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The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition

Tony Barnstone

The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry: From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition by Tony BarnstoneUnmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations–many new and exclusive to the book–by an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs–ancient folk songs said to have been collected by Confucius himself–and Laozi's Dao De Jing to the vividly pictorial verse of Wang Wei, the romanticism of Li Po, the technical brilliance of Tu Fu, and all the way up to the twentieth-century poetry of Mao...

2014 / 10 / 30
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The Beggar, The Thief and the Dogs, Autumn Quail

Naguib Mahfouz

The Beggar, The Thief and the Dogs, Autumn Quail by Naguib MahfouzAnchor proudly presents a new omnibus volume of three novels--previously published separately by Anchor--by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Assembled here is a collection of Mahfouz's artful meditations on the vicissitudes of post-Revolution Egypt. Diverse in style and narrative technique, together they render a rich, nuanced, and universally resonant vision of modern life in the Middle East.

The Beggar is a complex tale of alienation and despair. In the aftermath of Nasser's revolution, a man sacrifices his work and family to a series of illicit love affairs. Released...

2016 / 6 / 3
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Country of Cold: Stories

Kevin Patterson

Country of Cold: Stories by Kevin PattersonSet in the beautiful, often uncompromising isolation of the central plains of North America, Kevin Patterson's haunting stories explore the extent to which geography is destiny. In "Les is More" an overweight bartender determines to break the monotony of his life by curling up in a steel barrel and going over the local waterfalls. In "The Perseid Shower" a son reflects on his father's passion for meteor showers and all he failed to understand about his father's galaxy. In "Boatbuilding," a lonely divorcee builds a vessel with which she hopes to leave behind one life and drop anchor in another....
2014 / 10 / 27
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The Mistress of Spices: A Novel

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Mistress of Spices: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniMagical, tantalizing, and sensual, The Mistress of Spices is the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now immortal Tilo--in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman--travels through time to Oakland, California, where she opens a shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers. An unexpected romance with a handsome stranger eventually forces her to choose between the supernatural life of an...
2014 / 10 / 28
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Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commi

Michael Ondaatje

Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commi by Michael OndaatjeAn Anchor Books Original

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.

Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader's delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, "being lovers of books, we've pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves,...

2014 / 10 / 29
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I Ask the Impossible: Poems

Ana Castillo

I Ask the Impossible: Poems by Ana CastilloAn Anchor Books Original

Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as ?una storyteller de primera,? and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as ?impossible to resist,? returns to her first love?poetry?to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent embrace of the sensual world.

With the poems in I Ask the Impossible, Castillo celebrates the strength that "is a woman?buried deep in [her] heart." Whether memorializing real-life heroines who have risked their lives for humanity, spinning a lighthearted tale for her young...

2014 / 10 / 30
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The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Richard D. Sylvester

The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse by Richard D. SylvesterThis comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted poems by John Skelton, Philip Sidney and others. The selections - which include such works as 'The Steele Glass'. Richard S. Sylvester examines the evolution of English poetry through the century, tracing the development of the early Tudor poets through the eloquence of Surrey.
2014 / 10 / 31
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The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories

Ben Marcus

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories by Ben Marcus"In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they are, how they think, the depth with which they feel, then these stories are, to me, premium material for that construction project. You could build a civilization with them." —Ben Marcus, from the Introduction

Award-winning author of Notable American Women Ben Marcus brings us this engaging and comprehensive...

2014 / 10 / 31
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The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together

Ty Burr

The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together by Ty BurrIf a child can watch Barney, can't that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn't they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women's weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)?

The answer is that they'll follow because they'll have learned that 'old' does not necessarily mean 'next channel, please.'

Here is an impassioned and eminently readable guide that introduces the delights of the golden age of movies. Ty Burr has come up with a winning prescription for children brought up on Hollywood junk food.

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2008 / 12 / 11
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The Actor's Art and Craft

William Esper

The Actor's Art and Craft by William EsperWilliam Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.

Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student...

