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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...


Guernica: Annual 2014 #1

by Nick Flynn

A Guernica magazine anthology of the best features, interviews, fiction, poetry and Guernica Daily articles published over the past year.


The Chelsea Green Reader: Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

by Ben Watson & Ian Baldwin

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's...


The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens

The Necessary Angel

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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...


Comanche Midnight

by Stephen Harrigan

Writing timeless essays that capture vanished worlds and elusive perceptions, Stephen Harrigan is emerging as a national voice with an ever-expanding circle of enthusiastic readers. For those who have already...


The Fables of Phaedrus

by Phaedrus & P. F. Widdows

Animal fables are said to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, but the earliest surviving record of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who introduced the new genre to Latin literature....


Colomba

by Prosper Mérimée

Colomba is a short story by Prosper Mérimée which first appeared on 1 July 1840 in the Revue des Deux Mondes, and was first published as a single volume in 1841 by Magen et Comon. Through the lens of historical...


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...


A Book of Burlesque

by Willam Davenport Adams

In the pages that follow, I make no attempt to supply a consecutive and comprehensive history of English stage travestie. This would have been impossible within the limits assigned to me. My object has been...


A Woman of No Importance, Una Donna Senza Importanza

by Oscar Wilde & Silvia Ricciardello

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced...


From out of the City

by John Kelly

Dublin, some years from now, and the President of the United States has just been assassinated during a state dinner in his honour. The official account has already taken hold but a hawk-eyed octogenarian named...


Essays: Volume One

by Mark McGinnis

Mark W. McGinnis: "This is a group of twenty essays some with 'big' themes such as beauty, death, ego, freedom, and sex. Also included are two reflections on great men -- David Bohm, a 20th century quantum physicist,...


Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power

by Susie Day, Maria Pia Marrella & Dan Berger

Poppin' Fresh declares martial law-Che Guevara loses his good looks and throws the entire U.S. Left into disarray-Zombie terrorist anchor babies invade the Pentagon. You'll read all this and more in Snidelines:...


The Feast of St. Friend

by Arnold Bennett

If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need....


The Notebooks of Samuel Butler

by Samuel Butler & Henry Festing Jones

British author Samuel Butler is today best remembered for his utopian novel Erewhon. However, Butler had a voracious intellect and wide-ranging interests that were not always reflected in his fiction. This volume...