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A Sense of Home

Photographs and excerpts from American Writers at Home.

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Americans in Paris

Selections by Edith Wharton, Henry Miller, Art Buchwald and others.

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American Food Writing: An Anthology With Classic Recipes
Download Thomas Jefferson's recipe for ice cream
Download Sheila Hibben on "Eating American"
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Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems
Download "Skyscraper" by Carl Sandburg
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Thornton Wilder: Collected Plays & Writings on Theater
Download "Our Town: Some Suggestions for the Director."
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John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947–1962
Download Elmore Leonard's appreciation of Sweet Thursday
Download a chapter from Sweet Thursday, "Hooptedoodle (2), or the Pacific Grove Butterfly Festival."
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Democracy in America
A preview of Arthur Goldhammer's new translation.
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Make it New
Selections by Ezra Pound.
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A Steinbeck Centennial
Lois Smith and Terry Kinney read from the third volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck's writings.
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Writing Los Angeles: An E-Sampler
Selections from Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology in convenient e-book form.
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Writing Baseball: A Panel Discussion
A discussion with Nicholas Dawidoff, Richard Ford, Roy Blount, Jr., and Roger Angell.
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Trouble is My Business
Raymond Chandler's influence on modern crime writing.
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A Lovely Monday for Tennessee Williams
Readings by Cherry Jones and Laila Robins, with an introduction by Mel Gussow and Kenneth Holditch.
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Selected Poems on Spring from American Poetry: The Twentieth Century
Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Frances Densmore, Woody Guthrie and others.
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Excerpts from American Sea Writing
Selections by Jack London, Washington Irving, Walt Whitman and others.
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Excerpts from American Sermons
Readings by the Rev. Calvin Butts III, the Rev. Peter Gomes and others.
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Audio selections from American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
Poems read by Stanley Crouch, Garrison Keillor, James Merrill and others.
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Excerpts from Reporting Vietnam
Selections by Norman Mailer, Doris Kearns, Hunter S. Thompson and others.
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Authors in Depth

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A centennial celebration of master storyteller Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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The reporters and journalism of the American Civil Rights Movement.

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A website celebrating the most widely-read and critically-respected African American fiction writer of his era.

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The life, work, and revival of an American comic genius.

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