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Political Fictions

by Joan Didion

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction...


The Best American Series: 20 Short Stories and Essays

by Best American Best American Series

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.  This special edition contains selections from the following editions:

The Best American Short...


Jack London The Dover Reader

by Jack London

Novelist, journalist, and social activist Jack London (1876–1916) rose from abject poverty to international fame as the bestselling, highest-paid, and most popular author of his era. London created a substantial...


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume T

by Thornton Wilder

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume O

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Universal Recognition

by Azure

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Universal Recognition kindles the wonderful creation of the world, a universal coexistence universally established with beautiful human beings. In light of human history, the author touches on the...


The Palace of Bones

Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

by Mary Ellen Miller, Morris Allen Grubbs & Silas House

Jim Wayne Miller (1936--1996) was a prolific writer, a revered teacher and scholar, and a pioneer in the field of Appalachian studies. During his thirty-three-year tenure at Western Kentucky University, he helped...


Faulkner and Film

by Peter Lurie & Ann J. Abadie

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the Nobel Laureate's work and cinema


Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California's Culture

by Fred Sanders & Jason S. Sexton

Californians Sanders and Sexton assemble leading voices and specialists both from within and without California for engagement with California's influential culture. Leading theologians and cultural critics...


The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume I: From the Origins Through the Civil War

by Bob Blaisdell

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...


The Best American Short Stories 2014

by Jennifer Egan & Heidi Pitlor

The best-selling and award-winning Jennifer Egan guest edits this year's The Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

by Daniel Handler & Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler and Lemony Snicket compile the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.


The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: From 1865 to 1922

by Bob Blaisdell

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...


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century

by Otto Penzler

An unparalleled treasury of American 19th century mystery fiction selected and introduced by Otto Penzler.


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Twenty-One Texas Short Stories

by William Peery

This is a splendid collection of stories about Texas by Texans-stories that appeared in leading magazines in the first half of the twentieth century. Authors in this volume: Dillon Anderson Barry Benefield Charles...


Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

by Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark & Chad Hammett

Sam Shepard is arguably America's finest working dramatist, as well as an accomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, he has written more than forty-five plays, including True...