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The Best American Essays 2013

by Robert Atwan & Cheryl Strayed

A collection of the year's best essays culled from periodicals.


The Paragon Parrot: And Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdom

by Rumi

Rumi is regarded by many as the world's greatest poet. This selection by Arthur Scholey provides a taster of Rumi's great work. Here are stories plucked from friends and folk tales and real life, embodying Sufi...


The Discontented Dervishes: And Other Persian Tales

by Sa'Di

Arthur Scholey has selected and retold 74 of Sa'di's stories of the wisdom, humour and common sense of the kings, servants, lords, slaves and beggars, pupils and teachers, birds, beasts, insects and dervishes....


Faces in the Fire: And Other Fancies

by Frank W. Boreham

Though Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was born and educated in England and first rose to prominence as a religious thinker there, he spent many of his later years working as a missionary in New Zealand, Tasmania,...


A Handful of Stars: Texts That Have Moved Great Minds

by Frank W. Boreham

Renowned Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was known for his unusual ability to spin moving religious lessons from the stuff of everyday life. In the unique collection A Handful of Stars, Boreham takes this...


Mushrooms on the Moor

by Frank W. Boreham

England-born preacher Frank W. Boreham became widely known as a Baptist thinker and evangelist over the course of his career in the church. He was lauded for his plainspoken and often humorous approach. This...


Talks To Farmers

by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon was one of the most popular religious speakers of his era, and by some estimates, he preached to ten million followers over the course of his career. Spurgeon made it his mission...


The Dawn of Day

by Friedrich Nietzsche

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was a bold thinker whose ideas had a major impact on the development of the field. In the book The Dawn of Day, Nietzsche expounds on some of his most radical theories,...


Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays

by Norman Mailer, Phillip Sipiora & Jonathan Lethem

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the...


The Myth in Marriage

by Alice Hubbard

Educator and noted feminist thinker Alice Moore Hubbard was an important early voice in the fight for equal legal and social rights for women. In The Myth in Marriage, Hubbard takes a look at the large and small...


State of the Nation: Essays for Robert Manne

by Gwenda Tavan

A stunning collection of essays that analyses the major issues facing Australia today

This nation has a lot of unfinished business. Will we become a republic any time soon? How can we honour our Indigenous...


Telling Tales: Selected Writings, 1993-2013

by Amit Chaudhuri

Spanning a writing career of over twenty years, acclaimed novelist and author of Calcutta: Two Years in the City, Amit Chaudhuri, is also one of the most gifted essayists and critics writing today, whose work...


In the Name of the Mother: Reflections on Writers and Empire

by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Renowned worldwide, as novelist and dramatist, Ngugi wa Thiongo's contributions to the body of critical writing on African literature, politics and society have been highly significant. His best known critical...


Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs

by James Wolcott

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time

From his early-seventies dispatches...


Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors

by Shlomit Editor Kriger

Imagine sitting across from a member of the German Secret State Police and negotiating with him to allow for the release of Jewish youngsters and for the establishment of a Jewish school. What can a teenager...


The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers on Great Places

by Various

From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly...


Willa Cather In Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey

by Willa Cather

“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to...


Willa Cather On Writing

by Willa Cather

"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first...


Not Under Forty

by Willa Cather

For Willa Cather, "the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts." The whole legacy of Western civilization stood on the far side of World War I, and in the spiritually impoverished present she looked back to...


Second Mencken Chrestomathy

by H.L. Mencken

Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic...