Holiday Catalog

We’ve taken the liberty of selecting our most present-worthy books from the list. There’s something for the curious, lonely, nostalgic, arty, overwhelmed, reserved, droll, weird, and unsentimental person in your life.

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Woolgathering An ode to childhood and to “woolgathering” as the wellspring for a creative life—now in an expanded paperback edition
Dog Poems This handsome gift edition is for dog lovers, poets, and poetry readers: in short, just about everyone
The Hölderliniae The great German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin’s spirit infuses this gorgeous poem cycle that sings of the loves and devastations of our times
Twice Alive An exciting new book about renewal by the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Little Elegies for Sister Satan Shaped by the poet’s long view of history, these beautiful lamenting poems take sudden bracing plunges into close-up views of our apocalypse
Black Earth Russia’s foremost modernist master in a major new translation
How to Start Writing (and When to Stop) At once kind and hilarious, this compilation of the Nobel Prize-winning poet’s advice to writers is illustrated with her own marvelous collages
H of H Playbook A gorgeous facsimile edition (reminiscent of her classic book-in-a-box, Nox), H of H Playbook is a stunning re-creation of Euripides’s famous play, with illustrations by the author
Refractive Africa Three kinetically distilled long poems by the singular American poet who “transfigures ‘thought’ into a weave of lexical magic” (Philip Lamantia)
Garden Physic A musical celebration of the garden, from chaff to grass, and all of its lowly weeds, herbs, and creatures
Cremation An overflowing, mesmeric masterpiece about greed from “one of the most remarkable authors on the Spanish scene” (The Guardian)
Battles in the Desert This heartbreaking novella is a key work of 20th-century dystopian Mexican literature and sadly all too realistic today
In Memory of Memory

An exciting new Russian writer explores terra incognita: the still-living margins of history.

Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize

The Nick of Time A philosophical tour de force melding astrophysics and grief by the American maestra of the prose poem
Personhood A remarkable and moving cross-genre work about animal rights, by one of America’s foremost experimental writers
A Child’s Christmas in Wales The classic Christmas tale, with beautiful new illustrations
Envelope Poems Another gorgeous copublication with the Christine Burgin Gallery, Envelope Poems is a compact, clothbound gift book, a full-color selection from The Gorgeous Nothings
The German Lesson An enduring classic, The German Lesson is “shattering in its quiet authority” (The New York Times)
The Gorgeous Nothings The first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition
The Musical Brain A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of microfiction.
The Night Before Christmas A macabre tale and hilarious tale of a Christmas Eve with the devil and a romantic twist.
The Hour of the Star Clarice Lispector’s best-selling masterpiece—“her finest book” (The Nation)—now in a special hardcover edition to celebrate the centenary of her birth, with an illuminating new afterword by her son
Nox Anne Carson’s haunting and beautiful Nox is her first book of poetry in five years – a unique, illustrated, accordion-fold-out book in a box.
On Booze A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best drinking stories makes this our most intoxicating Pearl yet!
Cat Poems A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat
Sebald Set The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now with gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund
On Haiku