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A Personal Calligraphy

by Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt is famous throughout Canada for her luminous paintings and prints. Her 1995 exhibition, The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light, drew record-breaking crowds on its tour of Canada. It also resulted...


The Double Life Is Twice as Good: Essays and Fiction

by Jonathan Ames

Wildly original novelist, essayist, and performance artist Jonathan Aames delivers his best collection yet—a hilarious, risqué, and loveable selection of articles, essays, and fiction, including several previously...


Portraits and Prayers

by Gertrude Stein

Portraits and Prayers is a collection of early essays and word portraits by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Her subjects often provide a description of what she observed in her Saturday salons.


Representations of the Intellectual

by Edward W. Said

In these six essays--delivered on the BBC as the prestigious Reith Lectures--Said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special...


The Lantern-Bearers and Other Essays

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Jeremy Treglown

This anthology collects 33 of his finest pieces on diverse subjects.


What Do Women Want?: Essays by Erica Jong

by Erica Jong

Erica Jong's two rules of writing are "never cut funny" and "keep the pages turning." And Jong delivers in these twenty-six essays, coupling frank and risqu? stories about her own life with provocative pieces...


Something of Myself and Others

by Mary Kenny

‘We are all witnesses of our time, and this is something of a witness to mine.’ Something of Myself and Others is a fascinating collection of articles and reflections on the public and private life of one...


An Archaeology of Yearning

by Bruce Mills

The moving story of a father's bond with his autistic son embodies powerful themes of family relationships and human connections.


Sacred Monsters

by Edmund White

More than 20 essays-none previously published in book form-by the National Book Critics Circle finalist and author John Irving calls "one of the best writers of my generation." Edmund White is one of our most...


The Broken Book

by Fiona Farrell

A mix of poetry and prose, this compilation by New Zealand’s Fiona Ferrell is simultaneously a memoir, a meandering travel book, and a poetry collection. Demonstrating how a natural disaster can turn a life...


Anatomy of Restlessness: Selected Writings 1969-1989

by Bruce Chatwin

Although he is best known for his luminous reports from the farthest-flung corners of the earth, Bruce Chatwin possessed a literary sensibility that reached beyond the travel narrative to span a world of topics—from...


The Adding Machine

by William S. Burroughs

"Sheer pleasure. . . . Wonderfully entertaining."—Chicago Sun-Times

Acclaimed by Norman Mailer more than twenty years ago as "possibly the only American writer of genius," William S. Burroughs has produced a...


The Best American Travel Writing 2013

by Jason Wilson & Elizabeth Gilbert

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2012.


Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

by Andrew Blauner

An anthology of essays about Boston and what it means to the contributors, including Susan Orlean, Kevin Cullen, Mike Barnicle, Pico Iyer, and many more. For every copy sold, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will donate...


What I Came To Say

by Raymond Williams

A collection of the writings of Raymond Williams, who many considered to be the most significant post-war intellectual in Britain. He wrote on diverse subjects, and his books included "Culture and Society",...


The London Scene: Six Essays on London Life

by Virginia Woolf & Hermione Lee

Take a stroll through London with Virginia Woolf as your guide in this beautifully illustrated book. With a new introduction by Hermione Lee. From the docklands of the East End to the Houses of Parliament; from...


Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Radio On

by Sarah Vowell

There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened—closely, critically, creatively—for an entire...


The Best Australian Essays 2013

by Robert Manne

In The Best Australian Essays 2013, Robert Manne draws out this year's most distinctive voices. This superb collection encompasses the personal, with Robert Dessaix's distant summer of love and touch-typing...


Inside the Zhivago Storm

by Paolo Mancosu

In Inside the Zhivago Storm. The Editorial Adventures of Pasternak’s Masterpiece, Paolo Mancosu, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, provides a riveting account of the story...