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Art Matters

Art Matters

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A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color artwork of Chris Riddell.

"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."--Neil Gaiman

Drawn from Gaiman's trove of published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos, Art Matters is an embodiment of this remarkable multi-media artist's vision--an exploration of how reading, imagining, and creating can transform the world and our lives.

Art Matters bring together four of Gaiman's most beloved writings on creativity and artistry:

  • "Credo," his remarkably concise and relevant manifesto on free expression, first delivered in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings
  • "Make Good Art," his famous 2012 commencement address delivered at the Philadelphia University of the Arts
  • "Making a Chair," a poem about the joys of creating something, even when words won't come
  • "On Libraries," an impassioned argument for libraries that illuminates their importance to our future and celebrates how they foster readers and daydreamers
  • Featuring original illustrations by Gaiman's longtime illustrator, Chris Riddell, Art Matters is a stirring testament to the freedom of ideas that inspires us to make art in the face of adversity, and dares us to choose to be bold.

    Art of Friction

    Art of Friction

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    We live in an Enquirer, reality television-addled world, a world in which most college students receive their news from the Daily Show and discourse via text message, assert Charles Blackstone and Jill Talbot. Recently, two nonfiction writers have been criticized for falsifying memoirs. Oprah excoriated James Frey on her show; Nasdijj was impugned by Sherman Alexie in Time. Is our next trend in literature to lock down such boundaries among the literati? Or should we address the fictionalizing of nonfiction, the truth of fiction?

    The Art of Friction surveys the borderlands where fiction and nonfiction intersect, commingle, and challenge genre lines. It anthologizes nineteen creative works by contemporary, award-winning writers including Junot Díaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Thomas Beller, Bernard Cooper, Wendy McClure, and Terry Tempest Williams, who also provide companion pieces in which they comment on their work. These selections, which place short stories and personal essays (and hybrids of the two) side by side, allow readers to examine the similarities and differences between the genres, as well as explore the trends in genre overlap.

    Functioning as both a reader and a discussion of the craft of writing, The Art of Friction is a timely, essential book for all writers and readers who seek the truthfulness of lived experience through (non)fictions.

    Artifice #5

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    Artifice Magazine

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    Artifice Magazine Issue 2

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    At Home with Ernie Pyle

    At Home with Ernie Pyle

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    As anyone who has read his legendary WWII reporting knows, Ernie Pyle had an uncanny ability to connect with his readers, seeking out stories about the common people with whom he felt a special bond. A master of word painting, Pyle honed the skills that would win him a 1944 Pulitzer Prize for his battlefront reporting by traveling across America, writing columns about the people and places he encountered. At Home with Ernie Pyle celebrates Pyle's Indiana roots, gathering for the first time his writings about the state and its people. These stories preserve a vivid cultural memory of his time. In them, we discover the Ernie Pyle who was able to find a piece of home wherever he wandered. By focusing on his family and the lives of people in and from the Hoosier state, Pyle was able to create a multifaceted picture of the state as it slowly transformed from a mostly rural, agrarian society to a modern, industrial one. Here is the record of a special time and place created by a master craftsman, whose work remains vividly alive three quarters of a century later.

    Australian Classics: 50 Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works

    Australian Classics: 50 Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works

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    Shirley Hazzard, Tim Winton, Peter Carey, Kate Grenville, Thomas Keneally, David Malouf, Christina Stead, and 43 other remarkable writers represent some of the best literature of a continent What are the classic works of Australian literature, and what can they tell us about Australia as a place and a culture? An accessible companion to Australian literature and a story of writing in Australia from the 19th century to the present, this work celebrates many of the country's beloved novels, poems, short stories, children's books, and seminal works of non-fiction. It also contains contributions from many distinguished writers and readers, including Helen Garner, Les Murray, and Tim Wintonon, on their favorite Australian books. An impassioned and inspiring feast of great writing, this anthology is a testament to the wide-ranging and remarkable literature of this continent.

