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The Anansi Reader: Forty Years of Very Good Books

Lynn Coady

In 1967, then-unknown writers David Godfrey and Dennis Lee founded a small press they grandly named “The House of Anansi,” after an African trickster spider-god. Their goal was to publish groundbreaking new Canadian work in three core genres... (read more)

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The Best American Essays (Best American Essays)

David Brooks

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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To Hell with Culture: And Other Essays on Art and Society (Routledge Classics)

Herbert Read

Herbert Read was a maverick character in the cultural life of the twentieth century. A radical leader of the avant garde in the 1930s, and an anarchist revolutionary during the war years, by the time of his death in 1968 he had become a key figure at the... (read more)

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Fugitive Dreams: An Anthology of Dutch Colonial Culture (Library of the Indies)

E M Beekman

An excellent selection of writings by eight authors who spanned the Dutch presence in India from 1600 to World War II. Edited, translated and with notations by Professor E. M. Beekman. Writers featured include William Bontekoe (1587-?), Francois... (read more)

Womens Literature
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Almost Touching the Skies: Women's Coming of Age Stories

Florence Howe

Almost Touching the Skies pays tribute to the diversity and vitality of American women writers through more than a century, and to the courage and resilience of young women through a compelling range of life experiences. Selected from the work of two... (read more)

Miscellaneous International Poetry
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Ashes for Breakfast: Selected Poems

Durs Grunbein

Born in Dresden in 1962, Durs Grünbein is the most significant and successful poet to emerge from the former East Germany, a place where, he wrote, "the best refuge was a closed mouth." In unsettling, often funny, sometimes savage lines whose... (read more)

Latin American Literature
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And We Sold the Rain: Contemporary Fiction from Central America

Rosario Santos

These twenty-plus short stories by leading Central American writers, by turns unsettling, absurd, tragic, exhilarating, and mystical, introduce us to the people behind the front-page horrors . . . A Torruban Indian loses a month's pay with a bad roll of... (read more)

Russian Literature
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader (Viking Portable Library)

George Gibian

The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader magnificently represents the great voices of this era. It includes such masterworks of world literature as Pushkin's poem "The Bronze Horseman"; Gogol's "The Overcoat"; Turgenev's novel First Love; Chekhov's... (read more)

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