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Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
by Mohsin Hamid
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In this expansive book of essays, the author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia takes us deep into his world spanning New York, London, and Pakistan. Hamid explores the intersection of life, art, and politics in an age of increasing globalization... (read more)

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The Best of McSweeney's
The Best of McSweeney's
by Dave Eggers
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Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary fiction should own this book. Featuring short stories from greats like George Saunders, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith — along with other goodies from the renowned journal... (read more)

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The Braindead Megaphone
The Braindead Megaphone
by George Saunders
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Braindead Megaphone is a wonderful collection of essays, containing everything from an exploration of the insane cultural edifice that is modern-day Dubai to a condemnation of the infuriating state of contemporary media (and the consequently dumbed-down... (read more)

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Never Drank the Kool-aid : Essays (06 Edition)
Never Drank the Kool-aid : Essays (06 Edition)
by Touri
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Wildly entertaining, Touré's profiles of some of pop culture's superstars penetrate the glitzy veneer offering insight into their truer selves. Fast paced, thoughtful, and often times laugh-out-loud funny, this enjoyable collection successfully captures... (read more)

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The Songs of Antonio Botto
The Songs of Antonio Botto
by Antonio Botto
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Championed by Fernando Pessoa, his longtime friend, publisher, and English translator, António Botto was a Portuguese modernist poet, as well as a dramatist and short story writer. As one of the nation's first openly gay writers, Botto faced... (read more)

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The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination
The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination
by Wallace Stevens
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Inscrutable poet-of-ideas Wallace Stevens is a deepening favorite of mine. This, despite the fact that I don't always understand his poems. This, despite the fact that even when I think I might understand, the precision of a world glimpsed in a "jar from... (read more)

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Adonis: Selected Poems (Margellos World Republic of Letters)
Adonis: Selected Poems (Margellos World Republic of Letters)
by Adonis
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Adonis, while relatively unknown amongst English-speaking audiences, is perhaps the most acclaimed modern poet in the Arab world. The Syrian-born octogenarian, also an important critic, is widely considered a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize... (read more)

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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
by Czeslaw Milosz
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A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.... (read more)

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Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker
by David Remnick
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This makes the perfect gift for those who love a literary hit with their humor. A wonderful wide-ranging selection to read aloud with others or simply snicker at in the privacy of one's own personal reading space.... (read more)

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Tres (11 Edition)
Tres (11 Edition)
by Roberto Bolano
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Roberto Bolaño liked to fancy himself a poet above all, yet his novels and short stories are what have garnered him the most posthumous renown. Tres, published originally in his native Spanish in 2000, is the second collection of Bolaño's... (read more)

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The Book of Disquiet
The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa
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Everyone loves the writing of Samuel Beckett (they claim to anyway), but few people have read Fernando Pessoa (let alone heard of him). Pessoa was a Portuguese poet who lived in the early part of the 20th century and can be credited for helping develop... (read more)

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson
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A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.... (read more)

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Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems
Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems
by Ingeborg Bachmann
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Darkness Spoken brings together two previous collections and numerous uncollected poems, many in their first English translation, by Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann. Influence to prominent writers as Thomas Bernhard and Elfriede Jelinek, Bachmann... (read more)

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New European Poets
New European Poets
by Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer
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New European Poets is a collection whose publication is long overdue. Where else can you read contemporary poetry from Malta, Hungary, Iceland, and Belarus, not to mention Ireland, Italy, and Poland, all between the same two covers? The editors have done... (read more)

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Parrot and Olivier in America
Parrot and Olivier in America
by Peter Carey
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Booker Prize-winning author Peter Carey plus real-life historical figures? Oh, I'm in — and you will be, too. This time, it's Democracy in America author Alexis de Tocqueville who gets Carey's funny and incredibly compelling fictionalized treatment... (read more)

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A Musical Hell
A Musical Hell
by Alejandra Pizarnik
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Published in pamphlet form, this incredibly stunning and visionary collection of poems is enough to set anyone's surrealist imaginings on fire. With a truly adulatory — and much deserved! — preface by Julio Cortázar.... (read more)

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Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics)
Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics)
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, grand purveyor of sprung rhythm (a complex poetic rhythm based on the patterns of speech natural to Welsh and Old English), are poems that beg to be read aloud. Strange diction, fervent sound-play, and an inimitable... (read more)

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Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading
Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading
by J. Peder Zane
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Ask just about any author why they write and you're likely to hear a story about a book they once read. In Remarkable Reads, thirty-four accomplished authors each remember one such book. Together, these short personal essays deliver a fascinating glimpse... (read more)

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Waste Land and Other Poems (98 Edition)
Waste Land and Other Poems (98 Edition)
by T.s. Eliot
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Many things happen in "The Waste Land"; a woman tends her hair — it may well be her last mystery — so that it does (like grass left unmolested, perhaps) sing; chess is played in the closest of circumstances... wait, does any of that make sense?... (read more)

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The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation
The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation
by Fanny Howe
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Contemporary American poet Fanny Howe has written over 25 books of poetry and prose. Her spare style of poetry is lauded for its bold experimentalism and the incisive intellect behind it. The Winter Sun, her third book of essays, is a deeply personal... (read more)

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