|Anti-Education||Friedrich Nietzsche||+ Description||
Anti-Education collects five brilliant and provocative lectures that Nietzsche delivered to the public in Basel in 1872. These lectures, in a clear and precise translation by Damion Searls, challenge received ideas about schooling and redefine what it means to truly learn.
|Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete||Patrick Leigh Fermor||+ Description||
This is Patrick Leigh Fermor’s own account of the daring behind-enemy-lines mission to capture General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete in 1944. “Paddy's vividly idiomatic reports irresistibly take us in to the skulduggery and derring-do . . . a wonderful story.” –Jan Morris, Literary Review
|Stoner: The 50th Anniversary Edition||John Williams||+ Description||
This special edition of John Williams’s internationally best-selling novel celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its publication in 1965. "A marvelous discovery for everyone who loves literature." — Ian McEwan
|Eve's Hollywood||Eve Babitz||+ Description||
The cult autobiographical novel by Eve Babitz, iconic L.A. "It Girl" of the 60s and 70s, muse and lover of artists and rock-and-roll stars and, above all, unsparing and exuberant chronicler of her native, much-loved city.
|Fat City||Leonard Gardner||+ Description||
The basis of the celebrated film by John Huston, Fat City casts a compassionate eye on the rundown lives of the dreamers, drifters, and would-be contenders on the boxing circuit of Stockton, California. “[Gardner] has got it exactly right . . . but he has done more than just get it down, he has made it a metaphor for the joyless in heart.”—Joan Didion
|The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror||William Sloane||+ Description||
William Sloane is a masterful craftsman of the spooky and horrifying, writing tales that far surpass the mere ghost story. The Rim of Morning combines the author’s only two, equally bone-chilling, novels: To Walk the Night and The Edge of Running Water.
|Our Spoons Came from Woolworths||Barbara Comyns||+ Description||
In this autobiographical novel set in 1930s bohemian London, 21-year-old former art-student Sophia finds herself ill-equipped for wifehood or motherhood. Predictably, her marriage begins to falter; not so predictably, Sophia’s optimistic guilelessness is the very thing responsible for turning her life around.
|The Cretan Runner||George Psychoundakis||+ Description||
Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd when the Nazis captured his native Crete. He soon joined the Resistance, transporting messages and goods along treacherous mountain paths, and befriending the likes of Patrick Leigh Fermor, who transled this memoir. “Any fresh volume on the subject would need to be exceptional. The Cretan Runner not only competes but transcends; it is not exceptional, it is unique.” —The Times Literary Supplement
|Dance to the Piper||Agnes de Mille||+ Description||
This humorous and insightful memoir by the path-breaking creator of the ballet Rodeo and choreographer of Oklahoma! and other musicals, gives readers a glimpse into the world of modern ballet—and into the life of an American legend. "One of the finest and most eloquent writers on dance the world has known" —Clive Barnes, Dance Magazine
|The Voronezh Notebooks||Osip Mandelstam||+ Description||
Newly rendered into English by Andrew Davis, Osip Mandelstam’s Voronezh Notebooks comprises poems written by Mandelstam during his infamous exile. In them we find unparalleled witness to one of the darkest periods in twentieth-century Russia. “Even in exile, he wrote works of untold beauty and power.” —Anna Akhmatova