The 50 Funniest American Writers

Author: Andy Borowitz
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Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Roy Blount, and Bernie Mac, this book is an exclusive collection of the very best American comic writing.

A Study Guide For Grace Paley S Wants

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN: 1410388565
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A Study Guide for Grace Paley's "Wants", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

President Lincoln Assassinated The Firsthand Story Of The Murder Manhunt Tr

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For the 150th anniversary, Harold Holzer (The Civil War in 150 Objects) presents an unprecedented firsthand chronicle of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. On April 14, 1865, Good Friday, the Civil War claimed its ultimate sacrifice. President Lincoln Assassinated!! recaptures the dramatic immediacy of Lincoln’s assassination, the hunt for the conspirators and their military trial, and the nation’s mourning for the martyred president. The fateful story is told in more than eighty original documents—eyewitness reports, medical records, trial transcripts, newspaper articles, speeches, letters, diary entries, and poems—by more than seventy-five participants and observers, including the assassin John Wilkes Booth and Boston Corbett, the soldier who shot him. Courtroom testimony exposes the intricacies of the plot to kill the president; eulogies by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wendell Phillips, and Benjamin Disraeli and poetry by Walt Whitman, Herman Melville and Julia Ward Howe give eloquent voice to grief; two emotional speeches by Frederick Douglass—one of them never before published—reveal his evolving perspective on Lincoln’s legacy. Together these voices combine to reveal the full panorama of one the most shocking and tragic events in our history.

Genre Busting Dark Comedies Of The 1970s

Author: Wes D. Gehring
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476622515
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This examination of dark comedies of the 1970s focuses on films which concealed black humor behind a misleading genre label. All That Jazz (1979) is a musical...about death—hardly Fred and Ginger territory. This masking goes beyond misnomer to a breaking of formula that director Robert Altman called “anti-genre.” Altman’s MASH (1970) ridiculed the military establishment in general—the Vietnam War in particular—under the guise of a standard military service comedy. The picaresque Western Little Big Man (1970) turned the bluecoats vs. Indians formula upside-down—the audience roots for the Indians instead of the cavalry. The book covers 12 essential films, including Harold and Maude (1971), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and Being There (1979), with notes on A Clockwork Orange (1971). These films reveal a compounding complexity that reinforces the absurdity at the heart of dark comedy.

The Publishers Weekly

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New American Writing

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Would Everybody Please Stop

Author: Jenny Allen
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ISBN: 0374118329
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One of the funniest writers in America. -Andy BorowitzIn Can I Borrow That?, a collection of first-person essays and humor pieces, Jenny Allen asks the tough questions: Why do people say "It is what it is"? What's the point of fat-free half-and-half? Why don't the women detectives on TV carry purses, and where are we supposed to think they keep all their stuff? And haven't we heard enough about memes?Reporting from the potholes midway through life's journey, Allen addresses these and other more serious matters, like the rude awakenings of being single after twenty-five years, of mothering a teenager, and of living with a serious illness. She also discusses life's everyday trials, like the horrors of attempting a crafts project, the anxieties of being a houseguest, and the ever-changing rules of recycling. Allen is a performer at heart-her one-woman show I Got Sick Then I Got Better premiered in 2009, and she regularly acts in other plays-and she brings that same spirit to these thirty-five short essays, which read like the work of a female Dave Barry. Writing on places both real (like a swag den for celebrities at Sundance and the parking lot at L.L.Bean's flagship store) and imaginary (a Buddhist retreat attended by Martha Stewart, Elmer Fudd's psychotherapy appointment), Allen's wit and compassion give a fresh slant on the vicissitudes of day-to-day, and not so day-to-day, life.

