LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself

    Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself

    $28.95

    Walt Whitman’s iconic collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, has earned a reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a model for his own. Learn More
  2. The White Review #10

    White Review #10

    $20.00

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    A quarterly journal featuring fiction, poetry, reportage, essays, artwork, and interviews with writers and artists. Learn More
  3. The Whispering Muse

    Whispering Muse: A Novel

    $22.00

    Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons to Borges, Calvino, and Iceland’s other literary superstar, the Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness. The Whispering Muse is his masterpiece so far. Learn More
  4. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Novel

    $26.00

    Three young adults grapple with the usual thirty-something problems--boredom, authenticity, an omnipotent online oligarchy--in David Shafer's darkly comic debut novel. Learn More
  5. While Mortals Sleep

    While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

    $27.00

    Smart, whimsical, and often scathing, the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut influenced a generation of American writers -- including Dave Eggers, author of this volume’s Foreword. In these previously unpublished gems, Vonnegut’s originality infuses a unique landscape of factories, trailers, and bars -- and characters who pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and sometimes comically indifferent world. Learn More
  6. When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    $24.99

    When it happens to you, you will be surprised. That thing they say about how you knew all the time, but just weren't facing it? That might be the case, but nevertheless, there you will be. Learn More
  7. What Is Poetry?

    What Is Poetry?

    $24.95

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    The extraordinary collection from legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- one of North America's most respected and well-known poets. Learn More
  8. What Is All This? SC

    What Is All This? Uncollected Stories SC

    $22.99

    Stephen Dixon is one of the most acclaimed authors of short stories in the history of American letters. His work, characterized by mordant humor and a frank attention to human sexuality, has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Learn More
  9. What Is All This?

    What Is All This? Uncollected Stories HC

    $29.99

    Stephen Dixon is one of the most acclaimed authors of short stories in the history of American letters. His work, characterized by mordant humor and a frank attention to human sexuality, has earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Learn More
  10. Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty

    Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (Hardcover)

    $20.00

    In Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, Diane Williams lays bare the urgency and weariness that shape our lives in stories honed sharper than ever. With sentences auguring revelation and explosion, Williams's unsettling stories—a cryptic meeting between neighbors, a woman's sexual worries, a graveside discussion, a chimney on fire—are narrated with razor-sharp tongues and naked, uproarious irreverence. Learn More

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