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Nabokov in America by Robert Roper
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Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
"Delightful, but not without foible. First, the great: structurally, Ada sits with Ulysses atop the literary summit. Lexically, Ada finds peer only in Gravity's Rainbow and Darconville's Cat, novels where assiduity and lyrical exuberance burst with..." Read more of this review »
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All Gall Is Divided by Emil Cioran
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Selected Poems by Vladislav Khodasevich
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The Franco-Prussian War by Geoffrey Wawro
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After Appomattox by Gregory P. Downs
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The Major Works by Philip Sidney
"My Ph.D. thesis, This Critical Age, showed how poetic criticism was not prose until Dryden. Before, especially in the sonnet tradition, and here in Sidney's Astrophil, the poems criticize other poets and poems:
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Lolita by John Bertram
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Inheriting the Revolution by Joyce Appleby
"From the springs of ardor and enthusiasm issued a powerful myth about America that metamorphosed ordinary labour into extraordinary acts of nation building. It also attached personal virtue to a narrative about human progress and claimed for liber..." Read more of this review »
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Russia Against Napoleon by Dominic Lieven
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
“But we had with us, to keep and to care for, more than five hundred bruised bodies of men- men made in the image of God, marred by the hand of man and must we say in the name of God? And where is the reckoning for such things? And who is answerable? One might almost shrink from the sound of his own voice, which had launched into the palpitating air words of order- do we call it? - fraught with such ruin. Was it God's command we heard or His forgiveness we must forever implore?”
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André Maurois
“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”
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Timothy Findley
“I doubt we will ever be forgiven. All I hope is – they'll remember we were human beings”
Timothy Findley, The Wars

William Faulkner
“You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.”
William Faulkner

Alejo Carpentier
“In America everything is fantastical.”
Alejo Carpentier, Concierto barroco

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