Soldier Boy: The Civil War Letters of Charles O. Musser, by Barry Popchock

By Barry Popchock

Blood and anger, bragging and soreness, are all a part of this younger Iowa soldier's full of life phrases approximately warfare and soldiering. A twenty-year-old farmer from Council Bluffs, Charles O. Musser used to be one of many 76,000 Iowans who enlisted to put on the blue uniform. He used to be a prolific author, penning not less than a hundred thirty letters domestic in the course of his time period of carrier with the twenty ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Soldier Boy makes an important contribution to the literature of the typical soldier within the Civil conflict. additionally, it takes a unprecedented examine the Trans-Mississippi theater, which has frequently been undervalued via historians. consistently Musser dutifully wrote and mailed his letters domestic. With a commendable eye for ancient aspect, he instructed of battles and marches, guerrilla and siege conflict, camp lifestyles and garrison soldiering, morale and patriotism, Copperheads and contraband, and Lincoln's reelection and assassination, making a notable account of actions during this nearly forgotten backwater of the warfare.

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Irish Green and Union Blue: The Civil War Letters of Peter by Lawrence Kohl, Margaret Cosse Richard

By Lawrence Kohl, Margaret Cosse Richard

"Very seldom does one stumble upon so inspiring a quantity. . . . It belongs in each Irish-American library. . . . an individual with an curiosity within the Civil conflict and/or the heritage of the Irish in the USA should still personal a replica of this very positive work." -Irish version

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The Whip Angels by Diane Bataille

By Diane Bataille

The recent Traveller's spouse sequence, #4 Written based on a few marital one-upmanship, The Whip Angels through "xxx" (Diane Bataille) proved forever that Mrs. Bataille, spouse of ths librarian and novelist Georges Bataille, may well produce erotic works not less than in addition to her husband. The Whip Angels is the magazine of impossibly younger Victoria, and matters her indoctrination right into a darkish sexual underground. Victoria gets a harsh education by the hands of incestuous guardians--lessons in submission, cruelty, dominance, with little Victoria pressured to maintain a magazine of all of it. one in every of Olympia's best-sellers, this paintings eclipsed the movement of her husband.

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Best Food Writing 2008 by Holly Hughes

By Holly Hughes

Top nutrients Writing 2008 once again authoritatively and appealingly assembles the best culinary prose from the earlier year’s books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and websites. This anthology good points either proven nutrition writers and emerging stars addressing every little thing from celebrated cooks to the travails of the house prepare dinner, and from erudite culinary historical past to food-inspired memoirs. by means of turns opinionated, evocative, nostalgic, sensuous, and simply simple humorous, it’s a delectable sampler to dip into many times, no matter if you’re within the temper for foie gras or fruitcake. Like earlier collections, top nutrition Writing 2008 will contain writers resembling Colman Andrews, Anthony Bourdain, Frank Bruni, invoice Buford, Barbara Kingsolver, Madhur Jaffrey, Ruth Reichl, Raymond Sokolov, Jeffrey Steingarten, and so on.

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Selected Correspondence of Charles Ives by Charles Ives

By Charles Ives

This authoritative quantity of 453 letters written through and to composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) presents unheard of perception into some of the most outstanding and paradoxical careers in American song heritage. the main accomplished choice of Ives's correspondence in print, this publication opens an instantaneous window on Ives's advanced character and his artistic strategy. notwithstanding Ives spent a lot of his occupation out of the mainstream music-making, he corresponded with a shockingly huge workforce of musicians and critics, together with John J. Becker, Henry Bellamann, Leonard Bernstein, John Cage, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Ingolf Dahl, Walter Damrosch, Lehman Engel, Clifton J. Furness, Lou Harrison, Bernard Herrmann, John Kirkpatrick, Serge Koussevitzky, John Lomax, Francesco Malipiero, Radiana Pazmor, Paul Rosenfeld, Carl Ruggles, E. Robert Schmitz, Nicolas Slonimsky, and Peter Yates.

