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Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice (UK Edition) by Patricia Fortini Brown
On view now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the first group show ever organized in America about Venetian painting of the late sixteenth century. Moderate in scale, the exhibition does not attempt a comprehensive survey of the period. Rather, it pre-sents only the three most important...
Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Ziyang Zhao
Prisoner of the State is the secretly recorded memoir of Zhao Ziyang, once holder of China's two highest Party and state positions and the architect of the economic reforms that have brought the country to the edge of great-power status. The book has had much attention in the West. Inside China...
The Complete Ripley Novels: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, the Boy Who Followed Ripley, Ripley Under Water by Patricia Highsmith
"The essential American soul," wrote D.H. Lawrence in a celebrated description, "is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer." Of course, he was talking about Natty Bumppo and similar rough-and-tumble frontier spirits. By contrast, the amoral Tom Ripley -- novelist Patricia Highsmith's most famous...
Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (Massey Lectures) by Margaret Eleanor Atwood
A perturbation arising from the American market in subprime mortgages has spread through the banking system to disrupt economic activity throughout the world. The pattern of cause and effect will be debated for many years, with historians asking when and how the global economy was set on the path...
Alice in Jamesland: The Story of Alice Howe Gibbens James by Susan E. Gunter
At the end of R.W.B. Lewis's The Jameses: A Family Narrative there is an appendix, entitled " The Later Jameses," which is a godsend for novelists, geneticists, and anthropologists, to name just three groups who might take an interest in what happened to the James family between the death of Henry...
Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All by Sunny Schwartz
America's prison system is in a dire state. Some 2.3 million people in this country are now behind bars, five times more than in 1978. Our incarceration rate is now higher than that of any other country in the world. Many, if not most, inmates probably should not be there. Sixteen percent of the...
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography by Stanley Plumly
Rome, November 30, 1820. John Keats, who at the age of twenty-five has less than three months to live, is writing to his friend Charles Brown in England: I have an habitual feeling of my real life having past, and that I am leading a posthumous existence. God knows how it would have been -- but...
Let's See: Writings on Art from the New Yorker by Peter Schjeldahl
Let's See is the fourth and most reserved, or certainly least rambunctious, collection of essays and reviews by our best -- our most perspicacious and wittiest -- art critic. It brings together a selection of the writing Peter Schjeldahl has done since 1998, when, at fifty-six and with decades of...
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories by Wells Tower
The phrase "well-crafted" suggests an unfortunate analogy between a piece of fiction and a piece of furniture. And there is a surprising amount of fiction around that is reasonably accomplished and graceful, or strikingly ornamented, or that skillfully reproduces previous successes in structure or...
Chagall: A Biography by Jackie Wullschlager
1. The painter known to the world as Marc Chagall was born Movsha (Moses) Shagal on July 7, 1887, into a poor family living on the fringes of the Russian Empire. When he died ninety-eight years later, he was the last surviving member of the School of Paris and a multimillionaire with a flat on...
The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940 (Letters of Samuel Beckett) by Samuel Beckett and Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck
The Adventures of Pinocchio (New York Review Books) by Carlo Collodi
Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme by Tracy Daugherty
The Believers: A Novel by Zoe Heller
Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme by Tracy Daugherty
Aeneid (08 Edition) by Vergil
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories by Azar Nafisi
Afloat by Guy De Maupassant
Douglas Fairbanks by Jeffrey Vance
The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies by Bert Holldobler
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley
The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West by Edward Lucas
Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World by Jed Perl
Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 by Susan Sontag and David Reiff
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
The China Lover by Ian Buruma
Benjamin Disraeli (Jewish Encounters) by Adam Kirsch
The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal by Gore Vidal
Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey
Home: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson
Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn
Letters of Ted Hughes by Ted Hughes
Nothing to Be Frightened of by Julian Barnes
Frank O'Hara: Selected Poems by Frank Ohara
Big Squeeze: Tough Times for American Work (08 Edition) by Steven Greenhouse
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Jia: A Novel of North Korea by Hyejin Kim
Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population by Matthew Connelly
Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry
Breath: A Novel by Tim Winton
Fire and Knowledge: Fiction and Essays by Peter Nadas
Sea Change: Poems by Jorie Graham
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend by Richard Stoneman
Boxing: A Cultural History by Kasia Boddy
The Comanche Empire (Lamar Series in Western History) by Pekka Hamalainen
A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling by V. S. Naipaul
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Lush Life: A Novel by Richard Price
All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
About My Life and the Kept Woman: A Memoir by John Rechy
The Reserve: A Novel by Russell Banks
His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
The Executor: A Comedy of Letters by Michael Kruger
Littlefoot: A Poem by Charles Wright
Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer by Michael A. Elliott
Lost Paradise by Cees Nooteboom
A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited about Obama and Why He Can't Win by Shelby Steele
Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. Coetzee
Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China by Kang Zhengguo
Henry James: The Mature Master by Sheldon M Novick
Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War by Michael J. Neufeld
The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News? by Peter J Gomes
Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin
Notebooks by Tennessee Williams
The Last Chicken in America by Ellen Litman
Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World by Paul Cartledge
The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved by Judith Freeman
Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories by Katha Pollitt
Tomorrow by Graham Swift
Nine (07 Edition) by Andrzej Stasiuk
The Unknown Terrorist: A Novel by Richard Flanagan
God's Silence (06 Edition) by Wright
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe
The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid
Invisible Cure (07 - Old Edition) by Epstein
Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy by Jeffrey A. Engel
Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith by Philip Kitcher
At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches by Susan Sontag
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