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Critical Insights: Conspiracies

Recommended only for large literary criticism collections.

The Essential Clarence Major: Prose & Poetry

Recommended for all libraries with substantial collections of African American and contemporary American literature.

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Dante’s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy

Pulling together many threads of the Dante’s story, Raffa offers an engaging, informative, and original account of the material culture of the poet’s epic body of work. Highly recommended.
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Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature

A lighthearted read for all fans of French literature.

Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity

Emotions of sorrow, anger, and anxiety loom large in Khakpour’s inner and outer experiences in America, but the humor in her reflections keep this book immune from wallowing. A triumphant entry in the personal essay canon.
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One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us

A thought-provoking, albeit uneven, compilation with varied insights into grief, mourning, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Recommended where literary anthologies are popular.

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Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh in Paris

An interesting look at how two remarkable men, who came of age in Paris during the 1920s, developed a sympathy for the common man and a hatred of injustice. Recommended for general readers.

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My Life as a Villainess: Essays

Fans of Lippman’s novels (The Lady in the Lake) and her Twitter followers will gobble up this short collection and beg for more nonfiction from this gifted storyteller. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
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The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s

Doherty’s overall galvanizing look at a little-explored conjunction of critical feminist voices should incite provocative historical context to current-day discussions around the need for more support of women’s intellectual work.
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