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The Anthology of Rap

Whether you're an aficionado of rap or unschooled in its eloquence, you'll likely be surprised by the unswaggering yet persuasive confidence with which this anthology of 300 lyrics, written over 30 years, makes the case for the immediate and enduring relevance of its poetic tradition. Edited by Andrew DuBois and BNR contributor Adam Bradley.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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