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African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927 - Joan R. Sherman, Phillis Wheatley Peters, Mary Weston Fordham, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Goerge Moses Horton, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Alberry AlstoRich selection of 74 poems ranging from the religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Other contributors include James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, many others. Indispensable for students of the black experience in America and any lover of fine poetry. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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On Becoming a Novelist - John Gardner, Raymond CarverOn Becoming a Novelist contains the wisdom accumulated during John Gardner's distinguished twenty-year career as a fiction writer and creative writing teacher. With elegance, humor, and sophistication, Gardner describes the life of a working novelist; warns what needs to be guarded against, both from within the writer and from without; and predicts what the writer can reasonably expect and what, in general, he or she cannot. "For a certain kind of person," Gardner writes, "nothing is more joyful or satisfying than the life of a novelist." But no other vocation, he is quick to add, is so fraught
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Sociology of Religion: A Reader - Susanne C. Monahan, William A. Mirola, Michael O. EmersonFor undergraduate/graduate courses in the Sociology of Religion in departments of Sociology; and for courses such as Religious Perspectives on Social Issues in departments of Theology. ""A reader that seeks to explore the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various elements of social life in the U.S.""" Sociology of Religion: A Reader," 2e is ideal as either a standalone reader or supplement to the text written by the same author team, "Why Religion Matters." Based on both classic and contemporary research in the sociology of religion, this reader highlights a variety of