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The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine
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ean: 9780520218635, isbn: 0520218639,
Reminiscent of Chekhov's stories, The Blood of Strangers is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room. In this collection of spare and elegant stories, Dr. Frank Huyler reveals a side of medic...
Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
ean: 9780520214248, isbn: 0520214242,
In this classic tale, Richard Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce th...
The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser
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ean: 9780520258259, isbn: 0520258258,
Robin Blaser, one of the key North American poets of the postwar period, emerged from the "Berkeley Renaissance" of the 1940s and 1950s as a central figure in that burgeoning literary scene. The Holy Forest, now spanning five decades, is Blaser's hig...
Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems
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ean: 9780520273030, isbn: 0520273036,
Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He ha...
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ean: 9780520218789, isbn: 0520218787,
In 1988 Patrick Modiano stumbles across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir: Missing, a young girl, Dora Bruder, age 15, height 1 m 55, oval-shaped face, gray-brown eyes, gray sports jacket, maroon pullove...
Sleeping with the Dictionary (New California Poetry)
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ean: 9780520231436, isbn: 0520231430,
Harryette Mullen's fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with two of the poet's most seductive writing partners, Roget's Thesaurus and The American Heritage Dictionary. In her ménage...
The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green
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mpn: 42025176, ean: 9780520281417, isbn: 0520281411,
One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translato...
Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda (Latin American Literature and Culture)
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ean: 9780520269989, isbn: 0520269985,
The atom, a tuna, laziness, love―the everyday elements and essences of human experience glow in the translucent language of Neruda's odes. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) wrote three books of odes during his lifetime. Odas elementales was pub...
In the Clutches of the Law: Clarence Darrow's Letters
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ean: 9780520265585, isbn: 0520265580,
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This volume presents a selection of 500 letters by Clarence Darrow, the pre-eminent courtroom lawyer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Randall Tietjen selected these letters from over 2,200 letters in archives around the country, as...
The Music of Tragedy: Performance and Imagination in Euripidean Theater
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ean: 9780520295902, isbn: 0520295900,
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The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Naomi Weiss demonstrates that Euripides’ allusions to music-making ...
Emerson: The Mind on Fire
ean: 9780520088085, isbn: 0520088085,
Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature. The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his d...
The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition
ean: 9780520245525, isbn: 0520245520,
This first translation of the complete poetry of Peruvian César Vallejo (1892-1938) makes available to English speakers one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century world poetry. Handsomely presented in facing-page Spanish and English, this...
Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy
ean: 9780520233812, isbn: 0520233816,
This study transforms our understanding of Roman love elegy, an important and complex corpus of poetry that flourished in the late first century b.c.e. Sharon L. James reads key poems by Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid for the first time from the pers...
In Search of God the Mother: The Cult of Anatolian Cybele
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ean: 9780520210240, isbn: 0520210247,
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This book examines one of the most intriguing figures in the religious life of the ancient Mediterranean world, the Phrygian Mother Goddess, known to the Greeks and Romans as Cybele or Magna Mater, the Great Mother. Her cult was particularly prominen...
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