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Meditations from a Movable Chair
Meditations from a Movable Chair
Written by Andre Dubus
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Meditations from a Movable Chair

Written by Andre Dubus


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For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't exist on different planes, but infuse each other. His is an unapologetically sacramental vision of life in which ordinary things participate in the miraculous, the miraculous in ordinary things. He believes in God, and talks to Him, and doesn't mince words. He... Read more >
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
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Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... 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: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
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“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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Going to the Territory
Going to the Territory
Written by Ralph Ellison
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Going to the Territory

Written by Ralph Ellison


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On Sale: June 1, 2011
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The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life."

-- Washington Post Book World

The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture... Read more >
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Shadow and Act
Shadow and Act
Written by Ralph Ellison
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Shadow and Act

Written by Ralph Ellison


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On Sale: June 1, 2011
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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... Read more >
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2013
Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration
Written by Richard Grossinger
Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2011
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For the Earth to move to the next vibration, says Richard Grossinger, consciousness must change in profound ways, and these involve core elements of humanity: evil, grief, bliss, and compassion. 2013 locates these elements in often unlikely places and seeks their nature and capacity for change. With playfulness and precision, 2013... Read more >
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The Bardo of Waking Life

Written by Richard Grossinger
Preface by Mary Stark
Contribution by Robert Kelly
Foreword by Rob Brezsny


Format: eBook, 552 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2011
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An avant garde set of improvisational essays, Richard Grossinger’s The Bardo of Waking Life is a meditation on the Tibetan Buddhist bardo realm which, in popular culture, is viewed as the bridge between lives, the state people enter after death and before rebirth. This book examines waking life and its history... Read more >
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Saints and Sinners
Saints and Sinners
Written by Lawrence Wright
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Saints and Sinners
Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell , Matthew Fox
Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
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In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this country's most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder.

Lawrence Wright's Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock 'n' roll abandon before... Read more >
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The Notebook
The Notebook
Written by Jose Saramago, Preface by Umberto Eco, Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn
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The Notebook

Written by Jose Saramago
Preface by Umberto Eco
Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2011
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Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of José Saramago. In these pages, beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, he evokes life in his beloved city of Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and meditates on his favorite authors. Precise observations and moments... Read more >
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The Notebook

Written by Jose Saramago
Preface by Umberto Eco
Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 1, 2011
Price: $16.95

Beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, The Notebook evokes life in Saramago’s beloved Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and offers meditations on the author’s favorite writers. Precise observations and moments of arresting significance are rendered with pointillist detail, and together demonstrate an acute understanding of our times... Read more >
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The Necessary Angel
The Necessary Angel
Written by Wallace Stevens
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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
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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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Essays, Speeches & Public Letters
Essays, Speeches & Public Letters
Written by William Faulkner, Edited by James B. Meriwether
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Essays, Speeches & Public Letters

Written by William Faulkner
Edited by James B. Meriwether


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On Sale: April 20, 2011
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An essential collection of William Faulkner’s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material.

This unique volume includes Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (in which he suggests that Hemingway has found God), and newly collected gems, such as the... Read more >
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A Turn in the South
A Turn in the South
Written by V.S. Naipaul
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A Turn in the South

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
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In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South -- from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to... Read more >
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The Heart That Bleeds
The Heart That Bleeds
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto
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The Heart That Bleeds
Latin America Now
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2011
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An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba.


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As They Were
As They Were
Written by M.F.K. Fisher
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As They Were

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
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This marvelous collection of autobiographical essays by the celebrated, much-adored Fisher covers her life, family, food and adventures. Read more >
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Sister Age
Sister Age
Written by M.F.K. Fisher
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Sister Age

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
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In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy... Read more >
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Strong Opinions
Strong Opinions
Written by Vladimir Nabokov
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Strong Opinions

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
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In this collection of interviews, articles, and editorials, Nabokov ranges over his life, art, education, politics, literature, movies, and modern times, among other subjects.  Strong Opinions offers his trenchant, witty, and always engaging views on everything from the Russian Revolution to the correct pronunciation of Lolita.


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Finding the Words
Finding the Words
Written by Jared Bland
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Finding the Words
Writers on Inspiration, Desire, War, Celebrity, Exile, and Breaking the Rules
Written by Jared Bland


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
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Celebrated writers reveal surprising truths about the joys, challenges, and importance of finding the words, in this special fundraising anthology for PEN Canada.
 
In Finding the Words, thirty-one well-known writers share deeply personal discoveries and stories that will surprise, delight, and stir the mind and heart. By turns inspiring, provocative, witty, and...

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Finding the Words
Finding the Words
Written by Jared Bland
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Finding the Words
Writers on Inspiration, Desire, War, Celebrity, Exile, and Breaking the Rules
Written by Jared Bland


Format: eBook, 328 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $19.99

Celebrated writers reveal surprising truths about the joys, challenges, and importance of finding the words, in this special fundraising anthology for PEN Canada.
 
In Finding the Words, thirty-one well-known writers share deeply personal discoveries and stories that will surprise, delight, and stir the mind and heart. By turns inspiring, provocative, witty, and...

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Passionate Minds
Passionate Minds
Written by Claudia Roth Pierpont
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Passionate Minds
Women Rewriting the World
Written by Claudia Roth Pierpont


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2011
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With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary women of the twentieth century, women who remade themselves and the world through their art.

Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Margaret... Read more >
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Salvador
Salvador
Written by Joan Didion
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Salvador

Written by Joan Didion


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2011
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"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war. The writer is Joan Didion, who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of terror–its mechanisms, rationales, and intimate relation to United States foreign policy.As ash travels from... Read more >
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China's Great Leap
The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges
Edited by Minky Worden
Photographed by Ladir Van Lohuizen
Introduction by Nicholas Kristof


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals... Read more >
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The Emergence of Memory
Conversations with W.G. Sebald
Written by W.G. Sebald
Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
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When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound... Read more >
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Entrapment and Other Writings

Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by Brooke Horvath and Dan Simon


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
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Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and... Read more >
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Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't
The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof
Written by Ulrike Meinhof
Preface by Elfriede Jelinek
Afterword by Bettina Rohl
Edited by Karin Bauer
Translated by Luise Von Flotow


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

No other figure embodies revolutionary politics and radical chic quite like Ulrike Meinhof, who formed, with Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader–Meinhof Gang, notorious for its bombings and kidnappings of the wealthy in the 1970s. But in the years leading up to... Read more >
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