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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


Little Stranger

by Lisa Olstein

At once familiar and utterly strange, Little Stranger renders the world in delicate and essential balance.


The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

by Brian Dolinar

An extraordinary document of African American life during the Depression


Who Is Mark Twain?

by Mark Twain

Who Is Mark Twain? is a collection of twenty six wickedly funny, thought-provoking essays by Samuel Langhorne Clemens—aka Mark Twain—none of which have ever been published before, and all of which are completely...


First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors

by Paul Mandelbaum

Most kid write stories. A few of them grow up to be successful authors. Before Stephen King created Carrie, he created Jhonathan, at age nine. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, there was Manuel Citarro,...


Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee

by James Tate

Pulitzer Prize winner James Tate's only collection of short fiction available for the first time in paperback.


Bluets

by Maggie Nelson

"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color."


Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace

by Nikki Brown, Alisha Knight & Brian M. Jack

Born in the 1880s in Jefferson, Texas, Lillian B. Jones Horace grew up in Fort Worth and dreamed of being a college-educated teacher, a goal she achieved. But life was hard for her and other blacks living and...


The Best American Crime Reporting 2009

by Jeffrey Toobin, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook

Thieves, liars, and killers—it's a criminal world out there, and someone has to write about it. A thrilling collection of the year's best reportage by the aces of the true-crime genre, The Best American Crime...


The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism

by S. T. Joshi

In The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism, S. T. Joshi has assembled for the first time Mencken’s dramatic works, comprising six one-act plays and the lengthy three-act play Heliogabalus....


Catching Light: Collected Poems of Joanna McClure

by Joanna Mcclure, Christopher Wagstaff & Michael McClure

Joanna McClure's poems reveal the story of a central woman writer of the San Francisco Beat generation counterculture. Married to Beat poet Michael McClure soon after she arrived in San Francisco in 1954, Joanna...