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The Difficulty of Being
The Difficulty of Being
Written by Jean Cocteau, Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge, Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien
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ISBN: 9781612192901
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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and... Read more >
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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and... Read more >
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The Fading Smile
The Fading Smile
Written by Peter Davison
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ISBN: 9780307832962
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The Fading Smile
Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath,
Written by Peter Davison


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2013
Price: $17.99

"A beautiful and richly instructive book, a worthy and welcome sequel to Eileen Simpson's Poets in Their Youth."

Louis S. Auchincloss

An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. That was the... Read more >
Dared And Done
Dared And Done
Written by Julia Markus
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ISBN: 9780307832979
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Dared And Done
The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
Written by Julia Markus


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $13.99

A Riveting and brilliant work of biography. The story of two great English poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, whose work was immediately recognized and adored by their contemporaries, whose courtship ranks with the great love stories of all time -- and in whose marriage romance was not merely sustained but... Read more >
Walter Pater
Walter Pater
Written by Denis Donoghue
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ISBN: 9780307831576
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Walter Pater
Lover of Strange Souls
Written by Denis Donoghue


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

A TWENTIETH-CENTURY intellectual of the first rank presents the case for the nineteenth-century aesthetician whose elegant subversions delivered us to modernism. Walter Pater (1839-1894) was an obscure Oxford don until 1873, when his first book, The Renaissance, exposed his argument favoring sensation over though and, in doing so, ignited a hard... Read more >
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Written by Artur Domoslawski
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ISBN: 9781781680810
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Ryszard Kapuscinski
A Life
Written by Artur Domoslawski


Format: Trade Paperback, 520 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
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The life and work of Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was dangerously bold and deeply enigmatic. This controversial biography opens up the secrets and contradictions of this globally renowned Polish journalist and writer.

Artur Domos?awski travels the globe, following in Kapu?ci?ski’s footsteps, delving into his private conflicts and anxieties and discovering the relationships that were... Read more >
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Written by Willa Cather, Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
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ISBN: 9780307959317
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

Written by Willa Cather
Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $19.99

This first publication of the letters of one of America’s most consistently admired writers is both an exciting and a significant literary event. Willa Cather, wanting to be judged on her work alone, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will. But now, more than sixty-five years after her...

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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Written by Willa Cather, Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307959300
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

Written by Willa Cather
Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $37.50

This first publication of the letters of one of America’s most consistently admired writers is both an exciting and a significant literary event. Willa Cather, wanting to be judged on her work alone, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will. But now, more than sixty-five years after her...

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Istanbul
Istanbul
Written by Orhan Pamuk, Read by John Lee
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ISBN: 9780804127172
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Istanbul
Memories and the City
Written by Orhan Pamuk
Read by John Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $24.00

A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a... Read more >
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Stations of the Heart
Stations of the Heart
Written by Richard Lischer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307960535
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Stations of the Heart
Parting with a Son
Written by Richard Lischer


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $25.00

This poignant love story of a father for his son is at once funny, heartbreaking, and hopeful. In it a young man teaches his entire family “a new way to die” with wit, candor, and, always, remarkable grace. This emotionally riveting account probes the heart without sentimentality or self-pity.

As...

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Stations of the Heart
Stations of the Heart
Written by Richard Lischer
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ISBN: 9780307960542
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Stations of the Heart
Parting with a Son
Written by Richard Lischer


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.99

This poignant love story of a father for his son is at once funny, heartbreaking, and hopeful. In it a young man teaches his entire family “a new way to die” with wit, candor, and, always, remarkable grace. This emotionally riveting account probes the heart without sentimentality or self-pity.

As...

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Shelley: The Pursuit

Written by Richard Holmes
Introduction by Richard Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $35.00

Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes—the finest literary biographer of our day—made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of “a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure.” Expelled from college, disowned... Read more >
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Farther and Wilder
Farther and Wilder
Written by Blake Bailey
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ISBN: 9780307273581
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Farther and Wilder
The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson
Written by Blake Bailey


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $30.00

From the prizewinning biographer of Richard Yates and John Cheever, here is the fascinating biography of Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend—a writer whose life and work encapsulated what it meant to be an addict and a closeted gay man in mid-century America, and what one had to do...

