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As the '90s spiral towards the new century, a Manhattan nightlife ingenue and her gritty East Village dive-bar crowd fight long odds to win at love, friendship, and ambition.
Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
A volume of lyric poetry including ekphrastic works, animal poems, life studies, and found objects.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.
Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.
The gripping memoir of a young man’s struggle with his sexuality and Muslim identity, culminating in his rise to the Dutch Parliament.
Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.
Part airport thriller, part family drama, part love story, In Security explores how those who strive to protect us are often unable to protect themselves.
The poems in this book, by the way they speak to all parts of our minds, invite us to come alive and experience each movement, each emotion and action, and some statements therein, intuitively and aesthetically.
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
Poems that explore social and ecological struggles, personal and public nostalgia, family and solitude and seek to balance it all with hope.
A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.
Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.
A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.
A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
An exciting Revolutionary War tale of double agents and counterespionage in New York State in 1780.
A thrilling novel of seafaring adventure, romance, and Napoleonic history, from the author of The Leatherstocking Tales.
The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
A highly personal meditation on the nature and meaning of suffering.
A collection of prose poems by Musan Cho Oh-hyun (1932–2018), celebrated poet-monk of the Nine Mountain school of Korean Zen.
A novel of political intrigue and coming of age, centered in a torture operative who is a fugitive and his unsuspecting daughter who must shelter him.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.
Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.
Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
An exploration of states of consciousness as well as journeys in the imaginal realm.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2018, this collection unveils surrealistic imagery and apocalyptic moments to explore cityscapes external and internal.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.
Blends history and theory with practical descriptions of how spoken word poetry is taught and how to produce spoken word events.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Poems depicting the planetary tilt that shuffles the seasons, the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we aim for the polestar but wake up awry.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
In spring 1972, Brenda Hudson, wife and mother, disappears while vacationing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.
Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden.
Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.
Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.
An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.
Poetry that takes nature by surprise, observing the world while making it anew.
This poetry book is a grain of seed in light of the poet’s longing for warm human nature, and of her effort to restore it; it also bears her love for paper.
Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.
Offers the complete body of work of one of the twentieth century's greatest Russian poets for the first time in English.
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.
A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.
The poems of Anna Margolin (1887–1952), appearing here both in the original Yiddish and in English translation.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.
Lyric and blank verse poetry sifting darkness in the author’s life and in the lives of others, both real and imagined.
Takes the reader on a journey through time and place, with stops along the way to visit Madame Curie, Charlie Parker, Scheherazade, Madame Bovary, Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin, and God, among others.
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
A longtime member of the Communist Party travels across the USA in 1950, wondering what he will tell the House Un-American Activities Committee, and whether he will ever return home.
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
This book presents the poetry and letters of the American writer Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914). Her best poetry deserves to be enjoyed by a larger audience, and her letters and newly discovered biographical ...
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2015.