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“For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism. But James Dempsey has at last illuminated Thayer’s passionate, intense, and agonizing story.”—Barry Ahearn, editor of The Correspondence of William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky“As no other book has done before, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer places Thayer’s contribution to modernism as editor of The Dial in the context of his personal struggles to forge a new aesthetic and to understand his own psychology and the life of his times.”—Michael Webster, author of Reading Visual Poetry after Futurism       Regarded as a titanic artistic and aesthetic achievement, the influential literary magazine The Dial published most of the great modernist writers, artists, and critics of its day. As publisher and editor of The Dial from 1920 to 1926, Scofield Thayer was gatekeeper and guide for the movement. His editorial curation introduced the ideas of literary modernism to America and gave American artists a new audience in Europe.In The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer, James Dempsey looks beyond the public figure best known for publishing the work of William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings, and Marianne Moore to reveal a paradoxical man fraught with indecisions and insatiable appetites, and deeply conflicted about the artistic movement to which he was benefactor and patron. Thayer suffered from schizophrenia and faded from public life upon his resignation from The Dial. His struggle with mental illness and his controversial personal life led his guardians to prohibit anything of a personal nature from appearing in previous biographies. The story of Thayer’s unmoored and peripatetic life, which in many ways mirrored the cosmopolitan rootlessness of modernism, has never been fully told until now.

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9780813049267 | Univ Pr of Florida, March 11, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: “For nearly a century, Scofield Thayer has remained a somewhat shadowy figure in the history of modernism.

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9780813062358 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Florida, November 1, 2016), cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Present Past is a collection of stories, artwork, and poetry by Ava Kadishson Schieber. Like her debut work, Soundless Roar, this multi-genre collection creates rich and varied pathways for readers to approach Schieber as well as the absorbing events and transformations in her life as a Holocaust survivor...read more
By Danny M. Cohen (foreword by)

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9780810134669 | Northwestern Univ Pr, September 15, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Schieber’s Present Past, like her previous Soundless Roar, is a multi-genre collection.

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9780810133792 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, September 15, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Present Past is a collection of stories, artwork, and poetry by Ava Kadishson Schieber.

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Product Description: This major interpretation of the life and art of Robert Lowell exposes the full relationship between the poetry and the personal and national experience to which it is so remarkably connected. Steven Axelrod proposes that the key to our understanding of Lowell's poetic achievement lies precisely in this interpenetration of his life and his art...read more

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9780691631851 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $107.50 | About this edition: This major interpretation of the life and art of Robert Lowell exposes the full relationship between the poetry and the personal and national experience to which it is so remarkably connected.
9780691063638 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1978, cover price $39.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the major poems of Robert Lowell and examines Lowell's treatment of his experiences and life in his poetry

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9780691602332 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 8, 2015, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: This major interpretation of the life and art of Robert Lowell exposes the full relationship between the poetry and the personal and national experience to which it is so remarkably connected.
9780020772903, titled "Narcissism: Denial of the True Self" | Macmillan Pub Co, cover price $8.00 | also contains Narcissism: Denial of the True Self | About this edition: A study of the nature and causes of narcissism, the most prevalent personality disorder of our times, examines its origins in denial of feelings and rejection of the true self and illustrates a therapeutic treatment for the ailment

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Product Description: Why does a particular landscape move us? What is it that attaches us to a particular place? Tall’s From Where We Stand is an eloquent exploration of the connections we have with places―and the loss to us if there are no such connections...read more
By William Kittridge (introduced by)

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9780815610724 | Reprint edition (Syracuse Univ Pr, April 15, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Why does a particular landscape move us?

By Thomas Nason (contributor)

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9781567925609 | Nonpareil Books, April 14, 2016, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: THE EAST VILLAGE, NYC, 1976. A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors...read more

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9781936941131 | Little Bookroom, April 12, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: THE EAST VILLAGE, NYC, 1976.

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Product Description: This unique essay collection considers the impact of New York on the life and works of Wallace Stevens. Stevens lived in New York from 1900 to 1916, working briefly as a journalist, going to law school, laboriously starting up a career as a lawyer, getting engaged and married, gradually mixing with local avant-garde circles, and eventually emerging as one of the most exciting and surprising voices in modern poetry...read more
By Bart Eeckhout (editor)

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9780415899109 | Routledge, May 29, 2012, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: This unique essay collection considers the impact of New York on the life and works of Wallace Stevens.

