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Product Description: "Wendy Lesser's You Say to Brick is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn's life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written." ―Inga Saffron, New York Times Book ReviewBorn in Estonia 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia...read more

Hardcover:

9780374279974 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 14, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: "Wendy Lesser's You Say to Brick is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn's life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written.

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Product Description: Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” column...read more
By Mimi Chubb (editor), Wendy Lesser (editor) and Jennifer Zahrt (editor)

Hardcover:

9781619024571 | Counterpoint, January 13, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud.

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Product Description: "Reading Why I Read delivers all the pleasure of discussing one's favorite books with a marvelously articulate, intelligent, opinionated friend. It's like joining the book club of your dreams."―Francine Prose"Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt...read more

Hardcover:

9781410468567 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 9, 2014), cover price $31.99
9780374289201 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 7, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: "Wendy Lesser's extraordinary alertness, intelligence, and curiosity have made her one of America's most significant cultural critics," writes Stephen Greenblatt.

Paperback:

9781250062093 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, January 13, 2015), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: "Reading Why I Read delivers all the pleasure of discussing one's favorite books with a marvelously articulate, intelligent, opinionated friend.

Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the condemnation of the Soviet authorities. Music for Silenced Voices looks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterized as a "diary, the story of his soul." The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists, and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost voices of Shostakovich's operas (a form he abandoned just before turning to string quartets); and the death-silenced voices of his close friends, to whom he dedicated many of these chamber works.Wendy Lesser has constructed a fascinating narrative in which the fifteen quartets, considered one at a time in chronological order, lead the reader through the personal, political, and professional events that shaped Shostakovich's singular, emblematic twentieth-century life. Weaving together interviews with the composer's friends, family, and colleagues, as well as conversations with present-day musicians who have played the quartets, Lesser sheds new light on the man and the musician. One of the very few books about Shostakovich that is aimed at a general rather than an academic audience, Music for Silenced Voices is a pleasure to read; at the same time, it is rigorously faithful to the known facts in this notoriously complicated life. It will fill readers with the desire to hear the quartets, which are among the most compelling and emotionally powerful monuments of the past century's music.

Hardcover:

9780300169331 | Yale Univ Pr, March 8, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the condemnation of the Soviet authorities.

Paperback:

9780300181593 | Yale Univ Pr, March 20, 2012, cover price $20.00

A cultural critic raised as an atheist reflects on the meaning of her Jewish heritage and her 'difficult friendship' with the writer Leonard Michaels, who continues to influence her life, even after his death.

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9780375424007 | Pantheon Books, January 9, 2007, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A cultural critic raised as an atheist reflects on the meaning of her Jewish heritage and her 'difficult friendship' with the writer Leonard Michaels, who continues to influence her life, even after his death.

Paperback:

9780307274960 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 8, 2008), cover price $13.95

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A tale set in England during three distinct twentieth-century time periods follows the lives of three sets of people, including a master novelist and his student, a middle-aged writer and a flirtatious Canadian, and a King's College grad student and her lover, in an account that sets their lives against such historical events as the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Vietnam War.

Hardcover:

9781590511763 | Other Pr Llc, October 1, 2005, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A tale set in England during three distinct twentieth-century time periods follows the lives of three sets of people, including a master novelist and his student, a middle-aged writer and a flirtatious Canadian, and a King's College grad student and her lover, in an account that sets their lives against such historical events as the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Vietnam War.

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Product Description: Foreword by Wendy Lesser"This family story is biography, essay, reportage, and history all in one, and at the same time an autobiography of the first rank. An Invisible Country—a brilliant book." —Frankfurter Rundschau"Stephan Wackwitz travels the path of classical modernity, following the footsteps of Walter Benjamin, W...read more

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9781589880221 | Italian edition edition (Paul Dry Books Inc, October 1, 2005), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Foreword by Wendy Lesser"This family story is biography, essay, reportage, and history all in one, and at the same time an autobiography of the first rank.

A collection of original essays reflects on their writers' formative experiences of language and culture, from Bharati Mukherjee's appreciation of the Bangla language after the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1946, to Amy Tan's frustration with comparisons between English and Chinese, to Josef Skvoreck's decision to learn English so he could write a fan letter. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
By Wendy Lesser (editor)

Paperback:

9781400033232 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, July 12, 2005), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A collection of original essays reflects on their writers' formative experiences of language and culture, from Bharati Mukherjee's appreciation of the Bangla language after the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1946, to Amy Tan's frustration with comparisons betweenEnglish and Chinese.

A collection of original essays reflects on their writers' formative experiences of language and culture, from Bharati Mukherjee's appreciation of the Bangla language after the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1946, to Amy Tan's frustration with comparisons between English and Chinese, to Josef Skvoreck's decision to learn English so he could write a fan letter. 25,000 first printing.
By Wendy Lesser (editor)

Hardcover:

9780375422386 | Pantheon Books, September 30, 2004, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A collection of original essays reflects on their writers' formative experiences of language and culture, from Bharati Mukherjee's appreciation of the Bangla language after the Hindu-Muslim riots of 1946, to Amy Tan's frustration with comparisons betweenEnglish and Chinese.

Discusses the revisiting of books she once read, the author reflects and examines how her reactions and opinions of these books have changed.

Hardcover:

9780618082933 | Houghton Mifflin, May 7, 2002, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Discusses the revisiting of books she once read, the author reflects and examines how her reactions and opinions of these books have changed.

