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Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States
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|May 1, 2004

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For half of the twentieth century, there were two superpowers in the world and a gulf of silence between them. Knowledge of Russian culture was based on propaganda and rumour, and their knowledge of the West was no better. When the Soviet Union fell, Russians…
Letters to a Young Poet
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|October 12, 1986

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The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his…
84, Charing Cross Road
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|October 1, 1990

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This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the…
Essential: Essays by The Minimalists

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The best of The Minimalists.  This book by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays—some short, some long—from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create…
The Last Word: Reviving The Dying Art Of Eulogy
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|May 15, 2017

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A lively examination of why the modern eulogy should rest in peace. Finding the right words to reckon with a loved one's death is no easy task, and the pressure to grieve in a timely fashion only makes the difficulty of saying a meaningful goodbye that much…
Tao Te Ching
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|May 30, 1964

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Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 - 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than…
Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning

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"Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book." Last June, I received an astonishing email from a man in The Netherlands who began with "Dear Sir Lawrence Hill" but who went on to say that he did not accept the title The Book of Negroes and would therefore burn my novel…
Letters To A Young Poet
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|September 29, 2013

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Rainer Rilke is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. The letters in this book were written by Rilke to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna. Discouraged by the prospect of military life, Kappus…
If I'd Known Then: Women In Their 20s And 30s Write Letters To Their Younger Selves

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Now in paperback, the popular second volume in the What I Know Now™ series offers wonderfully candid letters from women under forty, who give advice to the girls they once were. Readers will discover familiar names as well as new voices, including actress…
Between Meals: An Appetite For Paris
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|September 29, 2004

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New Yorker staff writer A.J. Liebling recalls his Parisian apprenticeship in the fine art of eating in this charming memoir, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris.
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living
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|January 3, 2017

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A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world,…
Great Ideas Myth Of Sisyphus
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|November 1, 2005

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and…
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