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  • Ingratitudeby erin Khuê Khuê Ninh

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    Anger and bitterness tend to pervade narratives written by second generation Asian American daughters, despite their largely unremarkable upbringings. In Ingratitude , erin Khuê Ninh explores this apparent paradox, locating in the origins of these women’s maddeningly immaterial suffering not only racial hegemonies but also the structure of... more...

  • Demands of the Deadby Katy Ryan

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    The first work to combine literary criticism with other forms of death penalty–abolitionist writing, Demands of the Dead demonstrates the active importance of literature and literary criticism to the struggle for greater justice in the United States. Gathering personal essays, scholarly articles, and creative writings on the death penalty... more...

  • What Book!?by Gary Gach; Peter Coyote

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    What Book!? is a lively anthology of modern mindful poetry, featuring 330 selections from 125 contributors. Also included are "mind-writing exercises" by Allen Ginsberg and a meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh. Themes include love, nature, pacifism and violence, the avant-garde, family, silence, and song. The contents include original work and translations;... more...

  • OH, WILD WEST!by Culture Clash

    Theatre Communications Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    The history of California, according to Culture Clash. more...

  • The Sovereignty of Quietby Kevin Everod Quashie

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    African American culture is often considered expressive, dramatic, and even defiant, and this matrix has dominated our understanding of black communities and texts. In The Sovereignty of Quiet , Kevin Quashie explores how a different kind of expressiveness, from protests to readings to landmark texts, as represented in the idea of quiet could change... more...

  • Plays from New River 2by M.Z. Ribalow

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    This is the second volume of Plays from New River, showcasing a place where gifted writers of plays and screenplays are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. These three very different plays are among the results. Mark Eisman's Feasting on Cardigans explores with whimsical humor a pair of dedicated exterminators and the emotional... more...

  • Blurring the Boundariesby B.J. Hollars

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 30.00

    Contemporary discussions on nonfiction are often riddled with questions about the boundaries between truth and memory, honesty and artifice, facts and lies.  Just how much truth is in nonfiction?  How much is a lie? Blurring the Boundaries sets out to answer such questions while simultaneously exploring the limits of the form. This collection... more...

  • Red Hollerby John Branscum; Wayne Thomas

    Sarabande Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    Anthology of contemporary Appalachian literature travels through housing projects, forest-stripped ravines, and trailer high-rises, exploring Appalachia's vibrant migrant tradition. more...

  • Igniting Wonderby Children?s Theatre Company; Peter Brosius; Elissa Adams; Amy Susman-Stillman

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 48.00

    Fueled by ongoing research into developmental psychology and theatre arts, the Children?s Theatre Company of Minneapolis presents in this book four of its newly commissioned plays for preschoolers. These four distinct plays all help young children to develop a moral compass and critical-thinking skills?while also showing them the power of the theatre... more...

  • The Will of a Peopleby Richard W Leeman; Bernard K Duffy

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 49.95

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Drawing upon nearly two hundred years of recorded African American oratory, The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology... more...