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The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages...

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The Moor's Last Sigh

The Moor's Last Sigh

Time Magazine's Best Book of the YearBooker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and...

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The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn

The Novellas of Martha Gellhorn

“[Blending] cool lyricism and fiery emotion, alternately prickly and welcoming, funny and stern, Gellhorn is one of the most extraordinary women of our era.”—Chicago Sun-Times  ...

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Virtual Unrealities

Virtual Unrealities

"Dazzlement and enchantment are Bester's methods. His stories never stand still a moment."—Damon Knight, author of Why Do BirdsAlfred Bester took science fiction...

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About Looking

About Looking

As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to...

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Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays

Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell...

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Cobra II

Cobra II

Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.A stunning work of investigative...

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Half-Jew

Half-Jew

Since childhood, Susan Jacoby, the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of American Unreason, was sure that her father was keeping a secret. At age twenty, just before beginning her writing...

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Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals

Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals

A Vintage Shorts Selection   From the founder of modern radical activism in America, Saul Alinsky, whose the bestselling classic Rules for Radicals has reinvigorated...

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Child's Play

Child's Play

In a sunlit piazza on an April morning, women throw buckets of water over the cobbles and men deliver trays of pastry to trattorie. In a barren room above, a fanatic watches,...

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The Girls from Corona del Mar

The Girls from Corona del Mar

Best friends Mia and Lorrie Ann couldn’t be more different; where Mia is reckless and proudly hard-hearted, Lorrie Ann is kind, serenely beautiful, and seemingly immune...

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South to a Very Old Place

South to a Very Old Place

The highly acclaimed novelist and biographer Albert Murray tells his classic memoir of growing up in Alabama during the 1920s and 1930s in South to a Very Old Place. Intermingling...

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman—and what it means to be a top actress today. At once life story,...

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Matrimony

Matrimony

It's the fall of 1986, and Julian Wainwright, an aspiring writer, arrives at Graymont College in New England. Here he meets Carter Heinz, with whom he develops a strong...

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Sidetracks

Sidetracks

With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces, the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious...

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Leading Women

Leading Women

Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this magnificently diverse...

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This Cold Heaven

This Cold Heaven

For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the treacherous beauty of a world that is defined by ice. In This Cold Heaven...

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Park City

Park City

Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career.Emotionally complex,...

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The Killer of Little Shepherds

The Killer of Little Shepherds

Winner of the Gold Dagger AwardA fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation. At...

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Gargoyles

Gargoyles

The playwright and novelist Thomas Bernhard was one of the most widely translated and admired writers of his generation, winner of the three most coveted literary prizes...

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Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka (the largest of the five Nazi extermination camps), this book bares the soul of a man...

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Judge On Trial

Judge On Trial

Part thriller, part domestic tragedy, at once political and intensely personal, Ivan Kilma's epicly scaled new novel is an inquest into the compromises that turned...

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Day

Day

Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. Now, five years later and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those strange,...

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Distortions

Distortions

Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story...

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