Randall Ivey

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Ort: USA
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I am an English instructor in South Carolina and a published writer of short stories, reviews, and literary criticism. My first children's book, JAY AND THE BOUNTY OF BOOKS, has been published by Pelican Publishing, Inc., out of Gretna, Louisiana. It's the story of a child who assumes giant-siz proportion through his constant book-reading. Amazon sells it! My collections of short fiction, THE SH… Mehr dazu


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The Great Gatsby von F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby von F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Elegy for the jazz age, 17. Juli 2000
Although published seventy-five years ago, Fitzgerald's masterpiece remains as fresh as the day it appeared. It could have been written yesterday. It is as perfect a novel as one is likely to find in American literature; not a word is wrong or out of place. The choice of a second person narrator gives the reader wider and greater appreciation of the characters and events. At the center of it all, of course, is Jay Gatsby, bootlegger, liar, party-giver, doomed romantic. His love for Daisy Buchanan, his "incorruptible dream", is the only genuine emotion felt by any of the characters (excepting narrator Nick Carroway, whose loyalty to Gatsby is touching), all of whose… Mehr dazu
Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back von Robert Warren
This is a concise - 114 pages - but no less impressive and comprehensive look at Davis's life than some of the longer biographies out there. Warren, like Allen Tate before him, sees Davis as a great man but deeply flawed. He could quite possibly have won the War Between the States had he not been so rigidly dedicated to the principle of state's rights. He was too much the gentleman to do what was necessary. Lincoln, on the other hand, was a pragmatist, and had no qualms about suspending the constitution to achieve his means; he thought he was saving the Constitution by defying it!
A sad tale of greatness thwarted by principle. Warren composed this essay in honor of his… Mehr dazu
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson von Joseph J. Ellis
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The beauty of this book is that Ellis allows no bias of his own to show through. He merely lays out the facts of Jefferson's life and philosophy and lets the reader draw conclusions. But he does give us much food for thought, and it is fascinating to see how, over the years, different political factions have attempted to claim the Jeffersonian mantle. Among the book's other treasures is the portrait of the friendship-turned- enmity between Jefferson and John Adams, who, along with wife Abigal, emerge as wholly witty, fascinating characters. The two men, former conspirators turned rivals, died on the same day, July 4, 1826.
Forget the recent spate of spiteful, one-sided books… Mehr dazu