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xxiv, 405 p. ; 24 cm.
The South: to render all that it means to an African American takes someone acutely tuned to their senses, someone with a patience, a passion even, for the region's history and contradictions. It takes a poet. In this new anthology, the first of its kind, more than one hundred contemporary black poets laugh at and cry about, pray for and curse, flee and return to - the South. Voices new to the scene appear in "The Ringing Ear" alongside some of the leading names in American literature today, including Sonia Sanchez, Yusef Komunyakaa, Harryette Mullen, Nikki Giovanni, Kevin Young, Cornelius Eady, and Al Young. The southern worlds opened up by these poets are echoed in how their poems are grouped, under headings like "Music, Food, and Work: Heeding the Lamentation and Roar of Things Made by Hand, " or "Religion and Nature: The Lord Looks Out for Babies and Fools, " or "Love, Flesh, and Family: The Hush and Holler Portraits.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820329253 20160528
Green Library

2. The spirit ring [1992]

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369 p. ; 22 cm.
Bujold's The Vor Game was a 1991 Hugo winner, and her most recent novel, Barrayar, is a Nebula Award finalist. The daughter of a legendary creator of enchanted art objects, Fiametta wanted desperately to use the magic inside her, but her father would have none of it. But alle flash of a dagger, and soon father and daughter were running for their lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780671721428 20160527
Green Library
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ix, 229 pages ; 24 cm
  • CONTENTS Preface Prefaces (to books by James Gunn) Star Bridge Station in Space Breaking Point The Immortals The Joy Makers The Magicians Some Dreams Are Nightmares The Burning The Listeners Human Voices Gift from the Stars The Dreamers Kampus Masterpieces of Science Fiction Masterpieces and Me The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein The World of Null-A, A. E. van Vogt A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1984, George Orwell A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess Fury, Henry Kuttner Out of the Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis The Moon Pool, A. Merritt What Mad Universe, Fredric Brown Blood Music, Greg Bear Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card Islands in the Net, Bruce Sterling The Postman, David Brin When Gravity Fails, George Alec Effinger Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, Douglas Adams Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke Doomsday Book, Connie Willis Brute Orbits, George Zebrowski City, Clifford D. Simak Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes The Island of Dr. Moreau, H. G. Wells The Sword of the Lictor, Gene Wolfe Jem, Frederik Pohl The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle The Dead Zone, Stephen King Masterpieces of Fantasy The Other Side of the Mirror Nine Princes in Amber, Roger Zelazny Magician, Raymond E. Feist The Malacia Tapestry, Brian W. Aldiss Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, Robert A. Heinlein The Belgariad, Pawn of Prophecy, David Eddings The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Lord Foul's Bane, Stephen Donaldson The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley Three Hearts and Three Lions, Poul Anderson The Complete Compleat Enchanter, L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt Darker Than You Think, Jack Williamson Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, James Blish Gather, Darkness!, Fritz Leiber Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake The Last Unicorn, Peter Beagle Little, Big, John Crowley The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien Lord Valentine's Castle, Robert Silverberg Signed First Editions of Science Fiction Falling Free, Lois McMaster Bujold Ancient Shores, Jack McDevitt Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson Cloud's Rider, C. J. Cherryh Cosm, Gregory Benford Destiny's Road, Larry Niven Dragon's Eye, Anne McCaffrey Dreamfall, Joan D. Vinge Evolution's Shore, Ian McDonald A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Ursula K. LeGuin Illegal Alien, Robert J. Sawyer Lifehouse, Spider Robinson The Memory Cathedral, Jack Dann Moonrise, Ben Bova About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810891227 20160612
In the mid-1980s, Easton Press began publishing a series of leather-bound collector editions called "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" and "Masterpieces of Fantasy, " which featured some of the most important works in these genres. James Gunn was commissioned to write introductions to these works, which allowed him to pay tribute to many authors who inspired and influenced his own work. In Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, Gunn has collected the most significant essays produced for the Easton series, along with prefaces he wrote for reprints of his own novels. Cited here are some of the most significant works of 19th and 20th century science fiction and fantasy, such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1984, Stranger in a Strange Land, A Clockwork Orange, Speaker for the Dead, The Postman, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, The Dead Zone, The Mists of Avalon, Dragon's Eye, Nine Princes in Amber, Blue Mars, The Last Unicorn, and The Lord of the Rings. Drawing upon Gunn's lifetime of work in the field, these introductions include analyses of the individual works and the fields in which they were written. Gunn also briefly discusses each novel's significance in the science fiction canon. Collected here for the first time, these prefaces and introductions provide readers with insight into more than seventy novels, making Paratexts a must-read for science fiction and fantasy aficionados.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810891227 20160612
Green Library
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ix, 110 p. ; 22 cm.
