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The Art of the Personal Essay
The Art of the Personal Essay
Written by Phillip Lopate
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385423397
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The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: January 15, 1997
Price: $21.00

For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational  tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward  candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay  seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities,  fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals... Read more >
Shakespeare's Montaigne
Shakespeare's Montaigne
Written by Michel de Montaigne, Edited by Stephen Greenblatt, Translated by John Florio, Introduction by Peter G. Platt
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ISBN: 9781590177228
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Shakespeare's Montaigne
The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection
Written by Michel de Montaigne
Edited by Stephen Greenblatt
Translated by John Florio
Introduction by Peter G. Platt


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader—a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne’s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne—though how extensively remains a matter of debate—and that the translation... Read more >
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Goethe's Faust
Goethe's Faust
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Translated by Walter Kaufmann, Introduction by Walter Kaufmann
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ISBN: 9780385031141
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Goethe's Faust

Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Introduction by Walter Kaufmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: December 4, 1962
Price: $11.95

The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two. Read more >
The Impossible Exile
The Impossible Exile
Written by George Prochnik
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590516126
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $27.95

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual... Read more >
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The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
Written by Franz Kafka, Translated by Stanley Corngold
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ISBN: 9780812985146
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The Metamorphosis

Written by Franz Kafka
Translated by Stanley Corngold


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $15.00

Translated, edited, and with an Introduction by Stanley Corngold
Featuring essays by Philip Roth, W. H Auden, and Walter Benjamin

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Franz Kafka... Read more >
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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Foreword by Neil Gaiman
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ISBN: 9781609800734
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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Foreword by Neil Gaiman


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $11.95

From Slapstick's "Turkey Farm" to Slaughterhouse-Five's eternity in a Tralfamadorean zoo cage with Montana Wildhack, the question of the afterlife never left Kurt Vonnegut's mind. In God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, Vonnegut skips back and forth between life and the Afterlife as if the difference between them were rather slight. In... Read more >
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My Life in Middlemarch
My Life in Middlemarch
Written by Rebecca Mead
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ISBN: 9780307984784
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My Life in Middlemarch

Written by Rebecca Mead


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when... Read more >
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My Life in Middlemarch
My Life in Middlemarch
Written by Rebecca Mead
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307984760
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My Life in Middlemarch

Written by Rebecca Mead


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $25.00

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when... Read more >
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The Gift
The Gift
Written by Lewis Hyde
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ISBN: 9780307279507
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The Gift
Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Written by Lewis Hyde


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $16.95

By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Widely available again after twenty-five years, this book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An... Read more >
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The Age of Insight
The Age of Insight
Written by Eric Kandel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068715
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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $40.00

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
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