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Letters from an American Farmer

by J. Hector

Letters From An American Farmer. PREFATORY NOTE. There are at least two good reasons why I should have the honor and pleasure of writing a short preface to this new edition of Letters from an Anrerican Farmer,...


Myths and Folklore of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail...


South African Folk Tales

by James A Honey

This book was especially republished to raise funds for the Westville Boys High Scholarship fund, where gifted but underprivileged South Africans are given a chance of first class high school education. It is...


Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story

by Julian Barnes

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers: a brilliant collection of essays on the books and authors that have meant the most to him throughout...


X. And Other Letters

by Costanza Colombo

This anthology is the demonstration that six letters are enough to express the concept of passion. The thesis is verified by the construction of an alternative dimension where feelings, intensity and creative...


Collected Prose

by Paul Auster

An essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters.

The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions, and Oracle Night presents here a highly personal...


American Authors Reinventing Italy

by Sirpa Salenius

American Authors Reinventing Italy: The Writings of Exceptional Nineteenth-Century Women is a collection of scholarly papers that examine Italy in the writings of such American women as Margaret Fuller, Harriet...


Wild Ducks Flying Backward

by Tom Robbins

Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel...


We Learn Nothing: Essays and Cartoons

by Tim Kreider

In We Learn Nothing, satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush...


Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

by Tom Bissell

In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process. He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work...


Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry

by Yuki Sawa & Edith Shiffert

The state of Japanese poetry in the twentieth century, its high quality and individuality is clearly shown in this book. The introduction gives a brief,lucid history of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on...


Granta 114: Aliens

by John Freeman

Thirty years on, Granta remains the world's most prestigious English-language magazine of new writing.


Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books

by Robert Kanigel

Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world's most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning...


I Know You're Out There: Private Longings, Public Humiliations, and Other Tales from the Personals

by Michael Beaumier

Love lost, found, and kicked around

“It might be my imagination, but it seems like most people in the building tend to steer clear of me. I’m the one who gets the weird phone calls, the strange visitors,...


The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition

by Ernest Fenollosa

First published in 1919 by Ezra Pound, Ernest Fenollosa's essay on the Chinese written language has become one of the most often quoted statements in the history of American poetics. As edited by Pound, it presents...


Seek

by Denis Johnson

Part political disquisition, part travel journal, part self-exploration, Seek is a collection of essays and articles in which Denis Johnson essentially takes on the world.And not an obliging, easygoing world...


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...


Ten Thai short stories — 2010

by Various Authors

 Four of these outstanding Thai short stories

are published in English for the first time.

The others appeared first in the Bangkok Post

All mark new trends in Thai fiction writing 

and deserve the widest...


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...