The 50 Funniest Movies Of All Time

Author: Kathryn Bernheimer
Editor: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806520919
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Includes photographs from all fifty films selected by the author, and serves as a critical retrospective of a century of both on-screen humor and physical comedy

Irish America

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Leatherneck

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The Library Of America Collection

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ISBN: 9781598530001
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The Library of America: Now available in one complete collection. Thirty years ago, The Library of America was founded to undertake a historic endeavor: to help preserve the nation's cultural heritage by publishing America's best and most significant writing in durable and authoritative editions. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this award-winning series maintains America's most treasured writers in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (The New Republic). Now the entire Library of America series is available in one complete collection for home, office, or institutional libraries. The set is made up of 255 titles across a wide range of genres, including fiction, history, poetry, drama, essays, philosophy, travel writing, journalism, sermons, speeches, and slave narratives. From the writings of the Founding Fathers to the poetry of Walt Whitman and Robert Frost, from the journalism of the Civil Rights movement to the novels of Zora Neale Hurston and Philip Roth, fromAbraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings to H.P. Lovecraft: Tales, this is the ultimate collection of American letters. For 2012, the Library of America Complete Collection has been updated and expanded with recently published titles includingKurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories, John Adams: Revolutionary Writings,H.L. Mencken: Prejudices, and The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael. Click here to see the full list of volumes contained in the collection. What are the bestselling titles in the Library of America? Here are the recent favorites, including a number of 20th-century writers new to the series: Dick, Lovecraft, Kerouac, Roth, Bierce: The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion *According to Andy Borowitz The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Philip K. Dick: Four Novels of the 1960s (The Man in the High Castle;Ubik, etc.) Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales & Memoirs Thomas Paine: Collected Writings (Common Sense; Rights of Man, etc.) H.P. Lovecraft: Tales The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Jack Kerouac: Road Novels, 1957-1960 (On the Road; The Dharma Bums, etc.) Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works (Wise Blood; Everything That Rises Must Converge; etc.) Dashiell Hammett: Complete Novels (Red Harvest; The Maltese Falcon; etc.) Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America Philip Roth: The American Trilogy (American Pastoral; I Married a Communist;The Human Stain) Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters Lynd Ward: Six Novels in Woodcuts American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau Raymond Carver: Collected Stories (The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; etc.) Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs and Selected Letters (Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant;Selected Letters, 1839-1865) Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels (The Big Sleep; Farewell,My Lovely; etc.) John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1775-1783 Tennesee Williams: Plays 1937-1955 John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755-1775 Raymond Chandler: Later Novels and Other Writings (The Lady in the Lake; The Long Goodbye; etc.) Thomas Jefferson: Writings (Autobiography; Notes on the State of Virginia; etc.) James Baldwin: Collected Essays (Notes of a Native Son; The Fire Next Time; etc.)

Good Reading For High Schools American Writers

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Webster S Dictionary Of American Writers

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A guide to America's literary tradition. Over 16,000 articles on writers, literary works, movements, and influential periodicals. More than 170 black-and-white photographs. The companion volume to C-Span's series American Writers: A Journey Through History Annotation. A guide to the writers, literary works, and movements that have shaped America's literary tradition. Spanning almost 400 years, some 1,600 entries offer profiles of about 1,000 writers, synopses of some 500 literary works, and descriptions of about 75 groups, movements, and periodicals. Entries on writers give significant biographical details and descriptions of the author's career and most important works. Authors profiled include novelists, poets, essayists, and dramatists. Many entries include a b&w photo of the author. Material is easily accessible for all levels of readers high school and up. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Perfect for browsing or study, this book is a fascinating guide to America's greatest writers beginning in the early 1600s and continuing through contemporary authors. The dictionary is the official companion to the C-SPAN series "American Writers: A Journey Through History". 150+ photos.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
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International Who S Who Of Authors And Writers

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Contemporary Jewish American Writers Respond To Judaism

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Studies In American Literature

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Perspective On Latin America

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2001 Novel And Short Story Writer S Market

Author: Barbara Kuroff
Editor: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582970097
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Listing markets, agents, publishers, and more, this comprehensive guide is an author's best reference. "One of the best guides to fiction writer's markets available".--"American Reference Book Annual".