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What We See When We Read
What We See When We Read
Written by Peter Mendelsund
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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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Evidence
Evidence
Written by Mary Oliver
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807069059
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Evidence
Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $15.00

Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems of arresting beauty that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from...

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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins
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ISBN: 9780553383539
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $15.00

Known for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter work has appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times. Collected here for the first time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations—and even some untypical country-music lyrics—offer a rare overview of the eclectic sensibility of... Read more >
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Playing In The Dark
Playing In The Dark
Written by Toni Morrison
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ISBN: 9780679745426
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Playing In The Dark
Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: July 27, 1993
Price: $13.95

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.

Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence... Read more >
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
Written by Sylvia Plath, Foreword by Ted Hughes
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ISBN: 9780385493918
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The Journals of Sylvia Plath

Written by Sylvia Plath
Foreword by Ted Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 11, 1998
Price: $16.95

Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for her writing. Plath once called her journal her “Sargasso,” her repository of... Read more >
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson, Introduction by Douglas Brinkley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679603313
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Introduction by Douglas Brinkley


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: December 7, 1999
Price: $23.00

"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. ... Read more >
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A Man Without a Country

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Daniel Simon


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $23.95

A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter... Read more >
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Mencken Chrestomathy
Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780394752099
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Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: April 12, 1982
Price: $21.95

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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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On Being Blue
On Being Blue
Written by William H. Gass, Introduction by Michael Gorra
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ISBN: 9781590177181
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On Being Blue
A Philosophical Inquiry
Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Michael Gorra


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.00

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do.

Gass writes:
Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional... Read more >
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