo que escribió, sino lo que nos enseñó sobre cómo vivir. Escrita con los angeles colaboración de su familia y sus amigos y tras consultar su correspondencia inédita, manuscritos y grabaciones, el retrato de este escritor extraordinariamente dotado es tan fresco como un diario, tan íntimo como una carta de amor, tan doloroso como una despedida.

«Una extraordinaria investigación; un libro tan compasivo como doloroso de leer.»
Dave Eggers.

«Un modelo ejemplar de biografía literaria.»
James Atlas, autor de Bellow: A Biography.

«Hay que darle este libro a todos los que quieran escribir, aunque solo sea para advertir al aspirante a escritor que convertirse en una importante voz de tu generación apenas sirve de protección ante l. a. angustia, el miedo y los angeles desesperación. Si admiras los angeles obra de Wallace, es obvio que has de leer este libro; pero si no admiras l. a. obra de Wallace es especialmente importante que leas este libro.»
Tom Bissell

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Download E-books Ten Days in the Hills PDF

By Jane Smiley

Within the aftermath of the 2003 Academy Awards, Max and Elena- he is an Oscar-winning writer/director-open their Holywood Hills domestic to a bunch of pals and buddies, industy insiders and hangers-on, desirous to break out the skin international and dissect the newest information, gossip, and secrets and techniques of the company. Over the subsequent ten days, outdated enthusiasts collide, new relationships shape, and sparks fly, all with Smiley's signature glowing wit and characterization.

With its breathtaking ardour and attractive irreverence, Ten Days within the Hills is a gleaming addition to the paintings of 1 of our so much liked novelists.

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Download E-books The Hamlet PDF

By William Faulkner

The Hamlet, the 1st novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is either an ironic tackle classical tragedy and a mordant remark at the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay within the aftermath of battle and Reconstruction. It tells of the appearance and the increase of the Snopes family members in Frenchman's Bend, a small city equipped at the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, full of life, a guy of shady origins -- fast involves dominate the city and its individuals with his crafty and guile.

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Download E-books Big Woods [The Hunting Stories of William Faulkner] (First Edition) PDF

Big Woods [The looking tales of William Faulkner]
198, [14] pp. octavo. ' "The Bear," "The outdated People," "A endure Hunt," "Race at Morning" - a few of Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner's most renowned tales are accrued during this quantity - within which he saw, celebrated, and mourned the delicate otherness that's nature, in addition to the cruelty and humanity of men.'Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Download E-books The Call of the Wild PDF

Jack London's novels and ruggedly person existence appeared to embrace American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings within the turbulent first years of the 20th century, years infused with the sweetness and pleasure of serious technological and old switch. The author's stressed spirit, flavor for a lifetime of pleasure, and probing brain led him on a chain of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of those occasionally harrowing stories — and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx — got here the muse for novels of event that will make him considered one of America’s preferred writers.
The name of the Wild, thought of through many London's maximum novel, is a gripping story of a heroic puppy that, thrust into the brutal lifetime of the Alaska Gold Rush, eventually faces a call among dwelling in man's global and returning to nature. event and dog-story fanatics in addition to scholars and devotees of yank literature will locate this vintage paintings an exciting, memorable analyzing experience.

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Download E-books The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By James Weldon Johnson

“A canonical assortment, wonderfully and sensitively edited by means of Rudolph Byrd.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the prime voices of the Harlem Resaissance and an important literary determine of his time, James Weldon Johnson used to be additionally an editor, songwriter, founding member and chief of the NAACP, and the 1st African American to carry a diplomatic put up as consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua. This finished quantity of Johnson’s works comprises the seminal novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, poems from God’s Trombones, essays on cultural and political themes, decisions from Johnson’s autobiography, Along This Way, and formerly unpublished brief performs: Do you think in Ghosts? and The Engineer. that includes a chronology, bibliography, and a Foreword via acclaimed writer Charles Johnson, this contemporary Library variation showcases the large variety of James Weldon Johnson’s writings and their huge effect on American civic and cultural life.

“This number of poetry, fiction, feedback, autobiography, political writing and unpublished performs through James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) spans 60 years of natural overcome adversity. [….Johnson’s] the Aristocracy, his proposal shine forth from those pages, surroundings ethical and inventive standards.” Los Angeles Times

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Download E-books American Supernatural Tales (Penguin Horror) PDF

By S. T. Joshi

Part of a brand new six-volume sequence of the easiest in vintage horror, chosen through award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

American Supernatural Tales is the last word selection of bizarre and scary American brief fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the recognition of the occult in American literature has simply grown because the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The booklet celebrates the richness of this practice with chilling contributions from the various nation's brightest literary lighting fixtures, together with Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes additionally comprises "The Yellow Sign," the main awful tale from The King in Yellow, the vintage horror assortment via Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this can be a frighteningly solid number of stories.

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves because the curator for the Penguin Horror sequence, a brand new selection of vintage stories and poems through masters of the style. integrated listed here are a few of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s brief tale “Sardonicus,” thought of by way of Stephen King to be “perhaps the best instance of the trendy Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and tales via Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. that includes unique disguise paintings through Penguin artwork Director Paul Buckley, those stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers could be excellent additions to the cabinets of horror, sci-fi, delusion, and paranormal aficionados in every single place.

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Download E-books Tender Buttons: Objects PDF

By Gertrude Stein

First released in 1914, Gertrude Stein's progressive poetic paintings Tender Buttons is a must-read for each severe lover of literature. Delighting within the rhythm of phrases, its first part, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles round teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and different quotidian artifacts. awarded the following in a phenomenal small package deal, this re-creation of "Objects" pairs Stein's avant-garde verse with colourful modern illustrations by means of indie artwork famous person Lisa Congdon, who illuminates and interrogates the vintage Cubist textual content with visuals as capricious as Stein's personal prose. a party of self sufficient considering previous and new, this fascinating marriage of photo and textual content is a treasure of arts and letters.

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