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Higher Gossip
Higher Gossip
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
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ISBN: 9780812983685
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Higher Gossip
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $20.00

Here is the collection of nonfiction pieces that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. It opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation... Read more >
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In Fact
In Fact
Written by Thomas Mallon
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In Fact
Essays on Writers and Writing
Written by Thomas Mallon


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 22, 2012
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From the acclaimed novelist (Henry and Clara, Two Moons), essayist (A Book of One's Own), and critic (1998 National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing)—an engaging new collection of essays.

In Fact gathers the best of Thomas Mallon's superb criticism from the past twenty-two years—essays that appeared in his GQ... Read more >
The Long Walk to Freedom
The Long Walk to Freedom
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807069127
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
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In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and... Read more >
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often... Read more >
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The Liberal Imagination

Written by Lionel Trilling
Introduction by Louis Menand


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $16.95

The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement about politics and society. Published in 1950, one of the chillier moments of the Cold War, Trilling’s essays... Read more >
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Listen to the Echoes
The Ray Bradbury Interviews
Written by Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller
Foreword by Black Francis


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

A definitive collection of interviews with one of America's most famous writers, covering his life, faith, friends, politics, and visions of the future.

Ray Bradbury, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, is one of the most influential writers of the... Read more >
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Progressive Historians
Progressive Historians
Written by Richard Hofstadter
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ISBN: 9780307809605
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Progressive Historians

Written by Richard Hofstadter


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 29, 2012
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Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the... Read more >
Unstuck in Time
Unstuck in Time
Written by Gregory D. Sumner
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ISBN: 9781609803490
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $24.95

In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the quintessential... Read more >
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $24.95

In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the quintessential... Read more >
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Higher Gossip
Higher Gossip
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307957153
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Higher Gossip
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $40.00

A collection both intimate and generous of the eloquent, insightful, beautifully written prose works that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009.

This collection of miscellaneous prose opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him... Read more >
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Higher Gossip
Higher Gossip
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
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ISBN: 9780307957177
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Higher Gossip
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $14.99

Here is the collection of nonfiction pieces that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. It opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation... Read more >
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Poetry in Person
Poetry in Person
Written by Alexander Neubauer
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ISBN: 9780375711756
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Poetry in Person
Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets
Written by Alexander Neubauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $18.00

“In the fall of 1970, at the New School in Greenwich Village, a new teacher posted a flyer on the wall,” begins Alexander Neubauer’s introduction to this remarkable book. “It read ‘Meet Poets and Poetry, with Pearl London and Guests.’” Few students responded. No one knew Pearl London, the daughter of... Read more >
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
Written by James Weldon Johnson, Edited by Rudolph Byrd, Foreword by Charles Johnson
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ISBN: 9780307796868
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson

Written by James Weldon Johnson
Edited by Rudolph Byrd
Foreword by Charles Johnson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

“A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold... Read more >
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The Necessary Angel
The Necessary Angel
Written by Wallace Stevens
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ISBN: 9780307790668
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The Necessary Angel
Essays on Reality and the Imagination
Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $8.99

The Necessary Angel

by

Wallace Stevens


"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft."             
PerspectiveU.S.A.

"These are rich essays, simply constructed yet richly and... Read more >
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Letters from Black America
Letters from Black America
Edited by Pamela Newkirk
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ISBN: 9780807001158
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Letters from Black America
Intimate Portraits of the African American Experience
Edited by Pamela Newkirk


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $18.00

The first-ever narrative history of African Americans told through their own letters
 
Letters from Black America fills a literary and historical void by presenting the spectrum of African American experience in the most intimate way possible—through the heartfelt correspondence of those who lived through monumental changes and pivotal events, from the... Read more >
Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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The Huey P. Newton Reader

Written by Huey P Newton
Edited by David Hilliard and Donald Weise
Foreword by Fredrika Newton


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver’s controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI... Read more >
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Poetry in Person
Poetry in Person
Edited by Alexander Neubauer
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ISBN: 9780307772466
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Poetry in Person
Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets
Edited by Alexander Neubauer


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $13.99

“In the fall of 1970, at the New School in Greenwich Village, a new teacher posted a flyer on the wall,” begins Alexander Neubauer’s introduction to this remarkable book. “It read ‘Meet Poets and Poetry, with Pearl London and Guests.’” Few students responded. No one knew Pearl London, the daughter of... Read more >
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Grand Central Winter
Grand Central Winter
Written by Lee Stringer, Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
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ISBN: 9781583229187
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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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Hemingway
Hemingway
Written by Donald F. Bouchard
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ISBN: 9781591027560
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Hemingway
So Far from Simple
Written by Donald F. Bouchard


Format: Trade Paperback, 190 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $19.00

Ernest Hemingway has long been recognized as one of the most important and influential fiction writers of the twentieth century. Despite receiving many accolades during his lifetime, including the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, his work also attracted a good deal of criticism. Some critics felt that his characters lacked... Read more >
The Sport of the Gods
The Sport of the Gods
Written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and David Bradley
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ISBN: 9780307434609
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The Sport of the Gods
and Other Essential Writings
Written by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin and David Bradley


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2010
Price: $2.99

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906) overcame racism and poverty to become one of the best-known authors in America, and the first African American to earn a living from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This original collection includes the short novel The Sport of the Gods, Dunbar’s essential essays and short... Read more >
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A Jury of Her Peers
A Jury of Her Peers
Written by Elaine Showalter
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ISBN: 9781400034420
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A Jury of Her Peers
Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Written by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

An unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present.
 
In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison, among others—and the little known, from the early... Read more >
Best African American Essays 2010
Best African American Essays 2010
Written by Gerald Early and Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780553385373
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Best African American Essays 2010

Written by Gerald Early and Randall Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $16.00

Here is the superb second edition of the annual anthology devoted to the best nonfiction writing by African American authors—provocative works from an unprecedented and unforgettable year when truth was stranger (and more inspiring) than fiction.
 
The galvanizing election of Barack Obama was on the minds—and the pages—of authors everywhere. Best African... Read more >
Forever a Hustler's Wife
Forever a Hustler's Wife
Written by Nikki Turner, Read by Bahni Turpin
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739381441
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Forever a Hustler's Wife

Written by Nikki Turner
Read by Bahni Turpin


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $20.00

The high priestess of the hood, Nikki Turner, is back with the novel fans have been feenin’ for: the sequel to her #1 bestselling novel, A Hustler’s Wife.

Des, Virginia’s slickest gangsta, is about to become a dad when he is charged with the murder of his own attorney. But with... Read more >
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The Gift
The Gift
Written by Lewis Hyde
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307567604
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The Gift
Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Written by Lewis Hyde


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $13.99

Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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