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The Portable Nietzsche

by Friedrich Nietzsche

The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities...


The Portable Machiavelli

by Niccolo Machiavelli

In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works....


Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning to Be American

by Maria Mazziotti Gillan

In stories and poems that explore how our society shapes us, Identity Lessons features a wide array of ethnic perspectives on growing up in America. Leading the reader into the living-rooms, boardrooms, classrooms,...


My 1980s and Other Essays

by Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum returns with a zesty and hyper-literate collection of personal and critical essays

Wayne Koestenbaum has been described as “an impossible lovechild from a late-night, drunken three-way between...


The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

by Henry Miller

"Henry Miller is the nearest thing to Céline America has produced.... He aims not at the ears, brains, or consciences, but at the viscera and solar plexus."-The New Leader.In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate,...


The Best Australian Essays 2012

by Ramona Koval

'When looking for wisdom, it's a good idea to range widely'-RAMONA KOVAL

The Best Australian Essays 2012 presents the country's most eloquent voices at the peak of their powers. Helen Garner, Anna Krien and...


Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays

by June Jordan

A posthumous collection of the essays of June Jordan, noted for its "love of language" and "expression of social identity" (Reamy Jansen, San Francisco Chronicle)


Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan & Jacobean Times

by R E Pritchard

This is an intriguing and fascinating collection of excerpts from some of the best, wittiest and most unusual sixteenth and seventteenth century writing.


Skywriting by Word of Mouth

by John Lennon

John Lennon wrote Skywriting by Word of Mouth, an impressive collection of writings and drawings, during Yoko Ono's pregnancy with Sean, and always planned to have it published. The book's publication was a...


The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them

by Roxanne J. Coady

Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs,...


The Devil's Fingers & Other Personal Essays

by James Hoggard

The more than two dozen personal essays in this new collection by one of Texas’s master storytellers range from travel pieces about Havana and London to stories about small-town exotics that are funny, nervy,...


The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

by Simon Leys

An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling...


Walk Into My Parlor: Chapters from Inviting Books

by Betty Bandel

Chapters from fourteen best–selling novels published between 1842 and 1919 are compiled here for today's readers. The selections not only give a rare un–stereotyped look at the day–to–day life in grandma's...


Possibility: Essays Against Despair

by Patricia Vigderman

Possibility translates life's disordered events into the orderly happiness of art. Subjects include manatees, Henry Adams, Texas, Proust, and Vertigo.


Now We Are Ten: Griffith REVIEW 41

by Julianne Schultz

Melissa Lucashenko's 'Sinking Below Sight: Down and out in Brisbane and Logan', detailing urban poverty in the area known as the 'Black Belt' won the 2013 Walkley Award for a long feature.

Griffith REVIEW's...


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

The great Galileo in his wildest imaginings would never dream that the real man in the moon would be an American. Otherwise, his uncanny scientific acumen shone with brilliance rivaling the current star of constellations....


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...