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The Resource American audacity : in defense of literary daring, William Giraldi

American audacity : in defense of literary daring, William Giraldi

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American audacity : in defense of literary daring
Title
American audacity
Title remainder
in defense of literary daring
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William Giraldi
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last decade William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist. American Audacity gathers Giraldi's fierce and witty considerations of American writers and themes, including a never-before-published appreciation of James Baldwin and an introductory call to arms for twenty-first-century American literature. With deep seeing and enormous learning, Giraldi considers giants from the past (Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harper Lee), some of our great living critics and novelists (Harold Bloom, Cynthia Ozick, Allan Gurganus, Elizabeth Spencer), and those cultural-literary themes that have concerned him as a novelist (best-selling books, the problem of Catholic fiction, and his viral essay on bibliophilia). Demanding that literature be urgent and audacious, this book is itself an act of intellectual and stylistic daring. At a time when literature is threatened by ceaseless electronic distraction, Giraldi reaffirms the pleasure and wisdom of literary values" --
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A novelist and renowned literary essayist offers his strong and witty considerations of American writers and themes, including pieces on James Baldwin, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harper Lee, Harold Bloom and Elizabeth Spencer
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10688038
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DLC
Dewey number
814.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
in defense of literary daring
Label
American audacity : in defense of literary daring, William Giraldi
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Note
  • A collection of essays, some previously published in The Republic and other publications
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1005110092
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781631493904
Lccn
2018008751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005110092
Label
American audacity : in defense of literary daring, William Giraldi
Publication
Note
  • A collection of essays, some previously published in The Republic and other publications
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1005110092
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781631493904
Lccn
2018008751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005110092

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