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    • Aeschylus
      Aeschylus
      edited by David Grene & Richmond Lattimore.

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    • Euripides.
    • Sophocles
      Sophocles
      edited by David Grene & Richmond Lattimore.

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    • Arabic poems : a bilingual edition
    • Troubling borders : an anthology of art and literature by Southeast Asian women in the diaspora
      Troubling borders : an anthology of art and literature by Southeast Asian women in the diaspora
      edited by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Lan Duong, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen.
      "Pairing image and text, Troubling Borders showcases creative writing and visual artworks by sixty-one women of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, Thai, and Filipino ancestry. The collection features compelling storytelling that troubles the borders of categorization and reflects the multilayered experience of Southeast Asian women. The diverse voices featured here have been shaped by colonization, wars, globalization, and militarization. For some of these women on the margins of the margin, crafting and showing their work is a bold act in itself. Their provocative and accessible creations tell unique stories, provide a sharp contrast to familiar stereotypes-Southeast Asian women as exotic sex symbols, dragon ladies, prostitutes, and "bar girls"--And serve as entry points for broader discussions on questions of history, memory, and identity."--Publisher's website.
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    • Digital modernism : making it new in new media
      Digital modernism : making it new in new media
      Jessica Pressman.
      This text examines how and why some of the most innovative works of online electronic literature adapt and allude to literary modernism. Digital literature has been celebrated as a postmodern form that grows out of contemporary technologies, subjectivities, and aesthetics, but this book provides an alternative genealogy. Exemplary cases show electronic literature looking back to modernism for inspiration and source material through which to critique contemporary culture. In so doing, this literature renews and reframes, rather than rejects, a literary tradition that it also reconfigures to center around media. The author pairs modernist works by Pound, Joyce, and Bob Brown, with major digital works like William Poundstone's Project for the Tachistoscope, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota, and Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter. With each pairing, she demonstrates how the modernist movement of the 1920s and 1930s laid the groundwork for the innovations of electronic literature. This study situates contemporary digital literature in a literary genealogy in ways that rewrite literary history and reflect back on literature's past, modernism in particular, to illuminate the crucial role that media played in shaping the ambitions and practices of that period.
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    • Writing monsters : how to craft believably terrifying creatures to enhance your horror, fantasy, and science fiction
    • The complete guide to article writing : how to write successful articles for online and print markets
    • The author training manual : develop marketable ideas, craft books that sell, become the author publishers want, self-publish effectively
      The author training manual : develop marketable ideas, craft books that sell, become the author publishers want, self-publish effectively
      Nina Amir
      Anyone can publish a book, but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need this step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. Amir teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisitions editors and literary agents.
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    • Boccaccio : a critical guide to the complete works
      Boccaccio : a critical guide to the complete works
      edited by Victoria Kirkham, Michael Sherberg, and Janet Levarie Smarr.
      "Long celebrated as one of "the Three Crowns" of Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75) experimented widely with the forms of literature. His prolific and innovative writings--which range beyond the novella, from lyric to epic, from biography to mythography and geography, from pastoral and romance to invective--became powerful models for authors in Italy and across the Continent. This collection of essays presents Boccaccio's life and creative output in its encyclopedic diversity. Exploring a variety of genres, Latin as well as Italian, it provides short descriptions of all his works, situates them in his oeuvre, and features critical expositions of their most salient features and innovations. Designed for readers at all levels, it will appeal to scholars of literature, medieval and Renaissance studies, humanism and the classical tradition; as well as European historians, art historians, and students of material culture and the history of the book. Anchored by an introduction and chronology, this volume contains contributions by prominent Boccaccio scholars in the United States, as well as essays by contributors from France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The year 2013, Boccaccio's seven-hundredth birthday, will be an important one for the study of his work and will see an increase in academic interest in reassessing his legacy." -- Publisher's description.
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    • Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics
      Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics
      edited by Chris Duffy.
      A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists.
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    • Oscar Wilde in context
      Oscar Wilde in context
      edited by Kerry Powell and Peter Raby.

