Caterina Fake is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman. She co-founded the websites Flickr in 2004 and Hunch in 2011. Fake has been a trustee of multiple nonprofit organizations, and was the chairwoman of Etsy.

  • Ethan Frome

    The classic novel of despair, forbidden emotions, and sexual undercurrents set against the austere New England countryside.,Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena’s vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.,In one of American fiction’s finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio toward their tragic destinies. Different in both tone and theme from Wharton’s other works, Ethan Frome has become perhaps her most enduring and most widely read book.

  • Growth of the Soil

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.,This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.,Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface.,We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  • Hannah Versus the Tree

    Hannah is a fiercely intelligent young women, daughter of a powerful family’s black sheep son, and raised to question who has been, is, and will be damaged by business deals meant to protect and maintain the dynasty. A devastating wrong is done to her when she opposes a family scheme and her response is a battle cry of astounding violence and beauty.,As haunting as Shelly Jackson or Thomas Bernhard, as enthralling as Nabokov or Joyce, Leland de la Durantaye’s debut novel is a radical departure from contemporary storytelling. At once the story of a terrific act of vengeance and of a lifelong love, Hannah versus the Tree Hannah presents a new literary genre, the mythopoetic thriller.

  • How Buildings Learn

    Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time.,From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei’s Media Lab, from “satisficing” to “form follows funding,” from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth???this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory.,More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time???if they’re allowed to. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it.

  • Labyrinths

    Gathers stories about other worlds, paradoxes, and philosophical puzzles, and essays about literature

  • Letters of Note

    is a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people.,From Virginia Woolf’s heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II’s recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression ‘OMG’ in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi’s appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop’s beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable job application letter, , is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

  • Louise Bourgeois

    Depicts drawings by an artist better known for her sculpture, and features interviews and comments by the artist

  • The 4-Hour Body

    Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger… which 150 pages will you read?, is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the 1 , bestselling author of , fixated on one life-changing question:,For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?,Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it???s all here, and it all works.

  • The 4-Hour Workweek

    What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: “I race motorcycles in Europe.” “I ski in the Andes.” “I scuba dive in Panama.” “I dance tango in Buenos Aires.” He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture who has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies-time and mobility-to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now. Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.,Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you:

  • The Collected Poems

    The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens is the definitive collection from the man Harold Bloom has called ???the best and most representative American poet.???,Originally published in 1954 to honor Stevens???s seventy-fifth birthday, the book was rushed into print for the occasion and contained scores of errors. These have now been corrected in one place for the first time by Stevens scholars John N. Serio and Christopher Beyers, based on original editions and manuscripts. The Collected Poems is the one volume that Stevens intended to contain all the poems he wished to preserve, presented in the way he wanted. An essential collection for all readers of poetry, it is an enduring monument to his dazzling achievement.

  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), the reclusive and intensely private poet saw only a few of her poems (she wrote well over a thousand) published during her life. After discovering a trove of manuscripts left in a wooden box, Dickinson???s sister Lavinia, fortunately, chose to disobey Emily???s wishes for her work to be burned after death. With the help of Amherst professors, Lavinia brought her sister???s gifted verse into print. ???The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson??? brings together the first three series of her posthumous publications which debuted respectively in 1890, 1891, and 1896.,It is here in this collection that we witness her poetic depth and range of style. The myth that surrounds Dickinson???s life is enhanced by the ethereal quality of her poetry. Dickinson???s idiom is as varied as her meter, and her unconventional use of punctuation, metaphor, and image make her an innovator of the lyric akin to many of the early modernists. These poems examine love, death, and nature with an effortless yet complex tone and voice. Now one of the most read and admired American poets, Dickinson???s poetry deservedly continues to resonate with modern readers. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors. A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen???s work continues to underpin today???s most innovative leaders and organizations.,The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world???s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller???one of the most influential business books of all time???innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right???yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. ,Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator???s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative???and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time???The Innovator???s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

  • The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry

    “The most acute rendering of an era???s sensibility is its poetry,” wrote the editors in their preface to the first edition.,Thirty years later, this innovative, cover-to-cover revision renders with fresh eyes and meticulous care the remarkable range of styles, subjects, and voices in English-language poetry. The newly titled Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry???now available in two paperback volumes???includes 1,596 poems by 195 poets (half of the poems are new), from Walt Whitman and Thomas Hardy in the late nineteenth century to Anne Carson and Sherman Alexie in the twenty-first. ,The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry continues to be the most comprehensive collection of twentieth-century poetry in English. It richly represents the major figures, while also giving full voice to ethnic American poetries, experimental traditions, postcolonial poetry, and the long poem, eclipsing all other anthologies in scope, clarity, and balance.

  • The Odyssey

    Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer’s best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. “Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.” So begins Robert Fagles’ magnificent translation of the ,, which Jasper Griffin in the , hails as “a distinguished achievement.”,If the , is the world’s greatest war epic, the , is literature’s grandest evocation of an everyman’s journey through life. Odysseus’ reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance.,In the myths and legends ??retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer’s original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an , to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox’s superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles’s translation. This is an , to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer’s students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

  • The Principles of Uncertainty

    Maira Kalman paints her highly personal worldview in this inimitable combination of image and text.,An irresistible invitation to experience life through a beloved artist’s psyche, The Principles of Uncertainty is a compilation of Maira Kalman’s New York Times columns. Part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, part chapbook, and all Kalman, these brilliant, whimsical paintings, ideas, and images – which initially appear random – ultimately form an intricately interconnected worldview, an idiosyncratic inner monologue.

  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply ???a genius.??? Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian???s claim that ???each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.??? The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable.,The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the ???high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island??? that is the Japanese Empire???s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fianc??e back in Holland.,But Jacob???s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city???s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob???s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, ???Who ain???t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life????,A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author.

  • The Tiger’s Wife

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.,Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, T??a Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker???s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.,In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather???s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with ???the deathless man.??? But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her???the legend of the tiger???s wife.

  • The Upanishads

    Easwaran???s best-selling translation of the ancient wisdom texts called the Upanishads is reliable, readable, and profound.,In the Upanishads, illumined sages share flashes of insight, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. In extraordinary visions, they have direct experience of a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe.,Easwaran???s translation of the principal Upanishads and five others includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. But it is Easwaran???s understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads that makes this edition truly outstanding.,Each sage, each Upanishad, appeals in a different way to the reader???s head and heart. In the end, Easwaran writes, ???The Upanishads are part of India???s precious legacy, not just to Hinduism but to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here.???

  • The White Goddess

    The definitive edition of one of the more extraordinary and influential books of our time.,This labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than sixty years ago, was the outcome of Robert Graves’s vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion, and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet’s quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explores the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry.,Incorporating all of Graves’s final revisions, his replies to two of the original reviewers, and an essay describing the months of illumination in which The White Goddess was written, this is the definitive edition of one of the most influential books of our time.

  • Three Book Sebald Set

    The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund,New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.