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“A G R E AT A M B I T I O U S NOVEL ABOUT LOVE AND LOSS. JOSEPH O’CONNOR HAS THE MAGIC TOUCH, AND I CAN’T IMAGINE MANY B E T T E R — O R B R AV E R — NOVELS COMING OUT THIS YEAR.” —COLUM MCCANN, AUTHOR OF L E T T H E G R E AT WO R L D S P I N

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GHOST LIGHT PHOTOGRAPH © GERRY SANDFORD

A Novel

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n 1907 Edwardian Dublin is a city of whispers and rumors. At

the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with talented John

Synge, his resident playwright. It is here that the author of Playboy of the Western World and Juno and the Paycock will meet an actress still in her teens named Molly Allgood. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly is a girl of the inner-city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Witty and watchful, she has dozens of admirers, but it is the damaged older playwright who is her secret passion despite the barriers of age, class, education, and religion. In 1950s postwar London, an old woman walks across the city in the wake of a hurricane. As she wanders past bomb sites and through the forlorn beauty of wrecked terraces and wintry parks, her mind drifts in and out of the present while she remembers her life’s great love, her once-dazzling career, and her travels in America. Vivid and beautifully written, Molly’s swirling, fractured narrative moves from Dublin to London via New York in language of luminous beauty and raw feeling that celebrates love and art. Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy—a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of the Sea. “A brilliant novel.”

—JOSEPH O’NEILL, author of Netherland

“When I think of Ghost Light, the words climb over each other to be first in the queue: brilliant, beautiful, exhilarating, heartbreaking, masterly. It’s that good.” —Roddy Doyle, Booker Prize–winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

O’Connor J O S E P H O ’ C O N N O R is the author of seven novels, including the

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international bestseller Star of the Sea, a New York Times Notable Book, Brit.: Harvill Secker

and Redemption Falls. He lives in Dublin.

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AN IRREVERENT AND ESSENTIAL MEMOIR ABOUT YOGA, MOTHERHOOD, DAUGHTERHOOD, AND THE JOYS OF AN IMPERFECT LIFE

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Claire

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The studio was decorated in the style of Don’t Be Afraid, We’re

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Not a Cult. All was white and blond and clean, as though the

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room had been designed for surgery, or Swedish people. The only

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spot of color came from the Tibetan prayer flags strung over the doorway into the studio. In flagrant defiance of my longtime policy of never entering a structure adorned with Tibetan prayer flags, I removed my shoes, paid my ten bucks, and walked in . . .

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POSER

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My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

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en years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from

the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Over the next decade, she would tackle triangle, wheel, and the dreaded crow, becoming fast friends with some poses and developing long-standing feuds with others. At the same time, she found herself confronting the forces that shaped her generation. Daughters of women who ran away to find themselves and made a few messes along the way, Dederer and her peers grew up determined to be good, good, good—even if this meant feeling hemmed in by the smugness of their organic-buying, attachment-parenting, anxiously conscientious little world. Yoga seemed to fit right into this virtuous program, but to her surprise, Dederer found that the deeper she went into the poses, the more they tested her most basic ideas of what makes a good mother, daughter, friend, wife—and the more they made her want something a little less tidy, a little more improvisational. Less goodness, more joy. Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read—because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.

Dederer C L A I R E D E D E R E R ’s essays, criticism, and reporting have appeared

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in Vogue, The New York Times, Slate, Yoga Journal, Real Simple, and Brit.: Bloomsbury U.K.

The Nation. She lives on an island near Seattle.

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Rachel Polonsky

MOLOTOV’S MAGIC LANTERN Travels in Russian History

“ I WA S G R I P P E D B Y T H I S B O O K — A D E L I C I O U S C E L E B R AT I O N O F R U S S I A , OLD AND MODERN, FROM PUSHKIN TO PUTIN.” — S I M O N S E BAG M O N T E F I O R E , E V E N I N G S TA N DA R D

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hen the British journalist Rachel Polonsky moves to Moscow,

R A C H E L P O L O N S K Y has written for

she discovers an apartment on Romanov Street that was

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once home to the Soviet elite. One of the most infamous neighbors was the ruthless apparatchik, Stalin’s henchman, Vyacheslav Molotov, who was a participant in the collectivizations and the

Supplement, and The Spectator, among other publications. She is the author of English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance and lives in Cambridge, England, with her family.

Great Purge—and also an ardent bibliophile. In what was formerly his apartment, Polonsky uncovers an extensive library and

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an old magic lantern—two things that lead her on an extraordi-

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nary journey throughout Russia and ultimately renew her vision of the country and its people. In Molotov’s Magic Lantern, Polonsky visits the haunted cities and vivid landscapes of the books from Molotov’s library: works by Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Akhmatova, and others, some of whom were sent to the Gulag by the very man who collected their books. With exceptional insight and beautiful prose, Polon-

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sky writes about the longings and aspirations of these Russian writers and others in the course of her travels from the Arctic to

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Siberia and from the forests around Moscow to the vast steppes.

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A singular homage to Russian history and culture, Molotov’s Magic

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Lantern evokes the spirit of the great artists and the haunted

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past of a country ravaged by war, famine, and totalitarianism.

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Bibliographical Note/Index

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Shraga F. Biran

OPPORTUNISM

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The Hidden Value in Today’s Society

IN PRAISE OF A MALIGNED VIRTUE— O N E W I T H T H E P OT E N T I A L TO C R E AT E N E W W E A LT H A N D R E D U C E P OV E R T Y

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n this bold and forward-looking book, an Israeli civic leader

S H R A G A F . B I R A N is the founder of

shows how reorienting our society to make the most of “op-

one of Israel’s leading law firms and an

portunity” could restore the global economy to health—and give

entrepreneur specializing in energy and

added value to the contributions of the new class of knowledge

international real estate. He lives in Tel Aviv.

workers. For most of us, opportunism is a tainted concept. Shraga F. Biran thinks otherwise. He shows that our present economy favors the

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wealthy few more than at any point in history. But such an econ-

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omy is both unstable and outmoded, unable to recognize the true

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value of the work done by the new knowledge class, whose commerce is in ideas, not financial assets. This is why most of us have seen no real gains from the spectacular increases in paper wealth during the past three decades. Biran sees a transformative new way in Opportunism. In today’s economy, he argues, the way to thrive is to create an opportunity and make the most of it. With great passion, he proposes that

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we as a society should establish a “right of opportunity,” akin to patents and copyrights, enabling all members of society to lay

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claim to their ideas and benefit from them financially. Thus em-

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powered, the new opportunists can help bring about a revolution in applied knowledge on the scale of the Industrial Revolution— and a more just, stable, and prosperous society.

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Selected Bibliography/Index

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James Miller

EXAMINED LIVES From Socrates to Nietzsche

A S P I R I T E D AC C O U N T O F W H AT PHILOSOPHY CAN TEACH US ABOUT HOW TO LIVE

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e all want to know how to live. But before the good life was

reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor,

philosophers offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth living. In Examined Lives, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradi-

J A M E S M I L L E R is a professor of politics

and the chair of liberal studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of The Passion of Michel Foucault and Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock & Roll, 1947–1977, among other books. He lives in Manhattan.

tion with short, lively biographies of twelve famous philosophers. Socrates spent his life examining himself and the assumptions of

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others. His most famous student, Plato, risked his reputation to

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tutor a tyrant. Diogenes carried a bright lamp in broad daylight and announced he was “looking for a man.” Aristotle’s alliance with Alexander the Great presaged Seneca’s complex role in the court of the Roman Emperor Nero. Augustine discovered God within himself. Montaigne and Descartes struggled to explore their deepest convictions in eras of murderous religious warfare. Rousseau aspired to a life of perfect virtue. Kant elaborated a new ideal of

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autonomy. Emerson successfully preached a gospel of self-reliance for the new American nation. And Nietzsche tried “to compose into one and bring together what is fragment and riddle and dreadful

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chance in man,” before he lapsed into catatonic madness. With a flair for paradox and rich anecdote, Examined Lives is a book that confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today— and explores the most urgent questions about what it means to live a good life. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX

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Page Dickey

EMBROIDERED GROUND Revisiting the Garden Illustrations by William Atherton

A MEMORABLE BOOK ABOUT MAKING A RENOWNED GARDEN WORK

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n Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed

P A G E D I C K E Y is a garden writer, lecturer,

author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls,

and designer. She is the author of Duck Hill

challenges, successes, and myriad pleasures of the twenty-nineyear-long process of creating her own remarkable garden, Duck Hill, in upstate New York. This winning book details the evolution of

Journal: A Year in a Country Garden and Breaking Ground. She has written on garden design for House & Garden, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor.

one especially loved and cared-for space: its failed schemes and realized dreams, and the wisdom gained in contending with an

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ever evolving work of art. The author shares her very personal views

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on what contributes to a garden’s success—structure, fragrance,

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the play of light and shadow, patterns and textures, multiseasonal plants. She writes of gardening with a husband, with wildlife, with dogs and chickens. And she grapples with how to adapt her garden—as we can adapt ours—to change in the years ahead. Praise for Breaking Ground: “The work here is playful, undaunted by the classical tradition

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and far more concerned with sensory experience than academic correctness . . . The excellent text and pictures . . . manage to

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extract from these gardens valuable lessons.” —MICHAEL POLLAN, The New York Times Book Review

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THESE DEFINITIVE NEW COLLECTIONS GIVE US POEMS Edited by Saskia Hamilton

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his is the definitive edition of the work of one of America’s greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest

English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike. Bishop’s poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.

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This new edition—edited by Saskia Hamilton—offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry. “Bishop was not just a good poet but a great one. Bishop accomplished a magical illumination of the ordinary, forcing us to examine our surroundings with the freshness of a friendly alien.” —DAVID LEHMAN, Newsweek

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Elizabeth

Bishop Centenary Events and Celebrations

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THE FULL SCOPE OF A BRILLIANT AMERICAN POET PROSE Edited by Lloyd Schwartz

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lizabeth Bishop’s prose is not nearly as well known as her poetry,

but she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as the

publication of her letters has shown. Her stories are often on the borderline of memoir, and vice versa. From her college days, she could find the most astonishing yet thoroughly apt metaphors to illuminate her ideas. This volume—edited by the poet, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic, and Bishop scholar Lloyd Schwartz���includes virtually all her published shorter prose pieces and a number of prose works not published until after her death. Here are her famous as well as her lesser-known stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews, and—for the first time—her original draft of Brazil, the Time/Life volume she repudiated in its published version, and the complete extant correspondence between Bishop and the poet Anne Stevenson, the author of the first book-length volume devoted to Bishop.

