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Newspaper Days
Newspaper Days
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830913
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Newspaper Days

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $18.99

The period covered is that of his professional nonage—from his entry into journalism as a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald in 1899 to 1906. It was not all Baltimore, however, for he went into brief exile when the fire of 1904 destroyed the plant and forced the paper to print... Read more >
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Second Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307831118
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Second Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
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Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic new collection is further evidence that Mencken was our most astute, stylish, and biliously funny commentator on... Read more >
Shelley: The Pursuit

Written by Richard Holmes
Introduction by Richard Holmes


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $35.00

Shelley: The Pursuit is the book with which Richard Holmes—the finest literary biographer of our day—made his name. Dispensing with the long-established Victorian picture of Shelley as a blandly ethereal character, Holmes projects a startling image of “a darker and more earthly, crueler and more capable figure.” Expelled from college, disowned... Read more >
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Treatise on the Gods
Treatise on the Gods
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307830920
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Treatise on the Gods

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
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"I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the surface is not always religion. Go beneath it, and one finds invariably the same sense of helplessness before the cosmic mysteries, and the same... Read more >
The Bottom of the Jar
The Bottom of the Jar
Written by Abdellatif Laabi, Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely
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The Bottom of the Jar

Written by Abdellatif Laabi
Translated by Andre Naffis-Sahely


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
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The Bottom of the Jar is the journey of a boy finding his footing in the heart of Fez during the 1950s, as Morocco began freeing itself from the grip of the French colonial occupation. The narrator vividly recalls his first encounters with the ebullient city, family dramas, and the joys... Read more >
The Outsider Test for Faith
The Outsider Test for Faith
Written by John W. Loftus
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ISBN: 9781616147372
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The Outsider Test for Faith
How to Know Which Religion Is True
Written by John W. Loftus


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $18.00

Fostering mutual understanding by viewing religion from an outsider perspective

Depending on how one defines religion, there are at least thousands of religions in the world. Given such religious diversity, how can any one religion claim to know the truth? Nothing proposed so far has helped us settle which of these religions... Read more >
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A Walk with Jefferson
A Walk with Jefferson
Written by Philip Levine
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ISBN: 9780307829740
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A Walk with Jefferson

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
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The inspiration for the title poem of Philip Levine’s A Walk with Tom Jefferson is not the founding father and third president of the United States that most readers would imagine upon hearing the name. Levine’s Tom Jefferson is quite different from his namesake: he is an African American living in... Read more >
Everybody's Autobiography
Everybody's Autobiography
Written by Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9780307829771
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Everybody's Autobiography

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France... Read more >
Portraits and Prayers
Portraits and Prayers
Written by Gertrude Stein
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ISBN: 9780307830173
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Portraits and Prayers

Written by Gertrude Stein


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
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Portraits and Prayers is a collection of early essays and word portraits by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Her subjects often provide a description of what she observed in her Saturday salons. Read more >
The Essential Prose of John Milton
The Essential Prose of John Milton
Written by John Milton, Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon
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ISBN: 9780679645597
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The Essential Prose of John Milton

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $13.99

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon
 
The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Library’s definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new... Read more >
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The Essential Prose of John Milton
The Essential Prose of John Milton
Written by John Milton, Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon
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ISBN: 9780812983722
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The Essential Prose of John Milton

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $18.00

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon
 
The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Library’s definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new... Read more >
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The Artist As Critic
The Artist As Critic
Edited by Richard Ellmann
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307829139
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The Artist As Critic
Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde
Edited by Richard Ellmann


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $11.99

Oscar Wilde, although most commonly known as a playright, was also a critic. The Artist as Critic is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as famous longer works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.," "The Soul Man under Socialism," and the four essays which make up Intentions. ... Read more >
Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare
Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare
Written by William Shakespeare
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ISBN: 9780307823670
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Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $9.99

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations. Read more >
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Melville
Melville
Written by Andrew Delbanco
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ISBN: 9780307831712
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Melville
His World and Work
Written by Andrew Delbanco


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: February 20, 2013
Price: $13.99