2008 / 12 / 13
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The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy

Stewart O'Nan

The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy by Stewart O'NanThe acclaimed author of A Prayer for the Dying brings all his narrative gifts to bear on this gripping account of tragedy and heroism - the great Hartford circus fire of 1944.

Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus's big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, O'Nan skillfully re-creates the horrific events and illuminates the psychological oddities of human...

2008 / 12 / 13
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From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

Jacqueline L. Tobin

From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. TobinFrom Midnight to Dawn presents compelling portraits of the men and women who established the Underground Railroad and traveled it to find new lives in Canada. Evoking the turmoil and controversies of the time, Tobin illuminates the historic events that forever connected American and Canadian history by giving us the true stories behind well-known figures such as Harriet Tubman and John Brown. She also profiles lesser-known but equally heroic figures such as Mary Ann Shadd, who became the first black female newspaper editor in North America, and Osborne Perry Anderson, the only black survivor...
2008 / 12 / 13
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I Saw Ramallah

Mourid Barghouti

I Saw Ramallah by Mourid BarghoutiWinner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament.

Barred from his homeland after 1967's Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile - shuttling among the world's cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable...

2008 / 12 / 13
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A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII

Sarah Helm

A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII by Sarah HelmFrom an award-winning journalist comes this real-life cloak-and-dagger tale of Vera Atkins, one of Britain's premiere secret agents during World War II.

As the head of the French Section of the British Special Operations Executive, Vera Atkins recruited, trained, and mentored special operatives whose job was to organize and arm the resistance in Nazi-occupied France. After the war, Atkins courageously committed herself to a dangerous search for twelve of her most cherished women spies who had gone missing in action. Drawing on previously unavailable sources, Sarah Helm chronicles Atkins's extraordinary...

2008 / 12 / 13
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

Antonia Fraser

Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia FraserLouis XIV, the highly-feted 'Sun King', was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere. Indeed, a panoply of women - his wife Anne; mistresses such as Louise de la Vallière, Athénaïs de Montespan, and the puritanical Madame de Maintenon; and an array of courtesans - moved in and out of the court. The highly visible presence of these women raises many questions about their position in both Louis XIV's life and...
2008 / 12 / 13
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Jane Smiley

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane SmileyPulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel—and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them—in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style—exuberant, candid, opinionated. Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft. And she offers priceless advice to aspiring authors. As she works her way through one hundred...

2009 / 1 / 8
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Foxfire 12

Foxfire-Fund-Inc.

Foxfire 12 by Foxfire-Fund-Inc.For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution.

Foxfire 12 is the latest volume, the first in more than five years. Here are reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here...

2009 / 3 / 27
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Feather in the Storm

Emily Wu

Feather in the Storm by Emily WuEmily WuÂ's account of her childhood under Mao opens on her third birthday, as she meets her father for the first time in a concentration camp. A well-known academic, her father had been designated an Â"ultra-rightistÂ" and class enemy. As a result, WuÂ's family would be torn apart and subjected to unending humiliation and abuse. Wu recounts this hidden holocaust in which millions of children and their families died. Feather in the Storm is an unforgettable story of the courage of one child in a quicksand world of endless ter
2009 / 3 / 28
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My Father Was a Toltec

Ana Castillo

My Father Was a Toltec by Ana CastilloMixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the countryÂ's most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise collection of poems that established and secured Castillo's place in the popular canon. It is included here in its entirety along with the best of her early poems. Ana CastilloÂ's poetry speaks—in English and Spanish—to every reader who has felt the pangs of exile, the uninterrupted...
2009 / 3 / 28
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How to Make Black America Better

Tavis Smiley

How to Make Black America Better by Tavis SmileyOne of America's most celebrated and respected commentators, BET talk-show host Tavis Smiley brings together the voices of countless widely admired African Americans in a rich, provocative, and solutions-oriented exploration of the challenges facing Black America. How to Make Black America Better opens with Tavis Smiley's twelve "challenges" to the African American community. Among the issues that Smiley addresses are getting Black Americans to "think Black first," insisting that Black Americans-including those in entertainment and the media-consider the consequences of their actions with regard...
2009 / 4 / 27
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