In this entertaining homage to the golden age of the cocktail, illustrator Edward Hemingway and writer Mark Bailey present the best (and thirstiest) American writers, their favorite cocktails, true stories of their saucy escapades, and intoxicating excerpts from their literary works. It’s the perfect blend of classic cocktail recipes, literary history, and tales of the good old days of extravagant Martini lunches and delicious excess.
The book is aimed for students of English literature and culture. Especially useful with such subjects as "Intensive Reading in British Literature" and "History of British Literature." This book surveys the evolution and development of English prose and poetry through the centuries.
Added by: Fruchtzwerg | Karma: 7684.70 | Coursebooks, Literature Studies | 30 March 2013
Literature: The Reader's Choice is the first research-based high school language arts program to combine outstanding literature with innovative active learning designed to bring students to a new level of REAL Success. An inquiry-based "Big Ideas" approach organizes, motivates, and guides students' learning, while innovative color-coded highlighting pairs text passages with questions to prompt students to read actively. Key reading skills and key literary elements introduced, practiced, and assessed with every selection help students read, analyze, and comprehend a wide variety of texts, including nonfiction.
Read by millions of students over seven editions, The Norton Anthology of English Literature remains the most trusted undergraduate survey of English literature available and one of the most successful college texts ever published.
Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies—thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible—The Norton Anthology of English Literature has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors and six seasoned ones.
The Scarlet Letter (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
An allegorical tale of passion, adultery, guilt, and social repression, Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" introduces readers to Hester Prynne, America's first fictional heroine. Hawthorne's story is a masterpiece of American fiction, and this updated volume from the "Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations" series explores how the author powerfully conveys its theme of the puritanical influence on societal attitudes.
The Word That Causes Death's Defeat: Poems of Memory
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Anna Akhmatova, Nancy K. Anderson. The Word That Causes Death's Defeat: Poems of Memory.
Anna Akhmatova - one of twentieth-century Russia’s greatest poets. One of the few unrepentant poets to survive the Bolshevik revolution and subsequent Stalinist purges, she set for herself the artistic task of preserving the memory of pre-Revolutionary cultural heritage and of those who had been silenced. This book presents Nancy K. Anderson’s superb translations of three of Akhmatova’s most important poems: Requiem, a commemoration of the victims of The Way of All the Earth, a work to which the poet returned repeatedly over the last quarter-century of her life and which combines Old Russian motifs with the modernist search for a lost past.
Ernest Hemingway's literary career was shaped by the remarkable contexts in which he lived, from the streets of suburban Chicago to the shores of the Caribbean islands, to the battlefields of WWI, Franco's Spain, and WWII. This volume examines the various geographic, political, social, and literary contexts through which Hemingway crystallized his unmistakable narrative voice.