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Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

Umberto Eco; Translated by Hugh Bredin

In this authoritative, lively book, the celebrated Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco presents a learned summary of medieval aesthetic ideas. Juxtaposing theology and science, poetry and mysticism, Eco explores the...

February 8, 2002, Paper, $12.95

The Iceman Cometh

Eugene O'Neill; With a Foreword by Harold Bloom

"We live and die, in the spirit, in solitude, and the true strength of Iceman is its intense dramatic exemplification of that somber reality. . . . Life, in Iceman, is what it is in Schopenhauer: illusion."...

August 28, 2006, Paper, $12.95

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Eugene O'Neill; With an Introduction by Stephen A. Black

A new, affordable paperback edition of one O’Neill’s late masterpieces Eugene O’Neill’s last completed play, A Moon for the Misbegotten is a sequel to his autobiographical Long Day’s Journey Into...

August 28, 2006, Paper, $12.95

Jane Austen

A Brief Life

Fiona Stafford

Every devoted reader feels that, in some way, they know Jane Austen. But how can we make sense of her extraordinary achievements? At a time when most women received so little formal education and none could obtain a place at...

July 25, 2017, PB-with Flaps, $12.95

The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico García Lorca Ascends to Hell

Carlos Rojas; Translated by Edith Grossman

A modern Spanish masterpiece by one of the most extraordinary novelists of our time In Carlos Rojas’s imaginative novel, the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, murdered by Francoist rebels in August...

April 29, 2014, PB-with Flaps, $13.00

The Origin of the World

Pierre Michon; Translated and with a New Introduction by Wyatt Mason; With an Afterword by Roger Shattuck

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October 22, 2013, PB-with Flaps, $13.00

Severina

Rodrigo Rey Rosa; Translated by Chris Andrews

A new translation of the Guatemalan author whom Roberto Bolaño called “the most rigorous writer of my generation, the most transparent…the most luminous of all.” “Right from the start I picked her for a...

February 25, 2014, PB-with Flaps, $13.00

The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

David Bercovici

Covering 13.8 billion years in some 100 pages, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization With wonder, wit, and flair—and in...

November 14, 2017, Paper, $13.00

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A Bingewatcher's Notebook

Clive James

A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen Television and TV viewing are not what they once were—and that’s a good...

August 22, 2017, Paper, $13.00

Almost Everyone's Guide to Science

The Universe, Life and Everything

John Gribbin

This fascinating book is a guide for the perplexed—those who are interested in science but are scared off by the technical detail. John Gribbin, an award-winning writer, now stands back from the details and offers us a broad...

August 11, 2000, Paper, $13.00

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