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Comrade Loves the Samurai

by Ihara Saikaku & Edward Powys Mathers

In old Japan, sexual love among the samurai was permissible, and often matured into lifelong companionships. Comrade Loves of the Samurai touches the subject of both normal and abnormal love with honesty and...


Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays

by David Foster Wallace

Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions...


Penthouse: Naughty by Nature

by Penthouse International

wHAT DO WOMEN WANT? To the age-old question, Penthouse has the answer: Great sex-lots of it-in every variation! Here, in these pages, you'll meet women of all ages and from all walks of life, with one thing...


Eating the Dinosaur

by Chuck Klosterman

After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, returns to the form in which he’s been spectacularly successful with a collection of essays...


The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now

by Alma Guillermoprieto

An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba.

From the Trade Paperback...


The Cabin: Reminiscence and Diversions

by David Mamet

In these mordant, elegant, and often disquieting essays, the internationally acclaimed dramatist creates a sort of autobiography by strobe light, one that is both mysterious and starkly revealing.

The pieces...


Essays, Speeches & Public Letters

by William Faulkner & James B. Meriwether

An essential collection of William Faulkner’s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material.

This unique volume includes Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway’s...


The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens

The Necessary Angel

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Wallace Stevens

"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted...


Dostoyevsky's Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts

by Michael Sperber

This book examines the arts over the course of modern history to illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. These essays propose a...


Essays: Volume One

by Mark McGinnis

Mark W. McGinnis: "This is a group of twenty essays some with 'big' themes such as beauty, death, ego, freedom, and sex. Also included are two reflections on great men -- David Bohm, a 20th century quantum physicist,...


Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

by Thomas C. Foster & Sean Pratt

From the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative new book on the twenty-five works of literature that have most shaped the...


The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

by Denys Johnson-Davies

This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south.

Edited...


The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009

by Irving Kristol

From the late founder of neoconservatism, a wide-ranging collection of his best writings


What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves

by Ellyn Spragins

What every woman wants to know—how to be successful—in a new collection from the editor of the New York Times bestseller What I Know Now


Because I Love Her

by Andrea N. Richesin

This profound and poignant collection highlights some of the best literary writers of our time in an era when the roles of mothers and daughters are constantly being questioned and redefined. Because I Love...


Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women

by Hui Wu

Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women, brings together twenty-five essays of seven prominent writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in the teaching and study of...


Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities

by Kazim Ali

Eloquent intercultural coming-of-age story


Germaine de Stael in Germany: Gender and Literary Authority (1800-1850)

by Judith E. Martin

This study of the impact of Staël and her novels in Germany from 1800-1850 focuses on debates over gender and authorship, first examining commentary and reviews by prominent literary men and women, and then...


Letters Home

by Sylvia Plath

Letters Home represents Sylvia Plath's correspondence from her time at Smith College in the early 1950s, through her meeting with, and subsequent marriage to, the poet Ted Hughes, up to her death in February...


To Ireland, I

by Paul Muldoon

The four pieces that make up this work are taken from Muldoon’s Oxford Clarendon Lectures of 1998. Together, they take the form of an A-Z, or abecedary of Irish literature, in which his imagination forges...