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Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin "Bud" Shrake Reader

by Bud Shrake & Steven L. Davis

Edwin "Bud" Shrake is one of the most intriguing literary talents to emerge from Texas. He has written vividly in fiction and nonfiction about everything from the early days of the Texas Republic to the making...


The Eye of the Mammoth: Selected Essays

by Stephen Harrigan & Nicholas Lemann

In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America's most thoughtful writers....


A Route 66 Companion

by David King Dunaway

Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace-all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America's insatiable...


West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West

by Lynn Stegner & Russell Rowland

What does it mean to be a westerner? With all the mythology that has grown up about the American West, is it even possible to describe "how it was, how it is, here, in the West-just that," in the words of Lynn...


Alfonso Reyes and Spain: His Dialogue with Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, Ortega y Gasset, Jiménez, and Gómez de la Serna

by Barbara Bockus Aponte

Alfonso Reyes, the great humanist and man of letters of contemporary Spanish America, began his literary career just before the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He spearheaded the radical shift in...


Turn Out the Lights: Chronicles of Texas during the 80s and 90s

by Gary Cartwright & Robert Draper

Whether the subject is Jack Ruby, Willie Nelson, or his own leukemia-stricken son Mark, when it comes to looking at the world through another person's eyes, nobody does it better than Gary Cartwright. For over...


Certificate of Absence

by Sylvia Molloy & Daniel Balderston

Originally published in 1981 as En breve cárcel, Certificate of Absence is the first novel of the Argentinian scholar-critic Sylvia Molloy. Innovative in its treatment of women's relationships and in its assertion...


The Collected Poems and Selected Prose

by Stanley Burnshaw & Thomas F. Staley

Stanley Burnshaw began to publish poems in the 1920s and founded his own verse journal in 1925. After serving as coeditor and drama critic of the New Masses weekly (1934-1936), he entered book publishing, directing...


Essays Ancient and Modern

by T. S. Eliot

A compendium of essays on religion, literature, and politics from a Nobel laureate and literary master.


Psycho Too

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman

Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces once again in a further post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship of psyche and place in a globalised world; Psycho Too brings together a second helping of...


Against Venice

by Régis Debray & John Howe

Numerous writers have made declarations of love to cities, but Against Venice speaks not of love, but of dislike. It is a counterblast to intellectuals who regard Venice as the city where existentialism should...


Brighton in Diaries

by Paul K Lyons

This fascinating collection of extracts contains diarist famous and ordinary, young and old, serious and cynical, but with Brighton always setting the scene. Many legendary writers - including Walter Scott,...


An Elemental Thing

by Eliot Weinberger

Internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative writers today, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories on the borders of poetry and narrative where the only rule, according to...


Mark Ford: Selected Poems

by Mark Ford

An exuberant, versatile, and complex debut US collection from one of the UK's most respected poets.


The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

by David J. Cast

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari brings together the world's foremost experts on Vasari as well as up-and-coming scholars to provide, at the 500th anniversary of his birth, a comprehensive assessment...


A Place in the Country

by W.G. Sebald & Jo Catling

A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.

 

This beautiful...


The Complete Short Stories, Essays, and a Play, Volume 1

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales...


And the Heart Says Whatever

by Emily Gould

Essays by former editor of Gawker.com—and the new female voice of her generation.  In And the Heart Says Whatever, Emily Gould tells the truth about becoming an adult in New York City in the first decade...


Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals

by Robert M. Sapolsky

The human animal in all its fascinating quirks of nature is showcased in this thoughtful and entertaining essay collection from America's most beloved neurobiologist/primatologist.

In these essays -- updated...


The Complete Short Stories and Essays, Volume 2

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales...