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An Enlarged Heart
An Enlarged Heart
Written by Cynthia Zarin
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An Enlarged Heart

Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
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This exquisite prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin is a poignant exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s passage.

Zarin charts the shifting and complicated parameters of contemporary life and family in writing that feels nearly fictional in its richness of scene, dialogue, and mood...

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How Literature Saved My Life
How Literature Saved My Life
Written by David Shields
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How Literature Saved My Life

Written by David Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
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Blending confessional criticism and cultural autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. Evoking his deeply divided personality, his character flaws, his woes, his serious despair, he wants "literature to assuage human loneliness, but nothing can assuage human loneliness. Literature doesn't lie about this—which is what makes...

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Playing House
Playing House
Written by Lauren Slater
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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
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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 unexpected... 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
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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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Mind of an Outlaw
Mind of an Outlaw
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by Phillip Sipiora, Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
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Mind of an Outlaw
Selected Essays
Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by Phillip Sipiora
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the first posthumous publication from this outsize literary icon, collects Mailer’s most important and representative... Read more >
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The $60,000 Dog
The $60,000 Dog
Written by Lauren Slater
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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
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A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer
 
From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a “Private Way” full of the wondrous and... Read more >
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Minority Report
Minority Report
Written by H.L. Mencken
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Minority Report

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
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In the fall of 1948 H. L. Mencken, then at the top of his unmatchable form (he had spoken at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia only a little while before), suffered a stroke. He soon recovered his physical vigor, but writing was for him a thing of... Read more >
Against Venice
Against Venice
Written by Regis Debray, Translated by John Howe
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Against Venice

Written by Regis Debray
Translated by John Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
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Numerous writers have made declarations of love to cities, but Against Venice speaks not of love, but of dislike. It is a counterblast to intellectuals who regard Venice as the city where existentialism should be experienced, at parties in the palazzi of friends. Debray criticises this world in a refreshingly irreverent... Read more >
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Loving Venice
Loving Venice
Written by Petr Kral, Translated by Christopher Moncrieff
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Loving Venice

Written by Petr Kral
Translated by Christopher Moncrieff


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
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Petr Král’s encounter with the city of Doges is a love-letter to a place that arouses strong and often contradictory emotions – but rarely indifference. His ethereal prose carries us through the floating city as if exploring the body of a familiar, yet inscrutable, lover: "Even in the depths of her... Read more >
What Poets Are Like
What Poets Are Like
Written by Gary Soto
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What Poets Are Like
Up and Down with the Writing Life
Written by Gary Soto


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
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Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of the writing life that... Read more >
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What Poets Are Like
Up and Down with the Writing Life
Written by Gary Soto


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On Sale: August 20, 2013
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Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of the writing life that... Read more >
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The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle
Written by Luci Shaw
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The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle

Written by Luci Shaw


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2013
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In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 80th birthday, a host of prominent writers and academics gather to create this unique collection. Madeleine's circle of friends and peers (writers, poets, scholars, theologians) here provide an intimate portrait of L'Engle and respond to her writings and mentoring influence.

Ranging from the personal to the academic... Read more >
The Hall of Uselessness
The Hall of Uselessness
Written by Simon Leys, Foreword by Simon Leys
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


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On Sale: June 4, 2013
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A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Cotton Tenants
Written by James Agee, Edited by John Summers, Photographed by Walker Evans, Introduction by Adam Haslett
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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The Difficulty of Being
The Difficulty of Being
Written by Jean Cocteau, Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge, Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien
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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
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Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and... Read more >
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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


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On Sale: May 28, 2013
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Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and... Read more >
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Willa Cather In Europe
Willa Cather In Europe
Written by Willa Cather
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Willa Cather In Europe
Her Own Story of the First Journey
Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
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“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to no second thoughts, no later, leveling revision,” George N. Kates writes in his Introduction to... Read more >
Willa Cather On Writing
Willa Cather On Writing
Written by Willa Cather
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Willa Cather On Writing

Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
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"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and... Read more >
Portraits and Observations
Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
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ISBN: 9780812994391
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Portraits and Observations

Written by Truman Capote


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $23.00

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), In Cold Blood, and The Complete Stories

Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Portraits... Read more >
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Portraits and Observations
Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
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Portraits and Observations

Written by Truman Capote


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
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Perhaps no twentieth century writer was so observant and elegant a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Whether he was profiling the rich and famous or creating indelible word-pictures of events and places near and far, Capote’s eye for detail and dazzling style made his reportage and commentary undeniable triumphs... Read more >
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Art Objects
Art Objects
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
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In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
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Not Under Forty
Not Under Forty
Written by Willa Cather
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Not Under Forty

Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $12.99

For Willa Cather, "the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts." The whole legacy of Western civilization stood on the far side of World War I, and in the spiritually impoverished present she looked back to that. To that she directed readers of these essays, declaring that anyone under forty... Read more >
Against Venice

Written by Regis Debray
Translated by John Howe


Format: eBook0
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $14.99

Numerous writers have made declarations of love to cities, but Against Venice speaks not of love, but of dislike. It is a counterblast to intellectuals who regard Venice as the city where existentialism should be experienced, at parties in the palazzi of friends. Debray criticises this world in a refreshingly irreverent... Read more >
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