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Fri Mar 21 17:02:40 2014 UTClccn-n790473330.00Papers, c. 1960-19950.271.00Joyce Carol Oates Papers108228615Jay_Parinin 79047333280689Parini, DžejParini, Jay, 1948-パリーニ, ジェイlccn-n79139669Pack, Robert1929-comedtlccn-n79081460Steinbeck, John1902-1968lccn-n79068416Tolstoy, Leograf1828-1910lccn-n83054802Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury Collegelccn-n79099230Litz, A. Waltonnp-unger, leonardUnger, Leonardedtlccn-nr94015856Weigel, Mollylccn-n79060436Roethke, Theodore1908-1963lccn-n79005644Frost, Robert1874-1963dtelccn-n79003304Faulkner, William1897-1962Parini, JayBiographyCriticism, interpretation, etcHistoryBio-bibliographyFictionDramaChurch historyEncyclopediasReviewsQuotationsAmerican poetryAmerican literatureNovelists, AmericanUnited StatesFrost, Robert,Tolstoy, Leo,--graf,RussiaBooks and readingAuthors, AmericanLiteratureSteinbeck, John,Parini, JayPoets, AmericanPoetryCollege teaching--Vocational guidanceCollege teachersAmerican essaysNovelists, RussianAuthorshipFaulkner, William,Poetry--AuthorshipInheritance and successionFamiliesSeductionLevine, Philip,Teasdale, Sara,Taylor, Edward,Lowell, James Russell,Whitman, Walt,Pound, Ezra,Moore, Marianne,Ashbery, John,Poe, Edgar Allan,Warren, Robert Penn,Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth,Dickinson, Emily,Bradstreet, Anne,Bishop, Elizabeth,Williams, William Carlos,Ransom, John Crowe,Roethke, Theodore,Millay, Edna St. Vincent,Wylie, Elinor,Auden, W. H.--(Wystan Hugh),Berryman, John,Crane, Stephen,Eliot, T. S.--(Thomas Stearns),Stevens, Wallace,Baraka, Amiri,Tolstai︠a︡, S. A.--(Sofʹi︠a︡ Andreevna),194819721974197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201456659354907BPS303ocn247248285ocn212199361ocn725781548ocn051299570ocn053356852ocn052551835ocn733845645ocn696008068ocn688908059ocn733845623ocn733820550ocn754086569ocn469480681ocn185645113ocn800178442ocn864437665ocn781017362ocn470892264ocn723991024ocn453063720318514ocn026398951book19930.29The Columbia history of American poetryCriticism, interpretation, etcFrom Ann Bradstreet and Edward Taylor to Philip Levine and Charles Wright, this comprehensive general history of American poetry examines the American epic, Transcendentalism, the Modernists, the Fugitives, the Beat poets, the confessional poets, and all those in between+-+1183256875247518ocn001041142book19790.24Unger, LeonardAmerican writers : a collection of literary biographiesCriticism, interpretation, etcBio-bibliographyBiographyThe four volume set consists of ninety-seven of the pamphlets originally published as the University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers. Some have been revised and updated+-+8140689315242520ocn030623994book19940.24Parini, JayJohn Steinbeck : a biographyBiographyIncludes information on The Grapes of Wrath (film), Of Mice and Men (film), Of Mice and Men (novella), Of Mice and Men (play), The Red Pony (film), etc+-+1749209895324210312ocn039223690book19990.24Parini, JayRobert Frost : a lifeBiographyA biography of Robert Frost, the poet who won four Pulitzer prizes before dying in 1963. The book describes his early life--he wanted to be a baseball player--his farming in New England, its influence on his poetry, and his many bouts with depression and self-doubt+-+7698150535180314ocn054365509book20040.24Parini, JayOne matchless time : a life of William FaulknerBiographyDescribes the life and work of the twentieth-century author of "As I Lay Dying," who struggled to rise above such challenges as a difficult marriage and alcoholism+-+8000845155159327ocn051289864book20030.35Parini, JayThe Oxford encyclopedia of American literatureCriticism, interpretation, etcEncyclopediasAlphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays+-+1801060465157540ocn020824150book19900.21Parini, JayThe last station : a novel of Tolstoy's last yearHistoryFictionBiographical fictionAs Leo Tolstoy's life draws to a tumultuous close, his tempestuous wife and most cunning disciple are locked in a whirlwind battle for the great man's soul. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity and the reality of his enormous wealth and thirteen children, Tolstoy dramatically flees his home, only to fall ill at a tiny nearby rail station. The famous (and famously troubled) writer believes he is dying alone, unaware that over a hundred newspapermen camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. Jay Parini moves deftly between a colorful cast of characters to create a stunning portrait of one of the world's most treasured authors. Dancing between fact and fiction, The Last Station is a brilliant and moving literary performance+-+0061382585153211ocn586098130visu20090.18Hoffman, MichaelThe last stationChurch historyDramaFilm adaptationsVertelling over het latere leven van Leo Tolstoy en zijn vrouw14938ocn168722938book20080.35Parini, JayWhy poetry mattersPoetry doesn't matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibilities that life affords. Poetry indeed matters. A gifted poet and acclaimed teacher, Parini begins by looking at defenses of poetry written over the centuries. He ponders Aristotle, Horace, and Longinus, and moves on through Sidney, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Eliot, Frost, Stevens, and others. Parini examines the importance of poetic voice and the mysteries of metaphor. He argues that a poet's originality depends on a deep understanding of the traditions