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The Resource Conversations with Jay Parini, edited by Michael Lackey

Conversations with Jay Parini, edited by Michael Lackey

Label
Conversations with Jay Parini
Title
Conversations with Jay Parini
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Lackey
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book contains the most important interviews with Jay Parini, who is best known for his 1990 The Last Station, a multi-perspective novel about Leo Tolstoy's last year. But he has also published numerous volumes of poetry; biographies of William Faulkner, Robert Frost, and John Steinbeck; novels; and literary and cultural criticism. Parini's work is valuable not just because of its high quality and intellectual range. It is crucial for understanding late-20th and early-21st century literature more generally, as Parini not only engages in a lively conversation with other prominent writers, but also was close friends with so many of these authors. He has openly written poems in conversation with such writers as Robert Penn Warren, Gore Vidal, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He has had an ongoing conversation with many literary friends over the years--Alastair Reid, Seamus Heaney, Anne Stevenson, Ann Beattie, Julia Alvarez, Peter Ackroyd, A.N. Wilson, and countless others. His life often seems like a seminar table, with friends gathered, talking, trading stories. These interviews will give scholars a more comprehensive understanding of his work as a poet, scholar, public intellectual, literary critic, intellectual historian, biographer, novelist, and biographical novelist. More importantly, these interviews will contribute to our understanding of the history of ideas, the condition of knowledge, and the state of literature, which Parini has played an important role in shaping"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lackey, Michael,
Series statement
Literary conversations series
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  • Parini, Jay
  • Authors, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Conversations with Jay Parini, edited by Michael Lackey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861671303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 163 pages
Isbn
9781628460254
Lccn
2013044468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861671303
Label
Conversations with Jay Parini, edited by Michael Lackey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861671303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 163 pages
Isbn
9781628460254
Lccn
2013044468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861671303

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