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Collections of American literature

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Nice Peopleby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    This very special e-book will lift your spirits with inspiring stories of heroism, overcoming adversity, random acts of kindness, wise thoughts, and some really weird tales of people who benefitted from amazing luck. So put on your rose-colored glasses and curl up with these Uncle John?s gems—both old and new—that prove once and for all, the glass... more...

  • Gathering Evidenceby Caoilinn Hughes

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Combining precise attention to detail with linguistic virtuosity and a dry humor, promising young Irish poet Caoilinn Hughes traces the parallels between scientific exploration and poetic venturing in this strong debut collection. Several of the poems, which concern themselves with the language and processes of science, were award winners before being... more...

  • Barrios and Borderlandsby Denis Lynn Daly Heyck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This unique anthology highlights the diversity of Latino cultural expressions and points out the distinctive features of the three major Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban. It is organized around six central cultural issues: family, religion, community, the arts, (im)migration and exile, and cultural identity. Each chapter focuses... more...

  • Geflügelte Worte aus der Antikeby Klaus Bartels

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50

    Ein ?Heureka!? oder ?Erkenne dich selbst!?, ein ?Carpe diem!? oder ?Ceterum censeo?: jeder kennt diese gefl ügelten Worte ? aber wer weiss, woher sie stammen? Viele sind ihrem Nistplatz vollends entfl ogen: Caesars ?Alea iacta est? meinte durchaus nicht, dass da ein Würfel ?gefallen? ist; das ?Mens sana in corpore sano? galt nicht den Turnern, sondern... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literatureby Gene Andrew Jarrett

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present.  Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published... more...

  • That Dream Shall Have a Nameby David L. Moore

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 45.00

    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, beginning in the colonial period, to redefine an ?America? and ?American... more...

  • Mojo (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A slick and violent black comedy set in the Soho clubland of the 1950s. The hit debut play from the author of Jerusalem . In the seedy gangster underworld of the rock'n'roll scene, club owners fight for control of Johnny Silver, the latest young sensation. First premiered at the Royal Court in 1995, Mojo won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best... 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...

  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 3by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories. Featuring 82 contributors from the 35,905 contributions to the Tiny Stories collaboration on hitrecord.org more...