  • The scandalous Baptism of Harry Ashfield in Flannery O'Connor's "The River"
  • The quest for Christian vocation in Walker Percy's The Moviegoer
  • The call to companionship in J.R.R. Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings
  • The witness made by martyrdom in T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral
  • Hospitality as the gift greater than tolerance in G.K. Chesterton's The Ball and the Cross
  • Doubt about the goodness of God in C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces
  • Christian living toward the end of time in Walter Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Green Library
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xiv, 221 pages ; 23 cm.
Building on the groundbreaking research of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning initiative, this book crosses the divide between digital literacies and traditional print culture to engage a generation of students who can read with a book in one hand and a mouse in the other. Reading in a Participatory Culture tells the story of an innovative experiment that brought together playwright and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Melville scholar Wyn Kelley, and new media scholar Henry Jenkins to develop an exciting new curriculum to reshape the middle and high school English language arts classroom. This book offers highlights from the resources developed for teaching Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and outlines basic principles of design, implementation, and assessment that can be applied to any text. Book Features: Models a new approach for teaching reading in a participatory culture, which has been field-tested in six different classrooms. Considers how19th-century authors, such as Herman Melville, participated in the literary culture around them.< /li> Includes links to a complimentary online digital book, Flows of Reading, which shares the many videos produced by Project New Media and models the application of these core concepts to a range of other texts, including The Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, and Flotsam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807754016 20160612
Building on the groundbreaking research of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning initiative, this book crosses the divide between digital literacies and traditional print culture to engage a generation of students who can read with a book in one hand and a mouse in the other. Reading in a Participatory Culture tells the story of an innovative experiment that brought together playwright and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Melville scholar Wyn Kelley, and new media scholar Henry Jenkins to develop an exciting new curriculum to reshape the middle and high school English language arts classroom. This book offers highlights from the resources developed for teaching Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and outlines the basic principles of design, implementation, and assessment that can be applied to any text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807754023 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vi, 90 pages ; 22 cm.
  • On the Bridge.- On The Bridge.- Hot Street.- At Flanagan's.- Party Talk.- You Want A Million?.- Bright Eyes.- Pines Point.- The Great Tree Down.- Bucolics.- Big Dealer!.- Christmas Coming.- Further Progress.- Nothing But Our Bodies at Last.- Old Wood.- Indian Mounds Drive.- New Windows.- New Windows.- Big Thaw.- The Cigar.- Stolen Bike.- "Take Care Of Yourself".- Moonlight in West Virginia.- Antietam.- Landlady On The Stoop.- June.- Come Down & Go With Your Father.- He Sighed, Looking Out The Window.- At The Croyden.- Hoagy.- Lips to Lips.- Winter Storm Watch.- Headed For Work.- Sail Skating.- Lips to Lips.- Mid-Winter Cleanup.- Modern Art.- Easter.- The Breakwater.- Catch.- Bright Sun, Clear Shadows, Early Afternoon.- The Old Stebbens Place.- Taylor Bridge to Pines Point.- After The Fourth.- Rhubarb.- Superior.- Tiger Stadium.- Two Girls.- Huron.- The Lights of St. Ignace.- Leaves & Roots.- Sears Service Center Waiting Room.- Spanish Dance.- The Flags.- CIA Manual.- Looking Back.- My Father.- Shooting Gallery.- "Praise The Lord!".- The New Breed.- Leaves & Roots.- Lucy.- Cricket.- Waking.- Farewell.- The Old Man.- The Main Road.- Old Woman in the Cafe Window.- Blue April.- Three.- Four Work Poems.- The Flood.- Dunes at Hoffmaster.- Taking a Breather.- Niagara.- The Liberty Bell.- Try the Hammer-Ring the Bell.- Appalachian Trail.- Dark Evening.- Memorial Stone.- Stuck.- Mackinac Wedding.- Mottled Wings.- Soft Rain.- Horns of Light.- Moonlight & Sunrise.- Author's Note.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780896031135 20160815
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 213 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Ur-lord of the (white gold) ring
  • Portrait of the artist as a young leper
  • Remembrance of some things past
  • They could not go home again
  • Something evil this way comes
  • A farewell to armaments
  • The time "machine" : speculations on time and space travel in the "Last chronicles".
