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Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word by Toni Morrison
Walking Through Walls: A Memoir by Philip Smith
Feeling the Shoulder of the Lion: Poems & Teaching Stories from the Mathnawi by Jelaluddin Rumi
Songs of Enchantment by Ben Okri
Open Society and Its Enemies (Volume 2) by Karl Raimund Popper
Interview with the vampire by Anne Rice
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About meI am a member of the PEN American Center and the Academy of American Poets. Throughout 2010 and 2011, I enjoyed the amazing honor of serving as editor for the Civil War Savannah Book Series. Such a project would be an important one under any circumstances but for me it was especially so because Savannah, Georgia, is my hometown. And also because the first volume of the series has been published during the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and during a year declared by the United Nations as the International Year for People of African Descent.
About my libraryMy library is one that grew while I lived in many different places: colleges in Savannah, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Philadelphia; St. Paul, Minn.; and San Francisco; military and other travels all over the world. Call it an eclectic mix of biographies, spiritual philosophy, language dictionaries, history books, books I've written, books I wish I had written, French literature translations, Harlem Renaissance era reference titles, tons on my favorite poets such as Rumi, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Rilke...
GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, African-American Fiction/Nonfiction, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Book reviewers, Books on Books, Books that made me think, Editors, Researchers, Whatever, Jack Kerouac, Mystical & Spiritual —show all groups, Poetry Fool, Proust, Writer-readers
Favorite authorsAberjhani, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Honoré de Balzac, Coleman Barks, Jorge Luis Borges, Albert Camus, Rosemary Daniell, Junot Díaz, Henry Dumas, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Aretha Franklin, Kahlil Gibran, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Franz Kafka, Dambudzo Marechera, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison, Anaïs Nin, Barack Obama, Ben Okri, Grace Paley, François Rabelais, Eugene Redmond, Sallie Ann Robinson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Susan L. Taylor, Jean Toomer, Luther E. Vann, Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Shared favorites)
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