Nelson Fairchild

Author: Nelson Fairchild
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Contains a biographical sketch of Fairchild (by L.N. Fairchild?) and a selection of his correspondences.

Anonymous

Author: Mike Morey
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557213800
Size: 17,98 MB
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If fifteen minutes of fame is all you get, time is running out for actor Billy Fox. His hit television show is about to be cancelled, his super-model girlfriend is about to leave him, a two-bit waiter is about to take his role in Woody Allen's next film, and a sock named Goober is about to upstage him. It's all downhill after that. Welcome to a fast and hilarious journey to rock bottom.

Sargent S Women Four Lives Behind The Canvas

Author: Donna M. Lucey
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393634787
Size: 14,41 MB
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A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection “[Lucey] delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out.”—Boston Globe In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects’ lives. These women inhabited a rarefied world of wealth and strict conventions—yet all of them did something unexpected, something shocking, to upend society’s rules.

Outside America

Author: Hikaru Fujii
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441122524
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The idea of the "outside" as a space of freedom has always been central in the literature of the United States. This concept still remains active in contemporary American fiction; however, its function is being significantly changed. Outside, America argues that, among contemporary American novelists, a shift of focus to the temporal dimension is taking place. No longer a spatial movement, the quest for the outside now seeks to reach the idea of time as a force of difference, a la Deleuze, by which the current subjectivity is transformed. In other words, the concept is taking a "temporal turn." Discussing eight novelists, including Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Paul Theroux, and Annie Proulx, each of whose works describe forces of given identities—masculine identity, historical temporality, and power, etc.—which block quests for the outside, Fujii shows how the outside in these texts ceases to be a spatial idea. With due attention to critical and social contexts, the book aims to reveal a profound shift in contemporary American fiction.

American Portrait Miniatures In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588393577
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Widener Library Shelflist American History

Author: Harvard University. Library
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American History

Author: Harvard University. Library
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The Register Of The Kentucky Historical Society

Author: Kentucky Historical Society
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Already Dead

Author: Denis Johnson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061869204
Size: 15,56 MB
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A contemporary noir, Already Dead is the tangled story of Nelson Fairchild Jr., disenfranchised scion to a northern California land fortune. A relentless failure, Nelson has botched nearly every scheme he's attempted to pull off. Now his future lies in a potentially profitable marijuana patch hidden in the lush old-growth redwoods on the family land. Nelson has some serious problems. His marriage has fallen apart, and he may lose his land, cash and crop in the divorce. What's more, in need of some quick cash, he had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worth of cocaine through customs for Harry Lally, a major player in a drug syndicate. Chickening out just before bringing the drugs through, he flushed the powder. Now Lally wants him dead, and two goons are hot on his trail. Desperate, terrified and alone, for Nelson, there may be only one way out. This is Denis Johnson's biggest and most complex book to date, and it perfectly showcases his signature themes of fate, redemption and the unraveling of the fabric of today's society. Already Dead, with its masterful narrative of overlapping and entwined stories, will further fuel the acclaim that surrounds one of today's most fascinating writers.