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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 >
Letter to his Father
Letter to his Father
Written by Franz Kafka
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ISBN: 9780804150750
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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 Friends, Family and Editors
Letters to Friends, Family and Editors
Written by Franz Kafka
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Letters to Friends, Family and Editors

Written by Franz Kafka


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2013
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"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 >
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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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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ISBN: 9781612192048
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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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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907615
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $25.00

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex...

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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
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ISBN: 9780307907622
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $11.99

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex...

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
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ISBN: 9780307962249
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $13.99

From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite...

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Girl Who Loved Camellias
Written by Julie Kavanagh
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The Girl Who Loved Camellias
The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $27.95

From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite...

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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
Written by Ken Ludwig
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ISBN: 9780307951519
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Written by Ken Ludwig


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
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A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare
 
To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in... Read more >
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
Written by Ken Ludwig
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ISBN: 9780307951496
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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Written by Ken Ludwig


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $25.00

A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare
 
William Shakespeare’s plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poetry, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in... Read more >
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The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse
The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse
Edited by Richard D. Sylvester
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ISBN: 9780307826374
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The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Edited by Richard D. Sylvester


Format: eBook, 648 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $16.99

This comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted poems by John Skelton, Philip Sidney and others. The selections - which include such works as 'The Steele Glass'. Richard S. Sylvester examines the... Read more >
The Bourgeois
The Bourgeois
Written by Franco Moretti
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ISBN: 9781781680858
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The Bourgeois
Between History and Literature
Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Hardcover, 228 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $26.95

"I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals," wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today?

Thus begins Franco Moretti’s study of the bourgeois in modern European literature, where a gallery of individual portraits is entwined around... Read more >
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The Bourgeois
Between History and Literature
Written by Franco Moretti


Format: eBook, 228 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

"I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals," wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today?

Thus begins Franco Moretti’s study of the bourgeois in modern European literature, where a gallery of individual portraits is entwined around... Read more >
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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Distant Reading
Distant Reading
Written by Franco Moretti
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Distant Reading

Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $29.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory... Read more >
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Distant Reading

Written by Franco Moretti


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory... Read more >
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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307739780
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.00

An Entertainment Weekly and BookPage Best Book of the Year

During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at...

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Cotton Tenants
Cotton Tenants
Written by James Agee, Edited by John Summers, Photographed by Walker Evans, Introduction by Adam Haslett
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ISBN: 9781612192123
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Cotton Tenants
Three Families
Written by James Agee
Edited by John Summers
Photographed by Walker Evans
Introduction by Adam Haslett


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $24.95

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a four-hundred-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and... Read more >
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