    Avery An Anthology of New Fiction Volume 5

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    Awake!: A Reader for the Sleepless

    Awake!: A Reader for the Sleepless

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    Perfect for dipping (even while drowsing), this collection of lively, literate riffs make sleeplessness not just tolerable but fun.

    Millions can't sleep; millions more sleep with those who can't sleep. This collection is ideal for both the casual light sleeper and the dedicated insomniac (as well as their bedmates), delighting and distracting night owls with irresistible fiction, articles, blogs, art, photographs, comics, and more.

    Fiction, including previously unpublished stories by Aimee Bender and Arthur Bradford; essays from Yale neurobiologists to Priscella Becker; the probably true fictions like Jonathan Ames's masturbation solution to insomnia; comic writing from Howard Cruse and Seth Tobocman; poetry from Charles Simic and Rebecca Wolff; Davy Rothbart of FOUND magazine chips in some found texts--all combine to offer a nighttime companion for the sleepless reader.

    Baby Remember My Name Anthology of New Queer Girl Writing

    Baby Remember My Name Anthology of New Queer Girl Writing

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    Michelle Tea, a favorite on the spoken-word scene and beloved in literary circles for books such as Valencia, Chelsea Whistle and most recently Rose of No Man's Land, has gathered new work by twenty-two of the most outstanding emerging voices in queer girl writing. Fiction is matched in excitement by graphic novel excerpts and personal essays. Certain to become a literary touchstone for a new generation of writers and readers, Baby Remember My Name speaks to the broad range of queer girl experiences in work that is brave, irreverent, funny, sensitive, and hot.
    Badass The Birth of a Legend

    Badass The Birth of a Legend

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    Ben Thompson--author of Badass, creator of the epic website badassoftheweek.com, and the Internet's foremost expert on badassitude--is back to enthrall lovers of skull-smashing, bone-crushing bad behavior with his latest compendium, Badass: The Birth of a Legend. Like its macho predecessor, Badass: The Birth of a Legend celebrates fearless berserkers of every stripe, male and female, but this time pulls them from the hoary pages of mythology, fantasy fiction, and the silver screen--from Zeus to Beowulf to Dirty Harry Callahan, the most merciless gods, monsters, heroes, villains, and mythical creatures ever envisioned. Forget your whiny Twilight vampires and werewolves, these badasses kick butt!

    Banthology

    Banthology

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    In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen - from entering the United States, effectively slamming the door on refugees seeking safety and tearing families apart. Mass protests followed, and although the order has since been blocked, amended and challenged by judges, it still stands as one of the most discriminatory laws to be passed in the US in modern times. Banthology brings together specially commissioned stories from the original seven 'banned nations'. Covering a range of approaches - from satire, to allegory, to literary realism - it explores the emotional and personal impact of all restrictions on movement, and offers a platform to voices the White House would rather remained silent.
    BAX : Best American Experimental Writing ( 2015 )

    BAX : Best American Experimental Writing ( 2015 )

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    An annual anthology of the best new experimental writing

    BAX 2015 is the second volume of an annual literary anthology compiling the best experimental writing in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This year's volume, guest edited by Douglas Kearney, features seventy-five works by some of the most exciting American poets and writers today, including established authors--like Dodie Bellamy, Anselm Berrigan, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Cathy Park Hong, Bhanu Kapil, Aaron Kunin, Joyelle McSweeney, and Fred Moten--as well as emerging voices. Best American Experimental Writing is also an important literary anthology for classroom settings, as individual selections are intended to provoke lively conversation and debate. The series coeditors are Seth Abramson and Jesse Damiani.

    Hardcover is un-jacketed.

