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Newly Published, From the Birth of Hip-Hop to Elena Ferrante

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ULYSSES, by James Joyce. (Folio, $795.) With illustrations by John Vernon Lord, this extravagant edition of 500 copies celebrates the novel’s 100th anniversary.

BEATRIX POTTER: Drawn to Nature, edited by Annemarie Bilclough. (Rizzoli Electa, $45.) The accompanying catalog for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London collects the “Peter Rabbit” author’s drawings, photos and letters.

YO! The Early Days of Hip Hop 1982-84, photography by Sophie Bramly. (ArtBook, $49.95.) Images documenting the birth of hip-hop in New York appear alongside texts by Fab 5 Freddy, Lady Pink, Run-D.M.C. and more.

YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM MARRAKECH, by Studio KO. (Phaidon, $49.95.) A “candid diary” of the 1,423 days it took for the architects to conceive and build this monument to the Parisian designer and his partner, Pierre Bergé.

QUIET PLACES: Collected Essays, by Peter Handke. Translated by Krishna Winston and Ralph Manheim. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) This collection by the 2019 Nobel Prize winner includes essays on the refuge of bathrooms, the various manifestations of human exhaustion and the story of “the mushroom maniac,” a friend who disappears in a fit of obsession.

THE TEARS OF A MAN FLOW INWARD: Growing Up in the Civil War in Burundi, by Pacifique Irankunda. (Random House, $27.) In this moving memoir, Irankunda recalls living through a 13-year civil war that upended his life in Burundi when he was only 4 years old and contemplates the loss of his country’s culture and tradition to the violence.

WORLDS OF EXILE AND ILLUSION, by Ursula K. Le Guin. (Tor Books, $19.99.) This omnibus collection gathers the first three novels of Le Guin’s celebrated Hainish series, including “Rocannon’s World,” “Planet of Exile” and “City of Illusions,” and is introduced by the Book Review’s fantasy and science fiction columnist, Amal El-Mohtar.

IN THE MARGINS: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing, by Elena Ferrante. (Europa, $14.99.) Ferrante reflects on style, her literary influences, the “arduous journey” of women in literature and details the struggles she’s faced as a fiction writer in this crisp essay collection.



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