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The Horseman on the Roof

by Jean Giono & Jonathan Griffin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2014)

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof. This novel,...

Freud and Yoga

by Hellfried Krusche, T. K. V. Desikachar & Anne-Marie Hodges Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 02, 2014)

Lessons from a great yoga master and an eminent psychoanalyst that explore what psychotherapy and yoga philosophy have in common

Yoga philosophy and Freud's revolutionary approach to psychology could not have...

Out of Sheer Rage

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)


"In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject...

But Beautiful

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)

"May be the best book ever written about jazz."—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on...

Uncollected Poems

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Edward Snow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

Edward Snow's selection of more than one hundred of Rainer Maria Rilke's little-known and neglected poems in this bilingual edition offers the reader a glimpse into one of the most powerful and underrated accomplishments...

Sonnets to Orpheus

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Edward Snow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

Breathing, you invisible poem!

World-space in pure continuous interchange

with my own being. Equipose

in which I rhythmically transpire.

Written only four years before Rilke's death, this sequence of sonnets, varied...

The Poetry of Rilke

by Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Snow & Adam Zagajewski Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works....

New Poems, 1908

by Rainer Maria Rilke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

In 1984 Edward Snow won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets for the first volume of these translations of Rainer Maria Rilke's watershed work, NEW POEMS, 1907. His work...

New Poems, 1907

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Edward Snow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

Rainer Maria Rilke's move to Paris in 1902 and his close association with Rodin led him to take a new direction in his poetry. Between 1906 and 1908 he produced a torrent of brilliant work that was published...

New Poems

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Edward Snow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

The formative work of the legendary poet who sought to write "not feelings but things I had felt"

When Rainer Maria Rilke arrived in Paris for the first time in September 1902, commissioned by a German publisher...

Duino Elegies

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Edward Snow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic

orders? and even if one of them pressed me

suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed

in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing

but the beginning of terror,...

The Book of Images

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Edward Snow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition of The Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously...

The Dirt on Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with...

Prater Violet

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Prater Violet concerns the filming of an unashamedly romantic and commercial musical about old Vienna. It is a stinging satirical novel about the film industry, trifling studio feuds, and the fatuous movie Prater...

Christopher & His Kind

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 19, 2013)

Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography. It covers ten years in the writer's life-from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely,...

Mother Tongue

by Wallis Wilde-Menozzi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 17, 2013)

Fourteen years ago, the American writer Wallis Wilde-Menozzi moved with her husband and daughter to Parma, a prosperous city in northern Italy. Searching for a way to find a place within a city that has existed...

The Upcycle

by Michael Braungart, William McDonough & Bill Clinton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2013)

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle

The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now,...

The Tuscan Year

by Elizabeth Romer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 30, 1994)

The Tuscan Year recounts the daily life and food preparation of a family living on a farm in Tuscany. Elizabeth Romer chronicles each season's activities month by month: curing prosciutto and making salame in...

Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

by Michael Sorkin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2013)

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square to his Tribeca office. Sorkin isn't in a hurry, and he never ignores his surroundings....

The Bhagavad Gita

by George Thompson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2008)

A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training

The Bhagavad Gita, a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata...

Access All Areas

by Sara Wheeler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2013)

Adventures in going forth and staying put from one of our greatest travel writers

In vivid, urgent books such as Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler reckoned with the allure and brutality of...

The Ramayana

by Ramesh Menon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 26, 2004)

The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose

India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India's...

Great Possessions

by David Kline & Wendell Berry Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 1991)

Great Possessions is David Kline's classic memoir celebrating his life as an Amish farmer in Southern Ohio.

"Infectiously avid, the author shares his knowledge of mushrooming in spring, chopping firewood in...

Against the Grain

by Richard Manning Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 01, 2005)

In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Against the Grain, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from...

Food's Frontier

by Richard Manning Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2000)

An eye-opening look at how the world will feed itself in the coming decades

By now it is clear that the techniques of the first "Green Revolution" that averted mass starvation a generation ago --pesticides, chemical...

Letters on Cézanne

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Joel Agee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 15, 2002)

Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art

For a long time nothing, and then suddenly one has the right eyes.

Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris...

The Essential Canon of Classical Music

by David Dubal Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 24, 2003)

The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener

Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners...

Simple Cooking

by John Thorne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 16, 1996)

John Thorne's classic first collection is filled with straightforward eating, home cooking, vigorous opinions, and the gracefully intelligent writing that makes him a cult favorite of people who like to think...

