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  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Nowby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    Wisdom from a remarkable woman of many talents--a writer who captured America's heart on Inauguration Day. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Critical Writingsby Filippo Tommaso Marinetti; GŁnter Berghaus; Doug Thompson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.79

    The Futurist movement was founded and promoted by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, beginning in 1909 with the First Futurist Manifesto, in which he inveighed against the complacency of "cultural necrophiliacs" and sought to annihilate the values of the past, writing that "there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense... more...

  • The Confessionsby Saint Augustine; Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 4.99

    In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art.Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation... more...

  • Julius Caesarby Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand; Rob Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...

  • Othelloby Jane Coles; Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...

  • Letter Writing and Language Changeby Anita Auer; Daniel Schreier; Richard J. Watts

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book draws on a range of informal letter corpora and outlines the historical sociolinguistic value of letter analysis. more...

  • The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnsonby James Weldon Johnson; Rudolph Byrd; Charles Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.? ?Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold a diplomatic post as... more...

  • Creative Unityby Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99

    Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...

  • Smothered in Hugsby Dennis Cooper

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    ?In another country or another era, Dennis Cooper?s books would be circulated in secret, explosive samizdat editions that friends and fans would pass around and savor like forbidden absinthe.? ? New York Times Book Review ?His work belongs to that of Poe, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, and Georges Bataille, other writers who argued with... more...

  • Essaysby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...