Subject: Literary Collections / American / General

Subject: Literary Collections / American / General

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A Hugh Henry Brackenridge Reader, 1770-1815

|9780822984146|A collection of the work of Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816)-one of the most vigorous and prolific writers of his time. An ardent believer in an educated public, his efforts to implant the ideals of democracy in early America made him a legend on the frontier. This selection of his work captures the essence of the man and his time, and includes writing published in the United States Magazine, Pittsburgh Gazette, as well as his narrative on the Whiskey Rebellion, Incidents of the Insurrection.| Daniel Marder|| Literary Collections / American / General Literary Collections / General

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The Homewood Books

|9780822938316|The University of Pittsburgh Press in proud to announce publication for the first time in a single hardback edition of John Edgar Wideman’s The Homewood Books. So named because they share characters, events, and locales, these two novels – Hiding Place (1981) and Sent for You Yesterday (1984) – and one collection of short stories – Damballah (1981) – are set in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where Wideman was raised.As Wideman writes in his introduction to this edition, the three books “offer a continuous investigation, from many angles, not so much of a physical location, Homewood, . . ….

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Lessons In Persuasion

|9780822957157|Creative Nonfiction/Pittsburgh Connections|Pittsburgh has always been—despite its industrial reputation—a great city in which to be a writer. Its active, close-knit writing community has seen the rise of several luminaries with Pittsburgh connections, such as Annie Dillard and Stewart O’Nan, and the caliber of Pittsburgh’s writing community today is better than ever. Lee Gutkind has assembled a reunion of sorts with writers from across the nation, as well as the up-and-coming stars on the local scene—each of whom has a Pittsburgh connection. Many grew up in the region, others attended college here: all of them have an association with the city….

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