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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
Written by Elia Kazan, Edited by Albert J. Devlin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267160
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Written by Elia Kazan
Edited by Albert J. Devlin


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $40.00

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and... Read more >
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Selected Letters of William Styron
Selected Letters of William Styron
Written by William Styron, Edited by Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068067
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Selected Letters of William Styron

Written by William Styron
Edited by Rose Styron and R. Blakeslee Gilpin


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $40.00

In 1950, at the age of twenty-four, William Clark Styron, Jr., wrote to his mentor, Professor William Blackburn of Duke University. The young writer was struggling with his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, and he was nervous about whether his “strain and toil” would amount to anything. “When I mature... Read more >
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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Written by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763651503
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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature

Written by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $22.99

Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids’ lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children’s books.

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or anyone wondering about the post–Harry Potter children’s... Read more >
What We See When We Read
What We See When We Read
Written by Peter Mendelsund
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804171649
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What We See When We Read

Written by Peter Mendelsund


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $13.99

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.

What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us... Read more >
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: eBook, 340 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $21.99

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 Age of Insight
The Age of Insight
Written by Eric Kandel
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ISBN: 9781588369307
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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: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $16.99

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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London
London
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780385497718
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London
A Biography
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $22.00

Here are two thousand years of London’s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar’s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire... Read more >
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Shakespeare's Montaigne
Shakespeare's Montaigne
Written by Michel de Montaigne, Edited by Stephen Greenblatt, Translated by John Florio, Introduction by Peter G. Platt
Format: Trade Paperback
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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Music for Chameleons
Music for Chameleons
Written by Truman Capote
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ISBN: 9780679745662
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Music for Chameleons

Written by Truman Capote


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $15.00

In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise...

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Letters to a Young Poet
Letters to a Young Poet
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Stephen Mitchell, Foreword by Stephen Mitchell
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780394741048
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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: October 12, 1986
Price: $11.00

Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come. Read more >
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