Leaves of Grass
This pocket-size, volume offers an innovative take on a beloved masterpiece. "Leaves of Grass" remains an enduring touchstone for writers and anyone who wants to get in touch with their own creativity. This pocket-size, volume offers an innovative take on a beloved American masterpiece: the first (1855) edition of "Leaves of Grass", which consisted of an introduction by Whitman and merely twelve untitled poems. Though it has now passed its 155th anniversary, Walt Whitman's powerful poetry continues to inspire with its rich language, all-embracing populism, and boundless spirit. "Leaves of Grass" remains an enduring touchstone for writers everywhere and for anyone who wants to get in touch with his or her own creative spirit. In addition to the text, this compact volume features highlighted passages, an introduction that relates the poems to today's perspective and reflective writing exercises (with lined pages to write on).
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
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For the centennial of Farrell's birth, here is a collector's edition of his classic Studs Lonigan trilogy. An unparalleled example of American naturalism, the trilogy follows the hopes and dissipations of its remarkable main character--a would-be tough guy and archetypal adolescent.
'It was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me’
A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor – these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip’s life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens’s haunting late novel depicts Pip’s education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.
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