Download Epilogue: A Memoir by Anne Roiphe PDF

By Anne Roiphe

Anne Roiphe was once no longer rather seventy years outdated while her husband of approximately 40 years all of sudden kicked the bucket. however it used to be now not until eventually her daughters put a private advert in a literary magazine that Roiphe started to contemplate the formerly unimagined chance of a brand new guy. Eloquent and astute, relocating among heartbreaking stories of her marriage and the urgent wishes of a brand new day by day regimen, Epilogue takes us on her trip into the unknown international of lifestyles after love.

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Download Graham Greene: A Literary Life by Neil Sinyard (auth.) PDF

By Neil Sinyard (auth.)

A new name in Palgrave Macmillan's Literary Lives sequence, it is a biographical narrative of Graham Greene's literary profession. between different issues, it explores his factors for writing; the literary and cinematic affects that formed his paintings; his writing regimen and the significance of his adolescence event. Greene was once elusive and enigmatic, and this e-book teases out the fiction from his autobiographies, the autobiography from his fictions, sharing Paul Theroux's view that you could be now not recognize Greene from his face or speech 'but from his writing, you recognize everything.'

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Download Raissa Maritain: Pilgrim, Poet, Exile by Judith Suther PDF

By Judith Suther

The unusual lifetime of Raissa Oumansov Maritain presents the framework for this primary booklength learn of her writing and adventure as a Catholic contemplative on the earth. targeting the advance of Raissa's non secular existence on the subject of her success as a author, Professor Judith Suther follows Raissa and her husband Jacques from Paris on the flip of the century to Princeton, the place they lived from 1940 until eventually Raissa's demise in 1960. Divided into 3 components, Raissa Maritain opens with the mandatory history to an realizing of Raissa's later lifestyles and paintings, then strikes directly to half II to a dialogue of her contributions to the so-called Catholic Renaissance of the Twenties and 30s; her tireless repudiation of the positivism she and Jacques had encountered as scholars on the Sorbonne; her half in constructing the Thomist research teams which the Maritains hosted at Versailles and Meudon; and the principally inner most advancements of her writing in prose and poetry. half 3 lines the Maritains' expatriation in big apple, Rome, and Princeton, and examines Raissa's such a lot fruitful years as a author. all through, Professor Suther attracts on formerly unmined assets to elucidate yes difficulties that experience lengthy harassed, afflicted, or even embarrassed neighbors and admirers of the Maritains. those difficulties contain the kinfolk of Raissa and Jacques together with her mom and dad and his mom, their vows of chastity and their marriage blanc, Jacques' acquiescence in her alleged hypochondria, and the authenticity of her obvious mystical reports.

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Download Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her by John Matteson PDF

By John Matteson

"An notable tale [told] with readability and intelligence ... colourful and insightful."―Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 

Louisa may perhaps Alcott is understood universally. but in the course of Louisa's formative years, the well-known Alcott used to be her father, Bronson―an eminent instructor and a pal of Emerson and Thoreau. He wanted perfection, for the realm and from his relatives. Louisa challenged him along with her mercurial moods and yearnings for cash and reputation. the opposite prize she deeply coveted―her father's understanding―seemed toughest to win. This tale of Bronson and Louisa's stressful but loving dating provides dimensions to Louisa's lifestyles, her paintings, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

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Download Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for by Lorenza Foschini PDF

By Lorenza Foschini

Jacques GuÉrin was once a well known businessman on the head of his family's winning fragrance corporation, yet his actual ardour used to be for infrequent books and literary manuscripts. From the time he used to be a tender guy, he frequented the antiquarian bookshops of Paris looking for misplaced, forgotten treasures. the last word prize? whatever from the arms of Marcel Proust. GuÉrin pointed out with Proust extra deeply than with the other author, and while disorder introduced him by accident lower than the care of Marcel's brother, Dr. Robert Proust, he observed it as a amazing chance. Shamed through Marcel's extravagant writings, embarrassed by means of his homosexuality, and angry by way of his overlook for bourgeois respectability, his relatives had started to intentionally damage and promote their inheritance of his notebooks, letters, manuscripts, furni-ture, and private results. Horrified by way of the destruction, and fed on with wish, GuÉrin ingratiated himself with Marcel's heirs, placating them with funds and kindness in trade for the writer's worthwhile, infrequent fabric is still. After years of relentless persuasion, GuÉrin was once finally rewarded with a hugely own prize, one he had by no means dreamed of owning, a relic he valuable to the top of his lengthy lifestyles: Proust's overcoat. Proust's Overcoat introduces a solid of exciting and unforgettable characters, each one encouraged and plagued by Marcel, his writing, and his orphaned items. jointly they demonstrate a curious and compelling story of misplaced and located, of universal issues and unusual wishes.

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Download George Eliot's Intellectual Life by Avrom Fleishman PDF

By Avrom Fleishman

It really is renowned that George Eliot's intelligence and her huge wisdom of literature, heritage, philosophy and faith formed her fiction, yet formerly no research has the advance of her pondering via her complete profession. This 2010 highbrow biography strains the process that improvement from her preliminary Christian tradition, via her lack of religion and dealing out of a humanistic and carefully revolutionary international view, to the thought-provoking achievements of her novels. It makes a speciality of her responses to her analyzing in her essays, reports and letters in addition to within the old photographs of Romola, the political implications of Felix Holt, the great view of English society in Middlemarch, and the visionary account of private concept in Daniel Deronda. This portrait of a big Victorian highbrow is a crucial addition to our figuring out of Eliot's brain and works, in addition to of her position in nineteenth-century British tradition.

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Download Conversations of Goethe with Johann Peter Eckermann by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann Peter Eckermann, J. K. PDF

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann Peter Eckermann, J. K. Moorhead, John Oxenford, Havelock Ellis

German poet, dramatist, novelist, translator, scientist, and musician, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) used to be the final common genius of the West and a grasp of worldwide literature, the writer of The Sorrows of younger Werther, Wilhelm Meister, and Faust. Nowhere else can one come across a extra penetrating, many-sided, and private Goethe than within the amazing Conversations (1836) by way of Johann Peter Eckermann (1792–1854), a German writer and student in addition to Goethe's pal, archivist, and editor. even if merely thirty-one while first assembly the seventy-four-year-old literary massive, Eckermann speedy committed himself to supporting Goethe in the course of his final 9 years whereas by no means failing to checklist their far-ranging discourse. listed here are Goethe's techniques on Byron, Carlyle, Delacroix, Hegel, Shakespeare, and Voltaire, in addition to his perspectives on paintings, structure, astronomy, the Bible, chinese language literature, feedback, desires, ethics, freedom, genius, mind's eye, immortality, love, brain over physique, sculpture, and masses extra. Eckermann's Conversations—comparable to Boswell's lifetime of Samuel Johnson—allows Goethe to have interaction the reader in a voice as distinctive because it is entrancing.

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