♠Book Title : Conversations in American Literature
✍Author : Robin Dissin Aufses
♛Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
♣Release Date : 2014-05-16
✿Pages : 1648
♠ISBN : 1457646765
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations in American Literature Book Synopsis : Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you’re teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

♠Book Title : Conversations in American Literature
✍Author : Robin Dissin Aufses
♛Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
♣Release Date : 2014-05-16
✿Pages : 1664
♠ISBN : 9781457654572
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations in American Literature Book Synopsis : Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you’re teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

📒Invisible Conversations ✍ Roger Lundin

♠Book Title : Invisible Conversations
✍Author : Roger Lundin
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2009
✿Pages : 224
♠ISBN : STANFORD:36105132253605
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Invisible Conversations Book Synopsis : American literature offers exceptional resources for understanding the complex role religion has played in the life of the culture and in the experience of its people. In recent decades, however, the academic study of that literature has largely treated religion, in the words of a noted scholar, as an "invisible domain." In joining the rich conversations that have enlivened American culture for centuries, Invisible Conversations seeks to bring to light the vital role that religion has played in the literature of the United States.

📒Sites Unseen ✍ William A. Gleason

♠Book Title : Sites Unseen
✍Author : William A. Gleason
♛Publisher : NYU Press
♣Release Date : 2011
✿Pages : 286
♠ISBN : 9780814733271
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Sites Unseen Book Synopsis : Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, andOCoalthough we have not yet understood this clearlyOCorace relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the OC OrientalOCO parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth centuryOCoin their regional, national, and hemispheric contextsOCo Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment."

📒Momaday Vizenor Armstrong ✍ Hartwig Isernhagen

♠Book Title : Momaday Vizenor Armstrong
✍Author : Hartwig Isernhagen
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1999
✿Pages : 183
♠ISBN : 0806131209
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Momaday Vizenor Armstrong Book Synopsis : These interviews showcase three Native writers in dialogue with a European critic who becomes their partner in exploring individual and tribal identity, cultural survival and exploitation, and writing techniques. From Hartwig Isernhagen's unique perspective, readers survey the growth of Native writing in the United States and Canada within the context of indigenous world literature. All three writers responded to the same series of questions by their European interviewer. The dialogues show how three major figures assess the contribution of modernism, post-modernism, and the realist tradition to contemporary Native literature.

♠Book Title : Truthful Fictions Conversations with American Biographical Novelists
✍Author : Michael Lackey
♛Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
♣Release Date : 2014-02-27
✿Pages : 272
♠ISBN : 9781623566159
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Truthful Fictions Conversations with American Biographical Novelists Book Synopsis : In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters central to their individual works. These interviews do more than just define an innovative genre of contemporary fiction. They provide a precise way of understanding the complicated relationship and pregnant tensions between contextualized thinking and historical representation, interdisciplinary studies and 'truth' production, and fictional reality and factual constructions. By focusing on classical and contemporary debates regarding the nature of the historical novel, this volume charts the forces that gave birth to a new incarnation of this genre.

♠Book Title : Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston
✍Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 1998
✿Pages : 237
♠ISBN : 1578060591
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston Book Synopsis : In 1976 Maxine Hong Kingston burst into American literature with the publication of The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Since then her subsequent works--China Men (1980) and Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989)--have startled readers with their complex projections of Asian-American life as a bi-cultural and bilingual adventure filled with contemporary confusions and ancient legends, inherited values, and new loyalties. Kingston has written of her family upbringing in Stockton, California, of the stories her mother told her as advice and warning, of her father's illegal arrival in the United States, of the exploits of grandfathers who worked on the rails in California, of San Francisco street life in the 1960s, and of traditional Chinese legends. Whatever her subject, she claims America for herself and other Asian Americans whose histories are an essential part of the larger American tapestry. In this collection of interviews Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created. She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books. Always savvy, often provocative, constantly amused and amusing, Kingston provides a vivid commentary on her writing and offers insight into a body of her work.

📒Conversations With Amiri Baraka ✍ Imamu Amiri Baraka

♠Book Title : Conversations with Amiri Baraka
✍Author : Imamu Amiri Baraka
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 1994
✿Pages : 271
♠ISBN : 0878056874
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with Amiri Baraka Book Synopsis : Interviews from over the course of the author's career document his views on writing, poetry, drama, and the social role of the writer

♠Book Title : Conversations with American Women Writers
✍Author : Sarah Anne Johnson
♛Publisher : UPNE
♣Release Date : 2004
✿Pages : 229
♠ISBN : 1584653485
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with American Women Writers Book Synopsis : Sena Jeter Naslund describes the origins of Ahab's Wife in "a vision and a voice." Ann Patchett mourns the ways in which the reality of a novel may fail to live up to her conception of it. Andrea Barrett, a winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, nevertheless characterizes herself as "a very clumsy writer" in her early drafts. The seventeen women interviewed by Sarah Anne Johnson are some of the most popular and accomplished writers at work today--award winners, critically acclaimed, popular with book clubs. Steeped in a thorough knowledge of each writer's work, Johnson's questions range from technical issues of craft to the nurturing of fictional ideas to the daily practice of writing. The authors offer insights into their own works that will delight their fans and also provide practical advice that will be cherished by aspiring writers. From Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's reflections on her experience of immigration to Lois-Ann Yamanaka's insights on the question of a character's voice, these interviews combine the personal with the professional experience of the writing life.

