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Huck Finn's America

by Andrew Levy Simon & Schuster (December 30, 2014)

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry...


The European social charter

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter presents the opportunity for a comprehensive and informative review of one of the Council of Europe's fundamental treaties.What are its origins? Which states...


The Council of Europe and human rights

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

Just what are your human rights, and how does the Council of Europe protect them? This small book tells the story simply and clearly, making a complicated issue straightforward. It offers examples illustrating...


The Council of Europe

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe is the oldest of European institutions. Under the banner of human rights and democracy, it brings together 47 member states, ranging from Finland to Turkey and from Switzerland to Russia....


Standard-setting through monitoring? The role of Council of Europe expert bodies in the development of human rights

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

A variety of mechanisms has been established in the Council of Europe to monitor compliance with human rights standards.This publication discusses four specific monitoring bodies, namely the Advisory Committee...


Manual on hate speech

by Anne Weber & Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

The right to freedom of expression entails duties and responsibilities and is subject to certain limits, provided for in Article 10.2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which are concerned, among other...


Interculturalism and multiculturalism: similarities and differences

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

This book examines the relationship between two policy approaches for managing the cultural diversity of contemporary societies: interculturalism and multiculturalism.

The relationship between these two approaches...


Human rights and a changing media landscape

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The media play a crucial role in the protection of human rights. They expose human rights violations and offer an arena for different voices to be heard in public discourse. Free, independent and pluralistic...


Europe and the Spectre of Post-Growth Society

by Collectif & Piotr A. Switalski Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

Europe has been going through its most serious crisis of values since the fall of communism. In public discourse, economic and social pressures have overshadowed the other dimensions of the crisis, including...


Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe - 2nd edition

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

Many people in Europe are stigmatised because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and cannot fully enjoy their universal human rights. Some of them are victims of violence, others have fled to Europe...


Human rights in Europe: no grounds for complacency

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

Political rhetoric on human rights in Europe is different from daily reality. Almost every politician is on record as favouring the protection of freedom and justice. Standards on human rights have been agreed...


The Black Woman

by Toni Cade Bambara & Eleanor W Traylor Washington Square Press (June 15, 2010)

A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers

When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of...


Why Poetry

by Matthew Zapruder Ecco (August 15, 2017)

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder

In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew...


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (September 23, 2014)

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski, bestselling author of Now I Sit Me Down, looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of...


A Stay Against Confusion

by Ron Hansen Harper (November 25, 2014)

In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert...


Give War and Peace a Chance

by Andrew D. Kaufman Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

“This lively appreciation of one of the most intimidating and massive novels ever written should persuade many hesitant readers to try scaling the heights of War and Peace sooner rather than later” (Publishers...


The World Is Made of Stories

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

In this dynamic and utterly novel presentation, David Loy explores the fascinating proposition that the stories we tell--about what is and is not possible, about ourselves, about right and wrong, life and death,...


The Dharma of Star Wars

by Matthew Bortolin Wisdom Publications (June 18, 2012)

Is Yoda a Zen Master? What might Jedi training be like? Is the story of Luke Skywalker a spiritual epic?

The answers--as well as excitement, adventure, and a lot of fun--are here!

The Dharma of Star Wars uses...


Heroines

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (June 24, 2014)

A manifesto for "toxic girls" that reclaims the wives and mistresses of modernism for literature and feminism.

I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression. Taking...


The Year of Reading Dangerously

by Andy Miller Harper Perennial (December 09, 2014)

An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones)—a true story about reading that reminds us why we...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume IX: Early Art

by William Butler Yeats, John P. Frayne & Madeleine Marchaterre Scribner (June 15, 2010)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IX: Early Articles and Reviews is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper....


Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen

by Larry Mcmurtry Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction -- as close to an autobiography as his readers are likely to get -- Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself,...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol II: The Plays

by William Butler Yeats Scribner (May 11, 2010)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume II: The Plays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. This complete...


Children in the Holocaust and World War II

by Laurel Holliday Atria Books (February 04, 2014)

Children in the Holocaust and World War II is an extraordinary, unprecedented anthology of diaries written by children all across Nazi-occupied Europe and in England.

Twenty-three young people, ages ten through...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol X: Later Article

by William Butler Yeats Scribner (June 15, 2010)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume X: Later Articles and Reviews is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper....


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume IV: Early Essays

by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran & George Bornstein Scribner (March 06, 2007)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes...


