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Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places

by Gary Snyder & Julia Martin

In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed...


Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

by Jake MacDonald

In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America’s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries...


Griffith REVIEW 46: The Novella Project II-Forgotten Stories

by Julianne Schultz

Griffith REVIEW 46: The Novella Project II - Forgotten Stories explores in fiction forgotten stories with a historical dimension, delving beyond the handful of iconic tales that have grown threadbare.

The...


Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

by Maeve Binchy

Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans.

Maeve Binchy once confessed:...


Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

by Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber & Christian Steiner

Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume explores and deciphers the symbolic value and iconicity of the built environment in the Arab Gulf Region, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics....


The Palace of Bones

Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

by Mary Ellen Miller, Morris Allen Grubbs & Silas House

Jim Wayne Miller (1936--1996) was a prolific writer, a revered teacher and scholar, and a pioneer in the field of Appalachian studies. During his thirty-three-year tenure at Western Kentucky University, he helped...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Passions

by Giacomo Leopardi & Tim Parks

Revenge-Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don't mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend.-from...


A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

by Irving Howe, Nina Howe & Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example of commitment...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


By the Book

by Pamela Paul & Scott Turow

Sixty-five of the world’s leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them

Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist,...


Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women

by Hui Wu

Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women, brings together twenty-five essays of seven prominent writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in the teaching and study of...


Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities

by Kazim Ali

Eloquent intercultural coming-of-age story


Germaine de Staël in Germany: Gender and Literary Authority (1800-1850)

by Judith E. Martin

This study of the impact of Staël and her novels in Germany from 1800-1850 focuses on debates over gender and authorship, first examining commentary and reviews by prominent literary men and women, and then...


Faulkner and Film

by Peter Lurie & Ann J. Abadie

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the Nobel Laureate's work and cinema


Letters Home

by Sylvia Plath

Letters Home represents Sylvia Plath's correspondence from her time at Smith College in the early 1950s, through her meeting with, and subsequent marriage to, the poet Ted Hughes, up to her death in February...


Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France

by Paula J. Martin

Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on...


Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California's Culture

by Fred Sanders & Jason S. Sexton

Californians Sanders and Sexton assemble leading voices and specialists both from within and without California for engagement with California's influential culture. Leading theologians and cultural critics...