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Opened Ground, Selected Poems 1966-1996

IRE65
Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1999
464
0374526788
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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0
The publication of Heaney's book Death of a Naturalist in 1966 changed Irish literature -- and poetry worldwide -- forever. Dive into the physical and emotional rhythms of Irish life in this volume, which chronicles the Nobel Laureate's best work from the last 30 years.
$19.00

The Moviegoer

USS249
Walker Percy
Random House
1961
241
0375701966
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Walker Percy won the 1961 National Book Award for this novel, his masterpiece, which unfolds in New Orleans during a momentous Carnival week. It's a great book that we can recommend as much for its sheer readability as for its palpable sense of place.
$15.00

Lolita

USA335
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage Books
1989
317
0679723161
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Nabokov's brilliant tale includes a marvelously realized portrait of America's motels and byways.
$16.00

A People's History of the United States, 1492 to Present

USA52
Howard Zinn
HarperCollins Publishers
2010
768
0061965588
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
Zinn's big, influential, utterly engaging lively history of the many threads of the American experience. His book teems with American personalities, from Montezuma to Joe Hill to Abbey Hoffman -- as well as those old familiars, the Founding Fathers.
$25.00

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT396
Alfred Lansing
Hachette
2015
416
0465062881
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. This 100th anniversary edition is outfitted with maps, an expanded selection of Frank Hurley's photographs and an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.
$16.99

God is Not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything

REL67
Christopher Hitchens
Grand Central Publishing
2009
320
0446697966
PAPER
Religion
4/6/2009
0
0
0
0
Hitchens makes a case against organized religion that documents the ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe. A science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secular world.
$16.00

Stringer, A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

WAF177
Anjan Sundaram
Doubleday
2014
288
0345806328
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
0
Journalist Anjan Sundaram’s heartfelt portrait of life in the Congo interweaves personal experience with political and historical insights. The country, he writes, "heads nearly every conceivable blacklist" and yet is so rich in natural resources that industrialists have pillaged it for centuries.
$15.95

The Telling Room, A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese

SPN538
Michael Paterniti
Dial Press
2014
368
0385337019
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Following the struggle of a Spaniard to create a cheese that embodies all the love, pain and joy he’s ever known, Paterniti becomes immersed in an idyllic landscape and its dramatic cast of characters.
$17.00

Love and War in the Apennines

ITL171
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
276
1741795273
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This unassuming memoir of remarkable wartime adventures in German-occupied WWII Italy is perhaps Newby's best book.
$14.99

Tropic of Cancer

FRN419
Henry Miller
Grove Press
1987
318
0802131786
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Miller's controversial, sexually frank depiction of bohemian life in 1930s Paris.
$17.00

A Farewell to Arms

ITL384
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2014
330
1476764522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during WWI, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. This edition collects all of the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other essential passages
$17.00

A Moveable Feast

FRN916
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2010
240
143918271X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This restored edition of Hemingway's exuberant, irreverent portrait of life in Paris after World War I, edited by his grandson Sean, puts the 19 chapters originally selected by Hemingway in the order he preferred.
$16.00

All Quiet on the Western Front

GER15
Erich Maria Remarque
Ballantine Books
1996
295
0449911497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Written by a soldier in the Kaiser's army, this novel has been hailed as the greatest novel of World War I, and was later made into a memorable film.
$16.00

Chicago Poems

USM94
Carl Sandburg
Dover Publications
1994
80
0486280578
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of poems on the City of Big Shoulders, including "Chicago" and "Fog." The Dover Thrift Edition.
$3.00

Heart of Darkness, with Congo Diary

AFR46
Joseph Conrad
Penguin Putnam
2007
136
0140186522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the century's most important works, this short story tells of the harrowing journey Marlow takes into the Belgian Congo.
$11.00

Nadja

FRN785
Andre Breton
Grove Press
1960
160
0802150268
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Breton combines photographs and stories in this brilliant Parisian Surrealist romance.
$17.00

On the Road

USA16
Jack Kerouac
Penguin
2008
416
0140185216
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The original, unedited, rougher, wilder and more provocative 50th anniversary edition of the famed Beat poet's landmark work.
$18.00

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

USS41
Mark Twain
Penguin
2014
368
0143107321
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An enormously influential American book, Twain's masterpiece of boyhood adventure is as much about America's growing pains as it is about Huck's coming of age.
$8.00

The Good Earth

CHN15
Pearl Buck
Pocket Books
2004
357
0743272935
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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0
The modern classic that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. Drawing heavily on Buck's personal experience as a young newlywed in rural China, it is the plainly told story of a poor farmer and his stalwart wife.
$16.00