This book analyzes Donaldson's role as a modern writer who uses the fantasy genre to discuss situations and predicaments germane to the modern world. Donaldson, it is argued, reclaims an epic vision in his Thomas Covenant novels that is lacking in most modern literature. Chapters demonstrate how this use of epic heroism helps solve seemingly insurmountable problems and provides more meaning and purpose for individuals. As Donaldson's characters learn to transcend their world, the reader is engaged in a serious, enlightened discussion about the need for imagination, responsibility and acceptance to resolve such problems as alienation, pollution, disease and despair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786442881 20160528
Green Library
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xviii, 358 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Theft / Karen E. Bender
  • Pirates of Yellowstone / C.J. Box
  • Why Bugsy Siegel was a friend of mine / James Lee Burke
  • Born bad / Jeffrey Deaver
  • Edelweiss / Jane Haddam
  • Texas heat / William Harrison
  • Peacekeeper / Alan Heathcock
  • A.k.a. Moises Rockafella / Emory Holmes
  • Dust up / Wendy Hornsby
  • Her lord and master / Andrew Klaven
  • Louly and Pretty Boy / Elmore Leonard
  • Crack cocaine diet (or, How to lose a lot of weight and change your life in just one weekend) / Laura Lipman
  • Improvisation / Ed McBain
  • McHenry's gift / Mike McClean
  • Karma / Walter Mosley
  • So help me God / Joyce Carol Oates
  • Temporary crown / Sue Pike
  • Smile / Emily Raboteau
  • Ina Grove / R.T. Smith
  • Ringing the changes / Jeff Somers
  • Vigilance / Scott Wolven.
Green Library
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vi, 210 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Bibliography for introduction-- Discography of recordings echoing the folk tradition in the novel-- Transcriptions of versions of the folk songs-- John Henry folk song bibliography-- John Henry bibliography, 1932-Present-- John Henry folk song discography, 1921-1931-- Roark Bradford Bibliography-- Reviews of the novel-- Reviews of the play-- Roark Bradford Chronology-- JOHN HENRY: THE NOVEL -- I. The Birth of John Henry-- II. Coonjine-- III. The Black River Country-- IV-- V-- VI. Back of Town-- VII. Julie Anne-- VIII. Fourteen-Thirty-Six-- IX. Woman on My Weary Mind-- X. Poor Selma-- XI. Stacker Lee-- XII. The Poor Selma "Gris Gris"-- XIII. Man's Ever Burden-- XIV. Hand in Hand-- XV. Shoulder Your Load and Walk John Henry's Pathway-- XVI. John Henry's Pathway-- XVII. Ring, Steel, Ring-- XVIII. Down the Road-- XIX. The Way with Women-- XX. Doing for His Woman-- XXI. The How Long Song-- XXII. No Rest for the Weary Burden-- XXIII. Lord, My Burden-- XXIV. John Henry Lays His Burden Down-- XXV. John Henry's Last Go Round-- JOHN HENRY: A PLAY-- Act One, Scene One-- Act One, Scene Two-- Act One, Scene Three-- Act Two, Scene One-- Act Two, Scene Two-- Act Three, Scene One-- Act Three, Scene Two.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195371048 20160528
Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time but have long been unavailable or extremely hard to find. In this unique collection, Steven C.Tracy has joined Bradford's seminal works in a new critical edition to help contextualize both the novel and play, making these vital texts widely available again for scholars of folklore and African American literature. This new volume includes an expansive introduction that explores Bradford's life and work, critical responses to the novel and play, and a survey of John Henry's pervasive influence in folk, literary, and popular culture. It also features a wide array of supplementary materials, including a selected bibliography and discography related to Bradford and John Henry; transcriptions of a number of folksong texts and recordings available during the 1930s; and a chronology of the lives of both Bradford and Henry.As Tracy's introduction makes clear, such a consideration of Bradford--set in the context of writers, both black and white, drawing upon African American folklore and using dialects along with stereotypical and non-stereotypical portrayals--is long overdue. In pairing Bradford's two treatments of the quintessentially American story of John Henry, Tracy has provided the definitive edition of two classic American texts, and in so doing, he provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on the various paths by which African American traditions have infiltrated the cultural mainstream.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195371048 20160528
Green Library
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ix, 107 p. ; 23 cm.
