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              The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings
                

              The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings (Hardback)

              By Dyer, Geoff

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              A reflection on the late works and last days of artists, writers, musicians, and athletes --

              ISBN 9780374605568
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              Meet Us by the Roaring Sea
                 

              Meet Us by the Roaring Sea (Hardback)

              By Kumarasamy, Akil

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                23 Aug 22

              From Akil Kumarasamy, the author of the lyrical and affecting (The New York Times Book Review) Half Gods, comes Meet Us by the Roaring Sea, a novel about yearning for connection in a violent and fractured world...

              ISBN 9780374177706
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              Before All the World
                 

              Before All the World (Hardback)

              By Rothman-Zecher, Moriel

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                11 Oct 22

              A mesmerizing, inventive story of three souls in 1930s Philadelphia seizing new life while haunted by the old. ikh gleyb nit az di gantze velt iz kheyshekh. I do not believe that all the world is darkness. In the swirl of Philadelphia at the end of Prohibition, Leyb meets Charles.... They are at a speakeasy called Cricket's, a bar that serves, as Charles says in his secondhand Yiddish, its feygeles. Leyb is startled; fourteen years in amerike has taught him that his native tongue is not known beyond his people. And yet here is suave Charles, fingers stained with ink, an easy manner with the barkeep, a Black man from the Seventh Ward, a fellow traveler of Red Emma's, speaking Jewish to a young man he will come to call Lion. Lion is haunted by memories of life before, in Zatelsk, where everyone in his village, everyone except Gittl and the ten non-Jews and Leyb himself, was taken to the forest and killed. And then, miraculously, Gittl is in Philadelphia, too. And surrounding her are malokhim, the spirits of her siblings. Flowing and churning and seething with a glorious surge of language, carried along by questions of survival and hope and the possibility of a better world, Moriel Rothman-Zecher's Before All the World lays bare the impossibility of escaping trauma, the necessity of believing in a better way ahead, and the power that comes from our responsibility to the future. It asks, in the voices of its angels, the most essential question: What do you intend to do before all the world?
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              Two Nurses, Smoking: Stories
                 

              Two Nurses, Smoking: Stories (Hardback)

              By Means, David

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              A story collection for our time from David Means, the visionary master of the form (The Guardian).

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              Bliss Montage: Stories
                 

              Bliss Montage: Stories (Hardback)

              By Ma, Ling

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                13 Sep 22

              A new creation by the author of Severance, the stories in Bliss Montage crash through our carefully built mirages What happens when fantasy tears through the screen of the everyday to wake us up? Could that waking be our end? In Bliss Montage, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly diffe...rent tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, the idea of home. From a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, to a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, to an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive, these and other scenarios reveal that the outlandish and the everyday are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly similar.
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              Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music
               

              Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Milner, Greg

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              In 1915, Thomas Edison proclaimed that he could record a live performance and reproduce it perfectly, shocking audiences who found themselves unable to tell whether what they were hearing was an Edison Diamond Disc or a flesh-and-blood musician. Today, the equation is reversed. W...hereas Edison proposed that a real performance could be rebuilt with absolute perfection, Pro Tools and digital samplers now allow musicians and engineers to create the illusion of performances that never were. In between lies a century of sonic exploration into the balance between the real and the represented. Tracing the contours of this history, Greg Milner takes us through the major breakthroughs and glorious failures in the art and science of recording. An American soldier monitoring Nazi radio transmissions stumbles onto the open yet revolutionary secret of magnetic tape. Japanese and Dutch researchers build a first-generation digital audio format and watch as their compact disc is marketed by the music industry as the second coming of Edison yet derided as heretical by analog loyalists. The music world becomes addicted to volume in the nineties and fights a self-defeating loudness war to get its fix. From Les Paul to Phil Spector to King Tubby, from vinyl to pirated CDs to iPods, Milner pulls apart musical history to answer a crucial question: Should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? The answers he uncovers will change the very way we think about music.
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              ISBN 9780865479388
              Released NZ 25 May 2010
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              The Seventh Function of Language
                

              The Seventh Function of Language (Hardback)

              By Binet, Laurent; Translated by Taylor, Sam

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              Translation of: Le septiaeme fonction du langage.

              ISBN 9780374261566
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2017
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              Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails
               

              Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Varoufakis, Yanis; Moe, Jacob

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              In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption o...f world economics. Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important--and difficult--audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others. Taking bankers and politicians to task, he explains the historical origins of inequality among and within nations, questions the pervasive notion that everything has its price, and shows why economic instability is a chronic risk. Finally, he discusses the inability of market-driven policies to address the rapidly declining health of the planet his daughter's generation stands to inherit. Throughout, Varoufakis wears his expertise lightly. He writes as a parent whose aim is to instruct his daughter on the fundamental questions of our age--and through that knowledge, to equip her against the failures and obfuscations of our current system and point the way toward a more democratic alternative.
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              Inner Voices
               

              Inner Voices (Paperback)

              By Howard, Richard

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              The poems of Richard Howard are noted for their unique dramatic force and for preserving, in their graceful, exquisitely wrought lines, human utterance at its most urbane. Inner Voices, the first volume to draw together material from Howard's twelve books of poems, leaves no doub...t as to why he has been called a powerful presence in American poetry for 40 years ( The New York Times Book Review ). Richard Howard is a poet, scholar, teacher, critic, and translator. The author of more than a dozen books, including Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003, he is the recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award for translation. He teaches at Columbia University and is poetry editor of The Paris Review. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry The poems of Richard Howard have long been celebrated for their compelling drama and graceful design--and for preserving, in their exquisitely wrought lines, human utterance at its most urbane. Here, in the first volume to draw together material from Howard's twelve books of poems, all students and scholars can fully appreciate the erudite nuances of his lyric poetry and the superb historical and emotional bravura of his dramatic monologues and imagined conversations among famous figures. Inner Voices conveys a body of work that J.D. McClatchy has described as a unique dramatic force [fusing] the structural intimacies of voice with the elaborate situations of speech. This selection leaves no doubt as to how and why Howard has been a powerful presence in American poetry for forty years ( The New York Times Book Review ). By my count, 80 of the 100-odd poems [gathered here] take art or artists as their subject . . . In the landscape of American poetry no other poet, setting up a homestead for himself, has toiled so diligently to breed such a herd: [poems as] creatures whose dam is art and whose sire is art. It's a formidable task, and I can't imagine anyone better equipped for it than Howard, w
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              A Short History of the Shadow: Poems
                

              A Short History of the Shadow: Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Charles

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              Luminous new poems from one who has long been a poet of gorgeous description --William Logan, The New Criterion Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation. Don't just do something, sit there. And so I have, so I have, the seasons curling around me like smok...e, Gone to the end of the earth and back without a sound. --from Body and Soul II This is Charles Wright's first collection of verse since the gathering, in Negative Blue, of his Appalachian Book of the Dead, a trilogy of trilogies hailed among the great long poems of the century (James Longenbach, Boston Review ). In A Short History of the Shadow, Wright's return to the landscapes of his early work finds his art resilient in a world haunted by death and the dead.
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