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Hardboiled America: Lurid Paperbacks And The Masters Of Noir
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|March 22, 1997

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Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, Jim Thompson, David Goodis these are a few of the masters of noir responsible for the great lurid paperbacks of the thirties, forties, and fifties. With titles like The Big Sleep, Kiss…
Castaways of the Image Planet
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|May 9, 2002

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Castaways of the Image Planet collects sixteen years' worth of Geoffrey O'Brien's essays on film and popular culture, most originally published in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Film Comment, Filmmaker, and the New York Times. The topics range…
Dream Time
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|May 9, 2002

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Dazzling, innovative, and courageous, Dream Time plunges the reader deep into the sensibility of the '60's in a wonderful display of cultural archaeology. Far from being an unqualified celebration of the era, it is a deliberate experiment, combining the genres…
Browser's Ecstasy: A Meditation on Reading

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An expansive, learned, and utterly charming reverie on what it means to be lost in a book
In a Mist
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|March 15, 2015

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In a Mist is Geoffrey O'Brien's seventh collection of poems. It brings together scenes recovered from dream or experience, transmuted fragments of myth, passages retrieved from lost libraries and recollected conversations, the story lines of imaginary films,…
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
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|November 6, 2012

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More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day.…
The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America

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The Walworth family was the very symbol of virtue and distinction for decades, rising to prominence as part of the splendor of New York's aristocracy. When Frank Walworth travels to New York to "settle a family difficulty" by shooting his father at point blank…
Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002-2012

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'We watch what is moving fast from a platform that is also moving fast,' writes Geoffrey O'Brien in the beginning of Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows . This collection-gathering the best of a decade's worth of writing on film by one of our most bracing and…
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
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|December 2, 2014

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More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New…
The Difficulty of Being
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|May 28, 2013

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Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius. By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the…
Bartlett's Poems for Occasions
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|September 3, 2007

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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and…
Sleepless Nights
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|July 13, 2011

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In Sleepless Nights a woman looks back on her life—the parade of people, the shifting background of place—and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections, portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully…