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Representations of the Intellectual
Representations of the Intellectual
Written by Edward W. Said
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ISBN: 9780307829627
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Representations of the Intellectual

Written by Edward W. Said


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

In these six essays--delivered on the BBC as the prestigious Reith Lectures--Said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special interest groups who are protected at the cost of larger community concerns.  Said suggest a recasting of the... Read more >
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In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood
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ISBN: 9780385533973
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

Note: The electronic version of this title contains over thirty additional, illuminating eBook-exclusive illustrations by the author.

At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential...

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Everybody's Autobiography
Everybody's Autobiography
Written by Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9780307829771
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Everybody's Autobiography

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France... Read more >
Song of Myself
Song of Myself
Written by Walt Whitman
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Song of Myself

Written by Walt Whitman


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: June 23, 1998
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Song of Myself may be the greatest poem ever written by an American. First published in 1855 as part of Leaves of Grass, it was revised and expanded by Whitman in subsequent editions in ways that sometimes undermined to its original freshness and vitality. Stephen Mitchell has gone back to the... Read more >
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Written by Willa Cather, Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

Written by Willa Cather
Edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
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This first publication of the letters of one of America’s most consistently admired writers is both an exciting and a significant literary event. Willa Cather, wanting to be judged on her work alone, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will. But now, more than sixty-five years after her...

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Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Written by Joan Acocella
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ISBN: 9780307275769
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Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Essays
Written by Joan Acocella


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
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Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist... Read more >
The $60,000 Dog
The $60,000 Dog
Written by Lauren Slater
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ISBN: 9780807001912
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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
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A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer
 
From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a “Private Way” full of the wondrous and... Read more >
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New and Selected Poems, Volume One

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $18.00

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well... Read more >
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The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
Written by Franz Kafka, Translated by Stanley Corngold
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The Metamorphosis

Written by Franz Kafka
Translated by Stanley Corngold


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $7.99

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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Graphs, Maps, Trees
Graphs, Maps, Trees
Written by Franco Moretti, Afterword by Alberto Piazza
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ISBN: 9781844671854
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Graphs, Maps, Trees
Abstract Models for Literary History
Written by Franco Moretti
Afterword by Alberto Piazza


Format: Trade Paperback, 119 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2007
Price: $19.99

In this groundbreaking book, Franco Moretti argues that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead. In place of the traditionally selective literary canon of a few hundred texts, Moretti offers charts, maps and time lines, developing the idea of “distant reading” into a full-blown... Read more >
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