By Joan Didion

ISBN-10: 0307787753

ISBN-13: 9780307787750

Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a wedding whose unsuitable turns and betrayals are instantaneously completely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp statement at the heritage of California. Everett McClellan and his spouse, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what occurs to them is a sad epilogue to the pioneer event, a narrative of homicide and betrayal that merely Didion might inform with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.

Show description

Read or Download Run River PDF

Best american literature books

The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London PDF

Overview

The name Of The Wild is the tale of greenback, a puppy stolen from his domestic and thrust into the cruel lifetime of the Arctic north to suffer worry, sour chilly, and the savage lawlessness of guy and beast.

White Fang is the journey of an animal—part puppy, half wolf—turned vicious by means of merciless abuse, then reworked by way of the endurance and affection of 1 man.

Jack London's wonderful skill as a storyteller and his uncanny knowing of animal and human natures provide those stories a notable power and chronic, and feature earned him a name as a distinct American writer.

Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn PDF

Of all of the contenders for the identify of the nice American Novel, none has a greater declare than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. meant before everything as an easy tale of a boy's adventures within the Mississippi Valley ”a sequel to Tom Sawyer” the e-book grew and matured less than Twain's hand right into a paintings of immeasurable richness and complexity.

Anne Sexton's Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters PDF

A revealing choice of letters from Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Anne Sexton

whereas confessional poet Anne Sexton incorporated info of her lifestyles and conflict with psychological disorder in her released paintings, her letters to relatives, buddies, and fellow poets supply a fair extra intimate glimpse into her deepest global. chosen from millions of letters and edited by means of Linda grey Sexton, the poet’s daughter, and Lois Ames, certainly one of her closest buddies, this assortment exposes Sexton’s internal lifestyles from her boarding institution days via her years of starting to be repute and eventually to the months top as much as her suicide.
 
Correspondence with writers like W. D. Snodgrass, Robert Lowell, and should Swenson unearths Sexton’s becoming self assurance in her identification as a poet as she discusses her craft, courses, and instructing appointments. Her inner most letters chart her marriage to Alfred “Kayo” Sexton, from the giddy pleasure following their elopement to their eventual divorce; her grief over the demise of her mom and dad; her nice love for her daughters balanced together with her frustration with the never-ending initiatives of being a housewife; and her power fight with melancholy.

Going past the angst and neuroses of her poetry, those letters painting the complete complexities of the girl at the back of the paintings: passionate, anguished, formidable, and craving for connection.

Download e-book for kindle: Hartford Puritanism : Thomas Hooker, Samuel Stone, and their by Baird Tipson

"Hartford Puritanism argues for a brand new paradigm on New England Puritianism. Hartford's founding ministers, Baird Tipson indicates, either totally embraced--and even harshened--Calvin's double predestination. Tipson explores the contributions of the lesser-known William Perkins, Alexander Richardson, and John Rogers to Thomas Hooker's inspiration and perform: the artwork and content material of his preaching, in addition to his selection to outline and impose a particular proposal of conversion on his hearers.

Extra resources for Run River

Example text

It started life as an Oxford publication by an Oxford scholar, but quickly migrated into metropolitan literary circles, being taken up by Tonson, argued over in coffee houses (Dryden was asked to settle a dispute over Creech’s grammar),35 and accumulating commendatory poems from Behn, Otway, Tate and others. 37 By 1700, readers without the classical languages, or those who were interested in translation as an art, would have had access to complete translations of Virgil and Persius by Dryden, and of Horace, Lucretius, and Theocritus by Creech; to volumes assembling translations by various hands from Horace, Ovid, and Juvenal; and to a large number of shorter translations from Latin and Greek scattered through the miscellanies.

Women admirers of Dryden were responsible for a whole volume of elegies on his death, The Nine Muses (London, 1700): see Macdonald, Bibliography, p. 297. On translations and adaptations of the classics see chapter 5. See Poems of John Dryden, i 307–12. Hoole, A New Discovery. 9 The Making of Restoration Poetic Culture collected translations by a variety of writers from the mid-century; this was sufficiently successful to be revised in 1671 and again in 1680, with new translations being added. 31 Tonson in his miscellanies offered readers further examples of Horace by various hands, and published Thomas Creech’s complete translation in 1684.

33 Restoration taste also relished the burlesque versions of Books I and IV produced by Charles Cotton (1664–5, much reprinted). 31 32 33 Paul Hammond, John Oldham and the Renewal of Classical Culture (Cambridge, 1983). s. 39 (1988) 64–74. Lawrence Venuti, ‘The Destruction of Troy: Translation and Royalist Cultural Politics in the Interregnum’, Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 23 (1993) 197–219. Later, 10 The Restoration Poetic Canon Among those classical writers who appealed especially to Restoration taste was Anacreon: Thomas Stanley had published a complete translation of Anacreon in 1651, but in 1683 a volume called Anacreon Done into English collected versions by various hands (including Cowley and Oldham).

Download PDF sample

Run River by Joan Didion


by Kenneth
4.4

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 19 votes