Turning the Wheel

by Charles Johnson Scribner (June 15, 2010)

"Were it not for the Buddhadharma, says Charles Johnson in his preface to Turning the Wheel, "I'm convinced that, as a black American and an artist, I would not have been able to successfully negotiate my last...


High Strung

by Quinn Dalton Washington Square Press (June 15, 2010)

Years after running away from America and the mysteries surrounding her mother's death, Merle Winslow winds up editing trash novels at X Publishing in West London and shacked up with a drug-addled diplomat's...


The Partly Cloudy Patriot

by Sarah Vowell Simon & Schuster (August 27, 2002)

From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described “history nerd” Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the...


The New York Public Library Literature Companion

by Staff of The New York Public Library & Anne Skillion Free Press (October 30, 2001)

Pick up The New York Public Library Literature Companion to check the dates of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past or to find out how James Joyce's Ulysses changed U.S. obscenity laws, and you may find...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume VIII: The Irish Dramatic Movement

by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran & Mary FitzGerald Scribner (June 30, 2008)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume VIII: The Irish Dramatic Movement is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper....


Take the Cannoli

by Sarah Vowell Simon & Schuster (December 17, 2013)

A wickedly funny collection of personal essays from popular NPR personality Sarah Vowell.

Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic,...


Decoding The Lost Symbol

by Simon Cox Touchstone (November 03, 2009)

Available four weeks after Brown’s The Lost Symbol hits the market, Simon Cox, author of Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons , offers the definitive—and first—guide to the eagerly...


How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised

by Thomas C. Foster Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you...


Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood!

by Wendy Williams, Zondra Hughes & Karen Hunter Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing (March 19, 2009)

As the reigning "Queen of Radio," Ritz Harper has managed to out, ridicule, jack up or mess over everyone and anyone, from hip-hop stars to high-class snobs. So, she's decided to take her career to the next...


Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes

by Kevin Hechinger & Curtis Hechinger Simon & Schuster (February 17, 2009)

Can you differentiate between the Amish and the Hasidic Jew?

Do you know the single, shocking difference between the Redneck and the Appalachian? Can you successfully identify -- and avoid -- the Charismatic,...


Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You'll Ever Read

by Howard Mittelmark & Sandra Newman HarperCollins e-books (November 02, 2010)

Are you tired of bland, overly earnest reading guides that discuss the same old books? Read This Next by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittlemark is the answer. A smart, irreverent, honest, and truly hilarious guide...


The Heroine's Bookshelf

by Erin Blakemore HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

A testament to inspirational women throughout literature, Erin Blakemore’s exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors shows today’s women how to best tap into their inner strengths...


How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

by Stanley Fish HarperCollins e-books (January 25, 2011)

“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”

 —Roy Blount Jr.

 

“Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.”

Booklist...


The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems

by Robert Hass HarperCollins e-books (March 23, 2010)

“No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.”

Atlantic Monthly

 

The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials, Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The...


Time Bites: Views and Reviews

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (December 29, 2009)

In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century,...


Secrets of The Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code Sequel

by Daniel Burstein & Arne de Keijzer HarperCollins e-books (December 01, 2009)

“If anyone can divine the contents of The Lost Symbol, it’s Dan Burstein.”

 —New York magazine

With Secrets of the Lost Symbol, co-authors Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer delve into the real history,...


Inferno Decoded

by Michaël Haag Gallery Books (June 19, 2013)

An all-inclusive guide to key concepts and details about Dan Brown’s novel Inferno—featuring black-and-white illustrations.

Go deep into the provocative and always compelling world of Dan Brown’s novel,...


Great Books

by David Denby Simon & Schuster (June 18, 2013)

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical...


Short Stories by Jesus

by Amy-Jill Levine HarperOne (September 09, 2014)

The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching...


For the Love of Letters

by Samara O'Shea HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't...


The Italian American Reader

by Bill Tonelli HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

This anthology -- the first general-reader collection of writing by Italian American authors -- is part manifesto, part Sunday dinner. A gathering of voices old and new, some speak in the accents of another...


Modern American Memoirs: 1917-1992

by Annie Dillard HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In Modern American Memoirs, two very discerning writers and readers have selected samples from 35 of the finest memoirs written in this century, including contributions by such diverse writers as Margaret Mead,...


Under the Duvet

by Marian Keyes HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a...


A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Baillie Gifford Prize 2006

by James Shapiro HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

What accounts for Shakespeare’s transformation from talented poet and playwright to one of the greatest writers who ever lived? In this gripping account, James Shapiro sets out to answer this question, "succeed[ing]...