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The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

by Simon Leys

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling...


Driving Home: An American Journey

by Jonathan Raban

For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and,...


The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt

by Charles W. Chesnutt

Collections from two of our most influential African American writers?under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt?an incisive storyteller...


Walk Into My Parlor: Chapters from Inviting Books

by Betty Bandel

Chapters from fourteen best–selling novels published between 1842 and 1919 are compiled here for today's readers. The selections not only give a rare un–stereotyped look at the day–to–day life in grandma's...


Possibility: Essays Against Despair

by Patricia Vigderman

Possibility translates life's disordered events into the orderly happiness of art. Subjects include manatees, Henry Adams, Texas, Proust, and Vertigo.


Now We Are Ten: Griffith REVIEW 41

by Julianne Schultz

Melissa Lucashenko's 'Sinking Below Sight: Down and out in Brisbane and Logan', detailing urban poverty in the area known as the 'Black Belt' won the 2013 Walkley Award for a long feature.

Griffith REVIEW's...


In the End

by Augusto Román & Bryan J. López Marcano

Synopsis:

It's a black rainy night, and I am here thrown in the street, choking in my own blood and in my own madness. My white '69 Camaro is broken in parts, and I am reliving every second of what happened....


Pauline Johnson: Selected Poetry and Prose

by Pauline Johnson & Michael Gnarowski

Canada's first Native writer, Pauline Johnson, exemplified the duality of culture in early Canada through her half-Mohawk, half-English heritage. Her unique poetry and presention style remain a legend in Canadian...


George Orwell: A Life in Letters

by George Orwell & Peter Davison

Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell’s life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote...


Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

by Todd McCaffrey, Lois Mcmaster Bujold & David Brin

When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders...


Latin Literature

by Susanna Morton Braund

This highly accessible, user-friendly work provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry.

Readers are constantly encouraged to think for themselves about...


The Guy Davenport Reader

by Guy Davenport & Eric Reece

“The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle...


Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus

by Garry Thomas Morse

Includes Minor Episodes, a tribute to surrealist narrative and film technique, and Major Ruckus, a parody of speculative fiction.


Sidelights on Elizabethan Drama

by H.D. Sykes

Published in 1966, Sidelights on Elizabethan Drama is a valuable contribution to the field of Literature.


Aldous Huxley

by Donald Watt

This set comprises forty volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes....


Record of Miraculous Events in Japan: The Nihon ryoiki

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane

This collection of setsuwa, or “explanatory tale” literature, compiled by a monk in eighth- or ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and ways in which Buddhism’s principles...


Collected Short Stories

by Aldous Huxley

In this savage novel Huxley transports us to Los Angeles in the year 2108, where we learn to our dismay about the 22nd-century way of life.


Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

by Andrew Shaffer

Few people have failed at love as spectacularly as the great philosophers. Although we admire their wisdom, history is littered with the romantic failures of the most sensible men and women of every age, including:...


The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

by Thornton Wilder, Jackson R. Bryer & Robin Gibbs Wilder

The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist—rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters...