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What We See When We Read
What We See When We Read
Written by Peter Mendelsund
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ISBN: 9780804171649
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What We See When We Read

Written by Peter Mendelsund


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
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A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader.

What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us... Read more >
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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Written by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763651503
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Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature

Written by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
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Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids’ lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved children’s books.

Told in lively and affectionate prose, this treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, parent, or anyone wondering about the post–Harry Potter children’s... Read more >
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
Written by Ken Ludwig
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ISBN: 9780307951502
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Written by Ken Ludwig


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
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A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare
 
To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in... Read more >
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Out of Time
Out of Time
Written by Lynne Segal and Elaine Showalter
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ISBN: 9781781682999
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal and Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
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A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir... Read more >
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Thirst
Thirst
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Translated by Martin E. Weir
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Thirst
A Novel of the Iran-Iraq War
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Translated by Martin E. Weir


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Dowlatabadi draws a detailed, realist picture of Iranian life . . . in language that is complex and lyrical.”The Financial Times

In the midst of the Iran–Iraq War, an Iraqi journalist is given a tour of a military prison. The Major in charge of the camp informs the writer of what is expected... Read more >
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Against World Literature
On the Politics of Untranslatability
Written by Emily Apter


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $29.95

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to... Read more >
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Karl Marx and World Literature

Written by S. S. Prawer


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $29.95

“Very few men,” said Bakunin, “have read as much, and, it may be added, have read as intelligently, as M. Marx.” S. S. Prawer’s highly influential work explores how the world of imaginative literature—poems, novels, plays—infused and shaped Marx’s writings, from his unpublished correspondence, to his pamphlets and major works. In... 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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ISBN: 9780812986082
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Mind of an Outlaw
Selected Essays
Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by Phillip Sipiora
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $18.00

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 Impossible Exile
The Impossible Exile
Written by George Prochnik
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590516126
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $27.95

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual... Read more >
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The Impossible Exile
Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
Written by George Prochnik


Format: eBook, 340 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $21.99

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig
 
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual... Read more >
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The Roman Search for Wisdom
The Roman Search for Wisdom
Written by Michael K. Kellogg
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ISBN: 9781616149253
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The Roman Search for Wisdom

Written by Michael K. Kellogg


Format: Hardcover, 364 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $28.95

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers... Read more >
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The Roman Search for Wisdom

Written by Michael K. Kellogg


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers... Read more >
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
Written by Elia Kazan
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ISBN: 9780385350419
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Written by Elia Kazan


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $19.99

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and... Read more >
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan
Written by Elia Kazan, Edited by Albert J. Devlin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267160
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Written by Elia Kazan
Edited by Albert J. Devlin


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $40.00

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
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ISBN: 9780307950482
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Everyone knows at least six words from the play; often people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange” and... Read more >
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Fare Forward
Fare Forward
Written by David Markson, Afterword by Ann Beattie, Edited by Laura Sims
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ISBN: 9781576877005
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Letters from David Markson
Written by David Markson
Afterword by Ann Beattie
Edited by Laura Sims


Format: Trade Paperback, 156 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $12.95

In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson—a quintessential "writer's writer" whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country"—readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest. Poet Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him, which began with... Read more >
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Fare Forward
Letters from David Markson
Written by David Markson
Afterword by Ann Beattie
Edited by Laura Sims


Format: eBook, 156 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $12.95

In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson—a quintessential "writer's writer" whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country"—readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest. Poet Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him, which began with... Read more >
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The Gray Notebook
The Gray Notebook
Written by Josep Pla, Translated by Peter Bush, Introduction by Valenti Puig
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ISBN: 9781590176719
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The Gray Notebook

Written by Josep Pla
Translated by Peter Bush
Introduction by Valenti Puig


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $19.95

Josep Pla’s masterpiece, The Gray Notebook, is one of the most colorful and unusual works in modern literature. In 1918, when Pla was in Barcelona studying law, the Spanish flu broke out, the university shut down, and he went home to his parents in coastal Palafrugell. Aspiring to be a writer... Read more >
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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The Devil Problem
The Devil Problem
Written by David Remnick
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ISBN: 9780804173636
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The Devil Problem
And Other True Stories
Written by David Remnick


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2014
Price: $11.99

Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for character is sharper than ever, whether he writes... Read more >
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On Being Blue
A Philosophical Inquiry
Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Michael Gorra


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $14.00

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do.
 
Gass writes:
Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional... Read more >
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On Being Blue
On Being Blue
Written by William H. Gass, Introduction by Michael Gorra
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On Being Blue
A Philosophical Inquiry
Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Michael Gorra


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.00

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do.

Gass writes:
Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional... Read more >
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn
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ISBN: 9781590177136
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $17.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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A Place in the Country
A Place in the Country
Written by W.G. Sebald, Translated by Jo Catling
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400067718
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A Place in the Country

Written by W.G. Sebald
Translated by Jo Catling


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $26.00

A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.
 
This beautiful hardcover edition, with a full-cloth case, includes more than 40 pieces of art and 6... Read more >
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