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Five Works by Octavio Paz: Conjunctions and Disjunctions / Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare / The Monkey Grammarian / On Poets and Others (Arcade Classics)
Five Works by Octavio Paz: Conjunctions and Disjunctions / Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare / The Monkey Grammarian / On Poets and Others (Arcade Classics)
by Octavio Paz
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One of the great thinkers of the twentieth century has some of his finest art, culture and literary criticism collected here for the first time. A Nobel laureate, Octavio Pazs lucid poetry has been translated by such luminaries as Mark Strand, Elizabeth... (read more)

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About a Mountain
About a Mountain
by John D'Agata
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When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas. Bearing... (read more)

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
by Elif Batuman
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One of The Economists 2011 Books of the Year  THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!—TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS No one who read Elif Batumans first article (in the journal n+1) will... (read more)

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The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
by David J Skal
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Illuminating the dark side of the American century, The Monster Show uncovers the surprising links between horror entertainment and the great social crises of our time, as well as horror's function as a pop analogue to surrealism and other artistic... (read more)

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How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays
How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays
by Daniel Mendelsohn
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Whether he's on Broadway or at the movies, considering a new bestseller or revisiting a literary classic, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments over the past fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit.... (read more)

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Exiles on Main Street: Jewish American Writers and American Literary Culture (Jewish Literature and Culture)
Exiles on Main Street: Jewish American Writers and American Literary Culture (Jewish Literature and Culture)
by Julian Levinson
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How have Jews reshaped their identities as Jews in the face of the radical newness called America? Julian Levinson explores the ways in which exposure to American literary culture--in particular the visionary tradition identified with Ralph Waldo... (read more)

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The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief
The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief
by James Wood
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Published when he was thirty-three, The Broken Estate is the first book of essays by the man who would become one of America's most esteemed literary critics. Ranging in subject from Jane Austen to John Updike, this collection introduced American... (read more)

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Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain (New York Review Books Classics)
Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain (New York Review Books Classics)
by Dwight Macdonald
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A New York Review Books Original An uncompromising contrarian, a passionate polemicist, a man of quick wit and wide learning, an anarchist, a pacifist, and a virtuoso of the slashing phrase, Dwight Macdonald was an indefatigable and indomitable critic of... (read more)

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The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work
The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work
by Villa Gillet
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At the renowned, international literary conference hosted by Villa Gillet and Le Monde, organizers asked more than seventy prominent authors to choose a word that opens a door to their work. Their musings, collected here for the first time, offer an... (read more)

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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
by Clive James
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Echoing Edward Said"s belief that 'Western humanism is not enough, we need a universal humanism,' the renowned critic Clive James presents here his life"s work. Containing over one hundred original essays, organized by quotations from A to Z, Cultural... (read more)

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Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls)
Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls)
by Thomas Browne
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Hydriotaphia, or Urn Burial, is one of the pinnacles of Renaissance scholarship and without doubt one of the great essays in English literature. Beginning with observations on the recent discovery of Roman antiquities in the form of burial urns, Browne... (read more)

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The Other Walk: Essays
The Other Walk: Essays
by Sven Birkerts
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A series of autobiographical pieces by the master of reflection and slow time Throughout his life, Sven Birkerts, one of the countrys foremost literary critics, has carved out time for himself—to walk, to swim, to read, to contemplate. Now in... (read more)

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Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit
Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit
by Joseph Epstein
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Is it possible to have too many friends? Is your spouse supposed to be your best friend? How far should you go to help a friend in need? And how do you end a friendship that has run its course? In a wickedly entertaining anatomy of friendship in its... (read more)

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. by Elif Batuman
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. by Elif Batuman
by Elif Batuman
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THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY MELANCHOLICALLY BEAUTIFULLY —TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS No one who read Elif Batuman’s first article (in the journal n+1) will ever forget it. “Babel in California” told... (read more)

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Snobbery: The American Version
Snobbery: The American Version
by Joseph Epstein
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Joseph Epstein's highly entertaining new book takes up the subject of snobbery in America after the fall of the prominence of the old Wasp culture of prep schools, Ivy League colleges, cotillions, debutante balls, the Social Register, and the rest of it.... (read more)

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Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Oxford Handbooks
Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Oxford Handbooks
by Frederick Burwick
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across... (read more)

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Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book
Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book
by Gerard Jones
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Animated by the stories of some of the last century's most charismatic and conniving artists, writers, and businessmen, Men of Tomorrow brilliantly demonstrates how the creators of the superheroes gained their cultural power and established a crucial... (read more)

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Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim
Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim
by Seymour Krim
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Despite the revival of interest in Beat Generation writers of the past decade or so, the innovative work of Seymour Krim has, until now, been largely forgotten. This book corrects that situation, collecting eighteen of essays worth of Krim's "Jewish... (read more)

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On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves)
On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves)
by Jonnie Hughes
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Throughout history, we humans have prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced. Perhaps ideas have us. In this book, science writer and documentary filmmaker Jonnie Hughes investigates the evolution of ideas... (read more)

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Everywhere Being Is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking
Everywhere Being Is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking
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In this companion volume to The Tree of Meaning, Robert Bringhurst collects twenty essays under the subversive principle that “everything is related to everything else.” His studies build upon this sense of basic connection, and involve the... (read more)

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