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The Cavalry Charges: Writings on Books, Film and Music
Barry Gifford’s diverse interests, varied influences, wide travels, and multitudinous acquaintances have fueled his prolific writing career. In a series of anecdotal reflections, Gifford relates many of the key experiences that shaped him as a writer: a nine-part dossier on the 1961 Marlon Brando...
A rambunctious ride through the history of publicly-viewed sex films, from the beginning of the cinema through the creation of the VCR.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel
Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel—and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them—in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute. In her inimitable style—exuberant, candid, opinionated—Smiley explores the power of the novel...