As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, exposing weaknesses, fraying alliances, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself.
The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates.
The protagonist of tobias wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960 Vintage Contemporaries.
The Same Sea
A fever dream of chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal. We meet the middle-aged albert; his wife, who wanders the mountains of Tibet hoping to find himself; and his son’s young girlfriend, whom he has lost to cancer; his prodigal son, with whom Albert becomes infatuated. A prose poem.
In a world full of hype, and confusion, noise, the simple lucidity of The Same Sea is totally unexpected. New york times book reviewthe same sea is Amos Oz’s most adventurous and inventive book, a novel of lyrical beauty and narrative power. At once melancholic and sensual. The new Yorker. The author himself receives phone calls from his creations, criticizing him for his portraits of them.
A Summer Life Laurel-Leaf Books
The "things" of his boyhood tie it all together: his buddha "splotched with gold, " his worn tennies smelling of "summer grass, asphalt, " the taps of his shoes and the "engines of sparks that lived beneath my soles, the moist sock breathing the defeat of basesall. The child's world is made up of small things--small, very important things.
Gary soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level. In this lively collection of short essays, soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, sounds, California, resreating in vivid detail the sights, neighborhood.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Dimensions: 4” x 9” closed, 9” x 24” open. Streetsmart nyc transit map includes a stunning overview map to show the Five Boros in context of the NJ/NY Metro Area with all major cultural institutions, bus, ferry, sights and attractions featured and how they connect by subway, train and expressway.
Contents: nyc transit map manhattan bus map subway service Guide Top 100 Attractions Guide StreetSmart NYC Transit Map is so clear and easy to understand you can navigate the city with ease. Stephan van dam, the map designer has lived in NYC for over 40 years and knows the city inside out. Manhattan has its own separate bus map.
It is also the best show in town. Locals call manhattan “the city” and refer to the boroughs of Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island collectively as the City of New York. The map is updated twice a year and the most current map available. The map is laminated, pocket size and easily fits into your pocket or purse.
For instance: you are looking to find the ferry from 34 street in manhattan to fulton landing under the brooklyn bridge, or get from the Metropolitan Museum to Yankee Stadium, you are searching for the fastest subway connection from the Upper East Side to Downtown Brooklyn, or meeting friends at South Ferry to connect to the Statue of Liberty or want to see the action down Fifth Avenue from the leisurely comfort of the M1 Bus after having window shopped at Bergdorf Goodman.
Clear information design allows users to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection. Streetsmart nyc transit map maps the entire nyc transit system including subways, and the NJ Transit, Amtrak, ferries, buses, LIRR, and Metro North commuter lines.
Prep: A Novel
As lee soon learns, ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own clever shorthand. Random House Trade. Ultimately, lee’s experiences—complicated relationships with teachers; intense friendships with other girls; an all-consuming preoccupation with a classmate who is less than a boyfriend and more than a crush; conflicts with her parents, from whom Lee feels increasingly distant—coalesce into a singular portrait of the painful and thrilling adolescence universal to us all.
Praise for prep“curtis Sittenfeld is a young writer with a crazy amount of talent. But when her behavior takes a self-destructive and highly public turn, her carefully crafted identity within the community is shattered. Lee fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts.
As a scholarship student, she constantly feels like an outsider and is both drawn to and repelled by other loners. By the time she’s a senior, Lee has created a hard-won place for herself at Ault. An insightful, race, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition.
Both intimidated and fascinated by her classmates, Lee becomes a shrewd observer of—and, ultimately, a participant in—their rituals and mores. Sittenfeld is a rising star.
Death of a Salesman Penguin Plays
In the person of willy loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. The pulitzer prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater.
. Random House Trade. The viking Press. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room. By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater.
Brooks atkinson, the new york times"So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it. Time random House Trade.
Random House Trade. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. The viking Press. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso.
. For as narrated by foe—as by coetzee himself—the stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe—and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself. J. M. Cruso is dead, friday, and his manservant, is incapable of speech.
With the same electrical intensity of language and insight that he brought to Waiting for the Barbarians, J. M. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention. Random House Trade.
Ballantine. The viking Press. The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic.
This is the book william Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions. Random House Trade. Random House Trade.
This Boy's Life: A Memoir
The viking Press. Random House Trade. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award. The 30th anniversary edition of tobias Wolff's "extraordinary memoir" SF Chronicle, now with a new introduction by the author Random House Trade. Ballantine.
Ballantine. In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world’s violent intolerance. Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that’s what cowboys do. A stand alone edition of annie proulx’s beloved story “brokeback mountain” in the collection Close Range—the basis for the major motion picture directed by Ang Lee, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Annie proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, “Brokeback Mountain” is her masterpiece. The new yorker won the national magazine award for fiction for its publication of “Brokeback Mountain, ” and the story was included in Prize Stories 1998: The O.
But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it. Henry Awards. At first, sharing an isolated tent, inevitable, the attraction is casual, but something deeper catches them that summer.
The viking Press. Ennis del mar and jack twist, two ranch hands, come together when they’re working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award. Random House Trade.
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Random House Trade. Ballantine. Used like neW Random House Trade. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award. Westerns. Fiction. The viking Press.