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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
Price: $17.95

An NYRB Classics Original

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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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: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.95

An NYRB Classics Original

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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Monsieur Proust's Library
Monsieur Proust's Library
Written by Anka Muhlstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590515662
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Monsieur Proust's Library

Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $19.95

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary...

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Monsieur Proust's Library

Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.99

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary... Read more >
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Nature Stories

Written by Jules Renard
Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 14, 2011
Price: $14.95

The natural world in all its richness, glimpsed variously in the house, the barnyard, and the garden, in ponds and streams, and at large in the woods and the fields, including old friends like the dog, the cat, the cow, and the pig, along with more unusual and sometimes alarming characters... Read more >
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Learning to Live Finally
Learning to Live Finally
Written by Jacques Derrida, Translated by Pascal-Anne Brault and Michael Naas
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ISBN: 9781612190945
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Learning to Live Finally
The Last Interview
Written by Jacques Derrida
Translated by Pascal-Anne Brault and Michael Naas


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.95

With death looming, Jacques Derrida, the world's most famous philosopher, known as the father of "deconstruction," sat down with journalist Jean Birnbaum of the French daily Le Monde. They revisited his life's work and his impending death in a long, surprisingly accessible, and moving final interview.

Sometimes called "obscure" and... Read more >
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How to Live
How to Live
Written by Sarah Bakewell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590514832
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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $16.95

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: How do you live? This question obsessed Renaissance... Read more >
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How to Live
How to Live
Written by Sarah Bakewell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590514252
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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.00

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do... Read more >
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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you... Read more >
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I Promise to Be Good
I Promise to Be Good
Written by Arthur Rimbaud, Translated by Wyatt Mason
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307431257
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I Promise to Be Good
The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud
Written by Arthur Rimbaud
Translated by Wyatt Mason


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

One of the most written-about literary figures in the past decade, Arthur Rimbaud left few traces when he abandoned poetry at age twenty-one and disappeared into the African desert. Although the dozen biographies devoted to Rimbaud’s life depend on one main source for information—his own correspondence—a complete edition of these remarkable... Read more >
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Emblems of Desire
Emblems of Desire
Written by Maurice Sceve, Translated by Richard Sieburth
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ISBN: 9780977857654
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Emblems of Desire

Written by Maurice Sceve
Translated by Richard Sieburth


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Price: $15.00

A forgotten masterpiece of French poetry, Emblems of Desire is a selection of 449 love poems first published in Lyons in 1544. Full of passionate ironies and charged obscurity, Scève is considered a sixteenth-century Mallarmé. His oblique self-portraiture laid the groundwork for many contemporary poets. This edition is accompanied by fifty emblems created... Read more >
Stroke by Stroke
Stroke by Stroke
Written by Henri Michaux, Translated by Richard Sieburth
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ISBN: 9780976395058
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Stroke by Stroke

Written by Henri Michaux
Translated by Richard Sieburth


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2006
Price: $16.00

Stroke by Stroke is a pairing of two of Henri Michaux’s most suggestive texts, Stroke by Stroke (Par des traits, 1984) and Grasp (Saisir, 1979), written towards the end of his life. Michaux’s ideogrammic ink drawings accompany his poetic explorations of animals, humans, and the origins of language. This series of... Read more >
I Promise to Be Good
I Promise to Be Good
Written by Arthur Rimbaud, Translated by Wyatt Mason
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812970159
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I Promise to Be Good
The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud
Written by Arthur Rimbaud
Translated by Wyatt Mason


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.95

One of the most written-about literary figures in the past decade, Arthur Rimbaud left few traces when he abandoned poetry at age twenty-one and disappeared into the African desert. Although the dozen biographies devoted to Rimbaud’s life depend on one main source for information—his own correspondence—a complete edition of these remarkable... Read more >
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