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"Overall, this volume will afford great pleasure to scholars, teachers, and also those who simply love to watch delightful souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name organized by the Philips Collection in Washington, D.C. (1996). The book documents the work and influences of these four notables of the avant-garde, who starftle and delight to this day. Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard sized subist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Indepedndants & launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored cubist painting, lithography & jazz; Man Ray, who abandoned oil to 'paint with light'; and Alexander Calder, whos wire circuses and portraits transformed 'play.' Illus.
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Thin oblong 4to. Toning to spine. VG in wrappers.
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Byways: A Memoir

By James Laughlin

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The long-awaited memoirs of New Directions' founder. James Laughlin, the late founder and publisher of New Directions, was also a poet of elegance and distinction. At his death in 1997 at the age of eighty-three, he left unfinished his long autobiographical poem, Byways. It is no exaggeration to say that his publishing house, which he began in 1936 while still an undergraduate at Harvard, changed the way Americans read and write serious literature. Yet the man who published some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century remained resistant for most of his life to the memoiristic impulse. In the end he found his autobiographical voice by adopting the swift-moving line of Kenneth Rexroth's booklength philosophical poem, The Dragon and the Unicorn (1952). Byways weaves together family history (the Laughlins were wealthy Pittsburgh steel magnates), the poet's early memories and travels in Europe and America with his playboy father, his years at Harvard, first meetings with Pound, the beginning of his publishing venture, his reminiscences of close friendships with writers including W.C. Williams, Thomas Merton, and Kenneth Rexroth, his postwar work in Europe and Asia with the Ford Foundation as publisher of its international literary magazine, Perspectives, and not least, his many early loves.
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Byways: A Memoir

By James Laughlin

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The long-awaited memoirs of New Directions' founder. James Laughlin, the late founder and publisher of New Directions, was also a poet of elegance and distinction. At his death in 1997 at the age of eighty-three, he left unfinished his long autobiographical poem, Byways. It is no exaggeration to say that his publishing house, which he began in 1936 while still an undergraduate at Harvard, changed the way Americans read and write serious literature. Yet the man who published some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century remained resistant for most of his life to the memoiristic impulse. In the end he found his autobiographical voice by adopting the swift-moving line of Kenneth Rexroth's booklength philosophical poem, The Dragon and the Unicorn (1952). Byways weaves together family history (the Laughlins were wealthy Pittsburgh steel magnates), the poet's early memories and travels in Europe and America with his playboy father, his years at Harvard, first meetings with Pound, the beginning of his publishing venture, his reminiscences of close friendships with writers including W.C. Williams, Thomas Merton, and Kenneth Rexroth, his postwar work in Europe and Asia with the Ford Foundation as publisher of its international literary magazine, Perspectives, and not least, his many early loves.
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Burchfield used watercolor with great power and flexibility to achieve a variety of effects; he was one of the finest American watercolorists of the 20th century. Influenced by the 19th-century romantic concept of nature's primordial energy, Burchfield created extraordinary paintings from commonplace scenes. Illus., 36 color plates, 16 B/W illus.
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(New Directions Classic). First published in 1979. The author's second collection of pieces that bear signs of the intellectual density of the learned essay and some of the lyrical concision of the modern poem, and a structurethat often resembles a film documentary. B&W illus. 185p. Pap.
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Glass, Irony and God

By Anne Carson

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Anne Carson's poetry - characterized by various reviewers as "short talks," "essays," or "verse narratives" - combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own. Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson in Glass, Irony and God weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Bronte sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.
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Gathers the sayings of Jesus from the Gospels and other sources, translated into everyday English
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A Renaissance author presents his observations on society during a seventeen-month trip through Italy, Germany, and Switzerland
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Four meditations on the art of the still life blend art history with literary criticism, looking closely at iconic and symbolic functions of objects and how they are represented in culture. Esteemed art critic Davenport studies Egyptian tomb images, Neolithic cave paintings, the Dutch masters, and painters such as Cezanne and van Gogh, as well as photography and the collage in order to analyze the forces that have motivated and shaped the use of this form over the centuries. Contains eight b&w illustrations. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Selected Stories

By O. Henry

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Presents a collection of short stories, including selections from "The Four Million," "Roads of Destiny," and "Strictly Business."
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An introduction to the far-ranging work of the late MacArthur Fellow and author of such publications as The Death of Picasso draws on decades of work to offer definitive examples of his fiction, essays, poetry and translations.
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