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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $27.95

A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer
 
Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies... Read more >
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The Bourgeois
The Bourgeois
Written by Franco Moretti
Format: Hardcover
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
Price: $26.95

"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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The Art of the Personal Essay
The Art of the Personal Essay
Written by Phillip Lopate
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385423397
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The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: January 15, 1997
Price: $21.00

For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational  tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward  candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay  seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities,  fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals... Read more >
The Antinomies Of Realism
The Antinomies Of Realism
Written by Fredric Jameson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681336
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The Antinomies Of Realism

Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $34.95

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet... Read more >
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Graphs, Maps, Trees
Graphs, Maps, Trees
Written by Franco Moretti, Afterword by Alberto Piazza
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844671854
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Graphs, Maps, Trees
Abstract Models for Literary History
Written by Franco Moretti
Afterword by Alberto Piazza


Format: Trade Paperback, 119 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2007
Price: $19.99

In this groundbreaking book, Franco Moretti argues that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead. In place of the traditionally selective literary canon of a few hundred texts, Moretti offers charts, maps and time lines, developing the idea of “distant reading” into a full-blown... Read more >
Archaeologies of the Future
Archaeologies of the Future
Written by Fredric Jameson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844675388
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Archaeologies of the Future
The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions
Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: Trade Paperback, 431 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $29.95

In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson’s most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form... Read more >
A Man Without a Country

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Daniel Simon


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $23.95

A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life ("If I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter... Read more >
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Out of Time
Out of Time
Written by Lynne Segal, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681398
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir... Read more >
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London
London
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780385497718
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London
A Biography
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $22.00

Here are two thousand years of London’s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar’s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire... Read more >
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177136
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 4000 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $17.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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