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  • Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity
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    Biographies and the Limits of Objectivity

    From the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, authors Jay Parini, Brenda Wineapple, Edmund White and Phyllis Rose talked about biographies and the limits of…

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  • Gore Vidal on Writing
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    Gore Vidal on Writing

    Gore Vidal discussed his writing life with Jay Parini. Among the topics they discussed were his book on Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Americans' unfamiliarity with their past. Mr.…

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  • After Words with Jay Parini
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    After Words with Jay Parini

    Jay Parini talked about his book Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America (Doubleday; November 11, 2008). In his book Jay Parini details the 13 books he believes most shaped America. They…

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  • emRobert Frost A Lifeem
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    Robert Frost: A Life

    Jay Parini talked about his book Robert Frost: A Life, published by Henry Holt and Company, Inc. The book examines the poet’s childhood, his college years at Dartmouth and Harvard, and his rise…

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  • Northshire Poetry Reading
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    Northshire Poetry Reading

    A poetry reading, one of several held around the country, was organized as an alternative to a postponed White House poetry symposium on the works of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and…

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  • Norton Book of American Autobiography
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    Norton Book of American Autobiography

    Participants discussed the tradition of autobiography in America. They also focused on their own literary works and why they decided to write biographies. After their discussion they took…

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  • Biographical Writing
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    Biographical Writing

    Panelists discussed some of the challenges and problems facing authors of biographies. They talked about how autobiographical accounts must be analyzed to separate self-promotion, and the…

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  • National Book Critics Circle Awards
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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    The National Book Critics Circle Awards presented its annual awards. Each year, they award prizes to books in five categories: Biography and Autobiography, Anne Fadiman won in General Nonfiction…

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