The Grapes of Wrath

USW151
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1992
612
0143039431
PAPER
Literature
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0
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Steibeck's epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the Joad family and their journey from Oklahoma to California in search of a new life, wonderfully detailed in it portrait of rural life in the 1930s and a classic novel of the road. John Ford made it into a movie.
$18.00

The Great Gatsby

USE411
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Scribner
2004
180
0743273567
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in 1920s New York, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel portrays the Jazz Age in all of its decandence and excess.
$16.00

The Old Man and the Sea

CBA02
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
127
0684801221
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's brief story of a fisherman who, after 84 days with no luck, finally makes a big catch. It’s an affectionate portrait of life in Cuba and winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
$12.99

The Power of Myth

GEN445
Joseph Campbell
Doubleday
1991
320
0385418868
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In these transcripts from a 6-part PBS series on his life and work, Campbell theorizes about the human tendency to create and live out the themes of mythology.
$17.00

The Sonnets

GBR760
William Shakespeare
Penguin
2001
0140714537
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Pelican Shakespeare edition of the complete sonnets.
$10.00

Under Milk Wood

GBR244
Dylan Thomas
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2013
106
0811220923
PAPER
Literature
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0
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0
Originally written as a radio play for the BBC, this short work (Dylan's last) concerns the events on a single spring day in a small coastal village in Wales. It's a virtuoso performance showing off Dylan's unsurpassed lyricism, richly evoking the color and fabric of the mythical town of Llareggub (bugger all backwards), populated by all manner of madmen and eccentrics.
$16.95

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Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire

ARC10
Jack London
Modern Library
1993
416
037575251X
PAPER
Literature
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0
0
FAMILY
The best of London's timeless tales of adventure in Alaska, rich in details of history and geography, flora and fauna -- and dogs.
$7.95

Typee, A Peep at Polynesian Life

PAC14
Herman Melville
Penguin
1996
328
0140434887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
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First published in 1846 and the most popular of Melville's books during his lifetime, this partly autobiographical work tells the story of Tommo, a Yankee sailor who jumps ship and enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas.
$15.00

The Diary of a Young Girl, The Definitive Edition

NTH05
Anne Frank
Doubleday
1995
340
0385480334
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The classic story of an adolescent Jewish girl's life and thoughts while in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Holland. A new edition with added material.
$13.00

The Portable Beat Reader

GEN130
Ann Charters (Editor)
Penguin
2003
645
0142437530
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An anthology of poetry and prose from the Beat generation, including excerpts from Kerouac's "On the Road" and Ginsberg's "Howl" as well as works by Herbert Huncke, Bob Dylan, and others.
$22.00

Tao Te Ching

CHN243
Lao-Tzu
Penguin
1985
131
014044131X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Fourth-century B. C. classic by the Taoist poet Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching has been translated more than any other work, and D. C. Lao's stark, lyrical poetry renders both the complexity and simplicity of the original thought.
$12.00

Songs of Innocence

GBR576
William Blake
Oxford University Press
1977
156
0192810898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lovely letterpress edition of Songs of Innocence with 54 color reproductions.
$19.99

A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

FRN757
Guy de Maupassant
Penguin
2004
322
0140448128
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in in the nouveau riche Paris of society women, prostitutes and playboys, in Normandy at sea and in the South of France, the 34 gems in this Penguin Classics collection are vintage Maupassant: economical, darkly humorous and brilliant.
$13.00

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

WAR180
George Walter (Editor)
Penguin
2007
383
0141181907
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Arranged thematically, this rich selection ranges from the celebrated verse of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen to poetry by women writing from the home front and song lyrics.
$18.00

Savage Harvest

NGA26
Carl Hoffman
HarperCollins
2014
336
0062116169
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Retracing Michael Rockefeller's steps in Papua New Guinea, where he disappeared without a trace in 1961, Hoffman immerses himself in a world of headhunters and cannibals, secret spirits and customs, uncovering thrilling new evidence as he lives among the native Asmat people.
$15.99

The Trigger, Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

WAR200
Tim Butcher
Grove Press
2015
336
0802123899
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In equal parts travelogue, reportage and history, Butcher provides a deft portrait of Gavril Princip, the reactionary teenager who started World War One.
$16.00

Art & Place, Site-Specific Art of the Americas

ART170
The Editors of Phaidon Press
Phaidon Press
2013
375
0714865516
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An extraordinary catalog of hundreds of powerful site-specific artworks in 60 cities -- from Boston and Salt Lake City to Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. This virtual bucket list of cave painting, mural, sculpture, stained glass, reliefs and land art is, by turns, inspirational, historical and spiritual. A hefty, large-format coffee table book.
$79.95