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Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
By SIMON SCHUSTER
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ean: 9781501105388, isbn: 9781501105388,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
An NPR Best Book of 2017: “A hell of a lot of fun.” —NPR One of Lit Hub’s “The Best Books About Books” “Enlightening.” —The Wall Street Journal Data meets literature in this brilliant new look at our favorite authors and their mast...


The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats
The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats
By Grove Press
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ean: 9780802127983, isbn: 0802127983,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
In 1977, twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem “Howl,” and Jack Kerouac’s seminal book On the Road, Allen Ginsberg decided it was time to teach a course on the literary history of the Beat Generation. Through the creation of t...


Hidden Among the Stars
Hidden Among the Stars
By Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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ean: 9781496417329, isbn: 1496417321,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
From the award-winning author of Catching the Wind, which Publishers Weekly called “unforgettable” and a “must-read,” comes another gripping time-slip novel about hidden treasure, a castle, and ordinary people who resisted evil in their own e...


Postmodern Theory
Postmodern Theory
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ean: 9780898624182, isbn: 0898624185,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
In this timely volume, the authors systematically analyze postmodern theory to evaluate its relevance for critical social theory and radical politics today. Best and Kellner provide:* An introduction and critique of the work of Foucault, Deleuze and ...


Consuming Literature: Best Sellers and the Commercialization of Literary Production in Contemporary China
Consuming Literature: Best Sellers and the Commercialization of Literary Production in Contemporary China
By Brand: Stanford University Press
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ean: 9780804749404, isbn: 9780804749404,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
This book examines the changes taking place in literary writing and publishing in contemporary China under the influence of the emerging market economy. It focuses on the revival of literary best sellers in the Chinese book market and the establishme...


The Annotated Big Sleep
The Annotated Big Sleep
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ean: 9780804168885, isbn: 0804168881,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
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 any crime fiction fan’s library. A maste...


Norman Mailer: Four Books of the 1960s (LOA #305): An American Dream / Why Are We in Vietnam? / The Armies of the Night / Miami and the Siege of Chicago (Library of America Norman Mailer Edition)
Norman Mailer: Four Books of the 1960s (LOA #305): An American Dream / Why Are We in Vietnam? / The Armies of the Night / Miami and the Siege of Chicago (Library of America Norman Mailer Edition)
By Library of America
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ean: 9781598535587, isbn: 1598535587,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
Four Mailer classics in one volume for the first time, books that crackle with the creative energy and raw passions of America's most turbulent decadeNo writer plunged more wholeheartedly into the chaotic energies of the 1960s than Norman Mailer, as ...


30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too: Essays
30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too: Essays
By Wednesday Books
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ean: 9781250129710, isbn: 1250129710,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
A charming, relatable and hilarious collection of essays documenting a young woman's attempt to accomplish thirty life goals before turning thirty.Something was nagging Marina Shifrin. As a freshly minted adult with student loan payments, a barely ho...


How to Find Love in a Bookshop: A Novel
How to Find Love in a Bookshop: A Novel
By Penguin Books
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ean: 9780735223509, isbn: 0735223505,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
“Absolutely delightful.” —PeopleThe enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart  Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little...


The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
By Conrad, Joseph/ Mallios, Peter Lancelot (EDT)/ Kaplan, Robert D./ Mallios, Peter Lancelot
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mpn: 9780812973051, ean: 9780812973051, isbn: 0812973054,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeEdited and with Notes by Peter Lancelot MalliosIntroduction by Robert D. KaplanIn reexamining The Secret Agent in a post-9/11 world, Robert D. Kaplan praises Joseph Conrad’s ...


Upstream: Selected Essays
Upstream: Selected Essays
By Penguin Press
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mpn: 44675029, ean: 9781594206702, isbn: 1594206708,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver.   “In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out ...


Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, Volume II: North Carolina
Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, Volume II: North Carolina
By Texas Review Press
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ean: 9781680031393, isbn: 1680031392,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Best Creative Nonfiction of the South serves as a valuable resource for scholars, students, writers, and general readers interested in creative nonfiction both from specific areas of the South and across the region as a whole. This North Carolina vol...


The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry
The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry
By Johns Hopkins University Press
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ean: 9780801860157, isbn: 9780801860157,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Despite widespread interest in the Greek hero as a cult figure, little was written about the relationship between the cult practices and the portrayals of the hero in poetry. The first edition of The Best of the Achaeans bridged that gap, raising new...


If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
By Vintage
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman whose lyric power spans millennia. Of the nine book...


Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel
Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel
By Random House Audio
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ean: 9780553397314, isbn: 9780553397314,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the psychological thriller makes all the right moves in this new novel of spellbinding suspense. Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill...


Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection)
Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text (Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection)
By Oxford University Press
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mpn: 49565341, ean: 9780198814047, isbn: 0198814046,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being fr...


Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity
Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity
By HACHETTE
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ean: 9781602863231, isbn: 1602863237,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior.Have you ever been pissed because you're not pretty enough, and then gotten even more pissed...


The Best Lesson Series: Literature: 15 Master Teachers Share What Works (Volume 1)
The Best Lesson Series: Literature: 15 Master Teachers Share What Works (Volume 1)
By Talks with Teachers Media
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780692531556, isbn: 0692531556,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
We are all searching for new ideas and new possibilities for our classrooms. The Best Lesson Series: Literature offers 15 remarkable lessons from master teachers that will increase student engagement, boost their appreciation of literature, and trans...


Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You
By Crown Forum
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ean: 9780804138550, isbn: 0804138559,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.     From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless...


Romola (Modern Library Classics)
Romola (Modern Library Classics)
By Modern Library
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ean: 9780375761218, isbn: 0375761217,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
George Eliot’s Romola, writes Robert Kiely in his Introduction, embodies the author’s “wrestling with her own best theories of history and human nature as a creative experiment of the highest order.” Set in Florence in 1492, a time of great p...



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