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Dreaming Up America

Dreaming Up America

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
'Russell Banks is not only one of our great novelists but also a courageous and visionary citizen....His first nonfiction book is a gem.' - Cornel West

'Highly entertaining . . . and deeply affecting. . . . Like the best novels of Nadine Gordimer, it makes us appreciate the dynamic between the personal and the political, the public and the private, and the costs and causes of radical belief.' - The New York Times, on Cloudsplitter

As America undergoes global scrutiny, acclaimed novelist Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions with conversational ease and the insightful historical observation found in his works of fiction. Drawing on politics, literature, film, and a deep knowledge of American history, Banks traces the first colonists' differing motives, their points of intersection through the centuries, and the inevitable influence of the existing cultures they encountered or enslaved, building a vision of an empire built upon destructive - though also creative - forces.

Russell Banks is the author of sixteen works of fiction, many of which depict seismic events in US history, such as the fictionalized journey of John Brown in Cloudsplitter. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes, and two of his novels - The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction - have been made into award-winning films. His forthcoming novel, The Reserve, will be published in early 2008. President of the International Parliament of Writers and former New York State Author, Banks lives in upstate New York.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Dreaming Up America
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 1-58322-838-1 / 978-1-58322-838-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Dreaming Up America
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 1-58322-891-8 / 978-1-58322-891-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dreaming Up America
Author(s): Russell Banks
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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