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9781138656635 | Routledge, March 3, 2016, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: This unique essay collection considers the impact of New York on the life and works of Wallace Stevens.

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Product Description: "These irresistibly amusing and engaging recollections of the author's encounters with the great and near-great artists and poets who washed ashore in the Hamptons has a special charm, as our intrepid protagonist plays unofficial chauffeur, therapist, straight-man and witness, always with retrospective self-awareness, insight and bittersweet gratitude...read more

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9780990666998 | Marsh Hawk Pr, February 1, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "These irresistibly amusing and engaging recollections of the author's encounters with the great and near-great artists and poets who washed ashore in the Hamptons has a special charm, as our intrepid protagonist plays unofficial chauffeur, therapist, straight-man and witness, always with retrospective self-awareness, insight and bittersweet gratitude.

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Product Description: Robert Lowell was known not only as a great poet but also as a writer whose devotion to his art came at a tremendous personal cost. In this book, his third on Robert Lowell, Jeffrey Meyers examines the poet's impassioned, troubled relationships with the key women in his life: his mother, Charlotte Winslow Lowell; his three wives―Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Caroline Blackwood; nine of his many lovers; his close women friends―Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Bishop, and Adrienne Rich; and his most talented students, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath...read more

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9781625341860 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, December 9, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Robert Lowell was known not only as a great poet but also as a writer whose devotion to his art came at a tremendous personal cost.

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Product Description: The first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time This is a rich and detailed account of the life and world of Lola Ridge, poet, artist, editor, and activist for the cause of women's rights, workers' rights, racial equality and social reform...read more

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9781936182961 | Schaffner Pr Inc, February 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time This is a rich and detailed account of the life and world of Lola Ridge, poet, artist, editor, and activist for the cause of women's rights, workers' rights, racial equality and social reform.

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9780534160203, titled "Essential Interviewing: A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication" | Brooks/Cole Pub Co, January 1, 1993, cover price $46.95 | also contains Essential Interviewing: A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication | About this edition: This programmed approach to basic interviewing skills breaks down the complex process of effective professional/client communication into single-skill components.

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Product Description: Poet George Oppen (1908-1984) and artist and writer Mary Oppen (1908-1990) were striking, exemplary, and somewhat mysterious cultural figures of the last decades of the twentieth century. To a younger group of artists, George Oppen functioned as a mentor, an irritant, and a supporter...read more

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9780826356239 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, December 15, 2015, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Poet George Oppen (1908-1984) and artist and writer Mary Oppen (1908-1990) were striking, exemplary, and somewhat mysterious cultural figures of the last decades of the twentieth century.

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9780538716611, titled "College Keyboarding: Keyboarding Course : Lessons 1-30" | South-Western Pub, May 1, 1997, cover price $48.95 | also contains College Keyboarding: Keyboarding Course : Lessons 1-30 | About this edition: The emphasis is learning to key by touch the alphabetic and number keys (top row); symbols and numeric keypad included.

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Product Description: Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically." The same could be said of many members of the Frost family, over several generations. In You Come Too, Frost’s granddaughter, Lesley Lee Francis, combines priceless personal memories and rigorous research to create a portrait of Frost and the women, including herself, whose lives he touched...read more
By Lesley Lee Francis and Jay Parini (foreword by)

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9780813937458 | 1 edition (Univ of Virginia Pr, December 3, 2015), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically.

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9780374299392, titled "Literchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 18, 2014, cover price $37.50

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9780374535766, titled "Literchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 17, 2015, cover price $18.00
9780413631305, titled "The Spirit of Man and More Barnes' People" | Heinemann, December 1, 1990, cover price $9.95 | also contains The Spirit of Man and More Barnes'' People

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Product Description: In 1908 Pound arrived in London with his first book of poetry, A Lume Spento, in hand and would go on to start a revolution in English Letters. By the time he left in 1920, he had taken on the role of chief apostle of Modernism in literature...read more
By Walter Baumann (editor) and William Pratt (editor)

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9780404655334 | Ams Pr Inc, October 31, 2015, cover price $97.50 | About this edition: In 1908 Pound arrived in London with his first book of poetry, A Lume Spento, in hand and would go on to start a revolution in English Letters.

