A Good School by Richard Yates

By Richard Yates

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is this present day ranked through many readers, students, and critics along such titans of contemporary American fiction as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this paintings, he deals a spare and autumnal novel a few New England prep institution. instantly a meditation at the twilight of youngster and an exam of America's access into international struggle II, A stable School tells the tales of William Grove, the quiet boy who turns into an editor of the college newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry instructor; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's younger daughter, who falls in love with such a lot celebrated boy within the type of 1943.

Show description

Read or Download A Good School PDF

Best american literature books

Almanac of the Dead

A journey de strength exam of the historic clash among local and Anglo americans via significantly acclaimed writer Leslie Marmon Silko, lower than the recent wasteland solar of the yank Southwest.

In this virtuoso symphony of personality and tradition, Leslie Marmon Silko’s breathtaking novel interweaves principles and lives, destiny and background, ardour and conquest in an try to re-create the ethical heritage of the Americas as advised from the perspective of the conquered, now not the conquerors. referring to matters as disparate because the borderlands drug wars, ecological devastation devoted for the good thing about agriculture, and the omnipresence of speaking heads on American sunlight hours tv, The Almanac of the useless is fiction at the grand scale, a sweeping epic of displacement, intrigue, and violent redemption.

King, Queen, Knave (Vintage)

The unconventional is the tale of Dreyer, a filthy rich and boisterous owner of a men's garments emporium shop.  Ruddy, self-satisfied, and carefully masculine, he's completely repugnant to his beautiful yet chilly middle-class spouse Martha.   

Attracted to his funds yet repelled via his oblivious ardour, she longs for his or her nephew as an alternative, the myopic Franz. Newly arrived in Berlin, Franz quickly repays his uncle's condescension in his aunt's mattress.

I Wrote This For You: Just the Words

The follow-up to the number 1 bestseller, I Wrote This For You: simply The phrases provides two times the variety of entries with over four hundred works from the the world over acclaimed poetry and images undertaking; together with a number of new and not sooner than noticeable poems. whereas focussing at the phrases from the undertaking, new images launches each one part which painting everyone's trip during the global: Love chanced on, Being In Love, Love misplaced, wish, melancholy, residing and demise.

A House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American Literature

An entire variety of yank writers have fascinated about photographs of loved ones, family advantage, and the female or feminized hero. this significant new ebook examines the patience and adaptability of such subject matters within the paintings of vintage writers from Ann Bradstreet via Jefferson and Franklin to Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson.

Additional resources for A Good School

Example text

The crucial syllables are those with full stress (‘/’): there are normally four of these per line and, rather than rhyme linking the ends of lines, in the Old English tradition it is the first three of these stressed syllables that create the aural connection, by alliteration, within each long line (the bs and ws in bold above). Almost all surviving Old English verse (some 30,000 lines) was composed in a closely similar form of this alliterative metre. It is therefore important to understand the essential properties of the verse-form when one seeks to appreciate the characteristics of the language found in these poems, especially those aspects of usage peculiar to verse.

2004). Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation. Leiden: Brill. Campbell, A. ) (1998). Encomium Emmae Reginae. Introduction by S. Keynes. Camden Classic Reprints 4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Colgrave, B. and R. A. B. Mynors (eds) (1969). Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Oxford Medieval Texts. Rev. edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Collingwood, R. G. and J. N. L. Myres (1963). Roman Britain and the English Settlements. 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Dumville, D. N. (1976).

Orchard, A. (2001b). Old sources, new resources: finding the right formula for Boniface. AngloSaxon England, 30, 15–38. Orchard, A. (2003a). Latin and the vernacular languages: the creation of a bilingual textual culture. In T. ). After Rome: The Short Oxford History of the British Isles, vol. 1 (pp. 191–219). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Orchard, A. (2003b). On editing Wulfstan. In Elaine Treharne and Susan Rosser (eds). Early Medieval Texts and Interpretations: Studies Presented to Donald G.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 38 votes