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Bishop E L I Z A B E T H B I S H O P (1911–79) won the Pulitzer Prize,

the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. P O E T R Y / L I T E R AT U R E Brit., trans., 1st ser., audio, dram.: FSG

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Elizabeth Bishop

ELIZABETH BISHOP AND THE NEW YORKER The Complete Correspondence Edited by Joelle Biele

A R A R E G L I M P S E AT T H E A R T I S T I C DEVELOPMENT OF ONE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY’S MOST C E L E B R AT E D P O E T S “

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sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper,

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nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas

the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award,

and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of

and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

their contexts and dying all over the floor,” Elizabeth Bishop said upon learning a friend landed a job at The New Yorker in the early 1950s. Bishop published the vast majority of her poems in the magazine’s pages, and her relationship with the magazine went

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back to 1933 and continued until her death in 1979. During forty

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years of correspondence, hundreds of letters passed between

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Bishop and her editors, Charles Pearce, Katharine White, and

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Howard Moss. In these letters Bishop discussed the ideas and

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inspiration for her poems while sharing news about her travels and life in Brazil, while her editors offered generous support,

For additional titles by this author, see pages 12–13.

commentary, and friendship. Their correspondence provides an

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unparalleled look into Bishop’s writing process, the relationship between a poet and her editors, the internal workings of The New

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Yorker, and the process of publishing a poem. As these poems and stories move from manuscript page to print, Elizabeth Bishop

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and The New Yorker gives us a rare glimpse into the artistic development of one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets.

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Sara Wheeler

THE MAGNETIC NORTH Notes from the Arctic Circle

A N E L E GA N T, T I M E LY E X P L O R AT I O N OF THE ARCTIC AS A POLITICAL AND ECOLOGICAL BAROMETER OF CHANGE, FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST T R AV E L W R I T E R S

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en years after her bestselling book on the Antarctic, Terra

S A R A W H E E L E R is the author of five

Incognita, Sara Wheeler journeys to the opposite pole to

previous books, including the bestselling

take the measure of what is at once the most pristine place on earth and the locus of global warming. Traveling counterclockwise through the territories belonging to Russia, Finland, Den-

Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton.

mark, Canada, and America, she marks the changes in what once seemed an unchangeable landscape, as mounting pollution con-

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centrated on the poles reveals the illness of the whole organism

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of the earth.

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Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, shadowing the endless trans-Alaskan pipeline with a band of rowdy truckers, herding reindeer with the Lapps, and visiting the deceptive lands of the Gulag, Wheeler brings the Arctic’s many contradictions to life. The Magnetic North’s stunning descriptions and revelatory insights create a masterful portrait of

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Praise for Terra Incognita:

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“Compelling . . . Leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of the mysterious, even sublime power the poles have exerted on the human imagination, and the desolate beauty that resides there.”

—MICHIKO KAKUTANI, The New York Times

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A SWEET AND TOUCHING MODERN L OV E S TO R Y, TO L D THROUGH DICTIONARY ENTRIES

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THE LOVER’S DICTIONARY A Novel

basis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the PHOTOGRAPH © JAKE HAMILTON

feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face. How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

Levithan D A V I D L E V I T H A N is the author of many acclaimed young-adult

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novels, including the New York Times bestselling Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn), which was adapted into a popular movie. He is also an editorial director at Scholastic.

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Jonathan Rabb

THE SECOND SON A Novel

AN INTRIGUING HISTORICAL THRILLER SET IN THE BARCELONA OF THE S PA N I S H C I V I L WA R

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n the eve of Hitler’s Olympics, Chief Inspector Nikolai Hoffner,

J O N A T H A N R A B B is the author of four

a half Jew, has been forced out of the Kriminalpolizei. Luckily,

previous novels: Shadow and Light, Rosa, The

Hoffner’s focus is elsewhere. His son Georg is missing in Spain, swept up in the sudden outbreak of the civil war. He has already lost Sascha, his elder son, who is fully entrenched in the Nazi

Overseer, and The Book of Q. He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife and twin children.

regime. But Georg is not what he appears to be, and when Hoffner discovers this, he is determined to save the one son he can. The Second Son is the eagerly awaited final installment in

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Jonathan Rabb’s Berlin trilogy, set between the two world wars.

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In Harper’s Magazine, John Leonard called the first, Rosa, “a

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ghostly noir that could have been conspired at by Raymond Chandler and André Malraux.” The second, Shadow and Light (2009), garnered rave reviews—in The Washington Post, Wendy Smith praised its “atmosphere” and “brilliantly plotted narra-

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tive.” Now, nearly ten years after the events of Shadow and Light, Hoffner finds himself tossed into the chaos that is Spain—

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where he quickly meets anarchists, Soviet and British secret agents, and a female doctor called Mila Pera—as he follows a

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trail of clues left by Georg.

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In the spirit of Joseph Kanon and Alan Furst—whose Foreign Correspondent also took place in the mountains of Spain—Rabb delivers another atmospheric work, rich with his storytelling talent and historical expertise. SARAH CRICHTON BOOKS

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Dambisa Moyo

H O W T H E W E S T WA S L O S T Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2009 ASKS: CAN THE DECLINE OF THE WEST BE REVERSED?

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n How the West Was Lost, the New York Times bestselling au-

Born and raised in Zambia, D A M B I S A

thor Dambisa Moyo offers a bold account of the decline of the

M O Y O was a consultant for the World Bank

economic supremacy of the West. She examines how the West’s flawed financial decisions have resulted in an economic and geopolitical seesaw that is now poised to tip in favor of the

and an investment banker specializing in emerging markets at Goldman Sachs. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Aid.

emerging world, especially China. Amid the hype of China’s rise, however, the most important

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story of our generation is being pushed aside: America is not just

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in economic decline, but on course to become the biggest wel-

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fare state in the history of the West. The real danger is at home,

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Moyo claims. While some countries—such as Germany and Sweden—have deliberately engineered and financed welfare states, the United States risks turning itself into a bloated welfare state not because of ideology or a larger vision of economic justice,

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but out of economic desperation and shortsighted policymaking. How the West Was Lost reveals not only the economic myopia of

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the West but also the radical solutions that it needs to adopt in order to assert itself as a global economic power once again.

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Ralph Sassone

T H E I N T I M AT E S A Novel

A P OW E R F U L A N D C O M PA S S I O N AT E DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AND HOW IT HELPS SHAPE US INTO THE PEOPLE WE ARE

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panning years and continents, beginnings and ends, The In-

R A L P H S A S S O N E is a former editor of

timates is about how Maize and Robbie, two smart and striv-

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ing people, discover themselves in the reflection they see in each other, and how their connection comes to define their place in the world. It is about the near-romantic intensity of passionate

splits his time between New York City and Annandale-on-Hudson, where he teaches creative writing at Vassar. This is his first novel.

young friendship; the vexed yet unshakable bonds between children and parents; the mesmerizing thrall of sex and the false il-

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lusions that are part of its spell; the thrills and disappointments

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of becoming an adult; the exhilarating prospect of restarting

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your life repeatedly and the limits of personal reinvention; and the secrets we hide from others and ourselves as we struggle to find our true character.

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Vladimir Sorokin

DAY O F T H E O P R I C H N I K A Novel Translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell

THE PUTIN ERA—AS SEEN IN THE YEAR 2 0 2 8 BY “ O N E O F R U S S I A’ S F U N N I E S T, SMARTEST AND MOST CONFOUNDING LIVING WRITERS”

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orning in Moscow. Andrei Danilovich Komyaga wakes from

V L A D I M I R S O R O K I N , whose work was

a drunken stupor to the sound of a whip, a scream, a groan.

banned in the Soviet Union, is the author of

It’s only his ringtone—and this is just another day in the life of an oprichnik, one of the reconstituted nobility who rule this, the new New Russia. In this empire cell phones coexist with practices

many novels, plays, short stories, screenplays, and a libretto. He has won the Andrei Bely Prize and was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize. He lives in Moscow.

drawn from the draconian codes of Ivan the Terrible. For Russia has leaped back in time. All borders to the West are closed. The

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priated to the state in the person of “Papa,” a ruler who may be—for all we know—Vladimir Putin in twenty years’ time. In this retro future, Vladimir Sorokin gives us a day with Komyaga and his band of merry thugs, whose main duty and pleasure is to suppress any threat to Papa through acts of spectacular violence. Day of the Oprichnik is a brief, disturbing, unexpectedly hilarious glimpse of a future straight out of the history books or CNN. It is also a defining look at the extraordinary brilliance, wit, and

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madness of the man described by Keith Gessen (in The New York Review of Books) as the “only real prose writer, and resident ge-

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nius” of late-Soviet fiction.

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A SHOCKING AND R E V E L ATO R Y M E M O I R OF SUFFERING AND S U R V I VA L

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TIGER, TIGER A Memoir

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ne summer day, Margaux Fragoso swam up to Peter Curran at

a public swimming pool and asked him to play. She was

seven; he was fifty-one. When Curran invited her and her mom to see his house, the little girl found a child’s dream world, full of odd pets and books and music and magical toys. Margaux’s mother PHOTOGRAPH © SARA ESSEX

was devoted, but beset by mental illness and frightened of her abusive husband; she was only too ready to take advantage of an escape for the daughter she felt incapable of taking care of on her own. Soon Margaux was spending all her time with Peter. In time, he insidiously took on the role of Margaux’s playmate, father, lover, and captor. Charming and repulsive, warm and violent, loving and manipulative, Peter burrowed into every aspect of Margaux’s life and transformed her from a girl fizzing with imagination and affection into a deadened, young-old woman on the brink of suicide. But when she was twenty-two, it was Peter—ill, and terrified at the thought of losing her—who killed himself, at the age of sixty-six. With lyricism and mesmerizing clarity, Margaux Fragoso has unflinchingly explored the darkest episodes of her life, helping us see how pedophiles work hidden away in the open to steal childhood. In writing Tiger, Tiger, she has healed herself of a wound that was fourteen years in the making. This extraordinary memoir is an unprecedented glimpse into the heart and mind of a monster; but more than this, it illustrates the power of memory and truth-telling to mend.

Fragoso

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M A R G A U X F R A G O S O recently completed a Ph.D. in English and

creative writing at Binghamton University. Her short stories and poems

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have appeared in Literary Review and Barrow Street, among other literary

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journals.

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AEROTROPOLIS

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The Way We’ll Live Next

his brilliant and eye-opening look at the new phenomenon called the aerotropolis gives us a glimpse at the way we will live in the near future—and the way

we will do business, too. Not so long ago, airports were built near cities, and roads connected the one to the other. This pattern—the city in the center, the airport on the periphery— shaped life in the twentieth century, from the central city to exurban sprawl. Today, the ubiquity of jet travel, round-the-clock workdays, overnight shipping,

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and global business networks has turned the pattern inside out. Soon the airport will be at the center and the city will be built around it, the better to keep workers, suppliers, executives, and goods in touch with the global market. This is the aerotropolis: a combination of giant airport, planned city, shipping facility, and business hub. Already the aerotropolis approach to urban living is reshaping life in Beijing and Amsterdam, in China and Rwanda, in Dallas and the Washington, D.C., suburbs. The aerotropolis is the frontier of the next phase of globalization, whether we like it or not. John D. Kasarda defined the term “aerotropolis,” and he is now sought after worldwide as an adviser. Working with Kasarda’s ideas and research, the gifted journalist Greg Lindsay gives us a vivid, at times disquieting look at these new cities in the making, the challenges they present to our environment and our usual ways of life, and the opportunities they offer to those who can adapt to them creatively. Aerotropolis is news from the near future—news we urgently need if we are to understand the changing world and our place in it.

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and companies about the aerotropolis and its implications. He lives in

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina. G R E G L I N D S A Y has written for Time, BusinessWeek, and Fast Company. For one story he traveled around the

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world by airplane for three weeks, never leaving the airport while on

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the ground. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Bathsheba Monk

N U D E WA L K E R A Novel

WHO YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH IS NEVER AN ACCIDENT

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ude Walker is a love story seen through the prism of post-

B A T H S H E B A M O N K was born to a family

industrial America. It’s set in Warrenside, Pennsylvania, which

of Pennsylvania coal miners. After being

hasn’t prospered since the steel industry died. There, Kat WarrenBineki, the daughter of old-guard industrialists, falls for Max Asad,

discharged from the army, she lived in Europe. She recently settled in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

the son of nouveau riche Lebanese immigrants. The two should never have met, but their paths crossed as they returned from Afghanistan, where each served with the National Guard. Now Kat

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sented foreigner, and when his heart strays, Max jeopardizes his father’s dreams. As the families feud (sometimes comically, sometimes ferociously), Warrenside braces for an epic flood, and the city’s citizens try to keep busy—with love, lust, insurance fraud, hallucinations . . . any means of outrunning the past. Bathsheba Monk writes with the spirit of Barbara Kingsolver

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and the flinty wit of Richard Russo, but she’s unlike other writers we know. In a voice as true as it is disarming, she depicts

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the kaleidoscopic tensions between generations and cultures. As Library Journal once noted, “Monk makes us see that we are all

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exiles in a changing world.” In Nude Walker, she offers an un-

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likely romance about the fantastical myths we weave to define ourselves in unmoored times.

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Les Murray

TA L L E R W H E N P R O N E Poems

NEW WORK FROM A POET WHO HAS “VENTURED FAR ON THE PROW OF HIS CONTINENT AND MADE ITS LANGUAGE HIS OWN”

T

(THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)

aller When Prone is Les Murray’s first volume of new poems

L E S M U R R A Y is the author of twelve books

since The Biplane Houses, published five years ago. These

of poetry. His collection Subhuman Redneck

poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life here and abroad—its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the

Poems received the T. S. Eliot Prize, and in 1998 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry presented by Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.

people who have shaped it. There are traveler’s tales, elegies, meditative fragments, and satirical sketches. Above all, there is

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A HILARIOUS, BITTERSWEET NOVEL ABOUT AN EXTRAORDINARY TEENAGER CAUGHT UP IN A HIGH SCHOOL SCANDAL

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BIG GIRL SMALL A Novel

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udy Lohden is your above-average sixteen-year-old—sarcastic

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a big future. With a singing voice that can shake an auditorium, she should be the star of Darcy Academy, the local performing arts high school. So why is a girl this promising hiding out in a seedy motel room on the edge of town? The fact that the national media is on her trail after a controversy that might bring down the whole school could have something to do with it. And that scandal has something—but not everything—to do with the fact that Judy is three feet nine inches tall. Rachel DeWoskin remembers everything about high school: the auditions (painful), the parents (hovering), the dissection projects (compelling), the friends (outcasts), the boys (crushable), and the girls (complicated), and she lays it all out with a wit and wistfulness that is half Holden Caulfield, half Lee Fiora, Prep’s ironic heroine. Big Girl Small is a scathingly funny and moving book about dreams and reality, at once light on its feet and unwaveringly serious. Praise for Repeat After Me: “Rachel DeWoskin is that rarest of things: a real writer. She is musical and smart, serious and fun, modern and timeless. Repeat After Me is a masterwork—a hilarious, sad, page-turning masterwork.” —DARIN STRAUSS, author of Cheng and Eng

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memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as the star of a Chinese soap opera, and a novel, Repeat After Me. She lives in New York City and

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Carl Phillips

DOUBLE SHADOW Poems

A STUNNING NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS FROM THE AUTHOR OF SPEAK LOW

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omparing any human life to “a restless choir” of impulses

C A R L P H I L L I P S is the author of ten

variously in conflict and at peace with one another, Carl

previous books of poems, including Speak Low;

Phillips, in his eleventh book, examines the double shadow that a life casts forth: “now risk, and now / faintheartedness.” In poems that both embody and inhabit this double shadow, risk

Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986–2006; Riding Westward; and The Rest of Love, a National Book Award finalist. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

and faintheartedness prove to have the power equally to rescue us from ourselves and to destroy us. Spare, haunted, and haunt-

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Yusef Komunyakaa

THE CHAMELEON COUCH Poems

A N E W A N D I N T I M AT E C O L L E C T I O N FROM ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST I M P O R TA N T P O E T S

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he latest collection from one of our preeminent poets, The

Y U S E F K O M U N Y A K A A ’s thirteen books

Chameleon Couch is also one of Yusef Komunyakaa's most

of poems include Warhorses (FSG, 2008),

personal to date. As in his breakthrough work, Copacetic, Komunyakaa writes again of music as muse—from a blues club in the East Village to the shakuhachi of Basho. Beginning with “Canticle,”

Taboo (FSG, 2004), and Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Princeton University.

this varied new collection often returns to the idea of poem as hymn, ethereal and haunting, as Komunyakaa reveals glimpses of

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memory, myth, and violence. With contemplations that spring up

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and never fully leaves the present—an urban modernity framed, brilliantly, in pastoral-minded verse. The poems seek the cracks

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beneath the landscape, whether New York or Ghana or Poland, finding in each elements of wisdom or unexpected beauty. The col-

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lection is sensually, beautifully relaxed in rhetoric; in poems like

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“Cape Coast Castle,” Komunyakaa reminds us of his gift for combining the personal with the universal, one moment addressing a lover, the next moving the focus outward, until both poet and reader are implicated in the book's startling world. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX

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A LANDMARK HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF M O D E R N D E M O C R AT I C SOCIETIES BY ONE OF O U R M O S T I M P O R TA N T POLITICAL THINKERS

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THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

over time most developed new political institutions which inPHOTOGRAPH © DAVID FUKUYAMA

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irtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet

cluded a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their citizens. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world. In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama, author of the bestselling The End of History and the Last Man, provides a sweeping account of how today’s basic political institutions developed. The first of a major two-volume work begins with politics among our primate ancestors and follows the story through the emergence of tribal societies, the growth of the first modern state in China, the beginning of a rule of law in India and the Middle East, and the development of political accountability in Europe up until the eve of the French Revolution. Drawing on a vast body of knowledge—history, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and economics—Fukuyama has produced a brilliant, provocative work that offers fresh insights on the origins of democratic societies and raises essential questions about the nature of politics.

Fukuyama HISTORY

F R A N C I S F U K U Y A M A is the Olivier Nomellini

Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced

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International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He was a researcher at the RAND Corporation

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and served as the deputy director in the State Department’s policy planning

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staff. He is the author of The End of History and the Last Man, Trust, and America

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at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. He lives with his wife in California. HARDCOVER

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Jason Goodwin

AN EVIL EYE A Novel

“WHEN YOU READ A HISTORICAL MYSTERY BY JASON GOODWIN, YOU TA K E A M AG I C C A R P E T R I D E TO T H E MOST EXOTIC PLACE ON EARTH.” — M A R I LY N S TA S I O, T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S B O O K R E V I E W

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rom the Edgar Award–winning author of The Janissary Tree, The

J A S O N G O O D W I N is the Edgar

Snake Stone, and The Bellini Card comes the fourth adventure

Award–winning author of the Investigator Yashim

of the famous investigator Yashim. When the admiral of the Ottoman fleet defects to the Egyptians, Yashim attempts to uncover the man’s motives. But Fevzi Pasha is no stranger to

series. The first three books—The Janissary Tree, The Snake Stone, and The Bellini Card— have been published to international acclaim.

Yashim: it was Pasha, in fact, who taught the investigator his craft years ago. He is the only man whom Yashim has ever truly

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feared: ruthless, cruel, and unswervingly loyal to the sultan.

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While unraveling Pasha’s curious history, Yashim is drawn ever deeper into the closed world of the sultan’s seraglio, an intimate household populated by the young ruler’s women, children, slaves, and eunuchs. It is a well-appointed world dominated by fear,

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ambition, and deep-seated superstitions—a lap of luxury where talented girls hold sway in the ladies’ orchestra.

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But as the women of that orchestra inexplicably grow ill and die, Yashim discovers that his investigations into the admiral’s

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defection have their roots in the torturous strictures of the sul-

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tan’s harem, where every secret is sacred: a place where the normal rules are suspended and where women can simply disappear.

