Conversations in American Literature

Conversations in American Literature
Author: Robin Dissin Aufses,Renee H. Shea,Lawrence Scanlon
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 1630
Release: 2019-05-08
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781319281007

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Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ? Rhetoric ? Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology--putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you're teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

Words Matter

Words Matter
Author: King-Kok Cheung
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2000-02-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780824865641

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In this age of rapid transition, Asian American studies and American studies in general are being reconfigured to reflect global migrations and the diverse populations of the United States. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued. Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. The conversations that have been gathered here—interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic priorities—effectively dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent. These writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career. They address, among other issues, the expectations attached to the label "Asian American," the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences.

Conversations with American Writers

Conversations with American Writers
Author: Dale Brown
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2008-04-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780802862280

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For years, Dale Brown has interviewed American writers, listening particularly for what they have to say about "wrestling with the sacred" in their writing. In this book, a follow-up to his earlier collection, Of Fiction and Faith, Brown gives readers the opportunity to listen in on his thoughtful conversations with ten contemporary writers.While many of these authors shy away from being labeled "Christian" writers, they all have much truth to tell through their work as they struggle with expressing both faith and doubt. The conversations recorded here offer a fresh dialogue on the power of art to sustain faith in unexpected ways.Interviews with: Eleanor Taylor Bland, David James Duncan, Terence Faherty, Ernest Gaines, Philip Gulley, Ron Hansen, Silas House, Jan Karon, Sheri Reynolds, Lee Smith.

After Dinner Conversation

After Dinner Conversation
Author: José Asunción Silva
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2010-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780292774995

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Lost in a shipwreck in 1895, rewritten before the author's suicide in 1896, and not published until 1925, José Asunción Silva's After-Dinner Conversation (De sobremesa) is one of Latin America's finest fin de siècle novels and the first one to be translated into English. Perhaps the single best work for understanding turn-of-the-twentieth-century writing in South America, After-Dinner Conversation is also cited as the continent's first psychological novel and an outstanding example of modernista fiction and the Decadent sensibility. Semi-autobiographical and more important for style than plot, After-Dinner Conversation is the diary of a Decadent sensation-collector in exile in Paris who undertakes a quest to find his beloved Helen, a vision whom his fevered imagination sees as his salvation. Along the way, he struggles with irreconcilable urges and temptations that pull him in every direction while he endures an environment indifferent or hostile to spiritual and intellectual pursuits, as did the modernista writers themselves. Kelly Washbourne's excellent translation preserves Silva's lush prose and experimental style. In the introduction, one of the most wide-ranging in Silva criticism, Washbourne places the life and work of Silva in their literary and historical contexts, including an extended discussion of how After-Dinner Conversation fits within Spanish American modernismo and the Decadent movement. Washbourne's perceptive comments and notes also make the novel accessible to general readers, who will find the work surprisingly fresh more than a century after its composition.

Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation

Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation
Author: Peter Gibian
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2001-08-16
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0521560268

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Gibian explores the role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in the Victorian culture of conversation in America.

Invisible Conversations

Invisible Conversations
Author: Roger Lundin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132253605

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In joining the rich conversations that have enlivened American culture for centuries, Invisible Conversations seeks to bring to light the vital role that religion has played in the literature of the United States.--Eric Sundquist, Professor of Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

Conversations with American Women Writers

Conversations with American Women Writers
Author: Sarah Anne Johnson
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1584653485

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Sena Jeter Naslund describes the origins of Ahab's Wife in "a vision and a voice." Ann Patchett mourns the ways in which the reality of a novel may fail to live up to her conception of it. Andrea Barrett, a winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, nevertheless characterizes herself as "a very clumsy writer" in her early drafts. The seventeen women interviewed by Sarah Anne Johnson are some of the most popular and accomplished writers at work today--award winners, critically acclaimed, popular with book clubs. Steeped in a thorough knowledge of each writer's work, Johnson's questions range from technical issues of craft to the nurturing of fictional ideas to the daily practice of writing. The authors offer insights into their own works that will delight their fans and also provide practical advice that will be cherished by aspiring writers. From Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's reflections on her experience of immigration to Lois-Ann Yamanaka's insights on the question of a character's voice, these interviews combine the personal with the professional experience of the writing life.

American Literature and Rhetoric

American Literature and Rhetoric
Author: Robin Dissin Aufses,Renee H. Shea,Katherine E. Cordes,Lawrence Scanlon
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 1400
Release: 2021-02-19
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781319334734

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A book that's built for you and your students. Flexible and innovative, American Literature & Rhetoric provides everything you need to teach your course. Combining reading and writing instruction to build essential skills in its four opening chapters and a unique anthology you need to keep students engaged in Chapters 5-10, this book makes it easy to teach chronologically, thematically, or by genre.

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends
Author: Sally Rooney
Publsiher: Hogarth
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-07-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780451499073

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IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • From the New York Times bestselling author of Normal People . . . “[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—Entertainment Weekly SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE 2019 TIME 100 NEXT LIST • WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD • ONE OF BUZZFEED’S BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Vogue, Slate • NE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Buzzfeed, Elle Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy. Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD “Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”—Celeste Ng, “Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast” “The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”—Curtis Sittenfeld, The Week “Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.”—New York “A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.”—Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker “This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”—Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)

Postmodern American Literature and Its Other

Postmodern American Literature and Its Other
Author: W. Lawrence Hogue
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780252033834

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Redefining postmodern American literature to include the voices of women and nonwhite writers

The Language of Composition

The Language of Composition
Author: Renee H. Shea,Lawrence Scanlon,Robin Dissin Aufses
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 1060
Release: 2012-08-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 0312676506

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The Language of Composition is the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice and an extensive selection of readings — including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts — The Language of Composition helps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career. Revised based on feedback from teachers across the country, the second edition promises to be an even better resource for the AP Language classroom.

Conversations with Jim Harrison Revised and Updated

Conversations with Jim Harrison  Revised and Updated
Author: Robert DeMott
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781496819680

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Conversations with Jim Harrison, Revised and Updated offers a judicious selection of interviews spanning the writing career of Jim Harrison (1937-2016) from its beginnings in the 1960s to the last interview he gave weeks before his death in March 2016. Harrison labeled himself and lived as a "quadra schizoid" writer. He worked in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting, and he published more than forty books that attracted an international following. These interviews supply a lively narrative of his progress as a major contemporary American author. This collection showcases Harrison's pet peeves, his candor and humility, his sense of humor, and his patience. He does not shy from his authorial obsessions, especially his efforts to hone the novella, for which he is considered a contemporary master, or the frequency with which he defied polite narrative conventions and created memorable, resolute female characters. Each conversation attests to the depth and range of Harrison's considerable intellectual and political preoccupations, his fierce social and ecological conscience, his aesthetic beliefs, and his stylistic orientations in poetry and prose.

Conversations with Mexican American Writers

Conversations with Mexican American Writers
Author: Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak,Nancy Sullivan
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2009
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 9781604734720

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Interviews with nine Mexican American authors conducted primarily in 2007.

Conversations with Eugene O Neill

Conversations with Eugene O Neill
Author: Eugene O'Neill
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1990
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0878054472

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Offers a collection of interviews with the noted American playwright, reprinted from newspapers and magazines and originally published between 1920 and 1948

Conversations in American Literature

Conversations in American Literature
Author: Robin Dissin Aufses,Renee H. Shea,Lawrence Scanlon
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 1664
Release: 2014-05-16
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781457654572

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Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you’re teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.