Books published by W W Norton & Company Incorporated


Modern African Drama

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 18, 2019 | 646 pages
"Backgrounds and Criticism" presents documents on modern African drama generally and on the assembled texts and authors specifically, including little-known materials. Featured are essays on Tawfik al-Hakim, Kateb Yacine, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi Wa... More Info

The Great Transition

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | January 27, 2015 | 192 pages
Cites the factors prompting an accelerating transition to clean alternate fuel sources, documenting the progress of utility-scale solar and wind projects currently under construction in China. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Civilization and Its Discontents

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 9, 2010 | 186 pages
Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.  More Info

Tennessee Williams

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | September 16, 2014 | 765 pages
A biography of one of America's most treasured playwrights describes the writer's public persona as well as his more personal life, including conflicts with his family, his sexuality and multiple affairs and even his misreported death. 35,000 first printing.  More Info

Pink Sari Revolution

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 25, 2014 | 304 pages
Describes the Pink Gang, an Indian women's grassroots vigilante group, 20,000-members strong, who fight for women's rights throughout the country and highlights the stories of the women they have helped and the tactics they used. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

The Internet Police

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 18, 2014 | 320 pages
A veteran reporter describes how authorities in Australia, Belgum, Ukraine and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring as well as how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online. Reprint.  More Info

The March on Washington

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 18, 2014 | 320 pages
A history professor describes the impact and history of the opening speech made during the March on Washington by the trade unionist Philip Randolph whose vision and fight for equal economic and social citizenship began in 1941. 15,000 first printing.  More Info


W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 11, 2014 | 385 pages
Provides current, factual information about many of the most commonly used and abused drugs, looking at how they affect the brain, their short and long term effects, the highs they produce, and the dangers associated with them.  More Info

The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 26, 2013 | 700 pages
Describes the atrocities committed during the reign of General Francisco Franco, who executed tens of thousands of “non-persons” and abused women and children under a belief system comprised of eugenics, terror, domination and mind control. 12,000 first printing.  More Info

Touching a Nerve

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | July 7, 2014 | 304 pages
What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative—drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences—trailblazing neurophilosopher... More Info

Indonesia, Etc

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 23, 2014 | 304 pages
An entertaining and thought-provoking portrait of Indonesia: a rich, dynamic, and often maddening nation awash with contradictions.  More Info

Brando's Smile

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 23, 2014 | 432 pages
When people think about Marlon Brando they think of the movie star; the hunk; the scandals. Susan L. Mizruchi finds the Brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body... More Info

8 Keys to End Bullying

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 26, 2014 | 240 pages
Tackling an all-too-prevalent problem among kids with 8 smart, practical strategies.  More Info

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 5, 2014 | 512 pages
The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.  More Info


W W Norton & Company Incorporated | April 14, 2014 | 256 pages
This collection of interconnected stories begins with the anarchist daughter of missionaries in Manhattan who runs away to be an activist and ends with a wealthy young adulterer in Paris who is outsmarted by the object of his desire.  More Info

A Broken Hallelujah

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 18, 2019 | 256 pages
This meditation on the life of the Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist discusses his performing career, which began despite his crippling stage fright, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 13,000 first printing.  More Info

And Short the Season

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 18, 2019 | 112 pages
From the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, a stunning collection of poems that course with the rhythms of nature."  More Info

A Guide for the Perplexed

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | April 7, 2014 | 352 pages
While consulting at an Egyptian library, software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi is kidnapped and her talent for preserving memories becomes her only means of escape as the power of her ingenious work is revealed, while at home, her jealous sister Judith takes over her life at home.  More Info

End This Depression Now!

