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  • Waldenby Henry David Thoreau

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    One of the most famous non-fiction American books, Walden by Henry David Thoreau is the history of Thoreau's visit to Ralph Waldo Emerson's woodland retreat near Walden Pond. Thoreau, stirred by the philosophy of the transcendentalists, used the sojourn as an experiment in self reliance and minimalism… "so as to "live deliberately,... more...

  • Filibuster to Delay a Kissby Courtney Queeney

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    Family was a whitewashed, / milk-toothed word / that couldn?t account for the mother / who wept and burnt / the roast if the floor was dirty? / or if it was Tuesday, or there were clouds. Written in an eloquent and searingly honest voice, these poems address the pain and pleasure of growing up. Courtney Queeney tells intense emotional truths in poetry... more...

  • Tender Buttonsby Gertrude Stein

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 4.99

    Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms from 1914 is a poetic exploration of words - clustered, juxtaposed, redefined and played off one another - to subterfuge their common meanings, which Stein felt had become watered down, and to re-infuse them with expressive force. more...

  • Helen of Troyby Andrew Lang

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Scottish writer Andrew Lang is best remember for his prolific collections of folk and fairy tales, but he was also an accomplished poet, literary critic, novelist and contributor in the field of anthropology. In Lang's Helen of Troy , a story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred.... more...

  • Slayer of Godsby Lynda S. Robinson

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    In the sixth novel of the celebrated series set during the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Armed with the certainty that Queen Nefertiti did not die of the plague but was murdered, Lord Meren is hot on the trail of her killer. His investigation leads him from the Egyptian countryside to the mysterious tombs of the dead, entangling him in a conspiracy... more...

  • Parables and Portraitsby Stephen Mitchell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A revised edition of the first book of poems by Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of Rilke's poetry, The Book of Job, and the Tao Te Ching. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. more...

  • New Yorkby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 48.00

    The city that never sleeps has played host to numerous modern classics. Arguably the heart of the American book business, New York has always been a hot spot for writers and literati. This book takes you on a tour of the city, examining it as it has appeared as a setting in various works of literature. Ages 15+. more...

  • Ocean Effectsby Brendan Galvin

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Sharply observed and metaphorically inventive, Ocean Effects is a worthy follow-up to Galvin's National Book Award finalist Habitat. It includes a new vein of Galvin's trademark richly observed lyric poems on the biota, landscapes, and weathers of coastal New England. Seascapes and the natural world bracket sequences spoken by personae as various... more...

  • One Bodyby Margaret Gibson

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    One Body is Margaret Gibson's most intimate collection of poems to date. Written as if to honor the injunction "Work to simplify the heart," the poems are direct, empathetic, and tender in their study of life and death. The thirteen poems of the opening sequence, as well as other poems throughout, look steadily at life and death until... more...

  • Becoming Cajun, Becoming Americanby Maria Hebert-Leiter

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    From antebellum times, Louisiana?s unique multipartite society included a legal and social space for intermediary racial groups such as Acadians, Creoles, and Creoles of Color. In Becoming Cajun, Becoming American, Maria Hebert-Leiter explores how American writers have portrayed Acadian culture over the past 150 years. Combining a study of Acadian... more...