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Ten Novels And Their Authors

Author : W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN : 9781409058427
Genre : Literary Collections
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Maugham's studies of the lives and masterpieces of ten great novelists are outstanding examples of literary criticism at its finest. Afforded here are some of the formulae of greatness in the genre, as well as the flaws and heresies which enfeeble it. Written by a master of fiction, Ten Novels and Their Authors is a unique and invaluable guide.
Category: Literary Collections

The Art Of Fiction

Author : William Somerset Maugham
ISBN : UOM:49015000897695
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia

Author : Samuel J. Rogal
ISBN : 0313299161
Genre : Literary Criticism
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William Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and successful British writers of his time. From October 1897, when he completed his medical education at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, until his death in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, filled nine volumes with his short stories, wrote thirty-one plays, and published seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings reflect the tensions of the Boer War, World War I, and World War II; the lavishness of the highest levels of British and American society during the first six decades of the 20th century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India. This encyclopedia includes entries on Maugham's short stories, plays, novels, and nonfiction narratives, and on persons, places, organizations, and events important to his life, his works, and his times. Each entry closes with a brief bibliography, and the volume includes a selected bibliography of critical works.
Category: Literary Criticism

Splendid Seniors

Author : Jack Adler
ISBN : 9781597190350
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young." So said W. Somerset Maugham, one of the 52 people whose achievements after age 65 are featured in Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds. The inspiring ensemble includes Mary Baker Eddy, who was 86 when she founded the Christian Science Monitor; Alexander Graham Bell, who received a patent for his work on a hydrofoil boat at age 75; Benjamin Disraeli, who became prime minister of England for the second time when he was 70; and Susan B. Anthony, who was past 80 when she founded the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Splendid Seniors reminds us that creativity, passion & influence can not only flower in later years, but bear delicious fruit. "From Mother Teresa to Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Charles de Gaulle, Pablo Picasso, Grandma Moses and many more, Splendid Seniors offers true tales of inspirational deeds as well as memorable quotes from each individual profiled," says Midwest Book Review. "A source of inspiration for seniors everywhere, and proof that greatness, creativity, passion, and intelligence can bloom their brightest with age and experience."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nationalism And Literature

Author : Sarah M. Corse
ISBN : 0521579120
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This 1996 book presents a theory of formation of national literatures, based on analysis of 200 American and Canadian novels.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Bibliography Of The Works Of Somerset Maugham

Author : Raymond Toole Stott
ISBN : IND:39000002700479
Genre : Reference
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This bibliography offers a complete record of Maugham's own works, his plays novelized or books dramatized by others, and checklists of works and periodicals concerning Maugham. An appendix is devoted to a summary of The Artistic Temperament of Stephen Carey (the first draft of Of Human Bondage), which will never be published.
Category: Reference

Somerset Maugham

Author : Laurence Brander
ISBN : UOM:39015004146331
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Novelists And Prose Writers

Author : James Vinson
ISBN : UCSC:32106006610528
Genre : American fiction Bio-bibliography
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Category: American fiction Bio-bibliography

Conversations With American Novelists

Author : Kay Bonetti
ISBN : 0826211364
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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
Category: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Authors

Author : Stanley Kunitz
ISBN : PSU:000002478470
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Category: Literature, Modern

The International Review

Author : John Torrey Morse (Jr.)
ISBN : CHI:74724395
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals