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Reflections In A Jaundiced Eye

by Florence King

In this collection of essays, Florence King confirms her position as one of the wittiest social critics now writing-and certainly the most uninhibited. Nothing escapes her withering gaze, from our greatest national...


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

“Kreider locates the right simile and the pith of situations as he carefully catalogues humanity’s inventive and manifold ways of failing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

In We Learn Nothing, satirical...


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,...


Hand And Heart

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, (29 September 1810 – 12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs Gaskell, was a English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. Her novels offer a detailed...


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by Premchand

कहते हैं जिसने प्रेमचंद नहीं पढ़ा उसने हिन्दुस्तान नहीं पढ़ा।

प्रेमचंद ने 14 उपन्यास...


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 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....


Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

by Christopher Hitchens

"All first-rate criticism first defines what we are confronting," the late, great jazz critic Whitney Balliett once wrote. By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier. For nearly...


Shakespeare Classics For Kids - Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It and Other Tales Retold For Children (Illustrated Edition)

by Charles And Mary Lamb

+ Illustrated Edition In this wonderful book, Shakespeare's best tales are reduced to a simple level and retold in a more modern style that children -- and, of course, adults too -- could easily read and understand....