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  • The Right Way to Do Wrongby Harry Houdini; Teller

    Melville House 2012; US$ 15.00

    One of the most intriguing and recognized figures of the twentieth century conducts a masterclass in subversion Originally published in 1906,  The Right Way to Do Wrong  was a masterclass in subversion conducted by the world?s greatest illusionist. It collected Hou­dini?s findings, from interviews with criminals and police officers, on the most... more...

  • Politics and the English Languageby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.80

    'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Homerby Robert Fowler

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This work examines the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey and their subsequent reception. more...

  • The Ink Dark Moonby no Komachi Ono; Izumi Shikibu; Jane Hirshfield; Mariko Aratani

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment. more...

  • Quicklet on Daniel H. Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Usby Paula Braun

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    In Drive, Daniel Pink makes the case that it?s time to rethink our business practices. The contemporary view of motivation is that if you want people to perform better, you give them contingent rewards or threaten them with punishments. For many twenty-first century tasks, however, contingent rewards, such as monetary incentives, do not work. more...

  • Aesop's Fablesby Aesop

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    Aesop was an Ancient Greek story-teller and slave, famed and cherished for his short fables that often involve personified animals. In the renowned collection of works that is Aesop's Fables , he weaves moral education and entertainment together into tales that have been enjoyed by many, many generations. A lot of the stories in Aesop's Fables,... more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton; David Scott Kastan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.95

    Paradise Lost remains as challenging and relevant today as it was in the turbulent intellectual and political environment in which it was written. This edition aims to bring the poem as fully alive to a modern reader as it would have been to Milton's contemporaries. It provides a newly edited text of the 1674 edition of the poem?the last of Milton's... more...

  • Words That Hurt, Words That Healby Joseph Telushkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.50

    Joseph Telushkin is renowned for his warmth, his erudition, and his richly anecdotal insights, and in Words That Hurt, Words That Heal he focuses these gifts on the words we use in public and in private, revealing their tremendous power to shape relationships. With wit and wide-ranging intelligence, Rabbi Telushkin explains the harm in spreading... more...

  • The New York Trilogyby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    The New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy... more...

  • The Wild Geeseby Ogai Mori; Sanford Goldstein; Kingo Ochiai

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Written in 1913, this modern classic was the source for the highly acclaimed film, The Mistress In The Wild Geese , prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dizzying social change accompanying the fall of the Meiji regime. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty... more...