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Shakespeare's Montaigne
Shakespeare's Montaigne
Written by Michel de Montaigne, Edited by Stephen Greenblatt, Translated by John Florio, Introduction by Peter G. Platt
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ISBN: 9781590177228
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Shakespeare's Montaigne
The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection
Written by Michel de Montaigne
Edited by Stephen Greenblatt
Translated by John Florio
Introduction by Peter G. Platt


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
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Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader—a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne’s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne—though how extensively remains a matter of debate—and that the translation... Read more >
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Playing In The Dark
Playing In The Dark
Written by Toni Morrison
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ISBN: 9780679745426
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Playing In The Dark
Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: July 27, 1993
Price: $13.95

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.

Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence... Read more >
Mencken Chrestomathy
Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307808875
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Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 7, 2012
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Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six of the PREJUDICES series, A BOOK OF BURLESQUES, IN DEFENSE OF WOMEN, NOTES ON DEMOCRACY, MAKING A PRESIDENT, A BOOK OF CALUMNY, TREATISE ON RIGHT AND WRONG—but there are also magazine and... Read more >
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Travels with Herodotus
Travels with Herodotus
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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ISBN: 9781400078783
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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
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From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to... Read more >
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The War Against Cliche
The War Against Cliche
Written by Martin Amis
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ISBN: 9781101910252
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The War Against Cliche
Essays and Reviews 1971-2000
Written by Martin Amis


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2014
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Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches–not only of... Read more >
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Plainwater
Plainwater
Written by Anne Carson
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ISBN: 9780375708428
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Plainwater
Essays and Poetry
Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 28, 2000
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The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern... Read more >
Reality Hunger
Reality Hunger
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780307387974
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Reality Hunger
A Manifesto
Written by David Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
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With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past...

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The Sackett Companion
The Sackett Companion
Written by Louis L'Amour
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ISBN: 9780307490384
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The Sackett Companion

Written by Louis L'Amour


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers, a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men... Read more >
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The Doorbell Rang
The Doorbell Rang
Written by Rex Stout
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ISBN: 9780553237214
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The Doorbell Rang

Written by Rex Stout


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 1, 1992
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Two Towns in Provence
Two Towns in Provence
Written by M.F.K. Fisher
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Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2011
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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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