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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: eBook
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


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

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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ISBN: 9780307763600
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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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ISBN: 9780307831408
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Not Under Forty

Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
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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: eBook
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $9.99

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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Happy Days
Happy Days
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830876
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Happy Days

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $19.99

Though best known for his caustic newspaper columns, H. L. Mencken's most enduring contribution to American literature may be his autobiographical writings, most of which first appeared in the New Yorker. In Happy Days, Mencken recalls memories of a safe and happy boyhood in the Baltimore of the 1880s and celebrates... Read more >
Heathen Days
Heathen Days
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830883
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Heathen Days

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
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In the third volume of his autobiography, H. L. Mencken looks back on his life and declares it "very busy and excessively pleasant." He imparts the impressive education he received from Hoggie Unglebower, the best dog trainer in Christendom, and the survival techniques he employed at Baltimore Polytechnic, where he learned... Read more >
Newspaper Days
Newspaper Days
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830913
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Newspaper Days

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $18.99

The period covered is that of his professional nonage—from his entry into journalism as a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 to 1906. It was not all Baltimore, however, for he went into brief exile when the fire of 1904 destroyed the plant and forced the paper to print... Read more >
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307831118
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Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
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Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic new collection is further evidence that Mencken was our most astute, stylish, and biliously funny commentator on... Read more >
Treatise on the Gods
Treatise on the Gods
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830920
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Treatise on the Gods

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
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"I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the surface is not always religion. Go beneath it, and one finds invariably the same sense of helplessness before the cosmic mysteries, and the same... Read more >
Portraits and Prayers
Portraits and Prayers
Written by Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9780307830173
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Portraits and Prayers

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
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Portraits and Prayers is a collection of early essays and word portraits by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Her subjects often provide a description of what she observed in her Saturday salons. Read more >
Vermeer in Bosnia
Vermeer in Bosnia
Written by Lawrence Weschler
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ISBN: 9780307833419
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Vermeer in Bosnia
Selected Writings
Written by Lawrence Weschler


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

From the master chronicler of the marvelous and the confounding–author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder–here is a much-anticipated new collection of more than twenty pieces from the past two decades, the majority of which have never before been gathered together in book form.

Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter... Read more >
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How Literature Saved My Life
How Literature Saved My Life
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780307961532
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How Literature Saved My Life

Written by David Shields


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
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“Reading How Literature Saved My Life is like getting to listen in on a really great, smart, provocative conversation. The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new form.” ––Whitney Otto
 
In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest...

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Hymn to Old Age

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by David Henry Wilson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
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A single volume of the most beautiful texts by Herman Hesse including intimate memories of his final years. Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge of a writer who had already accomplished a celebrated body of work — that of accepting his final years... Read more >
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The Purloined Clinic
The Purloined Clinic
Written by Janet Malcolm
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ISBN: 9780307830609
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The Purloined Clinic
Selected Writings
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
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The Purloined Clinic is a retrospective of essays, reviews, and reports that reflect the range and depth of Janet Malcolm's engagement with psychology, criticism, art, and literature.

She examines aspects of "that absurdist collaboration," the psychoanalytic dialogue, from which come "small, stray sell recognitions that no other human relationship yields, brought forward... Read more >
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Hugging the Shore
Hugging the Shore
Written by John Updike
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Hugging the Shore
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $25.00

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
 
“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea,” writes John Updike in his Foreword to this collection of literary considerations. But the sailor doth protest too much: This collection begins somewhere... Read more >
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Hugging the Shore
Hugging the Shore
Written by John Updike
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Hugging the Shore
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 896 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $13.99

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
 
“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea,” writes John Updike in his Foreword to this collection of literary considerations. But the sailor doth protest too much: This collection begins somewhere... Read more >
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Picked-Up Pieces
Picked-Up Pieces
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780812983807
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Picked-Up Pieces
Essays
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
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In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s. If one word could sum up the young critic’s approach to books and their... Read more >
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Picked-Up Pieces
Picked-Up Pieces
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780679645863
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Picked-Up Pieces
Essays
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $13.99

In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s. If one word could sum up the young critic’s approach to books and their... Read more >
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