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White Heat

Author : Brenda Wineapple
ISBN : 9780307270573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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White Heat is the first book to portray the remarkable relationship between America's most beloved poet and the fiery abolitionist who first brought her work to the public. As the Civil War raged, an unlikely friendship was born between the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a literary figure who ran guns to Kansas and commanded the first Union regiment of black soldiers. When Dickinson sent Higginson four of her poems he realized he had encountered a wholly original genius; their intense correspondence continued for the next quarter century. In White Heat Brenda Wineapple tells an extraordinary story about poetry, politics, and love, one that sheds new light on her subjects and on the roiling America they shared. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Powers Of Two

Author : Joshua Wolf Shenk
ISBN : 9780544032026
Genre : Psychology
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The power of collaboration, from Lennon and McCartney to Wozniak and Jobs: “An inspiring book that also happens to be a great read” (Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive). Throughout history, partners have buoyed each other to better work—though often one member is little known to the general public. (See Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, or Vincent and Theo van Gogh.) Powers of Two draws on neuroscience, social psychology, and cultural history to present the social foundations of creativity, with the pair as its primary embodiment. Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, this book shows how pairs begin to talk, think, and even look like each other; how the most successful ones thrive on conflict; and why some cease to work together while others carry on. At once intuitive and deeply surprising, Powers of Two will reshape the way you view individuals, relationships, and society itself. “A rare glimpse into the private realms of duos . . . A natural storyteller.” —The New York Times “A book about magic, about the Beatles, about the chemistry between people, about neuroscience, and about the buddy system; it examines love and hate, harmony and dissonance, and everything in between . . . Wise, funny, surprising, and completely engrossing.” —Susan Orlean “We sometimes think of creativity as coming from brilliant loners. In fact, it more often happens when bright people pair up and complement each other. Shenk’s fascinating book shows how to spark the power of this phenomenon.” —Walter Isaacson “Surprising, compelling . . . Shenk banishes the idea of solitary genius by demonstrating that our richest art and science come from collaboration: we need one another not only for love, but also for thinking and imagining and growing and being.” —Andrew Solomon
Category: Psychology

Whitman Dickinson

Author : Éric Athenot
ISBN : 9781609385316
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Whitman & Dickinson is the first collection to bring together original essays by European and North American scholars directly linking the poetry and ideas of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. The essays present intersections between these great figures across several fields of study, rehearsing well-established topics from new perspectives, opening entirely new areas of investigation, and providing new information about Whitman’s and Dickinson’s lives, work, and reception. Essays included in this book cover the topics of mentoring influence on each poet, religion, the Civil War, phenomenology, the environment, humor, poetic structures of language, and Whitman’s and Dickinson’s twentieth- and twenty-first–century reception—including prolonged engagement with Adrienne Rich’s response to this “strange uncoupled couple” of poets who stand at the beginning of an American national poetic. Contributors Include: Marina Camboni Andrew Dorkin Vincent Dussol Betsy Erkkilä Ed Folsom Christine Gerhardt Jay Grossman Jennifer Leader Marianne Noble Cécile Roudeau Shira Wolosky
Category: Literary Criticism

Soul Friends

Author : Stephen Cope
ISBN : 9781401951665
Genre : Self-Help
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“Most of us will have many friends throughout our lifetimes —friends of all shapes, sizes, and callings. Many of these are wonderful, meaningful friendships. Some are difficult. But some magic few of these are connections that have gone right to our soul. These five or seven or ten friendships have been powerful keys to determining who we have become and who we will become. . . . These are the people I call Soul Friends.” As the Senior Scholar-in-Residence for over 25 years at the renowned Kripalu Center, Stephen Cope has spent decades investigating —and writing about —the integration of body, mind, and spirit and the rich complexity of our relationships with others, and with ourselves. Perhaps the central truth that arises from his work is this: human beings are universally wired for one thing —vital connection with one another. Soul Friends invites us on a compelling journey into the connectivity of the human psyche, the study of which has fascinated scholars, philosophers, and thinkers for centuries. Cope seamlessly blends science, scholarship, and storytelling, drawing on his own life as well as the histories of famous figures —from Eleanor Roosevelt to Charles Darwin to Queen Victoria —whose formative relationships shed light on the nature of friendship itself. In his exploration, he distills human connection into six distinct yet interconnected mechanisms: containment, twinship, adversity, mirroring, identification, and conscious partnership. Then he invites us to reflect on how these forms of connection appear in our own lives, helping us work toward a fuller understanding of “who we have become and who we will become.” Without a doubt, the journey to our most fulfilled selves requires us to look within. But in order to truly thrive, we must make the most of who we are in relation to one another as well. Unsparingly honest, deeply wise, and irresistibly readable, Soul Friends gives us a map to find our way.
Category: Self-Help

