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Product Description: Jill Craigie-filmmaker, writer, pioneering feminist and devoted wife to former Labour Leader Michael Foot-led an extraordinary life. Strikingly attractive, fiercely independent and politically radical, Craigie established a reputation as a filmmaker with her 1944 film, Out of Chaos, becoming the first female director to gain national attention...read more

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9781854109354 | Aurum Pr Ltd, March 30, 2005, cover price $39.95

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9781440157820 | Iuniverse Inc, July 15, 2009, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Jill Craigie-filmmaker, writer, pioneering feminist and devoted wife to former Labour Leader Michael Foot-led an extraordinary life.

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Product Description: Carl Rollyson was Norman Mailer's first literary biographer to draw on unpublished letters and manuscripts as well as on interviews with the writer's friends and foes. Rollyson provides a full account of Mailer's college years, especially his fear of being drafted...read more

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9780595504480 | Iuniverse Inc, October 30, 2008, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Carl Rollyson was Norman Mailer's first literary biographer to draw on unpublished letters and manuscripts as well as on interviews with the writer's friends and foes.

Product Description: This new edition of "Notable American Novelists" presents biographical sketches and analytical overviews of 145 of the best-known American and Canadian writers of long fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries, arranged alphabetically by name...read more

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9781587653933 | Revised edition (Magill''s Choice, August 15, 2007), cover price $217.00
9781587653964 | 2 edition (Magill''s Choice, August 15, 2007), cover price $72.50 | About this edition: Notable American Novelists presents biographical sketches and analytical overviews of 145 of the best-known American and Canadian writers of long fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries, arranged alphabetically by name.
9780893561611 | Salem Pr Inc, August 1, 1999, cover price $188.00 | About this edition: This volume features articles on over 100 American writers and novelists who are the most widely read in American Schools and colleges.

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9781587654107 | Salem Pr Inc, December 21, 2007, cover price $0.04 | About this edition: This new edition of "Notable American Novelists" presents biographical sketches and analytical overviews of 145 of the best-known American and Canadian writers of long fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries, arranged alphabetically by name.

Product Description: Collection of 106 essays on playwrights ranging from ancient Greeks and Romans to contemporary dramatists taken from the recently published Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition. Each essay lists the playwright's principal dramatic works and other writings and has sections on the playwright's writings in other forms, and life...read more

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9781587651953 | Salem Pr Inc, December 1, 2004, cover price $217.00 | About this edition: Collection of 106 essays on playwrights ranging from ancient Greeks and Romans to contemporary dramatists taken from the recently published Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.
9781587651977 | Salem Pr Inc, August 1, 2004, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Collection of 106 essays on playwrights ranging from ancient Greeks and Romans to contemporary dramatists taken from the recently published Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.
9781587651984 | Salem Pr Inc, August 1, 2004, cover price $63.00 | About this edition: Collection of 106 essays on playwrights ranging from ancient Greeks and Romans to contemporary dramatists taken from the recently published Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.

Miscellaneous:

9781587653162 | Salem Pr Inc, December 20, 2007, cover price $0.04 | About this edition: Collection of 106 essays on playwrights ranging from ancient Greeks and Romans to contemporary dramatists taken from the recently published Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.

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Product Description: The Literary Legacy of Rebecca West is the first book to explore the entire corpus of her extraordinary seventy-one year writing career. The general introductory studies of West are outdated and do not take into account her posthumous publications, or her large literary archive of unpublished letters and manuscripts...read more

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9781573091824 | Intl Scholars Pubns, July 1, 1997, cover price $80.50 | About this edition: No descriptive material is available for this title.

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9780595438044 | Iuniverse Inc, May 30, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The Literary Legacy of Rebecca West is the first book to explore the entire corpus of her extraordinary seventy-one year writing career.
9781573091817 | Intl Scholars Pubns, July 1, 1997, cover price $61.45 | About this edition: A critical literary study of the British novelist, biographer, historian and critic Rebecca West by her recent biographer Carl Rollyson.

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Presents a guide to the life and literary accomplishments of the American author, including analyses of the contents and characters of each of his works.

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9780816064618 | 1 edition (Facts on File, October 1, 2006), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Presents a guide to the life and literary accomplishments of the American author, including analyses of the contents and characters of each of his works.

