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NEW YORK JEW
NEW YORK JEW
Written by Alfred Kazin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151269
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NEW YORK JEW

Written by Alfred Kazin


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $15.99

Alfred Kazin, one of the central figures of America’s intellectual life in the 20th century, takes us into his own life and times. His autobiography encompasses, within a single large, fluent narrative, a personal story openly told; an inside look at New York’s innermost intellectual circles; and brilliantly astute observations of... Read more >
Levels of Life
Levels of Life
Written by Julian Barnes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385350778
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Levels of Life

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $22.95

An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Daily Candy Best Book of the Year


Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss—making Levels...

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Levels of Life
Levels of Life
Written by Julian Barnes
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ISBN: 9780385350785
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Levels of Life

Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss—making Levels of Life an immediate classic on the subject of grief.
 
Levels of Life is...

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Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro
Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro
Written by Henry James, Foreword by Leon Edel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781908968890
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Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro

Written by Henry James
Foreword by Leon Edel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

The novelist Henry James arrived in Venice as a tourist, and instantly fell in love with the city – particularly with the splendid Palazzo Barbaro, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. This selection of letters covers the period 1869-1907 and provides a unique record of the life and work of... Read more >
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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781906548292
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: Hardcover, 386 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $32.00

My Three Lives was Stefan Zweig’s working title for The World of Yesterday, also published by Pushkin Press, and here Matuschek uses the title to reference the three major phases in Zweig’s life—the years of apprenticeship, the years of success as a professional "working writer" in Salzburg, and finally the years... Read more >
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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
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ISBN: 9781782270058
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.95

Drawing on a great wealth of newly available sources, this definitive biography recounts the eventful life of a great writer spoilt by success-a life lived in the shadow of two world wars, and which ended tragically in a suicide pact.
Matuschek examines three major phases in the life of the... Read more >
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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Written by Richard Ellmann
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ISBN: 9780804151122
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Oscar Wilde

Written by Richard Ellmann


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $15.99

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably dramatic shape. Read more >
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Sydney and Violet
Sydney and Violet
Written by Stephen Klaidman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534093
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Sydney and Violet
Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Written by Stephen Klaidman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $27.95

A long overdue biography of the power couple that nurtured and influenced the literary world of early twentieth-century England

"I write primarily to pay homage to a beloved friend, but also in the hope that some future chronicler of the history of art and letters in our time may give... Read more >
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Sydney and Violet
Sydney and Violet
Written by Stephen Klaidman
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ISBN: 9780385534109
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Sydney and Violet
Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Written by Stephen Klaidman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $14.99

A long overdue biography of the power couple that nurtured and influenced the literary world of early twentieth-century England

"I write primarily to pay homage to a beloved friend, but also in the hope that some future chronicler of the history of art and letters in our time may give... Read more >
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
Written by Michael Paul Rogin
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ISBN: 9780307830944
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY

Written by Michael Paul Rogin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $24.99

In this major reconsideration of Herman Melville’s life and work, Michael Paul Rogin shows that Melville’s novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politically prominent family—which, three generations after its Revolutionary War heroes, produced an alcoholic, a bankrupt, and... Read more >
Good Prose
Good Prose
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812982152
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Good Prose
The Art of Nonfiction
Written by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $16.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Good Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where a young freelance... Read more >
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Gabriele d'Annunzio
Gabriele d'Annunzio
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
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ISBN: 9780385349703
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Gabriele d'Annunzio
Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.99

Godfather to Mussolini, national hero of Italy and the WWI irredentist movement, literary icon of Joyce and Pound, lover of actress Eleonora Duse: here is Lucy Hughes-Hallett’s extraordinary biography of Gabriele d’Annunzio, poet, bon vivant, harbinger of Italian fascism.

Gabriele d’Annunzio was Italy’s premier poet at a time when poetry mattered enough...

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What Poets Are Like
What Poets Are Like
Written by Gary Soto
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781570618741
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What Poets Are Like
Up and Down with the Writing Life
Written by Gary Soto


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.00

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of the writing life that... Read more >
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What Poets Are Like
Up and Down with the Writing Life
Written by Gary Soto


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.00

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of the writing life that... Read more >
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Reading Rilke
Reading Rilke
Written by William H. Gass
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ISBN: 9780804150927
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Reading Rilke
Reflections on the Problems of Translation
Written by William H. Gass


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $12.99

The greatly admired essayist, novelist, and philosopher, author of Cartesian Sonata, Finding a Form, and The Tunnel, reflects on the art of translation and on Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies -- and gives us his own translation of Rilke's masterwork.

After nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke in English, William Gass undertook... Read more >
Inside Out
Inside Out
Written by Walter Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780804150484
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Inside Out
A Memoir of the Blacklist
Written by Walter Bernstein


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $12.99

In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling his writing careers in Hollywood and then television, Bernstein tells of the blacklisting for communism which brought ostracism... Read more >
An Afghanistan Picture Show
An Afghanistan Picture Show
Written by William T. Vollmann
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ISBN: 9781612191980
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An Afghanistan Picture Show
Or, How I Saved the World
Written by William T. Vollmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $16.95

Never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years, a personal account of the origins of America's longest war.

In 1982, the young William Vollmann worked odd jobs, including as a secretary at an insurance company, until he'd saved up enough money to go to Afghanistan, where he wanted... Read more >
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Elsewhere
Elsewhere
Written by Richard Russo
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ISBN: 9780307949769
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Elsewhere

Written by Richard Russo


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $15.00

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo turns to memoir in this hilarious and bittersweet account of his lifelong bond with his high-strung, spirited mother—and the small town she spent her life trying to escape. Anyone familiar with Russo’s novels will recognize Gloversville—once famous...

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An Afghanistan Picture Show
Or, How I Saved the World
Written by William T. Vollmann


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.95

Never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years, a personal account of the origins of America's longest war.

In 1982, the young William Vollmann worked odd jobs, including as a secretary at an insurance company, until he'd saved up enough money to go to Afghanistan, where he wanted... Read more >
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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Kit Maude


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.95

“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”
—Jorge Luis Borges

Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That... Read more >
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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
Written by Jorge Luis Borges, Translated by Kit Maude
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612192048
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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Kit Maude


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.95

“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”
—Jorge Luis Borges

Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That... Read more >
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Dreadful
Dreadful
Written by David Margolick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590515716
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Dreadful
The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Written by David Margolick


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $28.95

American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor... Read more >
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Dreadful
The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Written by David Margolick


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $22.99

American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor... Read more >
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College of One
College of One
Written by Sheilah Graham, Afterword by Wendy W. Fairey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612192833
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College of One

Written by Sheilah Graham
Afterword by Wendy W. Fairey


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

The moving story of how F. Scott Fitzgerald—washed up, alcoholic and ill—dedicated himself to devising a heartfelt course in literature for the woman he loved.

In 1937, on the night of her engagement to the Marquess of Donegall, Sheilah Graham met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a party in Hollywood. Graham, a British-born... Read more >
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College of One

Written by Sheilah Graham
Afterword by Wendy W. Fairey


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.00

The moving story of how F. Scott Fitzgerald—washed up, alcoholic and ill—dedicated himself to devising a heartfelt course in literature for the woman he loved.

In 1937, on the night of her engagement to the Marquess of Donegall, Sheilah Graham met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a party in Hollywood. Graham, a British-born... Read more >
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