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Literary Essays, Critiques & Biographies

  • PATRIARCH: My Extraordinary Journey from Man to Gentleman

    by H.L. Sudler
    What have you learned from your life? What will you take with you when you die? Through this heartfelt, humorous, inspirational, and oftentimes brutally honest collection of essays, PATHS Humanitarian Writing Award winner H.L. Sudler embarks upon a journey of self-discovery in his quest to define what it truly means to be a patriarch in the wake of his father's death. Searching for answers among tales of love and war, triumph and losses, religious awakening and personal evolution, Sudler begs th... more
  • Leo: A Hero of the Dutch Resistance

    by Lawrence Tallentire

    Biography of Leo Frijda, born August 1923 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, executed by Nazi firing squad as a resistance fighter on the North Sea coast October 1943 aged just twenty. Precisely because he was an unlikely hero of the Dutch resistance - a friend recalls how he must have 'won a great battle within himself, because he was by nature a rather frightened boy ' - Leo is all the more a hero.

  • Points of Intersection: Meeting Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Robert Graves, Pauline Réage & Others

    by Gregory Stephenson
    Conversations with authors. An autobiographical essay about living abroad.
  • Time Is a Flat Circle: Examining True Detective, Season One

    by Melissa Milazzo
    When it premiered in 2014, the first season of HBO’s True Detective immediately became a pop-culture phenomenon. Created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the show reinvigorated the detective genre on television, infusing it with philosophy, metaphysics, and macabre mystery. With this unique mix of elements, True Detective is more than a crime drama – it’s an examination of the illusory nature of self, the corruption of society, the malleable nature of reali... more
  • Online Paraphrase

    by Erin Warren
    If you once wrote a student or scientific work, then you are faced with the difficulty of paraphrasing. It is very difficult because you need to rewrite the text in your own words, without resorting to plagiarism. This requires certain skills and vocabulary, as well as experience in rephrasing. Paraphrasing is used for various reasons. Mostly in student papers to rewrite too complicated a topic. If you have difficulty paraphrasing, we are ready to help you. We have already helped thousands of cu... more
  • Virginia Woolf in Richmond

    by Peter Fullagar
    Although more commonly associated with Bloomsbury, Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf lived in Richmond-upon-Thames for ten years from the time of the First World War (1914-1924). Refuting the common misconception that she disliked the town, this book explores her daily habits as well as her intimate thoughts while living at the pretty house she came to love – Hogarth House. Drawing on information from her many letters and diaries, the editor reveals how Richmond’s relaxed way of life came t... more
  • Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee

    by Paul F. Brown

    Rufus is the first literary biography of James Agee to explore his life and work in the context of his Tennessee heritage. Beginning with his ancestors, and the circumstances that brought his parents together, the book details the people, places, and events that shaped Agee's experiences in Tennessee. A survey of his work reveals that, from his first writings to his posthumously-published novel, A Death in the Family, he continually drew upon memories of his home st... more

  • Carl Van Doren: A Man of Ideas

    by Robin K. Foster

    Carl Van Doren (1885-1950), biographer, historian, essayist, and literary critic, wrote during the golden era of literary and cultural criticism that flourished across the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. One of the nation’s most prolific literacy critics, Van Doren covered everybody who was anybody; he was in many ways The Man Who Knew Everybody. His personal and professional correspondence with the likes of Sinclair Lewis, Robert Frost, Elinor Wylie, and H. L. Mencken bring to life ... more

  • One Woman Against War: The Jeannette Rankin Story

    by Kevin S. Giles
    She was the lonely dissenter, committed to following the dictates of her conscience no matter the consequences. Jeannette Rankin, an early leader for woman suffrage and the first woman elected to Congress, crusaded for peace her entire life. “Killing more people won’t help matters,” she said. The Montana native was an American icon of extremes in politics, applauded as a beacon of hope by many people and vilified as a traitor by others. Jeannette Rankin left a rich legacy of pacifism, activel... more
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    by Robert Morrison
    If, as many have suggested, Shakespeare was a Catholic, he would have risked his freedom, legacy, and perhaps his life to practice his religion openly. Thus it should not surprise us if he did not leave us solid proof of his Catholicism. What if he did though?  A Tale Told Softly examines the hidden religious allegory within The Winter's Tale, from first scene to last.  Relying on primary sources, this book reveals the underlying story of one of Shakespeare's last plays. As the tale unfolds, ... more
  • Good writing is clear thinking made evident of the life

    by William Astro

    Now a day’s writing is hard work .Writing is a skill that can be learned and can be better by common practice. But it is more people depend on writing service from online. It is a selection writing services they are best essay writing service and article writing, and news reporter and journal writer etc. They are on hand for writing services this is best way to our writing tasks completed. It is a best way to saving time and get more marks of college tasks. More knowledge writers also o... more

  • 21st-Century Horror

    by S T Joshi
    The literature of terror and the supernatural has been experiencing a renaissance over the past several decades, and with the advent of the new millennium a diverse cadre of writers have expanded the bounds of weird fiction and enriched it with their penetrating vision. This book is the first to present a broad analysis of horror fiction as written by writers in their forties and fifties. S. T. Joshi, one of the leading authorities on weird fiction, brings divides his book into three categories,... more
  • Q: Snippets from a rideshare driver

    by R.C. Otovic
    When C.D. Howell left his job in the spring of 2017 to become a full-time rideshare driver, he never imagined how easy it would be for passengers to open up and immerse him in their most private, intimate stories. Grab a coffee, light up a smoke, and sit back while he takes you on a journey through his customers' troubled daily lives. Discover things you never imagined that went on inside the cloth upholstery seats. An assortment of gross topics are not off limits in this novel. Ridesharing is a... more
  • Q: Snippets from a rideshare driver

    by R.C Otovic
    When C.D. Howell left his job in the spring of 2017 to become a full-time rideshare driver, he never imagined how easy it would be for passengers to open up and immerse him in their most private, intimate stories. Grab a coffee, light up a smoke, and sit back while he takes you on a journey through his customers' troubled daily lives. Discover things you never imagined that went on inside the cloth upholstery seats. An assortment of gross topics are not off limits in this novel. Ridesharing is a... more
  • America Deconstructed

    by Chaithanya Sohan and Shaima Adin
    Naseer was nine years old when he escaped Taliban and fled Afghanistan. His story, “There are some people who are coming to take me away”, chronicles the resilience of a nine year old boy as he traveled from Afghanistan to America in his quest for the American dream. “I saw a ripe mango I’d like to pluck” showcases the love story of Chidibere and Ifeyinwa and their struggles with language, culture and being African in America. In the story “Kosovo, really...cool”, Lisian takes us through his jou... more
  • The Tongue Can Break Bones: One-Hundred Korean Proverbs

    by C. Bonaventure (pen name) or "MJ" Cho
    Proverbs encapsulate the wisdom of ages in a few words and in many societies are one of the most important means of teaching and passing on the culture’s values. The Tongue Can Break Bones: One Hundred Korean Proverbs is a multi-dimensional book of wisdom rooted in proverbs. It combines the wisdom of one hundred proverbs from Korea translated into English with the age-acquired and bicultural wisdom of the author, C. Bonaventure. Each proverb is presented in a self-contained essay that interpr... more

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