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Politics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


Caldera: Notes from the Pit: Venting A Sarcastic Soul

by Edward Fuller FastPencil (December 03, 2014)

A glimpse into the magma coursing beneath the seemingly dormant surface of a black oddball's daily facade. Poems, short-stories, and a novella that skewer convention, current events, and all pretense.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II

by Thornton Wilder Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume I

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 16, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 23, 2014)

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance

by Harold Scheub Ohio University Press (June 05, 2010)

There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores...


The Quarry: Poems

by Dan Lechay Ohio University Press (February 23, 2004)

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence.

Once or twice in a generation...


X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

by Megan A. Norcia Ohio University Press (March 30, 2010)

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world...


After Tears

by Niq Mhlongo Ohio University Press (September 01, 2011)

Bafana Kuzwayo is a young man with a weight on his shoulders. After flunking his law studies at the University of Cape Town, he returns home to Soweto, where he must decide how to break the news to his family....


Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

by Laura T. Murphy Ohio University Press (April 02, 2012)

Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that...


The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba

by Makuchi & Isidore Okpewho Ohio University Press (December 01, 2007)

The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture...


Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

by Jake MacDonald Greystone Books (October 25, 2014)

In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America’s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries...


Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925

by Martin Hipsky Ohio University Press (October 15, 2011)

Today's mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British...


Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

by Kevin Haworth & Dinty W. Moore Ohio University Press (February 01, 2011)

Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America's most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays: Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

by Steven D. Carter Columbia University Press (July 29, 2014)

A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely...


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine Hawthorne Books (March 01, 2011)

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


Anywhere Else

by Frank Donahue FastPencil (August 28, 2014)

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The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Michelle Yeh & Ming-ju Fan Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays...


Letters to Kurt

by Eric Erlandson Akashic Books (March 27, 2012)

A poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from the man who created the band Hole with Cobain's wife Courtney Love.


The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories

by Ralph Maud Talonbooks (June 25, 2014)

A selection of the best stories by Henry W. Tate (d. 1914), an important Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.


Meanwhile: The Critical Writings of bpNichol

by bp Nichol & Roy Miki Talonbooks (July 01, 2014)

Meanwhile comprises a substantial collection of bpNichol’s critical writing from the mid-1960s to the year of his death, 1988.


Cross Worlds: Transcultural Poetics: An Anthology

by Anne Waldman & Laura Wright Coffee House Press (June 16, 2014)

Cross Worlds engages cultural hybrids, trans-cultural alliances and associations, and the vital practice of poets working across borders.


You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)

by Eleni Sikelianos Coffee House Press (June 10, 2014)

A memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and "the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails."


Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Selections)/Also sprach Zarathustra (Auswahl): A Dual-Language Book

by Friedrich Nietzsche Dover Publications (January 03, 2013)

This dual-language edition features one third of Nietzsche's work, keeping the most famous concepts intact and encompassing a variety of moods and modes as well as the author's full linguistic scope.


The Other Side of the Ring

by John Shepherd FastPencil (May 29, 2014)

"In all of life, the greatest moments are those that have no words. The deepest communication is a knowing; a thing expressed that needs no expression. At such moments there's a meeting of the eyes, a shared...


Ruins

by Achy Obejas Akashic Books (March 01, 2009)

A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.


Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder

by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder & Chad Wriglesworth Counterpoint (May 13, 2014)

In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons....


The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology

by Brian Evenson, Benjamin Percy, Roxane Gay & Stephen Graham Jones et al. Dark House Press (April 28, 2014)

The New Black is a collection of 20 neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authors currently writing in this dark sub-genre.


Limber

by Angela Pelster Sarabande Books (March 24, 2014)

Startling, lyrical essay collection focused on trees. Moves from author’s childhood in rural Canada to Niger, the Philippines, and Greece.


Sacred Fire: The Qbr 100 Essential Black Books

by Charles Johnson, Angeli R. Rasbury, Max Rodriguez & Carol Taylor Wiley (January 18, 1999)

"QBR's evolving canon is a splendid way to begin honoring black artists." -Charles Johnson, from the Foreword

"From critiques of W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction in America to Alex Haley's Roots to Langston...


More Political Babble: The Dumbest Things Politicians Ever Said

by David Olive & Barry Blitt Wiley (May 02, 2008)

"I was dramatically shaped by my grandmother and my aunts because they convinced me there was always a cookie available. Deep down inside I'm four years old, and I wake up and think out there, there's a cookie....


The Object Parade: Essays

by Dinah Lenney Counterpoint (April 15, 2014)

This new collection of interconnected essays marches to a provocative premise: what if one way to understand your life was to examine the objects within it? Which objects would you choose? What memories do they...


Sidewalks

by Valeria Luiselli, Christina Macsweeney & Cees Nooteboom Coffee House Press (April 21, 2014)

Cosmopolitan, vivacious essays in the tradition of Brodsky's Watermark and Benjamin's The Arcades Project by a celebrated young Mexican author.


The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field

by Josh Ostergaard Coffee House Press (March 24, 2014)

A humorous, historical, and hirsute miscellany that's the baseball book Howard Zinn would have written, if he hated the Yankees.


Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...


Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat

by Samantha Irby Curbside Splendor Publishing (September 09, 2013)

Samantha Irby’s debut features narrative essays by a sex-obsessed dummy laughing her way through tacos, Crohn's disease, and ridiculous dudes.


Awkward: A Detour

by Mary Cappello Bellevue Literary Press (February 24, 2014)

Startlingly imaginative nonfiction about a very particular if common and much-maligned state of being.


Canadian Exploration Literature: An Anthology

by Germaine Warkentin Dundurn (January 01, 2007)

This anthology is an entry point into the beginnings of a literate response to the awe and wonder inspired by an unfolding geography.


In This Poem I Am: Selected Poetry of Robin Skelton

by Robin Skelton & Harold Rhenisch Dundurn (October 30, 2007)

Editor Harold Rhenisch brings together a collection that captures the grand style and thematic strength of poet Robin Skelton.


On the Front Line of Life: Stephen Leacock: Memories and Reflections, 1935-1944

by Alan Bowker Dundurn (November 01, 2004)

These essays reveal a personal Leacock, conveying the message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.


Mark Ford: Selected Poems

by Mark Ford Coffee House Press (March 10, 2014)

An exuberant, versatile, and complex debut US collection from one of the UK's most respected poets.


Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

Poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti crowns this outstanding collection: highlights include "The Blessed Damozel," "My Sister's Sleep," and selections from The House of Life. Also includes Christina Rossetti's "Remember,"...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 1

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 03, 2012)

This classic 19th-century survey offers absolute fidelity to original texts as well as invaluable commentary by Francis James Child. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set — ballads 1-53.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 4

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 2

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads...


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


Songs of Kabir

by Kabir & Rabindranath Tagore Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

The 15th-century poet Kabir created timeless works of enlightenment that combine the philosophies of Sufism, Hinduism, and the Kabbala. Kabir's poems possess a simplicity and cover a wide emotional range. Features...