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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 8.41
Scott O?Dell won the Newbery Medal in 1961 for his unforgettable novel Island of the Blue Dolphins , based on the true story of a Nicoleņo Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. His quietly gripping tale of Karana?s survival, strength, and courage?and vivid... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 7.85
Molly and Michael aren't very happy about moving with their mother and her new husband into a converted church?and they particularly dislike their younger stepsister, Heather. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 13.00
Three satiric plays by Oscar-winning screenwriter Ethan Coen Raising Arizona, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading ?the Coen brothers? ?lms are some of the most critically acclaimed and iconic of our time. Now, one half of the duo, Ethan Coen, adds playwriting to his eclectic bio. In these three short plays that ran to sold-out audiences... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
The Signifying Monkey is the first book of literary criticism to trace the roots of contemporary Black literature to Afro-American folklore and to the traditions of African languages, demonstrating how a heroic and popular character called the Signifying Monkey emerged from a sacred African system of divination and came to pervade Afro-American culture.... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
This definitive collection showcases thirty years of work by one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century, bringing together verse that originally appeared in eight acclaimed books of poetry ranging from Hello: A Journal (1978) to Life & Death (1998) and If I were writing this (2003). Robert Creeley, who was involved with... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08
Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 15.99
Rajiv Joseph is one of today?s most acclaimed young playwrights. The winner of numerous awards, including an NEA Award for Best Play and a Whiting Writers Award, he is an artist to watch. This volume gathers together for the first time his three major works to date. Included herein are his latest play, Gruesome Playground Injuries , which... more...
- Tachyon Publications 2010; US$ 9.99
Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year... more...