If Dickens was nineteenth-century London personified, Herman Melville was the quintessential American. With a historian’s perspective and a critic’s insight, award-winning author Andrew Delbanco marvelously demonstrates that Melville was very much a man of his era and that he recorded — in his books, letters, and marginalia; and in conversations with... Read more >
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Practical Classics
Practical Classics
Written by Kevin Smokler
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ISBN: 9781616146566
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Practical Classics
50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School
Written by Kevin Smokler


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
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What do the great books of your youth have to say about your life now? Remember reading Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby in high school? How about Slaughterhouse-Five and Pride and Prejudice? Would you read them again now that no one's grading you, just for your own enjoyment?... Read more >
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Practical Classics
50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School
Written by Kevin Smokler


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

What do the great books of your youth have to say about your life now? Remember reading Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby in high school? How about Slaughterhouse-Five and Pride and Prejudice? Would you read them again now that no one's grading you, just for your own enjoyment?... Read more >
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The Last Resistance
The Last Resistance
Written by Jacqueline Rose
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ISBN: 9781844672264
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The Last Resistance

Written by Jacqueline Rose


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
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In The Last Resistance, Jacqueline Rose explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives. In particular, she examines the role of literature in the Zionist imagination: here, literature is presented as a unique form of dissidence, with the power to expose the unconscious of nations, and often... Read more >
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Vermeer in Bosnia
Vermeer in Bosnia
Written by Lawrence Weschler
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ISBN: 9780307833419
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Vermeer in Bosnia
Selected Writings
Written by Lawrence Weschler


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

From the master chronicler of the marvelous and the confounding–author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder–here is a much-anticipated new collection of more than twenty pieces from the past two decades, the majority of which have never before been gathered together in book form.

Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter... Read more >
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How Literature Saved My Life
How Literature Saved My Life
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780307961532
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How Literature Saved My Life

Written by David Shields


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
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“Reading How Literature Saved My Life is like getting to listen in on a really great, smart, provocative conversation. The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new form.” ––Whitney Otto
 
In this wonderfully intelligent, stunningly honest...

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Washington Square
Washington Square
Written by Henry James, Introduction by Arthur Phillips
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ISBN: 9780307961426
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Washington Square

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Arthur Phillips


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $22.00

Washington Square is one of Henry James’s most appealing and popular novels, with the most straightforward plot and style of any of his works.

Set in the genteel New York of James’s early childhood, it is a tale of cruelty laced with comedy. Dr. Austin Sloper is a wealthy and domineering... Read more >
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Hymn to Old Age

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by David Henry Wilson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $9.99

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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Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro

Written by Henry James


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 29, 2013
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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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The Purloined Clinic
The Purloined Clinic
Written by Janet Malcolm
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ISBN: 9780307830609
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The Purloined Clinic
Selected Writings
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $12.99

The Purloined Clinic is a retrospective of essays, reviews, and reports that reflect the range and depth of Janet Malcolm's engagement with psychology, criticism, art, and literature.

She examines aspects of "that absurdist collaboration," the psychoanalytic dialogue, from which come "small, stray sell recognitions that no other human relationship yields, brought forward... Read more >
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The Eleven
The Eleven
Written by Pierre Michon, Translated by Elizabeth Deshays and Jody Gladding
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ISBN: 9781935744627
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The Eleven

Written by Pierre Michon
Translated by Elizabeth Deshays and Jody Gladding


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2013
Price: $18.00

In The Eleven, Michon lets us into the world of Corentin, a painter shaoed by—and who eventually shapes—history. Brought up among provincial aristocracy to become a favorite of Parisian society—his paintings are commissioned by Louis XV’s mistress—Corentin’s career rides the Tides of the French Revolution. His masterpiece, "The Eleven," is an... Read more >
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
The Journals of Sylvia Plath
Written by Sylvia Plath, Foreword by Ted Hughes
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ISBN: 9780307830395
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The Journals of Sylvia Plath

Written by Sylvia Plath
Foreword by Ted Hughes


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $12.99

Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for her writing. Plath once called her journal her “Sargasso,” her repository of... Read more >
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