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Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated

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ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106002150354
Pages : 124 pages
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Light 'n Lively Reads for ESL, Adult, and Teen Readers

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ISBN 10 : 1563083655
Pages : 343 pages
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105006357284
Pages : 1640 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780195156539
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Download The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Jay Parini and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004 with total page 2280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.


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ISBN 10 : 0826417779
Pages : 1305 pages
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Download The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Steven R. Serafin and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-09-01 with total page 1305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.


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Fables for Our Time

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ISBN 10 : 9780060909994
Pages : 144 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781471153785
Pages : 528 pages
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The Thurber Letters

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ISBN 10 : 9780743226219
Pages : 800 pages
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Download The Thurber Letters in PDF Full Online Free by Harrison Kinney and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though he died more than forty years ago, James Thurber remains one of America's greatest and most enduring humorists, and his books -- for both adults and children -- remain as popular as ever. In this comprehensive collection of his letters -- the majority of which have never before been published -- we find unsuspected insights into his life and career. His prodigious body of work -- fables, drawings, comic essays, reportage, short stories, including his famous "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" -- all define Thurber's special and prolific genius. Like most good humorists, he was prone to exaggeration, embellishment, and good-natured self-deprecation. In his letters we find startling revelations about who he really was, and why the prism through which he viewed the world could often be both painfully and delightfully distorting. For the first time, Thurber's daughter Rosemary has allowed the publication of many of the extremely personal letters he wrote early in his life to the women he was -- usually hopelessly -- in love with, as well as the affectionate and hilarious letters that he wrote to her. In addition, Harrison Kinney, noted Thurber biographer, has located a number of Thurber letters never before published. The Thurber Letters traces Thurber's progress from lovesick college boy to code clerk with the State Department in Paris and reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, through his marriages and love affairs, his special relationship with his daughter, his illustrious and tumultuous years with The New Yorker, his longstanding relationship with E. B. White, his close friendship with Peter De Vries, and his tragic last days. Included in the book are Thurber drawings never before published. His candid comments in these personal letters, whether lighthearted or melancholy, comprise an entertaining, captivating, informal biography -- pure, wonderful Thurber.


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ISBN 10 : 9781412994187
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Arts and Humanities in PDF Full Online Free by Brenda Jo Brueggemann and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2012-08-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores the arts and humanities within the lives of people with disabilities. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.


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ISBN 10 : 9780195126679
Pages : 187 pages
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Download The Literary Mind in PDF Full Online Free by Mark Turner and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1998-12-17 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Turner argues that story, projection, and parable precede grammar, that language follows from these mental capacities as a consequence. Language, he concludes, is the child of the literary mind


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ISBN 10 : 9781136785542
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Fantasy in PDF Full Online Free by Richard Mathews and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-29 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.


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The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 0810863456
Pages : 568 pages
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Download The A to Z of Fantasy Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Brian Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-13 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.


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ISBN 10 : 9781443830553
Pages : 315 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780241885789
Pages : 632 pages
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Download The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Laurie Rozakis and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 1999-08-01 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.


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The Cases of Blue Ploermell

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Download The Cases of Blue Ploermell in PDF Full Online Free by James Thurber and published by Peschel Press. This book was released on 2021-05-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1923, the young reporter James Thurber was given a half a page in the Sunday Evening Dispatch of Columbus, Ohio, every week to fill with anything he wanted. For most of that year, he turned out book reviews, humorous commentary, jokes, stories, and even literary criticism. He also wrote a series of 13 short Sherlockian parodies — 10,000 words in all — starring Blue Ploermell, a “psychosocial” detective with a fondness for animal crackers. Aided (and occasionally impeded) by his Chinese manservant, Gong Low, Ploermell investigates cases marked by his cock-eyed deductions, loopy logic, and a knack for leaping to the wrong conclusion. These juvenilia represents Thurber’s first attempts at learning the craft of humor writing. Looking back at this work years later, he even considered publishing the Ploermell stores. The Cases of Blue Ploermell, for the first time in a century, collects the 13 stories. Edited and annotated by Bill Peschel, they show Thurber trying his hand at characterization, story structure, ethnic humor, and serial writing in a style rarely seen at any newspaper. In addition to the annotations, Peschel wrote essays on Thurber’s years in Columbus, Ohio; journalism in the 1920s; the state of Sherlockian parodies; and depictions of Chinese men and women in American popular culture. Note: The 13 stories are very short, and take up 40 pages of this 200-page book. The rest of the book consists of these essays: “Becoming James Thurber” (39 pages); “Journalism in Thurber’s Time” (4 pages); “Sherlockian Parodies in the 1920s” (8 pages); “The Ancestors of Gong Low” (13 pages); “The Chinese in Popular Culture” (35 pages); movie reviews (19 pages); chronology (9 pages); lists (7 pages). SHORT DESCRIPTION: In 1923, a young James Thurber wrote 13 short Sherlockian parodies (10,000 words) for his newspaper in Columbus, Ohio. They starred Blue Ploermell, a “psychosocial” detective with a fondness for animal crackers. Aided by his Chinese manservant, he solves cases with his cock-eyed deductions and a knack for leaping to the wrong conclusion. This book contains the stories plus essays about Thurber.


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Storyteller

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ISBN 10 : 0874834511
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Storyteller in PDF Full Online Free by Ramon Royal Ross and published by august house. This book was released on 1996 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses instructions, examples, exercises, illustrations, and diagrams to explore the art of storytelling