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The Royal Nonesuch

Author: Glasgow Phillips
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 155584720X
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“The hipster cultural economy of the dot-com boom is skewered in this hilarious coming-of-age memoir” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Glasgow Phillips published his debut novel Tuscaloosa at the tender age of twenty-four. The results were disastrous: encouraging reviews, translations, a paperback sale, a film option, and a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. But over the next two years, as Phillips’s second novel unraveled and freelance journalism assignments ended in humiliation, a horrible, secret thought took hold in him: perhaps, just possibly, whatever talent he had was of the kind that would never be more than promise. Washed up as a “real” writer before he was thirty, Phillips went to Los Angeles and formed a company with his best childhood friend Jason McHugh, independent producer of Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo. The Royal Nonesuch is the story of Phillips’s rollercoaster ride through the twisted world of underground Hollywood and the funhouse of the Internet during the boom. Phillips builds a hilarious and poignant memoir, in the tradition of Augusten Burroughs and Sean Wilsey, from tales of promise and failure, family and madness, friendship and redemption, fame and infamy, and good old-fashioned hustling. It is a remarkable book; a brilliant portrait of a generation in all its foolish glory. “The best book I’ve read about being in your twenties and trying to figure out what to do with your life . . . Something this funny shouldn’t also be this profound.” —Matt Stone, cocreator of South Park

Understanding Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293276
Size: 34.63 MB
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Interdisciplinary primary materials for classroom use and student research illuminate the historical and social issues of this controversial American classic.

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1616411562
Size: 75.38 MB
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In Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship and adventure, Huckleberry Finn escapes his evil, drunken father, befriends a runaway slave named Jim, and sails the Mississippi River! As Huck and Jim sail to freedom, they encounter con men and thieves and get in plenty of trouble along the way. Follow Huck's coming-of-age journey in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

The Royal Nonesuch

Author: Steven D. Schroeder
ISBN: 9780989783705
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Steven D. Schoeder's second full-length collection of poetry examines theft, lies, and other transgressions, loosely tied to themes of family, employment, money, relationships, aging, and the state of the nation.

Clueless In Academe

Author: Gerald Graff
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300132018
Size: 77.68 MB
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Gerald Graff argues that our schools and colleges make the intellectual life seem more opaque, narrowly specialized, and beyond normal learning capacities than it is or needs to be. Left clueless in the academic world, many students view the life of the mind as a secret society for which only an elite few qualify. In a refreshing departure from standard diatribes against academia, Graff shows how academic unintelligibility is unwittingly reinforced not only by academic jargon and obscure writing, but by the disconnection of the curriculum and the failure to exploit the many connections between academia and popular culture. Finally, Graff offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more accessible to students, showing how students can enter the public debates that permeate their lives.


Author: W. Glasgow Phillips
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780452274396
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On the verge of entering whatever "high society" Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has to offer a young man in 1972, Bill Mitchell falls in love with an inmate at his father's mental institution. Now Bill must either muster the courage to elope with his love or accept a prescribed--but unwelcome--role within the Southern patriarchy. "An ambitious and surprisingly effective first novel".--San Francisco Chronicle.

The Lively Art

Author: Arthur Holmberg
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Size: 66.74 MB
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A treasury of criticism, reflection, observation, and insight from the A.R.T.'s past twenty years, gleaned from its newsletter, conferences, post-production symposia, and pre-talk shows, illustrated with photographs and drawings from A.R.T. archives.