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- Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.00
Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Like Kafka's The Castle , Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude," an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.95
A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kante, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...
- Hodder Education 2011; US$ 14.38
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- Open Road Media 2010; US$ 9.99
In this intellectually challenging collection of literary criticism, Rebecca West undertakes the question of art?s value, examining the works of her contemporaries and their places in history ?The Strange Necessity,? one of the twelve essays collected here and first published in 1928, anchors West?s quest to understand why art matters and how... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 11.27
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Voted the most life changing book by a female author. A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem... more...
- Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.50
This 350-year-old story tells about the adventures that a devout Christian might meet in trying to save the soul by setting out on a pilgrimage to heaven. The central character encounters such temptations in meeting Mr. Talkative, Lord Hate-good, Miss Much-afraid, and others. A sermon giver and writer, Bunyan can keep the attention of most any reader... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. Where I Was From , in Didion?s words, ?represents an exploration into my own confusions about the place and the way in which I grew up, confusions as much about America as about California, misapprehensions and misunderstandings so much a... more...