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The Thing Itself

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints

catalog of the exhibition edited by Nadine M. Orenstein, with additional contributions by Manfred Sellink, Jürgen Müller, Michiel C. Plomp, Martin Royalton-Kisch, and Larry Silver


Fresh Oysters

Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey

by Janet Malcolm

The Complete Early Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume One (1880–82): 'He and She' and Other Stories

translated from the Russian by Peter Sekirin


Western Star

Searching for John Ford: A Life

by Joseph McBride


When the Era Was an Era

The Feast of the Goat

by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman


To Be a Pilgrim

Gwen John: A Life

by Sue Roe


The Good Loser

Jefferson Davis, American

by William J. Cooper Jr.

Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart

by Felicity Allen


In the Promised Land

Thank You, Comrade Stalin! Soviet Public Culture from Revolution to Cold War

by Jeffrey Brooks

Stalinism as a Way of Life: A Narrative in Documents

by Lewis Siegelbaum and Andrei Sokolov


Beautiful Objects

Mermaids Explained

by Christopher Reid, with a foreword by Charles Simic

Electric Light

by Seamus Heaney


A Past Recaptured

A Favourite of the Gods

by Sybille Bedford

A Compass Error

by Sybille Bedford

Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education

by Sybille Bedford


The Reader Strikes Back

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

by H.J. Jackson


Who Should Get In?

The Ecological Indian: Myth and History

by Shepard Krech III

The Case Against Immigration

by Roy Beck

Heaven's Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy

by George J. Borjas

America's Demography in the New Century: Aging Baby Boomers and New Immigrants as Major Players

by William Frey and Ross DeVol

The Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience

edited by Charles Hirschman, Philip Kasinitz, and Josh DeWind

Immigration from Mexico: Assessing the Impact on the United States

by Steven Camarota

The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration

edited by James P. Smith and Barry Edmonston

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