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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...


A Year in Thoreau's Journal: 1851

by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's journal of 1851 reveals profound ideas and observations in the making, including wonderful writing on the natural history of Concord.


Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

by James Salter, Robert Phelps & John McIntyre

James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer...


Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today's Sexual Culture

by Rachel Kramer Bussel & Susie Bright

In Best Sex Writing 2012, editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and judge Susie Bright collect the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise...


The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and The Practice of the Wild

by Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison & Paul Ebenkamp

Gary Snyder joined his old friend, novelist Jim Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives and what has become of them throughout the years. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, their...


Collected Letters, 1944-1967

by Neal Cassady

“Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome....  It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.” —Carolyn Cassady

Neal Cassady is best remembered today...


12th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Compilation

by Writer's Digest Editors

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 12th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story competition, including the First-Place...