Critical Companion To J D Salinger

Author: Bruce F. Mueller
Editor: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816065974
Size: 11,12 MB
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Presents a guide to the American novelist, including a chronology of his life, descriptions of the important personalities and issues of his day, and entries on his works with discussions on plots, characters, language, and major themes.

A Reader S Companion To J D Salinger S The Catcher In The Rye

Author: Peter G. Beidler
ISBN: 9781603810135
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Peter G. Beidler's Reader's Companion is an indispensable guide for teachers, students, and general readers who want fully to appreciate Salinger's perennial bestseller.

Critical Companion To Eugene O Neill

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108729
Size: 20,35 MB
Format: PDF
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Eugene O'Neill is widely considered the greatest American dramatist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, O'Neill also received four Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his remarkable career.Critical Companion to Eugene O'Neill explores the personal, historical, and artistic influences that combined to form such dark and influential American masterpieces as The Iceman Cometh, The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes Electra, Hughie, and--arguably the finest tragedy ever written by an American--Long Day's Journey into Night. Ideal for high school and college-level students, this new book covers all of O'Neill's works, as well as detailed entries on his life and related people, places, and topics.Entries include:

Critical Companion To F Scott Fitzgerald

Author: Mary Jo Tate
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108451
Size: 12,53 MB
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Examines the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Fitzgerald lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.

The Catcher In The Rye

Author: Jerome David Salinger
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553250251
Size: 19,38 MB
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Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.

Critical Companion To Tennessee Williams

Author: Greta Heintzelman
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108567
Size: 10,60 MB
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One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Teaching Salinger S Nine Stories

Author: Brad McDuffie
ISBN: 9780615570617
Size: 13,40 MB
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In Teaching Salinger's NINE STORIES, Brad McDuffie ... provides an examination of Salinger's Nine Stories that is forensically detailed and thought provoking. ... The book's greatest value may be in its ability to display the interaction between each separate story, revealing Salinger's Nine Stories to be a unified work of art. This achievement is long overdue and is an innovative and invaluable resource. - Kenneth Slawenski, author of J. D. Salinger: A Life This study is the most thorough and close reading that we have on Salinger's Nine Stories." - James Finn Cotter, Professor of English, Mount Saint Mary College

Senior High Core Collection

Author: Raymond W. Barber
Editor: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210861
Size: 19,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Lives Of The Novelists

Author: John Sutherland
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300182430
Size: 14,63 MB
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No previous author has attempted a book such as this: a complete history of novels written in the English language, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. In the spirit of Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets, acclaimed critic and scholar John Sutherland selects 294 writers whose works illustrate the best of every kind of fiction—from gothic, penny dreadful, and pornography to fantasy, romance, and high literature. Each author was chosen, Professor Sutherland explains, because his or her books are well worth reading and are likely to remain so for at least another century. Sutherland presents these authors in chronological order, in each case deftly combining a lively and informative biographical sketch with an opinionated assessment of the writer's work. Taken together, these novelists provide both a history of the novel and a guide to its rich variety. Always entertaining, and sometimes shocking, Sutherland considers writers as diverse as Daniel Defoe, Henry James, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Michael Crichton, Jeffrey Archer, and Jacqueline Susann. Written for all lovers of fiction, Lives of the Novelists succeeds both as introduction and re-introduction, as Sutherland presents favorite and familiar novelists in new ways and transforms the less favored and less familiar through his relentlessly fascinating readings.

Critical Companion To George Orwell

Author: Edward Quinn
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438108737
Size: 14,86 MB
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Examines the life and writings of George Orwell, including detailed synopses of his works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.