  • I. The Twin Towers-- The Twin Towers-- * Nightmares-- * The Capacious Tent-- * It's Hard-- * The President Delivers His Second Inaugural Address, January 20, 2005-- * The Children of the World Address the President-- * The President Does Not Respond-- * Elegy for American Soldiers Killed in Iraq-- * Eight Days in Falluja-- * Proof of Torture-- * Proud to Be American-- * Iraqi Prayer-- * Tsunami-- * I Saw This-- II. The War Crimes Trial of George W. Bush-- Who's Winning?-- * The President Recognizes Three Public Servants-- * The Indictment of Saddam Hussein-- * The War Crimes Trial of George W. Bush-- * Support Our Troops-- III. Never Again-- His Heart Was Heavy-- * Heartbreak House-- * The Condemned Protests the Bright and Shining Future-- * War-- * The General-- * The Unnecessary War-- * The Mobilization Orders-- * Lord Acton Forgets-- * On Evil-- * Never Again. Never Again. Never Again-- * Two Conversations-- * Thou Shalt Not Kill-- IV. The New Traffic Rules-- All the Pleasures-- * On the Fate of Poems-- * On Death-- * The Self-- * Poetry-- * The Right Word-- * Go to the Dogs-- * The Life of a Snowflake-- * Survival Manual-- * Weather Report to Walt Whitman-- * The New Traffic Rules-- V. Earlier Drafts-- Earlier Drafts-- * Intelligent Design-- * Song of Those Who Couldn't Decide-- * Georgie Porgie-- * Ring Around a Rosey-- * Too Late to Reconsider-- * Posing for Others to See-- * God Looked Down-- * What If We Had Thought Otherwise?-- * If Leaders Had Been Wiser: An Exercise in Virtual History-- VI. The Wrong House-- The Eyeball-- * Piss on It-- * The Whoosh of a Perfect Shot-- * The Wrong House-- * The Helpless Giant-- VII. Casualties of War: Stories-- The Glorious Life of Lieutenant Case-- * Moses' Nail Clipping-- * Casualties of War-- * References-- * Postscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765617224 20160528
More than any other contemporary collection, this startling work demands a visceral reaction to the agony and horror of the war in Iraq and war in general. The immediacy of Thou Shalt Not Kill Unless Otherwise Instructed calls to mind Wilfred Owen's words, "Above all, I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is war." The main theme of war contrasts with a variety of unconventional observations on the concerns and vicissitudes of everyday life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765617224 20160528
Green Library
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viii, 632 p. ; 17 cm.
  • The garden party / Katherine Mansfield
  • The three-day blow / Ernest Hemingway
  • The standard of living / Dorothy Parker
  • The saint / V.S. Pritchett
  • The other side of the hedge / E.M. Forster
  • Brooksmith / Henry James
  • The jockey / Carson McCullers
  • The courting of Dinah Shadd / Rudyard Kipling
  • The shot / Alexander Poushkin
  • Graven image / John O'Hara
  • Putois / Anatole France
  • Only the dead know Brooklyn / Thomas Wolfe
  • A.V. Laider / Max Beerbohm
  • The lottery / Shirley Jackson
  • The masque of the Red Death / Edgar Allan Poe
  • Looking back / Guy de Maupassant
  • The man higher up / O. Henry
  • The summer of the beautiful white horse / William Saroyan
  • The other two / Edith Wharton
  • Theft / Katherine Anne Porter
  • For Esmé, with love and squalor / J.D. Salinger
  • The man of the house / Frank O'Connor
  • The man who shot snapping turtles / Edmund Wilson.
  • The Gioconda smile / Aldous Huxley
  • The curfew tolls / Stephen Vincent Benet
  • Father wakes up the village / Clarence Day
  • Ivy Day in the committee room / James Joyce
  • The chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck
  • The door / E.B. White
  • An upheaval / Anton Chekhov
  • How beautiful with shoes / Wilbur Daniel Steele
  • A haunted house / Virginia Woolf --The catbird seat / James Thurber
  • The Schartz-Metterklume method / Saki (H.H. Munro)
  • The death of a bachelor / Arthur Schnitzler
  • The apostate / George Milburn
  • The phoenix / Sylvia Townsend Warner --That evening sun / William Faulkner
  • The law / Robert M. Coates
  • The tale / Joseph Conrad
  • A girl from Red Lion, P.A. / H.L. Mencken
  • Main currents of American thought / Irwin Shaw
  • The ghosts / Lord Dunsany
  • The minister's black veil / Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A string of beads / W. Somerset Maugham --The golden honeymoon / Ring Lardner
  • The man who could work miracles / H.G. Wells
  • The foreigner / Francis Steegmuller
  • Thrawn Janet / Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The chaser / John Collier.
