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June 19th, 2020

On this week's Front Table, human costs of deportation, Clarence Major, prophetic figures in twentieth-century America, feminist takes on hyper-incarceration in the United States, histories of visual imperialism, and more!


The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants (Princeton University Press)
By Adam Goodman

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June 19th, 2020

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Everywhere You Don't Belong (Algonquin Books)
By Gabriel Bump

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June 19th, 2020

The Torture Letters: Reckoning with Police Violence (University of Chicago Press)
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June 19th, 2020

On the Front Table this week, a capacious reading of the Western religious tradition on nature, alternative 90s culture in rural Ohio, Shirley Hazzard, an illuminating self-portrait from one of the most eminent historians of our time, new perspectives on the power of V. S. Naipaul’s writing, and more! Browse anytime at semcoop.com


Bach's Musical Universe: The Composer and His Work (W. W. Norton & Company)
By Christoph...

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June 19th, 2020

On the Front Table this week, the history of affirmative action, unlikely cases of the love-hate relationship between serious fiction and commercial advice, the genius of megachurches, forgotten works of Islamic literature, Emily Dickinson, and more! Browse anytime at semcoop.com


The Affirmative Action Puzzle (Pantheon Books)
By Melvin I. Urofsky

From Melvin I. Urofsky, acclaimed legal historian and...

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June 19th, 2020

On the Front Table this week, explorations of mankind's relationship to myth, critiques of virtual transparency, ideas of heaven and hell, (still) urgent analyses of American life, the history of the codpiece, and more! Browse anytime at semcoop.com 


American Birds: A Literary Companion (Library of America)

By Andrew Rubenfeld & Terry Tempest Williams

As this beguiling literary...

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June 19th, 2020

On our Front Table this week, risk as celebration, subtle (albeit profound) reconsiderations of time in the Renaissance, the history of the midlife crisis, new ways of thinking about our interconnected hemisphere, and more. Browse our Front Table anytime at semcoop.com.



Anachronic Renaissance (Zone Books)
By Alexander Nagel & Christopher S. Wood

In this widely anticipated book, two leading contemporary art historians...

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June 19th, 2020

This week, we're departing from our typical Front Table feature to go into the stacks to bring you our poetry and fiction "front table" selections. As ever, you can shop both section at semcoop.com.


 

44 poems for you (Copper Canyon Press) 
By Sarah Ruhl

Playwright Sarah Ruhl's first book of poetry, 44 Poems for You, offers poems that form a subtle, personal meditation on family, motherhood, and loss. With a finely tuned ear for...

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June 19th, 2020

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June 19th, 2020

Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.
 


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