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A Torch Kept Lit

Author : William F. Buckley, Jr.
ISBN : 9781101906224
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times Bestseller William F. Buckley, Jr. remembers—as only he could—the towering figures of the twentieth century in a brilliant and emotionally powerful collection, compiled by acclaimed Fox News correspondent James Rosen. In a half century on the national stage, William F. Buckley, Jr. achieved unique stature as a writer, a celebrity, and the undisputed godfather of modern American conservatism. He kept company with the best and brightest, the sultry and powerful. Ronald Reagan pronounced WFB “perhaps the most influential journalist and intellectual in our era,” and his jet-setting life was a who’s who of high society, fame, and fortune. Among all his distinctions, which include founding the conservative magazine National Review and hosting the long-running talk show Firing Line, Buckley was also a master of that most elusive art form: the eulogy. He drew on his unrivaled gifts to mourn, celebrate, or seek mercy for the men and women who touched his life and the nation. Now, for the first time, WFB’s sweeping judgments of the great figures of his time—presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and scoundrels, intellectuals and guitar gods—are collected in one place. A Torch Kept Lit presents more than fifty of Buckley’s best eulogies, drawing on his personal memories and private correspondences and using a novelist’s touch to conjure his subjects as he knew them. We are reintroduced, through Buckley’s eyes, to the likes of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan, Elvis Presley and John Lennon, Truman Capote and Martin Luther King, Jr. Curated by Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen, a Buckley protégé and frequent contributor to National Review, this volumes sheds light on a tumultuous period in American history—from World War II to Watergate, the “death” of God to the Grateful Dead—as told in the inimitable voice of one of our most elegant literary stylists.William F. Buckley, Jr. is back—just when we need him most.

Twentieth Century Literature In English

Author : Ed. Manmohan K. Bhatnagar
ISBN : 8171566774
Genre : American literature
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Study Of Literature Is The Study Of Man S Struggles And Aspirations, Which In The Twentieth Century Context Have Come To Assume Across The World A Striking Similarity In Both Form And Content, Irrespective Of The Disparate Geographical, Political, Social And Cultural Situations.The Present Volume Of Twentieth Century Literature In English Examines A Wide Selection Of Writers From Different Parts Of The World England, America And The Commonwealth To Substantiate And Scrutinize This Contention. Comprising Detailed Critiques Of Modern Trends/Movements Like Science Fiction And Feminism, Broad-Based Critical Analyses Of Commonwealth Literary Studies And Women In Literature, The Volume Also Includes In-Depth Exploration Of The Works Of Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, John Osborne, Henry Miller, Henry David Thoreau, Nissim Ezekiel, Krishna Srinivas, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, And Bhabani Bhattacharya.Incorporating Original Studies Of Twentieth Century Literature In English From Hitherto Unexplored Perspectives, The Volume Facilitates A Thorough Re-Evaluation Of Modern Literature In English.

Philanthropy And Early Twentieth Century British Literature

Author : Milena Radeva-Costello
ISBN : 9781351658652
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century British Literature explores the relationship between British literature and philanthropy at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examining the works of E. M. Forster, Rebecca West, W. B. Yeats, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, and Vita Sackville-West. This book considers how writers in the modernist period drew on the liberal welfare reforms, the adoption of scientific methods in charity, the Cambridge tradition of public service, the Irish nationalist movement, and the influence of the Victorian woman philanthropist in order to advocate for an individualist art, revolutionize their aesthetics, redefine ideals of hospitality and beneficence, and affirm the national, social, and economic liberation of the modern subject. Contrary to popular interpretations presenting modernism as a break with Victorian values, Dr. Radeva-Costello argues philanthropic engagements are at the heart of early twentieth-century literature. The writers discussed in this book had a sophisticated knowledge of the philanthropy debates and of their power to transform twentieth-century notions about how to govern, how to conceive of national, class, and gender boundaries, and how to market the work of the professional artist in the real world. In keeping with the strong archival and historicizing approach of the "New Modernist Studies" of recent years, this book also analyses the rich contextual detail of early modernist magazines, contemporary and archival periodicals, and government publications.

The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition Of The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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ISBN : UVA:X030220649
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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A Library Of The World S Best Literature Ancient And Modern Vol Xx Forty Five Volumes Ibsen Jefferies

Author : Charles Dudley Warner
ISBN : 9781605202044
Genre : Literary Collections
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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 20 include: . excerpts from Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House . a survey of Icelandic literarture . hymns from the Rig-Veda . selections from the Upanishads . the writings of Washington Irving . selections from Henry James . Japanese literature, medieval and modern literature . and much, much more.

Southeast Asia In The 9th To 14th Centuries

Author : David G. Marr
ISBN : 9971988399
Genre : Asia, Southeastern
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Great Lives From History John Ericsson Irving Langmuir

Author : Alvin K. Benson
ISBN : 1587655241
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.

Twentieth Century American Literature

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 0877548064
Genre : Literary Collections
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Excerpts from interviews, and reviews discuss the life and works of American authors from the early twentieth century to the present

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author : Gale Research Company
ISBN : UOM:39015068881930
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Community Of Faith

Author : Jonathan Sacks
ISBN : 9781905559664
Genre : Religion
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Chief Rabbi Emeritus Lord Jonathan Sacks evaluates of the role of the synagogue in Jewish life today. In it he explores the choices faced by religious leadership in the modern world, and the ways in which the synagogue embodies a living community of faith. His book Faith in the Future, described by The Times as 'one of the most significant declarations made by a religious leader in this country for many years', analysed the importance of community, morality and faith in the future of Western societies. Community of Faith applies these themes to the Jewish situation, and suggests ways in which the synagogue can be renewed as a centre of meaning and belonging.

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