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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
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ISBN: 9780307962249
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
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From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite...

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A Place in the Country
A Place in the Country
Written by W.G. Sebald, Translated by Jo Catling
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A Place in the Country

Written by W.G. Sebald
Translated by Jo Catling


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
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A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.
 
This beautiful hardcover edition, with a full-cloth case, includes more than 40 pieces of art and 6... Read more >
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Black Snow
Black Snow
Written by Mikhail Bulgakov, Translated by Michael Glenny
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ISBN: 9781612192147
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Black Snow

Written by Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated by Michael Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
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A new edition of Bulgakov’s blistering satire about the great Russian director Stanislavski, inventor of “Method acting,” part of Melville House’s reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny’s celebrated translations.

In 1926, a play based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The White Guard premiered at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre and it... Read more >
The Bourgeois
The Bourgeois
Written by Franco Moretti
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ISBN: 9781781680858
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The Bourgeois
Between History and Literature
Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Hardcover, 228 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
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"I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals," wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today?

Thus begins Franco Moretti’s study of the bourgeois in modern European literature, where a gallery of individual portraits is entwined around... Read more >
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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
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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 >
After Henry
After Henry
Written by Joan Didion
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ISBN: 9780679745396
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After Henry

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 27, 1993
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In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the... Read more >
The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
Written by Elia Kazan
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Written by Elia Kazan


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
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This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and... Read more >
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The Everyman Chesterton
The Everyman Chesterton
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by Ian Ker, Introduction by Ian Ker
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ISBN: 9780307594976
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The Everyman Chesterton

Written by G.K. Chesterton
Edited by Ian Ker
Introduction by Ian Ker


Format: Hardcover, 952 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $30.00

The first one-volume reader of the best of G. K. Chesterton’s writing in the full range of genres he mastered.

Chesterton was a towering literary figure of the early twentieth century, accomplished and prolific in many literary forms. A forceful proponent of Christianity and a critic of both conservatism and liberalism, he... Read more >
The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
Written by Roger T. Ames
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The Analects of Confucius
A Philosophical Translation
Written by Roger T. Ames


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

"To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?"
--Confucius

Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished. Now, here is a... Read more >
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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family.
 
Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and... Read more >
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