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The authors we spoke to were modest enough not to recommend their own works. We decided to do it for them.

    Robert Bly

  • American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity (HarperCollins: 1990)
  • Iron John (Vintage: 1992)
    Sissela Bok

  • Secrets (Vintage: 1990)
  • Lying (Vintage: 1990)
    Sandra Cisneros

  • The House on Mango Street (Knopf: 1994)
    Stephen Greenblatt

  • Marvelous Possessions (University of Chicago: 1991)
  • Learning to Curse (Routledge Kegan Paul: 1992)
    Christopher Hitchens

  • Blood, Class, and Nostalgia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1990)
    Maxine Hong Kingston

  • The Woman Warrior (Knopf: 1976)
  • China Men (Knopf: 1980)
  • Tripmaster Monkey (Vintage: 1990)
    Sam Keen

  • Fire in the Belly (Bantam: 1992)
  • Hymns to an Unknown God (Bantam: 1994)
    Herbert Kohl

  • I Won’t Learn From You (New Press: 1994)
    Ursula K. Le Guin

  • The Left Hand of Darkness (Walker: 1994; orig. date 1969)
  • A Fisherman of the Inland Sea (HarperPrism: 1994)
    Gus Lee

  • China Boy (Penguin: 1991)
  • Honor and Duty (Knopf: 1994)
    Grace Paley

  • Later the Same Day (Penguin: 1986)
  • The Collected Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1994)
    Katha Pollitt

  • Reasonable Creatures (Knopf: 1994)
    Richard Russo

  • The Risk Pool (Vintage: 1994)
  • Nobody’s Fool (Vintage: 1994)
    Art Spiegelman

  • Maus I (Pantheon: 1986)
  • Maus II (Pantheon: 1991)
  • The Wild Party (Pantheon: 1994)
    Brent Staples

  • Parallel Time (Pantheon: 1994)
    Gloria Steinem

  • Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (Signet: 1986)
  • Revolution From Within (Little, Brown: 1992)
  • Moving Beyond Words (Simon & Schuster: 1994)
    Tobias Wolff

  • This Boy’s Life (HarperPerenial: 1992)
  • In Pharaoh’s Army (Knopf: 1994)

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