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Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God

by Will Durant

The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant—discovered thirty-two years after his death—is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in...


The Portable Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson & Jeffrey S Cramer

A comprehensive collection of writings by "the most influential writer of the nineteenth century" (Harold Bloom)

Ralph Waldo Emerson's diverse body of work has done more than perhaps any other thinker to shape...


Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse

by David Jay Brown

In his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of...


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...


Colomba (French/English Edition)

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...


Russian Stories

by Francesc Serés

Drift through outer space with a doomed cosmonaut whose engine is kaput!; return to an irradiated village with an elderly couple who want to go home; ask yourself, did Elvis really play a concert in Red Square?...


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...


Religion Italian Style: Continuities and Changes in a Catholic Country

by Franco Garelli

This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long...


Sudden Death: Medicine and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Rome

by Maria Pia Donato

In 1705-1706, an 'epidemic' of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI's physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which...


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 (Illustrated)

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...


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

by James Lowry & Justus Wamukoya

As a celebration of Anne Thurston's contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing...


Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

This book contributes to the study of the history of emotions and cultural histories of the Middle Ages, while also adding another crucial piece to the broader historiographical debate currently challenging...