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    • The unofficial Middle-earth monsters' guide : hunt Hobbits, hoard treasure, and embrace your villainous nature
    • Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era
      Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era
      edited by Lean'tin L. Bracks, Jessie Carney Smith.

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    • The muse in Bronzeville : African American creative expression in Chicago, 1932-1950
    • That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America
      That dream shall have a name : native Americans rewriting America
      David L. Moore.
      "The founding idea of "America" has been based largely on the expected sweeping away of Native Americans to make room for EuroAmericans and their cultures. In this authoritative study, David L. Moore examines the works of five well-known Native American writers and their efforts, since the nation's early days, to redefine an "America" and "American identity" that includes Native Americans. That Dream Shall Have a Name focuses on the writing of Pequot Methodist minister William Apess in the 1830s; on Northern Paiute activist Sarah Winnemucca in the 1880s; on Salish/Me;tis novelist, historian, and activist D'Arcy McNickle in the 1930s; on Laguna poet and novelist Leslie Marmon Silko; and on Spokane poet, novelist, humorist, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie in the latter twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Moore studies these five writers' stories about the conflicted topics of sovereignty, community, identity, and authenticity--always tinged with irony and often with humor. He shows how Native Americans have tried from the beginning to shape an American narrative closer to its own ideals, one that does not include the death and destruction of their peoples. This compelling work offers keen insights into the relationships between Native and American identity and politics in a way that is both accessible to newcomers and compelling to those already familiar with these fields. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Modernist women poets : an anthology
      Modernist women poets : an anthology
      edited by Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp.
      "The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthology of poetry featuring the poems of Gertrude Stein, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Adelaide Crapsey, Angelina Weld Grimke, Anne Spencer, Mina Loy, Hazel Hall, Hilda Doolittle, Marianne Moore, Djuna Barnes, and Hildegarde Flanner. With an introduction from Hass and Ebenkamp, as well as detailed annotation through out to guide the reader, this wonderful collection of poems will bring together the great female writers of the modernist period as well as deconstruct the language and writing that surfaced during that period"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Harriet Beecher Stowe : a spiritual life
      Harriet Beecher Stowe : a spiritual life
      Nancy Koester.
      "Most writing about Stowe treats her as a literary figure and social reformer while downplaying her Christian faith. But Nancy Koester's biography highlights Stowe's faith as central to her life -- both her public fight against slavery and her own personal struggle through deep grief to find a gracious God. Having meticulously researched Stowe's own writings, both published and un-published, Koester traces Stowe's faith pilgrimage from evangelical Calvinism through spiritualism to Anglican spirituality in a flowing, compelling narrative." --from book description, Amazon.com.
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    • Ask me : 100 essential poems
      Ask me : 100 essential poems
      William Stafford
      "In our time there has been no poet who revived human hearts and spirits more convincingly than William Stafford." -Naomi Shihab NyeSome time when the river is ice ask memistakes I have made. Ask me whetherwhat I have done is my life. -from "Ask Me" In celebration of the poet's centennial, Ask Me collects one hundred of William Stafford's essential poems. As a conscientious objector during World War II, while assigned to Civilian Public Service camps Stafford began his daily writing practice, a lifelong early-morning ritual of witness. His poetry reveals the consequences of violence, the daily necessity of moral decisions, and the bounty of art. Selected and with a note by Kim Stafford, Ask Me presents the best from a profound and original American voice.
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    • Sympathy for the devil : four decades of friendship with Gore Vidal
      Sympathy for the devil : four decades of friendship with Gore Vidal
      Michael Mewshaw.
      "An intimate memoir of the author's long friendship with notoriously difficult author, Gore Vidal"--Provided by publisher.
