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  • Emily Dickinson by Mordecai Marcus

    Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's... more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare; Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2006; US$ 8.99

    "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me." Now you can appreciate Julius Caesar in plain English. Political intrigue. Ambition. Envy. Conspiracy. Hypocrisy. Betrayal. Assassination. Pride. Suicide. The Ides of March. The tides of war. Julius Caesar makes today's political scene seem boring! If the original text seems Greek (or geek) to you, now... more...

  • The $60,000 Dogby Lauren Slater

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer   From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a ?Private Way? full of the wondrous and creepy creatures of the wild?spiders, deer, moles, chipmunks, and... more...

  • The '98 Readerby Padraic O' Farrell

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 4.36

    Seventeen ninety-eight saw French and American revolutionary ideals converge with popular rebellion in Ireland. The rebellion ended in bloody failure, but 1798 was kept alive in folk memory by a nascent literature added to by succeeding generations of nationalists and cultural revivalists. This wide-ranging gathering of prose, poetry and song... more...

  • (Not that You Asked)by Steve Almond

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    (Not that You Asked) , he squares off against Sean Hannity on national TV, nearly gets arrested for stealing ?Sta-Hard? gel from his local pharmacy, and winds up in Boston, where he quickly enrages the entire population of the Red Sox Nation. Almond is, as they say in Yiddish, a tummler. Almond on personal grooming: ?Why, exactly, did I feel it... more...

  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Writeby Sarah Ruhl

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America?s best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume?s uniqueness: ?On lice,? ?On sleeping in the theater,? ?On... more...

  • 12th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Compilationby Writer's Digest Editors

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 10.00

    Writer?s Digest Short Short Story Competition This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 12th Annual Writer?s Digest Short Short Story competition, including the First-Place winner, ?The Callers? by Nicole Lesperance. more...

  • 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collectionby Writer's Digest Editors

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 10.00

    Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition, including the First-Place winner, "EXCAVATION" by MARIE BACIGALUPO . more...

  • 1914-Goodbye to All Thatby Lavinia Greenlaw; Ali Smith; Ales Steger; Jeanette Winterson; Elif Shafak; NoViolet Bulawayo; Colm Toibin; Xiaolu Guo; Erwin Mortier; Kamila Shamsie; Daniel Kehlmann

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world. In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England"... more...

  • 28 Artists & 2 Saintsby Joan Acocella

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the classic memoir, Survival... more...