Special Collections
Book
x, 115 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Provenance
  • Suite for the common
  • The magician
  • Night in day
  • Homage to Rolf Jacobsen
  • Homage to the black walnut ...
  • Mercy, mercy
  • That life is a circle of Heraclitean fire
  • The first law of thermodynamics
  • Chaos theory: equation
  • The orchard
  • All through the night the mockingbird sang
  • Every summer the riots
  • Lost
  • Love in the classical world
  • Biophysics
  • Hear that phone ringing?
  • What she told me in Orland, California
  • The life of a dog
  • Go fetch it!
  • Matar la noche
  • The nightingales of Andalucía
  • And raised my hand in return
  • Hacedor
  • He asked, and we began the train into the heart
  • My father died
  • The others, O Lord, for my time has not yet come
  • Was not prepared for the death of my father
  • In the maze garden of the Generalife
  • He told me to come back and see
  • Love's more difficult translation
  • The song of divorce
  • In this flesh
  • Where language fails
  • In Puerto Vallarta once
  • Reading Cavafy alone in bed
  • Idle
  • Come and get it
  • In the body of the dragon
  • And for this also I am ashamed
  • After the opera
  • From time to time turning my head to see
  • Die Schwermut
  • The words of Chilam Balam
  • Babbette
  • Missing
  • Earth angel-- Can you hear it?
  • The years like crows coming home to roost
  • Walking on the Shining Path
  • In sepia
  • This waiting
  • Love like a catch of fire
  • These nights, passing through
  • Dissolving
  • No lexicon
  • Ezra under the constellation of the dragon
  • Comice
  • Rock me on the waters
  • Our blood is red coral ...
  • Simple gifts
  • And the white goat tethered to a fig tree
  • Homage to life
  • Listening to Leon
  • Islands
  • Autumn
  • Alam Al-Mithral
  • Of Sappho/[shards]/Sabi
  • Homage to the presence of mystery among us
  • Bible
  • Postcards to Cold Mountain
  • Homage to night
  • Questions and answers
  • Homage to the word-hoard
  • Listening to Issa
  • Homage: Doo Wop
  • Directions
  • Oh yes
  • Homage: Summer/winter, Shay Creek
  • Alchemy: final music
  • Steps to the river
  • Memories at the movies
  • Notes toward a 19th century painting
  • Cézanne and the noumenal world
  • Portrait of the artist as a young boy
  • Waiting for the barbarians
  • Shape-shifter
  • Sky diving
  • In the dragon's mouth
  • Venom
  • How green the leaves in sunlight are
  • Death in the Tehachapi
  • Knots
  • Grief
  • Feral
  • Crossing the island
  • Seizure
  • Lines
  • Auvergne
  • Crossing over, and back
  • By the rivers of Babylon.
Green Library
Book
320 p.
Dark shadows and ghostly apparitions abound in this witty tale of suspense and romance.Nell Grendon never thought about communing with the dead when she was growing up in Little Wolf, Wisconsin; she was more concerned with slumber parties, boys, and the Lord's Prayer Ring she won (dishonestly) in a Methodist Bible Bee. But when a chance visit to the eccentric but charming Wocanaga Spiritualist Camp brings the adult Nell face-to-face with the elderly medium Grace Waverly, she cannot resist the temptation to learn more about spirit mediumship.Nell intends to fake her intuitive talents, but soon she spontaneously channels Angella Wing, an actress from the 1920s once known as the 'Woman of a Thousand Voices.' Nell attempts to conceal her occult interests from skeptical friends, including George, a handsome jazz musician who rents an apartment in her historic home, and Polly, a childhood friend with buried anguish of her own. But soon Angella's mischievous presence begins to make Nell's life more and more difficult, eventually attracting shadows of Nell's past. As she tries to free herself from Angella's influence, Nell is forced into an investigation of a mysterious death at the very heart of her childhood - and the revelation of surprisingly dark secrets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299228705 20160619

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