Bright Pages: Yale Writers, 1701-2001 (A Yale Tercentennial by J.D. McClatchy PDF

By J.D. McClatchy

collage yearswhen principles collide, literature intrigues and conjures up,
lasting passions are first firedcan stamp a tender author for all times. This striking
book comprises the paintings of dozens of writers whose stories at Yale during the last
three centuries exerted a robust strength on their writing lives. shaped and nurtured via
the particular highbrow neighborhood of the collage, writers as assorted as Noah Webster
and Gloria Naylor emerged from Yale to make their very own clean contributions to our
nation's outstanding literary heritage.

From the galaxy of authors Yale has produced,
J. D. McClatchy selects a wealthy and sundry pattern. He contains sermons, essays, poems,
short tales, and excerpts from novels. The e-book opens with a piece dedicated to the
work of 4 nice lecturers of writing at Yale in fresh a long time: John Hersey, Robert
Penn Warren, John Hollander, and Robert Stone. the center and such a lot beneficiant part
of the amount makes a speciality of writers who've been operating because the finish of the second one
World struggle. each one of those decisions casts a robust mild on its writer and his or her paintings.
In the ultimate part, McClatchy attracts at the paintings of previous literary figures from James
Fenimore Cooper to Thornton Wilder, in lots of situations retrieving little-known fabric.

A walk in the course of the pages of this bountiful anthology, unbelievable within the range of its
offerings, will attract any reader. all the authors was once challenged and encouraged by means of
Yale. during this quantity, every one in flip demanding situations and evokes us.

Among the authors and poets during this volume:
Jonathan Edwards, Sinclair Lewis, Cole Porter, Robert Penn Warren, Brendan Gill,
Robert okay. Massie, William F. Buckley, Jr., Calvin Trillin, Paul Monette, Garry B.
Trudeau, Claire Messud, Chang-rae Lee

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