Charles Caramello

Charles Caramello is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate
School, and Professor of English at the University of Maryland. Prior to his current
position, he was Chair of the Department of English and Director of the Comparative
Literature Program. His books include Performance in Postmodern Culture; Silverless
Mirrors: Book, Self, and Postmodern American Fiction
; and Henry James, Gertrude
Stein, and the Biographical Act
. He is currently completing a collection of essays,
“Riding Late: Essays on Horsemanship, Cavalry, and the Great War.”


17 entries by Charles Caramello

Book Review

Unrequited Infatuations

By Stevie Van Zandt

The musician/actor’s new memoir is entertaining, if a little thin.

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Around the World in 80 Words

By Paul Anthony Jones

This entertaining look at the lexicon is best savored in small doses.

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Philip Roth: The Biography

By Blake Bailey

A sweeping yet nuanced look at one of America’s literary lions.

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On Seamus Heaney

By R.F. Foster

An intelligent, worthy addition to the "Writers on Writers" series.

Book Review

This entertaining look at the lexicon is best savored in small doses.

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Tattered Banners

By Paul Rodzianko

In the first American edition of this 1939 classic, a high-ranking Russian horseman recounts the gruesome tribulations of war and waxes nostalgic for the aristocratic order.

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The author’s second memoir searches the imagination with aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional force.

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The notable novelist, memoirist, and essayist guides readers through the books that shaped his literary consciousness.

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In the first American edition of this 1939 classic, a high-ranking Russian horseman recounts the gruesome tribulations of war and waxes nostalgic for the aristocratic order.

Book Review

The author’s second memoir searches the imagination with aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional force.

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Conversations with McCartney

By Paul Du Noyer

A light (and polite) introduction to the words and work of Sir Paul.

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London Fog: The Biography

By Christine L. Corton

Chronicling the rise and fall of Britain's iconic smog.

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A straightforward look at a famed writer known as much for his antics as his art.

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In this nonfiction account of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the resulting Earp legend, the author zooms in on a common-law wife’s perspective.

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A chronicle of the famed writer’s 11-month lecture tour across the continent in 1882.

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Elsewhere: A Memoir

Richard Russo

A novelist delves into his real-life relationship with his mother, revealing their deeply conflicted mutual affection.

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Michael Gorra

An analysis of Henry James, master novelist of the 19th century, as reflected through his greatest work of fiction.