Conversations in American Literature Book

Conversations in American Literature


  • Author : Robin Dissin Aufses
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2019-05-08
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 1630
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319281007

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Conversations in American Literature Excerpt :

Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ? Rhetoric ? Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology--putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you're teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

Words Matter Book

Words Matter


  • Author : King-Kok Cheung
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2000-02-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824865641

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Words Matter Excerpt :

In this age of rapid transition, Asian American studies and American studies in general are being reconfigured to reflect global migrations and the diverse populations of the United States. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued. Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. The conversations that have been gathered here—interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic priorities—effectively dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent. These writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career. They address, among other issues, the expectations attached to the label "Asian American," the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences.

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism Book

Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism


  • Author : J. Haytock
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2008-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230612013

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Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism Excerpt :

This study imagines modernism as a series of conversations and locates Edith Wharton s voice in those debates.

Invisible Conversations Book

Invisible Conversations


  • Author : Roger Lundin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132253605

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Invisible Conversations Excerpt :

In joining the rich conversations that have enlivened American culture for centuries, Invisible Conversations seeks to bring to light the vital role that religion has played in the literature of the United States.--Eric Sundquist, Professor of Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation Book
Score: 4
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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation


  • Author : Peter Gibian
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-08-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0521560268

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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation Excerpt :

Gibian explores the role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in the Victorian culture of conversation in America.

Postindian Conversations Book

Postindian Conversations


  • Author : Gerald Vizenor
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 0803296282

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Postindian Conversations is the first collection of in-depth interviews with Gerald Vizenor, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the Native world today. These lively conversations with the preeminent novelist and cultural critic reveal much about the man, his literary creations, and his critical perspectives on important issues affecting Native peoples at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book also casts new light on his sometimes controversial ideas about contemporary Native identity, politics, economics, scholarship, and literature. Gerald Vizenor is a professor of American Studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the American Book Award-winner Griever: An American Monkey King in China. A. Robert Lee is a professor of American literature at Nihon University in Tokyo. His books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America. His edited works include Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader.

Conversations in American Literature Book

Conversations in American Literature


  • Author : Robin Dissin Aufses
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2014-05-16
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 1664
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457654572

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Conversations in American Literature Excerpt :

Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you’re teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

Conversations with American Writers Book

Conversations with American Writers


  • Author : Dale Brown
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-04-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802862280

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Conversations with American Writers Excerpt :

For years, Dale Brown has interviewed American writers, listening particularly for what they have to say about "wrestling with the sacred" in their writing. In this book, a follow-up to his earlier collection, Of Fiction and Faith, Brown gives readers the opportunity to listen in on his thoughtful conversations with ten contemporary writers.While many of these authors shy away from being labeled "Christian" writers, they all have much truth to tell through their work as they struggle with expressing both faith and doubt. The conversations recorded here offer a fresh dialogue on the power of art to sustain faith in unexpected ways.Interviews with: Eleanor Taylor Bland, David James Duncan, Terence Faherty, Ernest Gaines, Philip Gulley, Ron Hansen, Silas House, Jan Karon, Sheri Reynolds, Lee Smith.

Conversations with Friends Book
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Conversations with Friends


  • Author : Sally Rooney
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451499073

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NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • From the New York Times bestselling author of Normal People . . . “[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—Entertainment Weekly SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE TIME 100 NEXT LIST • WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD • ONE OF BUZZFEED’S BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Vogue, Slate • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Elle Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy. Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD “Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”—Celeste Ng, Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast “The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”—Curtis Sittenfeld, The Week “Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.”—New York “A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with

Conversations with Mexican American Writers Book

Conversations with Mexican American Writers


  • Author : Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604734720

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Conversations with Mexican American Writers Excerpt :

Interviews with nine Mexican American authors conducted primarily in 2007.

Conversations with E L  Doctorow Book
Score: 4
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Conversations with E L Doctorow


  • Author : E. L. Doctorow
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 157806144X

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Conversations with E L Doctorow Excerpt :

Doctorow's novels imagine the great moments of American history - the Old West, the Depression - as backdrops for tales of moral pain and injustice. In these interviews, Doctorow explores the themes of his work.

