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Diary of the Fall

Written by Michel Laub
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-59051-651-5 (1-59051-651-6)

A cruel schoolboy prank leaves the only Catholic boy in an elite Jewish school in Porto Alegre terribly injured. Years later, one of his classmates revisits that episode, trying to come to terms with the choices he made then and his present demons. 

Diary of the Fall is the story of three generations... Read more >
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The Broken Road
From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Written by Patrick Leigh Fermor


Format: Hardcover, 392 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-754-9 (1-59017-754-1)

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the... Read more >
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Written by Ken Ludwig


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95149-6 (0-307-95149-9)

Williams Shakespeare’s plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poetry, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Jane Austen to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters... Read more >
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I Am Forbidden
A Novel
Written by Anouk Markovits


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98474-6 (0-307-98474-5)

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TransAtlantic
A Novel
Written by Colum McCann


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6959-0 (1-4000-6959-9)

In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of... Read more >

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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Written by Martin McDonagh


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 1998
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70523-6 (0-375-70523-6)

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part... Read more >

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A True Novel

Written by Minae Mizumura and Juliet Winters Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-706-2 (1-59051-706-7)

 A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success—despite racial and class prejudice—and an obsession with...

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The Seasons of Trouble
Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War
Written by Rohini Mohan


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-600-3 (1-78168-600-9)

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000. More than a million had been displaced by the conflict, and the resilient... Read more >
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Last Winter We Parted

Written by Fuminori Nakamura
Translated by Allison Markin Powell


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-455-0 (1-61695-455-8)

A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account of the case, from the bizarre and grisly details of the crime to the nature of the man behind it. The suspect, a world-renowned photographer named Kiharazaka, has a deeply... Read more >
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The Retreat from Moscow
A Play About a Family
Written by William Nicholson


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 23, 2004
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7763-2 (1-4000-7763-X)

“Riveting. . . . Subtle and powerful, [with] marvelous emotional complexity.” —John Lahr, The New Yorker

How well do we know the people we marry? Is it wrong to decide it’s time to be honest? Is love enough to save a family? In The Retreat from Moscow, William Nicholson, the celebrated author... Read more >
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Seven Famous Greek Plays

Written by Whitney J. Oates


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1955
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70125-7 (0-394-70125-9)

"In the interval between the epics of Homer...and the age of the three great tragic poets, thinkers began to explore the various phenomena of the external world and came to understand many aspects of nature which had hitherto been shrouded in complete mystery. The creative literary activity of this epoch likewise... Read more >

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Playwrights at Work

Written by Paris Review
Edited by George Plimpton
Introduction by John Lahr


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 30, 2000
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64021-9 (0-679-64021-5)

This third volume in Modern Library’s Paris Review: Writers at Work series gives the student a chance to study the words and opinions of some of the most important and compelling playwrights of our time. The interviews collected here range in date from 1956 to 1997 and in personality from Tennessee... Read more >

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
A Novel
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-43683-2 (0-345-43683-0)

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice brings us a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings... Read more >
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No Exit and Three Other Plays

Written by Jean-Paul Sartre


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72516-9 (0-679-72516-4)

In these four plays, Sartre, the great existentialist novelist and philosopher, displays his mastery of drama. No Exit is an unforgettable portrayal of hell. The Flies is a modern reworking of the Electra-Orestes story. Dirty Hands is about a young intellectual torn between theory and praxis. The Respectful Prostitute is a... Read more >

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The Stray Dog Cabaret
A Book of Russian Poems
Afterword by Honor Moore
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Introduction by Catherine Ciepiela


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-191-2 (1-59017-191-8)

A New York Review Books Original

A master anthology of Russia’s most important poetry, newly collected and never before published in English

In the years before the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Stray Dog cabaret in St. Petersburg was the haunt of poets, artists, and musicians, a place to meet, drink, read, brawl, celebrate... Read more >

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A Well-tempered Heart

Written by Jan-Philipp Sendker


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-640-9 (1-59051-640-0)

The sequel to the international bestselling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
 
Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite... Read more >
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Midnight in the Century

Written by Victor Serge
Translated by Richard Greeman
Introduction by Richard Greeman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 16, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-770-9 (1-59017-770-3)

In 1933, Victor Serge was arrested by Stalin’s police, interrogated, and held in solitary confinement for more than eighty days. Released, he spent two years in exile in remote Orenburg. These experiences were the inspiration for Midnight in the Century, Serge’s searching novel about revolutionaries living in the shadow of Stalin’s... Read more >
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Antony and Cleopatra

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21289-1 (0-553-21289-3)

The queen of the Nile meets her match in Marc Antony, and the lovers destroy each other--yet triumph in ruin--in this great romantic tragedy. Read more >
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As You Like It

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21290-7 (0-553-21290-7)

As You Like It, Shakespeare's lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623.
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The Comedy of Errors

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21291-4 (0-553-21291-5)

When two sets of twins, separated and apparently lost to each other, all end up in the rowdy, rollicking city of Ephesus, the stage is set for mix-ups, mayhem, and mistaken identity--plus the timeless puns, jokes, gags, and suspense that makes this play a wonderful theatrical frolic and a brilliant tour... Read more >
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Four Comedies
The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night
Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21281-5 (0-553-21281-8)

Contains The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night. This edition of the complete works of Shakespeare contains photographs from New York Shakespeare
Festival productions, vivid readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Four Tragedies
Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth
Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21283-9 (0-553-21283-4)

Edited by David Bevington, internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar. With a foreword by Joseph Papp, one of the most important forces in theater today. Contained here are Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth which are considered to be the four central works of Shakespearean tragedy and should be included in any list... Read more >
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Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21292-1 (0-553-21292-3)

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark who must reconcile his longing for oblivion with his duty to avenge his father's murder continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. The ghost, Ophelia's death and burial, the play within... Read more >
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Henry IV, Part One

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21293-8 (0-553-21293-1)

A play alive with escapades and action, comedy and history, Henry IV, Part One begins the transformation of the madcap Prince Hal into the splendid ruler King Henry. In it a rebellion against King and State is juxtaposed with another rebellion--the riotous misbehavior of Hal and his companions, principally Falstaff. A... Read more >
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Henry IV, Part Two

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21294-5 (0-553-21294-X)

The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities... Read more >
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