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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679783282
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $11.00

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... Read more >
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Thoreau and the Art of Life
Thoreau and the Art of Life
Written by Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Roderick MacIver, Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556438837
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Thoreau and the Art of Life
Reflections on Nature and the Mystery of Existence
Written by Henry David Thoreau
Edited by Roderick MacIver
Illustrated by Roderick MacIver


Format: Trade Paperback, 116 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $16.95

Featuring nearly 100 luminous watercolor illustrations, Thoreau and the Art of Life collects eloquent passages from the writings of the seminal author and philosopher. Drawn mainly from his journals, the short excerpts provide fascinating insight into his thought processes by presenting his raw, unedited feelings about the things that meant the... Read more >
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
Written by David Foster Wallace
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612192062
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David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by David Foster Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2012
Price: $15.95

In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style.

In addition to Wallace’s last interview, the... Read more >
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Against World Literature
Against World Literature
Written by Emily Apter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844679706
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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
Price: $29.95

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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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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Three Uses of the Knife
Three Uses of the Knife
Written by David Mamet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375704239
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Three Uses of the Knife
On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Written by David Mamet


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: June 13, 2000
Price: $13.00

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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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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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
Written by Jane Smiley
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ISBN: 9781400033188
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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.

In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, opinionated–Smiley explores the power of the novel, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just... Read more >
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David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by David Foster Wallace


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style.

In addition to Wallace’s last interview, the... Read more >
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The Hall of Uselessness
The Hall of Uselessness
Written by Simon Leys, Foreword by Simon Leys
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ISBN: 9781590176207
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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