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The Shock of the New
The Shock of the New
by Robert Hughes
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I know nothing about the visual arts so you can be assured anything I say I've stolen from Hughes's The Shock of the New. A distillation of his eight-part BBC/Time-Life television series, the book details the genesis of modern painting, sculpture, and... (read more)

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The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
by Thomas Lynch
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Thomas Lynch has two occupations: poet and undertaker. Wedding the two in this book of personal essays, he shatters our conception of an undertaker as wan, reserved, and staid, replacing it with one who is colorful, brazen, and whimsical. This is not a... (read more)

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Beginning With O (77 Edition)
Beginning With O (77 Edition)
by Olga Broumas
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Winner of the 72nd Yale Younger Award, this is a lyrical collection bursting with eroticism. In it Broumas recasts figures of Greek myth (Artemis, Demeter, Calypso, Circe, others) and rewrites modern fairy tales (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast... (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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A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
by Roland Barthes
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This is a book best read immediately after the end of an intimate relationship. Devoid of sentimentality, it is a meditation of a lover when alone. Written in fragments, the overriding theme is that the lover, I, never absolutely, truly sees the beloved,... (read more)

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Annie Oakley's Girl
Annie Oakley's Girl
by Rebecca Brown
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"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."... (read more)

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The Last Nostalgia: Poems, 1982-1990
The Last Nostalgia: Poems, 1982-1990
by Joe Bolton
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This is a collection of the work of a poet who committed suicide at twenty-eight, posthumously edited by his mentor Donald Justice. Loss marks these poems: Still, in the soft metallic resonance of twilight, The closest thing you have left to a soul Is... (read more)

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The End of Youth
The End of Youth
by Rebecca Brown
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Continuing with the intimate first person narrator who whispers taut, iambic sentences in our ears, Rebecca Brown's latest work is The End of Youth. With wit and care, the thirteen linked stories show us that coming of age moments happen at any age.... (read more)

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Because the Brain Can Be Talked Into Anything: Poems
Because the Brain Can Be Talked Into Anything: Poems
by Jan Richman
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This is a book that will convert nonreaders of poetry into readers of poetry. Richman's wry and boasting voice interrogates the conventions and assumptions of the modern world, trying to make sense of the self in the midst of Nutrasweet and Naugahyde... (read more)

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