Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin
u THE NOVEL CURE
From Abandonment to Zestlessness:
751 Books to Cure What Ails You
A witty A to Z of literary remedies that
reaffirms literature’s ability to distract and
transport, to resonate and reassure, to change
the way we see the world and our place in it.
Penguin Press 400 pp. 978-1-59420-516-3 $26.95
THE WESTERN CANON
The Books and School of the Ages
“This book of essays represents Bloom at his
most celebratory, and there’s a wonderful, vigorous energy about it.”— Booklist.
Riverhead 560pp. 978-1-57322-514-4 $20.00
A Biography of the World’s
Most Famous Equation
“Astonishing...the very best kind of science
journalism.”—The Washington Post Book World.
Berkley 352pp. 978-0-425-18164-5 $16.00
A Library Journal Best Book of the Year
THE MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL
A major critical history of the American novel,
beginning with James and Dreiser, through
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, to the
work of Pynchon, Roth, and Vonnegut.
Penguin 336pp. 978-0-14-017044-3 $18.00
Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane, editors
A complete history and analysis of the modernist movement in European literature, with
biographies of important figures and extensive
Penguin 688pp. 978-0-14-013832-0 $20.00
THE MASKS OF GOD
The whole inner story of modern culture,
spanning our entire philosophical, spiritual,
and artistic history since the Middle Ages.
Penguin 752pp. 978-0-14-019440-1 $22.00
A systematic comparison of the themes that
underlie the art, worship, and literature of the
Western world. Illustrated.
Penguin 576pp. 978-0-14-019441-8 $20.00
Exploration of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt,
India, China, and Japan. Illustrated.
Penguin 576pp. 978-0-14-019442-5 $20.00
The primitive roots of the mythology of the
world are examined in light of the most recent
discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and
Penguin 528pp. 978-0-14-019443-2 $21.00
u CARELESS PEOPLE: Murder, Mayhem,
and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
A unique literary investigation by a Fitzgerald
scholar that interweaves the novelist’s
biographical story with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills in
Penguin Press 368 pp. 978-1-59420-474-6 $29.95
Available January 2014
J. M. Coetzee
Literary Essays 2000–2005
Introduction by Derek Attridge
In twenty recent pieces the Nobel Prize winner
examines the work of some of the 20th century’s greatest writers—from Beckett and Grass
to Márquez and Roth. “[Coetzee’s] erudition
and analytic acumen...are so well dissolved
into his elegant bearing that walking beside
him rarely feels intimidating.”—Walter Kirn,
The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin 320pp. 978-0-14-311378-2 $16.00
Also Available: Stranger Shores 978-0-14-200137-0
u A JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION: How Six
Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship,
and the Things That Really Matter
“An entertaining and original version of literary criticism—as autobiography.”—The Seattle
Times. “Sharp, endearingly self-effacing...a
profound truth lies embedded in Deresiewicz’s
witty account.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin 272pp. 978-0-14-312125-1 $15.00
ART AS EXPERIENCE
Based originally on Dewey’s lectures on aesthetics, this book has grown to be considered
the most distinguished work ever written by
an American on the formal structures and
characteristic effects of all the arts.
Perigee 384pp. 978-0-399-53197-2 $16.00
Robert B. Downs
BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
This lucidly organized collection distills the
key ideas of the books that have had the most
influence on Western history, including the
Bible, The Iliad, The Republic, Civil Disobedience,
Das Kapital, and Silent Spring, placing each
work in the context of its time.
Signet Classics 352 pp. 978-0-451-52928-2 $7.95
“Both a fascinating account of the birth of gay
liberation and a replay of the turbulent, society-changing 60s.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Plume 352pp. 978-0-452-27206-4 $17.00
Sir James Frazer
THE GOLDEN BOUGH
Introduction by George W. Stocking, Jr.
A monumental study of comparative magic,
folklore, and religion drawing on the myths,
rites and rituals, totems and taboos from
ancient European civilizations and primitive
cultures throughout the world.
Penguin Classics 944pp. 978-0-14-018931-5 $17.00
u MIDNIGHT IN PEKING
How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman
Haunted the Last Days of Old China
“Never less than fascinating...one of the best
portraits of between-the-wars China that has
yet been written.”— The Wall Street Journal.
“[French] is a wonderfully dexterous guide”—
Jonathan Spence, The New York Review of Books.
Penguin 272pp. 978-0-14-312100-8 $26.00
HIP HOP AMERICA
“An immensely readable survey of rap and its
wide cultural impact.”—Philadelphia Inquirer.
Penguin 256pp. 978-0-14-303515-2 $15.00
American Book Award Winner; Finalist for the
National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
Also available: The Death of Rhythm and Blues 978-0-
14-200408-1, Post-Soul Nation 978-0-14-303447-6, City
Kid: A Memoir (page 141)
HARVEST OF EMPIRE
A History of Latinos in America
Revised and Updated Second Edition
See page 49
BITCHES, BIMBOS, AND BALLBREAKERS
The Guerrilla Girls’ Illustrated
Guide to Female Stereotypes
Color and b/w illustrations.
Penguin 96pp. 978-0-14-200101-1 $25.00
THE GUERRILLA GIRLS’ BEDSIDE
COMPANION TO THE HISTORY
OF WESTERN ART
Penguin 96pp. 978-0-14-025997-1 $22.00
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