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Dante

While not for beginners, Took’s biography is deeply enriching for those who have some grounding in Dante, for whom this is an essential resource.

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future

Chock-full of approachable and engaging critical analyses, this work will pique the curiosity of both Shakespeareans and anyone interested in American culture.

Best Arts Books 2019

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James Baldwin: Living in Fire

A clear, incisive writer, Mullen succeeds with providing a fresh perspective on an author he so obviously admires. Recommended for readers seeking a broader understanding of the opinions of one of the great writers of the 20th century.
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Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings

High school and college students will find excellent examples of how to study the geographical components of literature, while book clubs will discover fresh approaches to old and new classics.
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Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now: Essays

The strong writing, creative genre use, and authentic voice add up to some high-impact essays.
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Little Weirds

This volume mixes the oddball self-examination of Jenny Lawson with moments of poetic insight. Recommended for lovers of fizzy memoirs.

Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop

This definitive account of Bishop’s contributions to American letters will attract both casual readers of her poetry as well as academics with more specialized knowledge of her work.

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Essays One: Reading and Writing

Those familiar with Davis’s work, and even new readers, will find much to ponder—even love
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