House of Names - Colm Toibin

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Much of Colm Toibin’s work makes drama of everyday life, but House of Names is anything but. A retelling of the Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis, House of Names is about how honor, loyalty, religion, and duty govern us, but love, anger, remorse, and revenge also wrestle for control of men’s fates. Which path is right when each has numerous gods dedicated to it? While this is Colm Toibin’s outwardly passionate tale, it feels like a natural progression for him as a storyteller. All of his characters feel trapped and decide to will themselves forward with definitive consequences for all involved.
House of Names: A Novel By Colm Toibin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501140211
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Published: Scribner - May 9th, 2017

Falstaff: Give Me Life - Harold Bloom

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“If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked! If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host that I know is damned: if to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh's lean kine are to be loved…banish plump Jack, and banish all the world!” exclaims Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare’s legendary creation and the subject of Harold Bloom’s latest. Bloom is a friendly guide leading you through Falstaff’s brilliant vitality, beautiful language, and raw personal charm. For him, Shakespeare’s characters aren’t fictitiousthey are companions by his side through life.
Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare's Personalities #1) By Harold Bloom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501164132
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

Small Town Talk - Barney Hoskyns

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Woodstock, New York and the surrounding towns were the Laurel Canyon of the east coast: an incubator of talent, away from but just close enough to New York City. At first a cultural of fiefdom of Albert Grossman, Dylan's manager, soon the likes of the Band, Paul Butterfield, Van Morrison, Jesse Winchester, and a boy genius named Todd Rundgren came for the seclusion, natural beauty, and cultural buzz. Woodstock took everyone in: some got rich, some got loaded, some got smart, and some wasted away as idealism turned to hedonism. Hell of a story, hell of a town.

Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock By Barney Hoskyns Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306825347
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 7th, 2017