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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Mustich, James
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $35.00

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, bio...


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Mustich, James
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $35.00

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, bio...


Literary Witches; A Celebration of Magical Women Writers
Kitaiskaia, Taisia
(Hardcover)

64% off list price of $20.00

Celebrate the witchiest women writers with beautiful illustrations and imaginative vignettes.Literary Witches draws a connection between witches and visionary writers: both are figures of formidable creativity, empowerment, and general badassery. Through poetic portraits, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Ka...


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
Shange, Ntozake
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $9.95

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. P...


The Empty Space
Brook, Peter
(Paperback)

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What differentiates Brook's writing from so many other theatrical gurus is its extraordinary clarity. His gentle illumination of the four types of theater is conversational, even chatty, and though passionately felt, it's entirely lacking in the sort of didactic bombast that flaws many similar te...


Danse Macabre
King, Stephen
(Paperback)

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From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. In 1981, years before he sat down to t...


Twelfth Night (No Fear Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Twelfth Night on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.


The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
DK Publishing
(Softcover)

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The Shakespeare Book brings the work of William Shakespeare to life with full-color photography, images, idea webs, timelines, and quotes that help you understand the context of Shakespeare's plays and poems.From Shakespeare's most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less...


How to Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse
Foster, Thomas C.
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $15.99

From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line...


The Art of Biblical Narrative (Revised and Updated)
Alter, Robert
(Paperback)

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Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter's The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded our view of the Bible by recasting it as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In this seminal work, Alter describes how the Hebrew Bible's many authors used innovative literary styles...


A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry
Hass, Robert
(Paperback)

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A Little Book on Form brilliantly synthesizes Hass’s formidable gifts as both a poet and essayist. In it he takes up the central tension between poetry as genre and the poetics of the imagination. A wealth of vocabulary exists with which to talk about poetry in traditional formal terms. But the m...


The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You
Berthoud, Ella
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $17.00

Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you ll find a cure in the form of a novel or a combination of novels to help ease your pain. You ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments - such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the nu...


Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon
Wright, Richard
(Softcover)

63% off list price of $14.95

Richard Wright, one of the early forceful and eloquent spokesmen for black Americans, author of the acclaimed Native Son and Black Boy, discovered the haiku in the last eighteen months of life. He attempted to capture, through his sensibility as an African-American, the elusive Zen discipline and...


The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building
Peterson, David J.
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $17.00

From master language creator David J. Peterson, creator of Game of Thrones' (HBO) Dothraki language, comes a creative guide to language construction. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructed languages, from Tolkien's creations to Klingon to the thriving global community of language con...


From Cover to Cover (revised edition): Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books
Horning, Kathleen T.
(Softcover)

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From Cover to Cover has been considered the definitive guide to reading, reviewing, and critically evaluating children's books since its original publication in 1997. Now revised and updated, it remains an invaluable resource offering a fresh, up-to-date look at a fast-changing field.


How Fiction Works (Tenth Anniversary Edition, Updated and Expanded)
Wood, James
(Pocket Books)

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In the tradition of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel, How Fiction Works is a scintillating study of the magic of fiction - an analysis of its main elements and a celebration of its lasting power. Here one of the most prominent and stylish critics of ou...


The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Salisbury, Mark
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $45.00

Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling’s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen. Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.Officially ...


The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Salisbury, Mark
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $45.00

Take a front-row seat and witness the filmmaking magic that brought J.K. Rowling’s script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the screen. Explore the realm of fantastical creatures that roam the wizarding world and discover the magical cast of characters in pursuit of them.Officially ...


Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
Bloom, Harold
(Paperback)

68% off list price of $26.00

Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. Preeminent literary critic Harold Bloom leads us through a comprehensive reading of every one of the dramatist's plays, brilliantly illuminating each work with unrivaled w...


Why I Write
Orwell, George
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $12.00

Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.


Big Ideas: The Little Book of Shakespeare (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
DK Publishing
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $12.99

Is discretion the better part of valor, or does conscience make cowards of us all? Are these our salad days, or is this the winter of our discontent?The Little Book of Shakespeare covers the complete canon and is packed with simple explanations and witty illustrations, making it the perfect prime...


Death of a Salesman (Viking Critical Library)
Miller, Arthur
(Paperback)

62% off list price of $20.00

Arthur Miller's classic play. The tragedy of a typical American - a salesman who at the age of sixty-three is faced with what he cannot face; defeat and disillusionment.


Independent People
Laxness, Halldor Kiljan
(Paperback)

49% off list price of $15.00

In an epic set in Iceland in the early twentieth century, Gudbjartur Jonsson buys his own croft after eighteen years of service to the local bailiff, and brings his wife and his small flock of sheep there to build a new, independent life for himself.


He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art
Wiman, Christian
(Hardcover)

53% off list price of $23.00

A moving meditation on memory, oblivion, and eternity by one of our most celebrated poets.What is it we want when we can’t stop wanting? And how do we make that hunger productive and vital rather than corrosive and destructive? These are the questions that animate Christian Wiman as he explores t...


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