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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...

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

by , John Locke

John Locke is widely regarded as the father of classical liberalism. This essay was groundbreaking in its approach to foundation of human knowledge and understanding, he describes the mind at birth as a blank...

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...

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...

The Magic of Shirley Jackson

by Shirley Jackson

This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books:

The Bird's Nest,

Life Among the Savages,

Raising Demons,

and eleven short stories--including the world-famous...

The Best Creative Nonfiction (Vol. 3)

by Lee Gutkind

“Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.” —Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2) Anyone still asking, “What is creative nonfiction?” will find...

The Best American Series: 20 Short Stories and Essays

by Best American Best American Series

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.  This special edition contains selections from the following editions:

The Best American Short...

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

This collection of modern Japanese poetry presents carefully selected works for Western readers.The state of Japanese poetry in the twentieth century, its high quality and individuality is clearly shown in this...

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...


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 Comrade Loves of a Samurai, the theme of homosexual love between the samurai is explored.To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form...

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 readership....