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The End of Your Life Book Club (Vintage)
The End of Your Life Book Club (Vintage)
by Will Schwalbe
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“What are you reading?” That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and... (read more)

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    Literature as Exploration

    Louise M Rosenblatt 9780873525688
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    The Rustle of Language

    Roland Barthes 9780520066298

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A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver
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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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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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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
by Mary Ruefle
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This is one of the wisest books I've read in years... —New York Times Book Review No writer I know of comes close to even trying to articulate the weird magic of poetry as Ruefle does. She acknowledges and celebrates in the odd mystery and mysticism... (read more)

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Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Made Easy) - Study Notes
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Made Easy) - Study Notes
by William Shakespeare
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Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.... (read more)

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The Outlandish Companion: In Which Much is Revealed Regarding Claire and Jamie Fraser, Their Lives and Times, Antecedents, Adventures, Companion
The Outlandish Companion: In Which Much is Revealed Regarding Claire and Jamie Fraser, Their Lives and Times, Antecedents, Adventures, Companion
by Diana Gabaldon
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New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander. Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, and Drums Of Autumn. From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical... (read more)

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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
by Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf's landmark inquiry into women's role in society   In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister—a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically... (read more)

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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
by Wendy Lesser
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“Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of Americas most significant cultural critics,” writes Stephen Greenblatt. In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of... (read more)

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Syncopations: Beats, New Yorkers, and Writers in the Dark
Syncopations: Beats, New Yorkers, and Writers in the Dark
by James Campbell
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"At a time when much literary criticism remains deliberately abstruse and unduly professionalized, this book, at once anecdotal and quietly argumentative, feels like nothing so much as a fine collection of short stories about the most fascinating people... (read more)

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The Way of All Flesh: The Romance of Ruins
The Way of All Flesh: The Romance of Ruins
by Midas Dekkers
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A wonderfully witty, erudite, and insightful book about the way "things fall apart" -- about the inevitable ruin of everything from bodies and works of art to ideals and whole societies In The Way of All Flesh Midas Dekkers argues that things are at... (read more)

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Siri HustvedtSiri Hustvedt's latest novel, The Blazing World, is aptly titled; it is a tour de force about a larger-than-life artist, Harriet "Harry" Burden,... Continue »
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