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Letters to a Best Friend

By Richard Selzer
  • ISBN Code: : 1438427204
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Literary Collections
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A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.

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Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was one of twentieth-century literature's most prolific letter-writers. This definitive volume showcases his correspondence with some of the most original and interesting artists of his time, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Neal Cassady, Lionel Trilling, Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Whalen, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Glass, Arthur Miller, Ken Kesey, and hundreds of others. Through his letter writing, Ginsberg coordinated the efforts of his literary circle and kept everyone informed about what everyone else was doing. He also preached the gospel of the Beat movement by addressing political and social issues in countless letters to publishers, editors, and the news media, devising an entirely new way to educate readers and disseminate information. Drawing from numerous sources, this collection is both a riveting life in letters and an intimate guide to understanding an entire creative generation.

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This early work by Rupert Brooke was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Rupert Brooke is probably best remembered for the line from his poem 'The Soldier' written during the first year of the First World War, "If I should die, think only this of me; That there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England". This collection contains many poems on the theme of war but he was a successful poet before the war and was a central member of the literary set the 'Bloomsbury group'.

Haley's Star

By Lesley Esposito
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524658774
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 220
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In the last book of the Shooting Star Series we follow Allie back to New York City. She is ready to embark on her new career and discover all that the city that never sleeps has to offer. On a chance meeting she meets James who has sworn off women yet somehow agrees to be her city tour guide. As Allie builds the life she wants she is forced to move past her attraction for James, Will he choose to let her go and stay in his funk forever and if not will he be too late?

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

By J. Daybell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137006064
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 878
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The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

The Tale of the Rose

By Consuelo de Saint-Exupery
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588360121
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 624
  • Pdf File: the-tale-of-the-rose.pdf

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In the spring of 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry left his wife, Consuelo, to return to the war in Europe. Soon after, he disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France. Neither his plane nor his body was ever found. The Tale of the Rose is Consuelo’s account of their extraordinary marriage. It is a love story about a pilot and his wife, a man who yearned for the stars and the spirited woman who gave him the strength to fulfill his dreams. Consuelo Suncin Sandoval de Gómez and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry met in Buenos Aires in 1930—she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a childlike appetite for danger. She was frail and voluble, exotic and capricious. Within hours of their first encounter, he knew he would have her as his wife. Their love affair and marriage would take them from Buenos Aires to Paris to Casablanca to New York. It would take them through periods of betrayal and infidelity, pain and intense passion, devastating abandonment and tender, poetic love. Several times in the course of their marriage they would go their separate ways, but always they would return. The Tale of the Rose is the story of a man of extravagant dreams, and of the woman who was his muse, the inspiration for the Little Prince’s beloved rose—unique in all the world—whom he could not live with and could not live without. Written on Long Island in a quiet spell of reconciliation, The Little Prince was Antoine’s greatest gift to the woman he never stopped loving, the only child to emerge from their union. The Tale of the Rose is Consuelo’s reply—the love letter she never could write to her husband—a fable of its own, just as magical, poetic, and tragic as The Little Prince. Praise for The Tale of the Rose “We find in these pages all the tenderness and patience, but also the tenacity, of a woman who loves. Consuelo does not seek to explain or even to understand her husband, she accepts him and leads him to what he must be. . . . Written with a strong and authentic voice, The Tale of the Rose is a book to read for its strength of character, and for the adventure that it offers.”—Elle

Letters to a Young Athlete

By Chris Bosh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1984881795
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 490
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A legendary NBA player shares his remarkable story, infused with hard-earned wisdom about the journey to self-mastery from a life at the highest level of professional sports Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. His extraordinary career ended “in a doctor’s office in the middle of the afternoon.” Forced to reckon with moving forward, he found himself looking back over the course he'd taken, to the pinnacle of the NBA and beyond. Reflecting on all he had learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, he saw that his important lessons weren’t about basketball so much as the inner game of success—right attitude, right commitment, right flow within a team. Now he shares that journey, giving us a view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes. Letters to a Young Athlete offers a proven path for taming your inner voice and making it your ally, through the challenges of failure and success alike.

