A Seal Called Andre by Harry Goodridge & Lew Dietz
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Overview: This is the true story of the unique friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre, the harbor seal who was as comfortable in Goodridge’s home as he was in Penobscot Bay. Andre became Rockport, Maine’s honorary harbor master and was ranked second only to Andrew Wyeth as the state’s most acclaimed summer resident. Year after year, Andre swam south in the winter, only to return again to Harry the next spring.
Note: Andre died in 1986 at the age of 25, apparently brokenhearted after losing a mating-season fight. Mr Goodridge died in 1990 at 74 years old. Mr. Goodridge, a tree surgeon and professional scuba diver, found Andre in 1961 as a pup, thought to have been abandoned by his mother.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General Animals
William Faulkner: A Life through Novels by Andre Bleikasten
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.3MB
Overview: Writing to American poet Malcolm Cowley in 1949, William Faulkner expressed his wish to be known only through his books. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for literature several months later, and when he died famous in 1962, his biographers immediately began to unveil and dissect the unhappy life of "the little man from Mississippi." Despite the many works published about Faulkner, his life and career, it still remains a mystery how a poet of minor symbolist poems rooted in the history of the Deep South became one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century. Here, renowned critic André Bleikasten revisits Faulkner’s biography through the author’s literary imagination. Weaving together correspondence and archival research with the graceful literary analysis for which he is known, Bleikasten presents a multi-strand account of Faulkner’s life in writing. By carefully keeping both the biographical and imaginative lives in hand, Bleikasten teases out threads that carry the reader through the major events in Faulkner’s life, emphasizing those circumstances that mattered most to his writing: the weight of his multi-generational family history in the South; the formation of his oppositional temperament provoked by a resistance to Southern bourgeois propriety; his creative and sexual restlessness and uncertainty; his lifelong struggle with finances and alcohol; his paradoxical escape to the bondages of Hollywood; and his final bent toward self-destruction. This is the story of the man who wrote timeless works and lived in and through his novels.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography
Andre Gide and Curiosity (Faux Titre) (English and French Edition) (French) Bilingual Edition by Victoria Reid
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Overview: This comprehensive exploration of curiosity in the fiction and life-writing of André Gide (1869-1951) is an important modernist contribution to the field of curiosity in literature and cultural studies more broadly. Curiosity was a credo for Gide. By observing the world and then manifesting in writing these observations, he stimulates the curiosity of readers, conceived as virtual conduits of a curiosity once his own. Using a thematic structure of sexual, scientific and writerly curiosity, this volume identifies processes of curiosity in the life-writing (including the travel-writing) which illuminate processes in the fiction, and vice versa. Theories of fetishism, gender and sexuality are applied to Gide’s corpus to illustrate his championing of a masculine curiosity of enlightenment and adventure over a feminised ‘curiosité-défaillance’ of disobedience and harm, and to explore objects eliciting his incuriosity. Gide’s creativity is nourished by his curiosity, as close readings of his work informed by Melanie Klein’s psychoanalytic writing on epistemophilia reveal. Curiosity is a rewarding, non-reductionist perspective from which the exceptional variety of Gide’s subject matter, style and genre can be more coherently understood.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
A Seal Known as Andre by Harry Goodridge
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 4.3MB
Overview: Tells the true story of the distinctive human-animal friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre, the harbor seal who was as snug in Goodridge’s residence as he was in Penobscot Bay. Andre swims with Harry and rides fortunately within the again seat of Harry’s automotive. He rapidly picked up tricks-perhaps the primary time a wild animal has been educated in a free-release state of affairs. He turned Rockport, Maine’s honorary harbormaster and was ranked “second solely to Andrew Wyeth because the state’s most acclaimed summer time resident.” Yr after 12 months, Andre swam south within the winter, solely to return once more to Harry the following spring. It is a timeless and iconic Maine story.
Style: Non-Fiction > Normal
Bella Andre – Collection
Bella Andre – Collection