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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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The Hall of Uselessness
The Hall of Uselessness
Written by Simon Leys, Foreword by Simon Leys
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ISBN: 9781590176207
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379979
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert...

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I Think You're Totally Wrong
I Think You're Totally Wrong
Written by David Shields and Caleb Powell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385351942
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I Think You're Totally Wrong
A Quarrel
Written by David Shields and Caleb Powell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $25.95

An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art—beers included.

Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he’s a stay-at-home dad to three young girls), whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art...

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Indian Givers
Indian Givers
Written by Jack Weatherford
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ISBN: 9780307717153
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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful...Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."
THE WASHINGTON POST
After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack... Read more >
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For the Time Being
For the Time Being
Written by Annie Dillard
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ISBN: 9780375703478
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For the Time Being

Written by Annie Dillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $15.95

National Bestseller

"Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy as it is sublime, For the Time Being is, in the truest sense, an eye- opener."--Daily News

From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being... Read more >
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The Corpse Walker
The Corpse Walker
Written by Liao Yiwu
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ISBN: 9780307388377
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The Corpse Walker
Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up
Written by Liao Yiwu


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $16.95

The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner... Read more >
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The Theatre of the Absurd
The Theatre of the Absurd
Written by Martin Esslin
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ISBN: 9781400075232
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The Theatre of the Absurd

Written by Martin Esslin


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.00

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet... Read more >
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Atlantis
Atlantis
Written by Arysio Santos
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ISBN: 9781556439568
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Atlantis
The Lost Continent Finally Found
Written by Arysio Santos


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $21.95

The late author Arysio Santos was a highly regarded climatologist, geologist, and nuclear physicist. He was also a scholar of history, folklore, languages, and the occult. In this groundbreaking study of Atlantis, he draws on all these disciplines, as well as ancient maps, Plato’s dialogues, and folkloric narratives, to provide the... Read more >
The World of Raymond Chandler
The World of Raymond Chandler
Written by Raymond Chandler
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ISBN: 9780385352369
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The World of Raymond Chandler
In His Own Words
Written by Raymond Chandler


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $27.95

 Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day, editor of The...

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