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New and Selected Poems, Volume One

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $18.00

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well... Read more >
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Visions of the Prophet
Visions of the Prophet
Written by Kahlil Gibran
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ISBN: 9781583946794
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Visions of the Prophet

Written by Kahlil Gibran


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
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Ever since his best-selling book The Prophet was first published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran has been enchanting spiritually inclined readers with his dogma-free writings so rich with insight, wisdom, beauty, and truth. In this companion collection of little-known writings taken from his published works in Arabic, Gibran encourages us to bravely...

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Even Now
Even Now
Written by Hugo Claus, Afterword by Cees Nooteboom, Translated by David Colmer
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Even Now
Poems by Hugo Claus
Written by Hugo Claus
Afterword by Cees Nooteboom
Translated by David Colmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $20.00

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential “Oostakker Poems” to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the “mad dog stanzas” in “Morning... Read more >
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Even Now
Poems by Hugo Claus
Written by Hugo Claus
Translated by David Colmer
Introduction by Cees Nooteboom


Format: eBook, 220 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $20.00

Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin, Hugo Claus’s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential “Oostakker Poems” to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the “mad dog stanzas” in “Morning... Read more >
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La diosa de las Américas
La diosa de las Américas
Edited by Ana Castillo, Translated by Mariela Dreyfus
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ISBN: 9780804151993
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La diosa de las Américas
Escritos sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe
Edited by Ana Castillo
Translated by Mariela Dreyfus


Format: eBook, 316 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2013
Price: $11.99

Una ilustradora colección de escritos en torno al icono más grande de la fe latinoamericana, por algunos de los más importantes escritores latinos contemporáneos.

Santa patrona de México, diosa maternal, protectora divina, el símbolo de la Virgen de Guadalupe ha sido reverenciado en el mundo entero. En esta colección, Ana Castillo ha... Read more >
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The Broken Estate
The Broken Estate
Written by James Wood
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ISBN: 9780804151900
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The Broken Estate
Essays on Literature and Belief
Written by James Wood


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $2.99

This book recalls an era when criticism could change the way we look at the world. In the tradition of Matthew Arnold and Edmund Wilson, James Wood reads literature expansively, always pursuing its role and destiny in our lives. In a series of essays about such figures as Melville, Flaubert, Chekhov... Read more >
An Enlarged Heart
An Enlarged Heart
Written by Cynthia Zarin
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ISBN: 9781400077649
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An Enlarged Heart

Written by Cynthia Zarin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.00

This exquisite prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin is a poignant exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s passage.

Zarin charts the shifting and complicated parameters of contemporary life and family in writing that feels nearly fictional in its richness of scene, dialogue, and mood...

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How Literature Saved My Life
How Literature Saved My Life
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780345802729
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How Literature Saved My Life

Written by David Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95

Blending confessional criticism and cultural autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. Evoking his deeply divided personality, his character flaws, his woes, his serious despair, he wants "literature to assuage human loneliness, but nothing can assuage human loneliness. Literature doesn't lie about this—which is what makes...

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Out of Time
Out of Time
Written by Lynne Segal, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681398
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

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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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

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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Playing House
Playing House
Written by Lauren Slater
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ISBN: 9780807001738
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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family.
 
Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected... Read more >
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Playing House
Notes of a Reluctant Mother
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family.
 
Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and... Read more >
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Finding a Form
Finding a Form
Written by William H. Gass
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ISBN: 9780804150934
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Finding a Form
Essays
Written by William H. Gass


Format: eBook, 360 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2013
Price: $18.99

From the author of The Tunnel comes a new collection of essays, his first in eight years, on art, writing, nature and culture. This book is by one of the most important and briliant thinkers at work today. Read more >
Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Written by James Wolcott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385527798
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Critical Mass
Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs
Written by James Wolcott


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $30.00

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time

From his early-seventies dispatches as a fledgling critic for The Village Voice on rock ’n’ roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism... Read more >
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Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Written by James Wolcott
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ISBN: 9780385536912
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Critical Mass
Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs
Written by James Wolcott


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $15.99

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time

From his early-seventies dispatches as a fledgling critic for The Village Voice on rock ’n’ roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism... 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: 9780679645658
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Mind of an Outlaw
Selected Essays
Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by Phillip Sipiora
Introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $13.99

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 $60,000 Dog
The $60,000 Dog
Written by Lauren Slater
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ISBN: 9780807001912
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The $60,000 Dog
My Life with Animals
Written by Lauren Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $15.00

A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer
 
From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a “Private Way” full of the wondrous and... Read more >
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The Antinomies Of Realism

Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $34.95

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet... Read more >
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The Antinomies Of Realism
The Antinomies Of Realism
Written by Fredric Jameson
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ISBN: 9781781681336
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The Antinomies Of Realism

Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $34.95

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to recreate. The works of Zola, Tolstoy, Pérez Galdós, and George Eliot are in the most profound sense inimitable, yet... Read more >
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AN AMERICAN PROCESSION
AN AMERICAN PROCESSION
Written by Alfred Kazin
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ISBN: 9780804151276
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AN AMERICAN PROCESSION

Written by Alfred Kazin


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $13.99

An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a metaphysical revolution, and ended on the eve of... Read more >
Minority Report
Minority Report
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830906
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Minority Report

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $9.99

In the fall of 1948 H. L. Mencken, then at the top of his unmatchable form (he had spoken at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia only a little while before), suffered a stroke. He soon recovered his physical vigor, but writing was for him a thing of... Read more >
The Devil Finds Work
The Devil Finds Work
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780804149686
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The Devil Finds Work

Written by James Baldwin


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

James Baldwin At The Movies...  Provocative, timeless, brilliant.

Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man...  These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin...  and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies.

Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such... Read more >
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God and the American Writer
God and the American Writer
Written by Alfred Kazin
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ISBN: 9780804151221
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God and the American Writer

Written by Alfred Kazin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2013
Price: $11.99

God and the American Writer does more to illuminate the fundamental purposes and motivations of our greatest writers from Hawthorne to Faulkner than any study I have read in the past fifty-five years--that is, since the same author's On Native Grounds.
--Louis S. Auchincloss

This is the culminating work of the finest... Read more >
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Against Venice
Against Venice
Written by Regis Debray, Translated by John Howe
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ISBN: 9781908968883
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Against Venice

Written by Regis Debray
Translated by John Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.00

Numerous writers have made declarations of love to cities, but Against Venice speaks not of love, but of dislike. It is a counterblast to intellectuals who regard Venice as the city where existentialism should be experienced, at parties in the palazzi of friends. Debray criticises this world in a refreshingly irreverent... Read more >
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Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro
Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro
Written by Henry James, Foreword by Leon Edel
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ISBN: 9781908968890
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Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro

Written by Henry James
Foreword by Leon Edel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

The novelist Henry James arrived in Venice as a tourist, and instantly fell in love with the city – particularly with the splendid Palazzo Barbaro, home of the expatriate American Curtis family. This selection of letters covers the period 1869-1907 and provides a unique record of the life and work of... Read more >
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