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    • The blue Buick : new and selected poems
    • Publishing : a writer's memoir
      Publishing : a writer's memoir
      Gail Godwin
      "A personal story of a writer's hunger to be published, the pursuit of that goal, and then the long haul--for Gail Godwin, forty-five years of being a published writer and all that goes with it. A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1958, Godwin met with Knopf scouts who came to campus every spring in search of new talent. Though her five pages of Windy Peaks were turned down and the novel never completed, she would go on to publish two story collections and fourteen novels, three of which were National Book Award finalists, five of which were New York Times bestsellers"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Twenty poems that could save America : and other essays
      Twenty poems that could save America : and other essays
      Tony Hoagland.
      A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, the author of What Narcissism Means to Me. Twenty Poems That Could Save America presents insightful essays on the craft of poetry and a bold conversation about the role of poetry in contemporary culture. Essays on the "vertigo" effects of new poetry give way to appraisals of Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, and Dean Young. At the heart of this book is an honesty and curiosity about the ways poetry can influence America at both the private and public levels.
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    • The lords, and The new creatures : poems
      The lords, and The new creatures : poems
      Jim Morrison.
      Overview: Intense, erotic, and enigmatic, Jim Morrison's persona is as riveting now as the lead singer/composer "Lizard King" was during The Doors' peak in the late sixties. His fast life and mysterious death remain controversial more than twenty years later. The Lords and the New Creatures, Morrison's first published volume of poetry, is an uninhibited exploration of society's dark side-drugs, sex, fame, and death-captured in sensual, seething images. Here, Morrison gives a revealing glimpse at an era and at the man whose songs and savage performances have left their indelible impression on our culture. This is the rock musician's first published book of poetry, and with it comes all the public pronouncements that influenced an entire generation.
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    • The Apple family : scenes from life in the country
      The Apple family : scenes from life in the country
      Richard Nelson.
      "This critically acclaimed play cycle about loss, memory and remembrance follows the Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York, as they grapple with events both personal and political in their immediate present: the 2010 election (That Hopey Changey Thing), the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (Sweet and Sad), Obama's reelection (Sorry), and the fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination (Regular Singing). Delicately constructed and precisely observed, this quartet of plays-- each of which premiered at The Public Theater on the day it was set-- is a masterpiece of stage naturalism and a powerful reminder of the theater's unique capacity for civic dialogue and public communion"--Amazon.com.
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    • Collection of Christmas poetry.
    • Updike
      Updike
      Adam Begley.
      "Updike is Adam Begley's masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work.In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, who dedicated himself to the task of transcribing "middleness with all its grits, bumps and anonymities."Updike explores the stages of the writer's pilgrim's progress: his beloved home turf of Berks County, Pennsylvania; his escape to Harvard; his brief, busy working life as the golden boy at The New Yorker; his family years in suburban Ipswich, Massachusetts; his extensive travel abroad; and his retreat to another Massachusetts town, Beverly Farms, where he remained until his death in 2009. Drawing from in-depth research as well as interviews with the writer's colleagues, friends, and family, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life--including his enduring religious faith, his two marriages, and his first-hand experience of the "adulterous society" he was credited with exposing in the bestselling Couples.With a sharp critical sensibility that lends depth and originality to his analysis, Begley probes Updike's best-loved works--from Pigeon Feathers to The Witches of Eastwick to the Rabbit tetralogy--and reveals a surprising and deeply complex character fraught with contradictions: a kind man with a vicious wit, a gregarious charmer who was ruthlessly competitive, a private person compelled to spill his secrets on the printed page. Updike offers an admiring yet balanced look at this national treasure, a master whose writing continues to resonate like no one else's"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • I left my wings on a chair : poems
    • Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
      Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
      Cheryl Strayed.
      A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe, and built her back up again.
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    • The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world
      The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world
      George Prochnik.
      By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler's rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile - from London to Bath to New York City, then Ossining, Rio, and finally Petropolis - where, in 1942, in a cramped bungalow, he killed himself. The Impossible Exile tells the tragic story of Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall while it also depicts, with great acumen, the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the consuming struggle of those forced to forsake one for the other. It also reveals how Zweig embodied, through his work, thoughts, and behavior, the end of an era - the implosion of Europe as an ideal of Western civilization.
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