Marjorie Morningstar

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Publisher : Signet Book
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005477067
Pages : 638 pages
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Download or read book Marjorie Morningstar written by Herman Wouk and published by Signet Book. This book was released on 1955 with total page 638 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty seventeen-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer. In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.

Marjorie Morningstar

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ISBN 10 : 0671460161
Pages : 757 pages
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Download or read book Marjorie Morningstar written by Herman Wouk and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 757 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty seventeen-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer. In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.

LIFE

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Pages : 136 pages
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Download or read book LIFE written by and published by . This book was released on 1958-04-21 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

A Feeling for Books

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Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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ISBN 10 : 0807863971
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book A Feeling for Books written by Janice A. Radway and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2000-11-09 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.

Morningstar: Growing Up With Books

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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN 10 : 9780393254822
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book Morningstar: Growing Up With Books written by Ann Hood and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2017-08-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by Reading Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of reading, novelist Ann Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of literature. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks of books. In Morningstar, Hood recollects with warmth and honesty how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and Grapes of Wrath dramatically influenced her political thinking while the Vietnam War and Kent State shootings became headline news, and classics such as Dr. Zhivago and Les Misérables stoked her ambitions to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform—even save—our own lives.

Key Texts in American Jewish Culture

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0813532213
Pages : 308 pages
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Download or read book Key Texts in American Jewish Culture written by Jack Kugelmass and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Key Texts in American Jewish Culture expands the frame of reference used by students of culture and history both by widening the "canon" of Jewish texts and by providing a way to extrapolate new meanings from well-known sources. Contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, anthropology, comparative literature, history, music, religious studies, and women's studies. Each provides an analysis of a specific text in art, music, television, literature, homily, liturgy, or history. Some of the works discussed, such as Philip Roth's novel Counterlife, the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and Irving Howe's World of Our Fathers, are already widely acknowledged components of the American Jewish studies canon. Others-such as Bridget Loves Bernie, infamous for the hostile reception it received among American Jews+ may be considered "key texts" because of the controversy they provoked. Still others, such as Joshua Liebman's Piece of Mind and the radio and TV sitcom The Goldbergs, demonstrate the extent to which American Jewish culture and mainstream American culture intermingle with and borrow from each other.

You Never Call! You Never Write!

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ISBN 10 : 0198033745
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book You Never Call! You Never Write! written by Joyce Antler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-04-02 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In You Never Call, You Never Write, Joyce Antler provides an illuminating and often amusing history of one of the best-known figures in popular culture--the Jewish Mother. Whether drawn as self-sacrificing or manipulative, in countless films, novels, radio and television programs, stand-up comedy, and psychological and historical studies, she appears as a colossal figure, intensely involved in the lives of her children. Antler traces the odyssey of this compelling personality through decades of American culture. She reminds us of a time when Jewish mothers were admired for their tenacity and nurturance, as in the early twentieth-century image of the "Yiddishe Mama," a sentimental figure popularized by entertainers such as George Jessel, Al Jolson, and Sophie Tucker, and especially by Gertrude Berg, whose amazingly successful "Molly Goldberg" ruled American radio and television for over 25 years. Antler explains the transformation of this Jewish Mother into a "brassy-voiced, smothering, and shrewish" scourge (in Irving Howe's words), detailing many variations on this negative theme, from Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and Woody Allen's Oedipus Wrecks to television shows such as "The Nanny," "Seinfeld," and "Will and Grace." But she also uncovers a new counter-narrative, leading feminist scholars and stand-up comediennes to see the Jewish Mother in positive terms. Continually revised and reinvented, the Jewish Mother becomes in Antler's expert hands a unique lens with which to examine vital concerns of American Jews and the culture at large. A joy to read, You Never Call, You Never Write will delight anyone who has ever known or been nurtured by a "Jewish Mother," and it will be a special source of insight for modern parents. As Antler suggests, in many ways "we are all Jewish Mothers" today.

Talking Back

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ISBN 10 : 0874518423
Pages : 301 pages
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Download or read book Talking Back written by Joyce Antler and published by UPNE. This book was released on 1998 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays that discuss the portrayal of Jewish women in American culture.

American Jewish Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780827610026
Pages : 223 pages
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Download or read book American Jewish Fiction written by Josh Lambert and published by Jewish Publication Society. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new volume in the JPS Guides series is a fiction reader?s dream: a guide to 125 remarkable works of fiction. The selection includes a wide range of classic American Jewish novels and story collections, from 1867 to the present, selected by the author in consultation with a panel of literary scholars and book industry professionals. Roth, Mailer, Kellerman, Chabon, Ozick, Heller, and dozens of other celebrated writers are here, with their most notable works. Each entry includes a book summary, with historical context and background on the author. Suggestions for further reading point to other books that match readers? interests and favorite writers. And the introduction is a fascinating exploration of the history of and important themes in American Jewish Fiction, illustrating how Jewish writing in the U.S. has been in constant dialogue with popular entertainment and intellectual life. Included in this guide are lists of book award winners; recommended anthologies; title, author, and subject indexes; and more.

