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Loving Venice
Loving Venice
Written by Petr Kral, Translated by Christopher Moncrieff
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Loving Venice

Written by Petr Kral
Translated by Christopher Moncrieff


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
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Petr Král’s encounter with the city of Doges is a love-letter to a place that arouses strong and often contradictory emotions – but rarely indifference. His ethereal prose carries us through the floating city as if exploring the body of a familiar, yet inscrutable, lover: "Even in the depths of her... Read more >
Show Me a Story!
Show Me a Story!
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
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Show Me a Story!
Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
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In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar — these are just a few of the... Read more >
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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Written by Stella Adler, Edited by Barry Paris
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Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights
Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee
Written by Stella Adler
Edited by Barry Paris


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
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Stella Adler was one of the most influential acting teachers of all time, a legendary force of nature whose generations of students include Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Anthony Quinn, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, and Mark Ruffalo.

This long-awaited companion to her book on the master European playwrights...

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Venices
Venices
Written by Paul Morand, Translated by Euan Cameron
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Venices

Written by Paul Morand
Translated by Euan Cameron


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
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"It is after experiencing life that I have returned here to think about myself."
Paul Morand was a diplomat, traveller, socialite and one of the most erudite and original writers of the twentieth century. Venices is his typically unconventional autobiography: an evocative account of a remarkable life lived surrounded by the... Read more >
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY
Written by Michael Paul Rogin
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SUBVERSIVE GENEALOGY

Written by Michael Paul Rogin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2013
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In this major reconsideration of Herman Melville’s life and work, Michael Paul Rogin shows that Melville’s novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politically prominent family—which, three generations after its Revolutionary War heroes, produced an alcoholic, a bankrupt, and... Read more >
The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Clayborne Carson


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $12.99

A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here... Read more >
What Poets Are Like
What Poets Are Like
Written by Gary Soto
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ISBN: 9781570618741
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What Poets Are Like
Up and Down with the Writing Life
Written by Gary Soto


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
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Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of the writing life that... Read more >
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What Poets Are Like
Up and Down with the Writing Life
Written by Gary Soto


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.00

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of the writing life that... Read more >
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Three Uses of the Knife
Three Uses of the Knife
Written by David Mamet
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Three Uses of the Knife
On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Written by David Mamet


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
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The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the...

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The Art of Blessing the Day
The Art of Blessing the Day
Written by Marge Piercy
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The Art of Blessing the Day
Poems with a Jewish Theme
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $13.99

Winner of the 2000 Paterson Poetry Prize

About Marge Piercy's collection of her old and new poems that celebrate the Jewish experience, the poet Lyn Lifshin writes: "The Art of Blessing the Day is an exquisite book. The whole collection is strong, passionate, and poignant, but the mother and daughter poems, fierce... Read more >
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Mothers Who Think
Mothers Who Think
Written by Camille Peri and Kate Moses
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ISBN: 9780804151924
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Mothers Who Think
Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
Written by Camille Peri and Kate Moses


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2013
Price: $11.99

From the editors of the cutting-edge online magazine Salon come provocative essays that take an unflinching look at
the gritty truths and unreserved pleasures of contemporary motherhood.

Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood, which grew out of Salon's popular daily department of the same name, comprises nearly forty essays by writers grappling... Read more >
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle
Written by Luci Shaw
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ISBN: 9780307781802
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The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle

Written by Luci Shaw


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $9.99

In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 80th birthday, a host of prominent writers and academics gather to create this unique collection. Madeleine's circle of friends and peers (writers, poets, scholars, theologians) here provide an intimate portrait of L'Engle and respond to her writings and mentoring influence.

Ranging from the personal to the academic... Read more >
Black Snow
Black Snow
Written by Mikhail Bulgakov, Translated by Michael Glenny
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Black Snow

Written by Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated by Michael Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
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A new edition of Bulgakov’s blistering satire about the great Russian director Stanislavski, inventor of “Method acting,” part of Melville House’s reissue of the Bulgakov backlist in Michael Glenny’s celebrated translations.

In 1926, a play based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The White Guard premiered at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre and it... Read more >
The Hall of Uselessness
The Hall of Uselessness
Written by Simon Leys, Foreword by Simon Leys
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship
Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship
Written by Fitzwilliam Darcy
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Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship
The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor
Written by Fitzwilliam Darcy


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
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Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the amusingly tongue-in-cheek Mr Darcy’s Guide to Courtship is written from the perspective of Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy and closely based on real Regency advice manuals. It is a hilarious and irreverent picture of the social mores of the period and of how...

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A Love of Reading, The Second Collection
A Love of Reading, The Second Collection
Written by Robert Adams
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ISBN: 9781551994482
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A Love of Reading, The Second Collection
More Reviews of Contemporary Fiction
Written by Robert Adams


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 9, 2013
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Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading. Passionate, thought provoking, and witty.

A Love of Reading, the Second Collection
contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide.

In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace to Zadie Smith’s... Read more >
Letters to Friends, Family and Editors
Letters to Friends, Family and Editors
Written by Franz Kafka
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ISBN: 9780804150781
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Letters to Friends, Family and Editors

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $12.99

"These magnificent letters, meticulously set up and annotated, show us aspects of Kafka that were only hinted at in earlier collections and help us trace his development from unhappy young law student and insurance administrator to novelist and short-story writer of originality and genius."
--Publishers Weekly

"When we turn from Kafka's books to... Read more >
Letter to His Father
Letter to His Father
Written by Franz Kafka
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Letter to His Father

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
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Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's... Read more >
Letters to Felice
Letters to Felice
Written by Franz Kafka
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ISBN: 9780804150767
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Letters to Felice

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
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Franz Kafka first met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. The twenty-five-year-old career woman from Berlin—energetic, down-to-earth, life-affirming—awakened in him a desire to marry. Kafka wrote to Felice almost daily, sometimes even twice a day. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin... Read more >
Letters to Milena
Letters to Milena
Written by Franz Kafka
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ISBN: 9780804150774
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Letters to Milena

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
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In no other work does Franz Kafka reeal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenska was a gifted and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and... Read more >
Letters to Ottla and the Family
Letters to Ottla and the Family
Written by Franz Kafka
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ISBN: 9780804150743
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Letters to Ottla and the Family

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
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Written by Kafka between 1909 and 1924, these letters offer a unique insight into the workings of the Kafka family, their relationship with the Prague Jewish community, and Kafka's own feelings about his parents and siblings. A gracious but shy woman, and a silent rebel against the bourgeois society in which she... Read more >
Books I've Read
Books I've Read
Written by Deborah Needleman, Illustrated by Virginia Johnson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770433840
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Books I've Read
A Bibliophile's Journal
Written by Deborah Needleman
Illustrated by Virginia Johnson


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $14.95

For avid readers who see books as a vital part of their lives and homes, this beautifully illustrated reading journal is a decorative object in itself. Whether you read print books, ebooks, or a bit of both, Books I've Read will serve as a tangible keepsake of your reading experiences. The... Read more >
Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Kit Maude


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.95

“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”
—Jorge Luis Borges

Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That... Read more >
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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
Written by Jorge Luis Borges, Translated by Kit Maude
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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Kit Maude


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.95

“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”
—Jorge Luis Borges

Days before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That... Read more >
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