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A Political Companion to James Baldwin

edited by Susan J. McWilliams with contributions by Susan J. McWilliams, Lawrie Balfour, P.J. Brendese, Susan J. McWilliams, Nicholas Buccola, George Shulman, Vincent Lloyd, Wilson Carey McWilliams, Joel Schlosser, Brian Norman, Ulf Schulenberg, Jack Turner, Lisa Beard, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., and Rachel Brahinsky

In seminal works such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, and The Fire Next Time, acclaimed author and social critic James Baldwin (1924–1987) expresses his profound belief that writers have the power to transform society, to engage the public, and to inspire and channel conversation to achieve lasting change.

A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor

edited by Henry T. Edmondson III with contributions by John Sikes Jr., Benjamin B. Alexander, Michael L. Schroeder, Margaret Earley Whitt, George Piggford, Sarah Gordon, Ralph Wood, Marc Bosco, Farrell O'Gorman, Gary Cuiba, Henry T. Edmondson III, John Roos, Christina Bieber-Lake, John F. Desmond, and Marion Montgomery

Acclaimed author and Catholic thinker Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964) penned two novels, two collections of short stories, various essays, and numerous book reviews over the course of her life.

A Political Companion to Philip Roth

edited by Claudia Franziska Brühwiler and Lee Trepanier with contributions by Lee Trepanier, Claudia Franziska Brühwiler, Philip Roth, Aimee Pozorski, Claudia Franziska Brühwiler, Simon Stow, Michael G. Festl, Louis Gordon, Matthew Shipe, Till Kinzel, Yael Maurer, Debra Shostak, Brett Ashley Kaplan, and Andy Connolly

Philip Roth is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and acclaimed writers.

A Political Companion to Marilynne Robinson

edited by Shannon L. Mariotti and Joseph H. Lane Jr.

Marilynne Robinson is arguably one of the most important writers of our time.

A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreau

edited by Jack Turner

The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated scholars, activists, and ecologists for more than a century.