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The Metamorphosis
The Metamorphosis
Written by Franz Kafka, Translated by Stanley Corngold
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ISBN: 9780812985146
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The Metamorphosis

Written by Franz Kafka
Translated by Stanley Corngold


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
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Translated, edited, and with an Introduction by Stanley Corngold
Featuring essays by Philip Roth, W. H Auden, and Walter Benjamin

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Franz Kafka... Read more >
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Russian Fairy Tales
Russian Fairy Tales
Written by Aleksandr Afanas'ev
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Russian Fairy Tales

Written by Aleksandr Afanas'ev


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: September 12, 1976
Price: $18.95

Translated by Norbert Guterman
Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff


In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan...

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Bulfinch's Mythology
Bulfinch's Mythology
Written by Thomas Bulfinch, Foreword by Alberto Manguel
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Bulfinch's Mythology

Written by Thomas Bulfinch
Foreword by Alberto Manguel


Format: Trade Paperback, 888 pages
On Sale: August 11, 1998
Price: $19.95

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 stories are divided into three sections: The Age... Read more >
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
Written by Elia Kazan, Edited by Albert J. Devlin
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ISBN: 9780307267160
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Written by Elia Kazan
Edited by Albert J. Devlin


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $40.00

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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Proud Highway
Proud Highway
Written by Hunter S. Thompson, Edited by Douglas Brinkley, Foreword by William J. Kennedy
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Proud Highway
Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Edited by Douglas Brinkley
Foreword by William J. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $12.99

Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother... Read more >
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The Impossible Exile
The Impossible Exile
Written by George Prochnik
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590516126
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $27.95

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual... Read more >
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The Journals of Sylvia Plath
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
Written by Sylvia Plath, Foreword by Ted Hughes
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ISBN: 9780385493918
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The Journals of Sylvia Plath

Written by Sylvia Plath
Foreword by Ted Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 11, 1998
Price: $16.95

Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for her writing. Plath once called her journal her “Sargasso,” her repository of... Read more >
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Indian Givers
Indian Givers
Written by Jack Weatherford
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ISBN: 9780307717153
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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00

"As entertaining as it is thoughtful...Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."
THE WASHINGTON POST
After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack... Read more >
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Distant Reading
Distant Reading
Written by Franco Moretti
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ISBN: 9781781680841
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Distant Reading

Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory... Read more >
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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Dan Wakefield
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ISBN: 9780385343763
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Kurt Vonnegut
Letters
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Dan Wakefield


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $20.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas City Star • Time Out New York • Kirkus Reviews

This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority... Read more >
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