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What We See When We Read (Vintage Original)
What We See When We Read (Vintage Original)
by Peter Mendelsund
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"Wow....Mendelsund has changed the way I think about reading. Like the Wizard of Oz tornado, Mendelsund's lucid, questing prose and his surprising, joyful visuals collide to create a similar weather system inside the reader. Not only are you carried off... (read more)

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Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
by Betsy Bird
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Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved childrens books. Did Laura Ingalls cross paths with a band of mass murderers? Why was a Garth... (read more)

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The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art Of...)
The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art Of...)
by Carl Phillips
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The award-winning poet Carl Phillipss invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing In six insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space... (read more)

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Collection of Sand
Collection of Sand
by Italo Calvino
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Italo Calvinos unbounded curiosity and masterful imagination are displayed in peak form in Collection of Sand, the last of his works published during his lifetime. Here, Calvino applies his encyclopedic mind to the delights of the visual world, in essays... (read more)

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Abolish Work: "Abolish Restaurants" Plus "Work, Community, Politics, War"
Abolish Work: "Abolish Restaurants" Plus "Work, Community, Politics, War"
by Prole.info (cor)
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Available for the first time in a single volume, the two influential and well-circulated pamphlets that comprise Abolish Work offer cutting-edge class analysis and critiques of daily life from the frontlines of the class war accompanied by uncensored... (read more)

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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Vintage)
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Vintage)
by Willa Cather
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**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** Willa Cather’s letters—withheld from publication for more than six decades—are finally available to the public in this fascinating selection. The hundreds collected here range from witty... (read more)

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On Poets and Others
On Poets and Others
by Octavio Paz
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The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of... (read more)

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Turning the Page: Book Culture in the Digital Age--Essays, Reflections, Interventions
Turning the Page: Book Culture in the Digital Age--Essays, Reflections, Interventions
by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
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American Book Review is not just a book review—it is also the heart and soul of writerly writing and small press publishing. In 2006, the publication was relocated to Victoria, Texas, where cultural critic and philosopher Jeffrey R. Di Leo became... (read more)

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The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature
The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature
by Franco Moretti
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Franco Moretti teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders, The Way of the World and Modern Epic, all from Verso.... (read more)

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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #92: Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature
Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #92: Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature
by Wai-yee Li
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The Ming-Qing dynastic transition in seventeenth-century China was an epochal event that reverberated in Qing writings and beyond; political disorder was bound up with vibrant literary and cultural production. Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial... (read more)

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Lost in Time: Locating the Stranger in German Modernity (Spirituality in Education)
Lost in Time: Locating the Stranger in German Modernity (Spirituality in Education)
by June J. Hwang
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June J. Hwangs provocative Lost in Time explores discourses of timelessness in the works of central figures of German modernity such as Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel, Siegfried Kracauer, and Helmuth Plessner, as well as those of Alfred Döblin... (read more)

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The Linguistic Dimension of Kant's Thought: Historical and Critical Essays
The Linguistic Dimension of Kant's Thought: Historical and Critical Essays
by Frank (edt) Schalow
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Among modern philosophers, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) has few rivals for his influence over the development of contemporary philosophy as a whole. While the issue of language has become a key fulcrum of continental philosophy since the twentieth century,... (read more)

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Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
by Dana Luciano
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In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across... (read more)

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Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism
Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism
by Jana L. (edt) Argersinger
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Traditional histories of the American transcendentalist movement begin in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s terms: describing a rejection of college books and church pulpits in favor of the individual power of “Man Thinking.” This essay collection... (read more)

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The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West (New Directions in German Studies)
The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West (New Directions in German Studies)
by Silke-maria Weineck
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Theories of power have always been intertwined with theories of fatherhood: paternity is the oldest and most persistent metaphor of benign, legitimate rule. The paternal trope gains its strength from its integration of law, body, and affect—in... (read more)

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Demonic History: From Goethe to the Present
Demonic History: From Goethe to the Present
by Kirk Wetters
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In this ambitious book, Kirk Wetters traces the genealogy of the demonic in German literature from its imbrications in Goethe to its varying legacies in the work of essential authors, both canonical and less well known, such as Gundolf, Spengler... (read more)

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The Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar: A Year's Worth of Great Authors, Great Books, and Great Reading
The Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar: A Year's Worth of Great Authors, Great Books, and Great Reading
by Workman Publishing (cor)
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The Book Lover's Calendar offers insightful recommendations for readers of all interests. Crime fiction and history come together in A Murder on the Appian Way, Steven Saylor's lively novel set in ancient Rome. Wordsmiths will devour The Man Who Made... (read more)

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Ezra Pound's Eriugena (Historicizing Modernism)
Ezra Pound's Eriugena (Historicizing Modernism)
by Mark Byron
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Although the occult and neoplatonic influences that informed much of Ezra Pound's writing are well known, little attention has been paid to the specific influence of the heretical ninth-century cleric Johannes Scotus Eriugena on Pound's poetry and prose.... (read more)

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Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
by Dana (edt) Luciano
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In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across... (read more)

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Moscow in the Plague Year
Moscow in the Plague Year
by Marina Tsvetaeva
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Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) was a Russian poet and memoirist. Tsvetaeva's work was admired by many poets of her time, including Rainer Maria Rilke, Boris Pasternak, and Joseph Brodsky, among others. The Russian Revolution prompted Tsvetaeva's husband to... (read more)

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