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John Gray

T H E I M M O R TA L I Z AT I O N COMMISSION Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death

A R E V E L ATO R Y S E C R E T H I S TO R Y — VICTORIAN SÉANCES, COMMUNIST EMBALMERS, PROTECTIVE SHIELDS IN O U T E R S PAC E ! — O F O U R D E L U S I O N A L Q U E S T F O R I M M O R TA L I T Y

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t the heart of human experience lies an obsession with the

J O H N G R A Y is the author of many critically

nature of death. Religion, for most of history, has provided

acclaimed books, including Black Mass, Straw

an explanation for human life and a vision of what comes after it. But in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such beliefs came under relentless pressure as new ideas—from psy-

Dogs, and Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern. A regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, he is a professor of European thought at the London School of Economics.

chiatry to evolution to communism—seemed to suggest that our fate was now in our own hands: humans could cease to be ani-

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mals, defeat death, and become immortal.

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The acclaimed political philosopher and critic John Gray takes a brilliant and frightening look at humankind’s dangerous striving toward a scientific version of immortality. Probing the paral-

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questions about how such beliefs threaten the very nature of what it means to be human. He looks to philosophers, journalists,

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politicians, charlatans, and mass murderers who all felt driven by a specifically scientific and modern worldview and whose revolt against death resulted in a series of experiments that ravaged

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whole countries. A chilling yet crucial look at Darwin’s post-religious legacy, The Immortalization Commission is an important work from “one of Britain’s leading public intellectuals” (The Wall Street Journal). FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX

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Dieter Schlesak

THE DRUGGIST OF AUSCHWITZ A Documentary Novel Translated from the German by John Hargraves

A UNIQUE AND HAUNTING NOVEL ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST AND THE N AT U R E O F E V I L

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n Dieter Schlesak’s novel The Druggist of Auschwitz, Adam—

D I E T E R S C H L E S A K is a German-Romanian

known as “the Last Jew of Schässburg”—recounts with dis-

poet and essayist. He was born in Transylvania

turbing clarity his imprisonment at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. Through Adam’s testimony at the Frankfurt

in 1934 and has lived in Italy and Germany since 1973.

Auschwitz Trial of 1963–65, we come to learn of the true-life story of Dr. Victor Capesius, who, despite strong friendships with Jews before the war, quickly aided in and profited from their

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tragedy once the Nazis came to power. Interspersed with histor-

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ical research and actual face-to-face interviews with survivors, the novel follows Capesius from his assignment as the “sorter” of new arrivals at Auschwitz—deciding who will go directly to the gas chamber and who will be used as labor—through his life of lavish wealth after the war to his arrest and eventual trial. The Druggist of Auschwitz—beautifully translated from the German by John Hargraves—is a frighteningly vivid portrayal of the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of criminal and victim

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alike. Schlesak’s use of factual data and testimony—woven into Adam’s dreamlike remembrance of a world turned upside down—

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makes The Druggist of Auschwitz an essential addition to our under-

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standing of the Holocaust. “A great book that hits you like a fist . . . An unforgettable tapestry of Evil.” FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX

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THE FSG BOOK OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY L AT I N A M E R I C A N P O E T R Y A Bilingual Edition Edited by Ilan Stavans

A MAJOR BILINGUAL ANTHOLOGY OF T W E N T I E T H - C E N T U R Y L AT I N A M E R I C A N POETRY

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uring a century of extraordinary change, poets became the

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chroniclers of deep polarizations. From Rubén Darío’s quest

Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture

to renew the Spanish language to César Vallejo’s linking of reli-

at Amherst College. His books include Spanglish,

gion and politics, from Jorge Luis Borges’s cosmopolitanism to Pablo Neruda’s placement of poetry as uncompromising speaker

On Borrowed Words, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, and Becoming Americans. His work has been translated into a dozen languages.

for the downtrodden, and from Alejandra Pizarnik’s agonies of the self to the look that Humberto Ak’abal takes at things in-

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digenous, it is through verse that the hemisphere’s cantankerous

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graphical and linguistic categorizations. This bilingual anthology features eighty-four authors from thirteen different countries

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writing in Spanish, Portuguese, Mapuche, Nahuatl, Quechua, Mazatec, Zapotec, Ladino, and Spanglish. The poems are rendered into

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English in inspired fashion by first-rate translators such as Elizabeth

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and Richard Wilbur. In these pages the reader will experience the power of poetry to account for a hundred years in the life of a restless continent. FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX

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FROM THE ACCLAIMED AU T H O R O F N ATA S H A , AN IRRESISTIBLE FIRST NOVEL ABOUT ONE LARGE, FRACTIOUS R U S S I A N FA M I LY A N D T H E L AYOV E R O F A LIFETIME

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THE FREE WORLD A Novel

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ugust 1978. Brezhnev is in the Kremlin. Nuclear missiles stand

primed in their Siberian silos. The Iron Curtain divides East

from West. And in the muggy darkness of a train compartment, the PHOTOGRAPH © DAVID FRANCO

young Krasnansky brothers—with their wives, their parents, and a pair of sleeping little kids—are crossing Italy. Italy! The destination of every Russian Jew who refused to play by the rules and go to Israel. Italy! Where all you have to do is spin the globe, choose a country (Canada? New Zealand?), and wait for the papers. Italy! For the Krasnanskys, it might as well be the moon. Alongside thousands of other Russian immigrants, they will spend half a year in the village of Ladispoli, on the outskirts of Rome, experiencing the full range of the human circus that is Italy—love affairs, freedom, a nostalgic reliving of the Soviet past, and blind and frantic negotiations with an unknowable future. Part holiday, part exile, these six months will be—for good and ill—the greatest adventure of their lives. Praise for Natasha: “Passionately full of life.”

—JAMES WOOD, London Review of Books

“Recalling the work of Isaac Babel, Saul Bellow and Chaim Potok, Natasha displays such a significant maturity and elegance that it’s nothing more than a humble announcement that a new talent with a serious future has come to the fore.”

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immigrated with his parents to Toronto, where he lives today. Natasha,

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C R O S S I N G S TAT E L I N E S An American Renga Edited by Bob Holman and Carol Muske-Dukes

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rossing State Lines: An American Renga is a poetic relay race

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across the continent: fifty-four poets responding to ideas of

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America—and to each other. This is a collaborative journey of im-

of the poetry stream of America: Now and Here,

pressions—from the election and inauguration of President Obama, through foreclosures, job losses, chords of country music, and

which is bringing art and artists to large and small communities across America.

bombs in Baghdad, to a poet-soldier’s rifle-sight in Afghanistan. The renga itself, in the ancient tradition of Japanese linked

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Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire

WA I T F O R M E ! Memoirs With Charlotte Mosley

A UNIQUE WINDOW ON AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE LIVED WITH T R E M E N D O U S Z E S T, D I S C R I M I N AT I O N , AND INTELLIGENCE

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eborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the

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famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and

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FRAGMENTS Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters Edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment

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arilyn Monroe’s image is so universal that we can’t help but

believe that we know all there is to know of her. Every word

and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her serious gifts as an actor were sometimes eclipsed by her notoriety— and the way the camera fell helplessly in love with her. But what of the other Marilyn? Beyond the headlines—and the too-familiar stories of heartbreak and desolation—was a woman far more curious, searching, and hopeful than the one the world got to know. Even as Hollywood studios tried to mold and suppress her, Marilyn never lost her insight, her passion, and her humor. To confront the mounting difficulties of her life, she wrote. Now, for the first time, we can meet this private Marilyn and get to know her in a way we never have before. Fragments is an unprecedented collection of written artifacts—notes to herself, letters, even poems—in Marilyn’s own handwriting, never before published, along with rarely seen intimate photos. These bits of text—jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on hotel letterhead—reveal a woman who loved deeply and strove to perfect her craft. They show a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her analysis of her own life, but also playful, funny, and impossibly charming. The easy grace and deceptive lightness that made her performances so memorable emerge on the page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her last appearances so heartbreaking. Fragments is an event—an unforgettable book that will redefine one of the greatest stars of the twentieth century and which, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe’s humanity.

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for her performances in Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, and many other films, Monroe also studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.

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20 UNDER 40 Stories from The New Yorker

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n June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to widespread media coverage their selection of “20 Under 40”—the

young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the first time in one volume. The range of voices is extraordinary. There is the lyrical realism of Nell Freudenberger, Philipp Meyer, C. E. Morgan, and Salvatore Scibona; the satirical comedy of Joshua Ferris and Gary Shteyngart; and the genre-bending tales of Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Téa Obreht. David Bezmozgis and Dinaw Mengestu offer cleareyed portraits of immigration and identity; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, ZZ Packer, and Wells Tower offer voice-driven, idiosyncratic narratives. Then there are the haunting sociopolitical stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, and Yiyun Li, and the metaphysical fantasies of Chris Adrian, Rivka Galchen, and Karen Russell. Each of these writers reminds us why we read. And each is aiming for greatness: fighting to get and to hold our attention in a culture that is flooded with words, sounds, and pictures; fighting to surprise, to entertain, to teach, and to move not only us but generations of readers to come. A landmark collection, 20 Under 40 stands as a testament to the vitality of fiction today.

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Peter Handke

DON JUAN His Own Version Translated from the German by Krishna Winston

A MODERN MASTER’S WRY AND E N T E R TA I N I N G TA K E O N H I S TO R Y ’ S BEST-KNOWN LOVER

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n Don Juan, Peter Handke offers his take on the famous seducer.

P E T E R H A N D K E was born in Griffen,

Don Juan’s story—“his own version”—is filtered through the

Austria, in 1942. His many works include The

consciousness of an anonymous narrator, a failed innkeeper and chef, into whose solitude Don Juan bursts one day. What makes his accounts riveting are the remarkable evocations of places and

Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, My Year in No-Man’s Bay, On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House, and Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, all published by FSG.

people, and the nature of his narration. This is a book about storytelling and its ability to burst the ordinary boundaries of time and space. In this brief and wry volume, Handke depicts the subtleties of human interaction with unforgettable vividness. Praise for Peter Handke: “Hanke’s power of observation and his seemingly casual tone For backlist titles by this author, see page 98.