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Farther and Wilder
Farther and Wilder
Written by Blake Bailey
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ISBN: 9780307962201
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Farther and Wilder
The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson
Written by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.99

From the prizewinning biographer of Richard Yates and John Cheever, here is the fascinating biography of Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend—a writer whose life and work encapsulated what it meant to be an addict and a closeted gay man in mid-century America, and what one had to do...

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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Written by Thomas J. Reigstad
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ISBN: 9781616145910
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Written by Thomas J. Reigstad


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $19.00

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the... Read more >
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo

Written by Thomas J. Reigstad


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On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the... Read more >
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Wars I Have Seen
Wars I Have Seen
Written by Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9780307830197
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Wars I Have Seen

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
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Wars I Have Seen is the American writer Gertrude Stein's memoir of her experiences during the Second World War.  Gertrude Stein was living in Europe during the time of the war. Read more >
A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
Written by Geoffrey Wolff
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ISBN: 9780307829269
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A Day at the Beach
Recollections
Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $9.99

With these interwoven autobiographical essays, Geoffrey Wolff, author of the acclaimed The Duke of Deception, recounts the moral (and immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father, as he offers his spirited, elegant, and deeply felt observations on an extraordinary life: from wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases to a concupiscent career... Read more >
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Melville
Melville
Written by Andrew Delbanco
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ISBN: 9780307831712
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Melville
His World and Work
Written by Andrew Delbanco


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $12.99

If Dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. With a historian’s perspective and a critic’s insight, award-winning author Andrew Delbanco marvelously demonstrates that Melville was very much a man of his era and that he recorded — in his books, letters, and marginalia; and in conversations with... Read more >
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Victor Serge
Victor Serge
Written by Susan Weissman
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ISBN: 9781844678877
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Victor Serge
A Biography
Written by Susan Weissman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $29.95

Revolutionary novelist, historian, anarchist, Bolshevik and dissident—Victor Sergeis one of the most compelling figures of Soviet history. Set against some of themomentous events of the twentieth century, Victor Serge reveals dauntless vigor of a man whose views often reflect the struggles of our own time. Read more >
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Clear Springs
Clear Springs
Written by Bobbie Ann Mason
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ISBN: 9780307830241
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Clear Springs
A Memoir
Written by Bobbie Ann Mason


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

In this superb memoir, the bestselling author of In Country and other award-winning books tells her own story, and the story of a Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs. Like Russell Baker's Growing Up, Jill Ker Conway's The Road from Coorain, and other classic literary memoirs, Clear Springs takes... Read more >
Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
Written by John Tytell
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ISBN: 9780307833341
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Ezra Pound
The Solitary Volcano
Written by John Tytell


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $12.99

Unlike other biographical portraits of Ezra Pound, John Tytell’s brilliant and ambitious work offers an interpretive study that boldly confronts the emotional truths and psychological drama that formed this complex and controversial American poet. Neither an apology nor a condemnation, it presents instead a meticulous exploration into the mind and vision... Read more >
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Graven With Diamonds
Graven With Diamonds
Written by Nicola Shulman
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ISBN: 9781586422073
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Graven With Diamonds
The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Written by Nicola Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.00

In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

 Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and... Read more >
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Graven With Diamonds
The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Written by Nicola Shulman


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $19.99

In this thrillingly entertaining book, Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII's reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII's most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

 Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and... Read more >
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My Century

Written by Aleksander Wat
Translated by Richard Lourie
Introduction by Czeslaw Milosz


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $22.95

In My Century the great Polish poet Aleksander Wat provides a spellbinding account of life in Eastern Europe in the midst of the terrible twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, My Century describes the artistic, sexual, and political experimentation—in which Wat was a major participant—that followed... Read more >
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