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North Kansas City Public Library 809 PLOTZ 2021 (Text) 0001002459319 Nonfiction New Available -

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Part I: Childhood, Through a Glass Darkly -- 1. A Girl of the Limberlost (Gene Stratton-Porter), by Rebecca Zorach -- 2. The Young Visiters (Daisy Ashford), by Caleb Crain -- 3. The Diary of "Helena Morley" (Elizabeth Bishop, trans.), by Elizabeth Ferry -- 4. Brown Girl, Brownstones (Paule Marshall: In memoriam), by Adrienne Brown -- 5. An American Childhood (Annie Dillard), by Salvatore Scibona -- 6. The Last Samurai (Helen DeWitt), by Toril Moi -- Part II. Other Worlds -- 7. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Seeta Chaganti -- 8. The House on the Borderland (William Hope Hodgson), by Namwali Serpell -- 9. Lolly Willowes (Sylvia Townsend Warner), by Ivan Kreilkamp -- 10. Mythology (Edith Hamilton), by Kathryn Lofton -- 11. Other Leopards (Denis Williams), by Emily Hyde -- 12. Solaris (Stanislaw Lem), by Kate Marshall -- 13. Riddley Walker (Russell Hoban), by Paul Saint-Amour -- Part III. Comedy -- 14. The Beggar's Opera (John Gay), by Yoon Sun Lee -- 15. Lady Into Fox (David Garnett), by Maud Ellmann -- 16. Prater Violet (Christopher Isherwood), by Stephen McCauley -- 17. "Rogue's Gallery" (Mary McCarthy), by Sean McCann -- 18. Gringos (Charles Portis), by Carlo Rotella -- Part IV. Battle and Strife -- 19. The Road to Calvary (Alexei Tolstoy), by Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee -- 20. The Forbidden Zone (Mary Borden), by Steven Biel and Lauren Kaminsky -- 21. Nikola the Outlaw (Ivan Olbracht), by Jonathan Bolton -- 22. The House of Hunger (Dambudzo Marechera), by Isabel Hofmeyr -- 23. The Short-Timers (Gustav Hasford), by Steven Biel -- 24. A Flag for Sunrise (Robert Stone), by Ben Fountain -- 25. The Vehement Passions (Philip Fisher), by Lorraine Daston -- Part V. Home Fires -- 26. Annals of the Parish (John Galt), by Ursula K. Le Guin -- 27. The Dry Heart (Natalie Ginzburg), by Merve Emre -- 28. Life Among the Savages; Raising Demons (Shirley Jackson), by Sharon Marcus -- 29. My Uncle Napoleon (Iraj Pezeshkzad), by Pardis Dabashi -- 30. We Think the World of You (A. J. Ackerley), by Kevin Brazil -- 31. All Aunt Hagar's Children (Edward P. Jones), by Elizabeth Graver -- Part VI: Mysteries and Trials -- 32. The Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford, by Ramie Targoff -- 33. The Riddle of the Sands (Erskine Childers), by Margaret Cohen -- 34. Stamboul Train (Graham Greene), by Penny Fielding -- 35. The Hours Before Dawn (Celia Fremlin), by Leah Price -- Part VII: Journeys of the Spirit -- 36. A Life of One's Own (Marion Milner), by Vanessa Smith -- 37. Butcher's Crossing (John Williams), by John Plotz -- 38. Journey in Search of the Way (Satomi Myōdō), by Theo Davis -- 39. I Remember (Joe Brainard), by Andrew H. Miller -- 40. Transformatrix (Patience Agbabi), by Stephanie Burt -- List of Contributors.
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"There are the acknowledged classics of world literature: the canonical works assigned in schools, topping every must-read list . . . and then there are the B-Sides. These are the books that slipped through the cracks, went unread, missed their rightful appointment with posterity. They were ahead of their times or behind their times or on a whole different schedule than the rest of the universe. What do you do when a book that you love has been neglected or dismissed by everyone else? In B-Side Books, leading writers, critics, and scholars show why their favorite forgotten books deserve a new audience. From dusty westerns and far-out science fiction to obscure Czech novelists and romance-novel precursors, the contributors advocate for the unsung virtues of overlooked books. They write about unheralded novels, poetry collections, memoirs, and more with understanding, respect, passion, and love. In these thoughtful, often personal essays, contributors-including Stephanie Burt, Caleb Crain, Merve Emre, Ursula K. Le Guin, Carlo Rotella, and Namwali Serpell-read books by writers such as Helen DeWitt, Shirley Jackson, Stanislaw Lem, Dambudzo Marechera, Paule Marshall, and Charles Portis"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Canon (Literature)
Best books.
Criticism.

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