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Mimesis (The New Critical Idiom) by Matthew Potolsky

By Matthew Potolsky

Potolsky's booklet is an *exceedingly* transparent and fascinating advent to mimesis. for you to comprehend the relevance of Plato's concept of mimesis for (say) Baudrillard and Deleuze (as good as mimesis in Aristotle, Girard, Freud, and Lacan, etc.) then this can be the ebook for you. hugely suggested.

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Shakespeare’s Fight with the Pirates and the Problems of the by Alfred W. Pollard

By Alfred W. Pollard

Initially brought in November 1915 as a sequence of lectures on the collage of Cambridge, this shut textual research of Shakespeare overturned the normal equipment of Shakespearean bibliography. during this cautious examine, Pollard, a bibliographer and literary pupil, referred to as into query the long-held assumption that the early Quartos have been of little bibliographical price as a result mistakes, mis-spellings and mis-lineations. via emphasizing the efforts made to abate printing piracy in early smooth England, Pollard argued that the Quartos are a lot in the direction of Shakespeare's manuscripts than past scholarship had allowed. Pollard, in addition to J. Dover Wilson, W. W. Greg and R. B. McKerrow, used to be instrumental in setting up the theoretical framework of recent Bibliography, and on its ebook the e-book used to be greeted with what's defined within the advent as 'friendly controversy'. First released in 1915, the publication was once revised for republication in 1920. This reissue is of the 1967 reprint.

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Emperor of the Earth: Modes of Eccentric Vision by Czeslaw Milosz

By Czeslaw Milosz

This stimulating choice of essays, quite often concerned about matters taken from Slavic literatures, is right away scholarly and reflective. the quantity opens with a real tale, "Brognart," that is a confession of the author's regret according to clash with French intellectuals. "Science Fiction and the arrival of the Antichrist" issues Vladimir Solovyov. "Krasinski's Retreat" is one other go back to the author's pupil readings, which makes an attempt to figure out how a Polish romantic poet may possibly write in 1833 a drama at the impending international revolution. "Joseph Conrad's Father" sketches the biography of a poet and progressive and likewise throws a few mild upon the destiny of the hero of the final bankruptcy.

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A critical friendship : Donald Justice and Richard Stern, by Murphy, Elizabeth; Stern, Richard; Justice, Donald

By Murphy, Elizabeth; Stern, Richard; Justice, Donald

A probability assembly within the college of North Carolina campus library in 1944 begun a decades-long friendship and sixty-year correspondence. Donald Justice (1925–2004) and Richard Stern (1928–2013) may pass directly to turn into, respectively, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and the acclaimed novelist. A serious Friendship showcases a variety of their letters and postcards from the 1st fifteen years in their correspondence, representing the formative interval in either writers’ careers. It contains a few of Justice’s unpublished poetry and early drafts of later released poems in addition to a few early, never-before-published poetry by means of Stern.

A serious Friendship is the tale of 2 writers inventing themselves, starting with the earliest extant letters and finishing with these simply following their first significant courses, Justice’s poetry assortment The summer season Anniversaries and Stern’s novel Golk. those letters spotlight their willingness to provide and take feedback and rfile the delivery of 2 special and significant American literary lives. The letters equally rfile the impact of academics, associates, and contemporaries, together with Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Edgar Bowers, Robert Lowell, Norman Mailer, Allen Tate, Peter Hillsman Taylor, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Yvor Winters, all of whom characteristic within the pair's conversations. In a broader context, their correspondence sheds gentle at the improvement of the mid-twentieth-century American literary scene.

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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson by Joel Porte, Saundra Morris

By Joel Porte, Saundra Morris

The Cambridge spouse to Ralph Waldo Emerson is meant to supply a serious advent to Emerson's paintings. The culture of yankee literature and philosophy as we all know it on the finish of the 20th century was once mostly formed by way of Emerson's instance and perform. This quantity bargains scholars, students, and the final reader a suite of clean interpretations of Emerson's writing, milieu, impact, and cultural value. All essays are newly commissioned for this quantity, written at an available but hard point, and augmented by way of a finished chronology and bibliography.

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