Lynd Ward Prelude to a Million Years Song Without Words Vertigo LOA 211

Lynd Ward  Prelude to a Million Years  Song Without Words  Vertigo  LOA  211

The images reproduced in this volume are taken from prints pulled from the original woodblocks or first-generation electrotypes.

Author: Lynd Ward

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533996

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 690

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In this, the second of two volumes collecting all his woodcut novels, The Library of America brings together Lynd Ward’s three later books, two of them brief, the visual equivalent of chamber music, the other his longest, a symphony in three movements. Prelude to a Million Years (1933) is a dark meditation on art, inspiration, and the disparity between the ideal and the real. Song Without Words (1936), a protest against the rise of European fascism, asks if ours is a world still fit for the human soul. Vertigo (1937), Ward’s undisputed masterpiece, is an epic novel on the theme of the individual caught in the downward spiral of a sinking American economy. Its characters include a young violinist, her luckless fiancé, and an elderly business magnate who—movingly, and without ever becoming a political caricature—embodies the social forces determining their fate. The images reproduced in this volume are taken from prints pulled from the original woodblocks or first-generation electrotypes. Ward’s novels are presented, for the first time since the 1930s, in the format that the artist intended, one image per right-hand page, and are followed by four essays in which he discusses the technical challenges of his craft. Art Spiegelman contributes an introductory essay, “Reading Pictures,” that defines Ward’s towering achievement in that most demanding of graphic-story forms, the wordless novel in woodcuts.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

William Tecumseh Sherman Memoirs of General W T Sherman LOA 51

William Tecumseh Sherman  Memoirs of General W  T  Sherman  LOA  51

211. 212. Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: William Tecumseh Sherman

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531237

Category: History

Page: 1136

View: 770

Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war’s crucial events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Categories: History

James Thurber Writings Drawings LOA 90

James Thurber  Writings   Drawings  LOA  90

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533125

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 129

James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor presents the best and most extensive collection ever assembled. Over 100 pieces include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Catbird Seat,” the brilliantly satirical Fables for Our Time, the classic My Life and Hard Times, and the best of The Owl in the Attic, Let Your Mind Alone!, My World—And Welcome to It, and the other famous books. Plus 500 wonderful drawings, including The Seal in the Bedroom and celebrated sequences like “The Masculine Approach” and “The War Between Men and Women.” Rounding out the volume is a selection from The Years with Ross, a memoir of the New Yorker publisher, and a number of wonderful early pieces never collected by Thurber. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Categories: Fiction

Slave Narratives LOA 114

Slave Narratives  LOA  114

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532128

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 992

View: 644

The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage. Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the Life of J. D.Green.
Categories: Literary Collections

Ring Lardner Stories Other Writings LOA 244

Ring Lardner  Stories   Other Writings  LOA  244

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532821

Category: Fiction

Page: 974

View: 656

At the height of the Jazz Age, Ring Lardner was America’s most beloved humorist, equally admired by a popular audience and by literary friends like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson. A sports writer who became a sensation with his comic baseball bestseller, You Know Me Al, Lardner had a rare gift for inspired nonsense and an ear attuned to the rhythms and hilarious oddities of American speech. He was also a sharp and dispassionate observer of the American scene. His best stories—among them such masterpieces as “Haircut,” “The Golden Honeymoon,” “A Caddy’s Diary,” and “The Love Nest”—cast a devastating eye on the hypocrisies, prejudices, and petty scheming of everyday life. In this Library of America edition, editor Ian Frazier surveys the whole sweep of Lardner’s talents, offering contemporary readers his finest stories, the full texts of You Know Me Al, The Big Town, and the long out-of-print The Real Dope, and a generous sampling of his humor pieces, sports reporting, song lyrics, and surrealist playlets. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Categories: Fiction

William Wells Brown Clotel Other Writings LOA 247

William Wells Brown  Clotel   Other Writings  LOA  247

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: William Wells Brown

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533149

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 707

Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814–1884) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him, like Frederick Douglass, a foundational figure of African American literature. His controversial novel Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (1853), a fictionalized account of the lives and struggles of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters, is the first novel written by an African American. This Library of America volume brings it together with Brown’s other groundbreaking works: Narrative of William W. Brown: A Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847), his first published book and an immediate bestseller, which describes his childhood, life in slavery, and eventual escape; later memoirs charting his life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; the first play (The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom, 1858), travelogue (The American Fugitive in Europe, 1855), and history (The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements, 1862) written by an African American; and eighteen speeches and public letters from the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, many collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Categories: Fiction

American Antislavery Writings Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

American Antislavery Writings  Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532142

Category: History

Page: 848

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For the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, here is a collection of writings that charts our nation’s long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil. It’s an inspiring moral and political struggle whose evolution parallels the story of America itself. To advance their cause, the opponents of slavery employed every available literary form: fiction and poetry, essay and autobiography, sermons, pamphlets, speeches, hymns, plays, even children’s literature. This is the first anthology to take the full measure of a body of writing that spans nearly two centuries and, exceptionally for its time, embraced writers black and white, male and female. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano offer original, even revolutionary, eighteenth century responses to slavery. With the nineteenth century, an already diverse movement becomes even more varied: the impassioned rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison joins the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and William Wells Brown; memoirs of former slaves stand alongside protest poems by John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Lydia Sigourney; anonymous editorials complement speeches by statesmen such as Charles Sumner and Abraham Lincoln. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the antislavery movement, and a16-page color insert of illustrations.
Categories: History

Ulysses S Grant Memoirs and Selected Letters LOA 50

Ulysses S  Grant  Memoirs and Selected Letters  LOA  50

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1199

View: 892

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings Vol 1 1832 1858 LOA 45

Abraham Lincoln  Speeches and Writings Vol  1 1832 1858  LOA  45

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531206

Category: History

Page: 900

View: 887

Abraham lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and extraordinarily moving prose, famous for its native wit, simple dignity of expressions, and peculiarly American flavor. This volume, with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural law practice to national prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery advocate and defender of the constitution. included are the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates, perhaps the most famous confrontation in American political history.
Categories: History

The War of 1812 Writings from America s Second War of Independence

The War of 1812  Writings from America s Second War of Independence

Lynd Ward: Gods' Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage 211. Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It 213. John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1755–1775 ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532647

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 478

On June 18, 1812, the United States formally declared war for the first time. President James Madison’s call to arms against Great Britain provoked outpourings of patriotic fervor and vigorous—some said treasonous—domestic opposition. Over the next three years the War of 1812 would prove as divisive as it was rich in nationalist myth-making: We have met the enemy, and he is ours . . . Don’t give up the ship! . . . Oh, say can you see . . . . Now, on the bicentennial of a conflict that shaped the future of a continent, here is the first comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts in over a century. Reflecting several generations of scholarly discoveries, it covers all the theaters of war, from frontier battles in Canada, Michigan, and New York to naval confrontations on the high seas and Great Lakes, from the burning of Washington to the defense of New Orleans. Here are 140 letters, memoirs, poems, songs, editorials, journal entries, and proclamations by more than 100 participants, both famous—Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, Dolley Madison, and the Duke of Wellington, among others—and less well known, such as Laura Secord, the Canadian Paul Revere, and William B. Northcutt, whose remarkable diary provides a common soldier’s view. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the war, and full color endpaper maps.
Categories: History