Thoreauvian Modernities Book

Thoreauvian Modernities


  • Author : François Specq
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820344294

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Thoreauvian Modernities Excerpt :

Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of “pure” nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal edgier facets of his work—how Thoreau is able to unsettle as well as inspire and how he is able to focus on both the timeless and the timely. Contributors from the United States and Europe explore Thoreau's modernity and give a much-needed reassessment of his work in a global context. The first of three sections, “Thoreau and (Non)Modernity,” views Thoreau as a social thinker who set himself against the “modern” currents of his day even while contributing to the emergence of a new era. By questioning the place of humans in the social, economic, natural, and metaphysical order, he ushered in a rethinking of humanity's role in the natural world that nurtured the environmental movement. The second section, “Thoreau and Philosophy,” examines Thoreau's writings in light of the philosophy of his time as well as current philosophical debates. Section three, “Thoreau, Language, and the Wild,” centers on his relationship to wild nature in its philosophical, scientific, linguistic, and literary dimensions. Together, these sixteen essays reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies. Thoreauvian Modernities posits that it is the germinating power of Thoreau's thought—the challenge it poses to our own thinking and its capacity to address pressing issues in a new way—that defines his enduring relevance and his modernity. Contributors: Kristen Case, Randall Conrad, David Dowling, Michel Granger, Michel Imbert, Michael Jonik, Christian Maul, Bruno Monfort, Henrik Otterberg, Tom Pughe, David M. Robinson, William Rossi, Dieter Schulz, François Specq, Joseph Urbas, Laura Dassow Walls.

Conversations with Greil Marcus Book

Conversations with Greil Marcus


  • Author : Joe Bonomo
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617036224

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Conversations with Greil Marcus Excerpt :

Greil Marcus once said to an interviewer, "There is an infinite amount of meaning about anything, and I free associate." For more than four decades, Marcus has explored the connections among figures, sounds, and events in culture, relating unrelated points of departure, mapping alternate histories and surprising correspondences. He is a unique and influential voice in American letters. Marcus was born in 1945 in San Francisco. In 1968 he published his first piece, a review of Magic Bus: The Who on Tour, in Rolling Stone, where he became the magazine’s first records editor. Renowned for his ongoing "Real Life Top Ten" column, Marcus has been a writer for a number of magazines and websites, and is the author and editor of over fifteen books. His critique is egalitarian: no figure, object, or event is too high, low, celebrated, or obscure for an inquiry into the ways in which our lives can open outward, often unexpectedly. In Conversations with Greil Marcus, Marcus discuses in lively, wide-ranging interviews his books and columns as well as his critical methodology and broad approach to his material, signaled by a generosity of spirit leavened with aggressive critical standards.

The Language of Composition Book

The Language of Composition


  • Author : Renee H. Shea
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN 10 : 0312676506

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The Language of Composition Excerpt :

The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice and an extensive selection of readings — including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts — The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career. Revised based on feedback from teachers across the country, the second edition promises to be an even better resource for the AP Language classroom.

Conversations with William Maxwell Book

Conversations with William Maxwell


  • Author : William Maxwell
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2012-05-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617032547

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Conversations with William Maxwell Excerpt :

Conversations with William Maxwell collects thirty-eight interviews, public speeches, and remarks that span five decades of the esteemed novelist and New Yorker editor's career. The interviews collectively address the entirety of Maxwell's literary work--with in-depth discussion of his short stories, essays, and novels including They Came Like Swallows, The Folded Leaf, and the American Book award-winning So Long, See You Tomorrow--as well as his forty-year tenure as a fiction editor working with such luminaries as John Updike, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, and J.D. Salinger. Maxwell's words spoken before a crowd, some previously unpublished, pay moving tribute to literary friends and mentors, and offer reflections on the artistic life, the process of writing, and his Midwestern heritage. All retain the reserved poignancy of his fiction. The volume publishes for the first time the full transcript of Maxwell's extensive interviews with his biographer and, in an introduction, correspondence with writers including Updike and Saul Bellow, which enlivens the stories behind his interviews and appearances.