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New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2003 (New Stories from the South)
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 2003 (New Stories from the South)
by Shannon Ravenel
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"New Stories from the South" has become sine qua non in creative-writing classes, in Southern-literature classes, for any serious writer following the competition, and above all, for any lover of Southern literature. The stories in the 18th volume carry... (read more)

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Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America
by Susan Richar Shreve
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In Dream Me Home Safely, Alice Walker, Anna Quindlen, Lois Lowry, Nikki Giovanni, Chang-rae Lee, Alice McDermott, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Anthony Grooms, Ntozake Shange, Victor Martinez, Joyce Carol Oates, Faith Ringgold, and many more write on their own... (read more)

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Closers: Great American Writers on the Art of Selling
Closers: Great American Writers on the Art of Selling
by Mike Tronnes
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Selling may be the defining activity of our society. And the salesperson--the lonely, door-to-door drummer, peddling brushes or insurance or religion or siding--has snuck his foot firmly in the door of our literature. Closers collects the work of many of... (read more)

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American Short Story Masterpieces
American Short Story Masterpieces
by Clarence C Strowbridge
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As variegated as the American experience itself, this original treasury reflects the vibrant role of the short story in our national literature. Fourteen outstanding tales by famous American authors unfold in settings ranging from the decaying family... (read more)

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Story, Story, Story: Conversations with American Authors
Story, Story, Story: Conversations with American Authors
by Jim Schumock
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Interviews with 18 significant American writers. The interviews were conducted by the author on his radio program, Between the Covers, on KBOO in Portland, Oregon over a seven-year period. More conversational than interview in style, they focus on the... (read more)

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Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too)
Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too)
by Ian Frazier
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Humor Me is a literary cavalcade of contemporary American funnymen—and funnywomen—of the page. Selected by the renowned humor-ist Ian Frazier and featuring more than fifty pieces of the greatest comic writing of our time, the book... (read more)

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Beat Book
Beat Book
by Anne Waldman
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The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects... (read more)

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.... (read more)

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French Quarter Fiction: The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia
French Quarter Fiction: The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia
by Joshua Clark
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Beautiful, poignant, tragic, and comic, this collection of works by preeminent writers--John Biguenet, Poppy Z. Brite, Robert Olen Butler, Tennessee Williams, and others--explores the mysterious heart of New Orleans.... (read more)

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The Literary West
The Literary West
by Thomas J Lyon
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This anthology, gathered and introduced by distinguished western scholar Thomas J. Lyon, offers the panoramic literary range of the American West, from the romance of the mythic Wild West to the present-day creative explosion of the real, diverse West... (read more)

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The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1
The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1
by George Perkins
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Widely known as the anthology that best meshes tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature enters its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American Literature. Literary merit remains the guiding principle of... (read more)

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The Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards, 1980-1990
The Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards, 1980-1990
by Ishmael Reed
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Since 1976 the Before Columbus Foundation has been devoted to the task of redefining our notion of "mainstream" American literature to reflect this country's multicultural, multi-ethnic richness and diversity. Since 1980 it has sponsored the American... (read more)

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Forms at War: FC2 1999-2009
Forms at War: FC2 1999-2009
by R M Berry
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Forms at War: FC2 1999-2009 collects twenty-three experimental prose works published by Fiction Collective Two during the last decade. Together they contest the false present of the Bush years, continuing the political and aesthetic struggle that gave... (read more)

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Pieces of the Heart New Chicano Fiction
Pieces of the Heart New Chicano Fiction
by Gary Soto
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A trailblazing anthology of fiction by Mexican-Americans living in the United States, Pieces of the Heart contains 15 original stories, many previously unpublished, by a host of exceptional authors, including new writers like Ana Castillo and Danny... (read more)

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The KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reader
The KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reader
by Mark Jacobson
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This collection reflects the mix-and-match topical whiplash atmosphere of thebest evenings at the iconic KGB bar--home of New York City's most diverse andexciting series of nonfiction literary readings.... (read more)

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Della's House of Style
Della's House of Style
by Rochelle Alers
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Specializing In Cuts, Weaves, Manicures, Pedicures. . . and Passion. Rochelle Alers' Sweet Surrender Manicurist Maria Parker can't help but notice when a hunky financial planner brings his niece into Della's for a manicure. And when he starts to frequent... (read more)

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Best African American Fiction: 2009 (Best African American Fiction)
Best African American Fiction: 2009 (Best African American Fiction)
by Gerald Early
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Introducing the first volume in an exciting new annual anthology featuring the years most outstanding fiction by some of todays finest African American writers. From stories that depict black life in times gone by to those that address contemporary... (read more)

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Home :American writers remember rooms of their own
Home :American writers remember rooms of their own
by Sharon Fiffer
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Each of the 18 writers in this collection evokes a room he or she lived or lives in (or in one case, conjures up) in voices ranging from the comic to the haunting. Contributors include Lynda Barry, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Gish Jen, Mona Simpson, and... (read more)

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Big Sky Mind: Buddhism and the Beat Generation
Big Sky Mind: Buddhism and the Beat Generation
by Carole Tonkinson
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Essays, poems, photographs, and letters explore the link between Buddhism and the Beats--with previously unpublished material from several beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, and Diane diPrima.... (read more)

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Colonial Period to 1800, Volume A, 5th Edition: Heath Anthology of American Literature
Colonial Period to 1800, Volume A, 5th Edition: Heath Anthology of American Literature
by Paul Lauter
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Unrivaled diversity and teachability have made The Heath Anthology a best-selling text since the publication of its first edition in 1989. In presenting a more inclusive canon of American literature, The Heath Anthology continues to balance the... (read more)

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