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Circle Mirror Transformation - Acting Edition (Acting Edition for Theater Productions)
$8.71
ISBN
9780822224457
By
Baker, Annie
Publisher
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108492
Location
F
Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play
$8.05
Description
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action -- where closing a sale can mean a brand new cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all. This masterpiece of American drama is now a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.
ISBN
9780802130914
By
Mamet, David
Publisher
Grove Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108486
Location
F
Cora Fry: [Poetry]
$11.21
ISBN
9780393044553
By
Brown, Rosellen
Publisher
W W Norton & Co Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107602
Location
F
New and Selected Poems: 1942?1997
$10.02
Description
John Tagliabue is one of the most highly praised and prolific American poets writing today. Born in Cantu (Como), Italy, in 1923, he has been a Fulbright professor in Pisa, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Jakarta, and is Professor Emeritus of English at Bates College. This book represents the first substantial collection of his work and it should win for him the recognition he has long deserved. It includes selections from his books -- Poems (1959). A Japanese Journal (1966). The Buddha Uproar (1970), The Doorless Door (1970), and The Great Day (1984) -- and some of the more than 1500 poems he has published in over 100 magazines.

"Tagliabue writes out of a deeply sacramental sense of nature and history ... It comes to this reader, poem by poem, as a Franciscan act of poetry and praise". -- Amy Clampitt

"His poems seem to appear in the world as naturally as wildflowers". -- Denise Levertov

"Like a thread of sanity in the general murk, a constant music". -- Hayden Carruth

ISBN
9780943373454
By
Tagliabue, John
Publisher
National Poetry Foundation
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107193
Location
B
The Portable Beat Reader (Penguin Classics)
$5.69
Description
Beginning in the late 1940's, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." Beat as in poverty and beatitude, ecstasy and exile. Beat was Jack Kerouac touring the American road in prose as fast and reckless as a V-8 Chevy. It was the junk-sick surrealism of William Burroughs; the wild, Whitmanesque poetry of Allen Ginsberg; and the lumberjack Zen of Gary Snyder.

The Portable Beat Reader collects the most significant writing of these and fellow members (and spiritual descendants) of the Beat Generation, including Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Bob Dylan, Leroi Jones, and Michael McClure. In poetry, fiction, essays, song lyrics, letters, and memoirs, it captures the triumphant rudeness, energy, and exhilaration of a movement that swept through American letters with hurricane force.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

ISBN
9780142437537
By
Various
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103502
Location
D
American Voices: Five Contemporary Playwrights in Essays and Interviews
$15.17
ISBN
9780899502830
By
Harriott, Esther
Publisher
McFarland Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745810
Location
C
No Moon
$10.38
Description
No Moon is a book of poems about the powers and misadventures of memory, about chancy intimacies and unquiet departures parceled out as time, loss, death - an almanac of forces that mystify and transform our everyday lives. The landscapes of the poems - now borrowed from the poet's childhood in suburbia, now glimpsed from a train passing out of Kalamazoo, now drawn from a traveler's memories of the moors and cow pastures of Cornwall - evince the homelessness of a people to whom we all belong, a people at the mercy of things they cannot see; the stars are hidden by fog, the night is moonless, and the houses drift at the edge of the dark. What is it, then, we are steering by, the poet asks of the street outside her window: "Once the last remembered house blinks out / it's all dead reckoning, / whimsy or currents, wind, a lazy minute hand / as I think my way past any hope of sleep." These poems offer heartfelt and intelligent talk to the reader as intimate, pursuing thought, spanning the distances between star magnitudes and the bland topography of suburban lawns. Eimers celebrates vanishings - the brief illuminations of fireworks, phone calls, language, friends. The elegiac cast of her poetry remains hopeful somehow, awake to the ripples the absent create in the present, gone friends in the living, and quiet streets in the endless stories we tell each other.
ISBN
9781557530998
By
Eimers, Nancy
Publisher
Purdue University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709918
Location
B
The David Foster Wallace Reader
$10.07
Description
Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like "The Depressed Person."

Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Collected for the first time are Wallace's first published story, "The View from Planet Trillaphon as Seen In Relation to the Bad Thing" and a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students.

A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces, expanding our appreciation of the unique pleasures of Wallace's writing. The result is an astonishing volume that shows the breadth and range of "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) whose work was full of humor, insight, and beauty.

ISBN
9780316182393
By
Wallace, David Foster
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745823
Location
C
Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud
$6.79
Description
Essential Pleasures gives a fresh setting to traditional favorites, including poems by William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, placed among contemporary poems by John Ashbery, Louise Glu ck, Yusef Komunyakaa, and many others. This is an inviting and distinguished collection and an essential book for every home. "
ISBN
9780393066081
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742510
Location
D
Super Natural
$11.26
Description
Poetry. Tracey McTague's SUPER NATURAL delves into language via myth and oracle vacillating between cutting swerves in the line to historical layers that create a palimpsest of newness and mystery in the poems. This first collection exquisitely reflects the meditations on how language both sustains and protects those who seek to wrestle with and stare eye to eye into its offerings.

"A hornbook for the fledgling seer. A trickster's bible. Mystic, domestic, ritualistic, caustic. Tracey McTague's book invokes the spaces between the worlds with poems that demand to be read aloud, incantations against or for those liminal places where spirits flap free. With sensual vulgarity and profane beauty, her poems draw close to the divine, stripping language down to its glowing bones. I know this place; it stalks me. And I believe in these poems." Lauren Ireland"
ISBN
9780988725706
By
McTague, Tracey
Publisher
Trembling Pillow Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641308
Location
C
Reading the Mountains of Home
$5.05
Description

Small farms once occupied the heights that John Elder calls home, but now only a few cellar holes and tumbled stone walls remain among the dense stands of maple, beech, and hemlocks on these Vermont hills. Reading the Mountains of Homeis a journey into these verdant reaches where in the last century humans tried their hand and where bear and moose now find shelter. As John Elder is our guide, so Robert Frost is Elder's companion, his great poem "Directive" seeing us through a landscape in which nature and literature, loss and recovery, are inextricably joined.

Over the course of a year, Elder takes us on his hikes through the forested uplands between South Mountain and North Mountain, reflecting on the forces of nature, from the descent of the glaciers to the rush of the New Haven River, that shaped a plateau for his village of Bristol; and on the human will that denuded and farmed and abandoned the mountains so many years ago. His forays wind through the flinty relics of nineteenth-century homesteads and Abenaki settlements, leading to meditations on both human failure and the possibility for deeper communion with the land and others.

An exploration of the body and soul of a place, an interpretive map of its natural and literary life, Reading the Mountains of Home strikes a moving balance between the pressures of civilization and the attraction of wilderness. It is a beautiful work of nature writing in which human nature finds its place, where the reader is invited to follow the last line of Frost's "Directive," to "Drink and be whole again beyond confusion."

ISBN
9780674748897
By
Elder, John C
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
642225
Location
C
Beginning with O (Yale Series of Younger Poets)
$4.82
ISBN
9780300021110
By
Broumas, Olga
Publisher
Yale University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107069
Location
B