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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
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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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Music For Chameleons
Music For Chameleons
Written by Truman Capote
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Music For Chameleons

Written by Truman Capote


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise...

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Against World Literature
Against World Literature
Written by Emily Apter
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Against World Literature
On the Politics of Untranslatability
Written by Emily Apter


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
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Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to... Read more >
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Two Towns in Provence
Two Towns in Provence
Written by M.F.K. Fisher
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ISBN: 9780394716312
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Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 504 pages
On Sale: August 12, 1983
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This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and... Read more >
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The Complete Poems of Sappho
The Complete Poems of Sappho
Edited by Willis Barnstone
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ISBN: 9781590306130
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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 >
Art Objects
Art Objects
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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ISBN: 9780679768203
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: February 4, 1997
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In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
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Three Uses of the Knife
Three Uses of the Knife
Written by David Mamet
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Three Uses of the Knife
On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Written by David Mamet


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
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The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the...

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A Turn in the South
A Turn in the South
Written by V.S. Naipaul
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A Turn in the South

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 19, 1990
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In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South -- from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to... Read more >
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The Republic of Imagination
The Republic of Imagination
Written by Azar Nafisi, Read by Mozhan Marno, Introduction by Azar Nafisi
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The Republic of Imagination
America in Three Books
Written by Azar Nafisi
Read by Mozhan Marno
Introduction by Azar Nafisi


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 21, 2014
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The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in books—a passionate and deeply moving hymn to America
 
Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-copy bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against... Read more >
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Stranger Than Fiction
Stranger Than Fiction
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
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ISBN: 9780385722223
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Stranger Than Fiction
True Stories
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
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Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. In his first collection of nonfiction, Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world, and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fiction.At the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula, Montana, average people perform public sex acts on... Read more >
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