. . . are as mesmerizing as ever.” —KAI MARISTED, The New York Times Book Review

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“Numerous pleasures await the reader who delves into the fabric of Handke’s prose . . . A subtle writer of unostentatious delicacy, Handke excels at fiction that, as it grows, coils around itself like wisteria . . . This is where the French New Novel might have gone if pushed.”

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Charles Bernstein

ALL THE WHISKEY I N H E AV E N Selected Poems

A NEW RETROSPECTIVE OF ONE OF A M E R I C A’ S M O S T I N N O VAT I V E P O E T S

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ll the Whiskey in Heaven brings together Charles Bernstein’s

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best work from the past thirty years, an astonishing assort-

forty books, ranging from large-scale collections

ment of different types of poems. Yet despite the distinctive differences from poem to poem, Bernstein’s characteristic explorations of how language both limits and liberates thought are

of poetry and essays to libretti. He is the Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

present throughout. Modulating the comic and the dark structural invention with buoyant sound play, these challenging

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range. This is poetry for poetry’s sake, as formally radical as it is socially engaged, providing equal measures of aesthetic pleasure, hilarity, and philosophical reflection. Long considered one of America’s most inventive and influential contemporary poets, Bernstein reveals himself to be both trickster and charmer.

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Henri Cole

PIERCE THE SKIN Selected Poems, 1982–2007

A GENEROUS SELECTION FROM ONE OF O U R G R E AT E S T L I V I N G P O E T S

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enri Cole has been described as a “fiercely somber, yet exu-

H E N R I C O L E was born in Fukuoka, Japan,

berant poet” by Harold Bloom, who identifies him as the cen-

and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of

tral poet of his generation. Cole’s most recent poems have a daring sensitivity and imagistic beauty unlike anything on the American scene today. Whether they are exploring pleasure or pain, humor

many awards, he is the author, most recently, of Blackbird and Wolf (FSG, 2007) and Middle Earth (FSG, 2003), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

or sorrow, triumph or fear, they reach for an almost shocking intensity. Cole’s fourth book, Middle Earth, awakened his audience

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Pierce the Skin brings together sixty-six poems from the past twenty-five years, including work from Cole’s early, closely observed, virtuosic books, long out of print, as well as his important more recent books, The Visible Man (1998), Middle Earth (2003), and Blackbird and Wolf (2007). The result is a collection reconsecrating Cole’s central themes: the desire for connection, the contin-

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gencies of selfhood and human love, the dissolution of the body, the sublime renewal found in nature, and the distance of language

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from experience. “I don’t want words to sever me from reality,” Cole says, striving in Pierce the Skin to break the barrier even be-

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tween word and skin. Maureen N. McLane wrote in The New York Times Book Review that Cole is a poet of “self-overcoming, lusting, loathing and beautiful force.” This book will have a permanent place with other essential poems of our moment.

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John McPhee

S I L K PA R AC H U T E

“[MCPHEE’S] MOST SUBJECTIVE, MOST P E R S O N A L , M O S T I N T I M AT E W R I T I N G EVER.”

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“We envy [McPhee’s] powers of description, the way he trans-

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forms technically complex subjects into something readers can

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hold in their hand and examine at close range. And, perhaps

books, all published by FSG. He lives in

above all else, we marvel at the pains he takes with structure,

Princeton, New Jersey.

approaching his subject from oblique angles, slowly building tension, sometimes seeming to wander, but always propelling his narratives forward . . . In the age of blogging and tweeting, of

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“Reading McPhee’s lucid descriptions of [lacrosse], with its lightning pace and nuanced skill levels, one wonders why Americans spend so much time watching football . . . We’re fortunate

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“How long the McPhee tradition will endure is anyone’s guess.

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Les Murray

KILLING THE BLACK DOG A Memoir of Depression

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n 1988, shortly after moving from Sydney back to his birth-

L E S M U R R A Y is the author of twelve books

place in the rural New South Wales hamlet of Bunyah, Les

of poetry. His collection Subhuman Redneck

Murray was struck with depression. In the months to follow, the “Black Dog” (as he calls it) ruled his life. He raged at his wife and children. He ducked a parking ticket on grounds of insanity,

Poems received the T. S. Eliot Prize, and in 1998 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry presented by Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.

and begged a police officer to shoot him rather than arrest him. For days on end he lay in despair, a state in which, as he puts it

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days: brief, pointed, wise, and full of beauty in the way of his poetry. The prose text—delicately balanced between personal and informative—gives a glimpse of the imprint depression can leave on a life. The accompanying poems show their roots in his

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crisis—a crisis from which, he reports toward the close of this

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poignant book, he has fully recovered. “My thinking is no longer jammed and sooty with resentment,” he recalls. “I no longer wear

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only stretch-knit clothes and drawstring pants. I no longer come down with bouts of weeping or reasonless exhaustion. And I no longer seek rejection in a belief that only bitterly conceded praise

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is reliable.” Killing the Black Dog is a crucial chapter in the life of an outstanding poet.

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Leo Damrosch

TOCQUEVILLE’S DISCOVERY OF AMERICA

“ E N D L E S S LY FA S C I N AT I N G . . . [DAMROSCH] REVEALS THE MAN BEHIND THE SAGE.” — D AV I D S . R E Y N O L D S , T H E N E W Y O R K T I M E S BOOK REVIEW

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lexis de Tocqueville is more quoted than read; commentators

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across the political spectrum invoke him as an oracle who

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defined America and its democracy for all times. But in fact his masterpiece, Democracy in America, was the product of a young man’s open-minded experience of America at a time of rapid change.

He is the author of several works, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius, a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award in nonfiction.

In Tocqueville’s Discovery of America, the prizewinning biographer Leo Damrosch retraces Tocqueville’s nine-month journey through the young nation in 1831–32, illuminating how his enduring ideas were born of imaginative interchange with America and

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Americans, and painting a vivid picture of Jacksonian America. Damrosch shows that Tocqueville found much to admire in the dynamism of American society and in its egalitarian ideals. But he was offended by the ethos of grasping materialism and was convinced that the institution of slavery was bound to give rise to a tragic civil war.

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Tocqueville’s Discovery of America brings the man, his ideas, and

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Durs Grünbein

T H E BA R S O F AT L A N T I S Selected Essays Edited by Michael Eskin Translated from the German by John Crutchfield, Michael Hofmann, and Andrew Shields

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his landmark collection of essays by one of the world’s great-

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est living authors makes Durs Grünbein’s wide-ranging and

previous volumes of poetry and a collection of

multifaceted prose available in English for the first time, and is

essays. His work has been awarded many major

a welcome complement to Ashes for Breakfast (FSG, 2005), his first book-length collection of poetry in English. Covering two

German literary prizes, including the highest, the Georg Büchner Prize, which he won at age thirty-three. He has lived in Berlin since 1985.

decades, The Bars of Atlantis unfurls the entire breadth and depth of Grünbein’s essayistic genius: memoiristic and autobiographical

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the story of the making of a poet and thinker toward the end of a century marked by global political strife, unprecedented human suffering, long decades of totalitarian rule, and, in its final quarter, the dawn of a new, post–cold war world order; pieces that focus on Grünbein’s major philosophical and aesthetic concerns, such as the intersection of art and science, literature and biol-

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Derek Walcott

WHITE EGRETS Poems

A DAZZLING NEW COLLECTION FROM O N E O F T H E M O S T I M P O R TA N T P O E T S OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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n White Egrets, Derek Walcott treats the characteristic sub-

D E R E K W A L C O T T was born in St. Lucia in

jects of his career—the Caribbean’s complex colonial legacy,

1930. He is the author of eight collections of

his love of the Western literary tradition, the wisdom that comes through the passing of time, the always strange joys of new love, and the sometimes terrifying beauty of the natural world—with

plays and a book of essays. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. White Egrets is his fourteenth collection of poems.

an intensity and drive that recall his greatest work. Through the mesmerizing repetition of theme and imagery, Walcott creates an

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almost surflike cadence, broadening the possibilities of rhyme

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and meter, poetic form and language. White Egrets is a moving new collection from one of the most important poets of the twentieth century—a celebration of the life and language of the West Indies. It is also a triumphant paean to beauty, love, art, and—perhaps most surprisingly— getting older.

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Praise for Derek Walcott:

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of his characters and compel the reader to follow the swift mutations of ideas and images in their minds . . . [His poetry] makes us realize that history, all of it, belongs to us.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Don Paterson

RAIN Poems

A N I N T I M AT E N E W C O L L E C T I O N O F POEMS FROM THE WINNER OF THE 2003 WHITBREAD PRIZE FOR POETRY

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n this, his first volume of original verse since the award-

D O N P A T E R S O N has written four previous

winning Landing Light, Don Paterson is found writing at his

collections of poems: Nil Nil, God’s Gift to

most memorable and direct. In an assembly of masterful lyrics and monologues, he conjures a series of fables and charms that serve both to expose us to the unsettling forces within the world and

Women, The Eyes, and Landing Light, which won both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. He lives in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland.

to offer some protection against them. Whether outwardly elemental in their address or more personal in their direction, these

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beloved friends—never shy from their inquiry into truth and lie, embracing everything in scope from the rangy narrative to the tiny renku. Rain, which includes the winner of the 2008 Forward Prize for the Best Individual Poem and an extended elegy for the poet Michael Donaghy, is Paterson’s most intimate and manifest collection to date. Praise for Don Paterson’s Landing Light:

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“It is a long time since I’ve been knocked sideways by a book of poems, but the life, energy, verbal precision and inventiveness

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of Don Paterson’s Landing Light kept me awake at night. It changes my view of the whole landscape of British poetry for the better.” —A. S. BYATT, New Statesman

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James Schuyler

OTHER FLOWERS Uncollected Poems Edited by James Meetze and Simon Pettet

A COLLECTION OF UNPUBLISHED POEMS FROM ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE POETIC VOICES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY of an evening real as paint on canvas.

J A M E S S C H U Y L E R (1923–91) received

The kind that makes me ache to have the gift

the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for The Morning of

for dusting off clichés:

the Poem in 1981.

not Make it new, but See it, hear it, freshly. The context (good morrow, haven’t we met in this context before?) in which, squelch, a brush lifted a load

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reverberant portraits of the everyday. To read these poems is to rediscover the fresh clarity and grandeur of even the smallest things. Other Flowers confirms Schuyler’s status as one of the most important figures in contemporary poetics.

