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The Last Station

by Jay Parini

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, & James McAvoy

In 1910, Count Leo Tolstoy, the most famous writer in the world, is caught in the struggle between his devoted wife and an...


Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America

by Jay Parini

In this lively exploration of America’s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche.

 

Moving...


The Passages of H. M.: A Novel of Herman Melville

by Jay Parini

From the author of the international bestseller The Last Station, a stirring novel about the adventurous life and tragic literary career of Herman Melville.

 

As The Passages of H. M. opens, we see, through...


Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal

by Jay Parini

An intimate, authorized yet frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.

 

The product of...


Robert Frost

by Jay Parini

This fascinating reassessment of America's most popular and famous poet reveals a more complex and enigmatic man than many readers might expect. Jay Parini spent over twenty years interviewing friends of Robert...


One Matchless Time

by Jay Parini

William Faulkner was a literary genius, and one of America's most important and influential writers. Drawing on previously unavailable sources -- including letters, memoirs, and interviews with Faulkner's daughter...


The Apprentice Lover

by Jay Parini

When Alex Massolini's brother is killed in Vietnam, he drops out of Columbia University and leaves his conservative family behind for Capri to become secretary to Rupert Grant, a famous British novelist and...


The Art of Teaching

by Jay Parini

Becoming an effective teacher can be quite painful and exhausting, taking years of trial and error. In The Art of Teaching, writer and critic Jay Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and...


Anthracite Country

by Jay Parini

poems on coal mining and the hard coal region of Pennsylvania


The Art of Subtraction

by Jay Parini

An acclaimed American poet, Jay Parini is widely recognized for his ability to confront modern issues in a variety of forms, while adding a highly musical sense of phrasing and a relentless sense of humor. Parini,...


Theodore Roethke

by Jay Parini

Jay Parini's biography of the poet, Theodore Roethke. Parini views Roethke through the lens of a Romantic poet. With this incredibly researched and well written work, Parini reaffirms Roethke's reputation as...


The Patch Boys

by Jay Parini

Fifteen-year-old Sammy di Cantini, resident of a mining region of Pennsylvania, is determined to rise above his class, falls disastrously in love with a Protestant, and visits his Mafia brother in New York where...