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Scottish Poetry
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The Order of Things with CD (Audio)

Ken Cockburn

"The Order of Things" is an anthology of shape, pattern and concrete poems that explore the grain of language and imitate the forms of nature. It includes Renaissance pattern poems and contemporary concrete, sound and visual poetry. An accompanying audio... (read more)

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Belles' Letters: Contemporary Fiction by Alabama Women

Joe Taylor

Gumbo in Mobile, Dreamland ribs in Tuscaloosa, noveau cuisine in Birmingham, Chris's hot dogs in Montgomery, and pond-raised catfish fried in the Black Belt -- as varied as that menu, so are the stories and excerpts in this collection by women writers... (read more)

Norton Anthologies
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Norton Introduction To the Short Novel (3RD 99 Edition)

Jerome Beaty

Designed with the undergraduate in mind, the anthology includes a helpful introduction by Professor Beaty that defines the short novel in contrast to the short story and the longer novel and explores the formal and thematic corollaries of this particular... (read more)

Russian Literature
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Russian Romantic Prose: An Anthology

Carl R Proffer

The Golden Age of Russian poetry (1820-41) was the Romantic period not only in verse, but also in prose. Since they were without native traditions of fiction, Russian writers of the time were clearly inspired by Western authors like Sir Walter Scott and... (read more)

African American Literature
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Library of America #218: Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s

Rafia Zafar

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)

Womens Literature
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More Stories We Tell: The Best Contemporary Short Stories by North American Women (2004)

Wendy Martin

The second collection drawn together by editor Wendy Martin, these twenty-four exquisite examples of contemporary writing feature stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Mary Gaitskill, Alice Munro, Sandra Cisneros, and Lorrie Moore (to... (read more)

Asian Literature
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A Pair of Jade Frogs

Ye Xin

A vivid portrayal of a young man struggling for fulfillment and self-respect in the middle of immense political turmoil.... (read more)

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New Stories from the South: The Year's Best (New Stories from the South)

Amy Hempel (edt)

Over the past twenty-five years, New Stories from the South has published the work of now well-known writers, including James Lee Burke, Andre Dubus, Barbara Kingsolver, John Sayles, Joshua Ferris, and Abraham Verghese and nurtured the talents of many... (read more)

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