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    The Earth

    Emile Zola 9780983473824

United States General
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From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies)
From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies)
by Hildegard Hoeller
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In this rich interdisciplinary study, Hildegard Hoeller argues that nineteenth-century American culture was driven by and deeply occupied with the tension between gift and market-exchange. Rooting her analysis in the period's fiction, she shows how... (read more)

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The Paris Review Interviews, Volume I
The Paris Review Interviews, Volume I
by The Paris Review and Philip Gourevitch
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The first in a proposed three-volume set, a fascinating compilation of twenty interviews with some of the world's leading authors, poets, novelists, playwrights, and memoirists features candid, insightful dialogues with Philip Roth, Truman Capote... (read more)

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Hurt and Pain: Literature and the Suffering Body
Hurt and Pain: Literature and the Suffering Body
by Susannah B. Mintz.
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Hurt and Pain: Literature and the Suffering Body examines the strategies authors have used to portray bodies in pain, drawing on a diverse range of literary texts from the seventeenth century to the present day. Susannah B. Mintz provides readings of... (read more)

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The Paris Review Interviews, Volume III
The Paris Review Interviews, Volume III
by Paris Review
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"I have all the copies of The Paris Review and like the interviews very much. They will make a good book when collected and that will be very good for the Review."--Ernest Hemingway Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us... (read more)

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Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet To Annie Proulx (09 Edition)
Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet To Annie Proulx (09 Edition)
by Elaine Showalter
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An unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present.   In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet... (read more)

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One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets
by Bliss Broyard
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Two months before he died of cancer, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his side, intending to reveal a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. But even as he lay dying, the truth... (read more)

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Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)
by Rosie Perez.
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ROSIE PEREZ is an Oscar-nominated actress, whose credits include Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump, Fearless, and The Counselor. She is the Artistic Chair of Urban Arts Partnership and sits on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.... (read more)

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News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media
News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media
by Gonzal
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Here is a new, sweeping narrative history of American news media that puts race at the center of the story. From the earliest colonial newspapers to the Internet age, America's racial divisions have played a central role in the creation of the country's... (read more)

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The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (Suny Series in Buddhism and American Culture)
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (Suny Series in Buddhism and American Culture)
by John Whalen Bridge
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Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.... (read more)

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The literary almanac :the best of the printed word, 1900 to the present.
The literary almanac :the best of the printed word, 1900 to the present.
by Andrews Mcmeel
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The Literary Almanac is more than a book about books. It's the book to end all books when it comes to finding out about the ins and outs of books, authors, and publishing. Handy and easy-to-read, this volume is filled with absorbing facts and engaging... (read more)

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