Автор: Mendelson Charlotte Название: When We Were Bad ISBN: 0330449303 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330449304 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 789 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Claudia Rubin is in her heyday. Wife, mother, rabbi and sometime moral voice of the nation, everyone wants to be with her at her older son`s glorious February wedding. Until Leo becomes a bolter and the heyday of the Rubin family begins to unravel.
A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers--including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden--Edward Mendelson's Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson's view, writes in response to an idea of the good life that is inseparable from the life the writer lives.
Fusing biography and criticism and based on extensive new research, Moral Agents presents challenging new portraits of eight writers--novelists, critics, and poets--who transformed American literature in the turbulent twentieth century. Eight sharply distinctive individuals--inspired, troubled, hugely ambitious--who reimagined what it means to be a writer. There's Saul Bellow, a novelist determined to rule as a patriarch, who, having been neglected by his father, in turn neglected his son in favor of young writers who presented themselves as his literary heirs. Norman Mailer's extraordinary ambition, suppressed insecurity, and renegade metaphysics muddled the novels through which he hoped to change the world, yet these same qualities endowed him with an uncanny sensitivity and deep sympathy to the pathologies of American life that make him an unequaled political reporter. William Maxwell wrote sad tales of small-town life and surrounded himself with a coterie of worshipful admirers. As a powerful editor at The New Yorker, he exercised an enormous and constraining influence on American fiction that is still felt today. Preeminent among the critics is Lionel Trilling, whose Liberal Imagination made him a celebrity sage of the anxiously tranquilized 1950s, even as his calculated image of Olympian reserve masked a deeply conflicted life and contributed to his ultimately despairing worldview. Dwight Macdonald, by contrast, was a haute-WASP anarchist and aesthete driven by an exuberant moral commitment, in a time of cautious mediocrity, to doing the right thing. Alfred Kazin, from a poor Jewish migr background, remained an outsider at the center of literary New York, driven both to escape from and do justice to the deepest meanings of his Jewish heritage. Perhaps most intriguing are the two poets, W.H. Auden and Frank O'Hara. Early in his career, Auden was tempted to don the mantle of the poet as prophet, but after his move from England to America he lived and wrote in a spirit of modesty and charity born out of a deeply idiosyncratic understanding of Christianity. O'Hara, tireless partygoer and pioneering curator at MoMA, wrote much of his poetry for private occasions. Its lasting power has proven to be something different from its avant-garde reputation: personal warmth, individuality, rootedness in ancient traditions, and openness to the world.
Автор: Mendelson, Edward Название: The Things That Matter ISBN: 0375424083 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375424083 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1474 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Mendelson Charlotte Название: When We Were Bad ISBN: 033044929X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330449298 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1140 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Claudia Rubin is in her heyday. Wife, mother, rabbi and sometime moral voice of the nation, everyone wants to be with her at her older son`s glorious February wedding. Until Leo becomes a bolter and the heyday of the Rubin family begins to unravel
Автор: Mendelson Charlotte Название: Daughters of Jerusalem ISBN: 0330482785 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330482783 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 614 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This novel is a captivating tale of hidden love and secret hatred, of the desire to belong and the need for escape, and of the fine line between wanting to be discovered and fearing the consequences when the delicious unknown becomes brutally exposed.
Автор: Mendelson Charlotte Название: Love in Idleness ISBN: 033048298X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330482981 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 701 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Anna Raine is desperate: to escape Somerset, and above all, to find a model of adulthood on whom to base her future self. When Stella, her mother`s younger sister, offers her Bloomsbury flat, Anna feels sure that an idiosyncratic but stylish wardrobe, interesting friends, several handsome suitors and some form of stardom will shortly follow.
Автор: Mendelson Paul Название: Golden Rules Of Bridge ISBN: 0716023598 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780716023593 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The tips and techniques in this book will transform your enjoyment of the game.
Автор: Mendelson, Cheryl Название: Love, Work, Children ISBN: 0375508376 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375508370 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1663 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Mendelson, Cheryl Название: Love, Work, Children ISBN: 0375760695 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375760693 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Morningside Heights, a Manhattan neighborhood sandwiched between Columbia University and the Hudson River, is home to an eclectic mix of academics, struggling artists, and rooted families. In this distinctive world, Peter Frankel, a successful partner in a prestigious law firm, lives a seemingly contented life with his talented wife and his two Ivy League--educated children. Yet in middle age Peter finds himself discontent. His wife's narrowness and her preoccupation with appearances leaves him cold, his job does not fulfill his creative bent, and he fears that his children, Susan and Louis, have grown into skeptical young adults who shun marriage and stability. So when Peter's wife is badly hurt in a car accident and lies in a coma, he finds himself guiltily relieved-and newly drawn toward his children as they too struggle with ambivalent feelings about the mother who's never really shown them much love. As Susan, a cerebral doctoral student, becomes unhappily involved with an aspiring playwright and Louis is caught up in a futile pursuit of an ambitious journalist, Peter's own quiet life is shaken up, and longings he has stifled for years come rumbling to the surface. Freed from his wife's judgments, Peter throws himself into his greatest pleasure, the work he does for a foundation that funds offbeat artistic projects. And as his passion for this work ignites, so does his desire for another woman. But the stubborn morality that has steered Peter's life is a force to be reckoned with-and one from which he may never entirely escape. Love, Work, Children is a profoundly insightful novel about two generations and the colorful urban world they inhabit. A superb portrayal of one of New York's exceptional neighborhoods, this is a story, ultimately, about the self-imposed obstacles to true happiness-and a testament to the joy one can find in overcoming them. From the Hardcover edition.
Автор: Mendelson Edward Название: W.H. Auden Prose 1925-1938 ISBN: 0571178995 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571178995 Издательство: Faber Цена: 3344 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mendelson Edward Название: Early Auden ISBN: 0571197833 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571197835 Издательство: Faber Цена: 1463 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: First published in 1981, this critical study of W.H. Auden's writings up to 1939 is by his literary executor. It is based on Professor Mendelson's friendship with the
poet, and on his knowledge of Auden's published texts, manuscripts, drafts, private papers and innumerable essays and reviews.
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