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The Artist As Critic
The Artist As Critic
Edited by Richard Ellmann
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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
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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
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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
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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
Price: $18.00

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
Format: Hardcover
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: $14.99

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
Price: $14.99

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: $14.99

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
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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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Two Girls
Two Girls
Written by Roberto Schwarz, Edited by Francis Mulhern, Introduction by Francis Mulhern
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Two Girls
And Other Essays
Written by Roberto Schwarz
Edited by Francis Mulhern
Introduction by Francis Mulhern


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2013
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Roberto Schwarz is the foremost literary critic of his generation in Brazil and the most important Marxist practitioner in the tradition of the Frankfurt School writing anywhere today. This collection confirms the international significance of Schwarz’s critical achievement.

Studies of Kafka and Brecht respectively open and close the volume, which includes incisive... Read more >
Hugging the Shore
Hugging the Shore
Written by John Updike
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Hugging the Shore
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
 
“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea,” writes John Updike in his Foreword to this collection of literary considerations. But the sailor doth protest too much: This collection begins somewhere... Read more >
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Hugging the Shore
Hugging the Shore
Written by John Updike
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Hugging the Shore
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 896 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
 
“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea,” writes John Updike in his Foreword to this collection of literary considerations. But the sailor doth protest too much: This collection begins somewhere... Read more >
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Picked-Up Pieces
Picked-Up Pieces
Written by John Updike
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Picked-Up Pieces
Essays
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
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In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s. If one word could sum up the young critic’s approach to books and their... Read more >
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Picked-Up Pieces
Picked-Up Pieces
Written by John Updike
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Picked-Up Pieces
Essays
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2013
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In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s. If one word could sum up the young critic’s approach to books and their... Read more >
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Diaries of Exile
Diaries of Exile
Written by Yannis Ritsos, Translated by Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich
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Diaries of Exile

Written by Yannis Ritsos
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
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Yannis Ritsos is a poet whose writing life is entwined with the contemporary history of his homeland. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this volume, which presents a series of three diaries in poetry that Ritsos wrote between 1948 and 1950, during and just after the Greek Civil War, while... Read more >
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by David Foster Wallace


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style.

In addition to Wallace’s last interview, the... Read more >
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Philosophical Pearls of the Shakespearean Deep
Philosophical Pearls of the Shakespearean Deep
Written by Farhang Zabeeh
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ISBN: 9781616146528
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Philosophical Pearls of the Shakespearean Deep

Written by Farhang Zabeeh


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $39.00

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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David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
Written by David Foster Wallace
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ISBN: 9781612192062
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David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by David Foster Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2012
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In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style.

In addition to Wallace’s last interview, the... Read more >
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Odd Jobs
Odd Jobs
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780812983791
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Odd Jobs
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 1024 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
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To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest... Read more >
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Odd Jobs
Odd Jobs
Written by John Updike
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Odd Jobs
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 1024 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $13.99

To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest... Read more >
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