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How Proust Can Change Your Life

by Alain De Botton

Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life.

Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one...


New Poems Book One

by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was one of America's best-known writers and one of its most influential and imitated poets. Although he published over 45 books of poetry, hundreds of his poems were kept by him and his publisher...


The Right Stuff

by Tom Wolfe

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves...


The Narnia Code: C. S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens

by Michael Ward

Millions of readers have been captivated by C. S. Lewis’s famed Chronicles of Narnia, but why? What is it about these seven books that makes them so appealing? For more than half a century, scholars have attempted...


Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry

by Michelle Yeh & N. G. D. Malmqvist

Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this...


Home To Harlem

by Claude McKay & Wayne F. Cooper

A novel that gives voice to the alienation and frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue


Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction

by Samuel R. R. Delany & Matthew Cheney

The long-awaited reissue of a classic work of criticism -- revised and expanded


Who Ate Up All the Shinga?: An Autobiographical Novel

by Yu Young-nan & Stephen Epstein

Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing...


Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books

by Robert Kanigel

Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world's most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning...


Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

by Marilyn Herbert, Laura Godfrey & Graeme Bayliss

Ernest Hemingway was an iconic writer of the 20th century who gave modern literature a unique shape and form. Papa Hemingway was larger than life and created his own personal and professional mythical status....


Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum

by Art Spiegelman

 

Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum is a 100% digital essay on the history and aesthetics of comics trip.

 

This text, previously unpublished in France, summarizes Art Spiegelman’s thoughts and reflections....


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass & Kwame Anthony Appiah

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller

 

This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that...


The Graphic Mythology of Tintin - a Primer

by Tim Mountford

From the black and white pages of a Belgian Catholic newspaper in the late 1920s to the virtual world of a 3D CGI Hollywood movie in 2011, the young adventurous reporter Tintin has come a long way.

When Georges...


Death in the Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting...


The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition

by Ernest Fenollosa

First published in 1919 by Ezra Pound, Ernest Fenollosa's essay on the Chinese written language has become one of the most often quoted statements in the history of American poetics. As edited by Pound, it presents...


Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Works and Days

by Scott Donaldson

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway might have been contemporaries, but our understanding of their work often rests on simple differences. Hemingway wrestled with war, fraternity, and the violence of nature....


100 Must-read Historical Novels

by Nick Rennison

This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest historical novels, with a further 500 recommendations. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain...


Pocket Companion to Narnia

by Paul F. Ford

The pocket guide is an adventurer's passport to the land of Narnia. From Aslan, the great lion, to Zardeenah, the mysterious lady of the night, this comprehensive and accessible companion contains hundreds of...


American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

by F. O. Matthiessen

An ambitious literary critique of the works produced during the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. Matthiessen analyzes and links together the works of five preeminent American writers: Emerson, Thoreau,...


J.D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye: A Routledge Study Guide

by Sarah Graham

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden...