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Performances
Performances
by Greg Dening
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With elegance and candor, Greg Dening offers a panoramic collection of rich and densely textured essays that demonstrate how we can only understand our present through our consciousness of the past and how in thinking about the past we mirror the time... (read more)

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Farrakhan Factor : African-american Writers on Leadership, Nationhood, and Minister Louis Farrakhan (98 Edition)
Farrakhan Factor : African-american Writers on Leadership, Nationhood, and Minister Louis Farrakhan (98 Edition)
by Amy (ed.) Alexander
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Leading African-American voices speak out about Louis Farrakhan, the myth and the reality, in the process of reexamining and redefining notions of black nationalism, community, and African-American leadership.... (read more)

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The Best American Essays (Best American Essays)
The Best American Essays (Best American Essays)
by Adam Gopnik
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Edited by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Edwidge Danticat, author ofBrother, I Am Dying,this classic collection of essays showcases the year's best.... (read more)

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American Dreams: Lost and Found
American Dreams: Lost and Found
by Studs Terkel
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Here is the raw material for one thousand novels....incomparable.--Margaret Atwood In this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of The American... (read more)

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Aztlan : Essays on the Chicano Homeland (89 Edition)
Aztlan : Essays on the Chicano Homeland (89 Edition)
by Rudoffo A. Anaya
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"Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland gathers articles published over a period of twenty years, offering in one volume the divergent ideological interpretations engendered within Chicano studies in relation to the legendary origin of the Aztecs... (read more)

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I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison
I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison
by Wally Lamb
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In 2003 Wally Lamb — the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True — published Couldn't Keep It to Myself, a collection of essays by the students in his writing workshop at the maximum... (read more)

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Twenty-five Great Essays (3RD 08 Edition)
Twenty-five Great Essays (3RD 08 Edition)
by Robert Diyanni
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Twenty-Five Great Essays provides an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary writing as part of Longman's Penguin Academics Series of low-cost, high-quality offerings.... (read more)

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We Are What We Ate : 24 Memories of Food, a Share Our Strength Book (98 Edition)
We Are What We Ate : 24 Memories of Food, a Share Our Strength Book (98 Edition)
by Mark Winegardner
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From Paul Auster on a Provençal onion tart to Lorrie Moore on a Chinese take-out Christmas dinner, these delectable essays by well-known american writers explore the meaning of food in our lives and our culture. With contributions by Julia Alvarez,... (read more)

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Hard Time : Understanding and Reforming the Prison (3RD 02 Edition)
Hard Time : Understanding and Reforming the Prison (3RD 02 Edition)
by Robert Johnson
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A seminal work, this is a unique text in that it provides personal accounts from prisoners telling what it is really like to live in prison as well as historical and contextual information. It is the personal stories, which provide a realistic and... (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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Best American Science Writing 2012 (12 Edition)
Best American Science Writing 2012 (12 Edition)
by Michio Kaku
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Edited by Michio Kaku, cofounder of string field theory, theoretical physicist, and New York Times bestselling author, The Best American Science Writing 2012 is the latest edition of the popular annual series dedicated to collecting the most crucial... (read more)

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Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path
Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path
by John Welwood
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Best American Essays 2012 (12 - Old Edition)
Best American Essays 2012 (12 - Old Edition)
by Robert Atwan
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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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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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Heart Knows Something Different Teenage Voices From the Foster Care System : Youth Communication (96 Edition)
Heart Knows Something Different Teenage Voices From the Foster Care System : Youth Communication (96 Edition)
by Al Desetta (ed.) Desetta
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There are more than 450,000 children living in foster care. The Heart Knows Something Different collects over three dozen personal narratives by young writers, ages 15 to 20, and provides an insider's account of growing up in "the system." It takes us... (read more)

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Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word
Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word
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. Contributors include literary... (read more)

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The Best American Science Writing 2009 (Best American Science Writing)
The Best American Science Writing 2009 (Best American Science Writing)
by Natalie Angier
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Edited by outrageously curious science writer Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk,andPacking for Mars,this collection brings together the best and brightest writers on science and nature.... (read more)

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In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
by Lee Gutkind
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Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind collects twenty-five essays that flourished on this new ground, all... (read more)

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3 Minutes or Less
3 Minutes or Less
by Pen Faulkner Foundat
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An anthology of never-before-published short essays by America's literary greats. Each October at the PEN Gala, well-known authors take the stage of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Theatre to ponder the meaning of such universal mysteries as "obsession,"... (read more)

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How I Learned To Cook (04 Edition)
How I Learned To Cook (04 Edition)
by Margo Perin
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A collection of writings by women on the tangled bonds they share with their(often) less-than-perfect mothers. Every woman has something to say on the subject of her mother. In fact, many of us spend our lives trying to figure out just how we are like-or... (read more)

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