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Shadow and Act
Shadow and Act
Written by Ralph Ellison
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ISBN: 9780679760009
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Shadow and Act

Written by Ralph Ellison


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 14, 1995
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With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and...

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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594037
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $25.00

“What are you reading?”

That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of...

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Hawthorne
Hawthorne
Written by Brenda Wineapple
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ISBN: 9780307808660
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Hawthorne
A Life
Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
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Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double-edged as his writing. “Deep as Dante,” Herman Melville said.

Hawthorne himself declared that he was not “one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain... Read more >
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The Edward Said Reader
The Edward Said Reader
Written by Edward W. Said, Edited by Moustafa Bayoumi and Andrew Rubin
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ISBN: 9780307428493
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The Edward Said Reader

Written by Edward W. Said
Edited by Moustafa Bayoumi and Andrew Rubin


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers.  For more than three decades his books, which include Culture and Imperialism, Peace and Its Discontents, and the seminal study Orientalism, have influenced not only our worldview but the... Read more >
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The Struggle with the Daemon
The Struggle with the Daemon
Written by Stefan Zweig, Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul
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The Struggle with the Daemon
Hölderlin, Kleist and Nietzsche
Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
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The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Ho¨lderlin, Heinrich von Kleist and Friedrich Nietzsche – powerful minds whose ideas were at odds with the scientific positivism of... Read more >
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American Short Story Masterpieces
American Short Story Masterpieces
Edited by Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks
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ISBN: 9780440204237
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American Short Story Masterpieces

Edited by Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: April 2, 1989
Price: $7.99

This highly Acclaimed collection of short stories by American writers contains only the best literary art of the past four decades. With a bias toward realism editors Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks have selected fiction that “tells a story”–and tells it with a masterful handling of language, situation, and insight.

But what... Read more >
Playing In The Dark
Playing In The Dark
Written by Toni Morrison
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ISBN: 9780679745426
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Playing In The Dark
Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: July 27, 1993
Price: $13.95

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.

Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence... Read more >
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Written by Langston Hughes, Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel
Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $18.99

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in all its...

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The Complete Works
The Complete Works
Written by Michel de Montaigne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400040216
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The Complete Works

Written by Michel de Montaigne


Format: Hardcover, 1392 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $35.00

 

Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533—92) was the first to use the term “essay” to refer to the form he pioneered, and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his wise and engaging writings...

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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: eBook0
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $27.95

A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer
 
Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies... Read more >
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