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When the Facts Change: Essays, 1995-2010

by Tony Judt & Jennifer Homans

In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and...


The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi anmd Izumi Shikibu, Women of teh Ancient Court of Japan

by No Komachi Ono, Izumi Shikibu & Jane Hirshfield

These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment....


Readings in Wood: What the Forest Taught Me

by John Leland

Award-winning nature writer John Leland offers a collection of twenty-seven short, poetic essays that marry science and the humanities as the author seeks meaning in trees. Readings in Wood is an investigation...


Letters from a Geneva Pensionnat

by Flora Ewing

Very personal, sometimes romantic and naive, the letters will take you through feelings, worries, excitement and emotions with great humour and unimaginable details from a hundred year ago life. The book contains...


Bite-Size Twain

by John P. Holms, Mark Twain & Karin Baji

Mark Twain...

On kindness: Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

On friends: Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

On growing old: Take any...


Bite-Size Lincoln

by John P. Holms & Karin Baji

President Lincoln's thoughts on an astounding range of subjects have not only become classic observations about the human condition in turn-of-the-century America, but also continue to amuse, teach, and inspire...


Bite-Size Jane Austen

by John P. Holms & Karin Baji

Jane Austen's novels are filled with wide-ranging commentary from all parts of life. Her sharp-witted and intelligent characters have provided us with memorable quotes time and time again.

Finally Austen's sense...


Bite-Size Franklin

by John P. Holms & Karin Baji

As a bestselling author and our nation's earliest spokesman, Benjamin Franklin brilliantly extolled virtues of temperance, industry, and self-reliance --character traits which throughout our history have been...


Ground Zero, Nagasaki: Stories

by Yuichi Seirai & Paul Warham

Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw an unflinching portrait of the A-bomb’s horrific, ongoing trauma. Whether they experienced the attack directly or have merely heard...


Women's Language: An Analysis of Style and Expression in Letters Before 1800

by Eva Haettner Aurelius, Hedda Gunneng & Jon Helgason

By linguistic close-reading of more than a thousand letters from the 12th through the 18th centuries—written in Latin, Swedish, French, German, and English—this compilation analyzes the differences in language...


Cobalt Review: Volume 3: 2014

by Andrew Keating, Nick Hornby & Mary Miller

The third annual print edition of Cobalt Review includes winners of the 2014 Cobalt Writing Prizes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and baseball-themed writing: Sarah Ann Winn, Carrie Bistline, Laura...


Siddhartha (RSMediaItalia Classics Illustrated Edition)

by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877—9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass...


How We Are

by Vincent Deary

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

    How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live...


The Portable Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson & Jeffrey S Cramer

A comprehensive collection of writings by "the most influential writer of the nineteenth century" (Harold Bloom)

Ralph Waldo Emerson's diverse body of work has done more than perhaps any other thinker to shape...


Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse

by David Jay Brown

In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of...


How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms

by Bruce Ross

This book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises. It also offers an introduction to related Japanese...


Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.


The War of the Fatties and Other Stories from Aztec History

by Salvador Novo & Michael Alderson

In "The War of the Fatties," a campy, tongue-in-cheek retelling of an episode from the Mexican "Trojan War," naked fat women from Tlatelolco discombobulate Tenochtitlan's invading army by squirting them with...


The Climbing Chronicles: A young climber exploring the mountains of Wales, the Lake District and Scotland in the 1940s

by Harry Parker & John Parker

The Climbing Chronicles record the 1940s climbing exploits of Harry Parker. Born in Blackburn on 29 February 1916, Harry started climbing before the war and continued to do so after its conclusion, exploring...


The Vandana Shiva Reader

by Vandana Shiva & Wendell Berry

"Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding...