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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: $15.95

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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College of One
College of One
Written by Sheilah Graham, Afterword by Wendy W. Fairey
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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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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: $14.99

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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An Education in Happiness
An Education in Happiness
Written by Flavia Arzeni, Translated by Howard Curtis
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ISBN: 9781906548711
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An Education in Happiness
The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore
Written by Flavia Arzeni
Translated by Howard Curtis


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.95

Happiness "is neither a privilege of the few, nor a fleeting state of mind: it is hidden behind a door that every person can open once they have found it, at the end of an arduous journey of self-discovery."
The two Nobel Prize-winning writers Rabindranath Tagore and Hermann Hesse are arguably very... Read more >
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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
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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: $13.99

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: 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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