Woodrow Harrelson is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actor and animal rights activist.

  • As I Lay Dying

    ???I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.??? ???William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying,As I Lay Dying is Faulkner???s harrowing account of the Bundren family???s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn ??by each of the family members???including Addie herself???as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic.

  • Crime and Punishment

    The two years before he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) had been bad ones for Dostoyevsky. His wife and brother had died; the magazine he and his brother had started, Epoch, collapsed under its load of debt; and he was threatened with debtor’s prison. With an advance that he managed to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win enough at the roulette table to get himself out of debt. Instead, he lost all his money; he had to pawn his clothes and beg friends for loans to pay his hotel bill and get back to Russia. One of his begging letters went to a magazine editor, asking for an advance on yet another unwritten novel ??? which he described as Crime and Punishment.,One of the supreme masterpieces of world literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the forefront of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world’s greatest novelists. Drawing upon experiences from his own prison days, the author recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism, and the struggle between good and evil. Believing that he is above the law, and convinced that humanitarian ends justify vile means, he brutally murders an old woman ??? a pawnbroker whom he regards as “stupid, ailing, greedy???good for nothing.”,Overwhelmed afterwards by feelings of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and goes to prison. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can only be achieved through suffering. Infused with forceful religious, social, and philosophical elements, the novel was an immediate success.

  • Light in August

    ???Read, read, read. Read everything???trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You???ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you???ll find out. If it???s not, throw it out the window.??? ???William Faulkner, ,Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner???s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

  • Nexus

    Nexus, the last book of Henry Miller’s epic trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, is widely considered to be one of the landmarks of American fiction. In it, Miller vividly recalls his many years as a down-and-out writer in New York City, his friends, mistresses, and the unusual circumstances of his eventful life.

  • Plexus

    Second volume in the Rosy Crucifixion series. More about Henry and June, also chronicling the author’s travels to the deep South, and his work as an encyclopedia salesmen (after he’d left personnel).

  • Sexus

    The first book of a trilogy of novels known collectively as “The Rosy Crucifixion”. It is autobiographical and tells the story of Miller’s first tempestuous marriage and his relentless sexual exploits in New York. The other books are “Plexus” and “Nexus”.

  • The Glass Castle

    The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, ???nothing short of spectacular??? (,) memoir from one of the world???s most gifted storytellers.,is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette???s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children???s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn???t want the responsibility of raising a family.,The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.,is truly astonishing???a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

  • The Sound and the Fury

    The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character???s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner???s masterpiece and ??one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.,???I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.??? ???from The Sound and the Fury