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Movies (And Other Things)

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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

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WhiteEllis offers a first work of nonfiction meditating on the social media age The result is both a defense of freedom of speech and a critique of the likeability factor that can impede it.

Coventry: Essays

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The Science of Storytelling

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The Story of Kullervo

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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

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Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader

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The Hatred of Poetry

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Feel Free: Essays

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Daemon Voices

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