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More Matter
More Matter
Written by John Updike
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More Matter
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 928 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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In this collection of nonfiction pieces, John Updike gathers his responses to nearly two hundred invitations into print, each “an opportunity to make something beautiful, to find within oneself a treasure that would otherwise remain buried.” Introductions, reviews, and humorous essays, paragraphs on New York, religion, and lust—here is “more matter&rdquo... Read more >
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Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Written by Italo Calvino
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Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Written by Italo Calvino


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
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Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.

What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one... Read more >
A New World Order
A New World Order
Written by Caryl Phillips
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A New World Order
Essays
Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
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The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips’ profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society.
At once deeply reflective and... Read more >
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Something to Declare
Something to Declare
Written by Julian Barnes
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Something to Declare
Essays on France and French Culture
Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
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Anyone who loves France (or just feels strongly about it), or has succumbed to the spell of Julian Barnes’s previous books, will be enraptured by this collection of essays on the country and its culture.

Barnes’s appreciation extends from France’s vanishing peasantry to its hyper-literate pop singers, from the gleeful iconoclasm... Read more >
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Due Considerations
Due Considerations
Written by John Updike
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Due Considerations
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
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“A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson...

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Waterfront
Waterfront
Written by Phillip Lopate
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Waterfront
A Walk Around Manhattan
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
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Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan’s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character of New York in the best way possible: on a series of exploratory walks conducted by one of the city’s... Read more >
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Creationists
Creationists
Written by E.L. Doctorow
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Creationists
Selected Essays, 1993-2006
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Now here are Doctorow’s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists, Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to... Read more >
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Other Colors
Other Colors
Written by Orhan Pamuk
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ISBN: 9780307386236
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Other Colors
Essays and a Story
Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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In the three decades that Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has devoted himself to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving, and provocative essays and articles. He engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas Llosa, among others, and he discusses his own books and writing process... Read more >
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Portraits and Observations
Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
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Portraits and Observations
The Essays of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers. Included are such masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as “The Muses Are Heard” and... Read more >
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
Written by James Weldon Johnson, Edited by Rudolph Byrd, Foreword by Charles Johnson
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson

Written by James Weldon Johnson
Edited by Rudolph Byrd
Foreword by Charles Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
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“A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold... Read more >
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Due Considerations
Due Considerations
Written by John Updike
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Due Considerations
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $20.00

“A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson...

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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Edited by Basak Ertur and Muge Gursoy Sokmen, Contribution by Meltem Ahiska, Tuncay Birkan and Timothy Brennan
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ISBN: 9781844672462
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Waiting for the Barbarians
A Tribute to Edward W. Said
Edited by Basak Ertur and Muge Gursoy Sokmen
Contribution by Meltem Ahiska, Tuncay Birkan and Timothy Brennan


Format: Trade Paperback, 204 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2008
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Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Edward Said and his scholarship, Waiting for the Barbarians looks at Said the public intellectual and literary critic, and his political and intellectual legacy: the future through the lens of his work. Read more >
New York Stories
New York Stories
Written by Editors of New York Magazine, Foreword by Tom Wolfe
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ISBN: 9780812979923
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New York Stories
Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine
Written by Editors of New York Magazine
Foreword by Tom Wolfe


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
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The magazine that is the city that is the world

Just in time for its fortieth anniversary, New York magazine presents a stunning collection of some of its best and most influential articles, stories that captured the spectacle, the turbulence, and the cultural realignments of the past four decades.

Covering subjects from “Radical... Read more >
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The Crisis
The Crisis
Written by Thomas Paine
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The Crisis

Written by Thomas Paine


Format: Trade Paperback, 251 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2008
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In the winter of 1776, the American War of Independence, which had been declared months before, was in trouble. British troops had quickly advanced through New York to crush the rebellion, and the Continental army was in retreat and on the verge of disintegration. At the end of that year, on... Read more >
Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't
Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't
Written by Ulrike Meinhof, Preface by Elfriede Jelinek, Afterword by Bettina Rohl, Edited by Karin Bauer, Translated by Luise Von Flotow
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Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't
The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof
Written by Ulrike Meinhof
Preface by Elfriede Jelinek
Afterword by Bettina Rohl
Edited by Karin Bauer
Translated by Luise Von Flotow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2008
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No other figure embodies revolutionary politics and radical chic quite like Ulrike Meinhof, who formed, with Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader–Meinhof Gang, notorious for its bombings and kidnappings of the wealthy in the 1970s. But in the years leading up to... Read more >
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China's Great Leap
China's Great Leap
Edited by Minky Worden, Photographed by Ladir Van Lohuizen, Introduction by Nicholas Kristof
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China's Great Leap
The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights
Edited by Minky Worden
Photographed by Ladir Van Lohuizen
Introduction by Nicholas Kristof


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
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With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals... Read more >
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Love You to Pieces
Love You to Pieces
Edited by Suzanne Kamata
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ISBN: 9780807000304
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Love You to Pieces
Creative Writers on Raising a Child with Special Needs
Edited by Suzanne Kamata


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2008
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The first collection of literary writing on raising a child with special needs, Love You to Pieces features families coping with autism, deafness, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome and more. Here, poets, memoirists, and fiction writers paint beautiful, wrenchingly honest portraits of caring for their children, laying bare the moments of rage... Read more >
The Bardo of Waking Life
The Bardo of Waking Life
Written by Richard Grossinger, Preface by Mary Stark, Contribution by Robert Kelly, Foreword by Rob Brezsny
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The Bardo of Waking Life

Written by Richard Grossinger
Preface by Mary Stark
Contribution by Robert Kelly
Foreword by Rob Brezsny


Format: Trade Paperback, 552 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2008
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An avant garde set of improvisational essays, Richard Grossinger’s The Bardo of Waking Life is a meditation on the Tibetan Buddhist bardo realm which, in popular culture, is viewed as the bridge between lives, the state people enter after death and before rebirth. This book examines waking life and its history... Read more >
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Havanas in Camelot
Havanas in Camelot
Written by William Styron
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Havanas in Camelot
Personal Essays
Written by William Styron


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On Sale: April 8, 2008
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After the great success in 1990 of Darkness Visible, his memoir of depression and recovery, William Styron wrote more frequently in an introspective, autobiographical mode. Havanas in Camelot brings together fourteen of his personal essays, including a reminiscence of his brief friendship with John F. Kennedy; a recollection of the power... Read more >
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Armageddon in Retrospect
Armageddon in Retrospect
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Read by Rip Torn
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ISBN: 9781429592130
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Armageddon in Retrospect

Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Read by Rip Torn


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On Sale: April 1, 2008
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Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Written by Joan Acocella
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Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Essays
Written by Joan Acocella


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
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Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist... Read more >
Money Changes Everything
Money Changes Everything
Written by Jenny Offill and Elissa Schappell
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Money Changes Everything
Twenty-two Writers Break the Final Taboo--How Money Transforms Families, Tests Marriages, Destroys Friendships, and Sometimes Manages to Make People Happy
Written by Jenny Offill and Elissa Schappell


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $19.00

The editors of The Friend Who Got Away are back with a new anthology that will do for money what they did for women’s friendships.

Ours is a culture of confession, yet money remains a distinctly taboo subject for most Americans. In this riveting anthology, a host of celebrated writers explore the... Read more >
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Working Knowledge
Working Knowledge
Written by Petr Kral, Translated by Frank Wynne
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Working Knowledge

Written by Petr Kral
Translated by Frank Wynne


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2008
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Over the course of one hundred brief and evanescent texts, Král brings together, as his compatriot Milan Kundera writes in his introduction, "this strange and beautiful existential encyclopaedia of the everyday". Whether describing twilight, a toothpick, the ritual of shaving or the act of going upstairs, his gaze is ingenuous, humble... Read more >
The Colossus of New York
The Colossus of New York
Written by Colson Whitehead
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ISBN: 9780307428288
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The Colossus of New York

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.

A masterful evocation of the city... Read more >
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The Disappointment Artist
The Disappointment Artist
Written by Jonathan Lethem
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ISBN: 9780307428400
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The Disappointment Artist
Essays
Written by Jonathan Lethem


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from... Read more >
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