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Franz Kafka

The Drawings

Edited by Andreas Kilcher with Pavel Schmidt; Essays by Judith Butler and Andreas Kilcher; Translated by Kurt Beals

The year 2019 brought a sensational discovery: hundreds of drawings by the writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924) were found in a private collection that for decades had been kept under lock and key. Until now, only a few of Kafka’s drawings...

June 28, 2022, Hardcover, $50.00

Burning the Big House

The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution

Terence Dooley

During the Irish Revolution nearly three hundred country houses were burned to the ground. These “Big Houses” were powerful symbols of conquest, plantation, and colonial oppression, and were caught up in the struggle for independence...

April 19, 2022, Hardcover, $35.00

Edward the Confessor

Last of the Royal Blood

Tom Licence

An authoritative life of Edward the Confessor, the monarch whose death sparked the invasion of 1066"In putting flesh back on Edward’s bones Licence has brought a new succession story to popular attention...

November 16, 2021, Paper, $25.00

Man Ray

The Paris Years

Michael R. Taylor

A close look at Man Ray’s interwar portraiture, as well as the friendships between the photographer and his subjects: the international avant garde in Paris Shortly after his arrival in Paris in July 1921, Man Ray ...

November 30, 2021, HC - Paper over Board, $40.00


A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

Helen Fry

A thrilling history of MI9—the WWII organization that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines“A fitting tribute to the hundreds of men and women who risked their lives in assisting...

November 16, 2021, Paper, $16.50


The Making of a French Queen

John Hardman

A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen“Presents [Marie-Antoinette] as much more than a symbol whose meaning is in the eye of her beholder . . ....

September 28, 2021, Paper, $20.00

The Decline of Magic

Britain in the Enlightenment

Michael Hunter

A new history that overturns the received wisdom that science displaced magic in Enlightenment Britain—named a Best Book of 2020 by the Financial Times In early modern Britain, belief in prophecies,...

November 23, 2021, Paper, $30.00

The Fortunes of Francis Barber

The Story of the Enslaved Jamaican Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir

Michael Bundock

The story of the extraordinary relationship between Francis Barber, a former slave, and Samuel Johnson, England’s most distinguished man of letters“A remarkable work of detection, a biography of a black...

October 26, 2021, Paper, $20.00

More Real Life Rock

The Wilderness Years, 2014–2021

Greil Marcus

For the past thirty-five years, celebrated author Greil Marcus has applied his unmatched critical apparatus to everything from music, television, radio, and politics to overheard comments, advertisements, and happenstance street...

March 29, 2022, Hardcover, $28.00

Mothman Apologia

Robert Wood Lynn; Foreword by Rae Armantrout

Robert Wood Lynn’s collection of poems explores the tensions of youth and the saturation points of knowledge: those moments when the acquisition of understanding overlaps with regret and becomes a desire to know less. Comprising poems...

March 22, 2022, Paper, $20.00