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The Sins of Hollywood

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Ed Roberts


Exacerbated by several high-profile Hollywood scandals, a wave of anti-Hollywood rhetoric tried to paint the movie capital as a veritable ho…

Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners

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Theodore Dreiser


Serialized in Shadowland from November 1921 to February 1922, Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners is Theodore Dreiser's shocking four part exp…

My Trip Abroad

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Charlie Chaplin


"A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible for the whole thing." So beg…

The Eyes of the Movie

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Harry Alan Potamkin


"The movie was born in the laboratory and reared in the counting-house. It is a benevolent monster of four I's: Inventor, Investor, Imp…

The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America

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D. W. Griffith


The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America was D.W. Griffith's first response to the attacks made on The Birth of a Nation. In it he played…

The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier

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Walt Whitman


Published anonymously in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (with an earlier draft also appearing as “Arrow-Tip” in The Aristidean), The Half-Breed: A…

Told Under a White Oak Tree

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William S. Hart


An inside look into the wild world of silent movie cowboy William S. Hart... as narrated by his horse! This is a fascinating (if fictionaliz…

Arqtiq: A Study of the Marvels at the North Pole

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Anna Adolph


Described by author Liza Daly as a "strange masterpiece of outsider art," Arqtiq is a bizarre, borderline hallucinatory work of fe…

Ornaments in Jade

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Arthur Machen


Ornaments in Jade is a collection of short narrative experiments from Arthur Machen, with ten dreamlike tales that are equal parts enigmatic…

Rondah, or Thirty-Three Years in a Star

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Florence Carpenter Dieudonné


A bizarre and exuberant work of pure imagination, Rondah, or, Thirty-Three Years in a Star tells the story of a ragtag group of space explor…

The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

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Edward Carpenter


Written in 1908 by socialist critic and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex is a thoughtful, humanizing, and frequent…

The Garden God: A Tale of Two Boys

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Forrest Reid


The Garden God: A Tale of Two Boys is Forrest Reid’s tender, bracingly tragic reflection on adolescence, pantheism, Platonism, and homoeroti…

The Golden Book of Springfield

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Vachel Lindsay


The Golden Book of Springfield is American poet Vachel Lindsay's strange and mystical odyssey through the Springfield, Illinois of 2018, whe…

An Anglo-American Alliance: A Serio-Comic Romance and Forecast of the Future

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Gregory Casparian


Described by io9 as “the first lesbian science fiction novel,” An Anglo-American Alliance is a quasi-farcical tale of love, transformation, …

The Black Riders and Other Lines (Version 2)

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Stephen Crane


Written in a purgative frenzy of pure imagination (“They came, and I wrote them, that’s all”), Stephen Crane’s The Black Riders and Other Li…

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In The Toys of Peace

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Saki


This is the fifth collection of short stories by Saki (H.H. Munro), and was published posthumously in 1923. Even so, many of the stories are…

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In Herndon's Lincoln

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William H. Herndon and Jesse William Weik and William H. Herndon


A biography of Abraham Lincoln by his long-time law partner, William Herndon and Herndon's collaborator, Jesse Weik. The book is notable for…

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In The Mysterious Island (version 2)

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Jules Verne


The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, dur…

14 - Exposure

In Poems

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Wilfred Owen


A collection of poems by the English war poet and soldier of the First World War, Wilfred Owen. Owen is regarded by historians as the leadin…