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Short Stories, Masterpieces
Short Stories, Masterpieces
by Robert Penn Warren
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With works by Henry James, Stephen Crane, John Cheever, James Joyce and many others, this outstanding collection of 35 American and British short pieces of fiction from the first half of the 20th century is one of the bestselling collections of our time.... (read more)

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Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness
by Carolyn Forche
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Bearing witness to extremity--whether of war, torture, exile, or repression--the volume encompasses more than 140 poets from five continents, over the span of this century from the Armenian genocide to Tiananmen Square.... (read more)

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Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900
Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900
by Haruo Shirane
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This unique anthology is the first representative collection of Japanese literature from one of the most creative periods in Japanese culture, known variously as the Edo or the Tokugawa. It includes a wide range of fiction, poetry, and drama, and also... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2001
The Best American Short Stories 2001
by Barbara Kingsolver
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Kingsolver's selections for this anthology showcase a wide variety of new voices and masters, such as Alice Munro, Rick Moody, Dorothy West, and John Updike.... (read more)

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The Portable Western Reader (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Western Reader (Viking Portable Library)
by William Kittredge
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The American West is as varied in its inhabitants as in its landforms. Yet what has come to stand for "Western" writing is the myth of the wagon train and the lone gunman. In the Portable Wester Reader, William Kittredge has assembled stories, poems... (read more)

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The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poetry Anthology, a
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poetry Anthology, a
by Robert Bly
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Boys feel wild; they love their tree houses, their wild spots in the woods, they all want to go down to the river, with Huck, away from domesticating aunts. Boys love to see some wildness in their fathers, to see their fathers dancing or carrying on... (read more)

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In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
by Lee Gutkind
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Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind collects twenty-five essays that flourished on this new ground, all... (read more)

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Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry
by Andrew Blauner
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"The next best thing to not having a brother (as I do not) is to have Brothers." —Gay Talese Here is a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, some of our finest authors... (read more)

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories
by Tobias Wolff
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The thirty-three stories in this volume prove that American short fiction maybe be our most distinctive national art form. As selected and introduced by Tobias Wolff, they also make up an alternate map of the United States that represents not just... (read more)

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Comic Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Comic Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
by Everymans Library
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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the... (read more)

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The Best American Poetry 2013
The Best American Poetry 2013
by David Lehman
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Over the last twenty-five years, the Best American Poetry series has become an annual rite of autumn, eagerly awaited and hotly debated: “an essential purchase” (The Washington Post). This year, guest editor Denise Duhamel brings her wit and... (read more)

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Fifty Great Short Stories
Fifty Great Short Stories
by Milton Crane
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“The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe “To Build a Fire” by Jack London “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant “The Man Who Would Be King” by Rudyard Kipling “The Gift of the Magi” by O... (read more)

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The Paris Review Interviews, Volume II
The Paris Review Interviews, Volume II
by The Paris Review and Philip Gourevitch
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Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age, vivid self-portraits that are themselves works of finely crafted literature. From William Faulkner's determination that a great... (read more)

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Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Paul Negri
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The delighted wonder surrounding a cat that has learned to talk quickly turns to dismay when the feline's conversation involves the scandalous remarks he's overheard. "Tobermory" abounds in the irony for which its author, Saki, is well known and admired.... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2011
The Best American Short Stories 2011
by Geraldine Brooks
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In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2011, Geraldine Brooks draws the comparison between a well-told joke and a good short story. She writes, “Each form relies on suggestion and economy. Characters have to be drawn in a few deft... (read more)

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The Best American Short Stories 2010
The Best American Short Stories 2010
by Richard Russo
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Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this years collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the... (read more)

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The Art of the Short Story
The Art of the Short Story
by Dana Gioia and R.S. Gwynn
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From Chinua Achebe and Sherwood Anderson to Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf, The Art of the Short Story presents masterpieces of short fiction from 52 classic, contemporary and new voices. No other collection of short stories encompasses such a vast and... (read more)

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The Norton Anthology of World Literature
The Norton Anthology of World Literature
by Peter Simon
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A new format, new design, new selections, new translations, and new color plates make this Second Edition a pleasure to read and a book that students will keep long after the survey course is over.... (read more)

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You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories That Held Them in Awe
You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories That Held Them in Awe
by Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard
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Thirty-four of America's most distinguished fiction writers--including Oscar Hijuelos, John Irving, and Joyce Carol Oates--introduce the short stories that inspired them most.... (read more)

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Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present
Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present
by Lex Williford
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An exceptional showcase of topflight memoir, literary journalism, personal essay, and cultural criticism, this uniquely comprehensive collection is the first and only creative nonfiction volume to cover all genres, from magazine writing to book excerpts.... (read more)

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