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  • Contemporary African American Literatureby Lovalerie King; Shirley Moody-Turner

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American literary studies. Distinguished scholars Houston Baker, Trudier Harris, Darryl Dickson-Carr, and Maryemma Graham join... more...

  • Billy Ray's Farmby Larry Brown

    Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 14.95

    In his first work of nonfiction since the acclaimed On Fire , Brown aims for nothing short of ruthlessly capturing the truth of the world in which he has always lived. In the prologue to the book, he tells what it's like to be constantly compared with William Faulkner, a writer with whom he shares inspiration from the Mississippi land. The essays... more...

  • John Gardnerby Barry Silesky

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 18.50

    For a decade--from 1973 to 1982--John Gardner was one of America's most famous writers and certainly its most flamboyantly opinionated. His 1973 novel, The Sunlight Dialogues, was on the New York Times bestseller list for fourteen weeks. Once in the limelight, he picked public fights with his peers, John Barth, Joseph Heller, and Norman Mailer among... more...

  • Mr. Universeby Jim Grimsley

    Algonquin Books 1998; US$ 15.95

    George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright; Bryan Prize for Drama by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In this collection, critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley reveals his great gifts as a playwright in four powerful, award-winning plays presenting different worlds in collision and convergence. In "Mr. Universe," the rescue... more...

  • The Point, Issue 1by Jon Baskin; Jonny Thakkar; Etay Zwick

    Agate Publishing 2011; US$ 12.00

    The first issue of a Chicago-based, twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, which has been highly praised by writers and commentators from around the world. more...

  • The Point, Issue 5by Jon Baskin; Jonny Thakkar; Etay Zwick

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 12.00

    The latest issue of a Chicago-based, twice-yearly journal of essays on contemporary life and culture, which has been highly praised by writers and commentators from around the world. more...

  • Festival in Fire Seasonby Ellyn Bache

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 6.99

    Danger fills the air in a North Carolina beach town as wildfires from the surrounding woodlands move closer. In the midst of the growing crisis, the lives of three strangers touch and entwine - a school administrator who also works as a volunteer fire fighter, a feisty high school “Azalea Princess” in the Azalea Festival, and a beautiful... more...

  • A Cup of Comfort Stories for Sistersby Colleen Sell

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 2.99

    No one knows you as a woman quite like your sister does?no matter your differences, rivalries, or how far apart you may drift over time. You confide in each other, share your most intimate secrets, and depend on each other for support and guidance when everyone else in your lives disappoints you. The three stories in A Cup of Comfort for Sisters ... more...

  • Race Consciousnessby Judith Jackson Fossett

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    Bringing together an impressive range of new scholarship deeply informed both by the legacies of the past and current intellectual trends, Race Consciousness is a veritable Who's Who of the next generation of scholars of African-American studies. This collection of original essays, representing the latest work in African-American studies, covers such... more...

  • Heterosexual Plots and Lesbian Narrativesby Marilyn Farwell

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 27.00

    What is lesbian literature? Must it contain overtly lesbian characters, and portray them in a positive light? Must the author be overtly (or covertly) lesbian? Does there have to be a lesbian theme and must it be politically acceptable? Marilyn Farwell here examines the work of such writers as Adrienne Rich, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jeanette Winterson,... more...