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18TH CENTURY GERMAN PROSE

18TH CENTURY GERMAN PROSE

Author: HEINSE E
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Foreword by Dennis F. Mahoney

The German Library is a new series of the major works of German literature and thought from medieval times to the present. The volumes have forwards by internationally known writers and introductions by prominent scholars. Excerpts six texts (by La Roche, Forster, Wieland, Moritz, Heinse, and Braker) that show a cross-section of forms and themes that are representative as well as special examples of 18th-century German prose.

3 GERMAN CLASSIC

3 GERMAN CLASSIC

Author: STORM BU
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A PUBLIC SPACE ISSUE 10 CONTAINING SALVATORE SCIBONA

Author: SCIBONA, SALVATORE
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AN AMERICAN MOSAIC: PROSE AND POETRY BY EVERYDAY FOLK

AN AMERICAN MOSAIC: PROSE AND POETRY BY EVERYDAY FOLK

Author: WOLF, ROBERT
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From Walt Whitman's catalog of America to Thomas Hart Benton's American epics painted on walls across the country to Studs Terkel's documentaries, much artistic and literary labor has stemmed from the urge to figure out what makes this country tick. Any attempt at so large a canvas as this disparate country will be fragmented and incomplete, but like Benton's 1932 mural "American Today," American Mosaic is composed of pieces that taken together provide a vivid look at vanishing scenes of American life.
Here, Robert Wolf offers a collective autobiography of the American heartland written for the most part by everyday men and women without literary ambition. Focusing on the second half of the twentieth century, this collection of essays, short stories, poems, and memoirs--woven together with Wolf's introductory notes--is the culmination of nine years of Free River Press writing workshops conducted by Wolf for the purpose of documenting contemporary American life.
The volume includes work from homeless men and women from Tennessee, small farmers in rural Iowa, residents of Midwestern small towns, the Mississippi Delta, and river communities on the Mississippi. These first-person, eyewitness accounts offer glimpses of daily life: the farmers' struggles against large corporations; poetic meditations on life in the streets, on the road, and in prison; tall tales of river town saloons; and the social rituals of cooking, town hall and party phone lines across America's small towns. Among many narratives, American Mosaic gives us the ruminations of a homeless woman over a martini in El Gilbert's poem "Drunk," descriptions of hearty, communal meals during the July harvest in Clara Leppert's piece "Meals for Threshers," a picture of the goings-on in a West Helena, Arkansas juke joint with Chris Crawford's essay "Lucky Lacey," and the reminiscences of a former Mississippi River towboat captain in Jack Libby's "The Midnight Watch Change."
Together, these diverse stories comprise panels of a literary mural of America. American Mosaic is a compelling testament to regional and local American voices and folkways which are fast disappearing through the relentless push towards a global economy and culture.
BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2015

BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2015

Author: CAMEL, WEST
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For the past five years, this anthology has stirred reactions around the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Bringing new names and work of European writers to an international audience has shown the vitality of writing from Europe at a time when the number of translations has dramatically shrunk in the United States and England, thereby depriving readers of access to some of the best writing being done in the world today. As in past volumes, special attention is paid to writers from the smaller countries who are usually overlooked (Albania, the Ukraine, Belarus, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, and many others) in favor of the major languages. This tradition continues with the present volume. With a preface by the internationally known Enrique Vila-Matas, "Best European Fiction 2015" takes it place among the first five volumes in bringing important voices to the English-speaking world.

BETTER OF MCSWEENEYS 1

BETTER OF MCSWEENEYS 1

Author: EGGERS, DAVE
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This book collects some of the best stories from the first ten issues of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the literary journal that has become one of the country's most important and influential publications. McSweeney's began as a small collection of work rejected by other magazines, but it soon began to publish pieces primarily written for the journal, and to attract some of the finest writers in the country. Contributors to Best of McSweeney's, Volume One include Jonathan Lethem, Glen David Gold, A. M. Homes, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Amanda Davis, George Saunders, Paul Collins, and William Vollmann, as well as many talented newcomers. Stories included here have been selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories, and one was performed in a regional musical theater.
BURIED IN BOOKS: A Reader's Anthology

BURIED IN BOOKS: A Reader's Anthology

Author: RUGG, JULIE
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For bibliophiles, life is full of tricky problems: wondering whether a small trunk full of reading material can be taken on board as hand luggage; how to smuggle yet another guilty stash of tomes past the nearest and dearest. But as Julie Rugg shows in this anthology, bibliophiles are by no means new. For centuries bookish types have been delving in bibliophilia. Buried in Books is a compilation of more than 350 literary extracts, quotations, and bon mots arranged in 14 chapters that cover every aspect of bookish behavior: reading, buying, borrowing, recommending, hunting, even defacing. The selections range from short, pithy quotations to more extensive extracts, and they are taken from diaries, memoirs, novels, plays, and letters by authors from Samuel Pepys to Iain Sinclair, Laurence Sterne to Lucy Mangan. If you are an obsessive reader, stroke this book lovingly, listen as you riffle through the pages, and be proud: you are in good company.
DEAD OF WINTER FROM TIN HOUSE

DEAD OF WINTER FROM TIN HOUSE

Author: FERRIS J
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A beautifully designed periodical, "Tin House" features the best writers of today alongside a new generation of talent who are poised to become the most important voices of the future. This issue further cements the magazine s reputation as one of the country s leading literary journals. It features new fiction from Joshua Ferris, the author of the smash-hit novel "Then We Came to the End;" a tour de force essay on William Trevor by PEN/Hemingway winner Yiyun Li; and new poetry from Pulitzer Prize-finalist Bruce Smith. Also included are regular features like short stories, profiles, author interviews, poetry, essays, and "Tin House" favorites such as Lostand Found, reviews of overlooked or underrated books; and Blithe Spirits and Readable Feast, which present tales and recipes for drinks and food in a delightfully literary fashion."
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DOVER ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, VOLUME I: FROM THE ORIGINS THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR

Author: BLAISDELL, BOB
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"This is a fantastic compilation of some really important pieces of American Literature. If you are a college student or even a motivated high school student, you will definitely want this on your bookshelf. Most importantly though, if you are someone who just genuinely enjoys reading and would like to expand your repertoire to some of the best in American literature, this is the book for you!" -- Old Musty Books
Ranging from colonial times to the mid-19th century, this compact and inexpensive anthology offers a fascinating overview of early American literature. The authoritative texts are supplemented with informative introductory notes and suggestions for further reading.
Starting with Cherokee creation myths and Powhatan's moving speech, "Why Should You Destroy Us, Who Have Provided You with Food," the 18th-century selections include the writings of poets Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley; preacher Jonathan Edwards; statesmen Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, and others. From the early and mid-19th century come excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark; stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Louisa May Alcott; the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Walt Whitman; and essays, speeches, verse, and memoirs by other prominent Americans.

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DOVER ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, VOLUME II: FROM 1865 TO 1922

Author: BLAISDELL, BOB
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"Absolutely wonderful; a marvelous journey which meanders through some of the most formative literature, non-fiction, and poetry to come out of the United States." -- The Literary Sisters
At the end of the Civil War, another long and arduous struggle began as the nation attempted to reunite. Literature offered a path toward solidarity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of major American authors from the war's end to the dawn of the Jazz Age.
Featured works include those of Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and other poets. Mark Twain is prominently represented among the storytellers, along with Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Three short novels appear in their entirety: Daisy Miller by Henry James, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Speeches by Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt, memoirs by Booker T. Washington and Helen Keller, and many other selections recapture a vibrant era in American literature. Informative introductory notes supplement the authoritative texts.