Jay-Z: Made in America

Jay-Z: Made in AmericaJay Z Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove But as a rapper, he s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an art

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The Body Papers

The Body PapersWinner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan s memoir The Body Papers bravely explores her experiences with sexual abuse, depression, cancer, and life as a Filipino immigrant, supplemented with government documents, medical records, and family photos.Born in the Philip

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The Weird and the Eerie

The Weird and the EerieWhat exactly are the Weird and the Eerie In this new book, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties Both have o

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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in AustraliaWhat is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia n nThis anthology, compiled by award winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question Accounts from well known authors and high profile identities sit alongside those from newly disc

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Culture

CultureOne of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture s value n nCulture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward Terry Eagleton, one of our

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iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of UsA highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With g

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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three ActsThe opioid epidemic has been described as one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of greed, corruption, and indifference that pushed the US into consuming than 80 percent of the world s opioid painkillers n nJourneying th

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Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real RussiaMore than twenty years ago, when NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsky a gritty military industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow her goal was to chart the aftershocks of the USSR s collapse Returning again and again, Garrels found that the city s new freedoms and opp

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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe

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