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Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion

By: Alvarez, Julia [silvia sirias]

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: Westport, CT, U.S.A., Greenwood Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5144


This special volume has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. One of a series of extraordinary critical companions by this publishing house. This Critical Companion introduces readers to the life and works of the Dominican-American writer and examines the thematic and cultural concerns that run through her novels. Full literary analysis is provided for each, including historical context for the factually based works, "In the Time of Butterflies" (1994) ... View more info

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Ernest J. Gaines : A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers Ser.)

By: Gaines, Ernest J (Karen Carmean)

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: Westport, CT, U.S.A., Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4410


This copy has been SIGNED by Ernest Gaines on the title page! This study offers a clear, accessible reading of Gaines' fiction. It analyzes in turn all of Gaines' novels from 'Catherine Carmier' (1964) to 'A Lesson Before Dying' (1994), as well as his collection of short stories, 'Bloodline' (1968). A complete bibliography of Gaines' fiction, as well as selected reviews and criticism, completes the study. View more info

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Alison Lurie

By: Lurie, Alison [Richard Hauer Costa]

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: NY, Twayne Publishers: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5015


This copy has been SIGNED by Alison Lurie on the title page! Richard Hauer Costa's "Alison Lurie" is the first book-length study to appraise Lurie's major works of adult fiction and non-fiction. This study includes an overview of the critical assessment of Lurie's writings, and Costa addresses the viewpoints of both detractors and admirers. View more info

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The Achievement of Cormac McCarthy

By: McCarthy, Cormac. [Bell, Vereen M.]

Price: $225.00  $202.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LSU: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6286


The first systematic review of an "important but little-studied southern writer." This study covers McCarthy's early works through, and including, Blood Meridian. A lucid, penetrating, and much-needed study of one of contemporary American literature's most important novelists. Vereen Bell shows how McCarthy transforms the world through language, how he reconstitutes both urban and rural settings so that otherwise barely articulate and unheroic people live vividly in a co... View more info

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John McPhee - Twaynes United States Authors Series.

By: McPhee, John

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: NY, Twayne: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5605


This is the first full-length study of John McPhee - an American icon. A "must" for all fans of this writer who is able to engage readers with almost any subject he chooses. In this new volume in Twayne's United States Authors Series—Michael Pearson argues that the writer successfully employs the techniques of fiction writing in his journalistic art while honoring his obligation to fact. Highly accessible to students yet of distinct appeal to schoars, "John... View more info

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Blackness and Modernism: The Literary Career of John Edgar Wideman

By: Wideman, John Edgar [Subject] : By James W. Coleman

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, Univ Press of Mississippi: 1989

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED By Subject

Seller ID: 6495


This copy has been SIGNED by John Edgar Wideman on the title page! Diring his career as a writer-intellectual, John Edgar Wideman in his personal life has overcome feelings of alienation from the black community and had reoriented himself as a participant in black culture. Coleman identifies three main stages in Wideman's career: the early books; the Homewood trilogy; and the recent books. Included in this work is Coleman's interview with Wideman, conducted in 1988. View more info