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Brenda Wineapple
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Brenda Wineapple is the author of the award-winning Hawthorne: A Life, Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner, and Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in many publications, among them The American Scholar, The New York Times Book Review, Parnassus, Poetry, and The Nation. A Guggenheim fellow, a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, and twice of the National Endowment for the Humanities, she teaches in the MFA programs at Columbia University and The New School and lives in New York City.

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Representative Men
Seven Lectures
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Introduction by Brenda Wineapple


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.95

Introduction by Brenda Wineapple

In 1845 Ralph Waldo Emerson began a series of lectures and writings in which he limned six figures who embodied the principles and aspirations of a still-young American republic. Emerson offers timeless meditations on the value of individual greatness, reconnecting readers with the everyday virtues of his “Representative... Read more >
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Representative Men
Seven Lectures
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Introduction by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Hawthorne
A Life
Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 29, 2004
Price: $20.00

“Brenda Wineapple illuminates Hawthorne’s complexities without demystifying the man. He remains one of the most intriguing American writers: dark, guilty, erotic, and psychologically acute–qualities that Wineapple deftly explores.” –Margot Peters

Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double-edged as his writing... Read more >
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Hawthorne
A Life
Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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White Heat
The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

Brenda Wineapple tells an extraordinary story about poetry, politics, and love, and sheds new light not only on the famously elusive poet, but on the roiling America of the nineteenth century.
As the Civil War raged in 1862, an unusual relationship was born between the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and Thomas... Read more >
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White Heat

Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $13.99

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