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Product Description: This collection of reviews, selected from Rollyson's New York Sun column, is as much about the romance of biography as it is about the American lives. Certain concerns resonate throughout the book: the American left's failure to reckon with Communist subversion, McCarthyism, and Stalinism, the problematic nature of authorized biography, the history of American biography, definitive biographies, literary biography, the differences between autobiography and biography, the importance of interviews in biographies of contemporary figures, the differences between history and biography, comparative biographies, the virtues of short biographies and of biographies for children, the tendency of biographers to fictionalize and of novelists to biographize, psychology and biography, Rollyson's own experience as a biographer, and the way biographers treat one another's work...read more

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9780595384327 | Iuniverse Inc, February 28, 2006, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This collection of reviews, selected from Rollyson's New York Sun column, is as much about the romance of biography as it is about the American lives.

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Product Description: Is there a right way to write a literary life? In this collection of columns from the New York Sun, Carl Rollyson explores the relationship between narrative and literary analysis. Should biographies be written in the style and form of novels? How to balance the life and the work? How much literary criticism can a biography absorb into its narrative? Rollyson proposes a number of apologias for biography-including the thought that in the right hands the literary biography is a continuation of the writer's work and life...read more

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9780595371938 | Iuniverse Inc, October 30, 2005, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Is there a right way to write a literary life?

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Product Description: After completing his biography of Rebecca West in 1995, Carl Rollyson felt bereft. As his wife said, "Rebecca was such good company." He had already embarked on another biography, but Rebecca kept beckoning him. He felt there was more to say about her politics-a misunderstood part of her repertoire as reporter and novelist...read more

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9780595362271 | Iuniverse Inc, July 30, 2005, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: After completing his biography of Rebecca West in 1995, Carl Rollyson felt bereft.

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Product Description: This volume represents more than twenty-five years of writing about female icons and biography. Rollyson provides the bits and pieces that resulted not only in his biography of Marilyn Monroe but also in much of the work he has subsequently done on Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, and on the nature of biography itself...read more

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9780595357260 | Iuniverse Inc, June 30, 2005, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: This volume represents more than twenty-five years of writing about female icons and biography.

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Product Description: "We used to canonize our heroes," Oscar Wilde wrote. "The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable." Since Wilde's condemnation of modern biography, the genre would appear to have accelerated its descent into bad taste...read more

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9781566636421 | Ivan R Dee, May 15, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: "We used to canonize our heroes," Oscar Wilde wrote.

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Product Description: Essays in Biography is a play on words conveying Carl Rollyson's attempt to explore the nature of biography in pieces about the history of the genre and in portrayals of biographers (Plutarch, Leon Edel, and W. A. Swanberg), literary figures (Lillian Hellman, Jack London), philosophers and critics (Leo Strauss and Hippolyte Taine), political figures (Winston Churchill and Napoleon), and artists (Rembrandt and Rubens)...read more

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9780595341818 | Iuniverse Inc, January 31, 2005, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Essays in Biography is a play on words conveying Carl Rollyson's attempt to explore the nature of biography in pieces about the history of the genre and in portrayals of biographers (Plutarch, Leon Edel, and W.

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Product Description: Documentary Film: A Primer provides a succinct introduction to the nature of the documentary, drawing on examples from the work of Robert Flaherty, Dziga Vertov, Leni Riefenstahl, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, Spalding Gray, Cindy Sherman, Susan Sontag, and others...read more

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9780595339259 | Iuniverse Inc, December 31, 2004, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Documentary Film: A Primer provides a succinct introduction to the nature of the documentary, drawing on examples from the work of Robert Flaherty, Dziga Vertov, Leni Riefenstahl, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, Spalding Gray, Cindy Sherman, Susan Sontag, and others.

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Product Description: Professional biographer Carl Rollyson has pioneered a new kind of biography for children and adults alike. His narrative of Marie Curie's life is rendered in simple, precise prose, but he also includes material addressed to adults-especially to parents who wish some guidance in discussing what their children read...read more

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9780595340590 | Iuniverse Inc, December 30, 2004, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Professional biographer Carl Rollyson has pioneered a new kind of biography for children and adults alike.

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Product Description: Most book reviewers know very little about the history or the art of biography. Indeed, if there is any art in biography, it is the rare reviewer that acknowledges it or knows how to discuss it. Usually the reviewer regards biography as an occasion to wax eloquent about what he or she thinks of the subject...read more

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9780595337477 | Iuniverse Inc, November 30, 2004, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Most book reviewers know very little about the history or the art of biography.

