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“I have started to think that the great, decisive moments that broadly govern our lives are far less conscious at the time than they seem later when we are reminiscing and taking stock.”
―from ESTHER'S INHERITANCE by Márai Sándor

What is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist? Esther is, and has been for the more than two decades since Lajos disappeared from her life. Now...
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Previously published as Stories of Your Life and Others. Includes "Story Of Your Life," the basis for the major motion picture Arrival Movie, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve....

"It looked like a barrel suspended at the intersection of seven limbs. It was radially symmetric, and any of its limbs could serve as an arm or a leg. The one in...
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Just released, a new revised and updated edition with a new introduction by the author...

“I know I’m not a man... and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably not a woman, either... The trouble is, we’re living in a world that insists we be one or the other.”
―GENDER OUTLAW: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

With these words, Kate Bornstein ushers readers on a funny,...
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Please join us in wishing Mark Salzman a happy 57th birthday today. Mark Joseph Salzman was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on this day in 1959.

"Every moment a beginning, every moment an end. The silence of the monastery coaxed her out of herself. calling her to search for something unfelt, unknown. and unimagined. Her spirit responded to this call with an algorithm of longing."
―from LYING...
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"Biriya, in particular, knew he and the Soviets faced an uphill struggle to win over hearts and minds for the ADP. Soon after the coup he resorted to traditional methods of persuasion. Tribal leaders and prominent figures brave enough to voice opposition were jailed and a few were murdered. Dissent was quickly silenced."
―from 1946: The Making of the Modern World by Victor Sebestyen

Nineteen...
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Robert Louis Stevenson died in Vailima, Samoan Islands on this day in 1894 (aged 44).

“You must suffer me to go my own dark way.”
―from THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll and his evil double, Mr. Hyde, is one of the most famous horror stories in English literature. It is also a profound and fascinating fable of...
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“Even if the state thought it was doing good, Roger insisted, that was perhaps the most dangerous kind of policy, and where the journalist was most necessary.”
―from BAD NEWS: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship by Anjan Sundaram

In 2009, Anjan Sundaram began a journalist's training program in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Often held up as a beacon of progress and...
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Joseph Conrad was born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski near Kiev, Russian Empire on this day in 1857.

“The very young have, properly speaking, no moments. It is the
privilege of early youth to live in advance of its days in all the beautiful continuity of hope which knows no pauses and no introspection.”
―from THE SHADOW-LINE

The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad’s later years, the...
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"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
― W. Somerset Maugham

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Named a Book of 2015 by the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, The Times, Spectator, and The Economist―now in paperback...

“John Churchill, soon Duke of Marlborough, was a rare phenomenon: a brilliant English general. He”
―THE ENGLISH AND THEIR HISTORY by Robert Tombs

The English first materialized as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even...
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Award-winning author Barry Lopez's passionate response to the changes shaping our country today. In nine fictional testimonies, men and women who have resisted the mainstream and who are now suddenly “parties of interest” to the government tell their stories...

"We will disrupt through witness, remembrance, and the courtship of the imagination. We will escort children past the darkest warrens...
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The Treasury Secretary-Designate Steven Mnuchin is a Goldman Sachs alum―what does the history of the company tell us about the candidate...

"Wall Street has always been a dangerous place. Firms have been going in and out of business ever since speculators first gathered under a button­wood tree near the southern tip of Manhattan in the late eighteenth century. Despite the ongoing risks, during...
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“What gives journalism its authenticity and vitality is the tension between the subject's blind self absorption and the journalist's skepticism. Journalists who swallow the subject's account whole and publish it are not journalists but publicists.”
- from THE JOURNALIST AND THE MURDERER by Janet Malcolm

A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and...
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"Here we go mother on the shipless ocean.
Pity us, pity the ocean, here we go."
― from DECREATION: POETRY, ESSAYS, OPERA by Anne Carson

Simone Weil described “decreation” as “undoing the creature in us” -- an undoing of self. In her first collection in five years, Anne Carson explores this idea with characteristic brilliance and a tantalizing range of reference, moving from Aphrodite to...
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"Everything differed in scale from Europe, even suburban America, where rows and rows of painted clapboard houses sit proudly on large open plots of immaculately shorn lawns. America exuded a confidence that seemed to be rooted in its power to harness nature to man’s will and I thought of it as an industrial, larger- than- life country. I certainly never thought of it in terms of gardening—...
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Art critic Robert Hughes's last collection of writings, including his unfinished memoirs, now in paperback....

“I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed to the merely primitive, and full to partial consciousness. I love the spectacle of skill, whether it’s an...
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“It is a fact that, being a quick reader, apart from enabling a person to study good books such as Macaulay and Gibbon, enables a person to read a lot of bad books as well.”
―from MY HISTORY: A Memoir of Growing Up by Lady Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Fraser—novelist, historian, daughter of progressive aristocrats, and Dame of the British Empire—first fell in love with...
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"The secret of survival is a defective imagination."
—from THE INFINITIES by John Banville

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