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A Time To Be Born

By Dawn Powell

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Set against an atmospheric backdrop of New York City in the months just before America's entry into WWII, this novel is a scathing satire of New Yorkers stalking each other for various selfish ends, at the center of which are a wealthy, self-involved newspaper published and his scheming, novelist wife, Amanda Keeler, modeled on Clare Boothe Brokaw, the beautiful and ambitious playwright and journalist who married Henry R. Luce, cofounder of Time magazine, and later was elected to the U.S. Congress. 327p.
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Walden

By Henry David Thoreau

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First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's groundbreaking 'Walden' has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind and a love of nature. With Bill McKibben providing a newly revised Introuction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural critic and spiritual seer, this beautiful edition of 'Walden' for the new millennium is more accessible and relevant than ever.
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The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The sun Also Rises is one of Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-WWI generation, the novel introduces two unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bull-fightingrings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926. 251p.
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Filmmaker, performance artist, and debut short fiction novelist Miranda July offers readers a refreshing tonic to the cloying array of chick-lit writers flooding the market with this collection of short stories. Through an elliptic prose that projects July's unique sense of charm and levity, the small acts of her characters take on a sly potency in their romantic search for love and self-discovery. 'No One Belongs Here More Than You' presents sixteen stories of awkward engagements and tender emotions that evoke a world where people find a brighter side to the overwhelming alienation of modern life.
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Personal Best

By Elliott Erwitt

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In photographer Elliott Erwitt's photographic lexicon, 'personal' means pictures he has been determinedly making for himself while earning a living as a working photographer. Most of the pictures in this volume Erwitt shot for himself (usually with a classic Leica rangefinder and in black and white) in between commercial assignments. His images demonstrate a conscious breaking of the rules for the then-contemporary photographic standards - perfect exposure, full tonal range, sharp focus, traditional composition - couple with an existential 'tough love' treatment of America, cloaked in the aura of the film noir motion pictures of the period. B&W photos throughout. 448p.
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Tender is the Night

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It is the French Riviera in the 1920s. Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple. A coterie of admirers are drawn to them, none more so than the blooming young starlet Rosemary Hoyt. When Rosemary falls for Dick, the Divers’ calculated perfection begins to crack and dark truths emerge. First published in 1934. 344p.
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Once Upon a Time

By Slim Aarons

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The Ultimate insider's view of the lifestyles of the wealthy, privileged and powerful. Illus., 250 full-color photos. 240p.
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In conjunction with a May 2009 exhibition at International Center of Photography/NYC, AVEDON FASHION encompasses 7 decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon. This comprehensive volume offers a definitive survey of Avedon's fashion work, from his groundbreaking early photographs for Harper's Bazaar, through his constantly inventive contributions to Vogue, Egoiste, & The New Yorker. Each carefully selected image represents an artistic collaboration with significant models, stylists, & designers. Including critical essays, the book provides an astonishing record of an authentic phtographic achievement. Illus., 245 photos/45 color. 384p.
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Allure

By Diana Vreeland

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In the 1980s, at the urging of her editor - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - legendary fashion maven Diana Vreeland put together a collection of photographs and first-person musings conveying what the concept of allure meant to her. Her inspired selection of images from renowned photographers such as Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, and Richard Avedon, along with her succinct, pointed insights, made ALLURE an instant classic. In this sumptuous new edition, Vreeland's style guide is paired with a new foreword by luminary fashion designer Marc Jacobs. ALLURE presents an astonishing array of photographs drawn from fashion photography, while also featuring images from the lens of the paparazzi and the world of literature and the arts - including portraits of Maria Callas, Gertrude Stein, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Rodolf Nureyev, Coco Chanel. Illus., black-and-white photographs. 208p.
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Beaton is seen taking a last fling at life, trying mescaline in New York, hanging out with the Rolling Stones, falling out of love with an ageing and grumpy Greta Garbo and gasping at the assurance of Barbra Streisand as he worked on the costumes for 'Funny Girl.' These diaries span the years 1965-1969. Index. Illus., b&w photos. 494p.
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The memorable saga of the Glass family, in which author J.D. Salinger fictionally explores 'the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions' while making - out of necessity - the critical distinction between entertainment for the masses and artists of the soul. 202p.
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Captain Charles Ryder, stationed at Brideshead, recalls his boyhood associations with the odd but charming members of an English noble family.
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First published in 1933, the New Yorker - for thirty years - humorist recounts the delightful chaos and frustrations of family, boyhood, youth, odd dogs, recalcitrant machinery, and the foibles of human nature. B&W illus. 106p. Pap.
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The first nonfiction work by the singularly distinctive prose stylist, SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM remains, forty years after its first publication, a quintessentially original portrait of America - particularly California - in the sixties. It focuses on such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, and especially, the essence of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the 1960s counterculture. 256p.
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The writer's ultimate companion updated with revisions, an Introduction, and a chapter on writing. The rules of usage and composition never had it so good. For such a little book - it fits conveniently into any size pocket - to make such a big difference, that's also worth noting. Because the difference your writing makes is what others make of you. 105p.
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