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The Size of Thoughts
The Size of Thoughts
Written by Nicholson Baker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307807519
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The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $13.99

The Size of Thoughts, a collection of essays that have appeared in the New Yorker and other publications, includes one never-before-published piece on the world of electronics. The essays celebrate the joy--and exquisite details--of everything from library card catalogs and reading aloud to the significance of wine stains on a tablecloth.

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The Wave in the Mind
The Wave in the Mind
Written by Ursula K. Le Guin
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ISBN: 9781590300060
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The Wave in the Mind
Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
Written by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2004
Price: $22.95

Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes... Read more >
A Man Without a Country

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Daniel Simon


Format: eBook0
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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Reality Hunger
Reality Hunger
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780307387974
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Reality Hunger
A Manifesto
Written by David Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.95

With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past...

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Letters to a Young Poet
Letters to a Young Poet
Written by Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Stephen Mitchell
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ISBN: 9780679642329
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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $16.00

Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of the twentieth century. Written when the poet was himself still a young man, with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his own writing... 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: $15.99

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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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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House of Light

Written by Mary Oliver


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On Sale: March 28, 2012
Price: $16.00

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.


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Indian Givers
Indian Givers
Written by Jack Weatherford
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ISBN: 9780307717160
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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $11.99

"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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At Blackwater Pond
At Blackwater Pond
Written by Mary Oliver, Narrated by Mary Oliver
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780807007006
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At Blackwater Pond
Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver
Written by Mary Oliver
Narrated by Mary Oliver


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc0
On Sale: April 1, 2006
Price: $19.95

One of the astonishing aspects of Oliver's work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. --Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review

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