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Hymn to Old Age
Hymn to Old Age
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by David Henry Wilson
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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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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.




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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
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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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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem
Read by Jonathan Lethem


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On Sale: November 8, 2011
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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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ISBN: 9781935744016
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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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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
Written by Orhan Pamuk
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The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $14.95

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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The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Written by Les Standiford
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ISBN: 9780307405791
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The Man Who Invented Christmas
How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
Written by Les Standiford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $14.99

As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world.

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher... Read more >
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Campo Santo
Campo Santo
Written by W.G. Sebald
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ISBN: 9780307433039
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Campo Santo

Written by W.G. Sebald


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
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“W. G. Sebald exemplified the best kind of cosmopolitan literary intelligence–humane, digressive, deeply erudite, unassuming and tinged with melancholy. . . . In [Campo Santo] Sebald reveals his distinctive tone, as his winding sentences gradually mingle together curiosity and plangency, learning and self-revelation. . . . [Readers will] be rewarded with... Read more >
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In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

Note: The electronic version of this title contains over thirty additional, illuminating eBook-exclusive illustrations by the author.

At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential...

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In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood, Read by Margaret Atwood and Susan Denaker
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood
Read by Margaret Atwood and Susan Denaker


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 11, 2011
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At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form...

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Ten Letters
Ten Letters
Written by Eli Saslow
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Ten Letters
The Stories Americans Tell Their President
Written by Eli Saslow


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

Every day, President Obama reads ten representative letters among the thousands he receives from citizens across the land. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heart­breaking, some angry, some hopeful. Indeed, Obama reads as many letters addressed “Dear Jackass” as... Read more >
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Ten Letters
Ten Letters
Written by Eli Saslow, Read by Robertson Dean
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ISBN: 9780307941091
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Ten Letters
The Stories Americans Tell Their President
Written by Eli Saslow
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 11, 2011
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Every day, President Obama reads ten representative letters among the thousands he receives from citizens across the land. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life, and political points of view. Some are heart­breaking, some angry, some hopeful. Indeed, Obama reads as many letters addressed “Dear Jackass” as... Read more >
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Quarrel & Quandary
Quarrel & Quandary
Written by Cynthia Ozick
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ISBN: 9780307807885
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Quarrel & Quandary
Essays
Written by Cynthia Ozick


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $9.99

In her new collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of the world's most illustrious writers and their work, tackles compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with literature.

She writes--quarrelsomely--about Crime and Punishment, about... Read more >
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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Written by Barbara Belford
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ISBN: 9780307795373
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Oscar Wilde
A Certain Genius
Written by Barbara Belford


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 21, 2011
Price: $11.99

In this elegant and affectionate biography of one of the most controversial personalities of the nineteenth century, Barbara Belford breaks new ground in the evocation of Oscar Wilde's personal life and in our understanding of the choices he made for his art. Published for the centenary of Wilde's death, here is... Read more >
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Create Dangerously
Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

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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Create Dangerously
Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

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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ISBN: 9781590514832
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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
Price: $16.95

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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ISBN: 9780307806482
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Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2011
Price: $14.99

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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