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An appointment with Somerset Maugham : and other literary encounters, Richard Hauer Costa

Label
An appointment with Somerset Maugham : and other literary encounters
Title
An appointment with Somerset Maugham
Title remainder
and other literary encounters
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hauer Costa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Now, just ask yourself," Maugham said without the least suggestion of a stutter, "wouldn't it be a dreadful world if pleasure ruled?" But pleasure has ruled Richard Costa's world - the pleasure of books and their writers. In this charming and insightful reminiscence, he introduces readers to a host of literary lives that have touched him: Somerset Maugham, H. G. Wells, Malcolm Lowry, Conrad Aiken, Edmund Wilson, Kingsley Amis, Dorothy Parker, Edith Wharton, and others."--BOOK JACKET. "The journey of the mind and heart Costa traces has some illustrious guides. Reading and re-reading the works of memorable writers of our time, interviewing them, and writing about them, he has woven literature into his life in a way that provides illumination and just plain interest for those who read the story here. In his intellectual and literary chronicle, readers will find much humor, much memory, and much food for thought."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Costa, Richard Hauer
Dewey number
820.9/0091
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR473
LC item number
.C67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • American literature
Target audience
adult
Label
An appointment with Somerset Maugham : and other literary encounters, Richard Hauer Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-219) and index
Contents
  • The Wages of Notoriety - An Update
  • Pt. 2.
  • The Dismantling of Favor
  • Prologue: In Deepest Regions.
  • I.
  • H. G. Wells and the Palimpsest of Time.
  • II.
  • The Anxiety of Confluence.
  • III.
  • Conrad Aiken and the "Tom" Catastrophe.
  • Pt. 1.
  • IV.
  • Ground Rule for "Marginal" Memoir: Being Heard But Not Seen.
  • V.
  • The Sentence(ing) of Edmund Wilson.
  • VI.
  • The "Burrowing" of Literary Moles: Turgenev and Flaubert.
  • VII.
  • The Triumph of Richard Ellmann.
  • VIII.
  • Friendship, Francini, and the Triestine Joyce
  • The Troubling Case of Somerset Maugham
  • Pt. 3.
  • The Serious Business of Comedy, Innocence, and Homage to the Hemingways
  • Prologue: Lucky Jim and Johnny Come Lately.
  • I.
  • Laughing with the Early Kingsley Amis.
  • II.
  • Dorothy Parker: Nothing Sacred.
  • III.
  • The Custodianship of Mary Hemingway.
  • IV.
  • Prologue: Abiding Gods.
  • Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence - and Mine
  • Pt. 4.
  • The Consul and Other Notations from Underground.
  • I.
  • How I "Discovered" Under the Volcano.
  • II.
  • Pieta, Pelado, and "The Ratification of Death": The Ten-year Evolvement of Malcolm Lowry's Volcano.
  • III.
  • The Ordeal of Margerie Lowry.
  • IV.
  • I.
  • Writing as Failed Therapy: Tennessee Williams and James Baldwin.
  • V.
  • Cheerless Books That Cheer.
  • VI.
  • Notes from a Dark Heller: Bob Slocum and the Underground Man.
  • Afterword: "Our Last Man of Letters" and Other Legacies
  • Somerset Maugham and the Driffield Position.
  • II.
  • Maugham's "Partial Self": The "Unexpected View" on the Way to Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilych"
  • III.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 227 p.
Isbn
9780890966181
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94012375
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM30437023
  • CARL030437023
Label
An appointment with Somerset Maugham : and other literary encounters, Richard Hauer Costa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-219) and index
Contents
  • The Wages of Notoriety - An Update
  • Pt. 2.
  • The Dismantling of Favor
  • Prologue: In Deepest Regions.
  • I.
  • H. G. Wells and the Palimpsest of Time.
  • II.
  • The Anxiety of Confluence.
  • III.
  • Conrad Aiken and the "Tom" Catastrophe.
  • Pt. 1.
  • IV.
  • Ground Rule for "Marginal" Memoir: Being Heard But Not Seen.
  • V.
  • The Sentence(ing) of Edmund Wilson.
  • VI.
  • The "Burrowing" of Literary Moles: Turgenev and Flaubert.
  • VII.
  • The Triumph of Richard Ellmann.
  • VIII.
  • Friendship, Francini, and the Triestine Joyce
  • The Troubling Case of Somerset Maugham
  • Pt. 3.
  • The Serious Business of Comedy, Innocence, and Homage to the Hemingways
  • Prologue: Lucky Jim and Johnny Come Lately.
  • I.
  • Laughing with the Early Kingsley Amis.
  • II.
  • Dorothy Parker: Nothing Sacred.
  • III.
  • The Custodianship of Mary Hemingway.
  • IV.
  • Prologue: Abiding Gods.
  • Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence - and Mine
  • Pt. 4.
  • The Consul and Other Notations from Underground.
  • I.
  • How I "Discovered" Under the Volcano.
  • II.
  • Pieta, Pelado, and "The Ratification of Death": The Ten-year Evolvement of Malcolm Lowry's Volcano.
  • III.
  • The Ordeal of Margerie Lowry.
  • IV.
  • I.
  • Writing as Failed Therapy: Tennessee Williams and James Baldwin.
  • V.
  • Cheerless Books That Cheer.
  • VI.
  • Notes from a Dark Heller: Bob Slocum and the Underground Man.
  • Afterword: "Our Last Man of Letters" and Other Legacies
  • Somerset Maugham and the Driffield Position.
  • II.
  • Maugham's "Partial Self": The "Unexpected View" on the Way to Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilych"
  • III.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 227 p.
Isbn
9780890966181
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94012375
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM30437023
  • CARL030437023

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