♠Book Title : Conversations with American Novelists
✍Author : Kay Bonetti
♛Publisher : University of Missouri Press
♣Release Date : 1997
✿Pages : 259
♠ISBN : 0826211364
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with American Novelists Book Synopsis : Readers of fine novels cherish the opportunity to hear their favorite novelists speak directly, without commentary or interpretation, about how their lives and concerns drive their fiction writing. For twenty years The Missouri Review has brought these readers some of the most compelling and thought- provoking literary interviews in print. In this collection of fifteen in-depth interviews with contemporary novelists, the authors discuss the style and themes of their work, their writing habits, their cultural and social backgrounds, and larger aesthetic issues with refreshing insight about themselves and their art. Originally conducted for the American Audio Prose Library, the interviews were then edited for publication in The Missouri Review. Here they are reproduced with an introduction and with a brief biographical and bibliographical headnote for each writer. These candid interviews with some of our favorite novelists are sure to delight all readers. Authors Interviewed in This Volume: Robert Stone Jamaica Kincaid Jim Harrison Tom McGuane Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris John Edgar Wideman Robb Forman Dew Rosellen Brown Peter Matthiessen Scott Turow Margaret Walker Linda Hogan Robert Olen Butler Jessica Hagedorn Larry Brown

♠Book Title : Conversations with Toni Morrison
✍Author : Toni Morrison
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 1994
✿Pages : 293
♠ISBN : 0878056920
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with Toni Morrison Book Synopsis : Interviews from over the course of her career document Morrison's views about fiction, writing technique, and the role of the novelist

📒Toni Morrison ✍ Carolyn C. Denard

♠Book Title : Toni Morrison
✍Author : Carolyn C. Denard
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 2008
✿Pages : 265
♠ISBN : 1604730196
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Toni Morrison Book Synopsis : Toni Morrison: Conversations includes interviews with the Nobel Laureate that bring into the foreground Morrison's comments on American literature and society, the academy, and her own work. She discusses growing up in Lorain, Ohio, her role as editor at Random House, the continuing evolution of her style, her teaching philosophy, and her most recent novels Jazz, Paradise, and Love. This volume includes interviews and profiles from the 1970s and 1980s that were not collected in Conversations with Toni Morrison (1993). --from publisher description

♠Book Title : Conversations with Ralph Ellison
✍Author : Ralph Ellison
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 1995
✿Pages : 409
♠ISBN : 0878057811
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with Ralph Ellison Book Synopsis : Having published only one novel, Ralph Ellison gained and retained a reputation as one of America's premier authors. Though urged by his admirers and by critics to write more, at the time of his death in 1994 Ellison's renown rested upon a novel published in the 1950s. He remained at the peak of his eminence, acclaimed principally for this single work. But this astonishing book was Invisible Man, one of the cornerstones of modern American literature. In these interviews the author of this masterpiece proves himself intellectually vigorous, witty, and sometimes combative. These conversations about himself and about literature show him to be strongly independent, whether his remarks consider race, art, writing, or culture.

♠Book Title : Conversations with Leon Forrest
✍Author : Leon Forrest
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 2007
✿Pages : 141
♠ISBN : 1578069904
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversations with Leon Forrest Book Synopsis : Leon Forrest (1937-1997) was among the most innovative and ambitious African American fiction writers of the twentieth century. His books-which include novels There Is a Tree More Ancient than Eden, Divine Days, The Bloodworth Orphans, and Two Wings to Veil My Face, and the posthumously published novella Meteor in the Madhouse-fused classical mythology, realism, and African American history and culture. Largely set in his native Chicago, Forrest's novels comprise an oeuvre of powerful urban modernism. Conversations with Leon Forrest collects interviews ranging from 1975 to 1997. Forrest discusses his literary influences (William Faulkner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Dylan Thomas), the significance of both Catholicism and Baptist impulses in his writing, and the intersection between politics and aesthetics in black literature and culture. Music-jazz, folk, blues, and gospel-also played an im-portant role in developing Forrest's aesthetic. Throughout the collection, Forrest's wit, erudition, and candor are evident. His moral concerns, disciplined work ethic, and stylis-tic invention are explored. Conversations with Leon Forrest is a valuable introduction to a writer who was recognized as a literary genius by Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison. Dana A. Williams is associate professor of African American literature at Howard University. She is the author of "In the Light of Likeness-Transformed": The Literary Art of Leon Forrest and, with Sandra Shannon, the editor of August Wilson and Black Aesthetics.