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Rainer Maria Rilke

THE POETRY OF RILKE Bilingual Edition Translated from the German and Edited by Edward Snow Introduction by Adam Zagajewski

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ments of the modern era. Deeply influenced by classical lit-

at Rice University. He is the recipient of an

erature but endowed with a personal symbolic language all its own, his work is a profound investigation of the possibilities of connection and authenticity in a modern world characterized by

American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for his Rilke translations and has twice received the Academy of American Poets’ Harold Morton Landon Translation Award.

disbelief and anxiety. He has influenced generations of writers and artists, and continues, more than eighty years after his death, to

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Duino Elegies, and Sonnets to Orpheus, Edward Snow has emerged as Rilke’s most able English-language interpreter. The Poetry of Rilke offers selections from all these books in Snow’s newly revised versions. Adhering faithfully to the intent of the poet’s German while constructing nuanced, colloquial poems in English, The Poetry of

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Czelaw Milosz

BEGINNING WITH MY STREETS Essays and Recollections Translated from the Polish by Madeline G. Levine

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fervor that marked Lithuania’s declaration of independence

winner of the 1978 Neustadt International

from the USSR and the beginning of the Soviet empire’s downfall. But when the Nobel Prize–winning author Czeslaw Milosz was

Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature.

born there, it was called Wilno and was Polish. In Beginning with

My Streets, available in paperback for the first time, he celebrates this remarkable city, with its rich heritage of diverse cultures, languages, and beliefs, using its street map as a backdrop to portraits of its people and places. Some are famous, others unknown, but all are described with perception and understanding. Literature is, of course, a central theme of the book; Milosz discusses writers as varied as Dostoevsky, Fenimore Cooper, and Swedenborg, as well as many of his Polish and Lithuanian contemporaries. For backlist titles by this author, see page 98.

“[Milosz] is the voice of experience and knowledge. He is a classic.”

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innovative sustainability leads to profitability (and could help put humanity on the right course to confront climate change head-on). In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions and coauthor of Natural Capitalism, and Boyd Cohen, founder of CO2IMPACT and president of GenGreen Digital Media, present the driving factors for new approaches to climate change and the resulting business opportunities across a range of sectors, including energy, buildings, transportation, and communications technologies. Each chapter tells the exciting stories of the entrepreneurs and innovators who are solving the climate crisis at a profit. The book offers hundreds of examples of people who are making and saving money in ways that cut carbon emissions and enhance delight, including widely recognized corporations (Walmart, Shell, GE, DuPont, and Zipcar), lesser-known start-ups (Harbec Plastics, Novex Couriers, eZee bikes), and NGOs and municipalities (London, Bogotá, and Greensburg, Kansas). Lovins and Cohen know what they are talking about. Both have recently started new companies to capitalize on opportunities in this arena. Both have worked with companies big and small, in communities around the world, and have lectured widely on how to enhance profits by meeting this challenge directly. Written for corporate executives, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and concerned citizens, Climate Capitalism offers a feisty and opportunity-rich read and an enlightening road map to the new energy economy.

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Jay Hosler

EVOLUTION The Story of Life on Earth Art by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

AN ACCESSIBLE GRAPHIC INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION FOR EVEN THE MOST SCIENCE-PHOBIC READER

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this volume is written by the noted comic author and profes-

Juniata College and the author/illustrator of

sor of biology Jay Hosler. Evolution features the same characters introduced in the highly regarded The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA, now here to explain the fundamentals of the

two graphic novels and several science cartoons. K E V I N C A N N O N and Z A N D E R C A N N O N , illustrators of numerous graphic

novels and comic books, live in Minneapolis.

evolution of life on earth. On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Life,

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the intrepid alien scientist Bloort-183 is charged in this sequel

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storytelling conceit that Plenty magazine declared “so charming that you won’t even notice you’ve absorbed an entire scientific

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field” and that caused Seed to pick The Stuff of Life as a best book of 2008, Evolution brilliantly answers Wired’s demand, “What’s the solution to America’s crisis in science education? More comic books!” Evolution, the most accessible graphic work on this universally

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studied subject, takes the reader from earth’s primordial soup to the vestigial structures, like the coccyx and the male nipple, of

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modern humans. Once again, the award-winning illustrations of the Cannons render the complex clear and everything cleverly comedic. And in Hosler, Evolution has an award-winning biology teacher whose science comics have earned him a National Science Foundation grant and an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition. H I L L A N D WA N G N O V E L G R A P H I C S

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William Poundstone

PRICELESS The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)

EXPLOITING THE HIDDEN PSYCHOLOGY OF PRICES

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vinced them to pay. How? By charging 99 cents. Why do text

of eleven previous books, including Fortune’s

messages cost money, while e-mails are free? Why do jars of pea-

Formula (H&W, 2005).

nut butter keep getting smaller in order to keep the price the “same”? The answer is simple: prices are a collective hallucination. In Priceless, the bestselling author William Poundstone reveals the hidden psychology of value. In psychological experiments,

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Jay Sexton

THE MONROE DOCTRINE Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America

A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ( I N ) FA M O U S D O C T R I N E T H AT G AV E RISE TO THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

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succinct, analytical history of the Monroe Doctrine from its

J A Y S E X T O N is University Lecturer in

inception in 1823 to its broad extension in the early twen-

American History, Corpus Christi College,

tieth century, this book explains in vivid detail this cornerstone of American foreign policy. Covering more than a century of history, Jay Sexton, who teaches American history at the University

University of Oxford. He is the author of many works in the field of foreign relations, including Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era, 1837–1873.

of Oxford, explores the varying conceptions of the doctrine as its meaning was distorted over the course of decades to further an

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ever-expanding American empire.

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further colonize the western hemisphere, America had little means of enforcing it. The doctrine proclaimed anticolonial priciples, yet it rapidly became the myth and means for subsequent generations of politicians to pursue expansionist foreign policy agendas. Time and again, debates on the key issues of nineteenth- and earlytwentieth-century foreign relations—expansion in the 1840s, the

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imperialism of 1898, entrance into World War I and the League of Nations—were framed in relation to the Monroe Doctrine. In

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Sexton’s adroit hands, the doctrine provides a new lens from which to view the still-unresolved question at the center of American diplomatic history: the nation’s contradictory traditions of anticolonialism and imperialism.

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Bradford Martin

THE OTHER EIGHTIES

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A Secret History of America in the Age of Reagan

THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF REAGAN’S DECADE

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n this engaging new book, Bradford Martin illuminates a dif-

B R A D F O R D M A R T I N is an associate

ferent 1980s than we may remember—one whose history has

professor of history at Bryant University in

been buried under the celebratory narrative of conservative ascendancy. Ronald Reagan looms large in most accounts of the period, encouraging Americans to effectively shrug off the ac-

Rhode Island. He is the author of The Theater Is in the Street: Politics and Performance in Sixties America.

tivist politics of the 1960s and 1970s and wholeheartedly embrace his particular brand of social conservatism. But a closer

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proved of Reagan’s policies throughout his presidency. With the

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Democratic Party in tatters, many expressed their dissatisfaction

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in unorthodox ways. Unlike the civil rights movement or flower power protesters, activists of the 1980s generally found themselves on the defensive, struggling to preserve hard-won victories from previous decades. Their successes, then, were not in ushering in a new era of progressive reforms but in prodding the government toward

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more moderate policy. On-the-ground interventionism helped to temper the administration’s aggressive Latin American policy and

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stave off a possible Nicaraguan war, while mock shanties constructed on college campuses shed light on tacit American funding of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Martin examines these

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and other small but influential movements in this concise history.

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Jason Vuic

THE YUGO The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BUSINESS D E C I S I O N T H AT S H O U L D N E V E R H AV E BEEN MADE

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ix months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo

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was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night

modern European history at Bridgewater

comedy. By 2000, NPR’s Car Talk declared it “the worst car of the millennium.” And for most Americans that’s where the story be-

College in Bridgewater, Virginia. He lives in Staunton, Virginia, with his wife, Kara.

gins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported it, and the decade that embraced and discarded it is rollicking and astounding, and one

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of the greatest untold business-cum-morality tales of the 1980s.

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“Jason Vuic provides a thoroughly researched and illuminating account of what turned into a spectacular disaster.”

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“Vuic’s history is a fascinating read, and an instructive one for the present moment.”

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—TOM VANDERBILT, Slate

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I AM THE MARKET How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons Translated from the Italian by Jonathan Hunt

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orget about cocaine concealed in false-bottomed suitcases or swallowed in ovules resistant to gastric juices. When entire

national economies are kept afloat by the money from cocaine smuggling, the quantities these tactics represent are meaningless. When a commodity like cocaine becomes a mainstay of the international economy, grams and kilos are irrelevant. Because what is needed to sustain the market is cocaine by the ton. Tons of cocaine means ships, cargo planes, and containers: large, cumbersome, extremely tangible, and visible amounts of white powder. So how is all that merchandise moved through harbors and airports? How are customs offices deceived, fiscal checks eluded, police networks infiltrated, and documents prepared to disguise mountains of cocaine? It’s done with coca made into cubes, dissolved in liquid, hidden in marble blocks or inside electric cables. With friends in the right places. With cocaine smuggled in cranes. With sniffer dogs supplied to the police, free of charge. With money in cash, always. And yes, with willing mules swallowing drugs. But they will be arrested, and that’s part of the plan. Drawing from years of research and conversations with criminal sources and convicted drug smugglers, with new information on the techniques, methods, and strategies used, Luca Rastello brings us a devastating portrait of the international cocaine trade. Told from the perspective of the formidable entrepreneurs whose tactics evolve and adapt to keep pace with shifts in the global economy, I Am the Market is a masterful exposé of a world we thought we understood—until now.

Rastello

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and website that specializes in the criminal economy and international relations.

