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The Making of a Poem (Norton Anthology)
The Making of a Poem (Norton Anthology)
by Mark Strand
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Two beloved and esteemed poets have collaborated on this intimate and useful anthology illuminating the history, practice, and wonder of our most elusive art. Intended for all those who love poetry, including teachers, readers, writers, and students, The... (read more)

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The New Kings of Nonfiction
The New Kings of Nonfiction
by Ira Glass
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A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the... (read more)

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The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
by Colum McCann
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Eighty pieces of short fiction and nonfiction on manhood by some of the world's best writers, presented by Colum McCann, Esquire, and Narrative 4. To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to... (read more)

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
by David Sedaris
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A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff. A bestseller in its own right and a must-have for fans of the #1... (read more)

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Norton Anthology of English Literature #01: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, Volume 1: The Middle Ages Through the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Norton Anthology of English Literature #01: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, Volume 1: The Middle Ages Through the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
by Stephen Greenblatt
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Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies'"thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible'"The Norton Anthology of English Literaturehas been revitalized in this Eighth Edition... (read more)

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The Book of Other People
The Book of Other People
by Zadie Smith
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A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating... (read more)

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Best American Short Stories 1997
Best American Short Stories 1997
by E Annie Proulx
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The preeminent short fiction series since 1915, The Best American Short Stories is the only annual that offers the finest works chosen by a distinguished best-selling guest editor. This year, E. Annie Proulx's selection includes dazzling stories by... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2012
The Best American Short Stories 2012
by Tom Perrotta
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)

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The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction
The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction
by Linda H Peterson
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The Norton Reader has introduced millions of writing students to the essay as a genre. First published in 1965, it is still the best-selling thematic reader--and the only thematic reader that also supports a genre-based approach. The Thirteenth Edition... (read more)

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Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
by The Paris Review
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Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of the Paris Review. What does it take to write a great short story? In Object Lessons, twenty contemporary masters of the genre answer that question... (read more)

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Best American Short Stories 1996
Best American Short Stories 1996
by John Edgar Wideman
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Each fall The Best American Short Stories provides a fresh showcase for this rich and unpredictable form. Selected from an unusually wide variety of publications, John Edgar Wideman's choices for 1996 place stories from esteemed national magazines... (read more)

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The Next American Essay
The Next American Essay
by John Dagata
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In this singular collection, John D'Agata takes a literary tour of lyric essays written by the masters of the craft. Beginning with 1975 and John McPhee's ingenious piece, "The Search for Marvin Gardens," D'Agata selects an example of creative nonfiction... (read more)

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The Best of McSweeney's
The Best of McSweeney's
by Dave Eggers
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Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary fiction should own this book. Featuring short stories from greats like George Saunders, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith — along with other goodies from the renowned journal... (read more)

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The Portable Beat Reader
The Portable Beat Reader
by Ann Charters
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Beginning in the late 1940's, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." Beat as in poverty and beatitude, ecstasy and exile. Beat was Jack Kerouac touring the American road in prose as fast and reckless as a V-8 Chevy... (read more)

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The Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories: The Best Stories of the Year (Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories)
The Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories: The Best Stories of the Year (Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories)
by Laura Furman
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The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 contains twenty unforgettable stories selected from hundreds of literary magazines. The winning tales take place in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 1999
The Best American Short Stories 1999
by A Tan
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In choosing this year's best American short stories, guest editor Amy Tan found herself drawn to fiction that satisfied her appetite for the magic and mystery she once loved as a child, when she was addicted to fairy tales. The result is a vibrant... (read more)

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City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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"This comprehensive selection from the influential City Lights Pocket Poets Series is a landmark retrospective, celebrating forty years of publishing and cultural history. From the introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti: “Even though some say that... (read more)

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Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion
Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion
by Karen White
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A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform…   A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother…   A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance... (read more)

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The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)
The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)
by Mark Doty
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Mark Doty brings the vitality and imagination that illuminate his own work to his selections for the twenty-fifth volume in the Best American Poetry series. He has chosen poems of high moral earnestness and poems in a comic register; poems that tell... (read more)

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Talk That Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling
Talk That Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling
by Linda Goss
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Compilation of tales from Afro-American folklore. Among the storytellers included are Zora Neale Hurston, Nikki Giovanni, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Leadbelly.... (read more)

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