Jay Parini

Jay Parini is a poet and novelist as well as biographer and Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College. His novels include The Last Station (adapted as an Academy Award–nominated film and translated into more than 30 languages), Benjamin’s Crossing, and The Passages of H.M. His poetry includes The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems and the forthcoming New and Collected Poems, 1975–2015. He has written biographies of Robert Frost, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and Jesus. Among his nonfiction books are Why Poetry Matters and Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America.


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What Is Left to Say About Gore Vidal?

Since his death in 2012, Gore Vidal's vice has been further disclosed in splashy books. Jay Parini's "Empire of Self," however, is a new and full biography....


More than One-Liners: A New Biography of Gore Vidal


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