"Writing an essay is like catching a wave," posits guest editor Ariel Levy. "To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water." This year's writers—including Hilton Als, Roger Angell, ... (Read More)
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Primo Levi. Ann Goldstein, ed. Toni Morrison, intro.
Studio: Liveright. Format: 3 vols, boxed.
UPC: . Daedalus Item Code: 59387
Once described by Philip Roth as that "quicksilver little woodland creature enlivened by the forest's most astute intelligence," Italian-born chemist Primo Levi has been considered a heroic figure in ... (Read More)
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Acclaimed for such visionary science fiction novels as Neuromancer and Spook Country, William Gibson has also built a reputation as an entertaining and insightful critic of contemporary ... (Read More)
National Medal of the Arts honoree and former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, marked by great triumph and shattering loss; here he contemplates the "unknown, ... (Read More)
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Any anthology of Edgar Allan Poe's stories is cause for excitement and this one is no exception, as it includes such gems as "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of ... (Read More)
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Shirley Jackson. Laurence Jackson Hyman & Sarah Hyman Dewitt, eds. Ruth Franklin, foreword.
Studio: Random House. Format: hardcover.
UPC: . Daedalus Item Code: 59699
Since her death in 1965, Shirley Jackson's prominence in the landscape of 20th-century fiction has only grown. Remarkably, the archives she left behind are still yielding unknown works, and this ... (Read More)
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Hilariously illustrated with linocut cartoons by Christopher Brown, this little red book of dogs collects more than 50 tasty scraps of wisdom, humor, celebration, and experience—sometimes ... (Read More)
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Describing locales ranging from colonial Africa to rural France, and from Switzerland to his native Dorset, Llewelyn Powys (1884–1939) was a gifted travel writer and essayist. In the 28 essays here, ... (Read More)