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A Reader's Delight (USED)

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One of America's finest essayists writes about 40 literary masterpieces that have been wrongfully forgotten or were ignored in the first place.

A Treasury of Albert Schweitzer (USED)

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Best American Essays 1994 (USED)

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In a series praised every year for its eclectic character, this year's collection is one of the most eclectic ever. Featuring an astonishing range of essay topics and types, here are vibrant pieces by America's finest prose writers like John McPhee, Jamaica Kincaid, and Stanley Elkin. Guest edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine.
Best American Magazine Writing 2013 (USED)

Best American Magazine Writing 2013 (USED)

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Chosen by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the stories in this anthology include National Magazine Award-winning works of public interest, reporting, feature writing, and fiction. This year's selections include Pamela Colloff (Texas Monthly) on the agonizing, decades-long struggle by a convicted murderer to prove his innocence; Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker) on the emotional effort by an Iraq War veteran to make amends for the role he played in the deaths of innocent Iraqis; Chris Jones (Esquire) on Robert A. Caro's epic, ongoing investigation into the life and work of Lyndon Johnson; Charles C. Mann (Orion) on the odds of human beings' survival as a species; and Roger Angell (The New Yorker) on aging, dying, and loss. The former infantryman Brian Mockenhaupt (Byliner) describes modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability both to forge and challenge friendships; Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) reflects on the complex racial terrain traversed by Barack Obama; Frank Rich (New York) assesses Mitt Romney's ambiguous candidacy; and Dahlia Lithwick (Slate) looks at the current and future implications of an eventful year in Supreme Court history. The volume also includes an interview on the art of screenwriting with Terry Southern from The Paris Review and an award-winning short story by Stephen King published in Harper's magazine.
Books That Transport to Other Places

Books That Transport to Other Places

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A teacher of writing and literature for 35 years, Donna DeLeo Bruno has loved books and relished reading for as far back as she can remember. Since retirement, she shares her immense enjoyment and keen appreciation of books and writing styles, with presentations at libraries, book clubs, and women's groups.

Confessions of an Original Sinner (USED)

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This thought-provoking journey takes readers from the Hungary of the 1930s and the ravaged Budapest of World War II to Lukacs's discovery of the New World, his forays into the intellectual life of New York City, and finally his settling in Philadelphia.

Ghost letters (USED)

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Girls (USED)

Girls (USED)

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How do American girls see themselves and their lives today? What are their dreams? Jenny, Laura, and Martha McPhee take readers into the world of girls today, in this beautiful book of original photographs and life stories culled from the sisters' interviews with girls across America.
How to Read and Why (USED)

How to Read and Why (USED)

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Information is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found? is the crucial question with which renowned literary critic Harold Bloom begins this impassioned book on the pleasures and benefits of reading well. For more than forty years, Bloom has transformed college students into lifelong readers with his unrivaled love for literature. Now, at a time when faster and easier electronic media threatens to eclipse the practice of reading, Bloom draws on his experience as critic, teacher, and prolific reader to plumb the great books for their sustaining wisdom.
Shedding all polemic, Bloom addresses the solitary reader, who, he urges, should read for the purest of all reasons: to discover and augment the self. His ultimate faith in the restorative power of literature resonates on every page of this infinitely rewarding and important book.
Jack Kerouac and the Whiz Kids: Diverse Essays for Diverse Readers

Jack Kerouac and the Whiz Kids: Diverse Essays for Diverse Readers

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From Jack Kerouac and the Whiz Kids

Then Falcon tells Dulouz he shouldn't "'trust anybody else in this joint, I'm Vincent Malatesta and I may be an assassin on pay but I'm honest, my father was an honest cabinetmaker.'" If you have any problems, Falcon continues, "'come to me and tell me anything's on your mind anytime. And don't be afraid of me because of my black patch and my reputation.'"

Jack's Glee

Put simply, Kilmer was able to inhabit Morrison. Think back to what he writes early in his memoir about the many characters he portrayed in his movies: "I was and was not the character I played. The character went through me, and therefore was me, even as I went through the character and became him. Pieces of me and pieces of him merged."

More Than Pretending