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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...


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

by

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...