Prodigal Sons

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ISBN 10 : 0195345401
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book Prodigal Sons written by Alexander Bloom and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1986-04-17 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A herd of independent minds," Harold Roseberg once labelled his fellow intellectuals. They were, and are, as this book shows, a special and fascinating group, including literary critics like Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, Irving Howe, Leslie Fiedler, Philip Rahv, and William Phillips; social scientists like Nathan Glazer; art critics and historians Clement Greenberg, Harold Rrosenberg, and Meyer Schapiro; novelist Saul Bellow; and political journalists Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz. Their story winds through nearly all of the crucial intellectual and political events of the last decades, as well as through the major academic institutions of the nation and the editorial boards of such important journals as Partisan Review, Commentary, Dissent, The Public Interest, and The New York Review of Books. So deeply entrenched in our intellectual establishment are these people that it's easy to forget that most grew up onthe edge of American society--poor, Jewish, the children of immigrants. Prodigal Sons retraces their common past, from their New York City ghetto upbringing and education at Columbia and City College through their radicalization in the '30s to their preeminence in the postwar literary and academic world. The book examines their youthful efforts to ignore their Jewish heritage and their later rediscovery of this heritage in the wake of the Holocaust. It shows how they moved toward the liberal center during the Cold War and how the group fragmented in the 1960s, when some turned toward the right, becoming key figures in the Neo-Conservative movement of the 1970s and '80s. As Bloom points out, there is no single typical New York intellectual; nor did they share all their ideas. This book is concerned with how the community came to be formed, and what it thought important, how and why it moved and changed, and why it ultimately came undone. We learn some of the ways in which intellectuals function and justify their own places and a great deal about the political and cultural landscape over which New York intellectuals passed. A fascinating portrait of New York intellectual life over the past half-century ·Based on interviews with many of the leading figures and 10 years of extensive research ·Takes us behind the scenes at Commentary, Partisan Review, The Public Interest and other influential publications

What America Read

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ISBN 10 : 0807887757
Pages : 464 pages
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Download or read book What America Read written by Gordon Hutner and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-05 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. Gordon Hutner describes the distorted, canonized history of the twentieth-century American novel as a record of modern classics insufficiently appreciated in their day but recuperated by scholars in order to shape the grand tradition of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner. In presenting literary history this way, Hutner argues, scholars have forgotten a rich treasury of realist novels that recount the story of the American middle-class's confrontation with modernity. Reading these novels now offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness debates about what kind of nation America would become and what place its newly dominant middle class would have--and, Hutner suggests, should also lead us to wonder how our own contemporary novels will be remembered.

Natalie and R.J.: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

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ISBN 10 : 1935169866
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Natalie and R.J.: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner written by Warren G. Harris and published by Graymalkin Media. This book was released on 2011-11-28 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Their relationship was that of fairy tales. Their devotion so intense they wed each other not once, but twice. In the first book to focus on both Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, the author of the bestseller Gable & Lombard and the critically acclaimed book Cary Grant gives us a scintillating portrait of this glamorous and exciting couple from their early years working for the studio system to the final, shattering hours before Natalie Wood's life tragically ended. We follow them on their roller-coaster ride of the ups and downs and the magic and the madness of this couple who became Hollywood royalty.

The Jew in American Cinema

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ISBN 10 : 0253204933
Pages : 455 pages
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Download or read book The Jew in American Cinema written by Patricia Erens and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1984 with total page 455 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examples range from film's early days to the present, from Europe, Israel, and the United States.

Perspectives on Sexuality

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ISBN 10 : 0030828260
Pages : 611 pages
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Download or read book Perspectives on Sexuality written by James L. Malfetti and published by Ardent Media. This book was released on 1971 with total page 611 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781438140612
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Download or read book Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature written by Alan L. Berger and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a reference on Jewish American literature providing profiles of Jewish American writers and their works.

Theremin

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ISBN 10 : 0252025822
Pages : 403 pages
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Download or read book Theremin written by Albert Glinsky and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life story of the Soviet scientist whose genius introduced the world to electronic music, including the forerunner of today's synthesizer, but also masterminded spy techniques against the United States.

A Jewish Feminine Mystique?

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ISBN 10 : 9780813550305
Pages : 284 pages
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Download or read book A Jewish Feminine Mystique? written by Hasia Diner and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2010-09-10 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Feminine Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out against a postwar American culture that pressured women to play the role of subservient housewives. However, Friedan never acknowledged that many American women refused to retreat from public life during these years. Now, A Jewish Feminine Mystique? examines how Jewish women sought opportunities and created images that defied the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique." As workers with or without pay, social justice activists, community builders, entertainers, and businesswomen, most Jewish women championed responsibilities outside their homes. Jewishness played a role in shaping their choices, shattering Friedan's assumptions about how middle-class women lived in the postwar years. Focusing on ordinary Jewish women as well as prominent figures such as Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, leading scholars explore the wide canvas upon which American Jewish women made their mark after the Second World War.