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Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer maria Rilke & M. D. Herter Norton

Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart.

Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems...


Surrender (But Don't Give Yourself Away): Old Cars, Found Hope, and Other Cheap Tricks

by Spike Gillespie

Spike Gillespie tells it like it is. Whether she's writing about men, mothering or money, she cuts to the chase, unabashedly recounting the exhilaration and uncertainty she is forever encountering along the...


Trillin on Texas

by Calvin Trillin

"Yes, I do have a Texas connection, but, as we say in the Midwest, where I grew up, not so's you'd know it." So Calvin Trillin introduces this collection of articles and poems about a place that turns up surprisingly...


Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin "Bud" Shrake Reader

by Bud Shrake & Steven L. Davis

Edwin "Bud" Shrake is one of the most intriguing literary talents to emerge from Texas. He has written vividly in fiction and nonfiction about everything from the early days of the Texas Republic to the making...


A Route 66 Companion

by David King Dunaway

Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace-all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America's insatiable...


West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West

by Lynn Stegner & Russell Rowland

What does it mean to be a westerner? With all the mythology that has grown up about the American West, is it even possible to describe "how it was, how it is, here, in the West-just that," in the words of Lynn...


Turn Out the Lights: Chronicles of Texas during the 80s and 90s

by Gary Cartwright & Robert Draper

Whether the subject is Jack Ruby, Willie Nelson, or his own leukemia-stricken son Mark, when it comes to looking at the world through another person's eyes, nobody does it better than Gary Cartwright. For over...


Essays Ancient and Modern

by T. S. Eliot

A compendium of essays on religion, literature, and politics from a Nobel laureate and literary master.


Dust of New York

by Konrad Bercovici

Though born in Romania, writer Konrad Bercovici first gained prominence as a journalist and essayist chronicling life in New York City. This charming collection of stories, observations, and vignettes blurs...


Lures of Life

by Joseph Lucas

This thought-provoking series of essays addresses various "lures," or enticing traps that aren't what they appear to be and can provoke confusion in one's thinking and behavior. Author Joseph Lucas doesn't shy...


My Discovery of England

by Stephen Leacock

Canadian humorist and academic Stephen Leacock had a plethora of opportunities to explore new cultures as he traveled the globe in support of his many popular books, often giving scholarly talks along the way....


On the Front Line of Life: Stephen Leacock: Memories and Reflections, 1935-1944

by Alan Bowker

These essays reveal a personal Leacock, conveying the message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.


Sophocles (Routledge Revivals): The Classical Heritage

by Roger Dawe

Sophocles: The Classical Heritage, first published in 1996, contains a diverse collection of reflection, ranging from the 16th century to the 20th, on one of the three great Attic tragedians, the author of perhaps...


An Elemental Thing

by Eliot Weinberger

Internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative writers today, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories on the borders of poetry and narrative where the only rule, according to...


The Defendant

by G. K. Chesterton & Dale Ahlquist

From detective stories and penny dreadfuls to skeletons, slang, and patriotism, Chesterton's essays "defend" seemingly harmless subjects only to reveal many of the hidden assumptions and dogmas of his time....


The Soul of Wit: G. K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare

by G. K. Chesterton & Dale Ahlquist

G. K. Chesterton took a keen interest in the English literary tradition and wrote many essays on the country's greatest playwright. This compilation is selected and introduced by Chesterton expert Dale Ahlquist....


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 edition...


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...


Mutual Flame - Wilson Knight V

by Wilson Knight

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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...