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Race: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients & Moderns)
Race: Antiquity and Its Legacy (Ancients & Moderns)
by Denise Mccloskey
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The very ubiquity of race and racial discussions encourages the general public to accept the power it exerts as natural and to allow the process by which it has assumed such authority to remain unquestioned. In this study, Denise McCoskey explains the... (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 #217: Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s
Library of America #217: Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s
by Rafia Zafar
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HARLEM RENAISSANCE: Five Novels of the 1920s leads off with Jean Toomer's Cane (1923), a unique fusion of fiction, poetry, and drama rooted in Toomer's experiences as a teacher in Georgia. Toomer's masterpiece was followed within a few years by a cluster... (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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Fault Lines Stories of Divorce
Fault Lines Stories of Divorce
by Caitlin Shetterly
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Now available in trade paperback-- a first-of-its-kind collection, this bestselling anthology represents a journey through the rocky terrain of separation and divorce, from the viewpoints of the various people affected by the dissolution of a marriage... (read more)

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American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans
American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans
by Daniel Alarcon
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American Odysseys is an anthology of twenty-two writers drawn from the shortlist for the 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature. Including work by Dinaw Mengestu, Téa Obreht, Yiyun Li, and introduced by poet Charles Simic, this collection... (read more)

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Under African Skies: Modern African Stories
Under African Skies: Modern African Stories
by Charles R Larson
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Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these stories will be welcome... (read more)

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Great American Prose Poems From Poe To
Great American Prose Poems From Poe To
by David Lehman
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Lehman demonstrates that he has his finger on the pulse of the poetry world with this groundbreaking collection of American prose poems. Arranged chronologically to enable readers to trace the development of this hybrid genre, the poems anthologized here... (read more)

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Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War
by Matt Gallagher and Roy Scranton
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These stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
by John Updike and Katrina Kenison
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Since its debut volume 85 years ago, publication of The Best American Short Stories has been a regular literary event, providing an annual showcase for America's greatest established writers and consistently discovering and introducing the best... (read more)

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The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 2 (Best Creative Nonfiction)
The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 2 (Best Creative Nonfiction)
by Lee Gutkind
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'Anyone still asking, \'What is creative nonfiction?\' will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the \'godfather behind creative nonfiction,\' and the staff of Creative Nonfiction, these stories\'\... (read more)

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Burn This Book: Notes on Literature and Engagement
Burn This Book: Notes on Literature and Engagement
by Toni Morrison
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Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves. As Americans we often take our... (read more)

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French Tales
French Tales
by Helen Constantine
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Fiction is much more enlightening about a country and its people than are statistics, and if we want to find out and understand what a nation is really like, we must read its literature. In French Tales, Helen Constantine offers a panoramic view of... (read more)

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This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
by David Malki
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"This sequel to Machine of Death presents more tales and comics about the infallible contraption that tells you how you will die, but not when or where. The predictions are often cryptic — 'old age' could mean getting gunned down by an angry senior... (read more)

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Good Poems, American Places
Good Poems, American Places
by Garrison Keillor
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P> Another wonderful poetry anthology from Garrison Keillor-rooted in the American landscape. Greatness comes in many forms, and as Garrison Keillor demonstrates daily on The Writer's Almanac, the most affecting poems in the canon are in plain English.... (read more)

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Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House
Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House
by Rob Spillman
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Fantastic Women comprises eighteen stories by some of the most exciting contemporary women writers in the United States. The daughters of Franz Kafka and Mary Shelley, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter, these inventive, insightful authors steep their... (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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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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The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)
The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)
by Charles Wright
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The Best American Poetry series is a beloved mainstay of American poetry. This year's edition was edited by one of the most admired and acclaimed poets of his generation, Charles Wright. Known for his meditative and beautiful observations of landscape... (read more)

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