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Harrying

Harrying
Harry Berger, Jr.
Harrying considers Richard III and the four plays of Shakespeare’s Henriad—Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say.

A Shot Story

A Shot Story
David Borkowski
A near-death experience turns a troubled underachiever into an accomplished English professor.

The Pleasures of Memory

The Pleasures of Memory
Sarah Winter
What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories of reading, publishing, and education, The Pleasures of Memory illuminates the ways that Dickens

Pure Act

Pure Act
Michael N. McGregor
An Illuminating biography of the minimalist poet Robert Lax, a man who embraced simplicity, humility, and poverty and found the pure joy, peace and love he had long sought.

Pure Act

The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax
Michael N. McGregor

"This grace-filled biography is a book I have for years been hoping someone might write, and now, thanks to Michael McGregor, this has become an answered prayer. With grace and insight McGregor bears witness to the evolution of a great artist who is seamlessly connected to his art."

-Jim Forest, author of Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment and Living with Wisdom: A Biography of Thomas Merton

 




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