Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Walt Whitman

In 1855, Walt Whitman released — at his personal rate — the 1st version of Leaves of Grass, a visionary quantity of twelve poems. exhibiting the impact of a uniquely American type of mysticism referred to as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the final society and tradition of the time, the writing is amazing by an explosively leading edge loose verse kind and formerly unmentionable subject material. Exalting nature, celebrating the human physique, and praising the senses and sexual love, the enormous paintings used to be condemned as "immoral." Whitman persevered evolving Leaves of Grass regardless of the talk, transforming into his influential paintings many years after its first visual appeal by way of including new poems with every one new printing.
This version provides the original twelve poems from Whitman's most excellent 1855 booklet of Leaves of Grass. incorporated are a few of the maximum poems of contemporary occasions: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the physique Electric," and "There was once a baby Went Forth," works that proceed to upset traditional notions of attractiveness and originality even today.

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Come, My Beloved: A Novel

By Pearl S. Buck

An American millionaire builds a Christian seminary in India, furthering his non secular mission—and atmosphere into movement a generations-spanning cycle of miscommunication and fracture inside of his relations
Beginning within the Nineties, Come, My Beloved describes an American family’s involvement with India over 4 generations. Touched via the poverty he encounters in Bombay, self-made millionaire David MacArd establishes a seminary for Christian missionary staff, and in so doing shapes the fates of his son and grandson. the alternatives made through every one new release parallel each other, noticeably marked via the passage of time—though the patriarch continues to be in ny, the second one David turns into a missionary in India himself, whereas his personal son, Ted, is going even additional, opting to stay in a distant village—and those offerings include unexpected sacrifices. Nor does their spiritual trip inevitably suggest any transforming into concord with their surroundings—something that's powerfully introduced domestic while Ted refuses to allow his daughter marry throughout racial strains. that includes an unforgettable rendering of India in the course of Gandhi’s upward push to energy, Come, My Beloved is a relatives saga of infrequent energy and sensitivity.
This book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Pearl S. greenback together with infrequent photographs from the author’s estate.

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By Joseph McElroy

"Move over, Pynchon—the 83-year-old Joseph McElroy is as artistic as ever, and this time he's taking at the Iraq War." —Tom LeClair, The day-by-day Beast

"Since 1966, McElroy's novels have astonished and overjoyed through their extraordinary wit, intelligence, and style."—Washington publish publication World

"McElroy is rightly in comparison with Gaddis and Pynchon."—Harper's Magazine

Written in a voice of ardour, caution, and awakening, Joseph McElroy's 9th novel, Cannonball, takes us to warfare we by no means understood and feature part forgotten upheld by way of an unearthed new testomony and framed through the yank aggressive psyche; but consistently again to a California kin, a daring intimacy among brother and sister, and a narrative of 2 springboard divers and their varied fates.

Joseph McElroy is the recipient of the Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ingram Merrill foundations, in addition to the NEA. He lives in long island City.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: Or, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (Modern Library Classics)

Together with his cherished Gothic tales, Washington Irving is expounded to have created the style of the fast tale in the US. notwithstanding Irving crafted the various so much memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his presents weren't limited to the fast tale on my own. He was once additionally a grasp of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced during this vintage collection.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stated, "Every reader has a primary book.... which, in early adolescence, first fascinates his mind's eye, and straight away excites and satisfies the wishes of his brain. To me, this primary booklet was once The comic strip Book of Washington Irving... The allure of The cartoon ebook remains unbroken; the outdated fascination nonetheless lingers approximately it."

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Little Women and Good Wives (Vintage Classics)

By Louisa May Alcott

Life within the March loved ones is filled with adventures and injuries because the 4 very varied March sisters persist with their various paths to maturity, consistently retaining the specified bond among them. brilliant Meg, impetuous Jo, shy Beth, and creative Amy each one need to confront diverse demanding situations as they develop up jointly and try and be either chuffed and good.

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Bob, or Man on Boat

“Markus has a striking skill to strip existence all the way down to its fundamentals, to the purpose the place the metaphors we manufacture because the looking-glass for our lifestyles prove status in for life itself. Fish, dust, evening and river come to face rather than family members connections as fathers and sons, by way of giving themselves to fishing provide themselves over to a lone seek and to loss.”—Brian Evenson, writer of The Open Curtain

Peter Markus has released 3 tale collections and lives in Michigan.

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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

By Alice Walker

"These are the tales that got here to me to be informed after the shut of a paranormal marriage to a unprecedented guy that resulted in a less-than-magical divorce. i discovered myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a fashion that challenged every little thing i would ever thought of human relationships. located squarely in that terrifying paradise known as freedom, precipitously out on such a lot of emotional limbs, it used to be as though I have been born; and in reality i used to be being reborn because the lady i used to be to become."

So says Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker approximately her attractive new booklet, during which "one of the easiest American writers this day" (The Washington publish) offers us excellent tales according to wealthy truths from her personal adventure. Imbued with Walker's clever philosophy and figuring out of individuals, the spirit, intercourse and love, the way in which ahead Is with a damaged middle starts with a lyrical, autobiographical tale of a wedding set within the violent and unstable Deep South throughout the early years of the civil rights move. Walker is going directly to think tales that grew out of the existence following that marriage—a existence, she writes, that was once "marked via deep sea-changes and transitions." those provocative tales exhibit Walker's hard-won wisdom of affection of many forms and of the relationships that form our lives, in addition to her infectious humorousness and pleasure. full of ask yourself on the strength of the lifestyles strength and of the potential of people to maneuver via love and loss and therapeutic to like back, the way in which ahead Is with a damaged middle is an enriching, passionate ebook through "a lavishly talented author" (The long island occasions publication Review).

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Seek My Face: A Novel

By John Updike

John Updike’s 20th novel, like his first, The Poorhouse Fair, occurs in a single day, an afternoon that includes a lot dialog and a few rain. The seventy-nine-year-old painter wish Chafetz, who during her eventful lifestyles has been desire Ouderkirk, desire McCoy, and desire Holloway, solutions questions placed to her by means of a brand new York interviewer named Kathryn, and recapitulates, via tales from her occupation and plenty of marriages, the successful, poignant saga of postwar American paintings. within the evolving relation among the 2 ladies, interviewer and topic flow out and in of the jobs of daughter and mom, therapist and sufferer, predator and prey, supplicant and idol. The scene is relevant Vermont; the time, the early spring of 2001.

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Favorite Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Selection assortment displays the poet's mastery of a wealthy number of poetic varieties and meters. integrated is certainly one of his top narrative poems, "The Courtship of Miles Standish," besides such recognized works as "The Village Blacksmith," "The ruin of the Hesperus," and "Paul Revere's Ride." Alphabetical lists of titles and primary strains.

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