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Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Henry James. An Alien's "History" of America

by Martha Banta

Martha Banta’s "Henry James: An Alien’s ‘History’ of America" is the product of a lifetime of thinking about James and his odd, but oddly productive, relation to the land of his birth. A “biography”...


Old Age: A Beginner's Guide

by Michael Kinsley

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit."

The notorious baby boomers—the largest age cohort in history—are approaching the end and starting to plan their...


Poems by Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is widely regarded as one of the masters of American poetry. Here are collected his finest poems, a perfect companion for any fan of Whitman's work.


The Patriotic Poems of Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is widely regarded as one of the greats of American literature. Here are collected the poems Whitman wrote during and after the American Civil War.


The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman

American Walt Whitman formed a close friendship with English writer Anne Gilchrist. Here are collected their correspondence.


A Collection of Classic Essays by William Lyon Phelps - Including 'Happiness', 'Superstition', 'The Great American Game', and Many More

by William Lyon Phelps

These early works by William Lyon Phelps were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Collection of Classic Essays by William...


Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson' is a work...


Essays on Modern Novelists

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Essays on Modern Novelists' is a collection of essays of notable...


The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century (1918)

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century' is an...


The Wound Dresser - A Series of Letters Written from the Hospitals in Washington During the War of the Rebellion

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is known for his beautiful, floral poetry but here are collected some of the poems inspired by his time working a s a nurse during the American Civil War.


Granta 135: New Irish Writing

by Sigrid Rausing

Granta 135 is a snapshot of contemporary Ireland, which shows where one of the world's most distinguished and independent literary traditions is today. Here international stars rub shoulders with a new generation...


The Private Life of the Diary

by Sally Bayley

Diaries keep secrets, harbouring our fantasies and fictional histories. They are substitute boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and friends. But in this age of social media, the role of the diary as a private confidante...


The House That Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them

by Grant Jarrett

A luminous anthology in which authors from around the world reflect on the homes, neighborhoods, and people that formed them.


Your Song Changed My Life

by Bob Boilen

From the beloved host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including...


Six Facets Of Light

by Ann Wroe

Goethe claimed to know what light was. Galileo and Einstein both confessed they didn’t. On the essential nature of light, and how it operates, the scientific jury is still out. There is still time, therefore,...


Impossible Things: Creative Future Literary Award Winners

by Victoria Heath

'Impossible Things' contains award winning entries from the 2015 Creative Future Literary Awards - a competition for marginalized and disabled writers. Exciting and thoughtful flash fiction sits alongside powerful...


An Ishmael of Syria

by Asaad Almohammad

Adam is a tortured soul. Exiled from his homeland, forced to watch the horrors unfold from afar. His family, still living – or surviving –  in war-torn Syria struggle daily to feed, clothe, and educate...


True Crimes: A Family Album

by Kathryn Harrison

From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays. In True Crimes, conventional ideas of love, loss, forgiveness,...


A Love Letter to Texas Women

by Sarah Bird

"Sarah Bird is a true eccentric, but one with a straightforward gift for explaining the human heart. . . . A Lone Star girl-legend."-Boston GlobeWhat is it that distinguishes Texas women-the famous Yellow Rose...