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  • Sometimes a Great Notion
    Sometimes a Great Notion (English, Paperback) Ken Kesey

    The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...

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  • The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales (English, Paperback) Peter Ackroyd, Geoffrey Chaucer

    "A romp for the ages" (Vanity Fair)—now with a graphic cover and deluxe packagingRenowned novelist, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents it in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales concerns a...

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  • The Poems of Marianne Moore
    The Poems of Marianne Moore (English, Paperback) Marianne Moore

    This complete collection of Moore’s poetry, lovingly edited by prize-winning poet Grace Schulman, for the first time gathers together all of Moore’s poems, including more than a hundred that were previously uncollected and unpublished. This long-awaited volume will reveal to Moore’s admirers the scope of her poetic voice and will introduce new generations of readers to her extraordinary...

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  • Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form
    Burning Bright: A Play in Story Form (English, Paperback) John Steinbeck

    The last of John Steinbeck’s play-novelettes, Burning Bright was the author’s final attempt after 1937’s Of Mice and Men and 1942’s The Moon is Down to create what he saw as a new, experimental literary form. Four scenes, four people: the husband who yearns for a son, ignorant of his own sterility; the wife who commits adultery to fulfill her husband’s wish; the father of the child; and...

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  • The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
    The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (English, Paperback) Marcel Proust

    After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time,The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way defines the great...

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  • Forty Stories
    Forty Stories (English, Paperback) Donald Barthelme

    William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that ?he has permanently enlarged our perception of the possibilities open to short fiction.? In Forty Stories, the companion volume toSixty Stories, we encounter a dazzling array of subjects: Paul Klee, Goethe,Captain Blood, modern courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and other unique Barthelmean flights of fancy. These pithy, brilliantly...

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  • The Man Who Had All the Luck
    The Man Who Had All the Luck (English, Paperback) Arthur Miller

    The forgotten classic that launched the career of one of America's greatest playwrightsIt took more than fifty years for The Man Who Had All the Luck to be appreciated for what it truly is: the first stirrings of a genius that would go on to blossom in such masterpieces asDeath of a Salesman and The Crucible. Infused with the moral malaise of the Depression era, the parable-like drama centers on...

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  • Sodom and Gomorrah
    Sodom and Gomorrah (English, Paperback) Marcel Proust

    Set against the backdrop of decadent Parisian high society and the rise of a conservative bourgeoisie that will supplant it, the author explores the theme of homosexual love and the destructive influence of sexual jealousy.

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  • The Schreber Case
    The Schreber Case (English, Paperback) Sigmund Freud

    Freud rarely treated psychotic patients or psychoanalyzed people just from their writings, but he had a powerful and imaginative understanding of their condition—revealed, most notably, in this analysis of a remarkable memoir. In 1903, Judge Daniel Schreber, a highly intelligent and cultured man, produced a vivid account of his nervous illness dominated by the desire to become a woman, terrifying...

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  • The Captain and the Enemy
    The Captain and the Enemy (English, Paperback) Graham Greene

    Victor Baxter is a young boy when a secretive stranger known simply as “the Captain” takes him from his boarding school to live in London. Victor becomes the surrogate son and companion of a woman named Liza, who renames him “Jim” and depends on him for any news about the world outside their door. Raised in these odd yet touching circumstances, Jim is never quite sure of Liza’s relationship...

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  • The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious
    The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious (English, Paperback) Sigmund Freud

    Why do we laugh? The answer, argued Freud in this groundbreaking study of humor, is that jokes, like dreams, satisfy our unconscious desires.The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious explains how jokes provide immense pleasure by releasing us from our inhibitions and allowing us to express sexual, aggressive, playful, or cynical instincts that would otherwise remain hidden. In elaborating this...

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  • The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
    The Psychopathology of Everyday Life (English, Paperback) Sigmund Freud

    The most trivial slips of the tongue or pen, Freud believed, can reveal our secret ambitions, worries, and fantasies.The Psychopathology of Everyday Life ranks among his most enjoyable works. Starting with the story of how he once forgot the name of an Italian painter—and how a young acquaintance mangled a quotation from Virgil through fears that his girlfriend might be pregnant—it brings...

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  • The Messiah
    The Messiah (English, Paperback) Gore Vidal

    When a mortician appears on television to declare that death is infinitely preferable to life, he sparks a religious movement that quickly leaves Christianity and most of Islam in the dust. Gore Vidal's deft and daring blend of satire and prophecy, first published in 1954, eerily anticipates the excesses of Jim Jones, David Koresh, and the Heaven's Gate suicide cult.

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  • Selected Letters (Moore, Marianne)
    Selected Letters (Moore, Marianne) (English, Paperback) Marianne Moore, Grace Schulman

    Marianne Moore's correspondence makes up the largest and most broadly significant collection of any modern poet. It documents the first two-thirds of this century, reflecting shifts from Victorian to modernist culture, the experience of the two world wars, the Depression and postwar prosperity, and the changing face of the arts in America and Europe. Moore wrote letters daily for most of her...

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  • Complete Poems
    Complete Poems (English, Paperback) Marianne Moore

    Poems covering a wide range of topics, from images of animals to meditations on human nature, are accompanied by the author's notes revealing the inspiration for many of the poems

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  • Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark
    Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark (English, Paperback) Peter Matthiessen

    A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winningThe Snow Leopard and the new novel In ParadiseNational Book Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen takes readers on an expedition to find the most dangerous predator on Earth—the legendary great white shark. On a trek that lasts 17 months and takes him from the...

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  • The Maine Woods
    The Maine Woods (English, Paperback) David Henry Thoreau

    "What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." -Henry David ThoreauOver a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was...

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  • The Life of Graham Greene: Volume I: 1904-1939
    The Life of Graham Greene: Volume I: 1904-1939 (English, Paperback) Norman Sherry

    Graham Greene was one of the most guarded and complex literary figures of our time. In the first volume of Norman Sherry’s celebrated biography, Greene’s early life is explored through letters, diaries, and hundreds of interviews, including a breakdown in his early teens, his years at Oxford, and, most particularly, his long and tortuous courtship of his future wife. Sherry uncovers the origins...

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  • The Happy Reader
    The Happy Reader (Paperback)

    Focuses on the concept of 'precious print', as embodied by Penguin Classics and Fantastic Man. This title explores the myriad advantages of the printed word and image: beautiful typography, high dwell time, the matte charm of ink on paper, and, the calming luxury of being 'offline'.

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