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The Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

by Earl Shorris

A conversation in a prison cell sparks an ambitious undertaking to attack the roots of long-term poverty.Seeking answers to the toughest questions about poverty in the United States, Earl Shorris had looked...


Latinos: A Biography of the People

by Earl Shorris

"Brilliant.... A loving and detailed celebration of a diverse, beautiful and often astounding people."-Laurence Gonzales, Chicago TribuneThey are sometimes called the people who died twice, once at the hands...


In the Yucatan: A Novel

by Earl Shorris

In this stark, unsettling novel, set in a Mexican prison, present-day events resonate with the ancient history and wisdom of the Maya. Graham Greene meets Carlos Castaneda.In the central Yucatan a group of Maya...


A Nation of Salesmen: The Tyranny of the Market and the Subversion of Culture

by Earl Shorris

If Adam is the archetype of man, and Eve of woman, then the serpent who sold the apple to Eve in the Garden of Eden was the first salesman: all culture and commerce flow from that act. In this groundbreaking...


The Life and Times of Mexico

by Earl Shorris

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2004. "A work of scope and profound insight into the divided soul of Mexico."--History TodayThe Life and Times of Mexico is a grand narrative driven by 3,000 years of history:...


Riches for the Poor: The Clemente Course in the Humanities

by Earl Shorris

"You've been cheated," Earl Shorris tells a classroom of poor people in New York City."Rich people learn the humanities; you didn't. . . . It is generally accepted in America that the liberal arts and humanities...


Under the Fifth Sun: A Novel of Pancho Villa

by Earl Shorris

This is a work of great scope, a powerful illumination of an enigmatic figure.Told from the point of view of an ancient shaman, this is the dark and mystical story of Mexico's greatest revolutionary general,...