American Literary Studies
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:09.
Philip Roth was announced today as the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize. According to its website, the Man Booker International Prize "is presented once every two years to a living author for a body of work published either originally in English or widely available in translation in the English language. It has previously been awarded to Ismail Kadaré in 2005, Chinua Achebe in 2007 and Alice Munro in 2009."
From the Man Booker Prizes website:
See Roth's acceptance speech here.
You can check SearchWorks for more titles by Philip Roth.
Submitted by email@example.com on Thu, 01/20/2011 - 09:20.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 16:12.
It's the birthday of writer Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on this day in 1835 in Florida, Missouri. Among Twain's most famous titles are The Innocents Abroad, The Gilded Age, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and of course Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (from which, according to Ernest Hemingway, "all modern American literature comes").
Mark Twain has at the moment a best-seller on his hands with the University of California Press' publication this month of the first volume of his autobiography. Twain decreed that the autobiography was not to be published until 100 years after his death, which occurred in 1910.
Take a look at SearchWorks for the many, many Mark Twain titles available here in Green Library. (The recently published first volume of Twain's autobiography will be available soon.)
Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 08:29.
Eric Naiman, Professor of Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his book Nabokov, Perversely with Stanford English Professor Terry Castle and University of North Carolina English Professor Florence Dore. The event takes place at the Stanford Humanities Center on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 5:30 pm.