Download e-book for iPad: Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters by Anne Sexton

By Anne Sexton

A revealing choice of letters from Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Anne Sexton

whereas confessional poet Anne Sexton integrated information of her lifestyles and conflict with psychological affliction in her released paintings, her letters to kinfolk, pals, and fellow poets supply a fair extra intimate glimpse into her deepest international. chosen from hundreds of thousands of letters and edited by way of Linda grey Sexton, the poet’s daughter, and Lois Ames, certainly one of her closest associates, this assortment exposes Sexton’s internal existence from her boarding tuition days via her years of turning out to be reputation and eventually to the months best as much as her suicide.
 
Correspondence with writers like W. D. Snodgrass, Robert Lowell, and should Swenson finds Sexton’s growing to be self belief in her id as a poet as she discusses her craft, guides, and educating appointments. Her deepest letters chart her marriage to Alfred “Kayo” Sexton, from the giddy pleasure following their elopement to their eventual divorce; her grief over the demise of her mom and dad; her nice love for her daughters balanced along with her frustration with the never-ending initiatives of being a housewife; and her chronic fight with melancholy.

Going past the angst and neuroses of her poetry, those letters painting the total complexities of the girl at the back of the paintings: passionate, anguished, bold, and longing for connection.

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Spirits of America: Intoxication in Nineteenth-Century - download pdf or read online

By Nicholas O. Warner

Spirits of the USA is the 1st book-length research of intoxication as represented in nineteenth-century American literature. Emphasizing the writings of such significant figures as Emerson, Dickinson, Poe, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, and Stowe, Nicholas O. Warner combines literary research with sociohistorical views to ascertain social and literary discourses of intoxicant use. Warner analyzes the literary remedy of alcoholism, drunkenness, "normal" ingesting, drug habit, and intoxicant selection, exhibiting how those concerns tie in with higher, an important questions in American tradition similar to own and political freedom, gender roles, individualism as opposed to conformity, and the yank Dream. In demonstrating either the literal and symbolic importance of intoxication in antebellum literature, the writer unearths the excellent quantity to which intoxication turned linked to literature itself and with supposedly literary values, in place of these of the rising industrial-capitalist state. Spirits of the US demonstrates the pervasiveness, complexity, and importance of a regularly overlooked yet vital topic in American literature, one who touches on simple facets of human habit, notion, and recognition and that has preoccupied a lot of our best writers. an important contribution to the sector of yankee stories, this ebook will attract literary students, historians, and a person with an curiosity in problems with alcohol and drug use.

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Read e-book online Complete Poems, 1904-1962 PDF

By E. E. Cummings

On the time of his loss of life in 1962 e.e. cummings was once, subsequent to Robert Frost, the main largely learn poet in the United States. For this version of cummings's paintings, George Firmage has long past again to the poet's unique manuscripts to make sure the accuracy of the transcriptions. particularly, the spatial association of the typography now conforms as accurately as attainable to cummings's very particular intentions. To the contents of the volumes released in the course of cummings's lifetime - now prepared within the order he initially particular - were extra all the hitherto uncollected poems in addition to the unpublished poems first issued in 1983.

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Download PDF by Willa Cather: One of Ours

By Willa Cather

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Willa Cather (1873-1947) was once provided the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for this stirring novel approximately global battle I. She brings to lifestyles the straightforward Nebraska farm people and their tranquil rural way of life, displaying how the good struggle, possible to date away at the outdated Continent, finally touches them all.

Protagonist Claude Wheeler, a robust, fit farm boy, is bodily usual of his solid sodbuster kinfolk and hard-working pals. yet mentally the boy has little in universal with their slim outlooks, and the constrained horizons of his parochial group make him stressed and jam-packed with a slightly suppressed discontent. while the U.S. ultimately enters the clash in Europe, Claude is among the first to enlist, seeing function, event, and dedication to a couple higher beliefs within the name to arms.

One of Ours is a memorable testomony to the shattering results of warfare on formative years and beliefs, a robust depiction of mechanized conflict and the war's life-changing results on one Nebraska farm boy and the folks he left at the back of.

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New PDF release: Morality, Identity and Narrative in the Fiction of Richard

By Brian Duffy

Morality, id and Narrative within the Fiction of Richard Ford is simply the second one monograph at the paintings of Richard Ford and the single one to accommodate all 3 Frank Bascombe novels. The publication deals finished readings of the trilogy and the tales of girls with males and a large number of Sins, therefore bringing serious paintings on Ford modern. Richard Ford insists that fiction comprise a "moral vision", and this learn takes up that problem by way of investigating Ford's characters throughout the interconnections of morality, id and narrative. It attracts at the ethical theories of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, and at the paintings on narrative and identification of French thinker Paul Ricoeur. however it additionally explores intimately the portrait of latest American society and tradition provided within the trilogy, analysing the individualism, exclusionary independence and laissez-faire rules of Independence Day, and the consumerism, sectionalism, self-absorption, enervation and violence of The Lay of the Land. This learn strains the rising imaginative and prescient within the trilogy of the United States as an atomized society in a country of disharmony and worry, and as a tradition casting round for that means, id and non secular peace. The publication additionally includes an intensive fresh interview with Richard Ford.

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American Literature and Culture 1900-1960 - download pdf or read online

By Gail McDonald

This advent to American literature and tradition from 1900 to 1960 is prepared round 4 significant rules approximately the United States: that's it “big”, “new”, “rich”, and “free”.

  • Illustrates the creative and social weather within the united states in this period.
  • Juxtaposes dialogue of background, pop culture, literature and different artwork varieties in ways in which foster dialogue, wondering, and persevered learn.
  • An appendix lists suitable basic and secondary works, together with websites.
  • An perfect complement to basic texts taught in American literature courses.

Content:
Chapter 1 massive (pages 6–59):
Chapter 2 wealthy (pages 60–109):
Chapter three New (pages 110–164):
Chapter four loose (pages 165–210):

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