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|July 27, 2015

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This new selection of Thoreau’s essays traces his trajectory as a writer for the outlets of his day—the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums—and as a frequent presenter on the local lecture circuit. By arranging the writings…
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|February 2, 2017

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An anthology of the best motorcycle literature from top authors including Hunter S. Thompson, Thomas McGuane, Robert Pirsig, Roald Dahl, Alberto Granado, and T. E. Lawrence Sons of Thunder is a high-octane anthology that brings together the best in motorcycle…

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A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one…

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For the magazine’s centenary celebration, an anthology of pieces from the early golden age of Vanity Fair In honor of the 100th anniversary of Vanity Fair magazine, B ohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells  celebrates the publication’s…
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|February 4, 2015

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New York Times bestselling author Nicholson Baker, “who writes like no one else in America” ( Newsweek ), has assembled his best nonfiction writing over the last fifteen years, a trove of original and provocative pieces. Nicholson Baker, who…
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|October 28, 2015

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A great American writer's confrontation with a great European critic--a personal and intellectual awakening A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating and farsighted writers in Europe. In his self-published magazine,…

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Alive! is a heart-stopping collection of survival stories from the archives of Reader’s Digest’s ‘Drama in Real Life’ series. Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they are drawn into the dramatic tales of everyday people suddenly…
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|November 5, 2014

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What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence , Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the…
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|February 4, 2015

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In this wickedly sharp collection of essays, the eminent wit and perennially popular Jerome K. Jerome muses on various subjects vital to successful living, among them "The Inadvisability of Following Advice" and "The Disadvantage of Not Getting What One…

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I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.-with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their contexts and dying all over the floor," Elizabeth Bishop said upon…
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|July 29, 2014

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Following The Broken Estate , The Irresponsible Self , and How Fiction Works -books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation- The Fun Stuff c onfirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the…
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|November 5, 2014

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From the author of A Book of One’s Own and Stolen Words comes a delightful and wide-ranging investigation of the art of letter writing. Yours Ever explores the offhand masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry.…