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Mencken Chrestomathy
Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307808875
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Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 7, 2012
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Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six of the PREJUDICES series, A BOOK OF BURLESQUES, IN DEFENSE OF WOMEN, NOTES ON DEMOCRACY, MAKING A PRESIDENT, A BOOK OF CALUMNY, TREATISE ON RIGHT AND WRONG—but there are also magazine and... Read more >
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins
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ISBN: 9780553902945
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy... Read more >
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Archaeologies of the Future
Archaeologies of the Future
Written by Fredric Jameson
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ISBN: 9781844675388
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Archaeologies of the Future
The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions
Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: Trade Paperback, 431 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $29.95

In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson’s most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form... Read more >
The Lost Art of Reading
The Lost Art of Reading
Written by David L. Ulin
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ISBN: 9781570616709
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The Lost Art of Reading
Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time
Written by David L. Ulin


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance... Read more >
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Travels in a Thin Country
Travels in a Thin Country
Written by Sara Wheeler
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ISBN: 9780307560766
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Travels in a Thin Country
A Journey Through Chile
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2009
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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the... Read more >
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Written by Jane Smiley
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ISBN: 9781400033188
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
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Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just... Read more >
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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Clayborne Carson


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $12.99

A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here... Read more >
Mind of an Outlaw
Mind of an Outlaw
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by Phillip Sipiora, Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
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ISBN: 9780812986082
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Mind of an Outlaw
Selected Essays
Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by Phillip Sipiora
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the first posthumous publication from this outsize literary icon, collects Mailer’s most important and representative... Read more >
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Three Uses of the Knife
Three Uses of the Knife
Written by David Mamet
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ISBN: 9780375704239
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Three Uses of the Knife
On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Written by David Mamet


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 13, 2000
Price: $13.00

The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the...

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Art Objects
Art Objects
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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ISBN: 9780679768203
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $15.00

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
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