of political poetry, nature poetry, and religious poetry+-+187976558513959ocn213223113book20080.22Parini, JayPromised land : thirteen books that changed AmericaHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcReviewsFrom the Publisher: "These thirteen books must be seen as representative, not definitive, works. They are nodal points, places where vast areas of thought and feeling gathered and dispersed, creating a nation as various and vibrant as the United States, which must be considered one of the most successful nation-states in modern history, and a republic built firmly on ideas, which are contained in its major texts. Where we have been must, of course, determine where we are going. My hope is that this book helps to show us where we have been and engenders a lively conversation about our destination, which seems perpetually in dispute." Americans need periodic reminding that they are, to a great extent, people of the book-or, rather, books. In Promised Land, Jay Parini repossesses that vibrant, intellectual heritage by examining the life and times of thirteen "books that changed America." Each of the books has been a watershed, gathering intellectual currents already in motion and marking a turn in American life and thought. Their influence remains pervasive, however hidden, and in his essays Jay Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. The thirteen "books that changed America": Of Plymouth Plantation; The Federalist Papers; The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journals of Lewis and Clark; Walden; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Souls of Black Folk; The Promised Land; How to Win Friends and Influence People; The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care; On the Road; The Feminine Mystique. Promised Land offers a reading of the American psyche, allowing us to reflect on what our past means for who we are now. It is a rich and immensely readable work of cultural history that will appeal to all book lovers and students of the American character alike+-+712770038513747ocn031045973book19950.23The Columbia anthology of American poetryThe Columbia Anthology of American Poetry covers all of the canonical American poets, from the colonial to the contemporary - Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Adrienne Rich are all included. But Parini has also selected a broad sampling of poetry from voices that have not been heard as widely over the years. Here, for the first time, is a thorough collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry by women, Native Americans, and African Americans. Within these pages readers will find the many different traditions that make up the expansive collage of American poetry. Here are the Transcendentalists - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Henry David Thoreau; and the Imagists - William Carlos Williams, Amy Lowell, H.D., and Carl Sandburg. Readers will discover also the early twentieth-century movement of African-American poetic expression, known as the Harlem Renaissance - James Weldon Johnson, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Langston Hughes are all solidly represented in The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry+-+277635687513117ocn045733740file19950.32Touchstones American poets on a favorite poemCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+687260923532412844ocn024065064book19910.33Writers on writingQuotations+-+751060923512142ocn018558902book19890.28The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American essays+-+902960923511885ocn045734005book19970.32Beyond The godfather Italian American writers on the real Italian American experienceCriticism, interpretation, etcIn the New York Times Book Review, Gay Talese raised the question. "Where are all the Italian American writers?" Two years later, editors Ciongoli and Parini respond convincingly with this anthology of essays by 23 Italian American writers. Memoirs in the first section reveal the truths of the people and relationships behind the stereotypes. Whether reflecting on rosary beads, the aroma of garlic sauteed in olive oil, a bigotry that labels a child "the smelly Italian," or the art of perfect ironing, these writers share abiding love and respect for their cultural heritage and engage readers with their poignant accounts. Some consider how these experiences shaped them as writers: Talese himself credits time spent in his family's dress shop as the source of his nonfiction writing style. The next section provides analyses of Italian American literature, and a third traces some Italian American political struggles+-+309360923511513ocn045729879file19970.32Introspections American poets on one of their own poemsCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+472260923511263ocn045733662file19930.27Poems for a small planet contemporary American nature poetryPoetry+-+56716092353249133ocn039875203book19970.24The Norton book of American autobiographyBiographyContains primary source material+-+K2219584859108ocn515404157book20100.20Parini, JayThe passages of H.M. : a novel of Herman MelvilleFictionBiographical fiction, AmericanA tale inspired by the life of Herman Melville finds the aging author's wife witnessing his descent into alcoholism and obscurity in the decades after the failure of "Moby Dick," a work of creative genius shaped by memories of youthful seafaring adventures+-+42277003853247996ocn178282729book20080.23Vidal, GoreThe