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Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
by Allen Ginsberg
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"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."... (read more)

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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
by Karl Marlantes
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Karl Marlantes's Matterhorn is visceral, raw, and gripping; an exceptionally moving and insightful novel of young men at war. If you love Bao Ninh and Tim O'Brien, you can't fail to be moved by this immensely compelling foray into the leech- and tiger... (read more)

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The Sheltering Sky: A Novel (P.S.)
The Sheltering Sky: A Novel (P.S.)
by Paul Bowles
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I've recently been rereading some of my favorite books; or, at least, what I thought were my favorite books — I was surprised by how few of them I actually enjoyed after all these years. One of the exceptions, however, was Sheltering Sky. If... (read more)

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man
Notes of a Dirty Old Man
by Charles Bukowski
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"Bukowski. You either love him or hate him. This is one of his best collections of short stories — raunchy, sodden, and bloated. Enjoy."... (read more)

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Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
Memoirs of a Woman Doctor
by Nawal Saadawi
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"Memoirs of a Woman Doctor is a feminist masterpiece. Set in Egypt, El Saadawi's slim novel is the story of a woman who rebels against all of the traditions of her culture. It's spare and elegant, and a marvelous read."... (read more)

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The Quiet American (Penguin Classics)
The Quiet American (Penguin Classics)
by Graham Greene
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This fabulous novel by one of the 20th century's greatest writers explores issues of guilt, complicity, and redemption in the context of the very early years of America's intervention in Vietnam.... (read more)

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The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky
by Paul Bowles
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I've recently been rereading some of my favorite books; or, at least, what I thought were my favorite books — I was surprised by how few of them I actually enjoyed after all these years. One of the exceptions, however, was Sheltering Sky. If... (read more)

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A Musical Hell
A Musical Hell
by Alejandra Pizarnik
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Published in pamphlet form, this incredibly stunning and visionary collection of poems is enough to set anyone's surrealist imaginings on fire. With a truly adulatory — and much deserved! — preface by Julio Cortázar.... (read more)

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Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
by Billy Collins
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Billy Collins is America's poet. Funny, evocative, and subtly wise, he etches a new word in our hearts. Former Poet Laureate of the United States and frequent guest on National Public Radio, he may be our most prolific and energetic champion of poetry... (read more)

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Stories (Vintage Classics)
Stories (Vintage Classics)
by Katherine Mansfield
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Katherine Mansfield lived a tragic life, dying young of tuberculosis. However, in her short life, she proved herself a master of the short story, likened by many to a 20th century Chekhov. She's also the only writer who Virginia Woolf ever admitted being... (read more)

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The End of Dreams: Poems
The End of Dreams: Poems
by Floyd Skloot
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"These poems are luminous and transformative. Poem after poem is quietly breathtaking, whether telling of his father's role as a civil defense leader in 'doomsday' drills in the fifties, or writing of Cezanne's experience of light at the end of a... (read more)

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Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947
Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947
by William Stafford
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In Another World Instead, we receive a true gift: the early writings of one of our best-loved modern American poets. These poems, most of them composed while Stafford was interned as a conscientious objector during World War II, are small and beautiful... (read more)

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Selected Poems: 1970-2005
Selected Poems: 1970-2005
by Floyd Skloot
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Frankly, Floyd Skloot deserves to be better known. His lovely poems, many dealing with subjects made familiar to his readers through nonfiction books such as In the Shadow of Memory, are rigorous and technically brilliant. He writes with equal and... (read more)

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San Francisco Poems
San Francisco Poems
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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"Lawrence Ferlinghetti was the founder of City Lights Books, and also a legendary Beat poet in his own right. This little collection consists of Ferlinghetti's poems about his beloved San Francisco."... (read more)

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The Sun Is God
The Sun Is God
by Adrian McKinty
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If you've never read McKinty's stellar mystery fiction, this standalone novel is a great place to start. Set in German New Guinea in 1906, it tells the story of a bizarre religious cult, the Cocovores, who practice nudity and live on coconuts and opiates... (read more)

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The Celibacy Club
The Celibacy Club
by Janice Eidus
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"Janice Eidus has won the O. Henry Prize twice, and The Celibacy Club helps demonstrate why. Her stories are, by turn, erotic, bawdy, and hilarious. Great reading for the plane, bus, Max, or bathtub."... (read more)

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The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge
The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge
by William Kittredge
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William Kittredge has proven himself a consummate chronicler of the contemporary American West. In his short stories, he explores the intersection of family, loyalty, and individualism with the land and tradition. Set mostly in Montana and Oregon, this... (read more)

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Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems
Pieces of a Song: Selected Poems
by Diane Di Prima
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Poems of Nazim Hikmet (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)
Poems of Nazim Hikmet (Karen and Michael Braziller Books)
by Nazim Hikmet
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Nazim Hikmet is one of the truly great individual voices of the 20th century. His eminently readable poems speak of the tragedies of his life — political repression, prison, the loss of love, poor health, and exile — in the voices of the people... (read more)

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The London Years
The London Years
by Rudolf Rocker
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Rudolf Rocker was an amazing man, and his story is an amazing story. A German anarchist exiled to London, he learned Yiddish and organized the radical Jewish community from the time he arrived to the time he was arrested during WWI. From teaching the... (read more)

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