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book image Belchamber
Howard Sturgis
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Howard Sturgis was close friends with Henry James and Edith Wharton. "More Jamesian than the Master in hinting at melodrama yet keeping it at arm's length, Sturgis is an absolute modern in stirring up tensions on behalf of one of the quietest heroes in British fiction." —The New Republic
Contributors: Edmund White , E.M. Forster

book image Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
Between the Woods and the Water
Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts.
Contributors: Jan Morris

book image Beware of Pity
Beware of Pity
Stefan Zweig
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The most widely read author writing in German prior to the rise of the Nazis, Zweig captures the torment of betrayal in a powerful study of affliction.
Contributors: Joan Acocella , Phyllis and Trevor Blewitt

book image The Big Clock
Big Clock
Kenneth Fearing
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How does a man escape from himself? No book has ever dramatized that question to more perfect effect than The Big Clock, a masterpiece of American noir.
Contributors: Nicholas Christopher

book image Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
Black Sun
Geoffrey Wolff
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Black Sun is master biographer Geoffrey Wolff's picture of a brilliant and self-destructive man who sought to make his life into a work of art.

book image Blood on the Forge
Blood on the Forge
William Attaway
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A savage vision of the Great Migration told through a bleak and harrowing story of three brothers.
Contributors: Darryl Pinckney

book image The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved
Bog People
P.V. Glob
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Conceived as a kind of a detective story, this classic of archaeological history—out of print for over thirty years—is a fascinating account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the Iron Age in Europe.
Contributors: Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Paul T. Barber , Rupert Bruce-Mitford

book image A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays
Bolt from the Blue
Mary McCarthy
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"Fierce, provocative, and lovely, a collection of small masterpieces, by one of the twentieth century's most dazzling minds." —Katie Roiphe
Contributors: A.O. Scott

book image A Book of Mediterranean Food
Book of Mediterranean Food
Elizabeth David
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Long acknowledged as the inspiration for such modern masters as Julia Child and Claudia Roden, A Book of Mediterranean Food is Elizabeth David's passionate mixture of recipes, culinary lore, and frank talk.
Contributors: Clarissa Dickson Wright

book image The Book of My Life
Book of My Life
Girolamo Cardano
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At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait.
Contributors: Anthony Grafton , Jean Stoner