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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
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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
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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
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ISBN: 9780739381441
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Forever a Hustler's Wife

Written by Nikki Turner
Read by Bahni Turpin


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On Sale: September 29, 2009
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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
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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
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Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.


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The Best of Emerge Magazine
The Best of Emerge Magazine
Written by George Curry
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The Best of Emerge Magazine

Written by George Curry


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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The 1990s. African Americans achieved more influence–and faced more explosive issues–than ever before. One word captured those times. One magazine expressed them. Emerge.

In those ten years, with an impressive circulation of 170,000 and more than forty national awards to its credit, Emerge became a serious part of the American mainstream. Time... 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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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $15.00

“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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Letters of the Century
Letters of the Century
Edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler
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ISBN: 9780385315937
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Letters of the Century
America 1900-1999
Edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
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"Immediate and evocative, letters witness and fasten history, catching events as they happen," write Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler in their introduction to this remarkable book.  In more than 400 letters from both famous figures and ordinary citizens, Letters of the Century encapsulates the people and places, events and trends that... Read more >
The Fun of It
The Fun of It
Edited by Lillian Ross, Introduction by David Remnick
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The Fun of It
Stories from The Talk of the Town
Edited by Lillian Ross
Introduction by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

William Shawn once called The Talk of the Town the soul of the magazine. The section began in the first issue, in 1925. But it wasn't until a couple of years later, when E. B. White and James Thurber arrived, that the Talk of the Town story became what it is... Read more >
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Mozart and Leadbelly
Mozart and Leadbelly
Written by Ernest J. Gaines
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Mozart and Leadbelly

Written by Ernest J. Gaines


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J... Read more >
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The Gift
The Gift
Written by Lewis Hyde
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ISBN: 9780307279507
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The Gift
Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Written by Lewis Hyde


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $16.95

By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Widely available again after twenty-five years, this book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An... Read more >
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The Beat Book
The Beat Book
Edited by Anne Waldman, Foreword by Allen Ginsberg
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ISBN: 9781590304556
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The Beat Book
Writings from the Beat Generation
Edited by Anne Waldman
Foreword by Allen Ginsberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $21.95

The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects of change. There is no doubt that we’re living in a freer... Read more >
On Late Style
On Late Style
Written by Edward W. Said
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ISBN: 9780375726330
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On Late Style
Music and Literature Against the Grain
Written by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.95

In this fascinating book, Edward Said looks at the creative contradictions that often mark the late works of literary and musical artists. Said shows how the approaching death of an artist can make its way into his work, examining essays, poems, novels, films, and operas by such artists as Beethoven, Genet... Read more >
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Mozart and Leadbelly
Mozart and Leadbelly
Written by Ernest J. Gaines
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Mozart and Leadbelly

Written by Ernest J. Gaines


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $12.95

In this collection of stories and essays, the beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J... Read more >
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Melville
Melville
Written by Andrew Delbanco
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ISBN: 9780375702976
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Melville
His World and Work
Written by Andrew Delbanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.00

If Dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. With a historian’s perspective and a critic’s insight, award-winning author Andrew Delbanco marvelously demonstrates that Melville was very much a man of his era and that he recorded — in his books, letters, and marginalia; and in conversations with... Read more >
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Lust For Life
Lust For Life
Edited by Carla Harryman, Ronell Avital and Amy Scholder, Contribution by Nayland Blake and Leslie Dick
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ISBN: 9781844670666
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Lust For Life
On the Writings of Kathy Acker
Edited by Carla Harryman, Ronell Avital and Amy Scholder
Contribution by Nayland Blake and Leslie Dick


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: May 17, 2006
Price: $19.95

Kathy Acker was one of the most original, subversive and influential writers of the late 20th century. Known variously, and notoriously, as a consummate postmodernist, feminist, post-punk and plagiarist, her oeuvreover a dozen novels and novellashas inspired a generation of writers and artists.

Lust for Life is the definitive collection of essays... Read more >
The Spectacle of Death
The Spectacle of Death
Written by Kristin Boudreau
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ISBN: 9781591024033
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The Spectacle of Death
Populist Literary Responses to American Capital Cases
Written by Kristin Boudreau


Format: Trade Paperback, 292 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $21.99

In 1787, Benjamin Rush cautioned that public punishments were dangerous to the social and legal authority of the new nation. For Rush, irrepressible human sentiments all but guaranteed that public punishments would turn spectators against the institutions responsible for the punishments. Although public executions of criminals ended early in the 19th... Read more >
The American Transcendentalists
The American Transcendentalists
Edited by Lawrence Buell
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ISBN: 9780812975093
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The American Transcendentalists
Essential Writings
Edited by Lawrence Buell


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $18.95

Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americans thought about religion, literature, the natural world, class distinctions, the role of women, and... Read more >
The Cult of Alien Gods
The Cult of Alien Gods
Written by Jason Colavito
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ISBN: 9781591023524
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The Cult of Alien Gods
H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
Written by Jason Colavito


Format: Trade Paperback, 398 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2005
Price: $21.99

Nearly half of all Americans believe in the existence of extraterrestrials, and many are also convinced that aliens have visited earth at some point in history. Included among such popular beliefs is the notion that so-called ancient astronauts (visitors from outer space) were responsible for historical wonders like the pyramids. In... Read more >
Fledgling
Fledgling
Written by Octavia E. Butler
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ISBN: 9781583226902
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Fledgling
A Novel
Written by Octavia E. Butler


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $24.95

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she... 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: 9780812972795
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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: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $23.00

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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