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YOU MUST GO AND WIN Essays

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n the wickedly bittersweet and hilarious You Must Go and Win,

the Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre

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burg sublet. But Simone offers more than down-and-out tales of her time as a struggling musician: she has a rapier wit, slashing and burning her way through the absurdities of life, while offering surprising and poignant insights into the burdens of family expectations and the nature of ambition, the temptations of religion and the lure of a mythical Russian home. Wavering between embracing and fleeing her outsized and nebulous dreams of stardom, Simone confronts her Russian past when she falls in love with the music of Yanka Dyagileva, a Soviet singer who tragically died young; hits the road with her childhood friend who is dead set on becoming an “icon”; and battles male strippers in Siberia. Hailed as “the perfect storm of creative talent” (USA Today), Simone is poised to win over readers of David Rakoff and Sarah Vowell with her irresistibly funny and charming literary debut.

Simone A L I N A S I M O N E is a critically acclaimed singer who was born in

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The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. This is her first book. For more information about Simone, visit www.alinasimone.com.

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Brian Dillon

THE HYPOCHONDRIACS Nine Tormented Lives

“[DILLON’S] NINE CASE STUDIES . . . ARE FULL OF INSIGHT AND B E AU T I F U L LY C O N S T R U C T E D , W I T H A W E A LT H O F C U LT U R A L R E F E R E N C E A N D A B R E A DT H O F I M AG I N AT I O N . ” —HILARY MANTEL, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

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harlotte Brontë found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an

B R I A N D I L L O N was born in Dublin in 1969.

escape from familial and social duties, and the perfect con-

His first book, the memoir In the Dark Room,

ditions for writing. The German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber believed his body was being colonized and transformed at the hands of God and doctors alike. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease

won the 2006 Irish Book Award for nonfiction. The U.K. editor of Cabinet, a quarterly of art and culture based in New York, Dillon is a research fellow at the University of Kent.

and by the idea of disease. Glenn Gould claimed a friendly pat on his shoulder had destroyed his ability to play piano. And we all know someone who has trawled the Internet in solitude, seeking to pinpoint the source of his or her fantastical symptoms. The Hypochondriacs is a book about fear and hope, illness and imagination, despair and creativity. It explores, in the stories of nine individuals, the relationship between mind and body as it is mediated by the experience, or simply the terror, of being ill. And, in an intimate investigation of those lives, it shows how the mind can make a prison of the body by distorting our sense

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of ourselves as physical beings. Through witty, entertaining, and often moving examinations of the lives of these eminent hypo-

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chondriacs—James Boswell, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin,

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Florence Nightingale, Alice James, Daniel Paul Schreber, Marcel

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Proust, Glenn Gould, and Andy Warhol—Brian Dillon brilliantly unravels the tortuous connections between real and imagined illness, irrational fear and rational concern, the mind’s aches and the body’s ideas. FABER AND FABER, INC.

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Simon Reynolds

RETROMANIA Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past

ACK B R E PAP INAL G ORI OUR SOCIETY’S OBSESSION WITH RETRO MUSIC EXPLAINED BY THE INFLUENTIAL ROCK CRITIC SIMON REYNOLDS

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e live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commem-

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oration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded

whose writing has appeared in The New York

reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-

Times, The Village Voice, Spin, Rolling Stone, and Artforum. He is the author of five previous books, including Rip It Up and Start Again.

ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted?

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ation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity—the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement’s invocations of medievalism— never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Don’t Look Back is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this

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retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

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“If I had to choose just one commentator to guide me through

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the last quarter-century of popular (and not so popular) music, it would have to be—on the basis of knowledge, range of reference, soundness of judgment, and fluency of style—Simon Reynolds.” —GEOFF DYER, author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi FABER AND FABER, INC.

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David Mamet

T H E AT R E

F R O M T H E I C O N I C A N D I D I O SY N C R AT I C D I R E C T O R A N D P L AY W R I G H T D AV I D M A M E T, A M I S C H I E VO U S M A N I F E S TO DESIGNED TO DEFROCK THE HIGH P R I E S T S A N D C H A L L E N G E T H E H O LY B I B L E S O F T H E T H E AT R E WO R L D

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f theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his open-

D A V I D M A M E T is a director as well as the

ing chapter, “many of the observations and suggestions in this

author of numerous acclaimed plays, books,

book might be heretical.” As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre, the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow calls for nothing less than the death of the director and

and screenplays. His play Glengarry Glen Ross won a Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplay for The Verdict was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

the end of acting theory. For Mamet, either actors are good or they are non-actors, and good actors generally work best without the interference of a director, however well-intentioned. Issue plays, political correctness, method actors, impossible directions, Stani-

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slavksy, and elitists all fall under Mamet’s critical gaze. To students, teachers, and directors who crave a blast of fresh air in a world that can be insular and fearful of change, Theatre throws down a gauntlet that challenges everyone to do better, including Mamet himself. Praise for David Mamet:

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David Rivard

OTHERWISE ELSEWHERE Poems

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D A V I D R I V A R D is the author of four

at this point are either like spread sails or (more likely)

previous books of poetry, including Sugartown

spread-sheets—they fill fast. Mornings are fortunes,

and Wise Poison, which won the James Laughlin

but as suspect as a wristwatch running in reverse. —from “Vigorish”

Award. He teaches at the University of New Hampshire and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

David Rivard’s new collection describes the many powers—

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acts of faith, greed, pleasure, celebrity, gossip, and consolation. A teenage boy looking at a weathered gravestone wonders how many times he’ll sign his name in his life; the forest on the move in Macbeth intersects with a blind man cured by Christ; a man coming out of a terrible dream of being lost is saved by touching his wife’s hair. “For those of us who need it,” one poem as-

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serts, “instruction is everywhere.” Rivard’s poetry is full of unsettling humor and the careening

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“A restless, original talent. The poems I’ve seen rank him in my mind as one of the best poets now writing.” —TOM SLEIGH, citation for the 2006 O. B. Hardison, Jr., Poetry Prize

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Nathacha Appanah

THE LAST BROTHER

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“A D I S T U R B I N G A N D E X T R AO R D I N A R I LY SENSITIVE STORY AROUND THE TRAGIC ODYSSEY OF JEWISH REFUGEES.” —LE MONDE

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s 1944 comes to a close, nine-year-old Raj is unaware of the

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war devastating the rest of the world. He lives in Mauritius,

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a remote island in the Indian Ocean, where survival is a daily struggle for his family. When a brutal beating lands Raj in the hospital of the prison camp where his father is a guard, he meets

Mauritius and worked there as a journalist before moving to France in 1998. G E O F F R E Y S T R A C H A N is the award-winning translator

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a mysterious boy his own age. David is a refugee, one of a group of Jewish exiles whose harrowing journey took them from Nazi-

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the camp, and David escapes, with Raj’s help. After a few days spent hiding from Raj’s cruel father, the two young boys flee into the forest. Danger, hunger, and malaria turn what at first seems like an adventure to Raj into an increasingly desperate mission. This unforgettable and deeply moving novel sheds light on a fascinating and unexplored corner of World War II history, and

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fairy-tale flight from persecutions, small and large, that bonds two boys from different ends of a suffering earth.” —The Independent

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Nick Flynn

T H E C A P TA I N A S K S F O R A SHOW OF HANDS Poems

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Night in Suck City. He is also the author of two previous poetry collections, Blind Huber and

I did. —from “Fire”

Some Ether. He teaches at the University of Houston and lives in New York.

The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands is Nick Flynn’s first new po-

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culled from media reports, childhood memories, testimonies from Abu Ghraib detainees, passages from documentary films, overheard conversations, and scraps of poems and song, only to reassemble with a gathering sonic force. It’s as if all the noise that fills our days were a storm, yet at the center is a quiet place, but

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to get there you must first pass through the storm, with eyes wide open, singing. Each poem becomes a hallucinatory, shifting

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experience, through jump cut, lyric persuasion, and deadpan utterance. This is an emotional, resilient response to some of the essential issues of our day by one of America’s riskiest and most

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Marie Mutsuki Mockett

PICKING BONES FROM ASH A Novel

“A B O O K O F I N T E L L I G E N C E A N D H E A R T. ”

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Japanese town where Satomi lives with her elusive mother,

to a Japanese mother and an American father.

Atsuko. A preternaturally gifted pianist, Satomi wrestles with

Her Japanese family owns and runs a Buddhist

inner demons. Her fall from grace is echoed in the life of her daughter, Rumi, who unleashes a ghost she must chase from

temple that has, among other things, performed exorcisms. This is her first novel.

foggy San Francisco to a Buddhist temple atop Japan’s icy Mount Doom. In sharp, lush prose, Picking Bones from Ash examines the

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“[Picking Bones from Ash], so firmly anchored in a sensuous

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Alan Heathcock

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from the road. A female sheriff in a flooded town attempts

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to cover up a murder. When a farmer harvesting a field accidentally runs over his son, his grief sets him off walking, mile after mile. A band of teens bent on destruction runs amok in a de-

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serted town at night. As these men and women lash out at the inscrutable churn of the world around them, they find a grim

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Linda Gregg

ALL OF IT SINGING New and Selected Poems

N O W AVA I L A B L E I N PA P E R B A C K , T H E AWA R D - W I N N I N G R E T R O S P E C T I V E B Y LINDA GREGG, “ONE OF THE BEST P O E T S I N A M E R I C A”

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Worlds of achievement out of mind and remembering

collections, including In the Middle Distance.

just as the poem lasts.

She received the 2006 PEN/Voelcker Award in Poetry for achievement across her career. She

In the concert of being present. —from “Arriving”

lives in New York.

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All of It Singing collects the ongoing work of Gregg’s career in one book, including poetry from her six previous volumes and more than twenty remarkable new poems. All of It Singing received the 2009 Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers, the 2009 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the 2009 William Carlos Williams

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Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the 2009 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. “Linda Gregg is a visionary poet. The fact that this is not im-

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Geoff Dyer

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE HUMAN CONDITION

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and five genre-defying books, including But

mantic novels as well as several brilliant, uncategorizable works of nonfiction. All the while he has been writing some of the wittiest, most incisive criticism we have on an astonishing array of

Beautiful; Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle finalist; and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. He lives in London.

subjects—music, literature, photography, and travel journalism— that, in Dyer’s expert hands, becomes a kind of irresistible self-re-

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luminating ways to sharpen our perceptions. His is the rare body of work that manages to both frame our world and enlarge it.

