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The Devil Finds Work
The Devil Finds Work
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780307275950
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The Devil Finds Work

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $14.00

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the... Read more >
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Book Lust To Go
Book Lust To Go
Written by Nancy Pearl
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ISBN: 9781570616501
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Book Lust To Go
Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $16.95

Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to... Read more >
The Logic of Alice
The Logic of Alice
Written by Bernard M. Patten
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ISBN: 9781591026754
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The Logic of Alice
Clear Thinking in Wonderland
Written by Bernard M. Patten


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2008
Price: $21.99

Many commentaries have been devoted to Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The interpretations range from Freudian analysis to speculations about the real-life people who may have inspired the animal characters.
In this unique approach to interpreting Alice, the fruit of ten years of research, Dr. Bernard M. Patten shows... Read more >
In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays
In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays
Written by Katie Roiphe
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ISBN: 9780679644026
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In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays

Written by Katie Roiphe


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
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This powerful collection of essays ranges from pop culture to politics, from Hillary Clinton to Susan Sontag, from Facebook to Mad Men, from Joan Didion to David Foster Wallace to—most strikingly—the author’s own life. For fans of the essays of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Jonathan Lethem.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS... Read more >
Show Me a Story!
Show Me a Story!
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
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ISBN: 9780763664640
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Show Me a Story!
Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $15.99

In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar — these are just a few of the... Read more >
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The Necessary Angel
The Necessary Angel
Written by Wallace Stevens
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ISBN: 9780307790668
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The Necessary Angel
Essays on Reality and the Imagination
Written by Wallace Stevens


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $8.99

The Necessary Angel

by

Wallace Stevens


"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft."             
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"These are rich essays, simply constructed yet richly and... Read more >
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Break, Blow, Burn
Break, Blow, Burn
Written by Camille Paglia
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ISBN: 9780307425096
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Break, Blow, Burn
Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World's Best Poems
Written by Camille Paglia


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis and appreciation to bear on the great poems of the Western tradition, and on some unexpected discoveries of her own. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia refreshes our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from...

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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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The Gray Notebook
The Gray Notebook
Written by Josep Pla, Translated by Peter Bush, Introduction by Valenti Puig
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ISBN: 9781590176719
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The Gray Notebook

Written by Josep Pla
Translated by Peter Bush
Introduction by Valenti Puig


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $19.95

Josep Pla’s masterpiece, The Gray Notebook, is one of the most colorful and unusual works in modern literature. In 1918, when Pla was in Barcelona studying law, the Spanish flu broke out, the university shut down, and he went home to his parents in coastal Palafrugell. Aspiring to be a writer... Read more >
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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