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Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

by Rick Riordan

Which Greek god makes the best parent?

Would you want to be one of Artemis’ Hunters?

Why do so many monsters go into retail?

Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson’s world—a place where the gods bike among...


Playing House: Notes of a Reluctant Mother

by Lauren Slater

Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family.

 

Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children,...


Halls of Fame

by John D'Agata

“John D’Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold.” —Guy Davenport, Harper’s

John D’Agata journeys the endless corridors of America’s myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on...


A Personal Calligraphy

by Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt is famous throughout Canada for her luminous paintings and prints. Her 1995 exhibition, The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light, drew record-breaking crowds on its tour of Canada. It also resulted...


Cotton Tenants: Three Families

by James Agee, John Summers & Walker Evans

A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer

In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant...


remembered rapture

by bell hooks

Drawing on her experiences as a professor of English and the author of sixteen highly acclaimed books, critic bell hooks presents an insightful collection of essays on the process and politics of writing. Centrally,...


Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan & Jacobean Times

by R E Pritchard

This is an intriguing and fascinating collection of excerpts from some of the best, wittiest and most unusual sixteenth and seventteenth century writing.


Sentimentalism in Nineteenth-Century America: Literary and Cultural Practices

by Mary G. De Jong

Tracing the eighteenth-century origins of sentimentalism, the collection illustrates its proliferation in nineteenth-century America. Sentimental writings by both sexes played a major role in the formation of...


The Difficulty of Being

by Jean Cocteau & Elizabeth Sprigge

Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.

By the time he published The Difficulty of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature...


Dreaming by the Book

by Elaine Scarry

A pathbreaking work about the way literature teaches us to use our imagination.

We often attribute to our imaginative life powers that go beyond ordinary perception or sensation. In Dreaming by the Book, the...


Now We Are Ten: Griffith REVIEW 41

by Julianne Schultz

Melissa Lucashenko's 'Sinking Below Sight: Down and out in Brisbane and Logan', detailing urban poverty in the area known as the 'Black Belt' won the 2013 Walkley Award for a long feature.

Griffith REVIEW's...


Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

by Salman Rushdie

In Imaginary Homelands, Salman Rushdie presents ten years' worth of concentrated thought on topics from the most cherished literary traditions and authors of India, Europe, and America to the politics of oppression,...


Myself with Others

by Carlos Fuentes

In Myself with Others, Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer,...


Willa Cather In Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey

by Willa Cather

“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to...


Forty-one False Starts

by Janet Malcolm & Ian Frazier

A National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism

A deeply Malcolmian volume on painters, photographers, writers, and critics.

Janet Malcolm’s In the Freud Archives and The Journalist and the Murderer, as...


Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, The Mediterranean, and Noir Fiction

by Jean-Claude Izzo

Available for the first time in English in Howard Curtis’s brilliant translation this collection of personal essays shows Izzo at his most contemplative and insightful. He writes beautifully about the city...


Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

by Doris Lessing

The celebrated author explores new ways to view ourselves and the society we live in, and gives us fresh answers to such enduring questions as how to think for ourselves and understand what we know.


Speaking of Journalism

by William Zinsser

Veteran journalist and writing teacher William Zinsser, whose books on writing have sold more than 700,000 copies, presents 11 of his most successful students discussing what it is like to work as a journalist...


Strange Stones

by Peter Hessler

An absorbing, original, and ambitious work of reportage from the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent

During the past decade, Peter Hessler has persistently illuminated worlds both foreign and familiar—ranging...


Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

by Melvin Jules Bukiet

A groundbreaking collection of Holocaust literature by the heirs to the greatest evil of our time.History is preserved in the memories of the survivors of the Holocaust and the imaginations of their children,...