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|Annual awards by Columbia University. Prizes in Letters are for books published in the US - fiction, biography, general non-fiction, history and poetry.|
| Biography: Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe|
by David Herbert Donald
Thomas Wolfe was a writer who famously spewed out words upon the page in endless streams, attempting to achieve The Great American Novel by putting his own life on paper. He wrote four massive novels, combining passages of over-the-top bad writing with some of the most beautiful prose ever committed to paper. His editors Maxwell Perkins and Edward Aswell became almost as famous as Wolfe for their Herculean efforts in getting his titanic manuscripts into publishable form. Look Homeward, Angel (1929), Of Time and the River (1935), and his two posthumously published works, The Web and the Rock (1939) and You Can`t Go Home Again (1940) are classics of American literature, though today entirely unfashionable. Harvard historian David Herbert Dona... Read more...
| Drama: Driving Miss Daisy|
by Alfred Uhry
| Fiction: Beloved|
by Toni Morrison
In the troubled years following the Civil War, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the Ohio home of a former slave. This angry, destructive ghost breaks mirrors, leaves its fingerprints in cake icing, and generally makes life difficult for Sethe and her family; nevertheless, the woman finds the haunting oddly comforting for the spirit is that of her own dead baby, never named, thought of only as Beloved. bestseller...PARADISE Read more...
| General NonFiction: The Making of the Atomic Bomb|
by Richard Rhodes
If the first 270 pages of this book had been published separately, they would have made up a lively, insightful, beautifully written history of theoretical physics and the men and women who plumbed the mysteries of the atom. Along with the following 600 pages, they become a sweeping epic, filled with terror and pity, of the ultimate scientific quest: the development of the ultimate weapon. Rhodes is a peerless explainer of difficult concepts; he is even better at chronicling the personalities who made the discoveries that led to the Bomb. Niels Bohr dominates the first half of the book as J. Robert Oppenheimer does the second; both men were gifted philosophers of science as well as brilliant physicists. The central irony of this book, which... Read more...
| History: The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 (Im...|
by Robert V. Bruce
Published in 1988 to universal acclaim, this single-volume treatment of the Civil War quickly became recognized as the new standard in its field. James M. McPherson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, impressively combines a brisk writing style with an admirable thoroughness. He covers the military aspects of the war in all of the necessary detail, and also provides a helpful framework describing the complex economic, political, and social forces behind the conflict. Perhaps more than any other book, this one belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff. The esteemed, Pulitzer Prize-Winning history of the Civil War that brings to vivid life, the generals, the presidents, the soldiers, politicians, Abolitionists, Southern fire-ea... Read more...
| Poetry: Partial Accounts|
by William Meredith
A selection representative of 25 years of work and nine books, from Lost Pilot (1967) through Reckoner (1986), these poems showcase Tate`s talent for surreal entertainment that reveals an underlying serious point. He writes: "I am surrounded by the pieces of this huge/puzzle: here`s a piece I call my wife, and/ here`s an odd one I call convictions, here`s/ conventions, here`s collisions, conflagrations . . . " In such high comedy Tate leaves lingering questions about the problems of existence, while leaving too a smile on the reader`s face. The book won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.The Selected Poems James Tate`s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection and his first British publication, gathers work from nine previous books, from the Lost P... Read more...
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