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Product Description: Castine, Maine, writes Jeanne Braham, is the place to both begin and to end an exploration of the life and work of the poet Philip Booth. Home to five generations of the Booth family, the coastal town was both working harbor and artists’ retreat, and Booth belonged as much to the craggy locals—dockworkers, boat builders, and fishermen who weathered its harsh winters—as to the literary luminaries who gathered there in summertime...read more

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9780872332065 | William L Bauhan, December 16, 2015, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Castine, Maine, writes Jeanne Braham, is the place to both begin and to end an exploration of the life and work of the poet Philip Booth.

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By Miriam Nichols (editor)

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9780405103988, titled "Natural History of the American Lobster" | 3 edition (Arno Pr, June 1, 1978), cover price $25.95 | also contains Natural History of the American Lobster

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9780817358099 | Univ of Alabama Pr, October 31, 2015, cover price $49.95

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9780062421098 | Reprint edition (Perennial, September 29, 2015), cover price $10.00
9780060596996 | 1 reprint edition (Perennial, June 29, 2010), cover price $14.99
9780443037856, titled "Notes for the Drcog" | 2nd edition (January 1, 1988), cover price $22.00 | also contains Notes for the Drcog

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9780061939006 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, February 16, 2010), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: The only biography to receive awards from both the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Catholic Press Association in 2016.A companion piece to Thomas Merton's bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax tells the story of Merton's best friend and early spiritual inspiration...read more

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9780823268016 | Fordham Univ Pr, September 21, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The only biography to receive awards from both the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Catholic Press Association in 2016.

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By Ammiel Alcalay (introduced by), Michael Seth Stewart (editor) and John Wieners

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9780872866683 | City Lights Books, September 15, 2015, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: A perceptive, enlightening biography of one the most important American poets of the twentieth century—Wallace Stevens—as seen through his lifelong quest to find and describe the sublime in the human experience.Wallace Stevens lived a richly imaginative life that found expression in his poetry...read more

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9781451624373 | Simon & Schuster, April 5, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A perceptive, enlightening biography of one the most important American poets of the twentieth century—Wallace Stevens—as seen through his lifelong quest to find and describe the sublime in the human experience.

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Product Description: With a new Introduction by Donald HallDonald Hall is not only one of America's greatest living poets and our former national Poet Laureate, but he is also among our most charming personal essayists. This collection of reminiscences glows with the affection he holds for the land, the people, and the customs of rural New England, and especially for the small farm near Ragged Mountain that he visited every summer as a child...read more

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9781567925548 | Reprint edition (Non Pareil Books, August 25, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With a new Introduction by Donald HallDonald Hall is not only one of America's greatest living poets and our former national Poet Laureate, but he is also among our most charming personal essayists.

The audiobook her devoted listeners have been waiting for. At last, New York Times betselling author Kathleen Norris’s first continuous narrative...a story of sex, drugs, and poetry.After spending her high school years in Hawaii, Kathleen Norris was woefully unprepared for Bennington College in the 1960s, with its culture of drugs, sex, and bohemianism. But it was also at Bennington that she discovered her great love of poetry, which carried her to New York City at a time when a new generation of poets was emerging and shaking up the establishment.Working at the Academy of American Poets for her beloved mentor, Elizabeth Kray, and hanging out at clubs with Andy Warhol’s crowd at night, Norris found herself immersed in an exciting and emotionally turbulent new world. Her memoir of that time―of her friendships and encounters with poets, including Jim Carroll, Denise Levertov, Gerard Malanga, Erica Jong, James Merrill, Stanley Kunitz, and James Wright―is an inspiring tribute to poetry and a stunning evocation of time and place. Her tenuous balancing act on the bridge between naïve experimentation and indirection and the more focused responsibilities of adulthood, makes for a dramatic and illuminating account of coming-of-age at a tumultuous moment in our history.“Through three bestselling books published over the past six years, Kathleen Norris has captured [readers’] hearts and fed their souls.” ―Common Boundary
By Sandra Burr (narrator)

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9781501288760 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 18, 2015), cover price $9.99
9781501272219 | Abridged edition (Brilliance Audio, June 1, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: The audiobook her devoted listeners have been waiting for.

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Product Description: The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American poet of prophetic vision...read more

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9780804789639 | Stanford Univ Pr, August 5, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement.

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