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The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost
The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Robert Frost
by Harold Bloom
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This comprehensive anthology attempts to give the common reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. The book features a large introductory essay by Harold Bloom called "The Art of Reading Poetry," which presents... (read more)

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Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work
Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work
by Richard Ford
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Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring resonant themes of employment... (read more)

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All There Is: Love Stories from Storycorps
All There Is: Love Stories from Storycorps
by Dave Isay
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In All There Is, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many and remarkable journeys that relationships can take. In stories that carry us from the excitement and... (read more)

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The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure
The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure
by Larry Smith
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The turning points, revelations, epiphanies, dramatic changes, the opening or closing of a door—in a life, a career, a love—can occur in a single glorious, terrible, unpredictable, serendipitous, crucial, calamitous, chaotic, amazing .... (read more)

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The Best American Essays 2011 (Best American Essays)
The Best American Essays 2011 (Best American Essays)
by Edwidge Danticat
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)

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Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present
Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present
by Lex Williford
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An exceptional showcase of topflight memoir, literary journalism, personal essay, and cultural criticism, this uniquely comprehensive collection is the first and only creative nonfiction volume to cover all genres, from magazine writing to book excerpts.... (read more)

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Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times
Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times
by Kevin Smokler
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An anthology of original essays from our most intriguing young writers, Bookmark Now boldly addresses the significance of the production of literature in the twenty-first century. Or simply, "How do we talk about writing and reading in an age where they... (read more)

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The Soothing Soak: A Bathtub Reader
The Soothing Soak: A Bathtub Reader
by Melcher Media
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From the same team that produced the wildly popular "Aqua Erotica comes "The Soothing Soak: A Bathtub Reader, a collection of sensuous and spiritually uplifting stories, meditations, and poetry. "The Soothing Soak is the perfect companion for bathers in... (read more)

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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
by Czeslaw Milosz
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A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.... (read more)

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
by David Sedaris
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A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff. A bestseller in its own right and a must-have for fans of the #1... (read more)

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My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro (P.S.)
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro (P.S.)
by Jeffrey Eugenides
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"When it comes to love, there are a million theories to explain it. But when it comes to love stories, things are simpler. A love story can never be about full possession. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on... (read more)

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The Best American Essays of the Century
The Best American Essays of the Century
by Joyce Carol Oates
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This singular collection is nothing less than a political, spiritual, and intensely personal record of Americas tumultuous modern age, as experienced by our foremost critics, commentators, activists, and artists. Joyce Carol Oates has collected a group... (read more)

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Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
by David Shields
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In our bureaucratized culture, we’re inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, primers, letters of complaint, end-of-year reports, accidentally forwarded email, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew... (read more)

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The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
by Colum McCann
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Eighty pieces of short fiction and nonfiction on manhood by some of the world's best writers, presented by Colum McCann, Esquire, and Narrative 4. To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Best American Short Stories)
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (Best American Short Stories)
by Alice Sebold
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Edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Alice Sebold, the stories in this year's collection serve as a provacative literary "antenna for what is going on in the world" (Chicago Tribune). The collection boasts great variety from "famous to... (read more)

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Please: Fiction Inspired by the Smiths
Please: Fiction Inspired by the Smiths
by Peter Wild
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As he did with Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth, editor Peter Wild has pulled together an eclectic list of talented writers who take their cue from one of the worlds best loved bands—The Smiths. Please is sure to please fans of The Smiths,... (read more)

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Library of America #218: Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s
Library of America #218: Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s
by Rafia Zafar
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HARLEM RENAISSANCE: Four Novels of the 1930s traces the flowering of the Renaissance in diverse genres and forms. It opens with Langston Hughes's Not Without Laughter (1931), an elegantly realized coming-of-age tale that follows a young man from his... (read more)

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Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame
by Robin Robertson
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A writer's public life is not -- as is often thought -- a round of glamorous parties, prize-acceptance speeches, and triumphant readings to amphitheatres full of loyal, cheering fans; it is, in fact, a grim treadmill of humiliation and neglect... (read more)

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Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing
Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing
by Rob Spillman
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A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literature Coming at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today. With... (read more)

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Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians
Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians
by Steven Horwitz and Julie Schaper
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"Amplified" is the swinging, bluesy, twangy proof that stories by songwriters in which all the elements of a great song--the lyrical imagery, the voice, the rhythm, the poetic precision--are rendered into prose, blur the lines between the... (read more)

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