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Jay Parini


Jay Parini

Jay Parini is a poet, biographer and critic who has published seven novels, most notably THE LAST STATION, which was made into an Academy Award-nominated film in 2009 and translated into over 25 languages. He is the D. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College, and the author of PROMISED LAND: Thirteen Books that Changed America.

Jay Parini

Books by Jay Parini

by Jay Parini - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In the years after Christ's crucifixion, Paul of Tarsus, a prosperous tentmaker and Jewish scholar, took it upon himself to persecute the small groups of his followers that sprung up. But on the road to Damascus, he had some sort of blinding vision, a profound conversion experience that transformed Paul into the most effective and influential messenger Christianity has ever had. In THE DAMASCUS ROAD, novelist Jay Parini brings this fascinating and ever-controversial figure to full human life, capturing his visionary passions and vast contradictions.

by Jay Parini - Biography, Nonfiction

The product of 30 years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s EMPIRE OF SELF probes behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal's colorful life to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truth underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well --- a virtual Who's Who of the American Century, from Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart through the Kennedys, Princess Margaret and the crème de la crème of Hollywood.