Literary Criticism

At the Strangers' Gate

At the Strangers' Gate

From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s....

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An Odyssey

An Odyssey

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and NewsdayA Kirkus Best Memoir of 2017Shortlisted for the 2017 Baillie Gifford PrizeFrom...

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The Annotated Big Sleep

The Annotated Big Sleep

The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to...

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Autumn in Venice

Autumn in Venice

The acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair now gives us the remarkable story of Hemingway's love affair with both the city of Venice and the muse he found there--a vivacious eighteen-year-old...

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Proust's Duchess

Proust's Duchess

From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion--a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women...

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The Destiny Thief

The Destiny Thief

"It turns out that Russo the nonfiction writer is a lot like Russo the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. He is affably disagreeable, wry, idiosyncratic, vulnerably bighearted, a craftsman of lubricated sentences."—Jay...

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Somebody with a Little Hammer

Somebody with a Little Hammer

From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal. Whether she’s...

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Air Traffic

Air Traffic

From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition.   Gregory Pardlo's father was...

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

A brilliant, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended...

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Meaty

Meaty

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page in her uproarious first collection...

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My Lost Poets

My Lost Poets

Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people...

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See What Can Be Done

See What Can Be Done

A welcome surprise: more than fifty prose pieces, gathered together for the first time, by one of America's most revered and admired novelists and short-story writers, whose articles, essays, and cultural...

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Magic Hours

Magic Hours

Award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to...

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The House of Memory

The House of Memory

An engaging, funny, and tender memoir from a man of ninety years: of growing up poor in a Brooklyn and Ireland that now exist only in memory, and of serving in the China/Burma/India...

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The Rub of Time

The Rub of Time

The definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past thirty years from one of most provocative and widely read writers--with new commentary by the author.For...

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Other People

Other People

An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any...

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South and West

South and West

National Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Harper's BazaarJoan Didion has always kept notebooks—of overheard dialogue, interviews, drafts of essays, copies of articles....

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Letters to Véra

Letters to Véra

No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer is quite as beguiling as that of Vladimir Nabokov’s to Véra Slonim. She shared his delight at the enchantment...

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My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December...

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Istanbul (Deluxe Edition)

Istanbul (Deluxe Edition)

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than...

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The European Tribe

The European Tribe

In this richly descriptive and haunting narrative, Caryl Phillips chronicles a journey through modern-day Europe, his quest guided by a moral compass rather than a map.  Seeking...

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Books for Living

Books for Living

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.For...

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Against Everything

Against Everything

A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual,...

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Willa Cather

Willa Cather

Hermione Lee’s provocative and influential biography provides a sensitive reappraisal of a marvelous and often underrated writer. The Willa Cather she reveals here was a Nebraskan...

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