American Audacity

In Defense of Literary Daring
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Product Number: Z100133572
Released: Oct 16, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684413119
Narrator/s: Stephen Graybill
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Over the last decade William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist. American Audacity gathers Giraldi's fierce and witty considerations of American writers and themes, including a never-before-published appreciation of James Baldwin and an introductory call to arms for twenty-first-century American literature. With deep seeing and enormous learning, Giraldi considers giants from the past (Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harper Lee), some of our great living critics and novelists (Harold Bloom, Cynthia Ozick, Allan Gurganus, Elizabeth Spencer), and those cultural-literary themes that have concerned him as a novelist (bestselling books, the problem of Catholic fiction, and his viral essay on bibliophilia). Demanding that literature be urgent and audacious, this book is itself an act of intellectual and stylistic daring. At a time when literature is threatened by ceaseless electronic distraction, Giraldi reaffirms the pleasure and wisdom of literary values.

Author(s): William Giraldi
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018


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Author(s): William Giraldi
Narrator(s): Stephen Graybill
Product Number DD38355
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781684413102

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