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Mark Rothko

Toward the Light in the Chapel

Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish...

March 22, 2016, Paper, $15.00

Wider Than the Sky

The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Gerald Edelman

How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled? The quest for a scientifically based understanding of consciousness has...

May 10, 2005, Paper, $15.00

Crossing the Line

A Bluejacket's Odyssey in World War II

Alvin Kernan

In this memoir of life aboard aircraft carriers during World War II, Alvin Kernan combines vivid recollections of his experience as a young enlisted sailor with a rich historical account of the Pacific war. Kernan served...

June 12, 2007, Paper, $15.00

Packing My Library

An Elegy and Ten Digressions

Alberto Manguel

A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old...

April 23, 2019, Paper, $15.00

America at the Crossroads

Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

Francis Fukuyama; With a New Preface by the Author

Francis Fukuyama’s criticism of the Iraq war put him at odds with neoconservative friends both within and outside the Bush administration. Here he explains how, in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed...

March 20, 2007, Paper, $15.00

The Golden Ass

Apuleius; Translated by Sarah Ruden

Acclaimed poet and translator Sarah Ruden brilliantly brings Apuleius's comic tale to life With accuracy, wit, and intelligence, this remarkable new translation of The Golden Ass breathes new life...

September 10, 2013, Paper, $15.00

Susan Sontag

The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

Jonathan Cott

Published in its entirety for the first time, a candid conversation with Susan Sontag at the height of her brilliant career “One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling,...

October 28, 2014, Paper, $15.00

Franz Kafka

The Poet of Shame and Guilt

Saul Friedländer

A highly original and engaging appraisal of Kafka’s life, work, legacy, and thought Franz Kafka was the poet of his own disorder. Throughout his life he struggled with a pervasive sense of shame and...

March 22, 2016, Paper, $15.00


The Divided Heart

David Wolpe

A reexamination of the biblical David, legendary warrior, poet, and king, by one of America’s most respected rabbis Of all the figures in the Bible, David arguably stands out as the most perplexing and...

September 12, 2017, Paper, $15.00

Ben Hecht

Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Adina Hoffman

A vibrant portrait of one of the most accomplished and prolific American screenwriters, by an award-winning biographer and essayistHe was, according to Pauline Kael, “the greatest American screenwriter.” Jean...

February 18, 2020, Paper, $15.00