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Complete Poems
Complete Poems
Written by C.P. Cavafy, Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn
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ISBN: 9780307959515
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Complete Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $16.99

An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of... Read more >
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Elected Friends

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


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

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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The Lord Chandos Letter
And Other Writings
Written by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Translated by Joel Rotenber
Introduction by John Banville


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 16, 2012
Price: $14.95

Hugo von Hoffmannsthal made his mark as a poet, as a playwright, and as the librettist for Richard Strauss’s greatest operas, but he was no less accomplished as a writer of short, strangely evocative prose works. The atmospheric stories and sketches collected here—fin-de-siècle fairy tales from the Vienna of Klimt and... Read more >
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Music For Chameleons
Music For Chameleons
Written by Truman Capote
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ISBN: 9780345803085
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Music For Chameleons

Written by Truman Capote


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise...

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Too Brief a Treat
Too Brief a Treat
Written by Truman Capote, Edited by Gerald Clarke
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ISBN: 9780345803092
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Too Brief a Treat
The Letters of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote
Edited by Gerald Clarke


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

The private letters of Truman Capote, lovingly assembled here for the first time by acclaimed Capote biographer Gerald Clarke, provide an intimate, unvarnished portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful and fascinating literary figures.
Capote was an inveterate letter writer. He wrote letters as he spoke: emphatically, spontaneously, and passionately...

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Poison Penmanship
The Gentle Art of Muckraking
Written by Jessica Mitford
Preface by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $15.95

Jessica Mitford was a member of one of England’s most legendary families (among her sisters were the novelist Nancy Mitford and the current Duchess of Devonshire) and one of the great muckraking journalists of modern times. Leaving England for America, she pursued a career as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly... Read more >
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The Colonel
The Colonel
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Translated by Tom Patterdale
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ISBN: 9781612191324
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The Colonel
A Novel
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Translated by Tom Patterdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $17.95

Winner of the 2013 Jan Michalski Prize
Longlististed for the Man Asian Literary Prize


A new novel by the master of Iranian letters that directly engages politics in Iran today
 
Ten years in the writing, this fearless novel—so powerful it’s banned in Iran—tells the stirring story of a tortured people forced... Read more >
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The Colonel
A Novel
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Translated by Tom Patterdale


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $17.95

Winner of the 2013 Jan Michalski Prize
Longlististed for the Man Asian Literary Prize


A new novel by the master of Iranian letters that directly engages politics in Iran today
 
Ten years in the writing, this fearless novel—so powerful it’s banned in Iran—tells the stirring story of a tortured people forced... Read more >
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Show Me a Story!
Show Me a Story!
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763635060
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Show Me a Story!
Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Edited by Leonard S. Marcus


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $22.99

In compelling interviews by the acclaimed Leonard S. Marcus, twenty-one top authors and illustrators reveal their inside stories on the art of creating picture books.

Max and Mickey; Miss Nelson; Pack, Quack, and Mrs. Mallard; Pigeon; Sylvester; John Henry; and a very hungry caterpillar — these are just a few of the... Read more >
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Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

Written by Bohumil Hrabal
Translated by Michael Henry Heim
Introduction by Adam Thirlwell


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $14.00

Rake, drunkard, aesthete, gossip, raconteur extraordinaire: the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal’s rambling, rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is all these and more. Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past, this elderly roué tells the story of his life—or at least unburdens... Read more >
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Passions of the Mind
Passions of the Mind
Written by A.S. Byatt
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ISBN: 9780307819574
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Passions of the Mind
Selected Writings
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $13.99

Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed... Read more >
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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
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ISBN: 9780307907141
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $14.99

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” ...

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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307378880
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $27.95

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” ...

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Hit Lit
Hit Lit
Written by James W. Hall
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ISBN: 9780812970951
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Hit Lit
Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Written by James W. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $16.00

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE
 
What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this entertaining, revelatory book, he reveals how bestsellers work, using twelve twentieth-century blockbusters as...

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Hit Lit
Hit Lit
Written by James W. Hall
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ISBN: 9780679604969
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Hit Lit
Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Written by James W. Hall


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE
 
What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this entertaining, revelatory book, he reveals how bestsellers work, using twelve twentieth-century blockbusters as...

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Missing Soluch
A Novel
Written by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
Translated by Kamran Rastegar


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $16.95

Perhaps the most important work in modern Iranian literature, this starkly beautiful novel examines the trials of an impoverished woman and her children living in a remote village in Iran, after the unexplained disappearance of her husband, Soluch.

Lyrical yet unsparing, the novel examines her life as she contends with the political...

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The Use and Abuse of Literature
The Use and Abuse of Literature
Written by Marjorie Garber
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ISBN: 9780307277121
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The Use and Abuse of Literature

Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
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In this deep and engaging meditation on the usefulness and uselessness of reading in the digital age, Harvard English professor Marjorie Garber aims to reclaim “literature” from the periphery of our personal, educational, and professional lives and restore it to the center, as a radical way of thinking.
 
But what is...

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House of Light

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 28, 2012
Price: $16.00

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.


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The Age of Insight
The Age of Insight
Written by Eric Kandel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068715
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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $40.00

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
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The Age of Insight
The Age of Insight
Written by Eric Kandel
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ISBN: 9781588369307
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The Age of Insight
The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present
Written by Eric Kandel


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $16.99

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to... Read more >
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The Annotated Emma
The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
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ISBN: 9780307390776
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The Annotated Emma

Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of...

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The Annotated Emma
The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
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ISBN: 9780307950246
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The Annotated Emma

Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard


Format: eBook, 700 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $11.99

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of...

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Mencken Chrestomathy
Mencken Chrestomathy
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307808875
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Mencken Chrestomathy

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 7, 2012
Price: $15.99

Edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from books—the six of the PREJUDICES series, A BOOK OF BURLESQUES, IN DEFENSE OF WOMEN, NOTES ON DEMOCRACY, MAKING A PRESIDENT, A BOOK OF CALUMNY, TREATISE ON RIGHT AND WRONG—but there are also magazine and... Read more >
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Progressive Historians
Progressive Historians
Written by Richard Hofstadter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307809605
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Progressive Historians

Written by Richard Hofstadter


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 29, 2012
Price: $14.99

Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the... Read more >
Hopes and Impediments
Hopes and Impediments
Written by Chinua Achebe
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307816467
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Hopes and Impediments
Selected Essays
Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $9.99

One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive... Read more >
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