In this introduction to the work of Italo Calvino, the author, a friend of Calvino's, traces his development as of one of the first and most defining of the postmodernists. Examines his ties to authors Beckett, Borges, Kafka, Conrad, and Twain.
A pioneering study of Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, & Marguerite Duras and the ways in which the aging process shaped their creativity, their work, and their lives. Examines each woman's identity--as a French woman, as an aging woman, & as a woman writer.
Edited collection of essays on the work of the 19th-century American (Maine) writer Sarah Orne Jewett, author of The Country of the Pointed Firs. Considers gender, regionalism, class, and cross-influences with contemporaries Howells, Cather, and Wharton.
Witty, contentious, brutually frank essays by "the most hated man in American poetry" on the deplorable quality of poetry in our age. A "neo-formalist," Logan devotes longer essays to the work of masters Auden, Snodgrass, Justice, & Hill.
Combines literary history and textual analysis to argue that many established French and German writers (Mann, Junger, Camus, Sartre) were unsuccessful in their attempts to write about World War II because they refused
A poetic narrative of the life of a woman shipwrecked in the 1640s on the shores of modern-day New Jersey, a woman who was axed in the belly, half-scalped and left for dead by the Lenape Indians, then nursed
In this complete, unabridged edition of H.D.'s visionary memoir, The Gift, Jane Augustine makes available for the first time the text as H.D. wrote it and intended it to be read, including H.D.’s coda to the book, her "Notes," never before published in its entirety.