By Carl Sandburg
A consultant choice of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s released verse, plus 13 poems showing in booklet shape for the 1st time.
“[Sandburg’s poetry] is self sufficient, sincere, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as lifestyles itself” (New York Times).
Introduction through Mark Van Doren.
By William Gaddis
Winner of the 1976 nationwide publication Award, "J R" is a biting satire concerning the many ways during which capitalism twists the yankee spirit into anything extra harmful, but pervasive and unassailable. on the heart of the radical is a hilarious 11 12 months old--J R--who with boyish enthusiasm turns a couple of easy classes in capitalist ideas, coupled with a tender boy's loss of moral sense, right into a enormous and exploitative paper empire. the result's one of many funniest and most annoying tales ever instructed concerning the corruption of the yankee dream.
By Abraham Cahan
"The most crucial of all immigrant novels."—Carl Van Doren
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1.700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers trus the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by means of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.
By Norman Rush
During this wonderful choice of tales, Rush produces indelible pics of Euro-American ex-patriates at unfastened results in the black African republic of Botswana. The author's characters are unforgettable, whereas their predicaments are humorous, improbably logical, and nearly affecting as Africa itself. strong and original.--New York instances.
By R. Kent Rasmussen
R. Kent Rasmussen’s huge learn offers attention-grabbing profiles of the correspondents, whose own tales are frequently as attention-grabbing as their letters. starting from gushing fan appreciations and requests for support and recommendation to feedback for writing initiatives and stinging criticisms, the letters are jam-packed with perceptive insights, pathos, and accidental yet frequently riotous humor. Many are deeply relocating, quite a lot of are hilarious, a few might be surprising, yet none are dull.
By Pearl S. Buck
Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck’s vintage debut novel, approximately one chinese language woman’s coming of age as she’s torn among jap and Western cultures.
Kwei-lan is a standard chinese language girl—taught through her mom to post in all issues, “as a flower submits to sunlight and rain alike.” Her marriage used to be prepared sooner than she used to be born. As she ways her marriage ceremony day, she’s stunned by means of one element of her expected lifestyles: Her husband-to-be has been trained overseas and follows many Western rules that Kwei-lan was once raised to reject. whilst situations push the couple out of the family members domestic, Kwei-lan unearths her assumptions approximately culture and modernity established even further.
East Wind: West Wind is a delicate, early exploration of the cross-cultural subject matters that went directly to turn into an indicator of Buck’s acclaimed novels.
This book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Pearl S. dollar together with infrequent photographs from the author’s property.
By Anne Tyler
Liam Pennywell, who got down to be a thinker and ended up instructing 5th grade, by no means a lot cherished the task at that run-down inner most tuition, so early retirement doesn’t trouble him. yet he's by way of his lack of ability to recollect whatever concerning the first evening that he moved into his new and spare condo at the outskirts of Baltimore. All he is familiar with whilst he wakes up day after today within the health center is that his head is sore and bandaged. His attempt to recuperate the moments of his lifestyles which have been stolen from him leads him on an unforeseen detour. What he wishes is a person who can do the remembering for him. What he will get is . . . good, whatever really different.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
Finally again to print in a gorgeous new exchange paperback version, American Appetites is vintage Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful mystery within which the satisfied facade of an prosperous suburban couple crumbles less than the burden of tragedy and scandal.
For twenty-six years, Ian McCullough, a demographics researcher at a social technological know-how imagine tank, has been fortunately married to Glynnis, a winning cookbook author and an excellent hostess.
When a drunken argument a few suspected infidelity turns actual, Ian unintentionally pushes Glynnis via a plate glass window—or did she fall? Now, Glynnis is lifeless, Ian is charged with homicide, and their American dream is shattered. and shortly, in a court docket the place guilt and accountability develop into very separate concerns, Ian will stand trial, scuffling with for his life.
A refined, witty, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, American Appetites explores our insatiable starvation for energy, love, and good fortune, and the way cozy, privileged lives—and the process fate—can be dramatically reworked in an instant.
By Sherwood Anderson, Charles Baxter
Within the wintry weather of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876--1941) unexpectedly left his place of work and spent 3 days wandering during the Ohio nation-state, a sufferer of "nervous exhaustion." Over the following couple of years, leaving behind his family members and his enterprise, he resolved to develop into a author. Novels and poetry undefined, however it was once with the tale assortment Winesburg, Ohio that he chanced on his perfect shape, remaking the yank brief tale for the fashionable period. Hart Crane, one of many first to acknowledge Anderson's genius, speedy hailed his accomplishment: "America may still learn this ebook on her knees." Here--for the 1st time in one volume--are the entire collections Anderson released in the course of his lifetime: Winesburg, Ohio (1919), The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and males (1923), and Death in the Woods (1933), in addition to a beneficiant collection of tales left uncollected or unpublished at his loss of life. Exploring the hidden recesses of small city existence, those haunting, understated, usually sexually frank tales pivot on doubtless quiet moments while lives switch, futures are recast, and pasts come to reckon. They remodeled the tone of yankee storytelling, inspiring writers like Hemingway, Faulkner, and Mailer, and defining a convention of midwestern fiction that comes with Charles Baxter, editor of this quantity.