By Richard Yates
Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is at the present time ranked via many readers, students, and critics along such titans of recent American fiction as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.
In this paintings, he bargains a spare and autumnal novel a few New England prep tuition. straight away a meditation at the twilight of stripling and an exam of America's access into international battle II, A stable School tells the tales of William Grove, the quiet boy who turns into an editor of the college newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry instructor; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's younger daughter, who falls in love with such a lot celebrated boy within the category of 1943.
Read or Download A Good School PDF
Similar american literature books
The Coup describes violent occasions within the imaginary African state of Kush, a wide, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan nation led via Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, “is person who, out of insanity or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a humans. There are few males so silly. ”)
Colonel Ellelloû has 4 better halves, a silver Mercedes, and a enthusiast aversion—cultural, ideological, and personal—to the USA. however the U. S. retains creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion represent the occasions of the novel.
Colonel Ellelloû tells his personal story—always elegantly, and infrequently within the 3rd person—from an undisclosed place within the South of France.
Some of the most prolific and renowned modern novelists, Stephen King has a loyal following of captivated readers. this can be the 1st serious paintings on King to envision his most modern novels, Dolores Claiborne, Insomnia, and Rose Madder, and to investigate the various threads of his fiction in a fashion that's obtainable to teens and normal readers.
O comprises the authoritative texts for 11 items written among 1868 and 1902o Publishes, for the 1st time, the full textual content of "Villagers of 1840-3," Mark Twain's astonishing feat of memoryo encompasses a biographical listing and notes that mirror broad new examine on Mark Twain's youth in MissouriThroughout his profession, Mark Twain often became for idea to stories of his early life within the Mississippi River city of Hannibal, Missouri.
Ichiro Takayoshi's publication argues that global warfare II remodeled American literary tradition. From the mid-1930s to the yank access into international battle II in 1941, preeminent figures from Ernest Hemingway to Reinhold Neibuhr replied to the flip of the public's curiosity from the commercial melancholy at domestic to the risk of totalitarian platforms out of the country by means of generating novels, brief tales, performs, poems, and cultural feedback within which they prophesied the arrival of a moment global conflict and explored how the USA may organize for it.
- J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye (Routledge Guides to Literature)
- Goddess Abides: A Novel
- James Patterson: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
- The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton
- American literary realism
Additional resources for A Good School
But there was none: no ice, no surprise. It had all been worse and odder than his lie. ”48 The father’s ideal realm thus loses its status. When three intruders come to Jeronimo, wielding guns and showing their intentions to stay there as parasites, the power relationship in the community is significantly shaken. Not having any weapon to scare them away, Allie can no longer act as a sovereign in their presence, but only suggest that they find a better place somewhere else. “‘I am giving you a chance,’ he said.
68 While Allie’s organization holds a distinct telos of the self-made man, the son is faced with a modality of temporality that has no specific destination. Charlie feels threatened by this vertiginous indeterminacy, Michel Foucault, “Space, Knowledge, and Power,” trans. Robert Hurley. In Power, ed. James D. Faubion (New York: The New Press, 1994), 354. 66 Susan Jeffords, The Remasculinization of America: Gender and the Vietnam War (Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 1989), 51. 67 Theroux, The Mosquito Coast, 383.
4 Brian Massumi, “Requiem for Our Prospective Dead: Towards a Participatory Critique of Capitalist Power,” in Deleuze & Guattari: New Mappings in the Politics, Philosophy, and Culture, ed. Eleanor Kauffman and Kevin John Heller (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1998), 40. 3 (1998): 577. 2 THE American Traveler’s Love and Solitude 23 Into the atlas of power Motion is the keynote of The Atlas. ”6 Then he gets up and joins the crowd, “obeying the same law that dispersed the others. . ”7 The moment of stasis is but a brief interval in his journey.