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The Life of Images

by Charles Simic

A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winner and former Poet Laureate.

In addition to being one of America’s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented...


Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred

by Henry Miller

In celebration of the centennial of his birth, Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred gathers a captivating selection of writings from ten of his books. The delights of his prose are many, not...


Collection of Sand

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps...


Women in Clothes

by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits & Leanne Shapton

Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject...


A Place to Read: Life and Books

by Michael Cohen

In this essay collection, Michael Cohen tells us about his surprise encounter with the remains of Frida Kahlo, about his father's murder, and about his son's close shave with death on the highway. His subjects...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles Parallel Text (English-French) Edition

by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. He is the author of works such as Through the Looking-Glass and Jabberwoky. Alice in Wonderland is one of his most...


Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub: Writing During World War II

by John R. Carpenter

How World War II became central in our culture.

Even as World War II raged on, contemporary writers were riveted by its every twist and turn. One of the war’s most fascinating features was that it was subject...


Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

by Jessica DeSpain

Until the Chace Act in 1891, no international copyright law existed between Britain and the United States, which meant publishers were free to edit text, excerpt whole passages, add new illustrations, and substantially...


Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the Brel-Brassens-Ferré Myth

by Adeline Cordier

Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described...


Lulu's Library: Complete

by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women. In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and sensational stories. She also produced wholesome stories...


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer maria Rilke & Karl Werner Maurer

Rainer Rilke is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. The letters in this book were written by Rilke to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna. Discouraged...


Barbed Wire and Lace: What makes an Australian

by Amanda Louise Hoffman

What makes and Australian is the adventures of a young girl growing up in the Australian rugged terrain with parents who were pioneers in the Cooma, Mount Kosciusko region. From catching wild brumbies in the...


The Bohannon Brothers: Ireland and America, 1857-1865

by Kerry R Keven, Kesra Hoffman & Aogan O' Muircheartaigh

The Bohannon Brothers - Ireland and America, 1857-1865 A timeless historical novel set in Ireland and the United States during the American Civil War era; this unique story plays out through the lives of immigrant...


Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project

by Virginia Garner

In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s...


Writers Writing Dying

by C. K. Williams

Since his first poetry collection, Lies, C. K. Williams has nurtured an incomparable reputation—as a deeply moral poet, a writer of profound emotion, and a teller of compelling stories. In Writers Writing...


All at Once

by C. K. Williams

Short, sharp musings on things profound and mundane (and sometimes both) from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet

C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form—in fact, he's known for...


The Evolutionist at Large

by Grant Allen

Canadian writer Grant Allen gained prominence as an ardent defender of Darwin's theory of evolution. In this volume, a select group of Allen's writings on the topic of evolution are presented. They range in...


Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure: And Other Essays

by Edward Carpenter

British-born thinker and activist Edward Carpenter proposes a number of novel ideas in this engaging collection of essays. Chief among them is the notion that most of the civilized societies that have emerged...


Something to Declare: Essays

by Julia Alvarez

“Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what  it means to be a Latina in the United States,  bags full of literary wisdom.” —Los Angeles Times

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My Path to Atheism

by Annie Besant

Even today, atheism is a controversial subject, so it's not surprising that the 1895 publication of British thinker and activist Annie Besant's My Path to Atheism caused quite a stir. In the book, Besant lays...