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Ann Arbor Paperbacks (Series)

Beginning in 1954, the University of Michigan Press under the direction of legendary publisher Fred Wieck began its long commitment to keeping a select group of worthy titles in print for use by students and scholars. As a result, the Ann Arbor Paperbacks series became home to some of the most influential and hotly-debated writings in Western intellectual history, in addition to titles of exceptional importance to teaching and research in certain newly emerging fields of scholarly inquiry. While the series is not currently active, University of Michigan Press remains keenly interested in hearing from faculty members about titles which, though currently out of print, remain of central importance to teaching and learning in the various disciplines. Our hope is to continue to provide students and teachers with inexpensive editions of foundational texts for use both in and out of the college and university classroom.

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Early Greek Lyric Poetry

New approach to translating the Greek lyric poets

Poems from the Greek Anthology

Expanded Edition

Classic Greek poetry with a touch of the Beat

The Bamboo Grove

An Introduction to Sijo

A collection of short, introspective poems known as sijo--a form unique to Korea. They are skillfully translated by Korean scholar, Richard Rutt

You Alone Are Dancing

This prize-winning novel looks beyond Caribbean beaches and into the heart of a people and their struggle

The Emigrants

A compelling and intricate novel of emigration and the effects of colonialism on a people

The Pleasures of Exile

An examination of the effects of colonialism on those who are held in check

In the Castle of My Skin

An autobiographical novel of race and class by one of the leading Black writers of the 20th century

Period Piece

Memories of a turn-of-the-century childhood by the granddaughter of Charles Darwin

Bolshevik Visions

First Phase of the Cultural Revolution in Soviet Russia, Part 1

Second Edition

The Wandering Scholars

A study of the Goliards, itinerant Latin lyricists of the 12th and 13th centuries

Joan of Arc

Recreates Joan's mission, betrayal, and death


A work of transcendent importance, both for the history of literary criticism and in its own right