Jay Parini


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January 01, 1948

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Jay Parini (born 1948) is an American writer and academic. He is known for novels and poetry, biography and criticism.

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The Last Station: A Novel o...

3.55 avg rating — 1,037 ratings — published 1990 — 45 editions
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Robert Frost: A Life

4.09 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Empire of Self: A Life of G...

3.91 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Borges and Me

4.24 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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One Matchless Time: A Life ...

3.98 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Jesus: The Human Face of God

3.83 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Promised Land: Thirteen Boo...

3.50 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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John Steinbeck: A Biography

4.03 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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The Passages of H. M.: A No...

3.32 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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The Damascus Road: A Novel ...

3.51 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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“It is not an easy thing to alter the trajectory of your life. People have expectations on your behalf. You come to believe them yourself.”
Jay Parini, The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year

“In dreams begin possibilities.”
Jay Parini

“Believe me, if you’re a teenager, you’re always in the damned woods. Literally, you’re in the woods — probably too much you’re in the woods. And metaphorically you’re in the woods, in your life.”
Jay Parini
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