    BBC International Short Story Award 2012

    BBC International Short Story Award 2012

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    Absence and disappearance provide recurring themes in these 10 stories assembled from the BBC International Short Story Award competition: the abandonment of family members, estranged wives and errant husbands, the loss of a childhood friend and computer games mentor, and the convenient vanishing of whatever we deem disposable. Written by English-speaking writers from around the world--including Australia, the Balkans, Ireland, North America, and South Africa--this compilation shows the extraordinary diversity and richness of the short story as a truly global form while also honoring the 2012 London Olympics. Contributors include the winner of the BBC International Short Story Award, Miroslav Penkov; runner-up Henrietta Rose-Innes; and Adam Ross, Carrie Tiffany, Chris Womersley, Deborah Levy, Julian Gough, Krys Lee, Lucy Caldwell, and M. J. Hyland.
    Beadworkers

    Beadworkers

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    Beth Piatote's luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world

    Told with humor, subtlety, and spareness, the mixed-genre works of Beth Piatote's first collection find unifying themes in the strength of kinship, the pulse of longing, and the language of return.

    A woman teaches her niece to make a pair of beaded earrings while ruminating on a fractured relationship. An eleven-year-old girl narrates the unfolding of the Fish Wars in the 1960s as her family is propelled to its front lines. In 1890, as tensions escalate at Wounded Knee, two young men at college--one French and the other Lakota--each contemplate a death in the family. In the final, haunting piece, a Nez Perce-Cayuse family is torn apart as they debate the fate of ancestral remains in a moving revision of the Greek tragedy Antigone.

    Formally inventive and filled with vibrant characters, The Beadworkers draws on Indigenous aesthetics and forms to offer a powerful, sustaining vision of Native life.

    Beat Collection

    Beat Collection

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    The New York Times bestselling author and Beat expert Barry Miles pulls together writings by both the most influential and the lesser-known figures involved in the movement, including Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O'Hara and Diane DiPrima. An essential collection of writings encapsulating the Beat vibe and demonstrating why this group of writers continues to fascinate and inspire countless readers young and old.

    Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

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    A rich and comforting anthology of more than 70 short stories, poems, fairytales, and bedtime classics--from William Shakespeare to B.J. Novak and from Charles Dickens to Neil Gaiman--for grown-ups who want to unwind, unplug, and slip into soothing stories that will send them off to slumberland.

    There are few more precious routines than that of the bedtime story. So why do we discard this treasured ritual as grown-ups and risk sacrificing our good health and well-being?

    In this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the bestselling Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, challenges how we think about life--one-third of which is spent asleep. He deftly explores not only the science of sleep but also why we endlessly tell stories--even to ourselves, as we dream.

    Holden combines his own illuminating storytelling with a treasure trove of timeless classics and contemporary gems. Poems and short stories, fairy tales and fables, reveries and nocturnes--from Robert Frost to Haruki Murakami, Jimmy Carter to Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood to Nora Ephron, Vladimir Nabokov to Walt Whitman--are all woven together to replicate the journey of a single night's sleep.

    So close your laptop and put away your mobile phone. Curl up and crash out with the ultimate bedside book, one you'll return to again and again, or give as a gift to a friend or loved one. Filled with moonlight and magic, laughter and tears, Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups joyfully provides the ultimate way to end the day--and begin the night...

    Believer 137

    Believer 137

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    The Believer, a twelve-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a literature, arts, and culture magazine published by the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, and based in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In each issue, readers will find journalism, essays, intimate interviews, an expansive comics section, poetry, timely and untimely reviews, and on occasion, delightful and unexpected bonus items. The magazine is edited by a group of novelists, poets, artists, critics, regular readers of the Chicago Manual of Style, and aficionados of print and digital literature. Our regular columnists are Nick Hornby and Peter Orner. All editions of The Believer are perfect-bound and printed by friendly Canadians on recycled, acid-free, heavy-stock paper and suitable for archiving, framing, or reading in the tub. We publish five issues a year, including one double issue. Questions? Please give us a call: (866) 930-0264 or reach us by email: CustomerService@BelieverMag.info.