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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907615
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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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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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ISBN: 9780307270795
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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
Price: $9.99

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 the... 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 the... 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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ISBN: 9781781680841
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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
Format: Hardcover
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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Philosophical Pearls of the Shakespearean Deep

Written by Farhang Zabeeh


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 29, 2013
Price: $14.99

Offers many fresh insights that will give even longtime readers of Shakespeare a new appreciation of the great master.

Scholars have long debated the extent of Shakespeare's education. Although his friend and admirer Ben Jonson said of him, "thou hadst small Latine and lesse Greek," Shakespeare's plays reveal a wide familiarity with... Read more >
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The Difficulty of Being
The Difficulty of Being
Written by Jean Cocteau, Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge, Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien
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ISBN: 9781612192901
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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and... Read more >
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The Difficulty of Being

Written by Jean Cocteau
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Introduction by Geoffrey O'Brien


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and... Read more >
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Walter Pater
Walter Pater
Written by Denis Donoghue
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ISBN: 9780307831576
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Walter Pater
Lover of Strange Souls
Written by Denis Donoghue


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

A TWENTIETH-CENTURY intellectual of the first rank presents the case for the nineteenth-century aesthetician whose elegant subversions delivered us to modernism. Walter Pater (1839-1894) was an obscure Oxford don until 1873, when his first book, The Renaissance, exposed his argument favoring sensation over though and, in doing so, ignited a hard... Read more >
Willa Cather In Europe
Willa Cather In Europe
Written by Willa Cather
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ISBN: 9780307831460
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Willa Cather In Europe
Her Own Story of the First Journey
Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to no second thoughts, no later, leveling revision,” George N. Kates writes in his Introduction to... Read more >
Dossier K
Dossier K
Written by Imre Kertesz, Translated by Tim Wilkinson
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ISBN: 9781612192024
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Dossier K
A Memoir
Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95

The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize–winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview—with himself

Dossier K. is Imre Kertész’s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature—an attempt to set the record straight. 

The result is an... Read more >
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Dossier K
A Memoir
Written by Imre Kertesz
Translated by Tim Wilkinson


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $18.95

The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize–winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview—with himself

Dossier K. is Imre Kertész’s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature—an attempt to set the record straight. 

The result is an... Read more >
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THE BASS SAXOPHONE
THE BASS SAXOPHONE
Written by Josef Skvorecky
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ISBN: 9780307832122
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THE BASS SAXOPHONE

Written by Josef Skvorecky


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

The two haunting, poetic novellas that comprise The Bass Saxophonebrilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships. They are prefaced by a remarkable memoir of Skvorecky's jazz-obsessed youth. Jazz is a symbol of freedom in both these novellas.

In Emoke, which is set in the shadow of the... Read more >
Willa Cather On Writing
Willa Cather On Writing
Written by Willa Cather
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ISBN: 9780307831477
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Willa Cather On Writing

Written by Willa Cather


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $11.99

"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and... Read more >
Against World Literature
Against World Literature
Written by Emily Apter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844679706
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Against World Literature
On the Politics of Untranslatability
Written by Emily Apter


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $29.95

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to... Read more >
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Portraits and Observations
Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812994391
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Portraits and Observations

Written by Truman Capote


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $23.00

From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), In Cold Blood, and The Complete Stories

Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Portraits... Read more >
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