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Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura

Sparrows

Playing hide-and-seek

Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa

Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single...


New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia

by William T. Tow & David Walton

Offering a distinctly Asia-Pacific-oriented perspective to one of the most discussed components of international security policy, human security, this volume of essays by internationally renowned experts assesses...


Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy

by Kwaku Appiah-Adu

Oil exploration in the developing world has been and continues to be a high profile and high risk activity, often featured in the media and widely debated. Using the perspective of Ghana and comparisons with...


Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose: 1983-2005

by Margaret Atwood

From one of the world’s most passionately engaged and acclaimed literary citizens comes Writing with Intent, the largest collection to date of Margaret Atwood’s nonfiction, ranging from 1983 to 2005. Composed...


The Moth

by Catherine Burns, George Dawes Green & Adam Gopnik

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong)....


The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle

by Luci Shaw

In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 80th birthday, a host of prominent writers and academics gather to create this unique collection. Madeleine's circle of friends and peers (writers, poets, scholars, theologians)...


Psychogeography

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman

The very best of Will Self's columns for the Independent on the oddities of place, with Ralph Steadman's trademark illustrations.


Pleasing Myself: From Beowulf to Philip Roth

by Frank Kermode

Sir Frank Kermode is acknowledged as one of the greatest critics of our time, renowned for the wit humanity and good sense of his writing. Pleasing Myself brings together the very best of his shorter pieces,...


Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century France: Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, Michel de Montaigne

by Nicolas Russell

This book proposes that in a number of French Renaissance texts, we observe a shift in thinking about memory and forgetting. Focusing on a corpus of texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard and Michel...


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

by Kiese Laymon

Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American social and cultural commentary. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of...


Visiting Hours at the Color Line: Poems

by Ed Pavlic & Dan Beachy-Quick

Often the most recognized, even brutal, events in American history are assigned a bifurcated public narrative. We divide historical and cultural life into two camps, often segregated by a politicized, racially...


A Maxwell Profit: Part Five of the Laird of Lochandee Series

by Gwen Kirkwood

Part Five of an historical romance saga set in the Scottish Borders between the two World Wars.


A Maxwell Loss: Part Four of the Laird of Lochandee Series

by Gwen Kirkwood

Part Four of an historical romance saga set in the Scottish Borders.


Hell and Back: Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie

by Tim Parks

A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called ""the best British author working today"". In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of...


Behind the Curtain: Selected Fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853-1860

by Wayne R. Kime

Behind the Curtain re-introduces the fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien to modern readers by presenting fourteen of his works, five here reprinted for the first time, that together suggest the development and range...


The Last Single Woman in America

by Cindy Guidry

A ?sassy? (USA Today), ?funny, fast-talking? (New York Daily News) ?great read? (People) that unfolds like a conversation with your bawdy best friend over a glass?or a bottle?of wine

Whether she?s being greeted...


Songbook

by Nick Hornby

"All I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do"—Nick...


Red: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their LivesToday

by Amy Goldwasser

?Unsparingly frank and perceptive? (Vanity Fair) personal essays by teenage girls.

For every teen girl who thinks she?s alone, and every adult who?s dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection...


Walter Pater: An Imaginative Sense of Fact: A Collection of Essays

The Bottom of the Jar

by Abdellatif Laabi & Andre Naffis-Sahely

The Bottom of the Jar is the journey of a boy finding his footing in the heart of Fez during the 1950s, as Morocco began freeing itself from the grip of the French colonial occupation. The narrator vividly recalls...