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Conversations with Derek Walcott

Edited by William Baer
Categories: Literature
Series: Literary Conversations Series

When Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize, he was cited for "a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment." The lively interviews ...

The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales

By Elizabeth Spencer
Introduction by Robert Phillips
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Elizabeth Spencer is captivated by Italy. For her it has been a second home. A one-time resident who returns there, this native-born Mississippian has found Italy to be an enchanting land whose culture ...

The Lasting of the Mohicans

There are few people for whom the phrase “last of the Mohicans” does not conjure up memories and associations—childhood games, films, TV programs. Yet most who profess acquaintance with Cooper's ...

Conversations with Susan Sontag

Here is a collection of interviews that cover the period from 1967 through 1993. Many are translations of interviews that originally appeared in French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, or Swedish periodicals. ...

Native American Writing in the Southeast

Featured in this anthology of Native American literature are works by twenty-eight writers from five tribes or nations including Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Yuchi. Ranging widely ...

Conversations with Ernest Gaines

The winner in 1994 of the National Book Critics Circle Award for A Lesson Before Dying, Gaines, whose career spans more than thirty-five years, continues to receive increasing critical and popular attention. ...

Dark Princess

By W. E. B. Du Bois
Introduction by Claudia Tate
Categories: African American Studies
Series: Banner Books

The problem of “the color line,” W. E. B. Du Bois’s ever-present polemical theme, is at the core of this novel of sensual love, radical politics, and the quest for racial justice. Originally published ...

Conversations with Saul Bellow

For over forty years, Saul Bellow has been writing fiction that denounces the destructive forces that have dominated the literature of this century—existential nihilism and historicist pessimism. In ...