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Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
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ean: 9780393254945, isbn: 0393254941,

"A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." ―Stephen FryMuch more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the righ...


Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation
Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation
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ean: 9780393066098, isbn: 0393066096,

"McClatchy's heroic labor is a remarkable achievement. . . . Mozart and Da Ponte will be smiling down on this volume."―Richard Wilbur A landmark event in the world of music, Mozart's seven major librettos have finally been translated in verse with ...


The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems
The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems
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mpn: 9780393061147, ean: 9780393061147, isbn: 0393061140,

Finally collected in one volume, Martin Gardner's immensely popular short puzzles; along with a few new ones from the master. For more than twenty-five years, Martin Gardner was Scientific American's renowned provocateur of popular math. His yearly g...


Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (Second Edition)
Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (Second Edition)
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ean: 9780393923247, isbn: 039392324X,

Fifty essays on fifty films―by a who’s-who of film studies.Film Analysis offers concise analyses of fifty diverse and historically significant films―each written exclusively for the text by a leading scholar. Written with the undergraduate in m...


Dido and Aeneas: An Opera (Norton Critical Scores)
Dido and Aeneas: An Opera (Norton Critical Scores)
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ean: 9780393955286, isbn: 0393955281,

An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.Music examples and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor. In some c...


The Beethoven Quartets
The Beethoven Quartets
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ean: 9780393009095, isbn: 0393009092,

A critical study of the structure, style, and significance of the sixteen string quartets. Beethoven's quartets show a technical mastery, depth of thought, and intensity of musical inspiration unsurpassed by any other composer. This brilliant survey,...


The Riddler: Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight
The Riddler: Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight
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ean: 9780393609912, isbn: 039360991X,

“A modern, smart puzzle book, unlike anything I’ve seen before, whose math and logic challenges will stretch your brain in new ways.”―Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and NPR puzzlemaster The most mind-bending puzzles on the inter...


Writing About Movies (Fourth Edition)
Writing About Movies (Fourth Edition)
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mpn: 9780393265231, ean: 9780393265231, isbn: 0393265234,

The most succinct, practical, and affordable introduction to thinking and writing about film.Writing About Movies offers students two books in one: a handy guide to the process of academic writing and a brief but thorough introduction to the basics o...


Hamlet (New Edition)  (Norton Critical Editions)
Hamlet (New Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)
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mpn: 29924046, ean: 9780393929584, isbn: 0393929582,

Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most famous play, is now available in an all-new, illustrated Norton Critical Edition. This Norton Critical Edition of Hamlet features a newly edited text based on the Second Quarto (1604–05). It is accompanied by detailed e...


Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition): Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (25th Anniversary Edition)
Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition): Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (25th Anniversary Edition)
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mpn: 9780393246100, ean: 9780393246100, isbn: 0393246108,

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Before there was Flash Boys and The Big Short, there was Liar's Poker. A knowing and unnervingly talented debut, this insider’s account of 1980s Wall Street exce...


The New Grove Second Viennese School: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg (The New Grove Series)
The New Grove Second Viennese School: Schoenberg, Webern, Berg (The New Grove Series)
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ean: 9780393315875, isbn: 0393315878,

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most up-to-date body of musical knowledge ever gathered together. The New Grove composer biographies have been selected from the dictionary to bring the finest of the biographies to a wider audie...


The Beatles (Updated Edition)
The Beatles (Updated Edition)
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sku: 9780393338744, mpn: 9780393338744, ean: 9780393338744, isbn: 9780393338744,

The book that defines a band that defined a generation. During 1967 and 1968 Hunter Davies spent eighteen months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only authorized biographer,...


Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends (Revised and with a new chapter)
Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends (Revised and with a new chapter)
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ean: 9780393347159, isbn: 039334715X,

The colossal classic becomes even more colossal with a full new chapter of recent urban legends. Alligators in the sewers? A pet in the microwave? No, it didn’t really happen to your friend’s sister’s neighbor: it’s an urban legend. And no ma...


The Second String Quartet in F-Sharp Minor: Opus 10 (Norton Critical Scores)
The Second String Quartet in F-Sharp Minor: Opus 10 (Norton Critical Scores)
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ean: 9780393978025, isbn: 0393978028,

Arnold Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet revolutionized western art music. For nearly a century, it has inspired composers, scholars, critics, performers, and visual artists.  Severine Neff re-creates for her readers the quartet's historical, cul...


Twelve Years a Slave (Norton Critical Editions)
Twelve Years a Slave (Norton Critical Editions)
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ean: 9780393264241, isbn: 0393264246,

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Editi...


Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
Too Good to Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends
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ean: 9780393320886, isbn: 039332088X,

"If you enjoy these too-good-to-be-true tales, Brunvand's new book will give you hours of pleasure."―Chicago Tribune A fabulously entertaining book from the ultimate authority on those almost believable tales that always happen to a "friend of a fr...


Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)
Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (The Standard Edition) (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)
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ean: 9780393001457, isbn: 0393001458,

Freud argues that the "joke-work" is intimately related to the "dream-work" which he had analyzed in detail in his Interpretation of Dreams, and that jokes (like all forms of humor) attest to the fundamental orderliness of the human mind. While in th...


George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
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mpn: 9780393088953, ean: 9780393088953, isbn: 0393088952,

An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue. During his lifetime, the sounds of Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed in cathedrals, and filled crowded tav...


Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (Norton Critical Scores)
Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (Norton Critical Scores)
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ean: 9780393099393, isbn: 0393099393,

An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.Music example and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor. In some ca...


Berlioz' Fantastic Symphony: An Authoritative Score: Historical Background, Analysis, Views and Comments (Norton Critical Scores)
Berlioz' Fantastic Symphony: An Authoritative Score: Historical Background, Analysis, Views and Comments (Norton Critical Scores)
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ean: 9780393099263, isbn: 0393099261,

An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.Music examples and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor. In some c...



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