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Feast of Stephen
Feast of Stephen
Written by Stephen Leacock, Edited by Robertson Davies
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Feast of Stephen

Written by Stephen Leacock
Edited by Robertson Davies


Format: eBook, 162 pages
On Sale: January 25, 2012
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“Do you know the characteristic wine of Madeira?…I do not know whether Leacock ever drank Madeira himself – he was very much a Scotch-whisky man – but I enjoy Madeira greatly, and I never drink it without thinking of Leacock, who was sometimes dry, sometimes sweet, but who always leaves upon... Read more >
Life Sentences
Life Sentences
Written by William H Gass
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Life Sentences
Literary Judgments and Accounts
Written by William H Gass


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
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A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.
 
It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite... Read more >
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Life Sentences
Life Sentences
Written by William H Gass
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Life Sentences
Literary Judgments and Accounts
Written by William H Gass


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $14.99

A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.
 
It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to the more analytical, as he ponders the work of some of his favorite... Read more >
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Hawthorne
Hawthorne
Written by Brenda Wineapple
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Hawthorne
A Life
Written by Brenda Wineapple


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
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Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double-edged as his writing. “Deep as Dante,” Herman Melville said.

Hawthorne himself declared that he was not “one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain... Read more >
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The Discontented Dervishes
And Other Persian Tales
Written by Sa'Di


Format: eBook, 244 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

Arthur Scholey has selected and retold 74 of Sa'di's stories of the wisdom, humour and common sense of the kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes. Read more >
The Paragon Parrot
And Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdom
Written by Rumi


Format: eBook, 244 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

Rumi is regarded by many as the world's greatest poet. This selection by Arthur Scholey provides a taster of Rumi's great work. Here are stories plucked from friends and folk tales and real life, embodying Sufi wisdom, kindness, courtesy and candour. Read more >
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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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
Translated by Sybil Perez, Introduction by Marcela Valdes
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ISBN: 9781612190952
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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Translated by Sybil Perez
Introduction by Marcela Valdes


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.95

With the release of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in 1998,journalist Monica Maristain discovered a writer “capable of befriending his readers.” After exchanging several letters with Bolaño, Maristain formed a friendship of her own, culminating in an extensive interview with the novelist about truth and consequences, an interview that turned out... Read more >
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Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
Written by Thomas Bernhard
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ISBN: 9781400077625
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Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
A Memoir
Written by Thomas Bernhard


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
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Written with a dark pain and drama that recalls the novels of Dickens, Gathering Evidence is a powerful and compelling memoir of youth by one of the twentieth century’s most gifted writers.
 
Born in 1931, the illegitimate child of an abandoned mother, Thomas Bernhard was brought up by an eccentric grandmother... Read more >
Tropic Moon

Written by Georges Simenon
Translated by Marc Romano
Introduction by Norman Rush


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $12.95

Newly translated for this edition.

A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle. He wants work experience; he wants to see the world. But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equator, Timar doesn’t know what to do with himself, and no... Read more >
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Dear Donald, Dear Bennett
Dear Donald, Dear Bennett
Written by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, Introduction by Robert D. Loomis
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Dear Donald, Dear Bennett
The War Time Letters of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer
Written by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer
Introduction by Robert D. Loomis


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2011
Price: $12.99

Donald Klopfer and Bennett Cerf had been partners in Random House for seventeen years, but Donald decided that he had to become a part of an even greater endeavor—the defeat of Nazi Germany. Not long after Pearl Harbor, Donald, who was then forty years old, took a leave from Random House... Read more >
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The Company They Kept, Volume Two
The Company They Kept, Volume Two
Edited by Robert B. Silvers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590174876
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The Company They Kept, Volume Two
Writers on Unforgettable Friendships
Edited by Robert B. Silvers


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $22.95

Anna Akhmatova on Osip Mandelstam • Virgil Thomson on Gertrude Stein • Jonathan Miller on Lenny Bruce • Robert Lowell on John Berryman • Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden • Mary McCarthy on Hannah Arendt • John Thompson on Robert Lowell • James Merrill on Elizabeth Bishop • Isaiah Berlin... Read more >
Hymn to Old Age
Hymn to Old Age
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by David Henry Wilson
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ISBN: 9781906548322
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Hymn to Old Age

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by David Henry Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
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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 Shakespeare Wars
The Shakespeare Wars
Written by Ron Rosenbaum
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ISBN: 9780307807922
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The Shakespeare Wars
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
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“[Ron Rosenbaum] is one of the most original journalists and writers of our time.”
–David Remnick

In The Shakespeare Wars, Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood... Read more >
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Bento's Sketchbook
Bento's Sketchbook
Written by John Berger
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ISBN: 9780307379955
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Bento's Sketchbook

Written by John Berger


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.

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Bento's Sketchbook
Bento's Sketchbook
Written by John Berger
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Bento's Sketchbook

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.




From the Hardcover edition. Read more >
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The Ecstasy of Influence
The Ecstasy of Influence
Written by Jonathan Lethem
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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers.

A constellation of... Read more >
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The Ecstasy of Influence
The Ecstasy of Influence
Written by Jonathan Lethem, Read by Jonathan Lethem
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ISBN: 9780307940865
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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem
Read by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $25.00

What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers.

A constellation... Read more >
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Unstuck in Time
Unstuck in Time
Written by Gregory D. Sumner
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ISBN: 9781609803490
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
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In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the quintessential... Read more >
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $24.95

In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the quintessential... Read more >
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In the Presence of Absence
In the Presence of Absence
Written by Mahmoud Darwish, Translated by Sinan Antoon
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In the Presence of Absence

Written by Mahmoud Darwish
Translated by Sinan Antoon


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2011
Price: $18.00

One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final work, he summoned all his poetic genius to create a luminous work that defies categorization... Read more >
Higher Gossip
Higher Gossip
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
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ISBN: 9780307957153
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Higher Gossip
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $40.00

A collection both intimate and generous of the eloquent, insightful, beautifully written prose works that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009.

This collection of miscellaneous prose opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him... Read more >
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Higher Gossip
Higher Gossip
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
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Higher Gossip
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

Here is the collection of nonfiction pieces that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. It opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation... Read more >
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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
Written by Orhan Pamuk
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ISBN: 9780307745255
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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels.
 
In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and... Read more >
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