♠Book Title : Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies
✍Author : Catrin Gersdorf
♛Publisher : Rodopi
♣Release Date : 2006-01
✿Pages : 490
♠ISBN : 9789042020962
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies Book Synopsis : Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies is a collection of essays written by European and North American scholars who argue that nature and culture can no longer be thought of in oppositional, mutually exclusive terms. They are united in an effort to push the theoretical limits of ecocriticism towards a more rigorous investigation of nature's critical potential as a concept that challenges modern culture's philosophical assumptions, epistemological convictions, aesthetic principles, and ethical imperatives. This volume offers scholars and students of literature, culture, history, philosophy, and linguistics new insights into the ongoing transformation of ecocriticism into an innovative force in international and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies.

📒Conversation In The Cathedral ✍ Mario Vargas Llosa

♠Book Title : Conversation in the Cathedral
✍Author : Mario Vargas Llosa
♛Publisher : Faber & Faber
♣Release Date : 2012-10-18
✿Pages : 608
♠ISBN : 9780571268252
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Conversation in the Cathedral Book Synopsis : A frightening and impressive portrait of evil by one of Latin America's leading contemporary novelists. 'A monumentally engrossing novel.' Los Angeles Times

📒Jorge Luis Borges ✍ Jorge Luis Borges

♠Book Title : Jorge Luis Borges
✍Author : Jorge Luis Borges
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 1998
✿Pages : 254
♠ISBN : 1578060753
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Jorge Luis Borges Book Synopsis : Jorge Luis Borges, one of the indisputably great writers of the twentieth century, was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. Never having been awarded the Nobel Prize, which his readers worldwide believed he deserved, this story writer, poet, essayist, and man of letters died at age eighty-six.This anthology of interviews with him features more than a dozen conversations that cover all phases of his life and work.Conducted between 1964 and 1984, the interviews reveal Borges to be a remarkably candid, humorous man, by turns skeptical and enthusiastic, and always a singularly incisive and adventurous thinker.He discusses his blindness, his family and childhood, early travels, literary friends, and struggles to find his literary identity. In depth he examines the meanings and intentions of his own famous stories and poems, and he speaks of the writers whose works he has loved-Dante, Cervantes, Emerson, Dickinson, H. G. Wells, Kafka, Stevenson, Kipling, Whitman, Frost, and Faulkner-and of those whom he disliked, such as Hemingway and Lorca. Borges expresses his contempt for Peron and assesses the tumultuous politics of Argentina. He speaks also of the imagination as a type of dreaming, about issues of collaboration and translation, about philosophy, and about time.Many of the interviews were conducted by notable figures, including Alastair Reid, Willis Barnstone, and Ronald Christ.As Borges speaks in these conversations, readers who have fallen under the spell of his magical prose and poety will find additional sustenance.

📒Postindian Conversations ✍ Gerald Vizenor

♠Book Title : Postindian Conversations
✍Author : Gerald Vizenor
♛Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
♣Release Date : 2003-06-01
✿Pages : 204
♠ISBN : 0803296282
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Postindian Conversations Book Synopsis : Postindian Conversations is the first collection of in-depth interviews with Gerald Vizenor, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the Native world today. These lively conversations with the preeminent novelist and cultural critic reveal much about the man, his literary creations, and his critical perspectives on important issues affecting Native peoples at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book also casts new light on his sometimes controversial ideas about contemporary Native identity, politics, economics, scholarship, and literature. Gerald Vizenor is a professor of American Studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the American Book Award-winner Griever: An American Monkey King in China. A. Robert Lee is a professor of American literature at Nihon University in Tokyo. His books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America. His edited works include Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader.

♠Book Title : What Was African American Literature
✍Author : Kenneth W. Warren
♛Publisher : Harvard University Press
♣Release Date : 2011-05-03
✿Pages : 192
♠ISBN : 9780674059566
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝What Was African American Literature Book Synopsis : Warren argues, quite bluntly, that “African American literature” has outlived its relevance as the dominant category for poetry, fiction, and plays written by African Americans. Contradicting an influential portion of the field, which regards this literature as an emanation of vernacular expression going back to slavery, and even to Africa, Warren asserts that African American literature was the body of literature and criticism written by black Americans within and against the strictures of Jim Crow America. In arguing against the continued relevance of the category of African American literature, Warren is certainly not claiming that racism has ceased to exist. Rather, he says that while it continues to make a great difference in African American life, other social and political factors weigh heavily also - so much so that categories which take race as the fundamental unifying category of black expression no longer serve well in meeting the challenges of the moment. In this respect, Warren shows that “African American literature” is a category that has not sufficiently adjusted with our current material and ideological circumstances to warrant claims to a changing present or a provisional futurity. Warren argues that the presumptions and protocols of the category remain ossified within the past, within a definition that only shows how its primary arbiters and practitioners were themselves ossified as contradictory or compromised men of their time.

♠Book Title : Multicultural American Literature
✍Author : A. Robert Lee
♛Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
♣Release Date : 2003
✿Pages : 307
♠ISBN : 157806645X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Multicultural American Literature Book Synopsis : Using a cultural studies perspective, examines both fiction and autobiographical writings from minority authors including Toni Morrison, Gerald Vizenor, and Sandra Cisneros.

♠Book Title : The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M
✍Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
♛Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
♣Release Date : 2005
✿Pages : 2483
♠ISBN : 031333062X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M Book Synopsis : Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.