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I N S E A R C H O F C I V I L I Z AT I O N Remaking a Tarnished Idea

“A S E L F - E F FAC I N G , H U M A N E A N D U N PA R A N O I D C A L L TO C H A N G E O U R W E A LT H Y Y E T O F T E N BA R BA R I C WO R L D FOR THE BETTER.”*

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n this provocative cri de coeur, the philosopher John Armstrong

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rescues the idea of civilization from irrelevance and connects

Residence at the Melbourne Business School

it to our search for individual happiness. “Civilization” once re-

and senior adviser to the vice-chancellor of

ferred to a society’s technological prowess, its political development, or its cultural achievement. In the modern era, however,

Melbourne University. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed books on art, aesthetics, and philosophy.

the word became burdened by the legacy of colonialism and connotations of elitism. For it to have value once again, according

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“civilized”—and currently we are impoverished.

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In Search of Civilization is his corrective. As he roams from anecdote to aesthetic appreciation—from the banality of an early job at an insurance company to the redemptive wonders of a seventeenth-century church spire visible out an office window, from Adam Smith’s philosophy to the Japanese tea ceremony— Armstrong reminds us that culture lies within us and that its

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gent, traditional and noble task: that of helping us to live wisely and well. His new book, lyrical, courageous and uplifting, is seeking to do nothing less than reform the ambitions of western societies.” G R AY WO L F P R E S S

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Jim Moore

INVISIBLE STRINGS Poems

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No, I don’t know

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books of poetry, including Lightning at Dinner.

the way to get there. Two empty suitcases sit in the corner,

He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Spoleto, Italy.

if that’s any kind of clue. —from “Almost Sixty” Brief, jagged, haiku-like, Jim Moore’s poems in Invisible Strings

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observe time moving past us moment by moment. In that accrual,

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line by line, is the anxiety and acceptance of aging, the mounting losses of friends to death or divorce, the accounting of frequentflyer miles and cups of coffee, and the poet’s own process of writing. It is a world of both diminishment and triumphs. Moore has assembled his most emotionally direct and lyrically spare collection, one that amounts to his book of days, seasons, and

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on love, partnership, loss, and aging . . . fans of Louise Glück will find a voice they can relate to, as will readers of Tony Hoagland.” —Publishers Weekly

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Adrian Tomine SCENES FROM AN IMPENDING MARRIAGE MAKING LIGHT OF NUPTIAL NARCISSM At the behest of his soon-to-be wife, Adrian Tomine set out to create a wedding favor for their guests that would be funnier and more personal than the typical chocolate bars and picture frames. What started out as a simple illustrated card soon grew into a full-fledged comic book: a collection of short strips chronicling the often absurd process of getting married. A loose, cartoony departure from Tomine’s previous work, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a sweet-natured, laughout-loud skewering of the modern marriage process, including hiring a DJ, location scouting, trips to the salon, suit fittings, dance lessons, registering for gifts, and managing familial demands. The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine’s career, Scenes from an Impending Marriage is a charming, delightful token of love.

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Pascal Girard B I G F O OT A W RY TA K E O N S H O RT- L I V E D Y O U T U B E NOTORIETY Jimmy is a teenager in a crummy little town. He’s got a lousy best friend, Simon; a porn habit; and an uncle whose miserable existence is the embodiment of life stalled in its tracks. He’s also got a tender soul, a pure-hearted crush, and the makings of a budding artist. A horrible YouTube video of Jimmy dancing in his living room becomes viral, courtesy of Simon, and makes every sweet and hopeful thing about Jimmy seem utterly pathetic. Everyone from fellow classmates to the clerk at the corner store has seen the video, and Jimmy finds himself a celebrity in his town, just for the wrong reason. Unfortunately, the YouTube antics do not stop there. As in his debut graphic novella, Nicolas, Pascal Girard showcases a spare, deceptively simple style that is wonderfully expressive with pitch-perfect dialogue. Girard utilizes a drawn line full of tentative, exploratory, and intuitive emotion, a line as sure of the treasure it carries as is the book’s quiet hero.

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John Stanley

M E LV I N M O N S T E R Volume 3 The John Stanley Library

THE KIDS’ COMIC CLASSIC, DESIGNED BY SETH The ghoulish capers of everyone’s favorite monster continue with the third volume of the acclaimed series. Melvin lands his first babysitting job only to discover he has his hands full, literally–the “baby” in this case is a giant monster, almost the size of a room. When Melvin meets his friend for a friendly game of marbles, an older monster-woman passing by is offended by the scene, as everybody in Monsterville knows that monsters should always fight when they’re together. Finally, she is content only after forcing the two monsters into a scrap. Melvin also attempts to be the first kid in Monsterville to attend school in more than six hundred years, but he is thwarted each time by Miss McGargoyle, his would-be teacher. He is threatened with boulders, giant boomerangs, and even long-range missiles, but nothing can stop Melvin from wanting to go to school every day. Melvin Monster illustrates just how timeless the comics of John Stanley are. “[John Stanley’s] tales move along with such pleasing economy that it sometimes seems less likely his stories were ever consciously created than that they already just existed somehow. Melvin Monster, one of the few titles to which he provided both art and script, urges us to reconsider his capability with images too.” —Walrus

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Leanne Shapton

T H E N AT I V E T R E E S OF CANADA

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INDEX 20 Under 40, 46

Aerotropolis, 24

Doucet, Julie, 97

I Am the Market, 70

Druggist of Auschwitz, The, 36

Immortalization Commission, The, 35

Dyer, Geoff, 84

In Search of Civilization, 85

All of It Singing, 83

Intimates, The, 20

All the Whiskey in Heaven, 49

Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker, 14

Appanah, Nathacha, 79

Embroidered Ground, 11

Armstrong, John, 85

Eskin, Michael, 54

Kasarda, John D., 24

Atherton, William, 11

Evil Eye, An, 34

Killing the Black Dog, 52

Evolution, 64

King, Frank, 96

Examined Lives, 10

Komunyakaa, Yusef, 31

Bernstein, Charles, 49

Flynn, Nick, 80

Last Brother, The, 79

Bezmozgis, David, 38

Fragments, 42

Levine, Madeline G., 59

Biele, Joelle, 14

Fragoso, Margaux, 22

Levithan, David, 16

Bigfoot, 92

Free World, The, 38

Lindsay, Greg, 24

Big Girl Small, 28

FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, The, 37

Lover’s Dictionary, The, 16

Bars of Atlantis, The, 54

Invisible Strings, 86

Beginning with My Streets, 59

Biran, Shraga F., 9 Bishop, Elizabeth, 12, 13, 14 Buchthal, Stanley, 42

Magnetic North, The, 15 Gambrell, Jamey, 21

Cannon, Kevin, 64 Cannon, Zander, 64 Captain Asks for a Show of Hands, The, 80 Chameleon Couch, The, 31 Climate Capitalism, 62 Cohen, Boyd, 62

Ghost Light, 4 Girard, Pascal, 92 Goodwin, Jason, 34 Gray, John, 35 Gregg, Linda, 83 Grünbein, Durs, 54

Cole, Henri, 50 Comment, Bernard, 42 Crossing State Lines, 40 Crutchfield, John, 54

Damrosch, Leo, 53 Day of the Oprichnik, 21 Dederer, Claire, 6 DeWoskin, Rachel, 28 Dickey, Page, 11 Dillon, Brian, 74 Don Juan, 48 Double Shadow, 30

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Lovins, L. Hunter, 62

Fukuyama, Francis, 32

Mamet, David, 76 Martin, Bradford, 67 McPhee, John, 51 Meetze, James, 57 Melvin Monster, 94 Mid-Life, 90 Milk Teeth, 97 Miller, James, 10

Hamilton, Saskia, 12 Handke, Peter, 48

Milosz, Czeslaw, 59

Hargraves, John, 36

Mitford, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, 41

Heathcock, Alan, 82

Mockett, Marie Mutsuki, 81

Heer, Jeet, 96

Molotov’s Magic Lantern, 8

Hofmann, Michael, 54

Monk, Bathsheba, 26

Holman, Bob, 40

Monroe, Marilyn, 42

Hosler, Jay, 64

Monroe Doctrine, The, 66

How the West Was Lost, 19

Moore, Jim, 86

Hunt, Jonathan, 70

Morstad, Julie, 97

Hypochondriacs, The, 74

Mosley, Charlotte, 41 Moyo, Dambisa, 19

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Murray, Les, 27, 52

Schlesak, Dieter, 36

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 40

Schuyler, James, 57

My New York Diary, 97

Schwartz, Lloyd, 13

Native Trees of Canada, The, 95

Second Son, The, 18

Nude Walker, 26

Sexton, Jay, 66

O’Connor, Joseph, 4

Shields, Andrew, 54

Ollmann, Joe, 90

Silk Parachute, 51

Opportunism, 9

Simone, Alina, 72

Origins of Political Order, The, 32

Snow, Edward, 58

Other Eighties, The, 67

Sorokin, Vladimir, 21

Other Flowers, 57

Stanley, John, 94

Otherwise Elsewhere, 78

Stavans, Ilan, 37

Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, 84

Strachan, Geoffrey, 79

Shapton, Leanne, 95

Taller When Prone, 27 Paterson, Don, 56 Pettet, Simon, 57 Phillips, Carl, 30 Picking Bones from Ash, 81 Pierce the Skin, 50

Theatre, 76 Tiger, Tiger, 22 Tocqueville’s Discovery of America, 53 Tomine, Adrian, 88 Treisman, Deborah, 46

Poems, 12 Poetry of Rilke, The, 58 Polonsky, Rachel, 8

Volt, 82 Vuic, Jason, 68

Poser, 6 Poundstone, William, 65 Priceless, 65 Prose, 13

Wait for Me!, 41 Walcott, Derek, 55 Walt and Skeezix, 96 Ware, Chris, 96

Rabb, Jonathan, 18 Rain, 56 Rastello, Luca, 70

Wheeler, Sara, 15 White Egrets, 55 Winston, Krishna, 48

Retromania, 75 Reynolds, Simon, 75 Rilke, Rainer Maria, 58

You Must Go and Win, 72 Yugo, The, 68

Rivard, David, 78 Zagajewski, Adam, 58 Sassone, Ralph, 20 Scenes from an Impending Marriage, 88

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