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | April 30, 2012 | 272 pages
A call-to-arms from Nobel Prize winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman.  More Info

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | July 23, 2012 | 80 pages
Relationships--partings/reconciliations, solidarities/ruptures, trust/betrayal, exposure/withdrawal--are the deep fabric of this forceful collection by renowned poet Rich.  More Info

Perspectives from the Past, Volume 2

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | November 29, 2011 | 600 pages
The best collection of longer primary sources now available in an affordable, compact format.  More Info

The Globalization Paradox

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | March 5, 2012 | 368 pages
Discusses how democracy and national self-determination cannot be pursued simultaneously with economic globalization and instead promotes customizable globalization with international rules to achieve balanced prosperity.  More Info

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 25, 2012 | 432 pages
Describes the epic, five-year journey made in 1849 by Heinrich Barth into the unexplored Islamic regions of North and Central Africa, detailing the discoveries he made as he traveled 10,000 miles, lost most of his companions and finally arrived at Timbuktu. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Faces and Masks

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 1, 1998 | 290 pages
The second volume in the author's imaginative trilogy looks at the history of Latin America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, touching on the contributions of pirates, explorers, clergy, and monarchs.  More Info

The Price of Inequality

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 11, 2012 | 352 pages
A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.  More Info


W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 1, 1998 | 306 pages
From pre-Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to modern times, Galeano's "Memory of Fire" trilogy offers an outstanding Latin-American eye view of the makings of the New World, presenting "nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere . .... More Info

Space Chronicles

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | February 27, 2012 | 384 pages
The astrophysicist director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, as well as the host of the re-launched series Cosmos discusses the future of space travel and the importance of its exploration for the United States' economy, security and morale. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'n' Roll

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 4, 2012 | 592 pages
Describes the life and music of one of America's greatest rock and rollers, providing an overview and analysis of the cultural, political and personal forces that influenced his music and led him to explore issues like war, class disparity and prejudice. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Buried in the Sky

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | June 11, 2012 | 304 pages
Presents the stories of the sharps who have acted as expert consultants to Westerners climbing the Himalayas, focusing in particular on Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama, who survived when 11 other climbers died on K2 in August 2008. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

The Post-American World

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | May 21, 2012 | 304 pages
The author of the bestselling "The Future of Freedom" describes a world in which the U.S. will no longer dominate the global economy. He sees the "rise of the rest" as the great story of modern times, and one that will reshape the world. 320 pp. (Politics - Current Events)  More Info

Ghost Lights

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | October 24, 2011 | 256 pages
Suspecting his wife, Susan, is cheating on him with a younger coworker, Hal drunkenly volunteers to search for their missing boss who vanished in a tropical jungle in Belize, in this new novel from the author of How the Dead Dream. 13,000 first printing.  More Info

You Will See Fire

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | December 5, 2011 | 317 pages
Uncovers the truth about the death of Father John Kaiser, a devoted and fearless activist in Kenya, whose death on a remote roadside in the bush was ruled a suicide by the FBI, but is believed by the Kenyans to be a murder.  More Info

The Human Right to Health

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | February 20, 2012 | 208 pages
A philosophy professor discusses the right to health and explores both views on the issue including the idea that it is a fundamental right along the lines of free speech and also that it is an issue of impractical overreach. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Flagrant Conduct

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | March 12, 2012 | 352 pages
Provides a detailed legal history and examines the motives of all players involved with the landmark Supreme Court gay rights case that protected consenting adults' rights, regardless of sexual preference, in the bedroom. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, & Yoga in Mental Health

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | February 20, 2012 | 464 pages
Leaders in the field of complementary medicine present a comprehensive yet compact guide to herbs, nutrients, and yoga as adjuncts to mental health therapy.  More Info

Being Flynn

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | February 6, 2012 | 357 pages
The son of a convicted bank robber and con artist describes their complicated relationship, relating how his father, while in jail, sent the author letters throughout his childhood and turned up in a Boston homeless shelter where the author was a caseworker. Previously published as Another Bullshit... More Info

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | November 30, 2007 | 650 pages
Collects two volumes of Doyle's short stories starring Sherlock Holmes, each of which is annotated to provide definitions and further explanations of Sherlock's theories, as well as literary and cultural details about Victorian society.  More Info