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Paris In Mind

Edited by Jennifer Lee


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3102-3 (1-4000-3102-8)

“Paris is a moveable feast,” Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, and in this captivating anthology, American writers share their pleasures, obsessions, and quibbles with the great city and its denizens. Mark Twain celebrates the unbridled energy of the Can-Can. Sylvia Beach recalls the excitement of opening Shakespeare & Company on the Rue... Read more >

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The Vintage Book of Amnesia
An Anthology of Writing on the Subject of Memory Loss
Edited by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 17, 2000
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70661-5 (0-375-70661-5)

Jonathan Lethem is perhaps our most active literary voice mining the genre margins of our culture. In this unique collection he creates an anthology that no one else could. He draws on the work of such unforgettables as Julio Cortazar, who presents a man caught between the ancient and modern worlds... Read more >

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The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 15, 1997
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-42339-7 (0-385-42339-X)

Distinguished from the formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its drive toward candor and confession, and its often quirky, first-person voice, the personal essay is perhaps the ideal literary form for beginning writers to explore their personal style and voice. The Art of the Personal Essay is the first anthology... Read more >

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Poetry After 9/11
An Anthology of New York Poets
Edited by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-000-6 (1-61219-000-6)

This 10th anniversary edition is an important and inspiring document from a defining moment in our nation’s history. There will be great interest as the events of 9/11 are commemorated and analyzed on the 10-year anniversary.

A sweeping collection of poems, written in the year after the 9/11 attacks, by all New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Celestial Omnibus
Short Fiction on Faith
Edited by J.P. Maney and Tom Hazuka


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8335-2 (0-8070-8335-6)

Luminous fiction on themes of faith and meaning from favorite writers, including Sandra Cisneros, Andre Dubus, Louise Erdrich, Stephen King, Flannery O’Connor, Philip Roth, E. M. Forster and others. Read more >

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The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

Edited by Ben Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3482-6 (1-4000-3482-5)

“In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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More Stories We Tell
The Best Contemporary Short Stories by North American Women
Written by Wendy Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71450-4 (0-375-71450-2)

In this anthology, Wendy Martin offers us an assortment of stellar short stories written by North American women over the past thirty years. In reading these stories we see how vast and varied is the landscape of American fiction: We are transported from a Midwestern strip mine town in the 1970s... Read more >

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We Are the Stories We Tell

Written by Wendy Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 7, 1990
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72881-8 (0-679-72881-3)

“From the classics of Welty, Oates, and O’Connor to the latest stories of Mason, Erdrich, Atwood, and LeGuin, this anthology shows the astonishing range of contemporary women's fiction in North America,” writes Elaine Showalter. For all the diversity of the stories—in subject, style, setting and mood—they have one thing in common... Read more >

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Words Without Borders
The World Through the Eyes of Writers: An Anthology
Edited by Alane Salierno Mason, Dedi Felman and Samantha Schnee


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7975-9 (1-4000-7975-6)

Featuring the work of more than 28 writers from upwards of 20 countries, Words Without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers transports us to the frontiers of the new literature for the twenty-first century.

In these pages, some of the most accomplished writers in world literature–among them Edwidge Danticat, Ha... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bum Rush the Page
A Def Poetry Jam
Edited by Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera
Foreword by Sonia Sanchez


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 23, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-80840-5 (0-609-80840-0)

Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry.

“Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Vintage Mencken

Written by H.L. Mencken
Compiled by Alistair Cooke


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1990
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72895-5 (0-679-72895-3)

The anthology that spans an entire lifetime of writing by America's greatest curmudgeon, with a "flick of mischief on nearly every page." Read more >

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The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Hardcover, 1408 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2007
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64253-4 (0-679-64253-6)

“In this landmark edition, teachers will discover a powerful ally in bringing the excitement of Milton's poetry and prose to new generations of students. In the clarity of its overall conception, its thoroughness, and its never-faltering attention to literary and historical detail, the Modern Library Milton promises to serve almost as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Essential Prose of John Milton

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8372-2 (0-8129-8372-6)

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon

The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Library’s definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new volume... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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India in Mind

Edited by Pankaj Mishra


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72745-0 (0-375-72745-0)

The first foray east in the "In Mind" series, India in Mind collects the varied appraisals of a country that has tantalized and largely eluded writers for much of its history. A vast and varied land, India has long been the repository of myth and legend. Only in the last hundred... Read more >

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Revelations
Diaries of Women
Edited by Mary Jane Moffat and Charlotte Painter


Format: Trade Paperback, 428 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1975
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71151-5 (0-394-71151-3)

Excerpts from the private diaries of women, known and unknown, among them Louisa May Alcott, Sophie Tolstoy, George Eliot, Anais Nïn.

“To read this book is to experience an excitement, a warm recognitiion, and a dizzingly expanded sense of possibilities. . . . These are revelations indeed. For the first time, consciously... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Maiden Voyages
Writings of Women Travelers
Edited by Mary Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74030-8 (0-679-74030-9)

This is a collection of women's travel writings, including work by Joan Didion, Edith Wharton, Mildred Cable, Willa Cather, Isak Dinesen, and others. In wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful voices, they write of disguising themselves as men for safety, of longing for family left behind or falling in love with people... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nothing But You
Love Stories From The New Yorker
Written by New Yorker Magazine


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 5, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75150-9 (0-375-75150-5)

Nothing But You: Love Stories from The New Yorker, edited by Roger Angell, senior editor at The New Yorker, is the first fiction anthology in more than three decades from the magazine that has defined the American short story for almost a century. As noteworthy for its range as it is... Read more >

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The Vietnam Reader
The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War
Edited by Stewart O'Nan


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 20, 1998
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49118-1 (0-385-49118-2)

The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are... Read more >

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Seven Famous Greek Plays

Written by Whitney J. Oates


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1955
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70125-7 (0-394-70125-9)

"In the interval between the epics of Homer...and the age of the three great tragic poets, thinkers began to explore the various phenomena of the external world and came to understand many aspects of nature which had hitherto been shrouded in complete mystery. The creative literary activity of this epoch likewise... Read more >

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The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories

Edited by Nadezda Obradovic


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72240-7 (0-385-72240-0)

“The short stories assembled here resemble the art of an mbari display in the great variety and frank energy of their styles and practices. We are not expected, or indeed intended, to experience every offering with impartial, even-handed enthusiasm. But we will do well as we embark on the journey they... Read more >

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Lost Classics
Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72086-1 (0-385-72086-6)

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.

Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Erotic Stories

Written by Rowan Pelling


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71239-5 (0-375-71239-9)

Erotic Stories is a treasury of amorous tales from around the world, ranging from ancient Greek myths to modern stories of longing and lust.

From the innocent yearning of Daphnis and Chloe evoked by Longus to the sadomasochism of Pauline Réage’s Story of O, this anthology explores human desire across the ages... Read more >

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Agents of Treachery

Edited by Otto Penzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47751-4 (0-307-47751-7)

For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and bestselling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.

Including:

* Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition
The Year's Best True Crime Reporting
Edited by Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 19, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71301-9 (0-375-71301-8)

This year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions: crime... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Big Book of Adventure Stories

Edited by Otto Penzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47450-6 (0-307-47450-X)

A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.
Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O... Read more >
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