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Create Dangerously
Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
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ISBN: 9780307946508
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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


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On Sale: September 20, 2011
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A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year


In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.
 
Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who... Read more >
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How to Live
How to Live
Written by Sarah Bakewell
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How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Written by Sarah Bakewell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
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Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography

How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: How do you live? This question obsessed Renaissance... Read more >
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Two Towns in Provence
Two Towns in Provence
Written by M.F.K. Fisher
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Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2011
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This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and... Read more >
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The Devil Finds Work
The Devil Finds Work
Written by James Baldwin
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The Devil Finds Work

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
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Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the... Read more >
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Driving Home
Driving Home
Written by Jonathan Raban
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Driving Home
An American Journey
Written by Jonathan Raban


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
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For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and, as an Englishman transplanted in Seattle, about what it means to feel rooted in America. Spanning two decades, Driving Home...

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The Cross of Redemption
The Cross of Redemption
Written by James Baldwin, Edited by Randall Kenan
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The Cross of Redemption
Uncollected Writings
Written by James Baldwin
Edited by Randall Kenan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
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The Cross of Redemption is a revelation by an American literary master: a gathering of essays, articles, polemics, reviews, and interviews that have never before appeared in book form.
 
James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century, renowned for his fierce engagement with issues...

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The  Noel Coward Reader
The Noel Coward Reader
Written by Noel Coward, Edited by Barry Day
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ISBN: 9780307474872
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The Noel Coward Reader

Written by Noel Coward
Edited by Barry Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
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The Noël Coward Reader offers a wonderfully wide-ranging selection—the first of its kind—of the best of the Master’s oeuvre, entertainingly annotated and abundantly illustrated, and including material that has never before been published.

Here are scenes from Coward’s famous plays, from Private Lives to Blithe Spirit, and his screenplays, from Brief Encounter...

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Poetry in Person
Poetry in Person
Written by Alexander Neubauer
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ISBN: 9780375711756
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Poetry in Person
Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets
Written by Alexander Neubauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $18.00

“In the fall of 1970, at the New School in Greenwich Village, a new teacher posted a flyer on the wall,” begins Alexander Neubauer’s introduction to this remarkable book. “It read ‘Meet Poets and Poetry, with Pearl London and Guests.’” Few students responded. No one knew Pearl London, the daughter of... Read more >
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The Size of Thoughts
The Size of Thoughts
Written by Nicholson Baker
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ISBN: 9780307807519
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The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
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The Size of Thoughts, a collection of essays that have appeared in the New Yorker and other publications, includes one never-before-published piece on the world of electronics. The essays celebrate the joy--and exquisite details--of everything from library card catalogs and reading aloud to the significance of wine stains on a tablecloth.

Baker... Read more >
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U and I
U and I
Written by Nicholson Baker
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U and I
A True Story
Written by Nicholson Baker


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
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Baker muses on the creative process via his obsession with John Updike.


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Moscardino

Written by Enrico Pea
Translated by Ezra Pound


Format: eBook, 71 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2011
Price: $14.00

A small masterpiece, Pea’s lyrical autobiographical novel paints a fiery and intimate portrait of an old man through the bold brushstrokes of his grandson. The passions and tensions between the old eccentric and his brothers play themselves out in mythical sketches before a vivid backdrop of the hills of Lunigiana. Moscardino... Read more >
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Home
Home
Edited by Sharon Sloan Fiffer and Steven Fiffer
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ISBN: 9780307758811
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Home
American Writers Remember Rooms of Their Own
Edited by Sharon Sloan Fiffer and Steven Fiffer


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

In Home, eighteen of our finest writers evoke different rooms--from their pasts, their present, or simply their imaginations--in order to investigate the ways in which homes contain our lives. The results are touching, provocative, and sometimes hilarious. And since a portion of the editors' proceeds will go to organizations that help... Read more >
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Fathomless Heart
Fathomless Heart
Written by Lewis Thompson, Edited by Richard Lannoy, Foreword by William Stranger, Introduction by Richard Lannoy
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ISBN: 9781583942802
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Fathomless Heart
The Spiritual and Philosophical Reflections of an English Poet-Sage
Written by Lewis Thompson
Edited by Richard Lannoy
Foreword by William Stranger
Introduction by Richard Lannoy


