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Product Description: Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—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...read more

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9780385524841 | 1 edition (Doubleday, June 17, 2008), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America's premier man of letters.

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9780307388681 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, June 16, 2009), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America's premier man of letters.

Poetry 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. Writing with a casual grace, Parini avoids jargon and makes his case in concise, direct terms: the mind of the poet supplies a light to the minds of others, kindling their imaginations, helping them to live their lives. The author’s love of poetry suffuses this insightful book—a volume for all readers interested in a fresh introduction to the art that lies at the center of Western civilization.

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9780300124231 | Yale Univ Pr, April 22, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Poetry doesn’t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book.

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9780300151466 | Yale Univ Pr, March 31, 2009, cover price $16.00 | also contains Why Poetry Matters

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Product Description: This collection of critical and biographical articles covers hundreds of notable authors from the 17th century to the present day. Signed essays, 12-15 pages in length by noted scholars, provide thought-provoking insights into the lives, careers and works of American writers...read more
By Jay Parini (editor)

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9780684315522 | Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, December 5, 2008, cover price $264.00 | About this edition: This collection of critical and biographical articles covers hundreds of notable authors from the 17th century to the present day.

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By Jay Parini (editor)

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9780684315539 | 14 edition (Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, November 28, 2008), cover price $264.00 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: “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...read more

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9780385522762 | Doubleday, November 4, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: “These thirteen books must be seen as representative, not definitive, works.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262539 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 25, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

By Henry Hart and Jay Parini (editor)

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9781428262508 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 25, 2008, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more
By Henry Hart and Jay Parini (editor)

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9781428262522 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 25, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262546 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 25, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more
By Henry Hart and Jay Parini (editor)

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9781428262492 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 25, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262560 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 11, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262607 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 11, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262577 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 11, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more
By Alfred Bendixen and Jay Parini (editor)

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9781428262478 | 1 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, July 10, 2008), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more
By Alfred Bendixen and Jay Parini (editor)

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9781428262461 | 1 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, July 10, 2008), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more
By Alfred Bendixen and Jay Parini (editor)

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9781428262447 | 1 edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, July 10, 2008), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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9781413018455 | 1 edition (Heinle & Heinle Pub, June 27, 2008), cover price $95.95
9781413033045 | 1 edition (Heinle & Heinle Pub, June 27, 2008), cover price $95.95

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262591 | Wadsworth Pub Co, June 13, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more
By Jay Parini (editor) and Shirley Samuels

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9781428262430 | Wadsworth Pub Co, June 6, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262423 | Wadsworth Pub Co, June 6, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262416 | Wadsworth Pub Co, June 6, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262386 | Wadsworth Pub Co, May 18, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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Product Description: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present...read more

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9781428262409 | Wadsworth Pub Co, May 18, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present.

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