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Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays

by Michael Paterniti

In this moving, lyrical, and ultimately uplifting collection of essays, Michael Paterniti turns a keen eye on the full range of human experience, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of everyday people.

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Essays on Modernity: And the Permanent Things from Tradition

by James A. Patrick, B. R. Mullikin & Thomas Howard

Essays on Modernity covers a wide range of topics, but the essential thesis remains the same throughout; contemporary Western society has abandoned the permanent things of tradition in favor of fleeting pleasures,...


Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

by Mohsin Hamid

From “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and “the war on terror.”

 

Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant,...


Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

by James Davis

Eric Walrond (1898–1966) was a writer, journalist, caustic critic, and fixture of 1920s Harlem. His short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives...


The Sound of Mountain Water: The Changing American West

by Wallace Stegner

A book of timeless importance about the American West by a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Wallace Stegner's essays collected in this volume encompass memoir, nature  conservation,...


Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

by Mu Yang & John Balcom

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity,...


Catullus: Poems

by Gaius Valerius Catullus & Kenneth Quinn

Catullus, who lived from about 84 to 54 BC, was one of ancient Rome's most gifted, versatile and passionate poets. Living at a time of radical social change at the end of the Roman Republic, he belonged to a...


Ausonius: Epigrams

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Decimus Magnus Ausonius of Bordeaux, whose life spanned the greater part of the fourth century AD, was one of the most significant literary and political figures of his age. After an academic career in his native...


Joyce's War

by Joyce Ffoulkes Parry & Rhiannon Evans

Joyce Ffoulkes Parry was an Australian nurse who came to Britain in 1937 to rediscover her Welsh roots. When was was declared she signed up as a Queen Alexandra's nurse and from 1940 until 1944, when she left...


Selected Letters of Langston Hughes: Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel

by Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad & David Roessel

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements....


Field & Stream: The Best American Hunting Stories: Exciting true-life tales from America's leading outdoor writers

by Anthony Licata

A collection of the best stories shared throughout the 114 years of Field & Stream magazine, about big game, loyal friends, and the respect that nature commands.  From the absolute authorities on outdoor sports...


Mixed Blessings - Simple Pleasures

by Deborah A Porter & Jan Ackerson

In the hustle and bustle of today's busy world, it can sometimes be difficult to find time to indulge in life's simple pleasures. Now, here's your chance. Inside these pages you'll find one hundred bite-sized...


Why I Don't Write Children's Literature

by Gary Soto

The beloved writer returns to entertain in a fresh collection of essays


My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

by Chris Barker, Bessie Moore & Simon Garfield

In September 1943, a twenty-nine-year-old postal clerk from North London named Chris Barker found a spare hour to write to a work colleague named Bessie Moore. His letter was innocent enough, but Bessie's response...


Love and Lies

by Clancy Martin

A provocative and unsettling look at the nature of love and deception

Is it possible to love well without lying? At least since Socrates's discourse on love in Plato's Symposium, philosophers have argued that...


Letter to a Future Lover

by Ander Monson

An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between a reader and a book

A way to leave a trace of us, who we were or wanted to be, what we read and could imagine, what we did and...


Heroine Tracks: essays and poetry from a Superwoman

by Aisha Z Raison

Aisha Raison, Womanist, activist and author of Speaking in Cursive and Other Adventures of Little Girl Blue, introduces essays and poetry on the Independent Black Woman, relationships, love and social issues...


Tolstoy's Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894

by Leo Tolstoy, R. F. Christian & Rosamund Bartlett

'An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times

Volume 1 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1847-1894 and was meticulously edited by R.F. Christian so as...


Death etc.

by Harold Pinter

Throughout his life, playwright and political activist Harold Pinter has consistently cast light on the hypocrisy of conformist truths in pure and simple terms. Awarded the Wilfred Owen Prize in 2004 for his...


Seth: Conversations

by Eric Hoffman & Dominick Grace

Interviews with the cartoonist who created It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken; Clyde Fans; and Wimbledon Green