Mouth Wide Open

by John Thorne & Matt Lewis Thorne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2008)

Ever since his first book, Simple Cooking, and its acclaimed successors, Outlaw Cook, Serious Pig, and Pot on the Fire, John Thorne has been hailed as one of the most provocative, passionate, and accessible...

Serious Pig

by John Thorne & Matt Lewis Thorne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 16, 2000)

In this collection of essays, John Thorne sets out to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going "here" (the Maine coast, where he'd summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade's sojourn),...

The Dark Heart of Italy

by Tobias Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 19, 2005)

In 1999 Tobias Jones immigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he found a very different country: one besieged by unfathomable terrorism...


by Tom Shachtman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 29, 2007)

A revelatory look at Amish youth as they have never been looked at before

Rumspringa is a fascinating look at a little-known Amish coming-of-age ritual, the rumspringa—the period of "running around" that begins...

The Mourner's Dance

by Katherine Ashenburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2004)

When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant. Intrigued,...

Stolen Figs

by Mark Rotella Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 2004)

An effortlessly artful blend of travel book, memoir, and affectionate portrait of a people

Calabria is the toe of the boot that is Italy—a rugged peninsula where grapevines and fig and olive trees cling to...

The Sweet Science

by A. J. Liebling & Robert Anasi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2004)

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's...

The Gloves

by Robert Anasi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2003)

A gritty, spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today

The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing-a single-elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms...


by Pamela Stagg & Wayne Winterrowd Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 18, 2003)

Thirty-three eminent gardeners on their favorite rose

Among the plant kingdom, Rosa is a relatively small genus, comprising only about one hundred species around the globe. But as these species intercross, they...

Yoga Mala

by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois & R. Sharath Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2010)

The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular discipline

There is a yoga boom in America, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is at the heart of it. One of the great yoga figures...

Son of the Morning Star

by Evan S. Connell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details...

The Whale and the Supercomputer

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2004

by Charles Wohlforth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2005)

In The Whale and the Supercomputer, scientists and natives wrestle with our changing climate in the land where it has hit first--and hardest

A traditional Eskimo whale-hunting party races to shore near Barrow,...

The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau

by Henry David Thoreau & Lewis Hyde Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 05, 2002)

Thoreau's major essays annotated and introduced by one of our most vital intellectuals.

With The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau, Lewis Hyde gathers thirteen of Thoreau's finest short prose works and, for the first...

Suburban Nation

by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk & Jeff Speck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 14, 2010)

For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century's automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more...

Return to Wild America

by Scott Weidensaul Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 31, 2006)

In 1953, birding guru Roger Tory Peterson and noted British naturalist James Fisher set out on what became a legendary journey-a one hundred day trek over 30,000 miles around North America. They traveled from...

Rowing to Latitude

by Jill Fredston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 10, 2002)

Two by sea: A couple rows the wild coasts of the far north

Jill Fredston has traveled more than twenty thousand miles of the Arctic and sub-Arctic-backwards. With her ocean-going rowing shell and her husband,...

If Dogs Could Talk

by Vilmos Csányi & Richard E. Quandt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 27, 2005)

Every dog owner knows intuitively that there's something special about the high degree of mutual understanding and empathy that exists between humans and their proverbial best friends. Now, an internationally...

Elements of Garden Design

by Joe Eck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 01, 2005)

Elements of Garden Design does what few gardening books do--it addresses the process of conceiving a whole garden, as opposed to a single element like color or a particular class of plant. Joe Eck explores the...


by Jim Haner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2007)

A Youth Soccer Coach's Investigation Into The Origins of Soccermainia

On July 10, 1999, 100,000 Americans, mostly women, did something they had not done before, at least not in such numbers. They showed up to...

In Fond Remembrance of Me

by Howard Norman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 24, 2006)

Howard Norman spent the fall of 1977 in Churchill, Manitoba, translating into English two dozen "Noah stories" told to him by an Inuit elder. The folktales reveal what happened when the biblical Noah sailed...


by Mort Rosenblum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2006)

A delectable journey into the world of chocolate--from manufacturing to marketing, French boutiques to American multinationals--by the award-winning author of Olives.

Science, over recent years, has confirmed...

The Brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 14, 2002)

Winner of the Pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize

The Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving...