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The Roy Stories

by Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford has been writing gritty, American tales for the past forty years. His novels, stories, poetry, and films have helped shape the American neo-noir genre. The New York Times Book Review says that...


Minority Report

by H.L. Mencken

In the fall of 1948 H. L. Mencken, then at the top of his unmatchable form (he had spoken at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia only a little while before), suffered a stroke. He...


Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present

by David C. Ward & Frank H. Goodyear Iii

Lines in Long Array demonstrates the enduring impact of the Civil War on American culture by presenting poems and photographs from both the past and present, including 12 wholly new poems by contemporary poets...


Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing

by Terry Castle

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings

by Alexandra Urakova

Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe's work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. The essays offer fresh perspectives Poe's debt...


The American Idea of England, 1776-1840: Transatlantic Writing

by Jennifer Clark

Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity...


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

by Kiese Laymon

Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American social and cultural commentary. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of...


Visiting Hours at the Color Line: Poems

by Ed Pavlic & Dan Beachy-Quick

Often the most recognized, even brutal, events in American history are assigned a bifurcated public narrative. We divide historical and cultural life into two camps, often segregated by a politicized, racially...


Behind the Curtain: Selected Fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853-1860

by Wayne R. Kime

Behind the Curtain re-introduces the fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien to modern readers by presenting fourteen of his works, five here reprinted for the first time, that together suggest the development and range...


A Year in Thoreau's Journal: 1851

by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's journal of 1851 reveals profound ideas and observations in the making, including wonderful writing on the natural history of Concord.


The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings

by Martin Luther Jr King & Clayborne Carson

A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most...


Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s

by John Hughes

Invisible Now describes Bob Dylan's transformative inspiration as artist and cultural figure in the 1960s. John Hughes combines close discussions of Dylan's mercurial art with related discussions of his humour,...


Conversations with Andre Dubus

by Olivia Carr Edenfield

Over three decades, celebrated fiction writer Andre Dubus (1936-1999) published seven collections of short stories, two collections of essays, two collections of previously published stories, two novels, and...


American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings

by Zitkala-Sa

Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting influences of American Indian and white culture throughout her life. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was educated at boarding schools that enforced assimilation and...


Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches

by Mark Twain

These short fiction and prose pieces display the variety of Twain's imaginative invention, his diverse talents, and his extraordinary emotional range. Twain was a master of virtually every prose genre; in fables...


The Portable Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete...


Driving Home: An American Journey

by Jonathan Raban

For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and,...


The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt

by Charles W. Chesnutt

Collections from two of our most influential African American writers?under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt?an incisive storyteller...


The Guy Davenport Reader

by Guy Davenport & Eric Reece

“The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle...


Alight

by Fady Joudah

Joudah, an ER physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders, is a master storyteller who refuses to dramatize or withhold