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

By Yuri Dolgopolov
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786459956
  • Total of Pages : 403
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: a-dictionary-of-confusable-phrases.pdf

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Shooting Star

By Fredrick L. McKissack
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416996400
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 999
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A natural-born athlete, Jomo Rogers has talent that is easy to spot on the football field, and local reporters are taking notice. But the buzz keeps focusing on his potential, on his promise. Jomo doesn’t want to be the “next big thing.” He wants to be the real deal . . . in as little time as possible. He adopts a new workout regimen, complete with more weights, longer runs—and steroids. A gritty, witty, and eloquent youngadult debut, Shooting Star takes on the sports headlines and brings to the page a young man whose drive is about to make his life spiral out of control.

Boldly into the Darkness

By Autumn Toelle-Jackson
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  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Book Code : 1634893573
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: boldly-into-the-darkness.pdf

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WINNER OF THE ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS' 2021 SILVER MEDAL, QUARTER FINALIST IN THE 2020 BOOK LIFE NON-FICTION AWARDS, and FINALIST IN THE 2020 FOREWORD INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS! Love. Loss. Hope. Repeat. Life for Autumn Toelle-Jackson started out on a happy and ordinary timeline. When she entered her thirties, however, tragedy made up for lost time. Over the span of a few short years, she endured several miscarriages and the loss of her husband, a dear cousin, and child. But one small cross-section of a life doesn't do justice to the amount of love, resilience, growth, and blessings a person experiences after such titanic losses. With each new harbinger of grief, Toelle-Jackson was forced to discover another way to survive the pain. In Boldly into the Darkness, she examines all the lessons and outcomes of her life story with aching intimacy and insight. The result is a portrait of healing so complete, it transcends the traditional survivor narrative and enters new territory, a bold light shining where before was only darkness.

News of War

By Rachel Galvin
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190623942
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 109
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News of War: Civilian Poetry 1936-1945 is a powerful account of how civilian poets confront the urgent problem of writing about war. The six poets Rachel Galvin discusses-W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Raymond Queneau, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, and César Vallejo-all wrote memorably about war, but still they felt they did not have authority to write about what they had not experienced firsthand. Consequently, these writers developed a wartime poetics engaging with both classical rhetoric and the daily news in texts that encourage readers to take critical distance from war culture. News of War is the first book to address the complex relationship between poetry and journalism. In two chapters on civilian literatures of the Spanish Civil War, five chapters on World War II, and an epilogue on contemporary poetry about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Galvin combines analysis of poetic form with attention to socio-historical context, drawing on rare archival sources and furnishing new translations. In comparing how poets wrestled with the limits of bodily experience, and with the ethical, political, and aesthetic problems they faced, Galvin theorizes the concept of meta-rhetoric, a type of ethical self-interference. She argues that civilian writers employed strategies drawn from journalism precisely to question the objectivity and facticity of war reporting. Civilian poetics of the 1930s and 1940s was born from writers' desire to acknowledge their own socio-historical position and to write poems that responded ethically to the gravest events of their day.

Letters on Astronomy

By Denison Olmsted
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 423
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 836
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Heidegger's Glasses

By Thaisa Frank
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 1582438641
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 698
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An occult Nazi program is threatened by a philosopher’s letter to a friend in this “stunning work, full of mystery and strange tenderness” (Dan Chaon). In the waning days of World War II, Nazi Germany is coming apart at the seams. Yet the death machine continues to churn. The Third Reich’s obsession with the astral plane has led to the formation of an underground compound of scribes—translators charged with answering letters addressed to concentration camp inmates who are most likely dead. Into this covert compound comes a letter written by eminent philosopher Martin Heidegger to his optometrist, a prisoner of Auschwitz. Goebbels himself has demanded a response. But the mere presence of Heidegger’s words—one simple letter in a place filled with letters—sparks a series of events that will ultimately threaten the safety of the entire compound. With this debut novel that is part thriller and part meditation on how the dead are remembered—and with threads of Heidegger’s philosophy woven throughout—Thaisa Frank deftly reconstructs the landscape of Nazi Germany in “a spellbinding, innovative, intellectually compelling tour–de–force” (Michelle Huneven).