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9780618340811 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, May 8, 2003), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Writings on the author's favorite works of literature include discussions on such works as Anna Karenina, The Portrait of a Lady, Huckleberry Finn, Don Quixote, The Idiot, the young adult tale I Capture the Castle, and poetry by such figures as Wordsworth and Milton.

Miscellaneous:

9780547346892 | Houghton Mifflin, May 8, 2003, cover price $13.00

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Product Description: Mark Morris’ 1988 dance, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, set to music by Handel and poems by John Milton, and inspired by watercolors by William Blake, has been called a work of “utopian grandeur,” “a masterpiece of craft, invention, and feeling,” “in scale and complexity, in a category by itself...read more
By Joan Ross Acocella, Stephen Black (photographer), Tom Brazil (photographer), Bill Cooper (photographer), Gadi Dagon (photographer), Jeffrey Escoffier (editor), Ken Friedman (photographer), Robbie Jack (photographer), Klaus Lefebvre (photographer), Wendy Lesser, Matthew Lore (editor) and Alastair Macauley

Paperback:

9781569245804 | Da Capo Pr, July 31, 2002, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Mark Morris’ 1988 dance, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, set to music by Handel and poems by John Milton, and inspired by watercolors by William Blake, has been called a work of “utopian grandeur,” “a masterpiece of craft, invention, and feeling,” “in scale and complexity, in a category by itself.

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Product Description: Mark Morris' 1988 dance, L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, set to music by Handel and poems by John Milton, and inspired by watercolors by William Blake, has been called a work of "utopian grandeur," "a masterpiece of craft, invention, and feeling," and "in scale and complexity, in a category by itself...read more
By Joan Ross Acocella (editor), Jeffrey Escoffier (editor), Wendy Lesser (editor), Matthew Lore (editor) and Alastair Macaulay (editor)

Hardcover:

9781569246313 | Marlowe & Co, April 1, 2001, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Mark Morris' 1988 dance, L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, set to music by Handel and poems by John Milton, and inspired by watercolors by William Blake, has been called a work of "utopian grandeur," "a masterpiece of craft, invention, and feeling," and "in scale and complexity, in a category by itself.

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A renowned cultural observer and critic focuses on the intersection of art and experience in an intellectual memoir that describes coming of age in Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, the events that shaped her life, and the influences of film, theater, art, and literature on her life and work. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780375404023 | Pantheon Books, February 1, 1999, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The author focuses on the intersection of art and experience in an intellectual memoir that describes the coming of age in Berkley, California, in the 1960s, and the events that shaped her life

Paperback:

9780375703812 | Vintage Books, March 7, 2000, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: A renowned cultural observer and critic focuses on the intersection of art and experience in an intellectual memoir that describes coming of age in Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, the events that shaped her life, and the influences of film, theater, art, and literature on her life and work.

Presents the details of director Stephen Daldry's work on the acclaimed play, 'An Inspector Calls,' in an attempt to reveal his intepretative approach to theater (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780520212060 | Univ of California Pr, December 1, 1997, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Presents the details of director Stephen Daldry's work on the acclaimed play, 'An Inspector Calls,' in an attempt to reveal his intepretative approach to theater

Paperback:

9780520212626 | Univ of California Pr, December 1, 1997, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Presents the details of director Stephen Daldry's work on the acclaimed play, 'An Inspector Calls,' in an attempt to reveal his intepretative approach to theater

Hardcover:

9780756761967 | Diane Pub Co, November 1, 1993, cover price $25.00

Paperback:

9780674667365 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, September 1, 1995), cover price $16.00

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An investigation of society's attitude toward murder, both in art and in real life, recounts a famous legal case in which a federal court judge had to decide whether a gas-chamber execution would be broadcast on public television.

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9780674667358 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 1, 1994, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: An investigation of society's attitude toward murder--both in art and in real life--recounts a famous legal case in which a federal court judge had to decide whether a gas-chamber execution would be broadcast on public television

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Presents essays by John Berger, Elizabeth Hardwick, Greil Marcus, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Gore Vidal, and others, that discuss the process of artistic critism
By Wendy Lesser (editor)

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9781562790370 | Mercury House, July 1, 1993, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Presents essays by John Berger, Elizabeth Hardwick, Greil Marcus, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Gore Vidal, and others, that discuss the process of artistic critism

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Looks at the portrayal of women in art, photographs, motion pictures, and literature, and argues that male artists do not inevitably misrepresent women

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9780674392106 | Harvard Univ Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Looks at the portrayal of women in art, photographs, motion pictures, and literature, and argues that male artists do not inevitably misrepresent women

Paperback:

9780674392113 | Harvard Univ Pr, February 1, 1992, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: SIGNED VERY GOOD FIRST EDITION dust jacket hardcover, clean text, solid binding, NO remainders NOT ex-library slight shelfwear / storage-wear; WE SHIP FAST. Carefully packed and quickly sent. 201512352 SIGNED "Wendy Lesser" The underground as a symbol in novels, poems and movies takes many forms, from Dante's hell to moles or double agents in spy thrillers...read more

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9780571129546 | Faber & Faber, October 1, 1987, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: SIGNED VERY GOOD FIRST EDITION dust jacket hardcover, clean text, solid binding, NO remainders NOT ex-library slight shelfwear / storage-wear; WE SHIP FAST.

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