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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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The Colossus of New York
The Colossus of New York
Written by Colson Whitehead
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ISBN: 9781400031245
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The Colossus of New York

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $14.95

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.

A masterful evocation of the city... 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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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 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 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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Thirst
Thirst
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Translated by Martin E. Weir
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ISBN: 9781612193007
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Thirst
A Novel of the Iran-Iraq War
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Translated by Martin E. Weir


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Dowlatabadi draws a detailed, realist picture of Iranian life . . . in language that is complex and lyrical.”The Financial Times

In the midst of the Iran–Iraq War, an Iraqi journalist is given a tour of a military prison. The Major in charge of the camp informs the writer of what is expected... 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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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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New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
New and Selected Poems, Volume Two
Written by Mary Oliver
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ISBN: 9780807068878
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New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2007
Price: $16.00

Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published... Read more >
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