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book image Onward and Upward in the Garden
Onward and Upward in the Garden
Katharine White
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This collection of White's gardening columns, originally written for The New Yorker, has blossomed into a classic in its own right. Here is White's acerbic and irreverent take on everything from the unsung authors of seed packet copy to flower arranging, herbalists, and the pleasures of dreaming of future gardens. “Can be savored by the reader whose closest acquaintance with nature is the corner florist. It is a heady compost of observation, taste, wit, and scholarship.”—Time
Contributors: E.B. White

book image The New York Stories of Edith Wharton
New York Stories of Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton
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The first collection to focus on what was perhaps Edith Wharton's greatest and most enduring subject, her native city.
Contributors: Roxana Robinson

book image The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story
Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story
Glenway Wescott
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A work of classical elegance and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner’s The Bear as one of the finest American short novels: a beautifully crafted story that is also a poignant evocation of the implacable power of love.
Contributors: Michael Cunningham

book image On the Edge
On the Edge
Markus Werner
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A gripping psychological thriller, the story of two men, one woman, and many questions: about truth, about reality, about identity.
Contributors: Robert E. Goodwin

book image On the Abolition of All Political Parties
Abolition of All Political Parties
Simone Weil
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In this famous essay, now widely available for the first time in English translation, Weil challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order and proposes that politics can only begin where the party spirit comes to an end. The volume also includes a portrait of Weil by the Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz and an essay about Weil’s friendship with Albert Camus by Simon Leys.
Contributors: Simon Leys , Czeslaw Milosz

book image Chinese Rhyme-Prose
Chinese Rhyme-Prose
Lucas Klein
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Burton Watson’s monumental compilation of fu—or, rhyme-prose poetry—is considered one of the most important anthologies of Chinese literature available in English and, until now, has been out of print for decades. The poems, full of abandoned cities, mountainscapes, owls and goddesses, are rendered here in Watson’s masterful English translation for a new generation of readers to enjoy.
Contributors: Burton Watson

book image Mr. Fortune
Mr. Fortune
Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Mr. Fortune, Sylvia Townsend’s second novel, is lyrical, droll, and deeply affecting, and her missionary captivated his creator as much as he did her readers.
Contributors: Adam Mars-Jones

book image Berlin Stories
Berlin Stories
Robert Walser
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Robert Walser lived in Berlin from 1905 to 1913. This newly translated collection brings together his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical sketches of the bustling German capital, from its theaters, cabarets, painters’ galleries, and literary salons, to the metropolitan street, markets, the Tiergarten, rapid-service restaurants, and the electric tram.
Contributors: Jochen Greven , Susan Bernofsky

book image A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories
Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories
Robert Walser
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Walser is the champion of the small, the insignificant, and the overlooked. This original collection shows just how much breadth, though, he brought to his characteristic subject, ranging from some of his very first works, the "Fritz Kocher" sequence to tales of the Swiss countryside, love triangles, and memoirs of his WWI–era military service.
Contributors: Ben Lerner , Damion Searls

book image Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think
An Invitation for Me to Think: Selected Poems of Vvedensky
Alexander Vvedensky
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Vvedensky was co-founder with Daniil Kharms of one of the most obscure, yet fascinating, playful, and revolutionary Russian avant-garde literary movements, dubbed OBERIU. His avowed task was "the poetic critique of reason" and he claimed "time, death, and God" as the themes of his freewheeling poems.
Contributors: Eugene Ostashevsky , Matvei Yankelevich