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Monday, February 7, 2011

Forthcoming from The Library of America (Summer–Fall 2011)

We are pleased to announce the Library of America’s Summer–Fall 2011 publication schedule, an exciting list of titles which displays the quality and depth of American literary history.

Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs
S. T. Joshi, editor
September / Library of America #219

Harlem Renaissance Novels (two volumes)
Rafia Zafar, editor
September / Library of America #217 and #218
  • Cane, Jean Toomer 
  • Home to Harlem, Claude McKay
  • Quicksand, Nella Larsen
  • Plum Bun, Jessie Redmon Fauset
  • The Blacker the Berry, Wallace Thurman
  • Not Without Laughter, Langston Hughes
  • Black No More, George Schuyler
  • The Conjure-Man Dies, Rudolph Fisher
  • Black Thunder, Arna Bontemps

Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997–2000
Ross Miller, editor
October / Library of America #220
  • American Pastoral
  • I Married a Communist
  • The Human Stain

Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973
Sidney Offit, editor
June / Library of America #216
  • Cat’s Cradle
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Stories

The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Sanford Schwartz, editor

The 50 Funniest American Writers*:
A Humor Anthology from Mark Twain to The Onion
   *according to Andy Borowitz


Into the Blue: American Writers on Aviation and Spaceflight
Joseph J. Corn, editor

Library of America Paperback Classics (four volumes)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter, with an introduction by Harold Bloom
  • James Weldon Johnson: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, with an introduction by Charles Johnson
  • John Muir: My First Summer in the Sierra and Selected Essays, with an introduction by Bill McKibben
  • George Washington: Selected Writings, with an introduction by Ron Chernow

And if you own an e-Reader: We are also finishing up a first batch of Library of America e-books, which we expect to release this spring and which will available in several formats that will accommodate most devices. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a separate announcement.


  1. I'm very interested in the Roth series.

  2. Vonnegut: about time. You will be tapping a whole new audience of teenage boys. Including my 16-year old son. Well done!! *

  3. Personally, I'm very excited about the Bierce collection.

    So it goes.

  4. Looking forward to Bierce.

  5. Excellent, excellent, excellent. You folks impress me more all the time.

  6. Are the ebooks dead? It is almost 2012 and they have yet to be released.

  7. Our first e-book (50 Funniest American Writers) was released this past week. The iPad and Kindle versions are available for sale; we were waiting for the other formats to go live before making an announcement on our blog.

    Currently in proofreading: Civil War (vols 1 & 2), Pauline Kael, Bierce, Tocqueville, Debate on the Constitution 1&2. These will begin releasing shortly after the holidays. Whitman and Lincoln after that.

    Our apologies that this process has taken so long. E-book conversion firms are not used to the high level of standards we have insisted on: not only is the formatting for our books rather complicated (plays, letters, poetry, etc.), but we don't have digital files for our older titles and they require an additional level of scanning and conversion. As a result, each e-book has been getting two full proofreadings--in each of the major formats. It's been a learning curve for our relatively small staff, but we trust it will be worth the wait.


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