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Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Written by Mark Van Doren, Foreword by David Lehman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590171684
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Shakespeare

Written by Mark Van Doren
Foreword by David Lehman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2005
Price: $16.95

This legendary book by an esteemed poet and beloved professor at Columbia University features a series of smart, witty, deeply perceptive essays about each of Shakespeare's plays, together with a further discussion of the poems. Writing with an incomparable knowledge of his subject but without a hint of pedantry, Van Doren... Read more >
Negotiating with the Dead
Negotiating with the Dead
Written by Margaret Atwood
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ISBN: 9781400032600
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Negotiating with the Dead
A Writer on Writing
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.95

What do we mean when we say that someone is a writer? Is he or she an entertainer? A high priest of the god Art? An improver of readers’ minds and morals? And who, for that matter, are these mysterious readers? In this wise and irresistibly quotable book, one of the... Read more >
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Written by Maureen Corrigan
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ISBN: 9780307431356
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Finding and Losing Myself in Books
Written by Maureen Corrigan


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which... Read more >
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Book Lust
Book Lust
Written by Nancy Pearl
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ISBN: 9781570613814
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Book Lust
Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $16.95

What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that... Read more >
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On Being Blue
A Philosophical Inquiry
Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Michael Gorra


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: March 18, 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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Popular Music from Vittula
A Novel
Written by Mikael Niemi
Translated by Laurie Thompson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Popular Music from Vittula tells the fantastical story of a young boy's unordinary existence, peopled by a visiting African priest, a witch in the heart of the forest, cousins from Missouri, an old Nazi, a beautiful girl with a black Volvo, silent men and tough women, a champion-bicyclist music teacher with... Read more >
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Bulfinch's Mythology
Bulfinch's Mythology
Written by Thomas Bulfinch
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ISBN: 9780679640011
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Bulfinch's Mythology

Written by Thomas Bulfinch


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 11, 1999
Price: $11.99

For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. The forerunner of such interpreters as Edith Hamilton and... Read more >
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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
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ISBN: 9780307787231
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Letters to a Young Poet

Written by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Foreword by Stephen Mitchell


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.


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Book Lust Journal
Book Lust Journal
Written by Nancy Pearl
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781570614538
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Book Lust Journal

Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Non-traditional book, 160 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $12.95

Many readers have wished for a way to record their thoughts after finishing a book, or to remember their impressions of their book club meeting. Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Journal is the perfect place to do these things and more. Based on the famous bestseller, this conveniently sized journal is a... Read more >
Shelley: The Pursuit

Written by Richard Holmes
Introduction by Richard Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $35.00

Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes—the finest literary biographer of our day—made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of “a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure.” Expelled from college, disowned... Read more >
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