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Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 602 essays, of which 538 discuss individual dramatists and 64 cover broad overview topics. The dramatist profiles contain more than 310 photographs and drawings.
By Frank Northen Magill (editor) and Carl E. Rollyson (editor)

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9781587651106 | 2 revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, June 1, 2003), cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev.
9781587651069 | 2 revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, June 1, 2003), cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev.
9781587651076 | 2 revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, June 1, 2003), cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev.
9781587651083 | 2 revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, June 1, 2003), cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev.
9781587651090 | 2 revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, June 1, 2003), cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev.
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Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 602 essays, of which 538 discuss individual dramatists and 64 cover broad overview topics. The dramatist profiles contain more than 310 photographs and drawings.
By Frank Northen Magill (editor) and Carl E. Rollyson (editor)

Hardcover:

9781587651038 | 2 revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, May 1, 2003), cover price $62.00 | About this edition: Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev.

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Product Description: One of English literature's most famous families, the Brontes are known as much for their difficult lives as for the unforgettable works they produced: Charlotte's "Jane Eyre"; Emily's "Wuthering Heights"; and Anne's "Agnes Grey", among others...read more

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9780816043026 | Facts on File, January 1, 2003, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Alphabetically arranged entries offer information on the Brontèes, covering their novels, poetry, articles, essays, characters, significant events and people, and travels.

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9780816043033 | Checkmark Books, February 1, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: One of English literature's most famous families, the Brontes are known as much for their difficult lives as for the unforgettable works they produced: Charlotte's "Jane Eyre"; Emily's "Wuthering Heights"; and Anne's "Agnes Grey", among others.

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Delves beneath the surface to examine the forces that made Sontag an international icon, exploring her public persona and private passions, including the strategies behind her meteoric rise to fame and her political moves.

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9788477652007 | Circe, October 1, 2002, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: Delves beneath the surface to examine the forces that made Sontag an international icon, exploring her public persona and private passions, including the strategies behind her meteoric rise to fame and her political moves.

Reading Susan Sontag is the first book to survey the broad range of Ms. Sontag's work, including full discussions of her fiction. Carl Rollyson, Ms. Sontag's first biographer, is uniquely situated to provide well-informed and clear readings of all her major work. He writes for general readers and students as well as for specialists. Each of his chapters is devoted to one of Ms. Sontag's books and is divided into three sections: synopsis, Ms. Sontag's own views of her work, and critical commentary, and thus progresses from basic knowledge to more sophisticated interpretation. In a detailed chronological overview of her work, Mr. Rollyson also describes and comments on Ms. Sontag's forays into film and theatre, showing how her interests in dance and opera, for example, are connected to her aesthetic view of the world. A helpful glossary at the end of the book defines the terms and figures of speech that characterize her essays and may inhibit readers who do not share her formidable command of world culture; it also traces her use of allusions to other writers from one essay to the next. In all, Reading Susan Sontag is an enormously useful companion to the work of one of our major writers.

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9781566633918 | Ivan R Dee, September 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Reading Susan Sontag is the first book to survey the broad range of Ms.

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9781566634694 | Ivan R Dee, September 1, 2002, cover price $14.95

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Alphabetically-arranged entries in three chronological volumes discuss literary movements, characters, works, and authors from the colonial period through the twentieth century. (view table of contents)

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9780816041213 | Facts on File, June 1, 2002, cover price $225.00 | About this edition: Alphabetically-arranged entries in three chronological volumes discuss literary movements, characters, works, and authors from the colonial period through the twentieth century.

Alphabetically-arranged entries in three chronological volumes discuss literary movements, characters, works, and authors from the colonial period through the twentieth century.
By Carol Berkin (editor), Lisa Olson Paddock (editor) and Carl E. Rollyson (editor)

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9780816041206 | Facts on File, April 1, 2002, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Alphabetically-arranged entries in three chronological volumes discuss literary movements, characters, works, and authors from the colonial period through the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Martha Gellhorn reported on wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and was a voice filled with outrage against the perfidy of governments and the posing of phonies. She was married to Hemingway and Colette's stepson. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781854107244 | Rev upd edition (Aurum Pr Ltd, April 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Martha Gellhorn reported on wars from Spain in the 1930s to Panama in the 1980s, and was a voice filled with outrage against the perfidy of governments and the posing of phonies.

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9781854108319 | Aurum Pr Ltd, March 1, 2002, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Martha Gellhorn died in 1998, just shy of her 90"th" birthday.

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