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At Blackwater Pond
At Blackwater Pond
Written by Mary Oliver, Narrated by Mary Oliver
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ISBN: 9780807007006
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At Blackwater Pond
Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver
Written by Mary Oliver
Narrated by Mary Oliver


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On Sale: April 1, 2006
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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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For the Time Being
For the Time Being
Written by Annie Dillard
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For the Time Being

Written by Annie Dillard


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2010
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"Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy as it is sublime, For the Time Being is, in the truest sense, an eye- opener."--Daily News

From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being... Read more >
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins, Read by Tom Robbins and Debra Winger
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Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Written by Tom Robbins
Read by Tom Robbins and Debra Winger


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Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy... Read more >
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Travels in a Thin Country
Travels in a Thin Country
Written by Sara Wheeler
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Travels in a Thin Country
A Journey Through Chile
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2009
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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the... Read more >
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The Complete Poems of Sappho
The Complete Poems of Sappho
Edited by Willis Barnstone
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The Complete Poems of Sappho

Edited by Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
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Sappho’s thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years—certainly a record for poetry of any kind—and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to... Read more >
Vintage Didion
Vintage Didion
Written by Joan Didion
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ISBN: 9780307548757
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Vintage Didion

Written by Joan Didion


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2010
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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“Didion has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian . . . a novelist’s appreciation of the surreal.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Whether she’s writing about civil... Read more >
Break, Blow, Burn
Break, Blow, Burn
Written by Camille Paglia
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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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Complete Poems
Complete Poems
Written by C.P. Cavafy, Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn
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Complete Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $35.00

An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of... Read more >
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Essays
Essays
Written by George Orwell
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ISBN: 9780375415036
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Essays

Written by George Orwell


Format: Hardcover, 1416 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $40.00

 

A generous and varied selection–the only hardcover edition available–of the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century.

 

Although best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with...

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Yo no vengo a decir un discurso
Yo no vengo a decir un discurso
Written by Gabriel García Márquez
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Yo no vengo a decir un discurso

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2010
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“¿Qué hago yo encaramado en esta percha de honor, yo que siempre he considerado los discursos como el más terrorífico de los compromisos humanos?” —Gabriel García Márquez
 
Los textos que Gabriel García Márquez ha reunido en este libro fueron escritos por el autor con la intención de ser leídos por él mismo... Read more >
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