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The Origin of German Tragic Drama
The Origin of German Tragic Drama
Written by Walter Benjamin, Translated by John Osborne, Introduction by George Steiner
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ISBN: 9781844673483
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The Origin of German Tragic Drama

Written by Walter Benjamin
Translated by John Osborne
Introduction by George Steiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $19.95

Cited by Lukács as a principal source of literary modernism, Walter Benjamin’s study of the baroque stage-form called Trauerspiel (literally, “mourning play”) is the most complete document of his prismatic literary and philosophical practice. Engaging with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century German playwrights as well as the plays of Shakespeare and Calderón and... Read more >
The Hall of Uselessness
The Hall of Uselessness
Written by Simon Leys, Foreword by Simon Leys
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590176207
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $19.95

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories
The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories
Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega
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ISBN: 9780679775515
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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $15.95

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the García Márquez fable... Read more >
In the Presence of Absence
In the Presence of Absence
Written by Mahmoud Darwish, Translated by Sinan Antoon
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ISBN: 9781935744016
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In the Presence of Absence

Written by Mahmoud Darwish
Translated by Sinan Antoon


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2011
Price: $18.00

One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final work, he summoned all his poetic genius to create a luminous work that defies categorization... Read more >
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Art Objects
Art Objects
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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ISBN: 9780679768203
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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $15.00

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
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The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature
The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature
Edited by Russ Kick
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ISBN: 9781609805302
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The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature
The World's Greatest Kids' Lit as Comics and Visuals
Edited by Russ Kick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2014
Price: $38.95

The original three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon presented the world's classic literature--from ancient times to the late twentieth century--as eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. In this follow-up volume, young people's literature through the ages is given new life by the best comics artists and illustrators. Fairy tales, fables, fantastical... Read more >
James Baldwin: The Last Interview
and other Conversations
Written by James Baldwin
Contribution by Quincy Troupe


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95

Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin

“I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of... Read more >
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The Colossus of New York
The Colossus of New York
Written by Colson Whitehead
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ISBN: 9781400031245
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The Colossus of New York

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $14.95

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.

A masterful evocation of the city... Read more >
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Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time
Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time
Written by Patrick Alexander
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ISBN: 9780307472328
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Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time
A Reader's Guide to The Remembrance of Things Past
Written by Patrick Alexander


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
Price: $15.95

An accessible, irreverent guide to one of the most admired—and entertaining—novels of the past century. There is no other guide like this; a user-friendly and enticing entry into the marvelously enjoyable world of Proust.

At seven volumes, three thousand pages, and more than four hundred characters, as well as a towering reputation... Read more >
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E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379979
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert...

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