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On Loves, Lunacies, and Losses: The Little-Known Poetry of Mark Twain
On Loves, Lunacies, and Losses: The Little-Known Poetry of Mark Twain

“Advance your cue and shut your eyes / And take the cushion first.”

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The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, Illustrated
The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, Illustrated

Love, loss, and the conquest of French cuisine.

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Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist
Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist

“Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.”

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Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life
Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life

“When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.”

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books

What the limits of the universe have to do with the history of jazz and the secret of happiness.

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Work Alone: Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Acceptance Speech
Work Alone: Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Acceptance Speech

“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.”

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The Best History Books of 2012
The Best History Books of 2012

From Mark Twain’s diary to the visual history of evolution, by way of Vonnegut, Sontag, and Klimt.

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William James on the Psychology of Habit
William James on the Psychology of Habit

“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone.”

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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011
The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011

From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick.

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