in its fourth edition, Jay Heinrichs’s Thank You for Arguing is your
master class in the art of persuasion, taught by history’s greatest
professors, ranging from Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill to
Homer Simpson and Barack Obama.
Filled with time-tested secrets for emerging victorious from any
dispute, including Cicero’s three-step strategy for inspiring action
and Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick for lowering an audience’s
expectations, this fascinating book also includes an assortment of
and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and
Macbeth—the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our
imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless
characters and themes of the Bard’s plays fascinate us with their
joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a
special volume for Shakespeare fans everywhere
is no neighborhood in America as famous, infamous, and inspiring as
Harlem. From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country
retreat for the rich, Harlem grew to international prominence as the
Mecca of black art and culture, then fell from grace, despised as a
crime-ridden slum and symbol of urban decay. But during all of these
phases there was writing in Harlem—great writing that sprang from
one of the richest and most unique communities in the world. From
Harlem’s most revered icons (like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington,
Ann Petry, and Malcolm X) to voices of a new generation (including
Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas), The Harlem
Reader gathers a wealth of vital impressions, stories, and
narratives and blends them with original accounts offered by living
storytellers, famous and not so famous.
many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often
deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read
Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths
by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the
ultimate professional reader, the college professor.
Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and
form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of
literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may
signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is
never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience
more enriching, satisfying, and fun.
titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry
collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential
inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time
and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What
We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure
through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the
collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed
volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and
shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry
reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our
voice for the future.
#1 New York Times bestseller milk and honey is a collection of
poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence,
abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a
different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different
heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the
most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because
there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very
first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963
at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity,
published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself,
showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages,
she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of
her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the
than thirty-five years ago, Wendell Berry began spending his
sabbaths outdoors, when the weather allowed, walking and wandering
around familiar territory, seeking a deep intimacy only time could
provide. These walks sometimes yielded poems. Each year since, he
has completed a series of these poems dated by the year of its
This new sequence provides a virtual syllabus for all of Berry's
cultural and agricultural work in concentrated form. Many of these
poems, including a sequence at mid-year of 2014, were written on a
small porch in the woods, a place of stillness and reflection, a
vantage point "of the one / life of the forest composed / of
uncountable lives in countless / years, each life coherent itself
within / the coherence, the great composure, of all."
Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a
struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago
connected profoundly with the psyche of Black America—and changed
American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in
Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred
might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun."
story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for
someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a
tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result
is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which
has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning.
Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that
captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains
one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.
and Guildenstern wander through a featureless wilderness, flipping
coins, which keep coming up heads. Each time a coin lands on heads,
Rosencrantz wins it. While Guildenstern worries about the
improbability of a coin landing on heads so many times in a row,
Rosencrantz happily continues flipping. Guildenstern wonders if they
have entered a world where the laws of chance and time are absent.
The pair struggles to recall why they are traveling and remember
only that a messenger called them.