Emerson S Prot G S

Author : David Dowling
ISBN : 9780300197440
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Effects of Emerson's professional guidance as mentor, marketer, editor, and promoter for 8 young writers: Margaret Fuller, Henry Thoreau, Christopher Cranch, Samuel Gray Ward, Jones Very, Ellery Channing, Charles Newcomb, and Ellen Sturgis Hooper"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tania Blixen

Author : Judith Thurman
ISBN : 3421064946
Genre : Authors, Danish
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Umfassende Darstellung von Leben und Werk der dänischen Schriftstellerin (1885-1962).
Category: Authors, Danish

Read On Biography

Author : Rick Roche
ISBN : 9781598847017
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Categorizing hundreds of popular biographies according to their primary appeal—character, story, setting, language, and mood—and organizing them into thematic lists, this guide will help readers' advisors more effectively recommend titles. * A chronology of the history of the biography genre * Brief reviews of over 450 high interest biographies
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Founding Friendships

Author : Cassandra A. Good
ISBN : 9780199376193
Genre : History
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"When Harry Met Sally" is only the most iconic of popular American movies, books, and articles that pose the question of whether friendships between men and women are possible. In Founding Friendships, Cassandra A. Good shows that this question was embedded in and debated as far back as the birth of the American nation. Indeed, many of the nation's founding fathers had female friends but popular rhetoric held that these relationships were fraught with social danger, if not impossible. Elite men and women formed loving, politically significant friendships in the early national period that were crucial to the individuals' lives as well as the formation of a new national political system, as Cassandra Good illuminates. Abigail Adams called her friend Thomas Jefferson "one of the choice ones on earth," while George Washington signed a letter to his friend Elizabeth Powel with the words "I am always Yours." Their emotionally rich language is often mistaken for romance, but by analyzing period letters, diaries, novels, and etiquette books, Good reveals that friendships between men and women were quite common. At a time when personal relationships were deeply political, these bonds offered both parties affection and practical assistance as well as exemplified republican values of choice, freedom, equality, and virtue. In so doing, these friendships embodied the core values of the new nation and represented a transitional moment in gender and culture. Northern and Southern, famous and lesser known, the men and women examined in Founding Friendships offer a fresh look at how the founding generation defined and experienced friendship, love, gender, and power.
Category: History

Das Unwirkliche Leben Des Sergej Nabokow

Author : Paul Russell
ISBN : 9783863005016
Genre : Fiction
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Eine behütete Kindheit im zaristischen Russland, Flucht vor der Revolution, Ausschweifungen in der Pariser Boheme und Tod im KZ Neuengamme: In nur 45 Jahren (1900- 1945) durchlebt Sergej Nabokow bewegte Zeiten. In seiner aristokratischen Familie ist der unmännliche, stotternde Junge ein Außenseiter, nur ein 'Schatten auf dem Hintergrund meiner reichsten Erinnerungen', wie sein berühmter Bruder Wladimir Nabokow ihn später beschreibt. Auf seiner Flucht verschlägt es ihn über Cambridge und Berlin nach Paris, wo er schnell Zugang zu den Kreisen um Cocteau, Diaghilew und Gertrude Stein erlangt. Als er schließlich an Opium zu sterben droht, bringt ihn ein Freund auf sein Schloss in Tirol, wo die Nationalsozialisten das Freundespaar 1941 verhaften. Nach kurzer Haft wegen 'widernatürlicher Unzucht ' geht Nabokow nach Berlin, wo er als Übersetzer im Propagandaministerium arbeitet. Wegen politischer Äußerungen wird er 1943 ins KZ Neuengamme verbracht, wo er unmittelbar vor Kriegsende entkräftet stirbt. Wo Sergej Nabokow selbst nur undeutliche Spuren hinterlassen hat, bedient sich Paul Russell zeitgenössischer Quellen, darunter die Romane und Memoiren des berühmten Bruders Wladimir, und seiner Fantasie. So hat er ein ungemein lebendiges Bild dieser Epoche und ihrer Menschen geschaffen, vor allem aber einen packenden und geistreichen Roman.
Category: Fiction

In Rough Country

Author : Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN : 9780062008589
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“A poignant, nostalgic collection of literary criticism by one of America’s premier authors.” —Kirkus Reviews In Rough Country is a sterling collection of essays, reviews, and criticism from Joyce Carol Oates that focuses on a wide array of books and writers—from Poe to Nabokov, from Flannery O’Connor to Phillip Roth. One of our foremost novelists, National Book Award and PEN/Malamud Award winner Oates demonstrates an unparalleled understanding and appreciation of great works of literature with In Rough Country, and offers unique and breathtaking insights into the writer’s art.
Category: Literary Criticism