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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590176078
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $24.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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The Ecstasy of Influence
The Ecstasy of Influence
Written by Jonathan Lethem
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ISBN: 9780307744500
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The Ecstasy of Influence
Nonfictions, Etc.
Written by Jonathan Lethem


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year —Austin American-Statesman

Includes a new, previously uncollected piece: "My Internet"
 
In The Ecstasy of Influence, the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning collection of occasional pieces—essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism—which also doubles as a novelist’s...

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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
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“What are you reading?”

That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of...

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The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
Written by Will Schwalbe
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ISBN: 9780307594037
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The End of Your Life Book Club

Written by Will Schwalbe


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $25.00

“What are you reading?”

That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of...

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Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico
Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico
Written by Antonio Tabucchi, Translated by Tim Parks
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Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico

Written by Antonio Tabucchi
Translated by Tim Parks


Format: Trade Paperback, 150 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2012
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Hypochondria, insomnia, restlessness, and yearning are the lame muses of these brief pages. I would have liked to call them Extravaganzas . . . because many of them wander about in a strange outside that has no inside, like drifting splinters. . . . Alien to any orbit, I have the... Read more >
Assorted Prose
Assorted Prose
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780812983777
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Assorted Prose

Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
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John Updike’s first collection of nonfiction pieces, published in 1965 when the author was thirty-three, is a diverting and illuminating gambol through midcentury America and the writer’s youth. It opens with a choice selection of parodies, casuals, and “Talk of the Town” reports, the fruits of Updike’s boyish ambition to follow in... Read more >
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Assorted Prose
Assorted Prose
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780679645832
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Assorted Prose

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

John Updike’s first collection of nonfiction pieces, published in 1965 when the author was thirty-three, is a diverting and illuminating gambol through midcentury America and the writer’s youth. It opens with a choice selection of parodies, casuals, and “Talk of the Town” reports, the fruits of Updike’s boyish ambition to follow in... Read more >
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Beauty and the Inferno
Beauty and the Inferno
Written by Roberto Saviano, Translated by Oonagh Stranksy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844679508
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Beauty and the Inferno
Essays
Written by Roberto Saviano
Translated by Oonagh Stranksy


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $24.95

Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano’s 2006 exposé of Naples’s Camorra mafia, was an international bestseller and became an award-winning film. But the death threats that followed forced the author into hiding. Saviano was ostracized by his countrymen and went on the run, changing his location every few months and compelled to keep perpetual... Read more >
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Higher Gossip
Higher Gossip
Written by John Updike, Edited by Christopher Carduff
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ISBN: 9780812983685
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Higher Gossip
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike
Edited by Christopher Carduff


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $20.00

Here is the collection of nonfiction pieces that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. It opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation... Read more >
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The Struggle with the Daemon
The Struggle with the Daemon
Written by Stefan Zweig, Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul
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ISBN: 9781906548865
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The Struggle with the Daemon
Hölderlin, Kleist and Nietzsche
Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $18.95

The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Ho¨lderlin, Heinrich von Kleist and Friedrich Nietzsche – powerful minds whose ideas were at odds with the scientific positivism of... Read more >
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World Within The Word
World Within The Word
Written by William H. Gass
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ISBN: 9780307824295
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World Within The Word

Written by William H. Gass


Format: eBook, 341 pages
On Sale: September 5, 2012
Price: $15.99

In this sequel to Fiction & the Figures of Life, one of America's most brilliant and eclectic minds examines literature, culture, writers (their lives and works), and the nature and uses of language and the written word. Included are discussions of Valéry, Henry Miller, Sartre, Freud, Faulkner, suicide, "art and order,"... Read more >
In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays
In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays
Written by Katie Roiphe
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ISBN: 9780679644026
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In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays

Written by Katie Roiphe


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

This powerful collection of essays ranges from pop culture to politics, from Hillary Clinton to Susan Sontag, from Facebook to Mad Men, from Joan Didion to David Foster Wallace to—most strikingly—the author’s own life. For fans of the essays of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Jonathan Lethem.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS... Read more >
Reading for the Plot
Reading for the Plot
Written by Peter Brooks
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ISBN: 9780307962829
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Reading for the Plot
Design and Intention in Narrative
Written by Peter Brooks


Format: eBook, 363 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $23.99

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life. Read more >
The Art of Haiku
The Art of Haiku
Written by Stephen Addiss
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590308868
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The Art of Haiku
Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
Written by Stephen Addiss


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $29.95

In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku... Read more >
In Fact
In Fact
Written by Thomas Mallon
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ISBN: 9780307824301
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In Fact
Essays on Writers and Writing
Written by Thomas Mallon


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 22, 2012
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From the acclaimed novelist (Henry and Clara, Two Moons), essayist (A Book of One's Own), and critic (1998 National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing)—an engaging new collection of essays.

In Fact gathers the best of Thomas Mallon's superb criticism from the past twenty-two years—essays that appeared in his GQ... Read more >
Elected Friends
Elected Friends
Afterword by Christopher Ricks, Edited by Matthew Spencer, Foreword by Michael Hoffman
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ISBN: 9781590515969
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Elected Friends

Afterword by Christopher Ricks
Edited by Matthew Spencer
Foreword by Michael Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $17.00

Robert Frost and Edward Thomas met in a bookshop in London in 1913. During the next four years, the two writers—Frost, an unknown poet who had sold his farm in New Hampshire in order to take his family to England for one last gamble on poetry and Thomas, a sad literary... Read more >
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In Other Worlds
In Other Worlds
Written by Margaret Atwood
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ISBN: 9780307741769
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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
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The author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake engagingly explores her lifelong relationship to science fiction, both as a reader and as a writer.
 
At a time when the borders between literary genres are increasingly porous, Margaret Atwood maps the richly fertile crosscurrents of speculative and science fiction, slipstream, utopias...

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The Long Walk to Freedom
The Long Walk to Freedom
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise
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ISBN: 9780807069127
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and... Read more >
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often... 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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ISBN: 9780679424437
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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: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $27.95

“Don’t use your conscious past. Use your creative imagination to create a past that belongs to your character. I don’t want you to be stuck with your own life. It’s too little.”
 
“You must get beneath the words before you can say them. The text must be in you. It... 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: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $12.99

In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen (“The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen . . . Miller and Odets, Inge and O’Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him”), August Strindberg... Read more >
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The Captain's Daughter
The Captain's Daughter
Written by Alexander Pushkin, Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler
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ISBN: 9780307949653
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The Captain's Daughter
And Other Stories
Written by Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $12.95

Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five “Tales of Belkin” contrasts with a dark fable of... Read more >
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The Captain's Daughter
The Captain's Daughter
Written by Alexander Pushkin, Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler
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The Captain's Daughter
And Other Stories
Written by Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $9.99

Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five “Tales of Belkin” contrasts with a dark fable of... Read more >
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Ten Letters
Ten Letters
Written by Eli Saslow
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ISBN: 9780307742551
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Ten Letters
The Stories Americans Tell Their President
Written by Eli Saslow


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

In this inspiring and powerful look at the issues facing Americans today, reporter Eli Saslow creates vivid portraits of the lives of ten citizens who corresponded with President Obama. Their letters, and the president’s handwritten responses, tell of the personal struggles behind everything from healthcare to immigration to war. One mother...

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Proud Highway
Proud Highway
Written by Hunter S. Thompson, Edited by Douglas Brinkley, Foreword by William J. Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307826626
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Proud Highway
Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Edited by Douglas Brinkley
Foreword by William J. Kennedy


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $12.99

Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother... Read more >
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