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Generation What?: Dispatches from the Quarter-Life Crisis

Bess Vanrenen

A collection of essays by young writers recounting their awkward, and often painful, quarter-life crises.... (read more)


Short Stories
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The Viewing Room (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction)

Jacquelin Gorman

In The Viewing Room, two hospital chaplains console the living during the moments when they look upon their beloved dead for one last time in a large urban hospital in Los Angeles. But this room is also a character, linking stories together and bearing... (read more)


Poetry Criticism
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The Virtues of Poetry

James Longenbach

An illuminating look at the many forms of poetrys essential excellence by James Longenbach, a writer with “an ear as subtle and assured as any American poet now writing” (John Koethe) “This book proposes some of the virtues to which... (read more)


Literary Reference
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The Reader's Companion to World Literature

Lillian H Hornstein

Compiled and edited by a board of distinguished educators, this single-volume encyclopedia contains vital information on the world's greatest literary masterpieces-and is an essential reference source for home, library, and school. Includes A-to-Z... (read more)


Locked Case
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The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (Oxford Handbooks)

Mark Wollaeger

The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus to explore the contributions of artists from regions like Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Together, these essays present a... (read more)


General
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A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature

Roger Sutton

Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents... (read more)


Comics and Graphic Novels
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Twelve-Cent Archie (Comics Culture)

Bart Beaty

and#160;Alan Moore and Dave Gibbonsandrsquo;s Watchmen has been widely hailed as a landmark in the development of the graphic novel. It was not only aesthetically groundbreaking but also anticipated future developments in politics, literature, and... (read more)


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