Books for the Classroom
Christine de Pizan
In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan builds an allegorical fortified city for women using examples of the important contributions women have made to Western civilization and arguments that prove their intellectual and moral quality with men.
Set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Bread Givers tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father’s rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah’s struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share.
In this novel, Carnival takes on social and political importance for the population of a shantytown called Calvary Hill. Usually invisible to the rest of society, these locals join the throng and flaunt their neighborhood personas in masquerade during the Carnival festivities. For some, these disguises help to realize secret longings and aspirations. But for Aldrick, who is dressed as a glorious dancing dragon, it will take one more masquerade—this time involving guns and hostages—before the illusion of power becomes reality.
This anthology shows the essay form at its most varied and dramatic, arranged chronologically and written by some of our most engaging authors.
This concise anthology gathers twenty-four short stories that show the richness and vitality of the form.
Edited by Gabriel Fried
This anthology gathers together some of the finest poems written on baseball from the past seventy-five years.
Written during the Second World War while Hikmet was serving a thirteen-year sentence as a political prisoner, his verse-novel, Human Landscapes from My Country, uses cinematic techniques to tell the story of the emergence of secular, modern Turkey by focusing on the always-entertaining stories of sundry characters from every social class.
Edited by Wesley Brown & Amy Ling
Thirty-seven short stories from 1900 to the present, written by some of our best authors—African, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native American—follow the waves of immigration into and migration within the United States.
Translated by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk
This second edition of Poems of Nazim Hikmet, revised and expanded on the occasion of the poet’s centennial, features his one hundred best poems, chosen from the length of his forty-year career and presented in the widely acclaimed English versions that have made him such an influential presence in contemporary poetry for the past quarter-century.
Pulitzer Prize winner Hijuelos’s debut depicts the struggle of an American-born son of Cuban immigrants to make sense of his “Cubanness” amid the harsh realities of 1960s New York City.