The Royal Nonesuch

Author: Glasgow Phillips
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 155584720X
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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.

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101628278
Size: 40.26 MB
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This new edition of Huckleberry Finn, based on the recently discovered original handwritten manuscript, is destined to become the standard of this American classic. The volume inclues a discussion by Professor Victor Doyno, President of the Twain Circle and the author of a definitive book about the composition of this great novel, who will also conduct interviews across the country. Illustrations. (Literature)

Tuscaloosa

Author: W. Glasgow Phillips
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780452274396
Size: 78.86 MB
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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
ISBN:
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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.

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Atlântico Press
ISBN: 9898559454
Size: 25.84 MB
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a colorful novel about a young boy, Huck, in search of freedom and adventure. The shores of the Mississippi River provide the backdrop for the entire book.

Ira Fistell S Mark Twain

Author: Ira Fistell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469178729
Size: 68.82 MB
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Ira Fistells Mark Twain: Three Encounters begins with a perceptive analysis of the authors major novels which will be a revelation to any reader of Twain. Ira proves that Tom Sawyer is anything but a kids book; explains why the ending of Huckleberry Finn, often dismissed as just cheating, is actually the most brilliant part of the book; makes sense of the confusing and difficult Connecticut Yankee; and discovers the tragedy in The Tragedy of Puddnhead Wilson. Then this book explores how the places Twain live affected what he wrote, and concludes with a stunning explanation of the authors terrible guilt in his later years. No other study of Twain and his work compares with this one: it is the essential book on this subject.