Author: Alison Kelly
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Keywords: understanding, literature, american, moore, lorrie, contemporary
Number of Pages: 190
Published: 2009-06-21
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 1570038236
ISBN-13: 9781570038235

This is the first book-length critical approach to the fiction of the award-winning author of "Birds of America". "Understanding Lorrie Moore" is a comprehensive companion to the works of this wickedly humorous writer, whose fiction shows a deep sensitivity to the dynamics of contemporary gender relations and an abiding interest in portraying and critiquing the American national character. The recipient of the 1998 O. Henry Award and the 2004 Rea Award for the Short Story, Lorrie Moore is best known for her short fiction. Alison Kelly shows that Moore’s virtuosic prose, wry humor, and se

Author: Matt Theado
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Keywords: understanding, literature, american, kerouac, jack, contemporary
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2009-04-17
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 1570038465
ISBN-13: 9781570038464

Understanding Jack Kerouac introduces readers to what Matt Theado calls Kerouac’s “unwieldy accretion of published work”—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, selected letters, religious writing, and “true-story novels.” Presenting this cultural icon of the Beat Generation primarily as a writer rather than as a social rebel or media celebrity, Theado elucidates the reasons Kerouac’s reputation has outlived disparaging beatnik associations and why his writings continue to attract an expanding readership. Theado takes a book-by-book approach to the sometimes-confusing canon and develops a f

Author: John Lang
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Keywords: understanding, literature, american, chappell, fred, contemporary
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2001-01
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 1570033773
ISBN-13: 9781570033773

This study introduces the reader to a writer of poems, novels and short stories whose accolades include France’s prestigious Prix de Meilleur des Livres Etrangers, the Bollingen Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. The text identifies and explores the principal influences on the writer, his major themes, and his use of humour as a counterbalance to the gravity of his moral vision. Lang cites the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains of Chappell’s youth and the writer’s wide reading in the Western literary tradition as two dominant influences on his far-ranging oeuvre. Describing th

Author: Merritt Moseley
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Keywords: understanding, literature, british, amis, kingsley, contemporary
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 1993-04-01
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 0872498611
ISBN-13: 9780872498617

Author: Merritt Moseley
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Keywords: understanding, literature, british, frayn, michael, contemporary
Number of Pages: 209
Published: 2006-04-05
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 1570036276
ISBN-13: 9781570036279

Best known for his play Noises Off, Michael Frayn has garnered widespread critical acclaim and a number of literary honors for his work as a journalist, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and translator. Published in 2002, his novel Spies won the Booker Prize and was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize, and he presides as his generation’s foremost translator of Anton Chekhov. In this comprehensive assessment of Frayn’s varied body of work, Merritt Moseley introduces readers to the accomplishments of one of Britain’s most versatile writers. Beginning with Frayn’s humorous journalism,

Author: Peter Wolfe
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Keywords: understanding, literature, british, bennett, alan, contemporary
Number of Pages: 255
Published: 1999-05-01
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 1570032807
ISBN-13: 9781570032806

A study of the actor, director, playwright and lyricist, Alan Bennett. Peter Wolfe demonstrates that Alan Bennett’s success in many spheres was no fluke, and his theatrical eminence has always been accompanied by awards and professional recognition. His play "Single Spies" won the Oliver Award as England’s Best Comedy in 1989. The casts of his plays, starting with "Forty Years On" in 1968, have included such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud, Sir Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Alan Bates and Daniel Day Lewis. His screenwriting earned "The Madness of King George" a nomina

Author: M.D. Stewart J. Tepper
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Keywords: understanding, series, sickness, headaches, migraine, health
Number of Pages: 112
Published: 2004-02-13
List price: $14.00
ISBN-10: 1578065925
ISBN-13: 9781578065929

In the United States, eighteen percent of women, six percent of men, and four percent of children suffer from migraine headaches. All races are affected, although, for reasons which are unknown, whites are more likely than African Americans to be afflicted with the condition, and Asian Americans are least often migraine sufferers. Migraine is an inherited condition-many families can trace it back for generations-and it has enormous economic and social consequences, both to individual sufferers, and to the society as a whole. The cost to the U.S. society alone is in excess of $13 billion per y
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