In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-06-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811220217

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A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City. Now with an exciting new preface by Lou Reed (Delmore Schwartz’s student at Syracuse), In Dreams Begin Responsibilities collects eight of Schwartz’s finest delineations of New York’s intellectuals in the 1930s and 1940s. As no other writer can, Schwartz captures the speech, the generational conflicts, the mocking self-analysis of educated, ambitious, Depression-stymied young people at odds with their immigrant parents. This is the unique American dilemma Irving Howe described as “that interesting point where intellectual children of immigrant Jews are finding their way into the larger world while casting uneasy, rueful glances over their backs.” Afterwords by James Atlas and Irving Howe place the stories in their historical and cultural setting.

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories
Author: Delmore Schwartz,James Atlas,Lou Reed,Irving Howe
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0811220036

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Now with an exciting new preface by rock musician Lou Reed (Delmore Schwartz's student at Syracuse), In Dreams Begin Responsibilities collects eight of Schwartz's finest delineations of New York's intellectuals in the 1930s and 1940s. As no other writer can, Schwartz captures the speech, the generational conflicts, the mocking self-analysis of educated, ambitious, Depression-stymied young people at odds with their immigrant parents. This is the unique American dilemma Irving Howe described as “that interesting point where intellectual children of immigrant Jews are finding their way into the larger world while casting uneasy, rueful glances over their backs.” Afterwords by James Atlas and Irving Howe place the stories in their historical and cultural setting.

Screeno

Screeno
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2004
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0811215733

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Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966) was one of the finest writers of his generation. Winner of the prestigious Bollingen prize and the Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Award, he was hailed by John Ashbery as one of the major twentieth-century poets. Schwartz's stories were also widely read and loved, admired by James Atlas for their unique style that enabled Schwartz to depict his characters with a sort of childlike verisimilitude. Graced with an introduction by Cynthia Ozick, this New Directions Bibelot, Screeno: Stories and Poems, gathers many of Schwartz's most popular stories and poems, including: Screeno, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, America, America! and The Heavy Bear who Goes with Me. Also included is a newly discovered story, The Heights of Joy, which appeared in the magazine Boulevard in 2002. Delmore Schwartz's life is legendary; yet it is his work that endures: What complicates and enriches Schwartz's comedy, says Irving Howe, is, I think, a reaching out toward nobility, a shy aspiring spirituality, a moment or two of achieved purity of feeling.

The World is a Wedding

The World is a Wedding
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: [Norfolk, Conn.] New Directions [1948]
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1948
Genre: Short stories
ISBN: UOM:39015001687121

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Blank Pages and Other Stories

Blank Pages and Other Stories
Author: Bernard MacLaverty
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-08-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781473589759

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The extraordinary new story collection from one of Ireland's greatest writers and bestselling author of Mindwinter Break. Bernard MacLaverty is a consummately gifted short-story writer and novelist whose work - like that of John McGahern, William Trevor, Edna O'Brien or Colm Tóibín - is deceptively simple on the surface, but carries a turbulent undertow. Everywhere, the dark currents of violence, persecution and regret pull at his subject matter: family love, the making of art, Catholicism, the Troubles and, latterly, ageing. Blank Pages is a collection of twelve extraordinary new stories that show the emotional range of a master. 'Blackthorns', for instance, tells of a poor out-of-work Catholic man who falls gravely ill in the sectarian Northern Ireland of 1942 but is brought back from the brink by an unlikely saviour. The most recently written story here is the harrowing but transcendent 'The End of Days', which imagines the last moments in the life of painter Egon Schiele, watching his wife dying of Spanish flu - the world's worst pandemic, until now. Much of what MacLaverty writes is an amalgam of sadness and joy, of circumlocution and directness. He never wastes words but neither does he ever forget to make them sing. Each story he writes creates a universe. 'Can we just accept that Bernard MacLaverty is one of the greats now?' Herald

Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz
Author: James Atlas
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2020-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780374722692

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Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet is based on interviews, letters, and an extraordinary collection of unpublished papers that had never before been examined. Delmore Schwartz was only twenty-four in 1938 when his first book, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, was published. He received praise from T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams. For Tate, it was “the only genuine innovation we’ve had since Eliot and Pound.” A decade later, the short-story collection The World Is a Wedding was published; many critics characterized it as the definitive portrait of their generation. In this biography, the first about the man whom John Berryman called “the most underrated poet of the twentieth century,” James Atlas traces Schwartz’s history, from the arrival of his Romanian ancestors in New York, to his youth in Washington Heights, to his career at Harvard as a graduate student in philosophy, and onward to the flowering of his generation in the '40s, when he and the critics, poets, and novelists who were his friends made their reputations. Schwartz’s brilliant satires of his friends and acquaintances, his autobiographical stories, and his letters to his illustrious peers contribute to this vivid portrait of an era—and of that era’s most trenchant chronicler.

Once and for All The Best of Delmore Schwartz

Once and for All  The Best of Delmore Schwartz
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-05-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811224338

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The publication of this book restores a missing chapter in the history of twentieth-century American literature With his New Directions debut in 1938, the twenty-five-year-old Delmore Schwartz was hailed as a genius and among the most promising writers of his generation. Yet he died in relative obscurity in 1966, wracked by mental illness and substance abuse. Sadly, his literary legacy has been overshadowed by the story of his tragic life. Among poets, Schwartz was a prototype for the confessional movement made famous by his slightly younger friends Robert Lowell and John Berryman. While his stories and novellas about Jewish American experience laid the groundwork for novels by Saul Bellow (whose Humboldt’s Gift is based on Schwartz’s life) and Philip Roth. Much of Schwartz’s writing has been out of print for decades. This volume aims to restore Schwartz to his proper place in the canon of American literature and give new readers access to the breadth of his achievement. Included are selections from the in-print stories and poems, as well as excerpts from his long unavailable epic poem Genesis, a never-completed book-length work on T. S. Eliot, and unpublished poems from his archives.

Last and Lost Poems of Delmore Schwartz

Last and Lost Poems of Delmore Schwartz
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1979
Genre: American poetry
ISBN: UOM:39015002719899

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Dreams of Distant Lives

Dreams of Distant Lives
Author: Lee K. Abbott
Publsiher: White Pine Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1877727148

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“This is a writer whose language explores the range of life.”—Bette Peretsky “Large in scope and meaning and unforgettable.”—William Harrison

The Ego is Always at the Wheel

The Ego is Always at the Wheel
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1987-04
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0811210286

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Drawn from the poet's collected papers at Yale University, these humorous essays touch on topics including taking baths and the meaning of existentialism, the abominations of the telephone, theories of Hamlet's behavior and Don Giovanni's promiscuity, and divorce.

Selected Poems 1938 1958

Selected Poems  1938 1958
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1967
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0811201910

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“Every point of view, every kind of knowledge and every kind of experience is limited and ignorant: nevertheless so far as l know, this volume seems to me to be as representative as it could be.—-Delmore Schwartz

Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others
Author: Ted Chiang
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781931520898

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From the author of Exhalation, an award-winning short story collection that blends "absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space ... raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human" (The New York Times). Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic. Includes “Story of Your Life”—the basis for the major motion picture Arrival

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307267450

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141962207

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Poet, novelist, painter and musician, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is the grand master of Bengali culture. Written during the 1890s, the stories in this selection brilliantly recreate vivid images of Bengali life and landscapes in their depiction of peasantry and gentry, casteism, corrupt officialdom and dehumanizing poverty. Yet Tagore is first and foremost India's supreme Romantic poet, and in these stories he can be seen reaching beyond mere documentary realism towards his own profoundly original vision.

The Heavy Bear

The Heavy Bear
Author: John Ashbery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1996
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017328340

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