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Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

by Todd McCaffrey, Lois Mcmaster Bujold & David Brin

When Anne McCaffrey passed in November 2011, it was not only those closest to her who mourned her death; legions of readers also felt the loss deeply. The pioneering science fiction author behind the Dragonriders...


Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Moon Lore

by Timothy Harley

What could be more timely than a book about the moon! Moon Lore set the stage for the recent lunar landing almost 100 years ago with its scientific observations such as the one which saw "the surface of the...


The State of Ireland

by Arthur O' Connor & James Livesay

Arthur O'Connor was the most important conduit between French republicanism and Irish political radicalism in the late 1790s ... His State of Ireland, published in 1798, created a distinctively Irish language...


The '98 Reader: An Anthology of song, prose and poetry

by Padraic O' Farrell

Seventeen ninety-eight saw French and American revolutionary ideals converge with popular rebellion in Ireland. The rebellion ended in bloody failure, but 1798 was kept alive in folk memory by a nascent literature...


The Collected Prose

by Zbigniew Herbert

Polish poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert easily stands beside Nobel Prize laureates Milosz and Szymborska as part of a remarkable literary tradition. Though Herbert is very much an Eastern European writer,...


Smothered in Hugs: Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries

by Dennis Cooper

Selected from the range of Cooper's essays and reportage in Artforum, Bookforum, Detour, Interview, LA Weekly, Spin, and the Village Voice, among other publications, Smothered in Hugs presents the best nonfiction...


Burning Down the House

by Charles Baxter

Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers,...


Notes on Life and Letters

by Joseph Conrad

Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote...


What I Saw in America

by G. K. Chesterton

Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's...


Tremendous Trifles

by G. K. Chesterton

British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section...


Cambridge Pieces

by Samuel Butler

One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection...


What to Do?

by Leo Tolstoy & Isabel Florence Hapgood

Today, Leo Graf Tolstoy is regarded as one of world's foremost masters of prose. In his lifetime, he was responsible for creating such works of genius as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In addition to his keen...


The Humour of Homer: And Other Essays

by Samuel Butler & R. A. Streatfield

Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse...


The Mirror of the Sea

by Joseph Conrad

Although Joseph Conrad achieved acclaim as one of the masters of English-language fiction, his own life story is as fascinating and engaging as Heart of Darkness or Lord Jim. The volume The Mirror of the Sea...


The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition...


The Battle of the Books: And Other Works, Including 'A Modest Proposal'

by Jonathan Swift

"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient...


The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

by W. E. B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk is the seminal work by Du Bois on race in late 19th-century North America. The way we think about and examine race today stems from his ideas. He spoke of the "double-consciousness, this...


A Wodehouse Miscellany: Articles and Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, popularly known by his pen name, P.G. Wodehouse, is one of the most beloved writers of English prose. He is known for his uncanny ability to find and expose the hilarity of even...


All Things Considered

by G. K. Chesterton

Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together...