For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published after his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together the voices in this oral..
Now a major motion picture starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer The international bestseller with more than two million copies sold "Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . And so he decided t..
Elbert Hubbard was that rarest of beings--a philosophical businessman. In 1895 he founded the Roycrofters, a community of artisans selling handcrafted goods. A prolific author, he was a favorite of Henry Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, and other great leaders of his days. A Message to Garcia is Hubbard's ..
"Simply wonderful." --"Los Angeles Times" Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the "New York Times" and the American Library Association, i..
Fitting in. Being different. Growing up. Staying a kid.A "Zits" is a comic strip about the funniest, most painfully emotionally charged, physically demanding, mentally challenging, and colorful times of our livesa "adolescence. Those who are living it can relate. And those who have been through it c..
As a teenager, Cox dreamed of sporting immortality. For four years he devoted himself to the game of golf. And then, one day, he walked away. But as he got older, those dreams kept coming back. Perhaps it was turning thirty, perhaps it was having his first hole in one, but he decided it was time to ..
In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to b..
Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, One Crazy Summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. It's an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for chil..
Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose. Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real. L..
Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog, Big Mama's Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Erendira and Her Heartle..
The New York Times‒best-selling series "Carson joins the ranks of writers like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of YA's best writers of high fantasy."--LocusIn the deeply satisfying conclusion to the bestselling Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, seventeen-year-old sorcer..
The New York Times bestselling sequel to the groundbreaking dystopian novel Shatter Me! Kami Garcia, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, says Unravel Me is "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading."Juliette is still haunted by her ..
Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it's like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime.Delphine, Vonetta, and Fer..
Winner of the Newbery Medal"A charming, intriguingly plotted novel."-Washington PostNewbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships.Told from four intertwining points of view-two boys and two girls-the novel celebrates bra..
Features Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, Achilles storms back into battle to take revenge - although knowing this will ensure his own ear..
Neruda's most beloved poems in Spanish and W. S. Merwin's brilliant English translations First published in 1924, "Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada" remains among Pablo Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical and sensuous, this collection juxtaposes youthful passion with the..
The Nobel Prize-winning poet's most popular work When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation. W. S. Merwin's incomparable translation faces the original Spanish text. Now in a black-spine Classics edi..
Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S. independence. Readers will discover Edward Hector, the brave wagoner of Brandywine; artilleryman an..
The three long stories in this volume show the range and virtuosity of Italy's most imaginative writer. "Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino dreams perfect dreams for us" (John Updike, New Yorker).Translated by William Weaver and Archibald Colquhoun. A Helen and Kurt Wol..
When Latin American writers burst onto the world literary scene in the now famous "Boom" of the sixties, it seemed as if an entire literature had invented itself over night out of thin air. Not only was the writing extraordinary but its sudden and spectacular appearance itself seemed magical. In fac..
Derek Baileys Improvisation, originally published in 1980, and here updated and extended with new interviews and photographs, is the first book to deal with the nature of improvisation in all its formsIndian music, flamenco, baroque, organ music, rock, jazz, contemporary, and free music. By drawing ..
As a child, Bill Graham fled Europe to escape Hitler's armies. He grew up on the streets of New York and in the dining rooms of the hotels in the Catskills. After failing as an actor, he headed for San Francisco right before the Summer of Love where he founded the Fillmore and launched the rock icon..
Premio Nobel de Literatura "El mas grande poeta del siglo xx en cualquier idioma." --Gabriel Garcia Marquez Un gran exito desde el mismo momento de su publicacion en 1924 cuando el autor contaba con tan solo diecinueve anos, Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada causo un fuerte revuelo en ..
Premio Nobel de Literatura Una obra atrevida y cautivadora... Garcia Marquez retiene una voz admirable y vital, y la pluma de un angel.--Los Angeles Times Book Review El 26 de octubre de 1949 el reportero Gabriel Garcia Marquez fue enviado al antiguo convento de Santa Clara, que iba a ser demolido p..
"El coronel no tiene quien le escriba" fue escrita por Gabriel Garcia Marquez durante su estancia en Paris, adonde habia llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intencion de estudiar cine, a mediados de los anos cincuenta. El cierre del periodico para el que trabajaba le sumio en la pob..
La obra poetica completa de uno de los escritores mas influyentes de la literatura espanola. La figura de Federico Garcia Lorca abarca, tanto en Espana como en el exterior, mucho mas que su literatura. Su poesia, traducida a infinidad de lenguas, recorre paisajes, hurga en tradiciones y denuncia inj..
The race is on for a new student council president, and the Breakfast Bunch is rallying for Hector The competition is already heavy, but the race heats up when school security is at stake: student and staff high-tech gadgets are disappearing left and right. Whoever the culprit is, this is one steal..
Since "The Paris Review "was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age, vivid self-portraits that are themselves works of finely crafted literature. From William Faulkner's determination that a great novel takes "ninety-nine percent talent . . . n..
Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Auteuil ("Sade, Girl on the Bridge, Jean de Florette") directed by Nicole Garcia ("Place Vendome") Acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrere, whose fiction John Updike described as "stunning" ("The New Yorker") explores the double life of..
"The best writers of our generation retell classic tales." From Sir Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite cla..
A provocative memoir from Luis Bunuel, the Academy Award winning creator of some of modern cinema's most important films, from "Un Chien Andalou" to "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie." Luis Bunuel's films have the power to shock, inspire, and reinvent our world. Now, in a memoir that carries al..
Newly repackaged, three plays by Federico Garcia Lorca In these three plays, Federico Garcia Lorca's acknowledged masterpieces, he searched for a contemporary mode of tragedy and reminded his audience that dramatic poetry--or poetic drama--depends less on formal convention that on an elemental, radi..
A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical work And I who was walkingwith the earth at my waist, saw two snowy eaglesand a naked girl.The one was the otherand the girl was neither. --from "Qasida of the Dark Doves" Federico Garcia Lorca is the greatest poet of twentieth-century Spain..
The classic and deeply moving memoir by Pablo Neruda, the most widely read political poet of our time and winner of the Nobel Prize The south of Chile was a frontier wilderness when Pablo Neruda was born in 1904. In these memoirs he retraces his bohemian student years in Santiago; his sojourns as Ch..
The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language" (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) "In his work a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the author of more t..
In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights. A clear forerunner of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jorge Luis Borges, Epit..
A newly revised edition of the insightful poetic cycle by one of the key figures of modern literature Written while Federico Garcia Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929-30, "Poet in New York" is one of the most important books he produced, and certainly one of the most important books ..
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a centur..
From Sappho to Shakespeare to Cole Porter-a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry. The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Mer..