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Strange worlds full of even stranger people.

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A “Modern Prometheus” that left a timeless mark.

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With stories old and new, these gothic horror novels have the classic dark mood you love and the modern twists you can't resist.

8 Scariest Vampires in Literature

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Alice Walker Poems That Everyone Needs to Read

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."

Complicated Fathers in Literature

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Why the Lost Generation Writers Still Resonate With Us

Almost a century later, hope continues to endure through disillusionment.

Alice Walker Tells Us How We Can Have Peace on Earth

Read an essay from Alice Walker’s book, Living by the Word.

10 Essential Sherman Alexie Books

The National Book Award winner has written much more than The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.