Brill Among The Ruins

Author: Vance Bourjaily
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504009746
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The story of a middle-aged American man searching for himself in the ruins of Mexico. At the start of this vibrant and invigorating novel, Robert Brill has a farm, a law practice, a daughter in high school, a son fighting in Vietnam, and a wife who deep dives into the sherry bottle every night. What more can a typical midwesterner ask for in the late 1960s? A lot, thinks Brill. Tired of distracting himself with drinking, hunting, and sleeping around, Brill leaves Illinois and his family to join an archaeological dig in Puebla, Mexico. As he sifts through pre-Columbian artifacts, Brill considers the ruins of his life and imagines what might have been. One exhilarating fantasy involves a beautiful and free-spirited woman named Gabby. If there is a lesson to be learned from cataloging ancient pottery sherds, however, it is that the past never disappears, no matter how far you try to run from it. Hilarious, candid, and deeply felt, Brill Among the Ruins is considered by many critics to be Vance Bourjaily’s finest novel.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Author: Roger Matuz
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810354982
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Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered

American Novelists Since World War Ii

Author: Gale Cengage
Editor: Gale Research International, Limited
ISBN:
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Contains biographical sketches of writers who either began writing novels after 1945 or have done their most important work since then.

The Deke Quarterly

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The Violated

Author: Vance Bourjaily
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504009738
Size: 13,49 MB
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“One of the very few good, ambitious and important novels to have been done by the writers of my generation.” —Norman Mailer The lives of four Americans born between the world wars are intertwined to devastating effect in this gripping novel from one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed authors. Beautiful, sad Ellen Beniger; her younger brother, Tom, a scholar unhappily moonlighting as a TV writer; the athletic amorist Guy Cinturon; and tough little Eddie Bissle, ex-infantryman and Ellen’s secret lover, struggle to come to grips with the limits of their futures and the scars of their pasts as they enter middle age. Will the physical, emotional, and spiritual violations they have endured remain with them forever, or can they be healed? As The Violated builds to its stunning climax, the story of four lost souls reveals heartbreaking truths about the dark side of post–World War II America.

Contemporary Authors New Revision

Author: Gale Group
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787620097
Size: 19,18 MB
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This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers appearing in this volume include: Dennis Cooper Charles Ludlam David Mamet Helen Vendler

Asian American Novelists

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309113
Size: 15,67 MB
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As a distinct area of literary study, Asian American literature now enjoys a level of critical recognition that was unimaginable when academic interest in the field began modestly some 25 years ago. Part of this recognition stems from the increasing contributions of Asian American novelists, whose works continue to capture growing levels of popular attention. This reference book provides alphabetically arranged entries for 70 Asian American novelists. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the novelist's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. In addition, the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.

A Bibliographical Guide To Midwestern Literature

Author: Gerald Nemanic
Editor: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press
ISBN:
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The Continuum Encyclopedia Of American Literature

Author: Steven R. Serafin
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826417770
Size: 13,91 MB
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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.