selected essays of Gore VidalFrom the Publisher: Gore Vidal-novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialists-is America's premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay. This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary, memoir, portraiture, and, occasionally, unfettered score settling. It will stand as one of the most enjoyable and durable works from the hand and mind of this vastly accomplished and entertaining immortal of American literature+-+193970038520279ocn054686249book20040.32Parini, JayThe art of teachingBiographyWriter and critic Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in a memoir replete with hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft for instructors of all levels. He offers valuable insight into the many challenges that educators face, from establishing a persona in the classroom, to fostering relationships with students, to balancing a teaching load with academic writing and research+-+24141604655581ocn037141237book19970.50Parini, JaySome necessary angels : essays on writing and politicsIn some of his essays on individual poets, Parini celebrates the visionary sensibility of William Blake and its influence on Theodore Roethke; illuminates the powerfully evocative theme of Ireland in the poetry of Seamus Heaney; and offers close readings of a variety of modern and contemporary poets, from Robert Frost to Charles Wright+-+4525666875324624ocn656001749visu20100.18Hoffman, MichaelThe last stationChurch historyDramaFilm adaptationsIn honor of his newly created religion, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy renounces his title, property, and family in favor of poverty and celibacy. For the Countess Sofya, his wife of nearly fifty years, this is the last straw! After she discovers his plans to leave the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his own family, she decides to use every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal to fight for what she believes is rightfully hers. Includes commentary and more171ocn644707951com20010.47Contemporary literary criticismCriticism, interpretation, etcStories, plots, etcCovers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals+-+477191232542ocn861671303book20140.47Conversations with Jay Parini"This book contains the most important interviews with Jay Parini, who is best known for his 1990 The Last Station, a multi-perspective novel about Leo Tolstoy's last year. But he has also published numerous volumes of poetry; biographies of William Faulkner, Robert Frost, and John Steinbeck; novels; and literary and cultural criticism. Parini's work is valuable not just because of its high quality and intellectual range. It is crucial for understanding late-20th and early-21st century literature more generally, as Parini not only engages in a lively conversation with other prominent writers, but also was close friends with so many of these authors. He has openly written poems in conversation with such writers as Robert Penn Warren, Gore Vidal, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He has had an ongoing conversation with many literary friends over the years--Alastair Reid, Seamus Heaney, Anne Stevenson, Ann Beattie, Julia Alvarez, Peter Ackroyd, A.N. Wilson, and countless others. His life often seems like a seminar table, with friends gathered, talking, trading stories. These interviews will give scholars a more comprehensive understanding of his work as a poet, scholar, public intellectual, literary critic, intellectual historian, biographer, novelist, and biographical novelist. More importantly, these interviews will contribute to our understanding of the history of ideas, the condition of knowledge, and the state of literature, which Parini has played an important role in shaping"--31ocn045418664visu19990.81Robert Frost a lifeBiographyInterviewsBrian Lamb interviews Jay Parini who talked about his book Robert Frost: a life. The book examines the poet's childhood, his college years at Dartmouth and Harvard, and his rise to fame11ocn811669690serial0.10Contemporary literary criticism, criticism of the works of today's novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, scriptwriters, and other creative writersCriticism, interpretation, etc11ocn688623725visu20090.47Parini, JayPromised land the books that shaped AmericaHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcReviews11ocn239787245book19781.00Brown, George Mackayto Kenneth CramerLetter noting book dealer who can assist in finding copies of his books11ocn688636519visu20100.47Parini, JayThe last station how a novel became a filmHistory11ocn849528302mix1.00Oates, Joyce CarolJoyce Carol Oates PapersThe papers of the American novelist, playwright, poet, short story writer, and author span 1956-1998 and include correspondence; a journal; typescript and holograph manuscripts for essays, novels, plays, and poems; periodicals; photographs; publicity; and reviews11ocn462019356mix0.47Pinsky, RobertRobert Pinsky papersCorrespondence, literary manuscripts, academic papers, memorabilia, prose and poetry by other writers01ocn122514373mixOates, Joyce CarolArchivesWritings include novels, scripts, and stories in manuscript, as well as a journal, 1973-198901ocn122510581mixPinsky, RobertCorrespondence, literary manuscripts, academic papers, memorabilia, prose and poetry by other writers+-+8140689315+-+8140689315Fri Mar 21 15:10:37 EDT 2014batch39892