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $19.95

Lewis Thompson (1909–1949) was primarily a poet, a man of letters influenced by Eastern spiritualism and the poets Rimbaud and Rilke. As Richard Lannoy, the editor of Fathomless Heart, writes, Thompson, who rejected traditional literature after experiencing a spiritual crisis as a teenager, wrote “solely as a form of spiritual exercise... Read more >
Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution:
Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution:
Written by E.L. Doctorow
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ISBN: 9780307799777
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Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution:
Selected Essays, 1977-1992
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate has compiled his first collection of essays, a richly textured and detailed combination of literary criticism, political invective, and historical meditation. Read more >
Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life
Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life
Written by Nancy Pearl
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Girl Discovers Reading Then Discovers Life
A Journal
Written by Nancy Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
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When DailyCandy.com asked Nancy Pearl for her own six-word memoir, Pearl (without skipping a beat) said, "Girl discovers reading, then discovers life." Pearl's memorable memoir provides the inspiration for this sophisticated journal, a blank slate for all your thoughts. A modern and beautiful take on the ever-popular reading journal, here are... Read more >
Karl Marx and World Literature
Karl Marx and World Literature
Written by S. S. Prawer
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Karl Marx and World Literature

Written by S. S. Prawer


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 18, 2011
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“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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Meditations from a Movable Chair
Meditations from a Movable Chair
Written by Andre Dubus
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ISBN: 9780307801920
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Meditations from a Movable Chair

Written by Andre Dubus


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
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For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't exist on different planes, but infuse each other. His is an unapologetically sacramental vision of life in which ordinary things participate in the miraculous, the miraculous in ordinary things. He believes in God, and talks to Him, and doesn't mince words. He... Read more >
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Seduction and Betrayal
Women and Literature
Written by Elizabeth Hardwick
Introduction by Joan Didion


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $12.95

The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America’s most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of... Read more >
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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ISBN: 9780307796875
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $5.99

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... Read more >
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Yosl Rakover Talks to God
Yosl Rakover Talks to God
Written by Zvi Kolitz
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ISBN: 9780307797803
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Yosl Rakover Talks to God

Written by Zvi Kolitz


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2011
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A dying Jew's last words to God -- a text that is regarded as the greatest piece of writing to have emerged from the Holocaust -- the story of how it came to be written, and the afterlife of both the author and his creation.
As the German tanks destroy the Warsaw... 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: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

“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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De Gabo a Mario
De Gabo a Mario
Written by Angel Esteban and Ana Gallego
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ISBN: 9780307744357
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De Gabo a Mario
Una breve historia del boom latinoamericano
Written by Angel Esteban and Ana Gallego


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

Dos narradores extraordinarios, Gabo y Mario, el poeta y el arquitecto, Lennon y McCartney, el turco y el indio, protagonizan una de las amistades más férreas de toda la literatura universal. Esos mismos amigos, diez años más tarde, terminan su relación con una pelea que llega hasta los puños. Cobijados bajo... Read more >
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Shoot the Widow
Shoot the Widow
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780307497864
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Shoot the Widow
Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subject
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $17.99

The first rule of biography, wrote Justin Kaplan: “Shoot the widow.”

In her new book, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer (“Knowing, sympathetic and entertainingly droll”—The New York Times), writes about her comic triumphs and misadventures as a biographer in search of her nine celebrated subjects, about how the hunt for a “life” is... Read more >
When Memory Speaks
When Memory Speaks
Written by Jill Ker Conway
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ISBN: 9780307797230
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When Memory Speaks
Exploring the Art of Autobiography
Written by Jill Ker Conway


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $9.99

J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives.
In a narrative... Read more >
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Going to the Territory
Going to the Territory
Written by Ralph Ellison
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ISBN: 9780307797384
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Going to the Territory

Written by Ralph Ellison


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life."

-- Washington Post Book World

The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture... Read more >
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