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Creative Unity

by Rabindranath Tagore

Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist,...


Conversations with Jay Parini

by Michael Lackey

Jay Parini (b. 1948) is best known for his novel about Leo Tolstoy’s last year, The Last Station, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and made into a Hollywood film. But he has also...


Conversations with Ken Kesey

by Scott F. Parker

Ken Kesey (1935–2001) is the author of several works of well-known fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that...


Faulkner and Mystery

by Annette Trefzer & Ann J. Abadie

Faulkner and Mystery presents a wide spectrum of compelling arguments about the role and function of mystery in William Faulkner’s fiction. Twelve new essays approach the question of what can be known and...


Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa

by Phaswane Mpe

Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbingride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow-microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African...


Small Friends and other stories and poems

by Jane Morris

The short stories and poems in this collection were written by students at King George VI School and centre for physically disabled children in Zimbabwe�s second city, Bulawayo. HIV and AIDS have had a devastating...


An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits from College Life

by J. M. Barrie

Scottish writer J. M. Barrie is best remembered for the wildly popular play Peter Pan. In this charming collection of biographical essays and character sketches, Barrie reflects on his life and experiences as...


Black Beetles in Amber

by Ambrose Bierce

Though he is today best remembered for his acerbic satire, American writer Ambrose Bierce had a surprisingly broad range as a writer. Black Beetles in Amber is a collection of Bierce's poetry, which ranges from...


Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation

by Roger A. Mason & Steven J. Reid

Andrew Melville is chiefly remembered today as a defiant leader of radical Protestantism in Scotland, John Knox’s heir and successor, the architect of a distinctive Scottish Presbyterian kirk and a visionary...


Essays: Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

by Francis Bacon

It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting...


A Cynic Looks at Life

by Ambrose Bierce & E. Haldeman-Julius

Misanthropes, grumps, and the hopelessly jaded will relish every ruthlessly witty word of Ambrose Bierce's essay collection A Cynic Looks at Life. Bierce unleashes his jaundiced eye and incisive insight on a...


Best Russian Short Stories

by Thomas Seltzer

For centuries, critics and fans alike have extolled the virtues of the Russian masters of fiction, with many ranking them among the foremost literary artists the world has ever produced. This volume collects...


Escape and Other Essays

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Though he struggled with crippling mental illness for much of his adult life, English poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson still managed to produce a vast body of work spanning a number of genres. This...


Essays

by Arthur Christopher Benson

British writer and educator Arthur Christopher Benson possessed a wide-ranging intellect and published prodigiously throughout his entire life. This eclectic selection of his most popular essays runs the gamut...


From a College Window

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Throughout his life, poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson also worked as an educator and school administrator. This collection of essays presents Benson's views on topics ranging from art to the aging...


The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

A bad rabbit, attacks a good rabbit to steal a carrot and starts to munch it on a bench. After a while, a hunter mistake the bad rabbit for a bird and shoots. The bad rabbit will run away without whiskers, tail...


The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

by Beatrix Potter

Lucie is a little girl living on a farm and realizes she has lost three handkerchiefs and the pinafore. Wandering in search of her belongings, she finds a small door in the hillside that leads to a small kitchen...


The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

by Beatrix Potter

Ribby, a "Pussy-cat" invites a little dog called Duchess to tea with a cake made by her. Duchess hopes she will not be served mouse: she can’t eat mouse, but does not want to offend. She decides to bake a...


The Story of Miss Moppet

by Beatrix Potter

Miss Moppet is a young kitten. With an ingenious trick captures a curious mouse that made fun of her. She does not notice, however, that in the duster in which she imprisoned the mouse there is a hole. The mouse...


The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

by Beatrix Potter

Jeremy Fisher is a frog that lives in a small house in the middle of the buttercups of the pond . Worn mackintosh and galoshes goes fishing with his rod made of a stalk of grass and a horsehair. A trout rises...