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The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition
The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition
by Thomas Cooley
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'As a rhetorically arranged collection of short essays for composition, our Samplerechoes the cloth samplers once done in colonial America, presenting the basic patterns of writing for students to practice just as schoolchildren once practiced their... (read more)

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The Norton Anthology of American Literature
The Norton Anthology of American Literature
by Nina Baym
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The Eighth Edition features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus throughout. The new edition also includes more complete works, much-requested new authors, 170 in-text images, new and re-thought... (read more)

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Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts
by David Shields
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In our bureaucratized culture, we’re inundated by documents: itineraries, instruction manuals, permit forms, primers, letters of complaint, end-of-year reports, accidentally forwarded email, traffic updates, ad infinitum. David Shields and Matthew... (read more)

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The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader (Viking Portable Library)
by George Gibian
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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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What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
by Elizabeth Benedict
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Women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter's story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these... (read more)

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Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Kevin Sampsell
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There are a million stories in the naked city. Portland Noir collects 16 of them. The contributor list is amazing: Karen Karbo, Monica Drake, Floyd Skloot, and more. Editor Kevin Sampsell does a great job of setting the stage for the wealth of narrative... (read more)

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The Metaphysical Poets (Penguin Classics)
The Metaphysical Poets (Penguin Classics)
by Helen Gardner
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In this anthology, Dame Helen Gardner has collected together those 17th century poets who, although never self consciously a school, did possess in common certain features of argument and powerful persuasion which have come to be described as... (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 Best American Short Stories of the Century
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
by John Updike
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John Updike has selected enduring stories from the eighty-four annual volumes of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and the result is "a spectacular tapestry of fictional achievement" (Entertainment Weekly). Available for the first time on compact disc... (read more)

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Art of Personal Essay : an Anthology From the Classical To the Present (94 Edition)
Art of Personal Essay : an Anthology From the Classical To the Present (94 Edition)
by Phillip (ed.) Lopate
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The first anthology devoted to the literary form known as the personal essay. A compilation of more than 60 selections by such masters as Plutarch, Montaigne, Orwell, Baldwin, Tanizaki, and Woolf, as well as contemporary personal essayists from... (read more)

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Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath
Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath
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This collection of short stories was compiled to mark the fortieth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.... (read more)

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20 under 40: Stories from the New Yorker
20 under 40: Stories from the New Yorker
by Deborah Treisman
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In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to widespread media coverage their selection of “20 Under 40”—the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by... (read more)

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American Short Story Masterpieces
American Short Story Masterpieces
by Clarence C Strowbridge
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As variegated as the American experience itself, this original treasury reflects the vibrant role of the short story in our national literature. Fourteen outstanding tales by famous American authors unfold in settings ranging from the decaying family... (read more)

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Best American Essays 1995
Best American Essays 1995
by Jamaica Kincaid
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No collection of essays can match the Best American series for the variety of subjects explored, the first-rate quality of pieces, and the eclectic approaches to the genre gathered in its pages each year. With characteristic flair, it provides that rare... (read more)

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Best American Short Stories 2013 (13 Edition)
Best American Short Stories 2013 (13 Edition)
by Elizabeth Strout
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“As our vision becomes more global, our storytelling is stretching in many ways. Stories increasingly change point of view, switch location, and sometimes pack as much material as a short novel might,” writes guest editor Elizabeth Strout... (read more)

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Great Short Stories by American Women (Dover Thrift Editions)
Great Short Stories by American Women (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Candace Ward
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Choice collection of 13 stories includes "Life in the Iron Mills" by Rebecca Harding Davis, Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," plus superb fiction by Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, many others.... (read more)

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Anth. of Japanese Lit. (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)
Anth. of Japanese Lit. (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)
by Donald Keene
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The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in... (read more)

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The Portable Beat Reader
The Portable Beat Reader
by Ann Charters
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Through poetry, fiction, essays, song lyrics, letters, and memoirs, this authoritative single-volume collection of Beat literature captures the triumphant energy of a movement that swept through American letters with hurricane force. Featuring: Jack... (read more)

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Alumni Grill Volume 2 Anthology of Southern
Alumni Grill Volume 2 Anthology of Southern
by Tom Franklin
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A short story collection highlighting the Blue Moon Caf? series veterans. Edited by Tom Franklin, the acclaimed author of Hell at the Breach, and the endlessly talented poet Beth Ann Fennelly. As each Blue Moon volume includes new voices, the idea of... (read more)

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Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
by Laurel Ann Nattress
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Stories by: Lauren Willig • Adriana Trigiani • Jo Beverley • Alexandra Potter • Laurie Viera Rigler • Frank Delaney & Diane Meier • Syrie James • Stephanie Barron • Amanda Grange • Pamela Aidan •... (read more)

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