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A Place in the Country

by W.G. Sebald & Jo Catling

A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.

 

This beautiful...


And the Heart Says Whatever

by Emily Gould

Essays by former editor of Gawker.com—and the new female voice of her generation.  In And the Heart Says Whatever, Emily Gould tells the truth about becoming an adult in New York City in the first decade...


Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals

by Robert M. Sapolsky

How do imperceptibly small differences in the environment change one’s behavior? What is the anatomy of a bad mood? Does stress shrink our brains? What does People magazine’s list of America’s “50 Most...


The Maine Woods

by Henry David Thoreau & Richard F. Fleck

Posthumously published in 1864, The Maine Woods depicts Henry David Thoreau's experiences in the forests of Maine, and expands on the author's transcendental theories on the relation of humanity to Nature. This...


Maps for a Mortal Moon: Essays and Entertainments

by Adil Jussawalla & Jerry Pinto

Welcome to the world of Adil Jussawalla, poet, columnist, critic. The essays and entertainments collected in this volume take in everything from language to poetry, from ethics to model aeroplanes, from death...


Griffith REVIEW 43: Pacific Highways

by Julianne Schultz

Migration, demographic changes and new cultural references are re-shaping New Zealand. It is fast becoming a hub where Pacific and Tasman currents meet. As a result New Zealand is changing, responding to surging...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume IV: Early Essays

by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran & George Bornstein

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes...


Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.


Great English Essays: From Bacon to Chesterton

by Bob Blaisdell

Essays spanning 4 centuries reflect the wit, wisdom, and common sense of a number of distinguished English writers. Includes works by Addison, Swift, Johnson, Goldsmith, Lamb, Woolf, Shaw, and others.


The Little Flowers of Saint Francis

by Thomas Okey

Told in charming, brief anecdotes, these stories include Saint Francis's sermon to the birds, his taming of a savage wolf, his conversion of the Sultan of Babylon, and his healing of a leper.


Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants: Based on a True Story

by Jill Soloway

From the creator and director of Transparent and Emmy nominated writer for Six Feet Under comes a hilarious and unforgettable memoir.

When Jill Soloway was just thirteen, she and her best friend donned the tightest...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. Du Bois

This landmark in the literature of black protest eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind.


Food and Drink: A Book of Quotations

by Susan L. Rattiner

Scores of humorous, frequently incisive remarks by famous writers, humorists, and celebrities, including W. K. Chesterton, W. C. Fields, Julia Child, Marilyn Monroe, George Bernard Shaw, Robert Morley, and many...


When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School

by John McNally

For Anyone Who's Ever Been a Teenager

Who's teenage years weren't terrible? Remember the scary older kids? The sadistic gym teacher? The smelly kid who sat next to you in science class? Your first fumbling...


Ornament and Silence: Essays on Women's Lives From Edith Wharton to Germaine Greer

by Kennedy Fraser

In these fourteen essays, Fraser focuses on women in love affairs, friendships, marriages, and families; in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible. In Ornament and...


What Makes This Book So Great

by Jo Walton

As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton...


The Government of the Tongue

by Seamus Heaney

In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised...


Sex and the River Styx

by Edward Hoagland & Howard Frank Mosher

Called the best essayist of his time by luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his ultimate collection. In Sex and the River Styx, the author's sharp eye and...


White Girls

by Hilton Als

White Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women fourteen years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music...


Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives

by Elizabeth Benedict

Edited and with a contribution by Elizabeth Benedict, thirty of today's brightest literary lights turn their attention to the question of mentorship and influence.

For Denis Johnson, it was Leonard Gardner's...