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B ROTH
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xii, 898 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-861) and index.
Summary
"The renowned biographer's definitive portrait of a literary titan. Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth's personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the heights of literary fame, how his career was nearly derailed by his catastrophic first marriage, and how he championed the work of dissident novelists behind the Iron Curtain. Bailey examines Roth's rivalrous friendships with Saul Bellow, John Updike, and William Styron, and reveals the truths of his florid love life, culminating in his almost-twenty-year relationship with actress Claire Bloom, who pilloried Roth in her 1996 memoir, Leaving a Doll's House. Tracing Roth's path from realism to farce to metafiction to the tragic masterpieces of the American Trilogy, Bailey explores Roth's engagement with nearly every aspect of postwar American culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780393240726 (hardcover)
039324072X (hardcover)
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J B DEPAOLA
Edition
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardcover edition.
Descript.
202 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index.
Summary
Updated to incorporate the final decades of dePaola's career, an anecdotal portrait explores the biographical elements in the Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning artist's folktale and nursery-rhyme interpretations as well as the inventive world of his famed character, Strega Nona.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781534412262 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1534412263 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call #
818 E
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
237 pages ; 22 cm
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"From one of our most intrepid and eloquent adventurers of the natural world: an account of her search for home--experiences traveling in Greenland, the North Pole, the Channel Islands of California, Japan; of herding animals in Wyoming and Montana, and her embrace of the balance between the ordinary and celestial. In The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretel Ehrlich announced her aspiration as a writer to assign the physical qualities of the earth--weather, light and wind--to our contemporary age. In Unsolaced, thirty-five years later, Ehrlich shows us how these forces have shaped her experience and her understanding as she recalls the split-end strands of friendships spliced to new loves, houses built and lived in, conversations that shifted outlooks, as she tries to catch a glimpse of herself and the places she has sought as an anchor for her spirit. Ehrlich's quest is not for the comfort of permanence, but for transience, the need to be unsettled--to find stillness in the disquiet of engagement, to find in the landscapes of earth, ice, climate, genetic mayhem, and shifting canvas of memory--the possibility of longing. Ehrlich's voice is a unique amalgam of poetry and science, her attention held fast by the vegetation and animals she cares for, the lyric exaltation of insight that gives both her and her readers an intimation of a greater whole"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780307911797
0307911799
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