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The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life, by Harold Bloom. Our most revered critic returns to his signature theme. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon: Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life?
My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915-1933, edited by Sarah Greenough. Published for the first time, this annotated selection of correspondence offers a rare and fascinating look into the personal and professional lives of two of the most prominent artists in 20th-century America.
Ex Libris: The Art of Bookplates, by Martin Hopkinson. This handsome book celebrates bookplates and the artists who have created them, from Albrecht Durer to Edward Burne-Jones. Illustrated with 100 key examples of ex libris art, the volume traces the evolution of bookplate design in Europe and beyond.
C.S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid, edited by A.T. Reyes. Classics scholar Andres Reyes presents an extraordinary literary discovery: fragments of Lewis's lyrical translation of Virgil's epic poem, which were rescued from a bonfire.
To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays, by Gertrude Stein; with illustrations by Giselle Potter and an introduction by Timothy Young. The first ever illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein's relatively unknown children's book. Giselle Potter's witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein's uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love.
An Ethical Compass: Coming of Age in the 21st Century, Preface by Elie Wiesel; Foreword by Thomas Friedman. A landmark anthology of prizewinning essays by college students across the country that reflects Elie Wiesel's conviction about the vital importance of teaching ethics.