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Out of Sheer Rage

by Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer had always wanted to write a book about D. H. Lawrence. He wanted, in fact, to write his “Lawrence book.” The problem was, he had no idea what his “Lawrence book” would be though he was determined...


But Beautiful

by Geoff Dyer

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively...


Uncollected Poems

by Rainer maria Rilke & Edward Snow

Edward Snow’s selection of more than one hundred of Rilke’s little-known and neglected poems offers the reader a glimpse into one of the most powerful and underrated accomplishments in all of modern poetry....


Sonnets to Orpheus

by Rainer maria Rilke & Edward Snow

Breathing, you invisible poem!

World-space in pure continuous interchange

with my own being. Equipose

in which I rhythmically transpire.

Written only four years before Rilke's death, this sequence of sonnets, varied...


The Poetry of Rilke

by Rainer maria Rilke, Edward Snow & Adam Zagajewski

For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, “Rilke’s best contemporary translator” (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke’s major poetic...


New Poems, 1908

by Rainer maria Rilke

In 1984 Edward Snow won the Harold Morton Landon Tralsation Award of the Academy of American Poets for the first volume of these translations of Rilke's watershed work, NEW POEMS (1907). His work was praised...


New Poems, 1907

by Rainer maria Rilke

Rilke's move to Paris in 1902 and his close association with Rodin led him to take a new direction in his poetry. Between 1906 and 1908 he produced a torrent of brilliant work that was published in two separate...


New Poems

by Rainer maria Rilke & Edward Snow

The formative work of the legendary poet who sought to write "not feelings but things I had felt"

When Rainer Maria Rilke arrived in Paris for the first time in September 1902, commissioned by a German publisher...


Duino Elegies

by Rainer maria Rilke & Edward Snow

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic

orders? and even if one of them pressed me

suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed

in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing

but the beginning of terror,...


The Book of Images

by Rainer maria Rilke

Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition of The Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously...


The Yoga of the Yogi

by Kausthub Desikachar

This deeply personal biographical tribute by Krishnamacharya’s grandson includes photographs, archival materials, and family recollections that have never been published elsewhere, as well as unique insights...


The Dirt on Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with...


Prater Violet

by Christopher Isherwood

Prater Violet concerns the filming of an unashamedly romantic and commercial musical about old Vienna. It is a stinging satirical novel about the film industry, trifling studio feuds, and the fatuous movie Prater...


Christopher & His Kind

by Christopher Isherwood

Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography. It covers ten years in the writer's life-from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely,...


Mother Tongue

by Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Fourteen years ago, the American writer Wallis Wilde-Menozzi moved with her husband and daughter to Parma, a prosperous city in northern Italy. Searching for a way to find a place within a city that has existed...


The Upcycle

by Michael Braungart, William McDonough & President Bill Clinton

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what’s next: The Upcycle

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time....


The Tuscan Year

by Elizabeth Romer

The Tuscan Year recounts the daily life and food preparation of a family living on a farm in Tuscany. Elizabeth Romer chronicles each season’s activities month by month: curing prosciutto and making salame...


Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

by Michael Sorkin

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square to his Tribeca office. Sorkin isn’t in a hurry, and he never ignores his...


The Bhagavad Gita

by George Thompson

A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training

 The Bhagavad Gita, a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata...


Access All Areas

by Sara Wheeler

Adventures in going forth and staying put from one of our greatest travel writers

In vivid, urgent books such as Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler reckoned with the allure and brutality of...