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The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens

The Necessary Angel

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Wallace Stevens

"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted...


Comanche Midnight

by Stephen Harrigan

Writing timeless essays that capture vanished worlds and elusive perceptions, Stephen Harrigan is emerging as a national voice with an ever-expanding circle of enthusiastic readers. For those who have already...


Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power

by Susie Day, Maria Pia Marrella & Dan Berger

Poppin' Fresh declares martial law-Che Guevara loses his good looks and throws the entire U.S. Left into disarray-Zombie terrorist anchor babies invade the Pentagon. You'll read all this and more in Snidelines:...


The Feast of St. Friend

by Arnold Bennett

If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need....


The Notebooks of Samuel Butler

by Samuel Butler & Henry Festing Jones

British author Samuel Butler is today best remembered for his utopian novel Erewhon. However, Butler had a voracious intellect and wide-ranging interests that were not always reflected in his fiction. This volume...


An Innocent Abroad: Life-changing Trips from 35 Great Writers

by John Berendt, Dave Eggers & Richard Ford

More than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. Contributors include Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, Pico Iyer, John Berendt,...


The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009

by Irving Kristol

From the late founder of neoconservatism, a wide-ranging collection of his best writings


The Groaning Shelf

by Pradeep Sebastian

Notes from a bibliophile on the lure of rare and first editions, the beauty of dust jackets, the thrill of browsing in antiquarian bookshops, the bibliomania of book thieves, movies about books, and the inner...


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

by Anne Lamott

From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.

Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays...


The Living Novel

by V.S. Pritchett

The critical essays of V.S. Pritchett are unparalleled for their wit, geniality, subtlety and profound good sense. His survey of writers ranges from Fielding and Smollett to Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Nathanael...


The Facts of Fiction

by Norman Collins

This is a collection of essays on Essays on Smollett, Lawrence, Austen, Dickens & others, by a man who went on to write a number of hugely popular novels.

The classic book on the craft of writing, this is Norman...


Psycho Too

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman

Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces once again in a further post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship of psyche and place in a globalised world; Psycho Too brings together a second helping of...


How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

by Chris Turner

Collected essays by a leading journalist on sustainability and the global cleantech industry.


Bomb: The Author Interviews

by BOMB Magazine

Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate...


Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

by Jake MacDonald

In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America’s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries...


Passions

by Giacomo Leopardi & Tim Parks

Revenge-Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don't mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend.-from...


A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

by Irving Howe, Nina Howe & Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example of commitment...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women

by Hui Wu

Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women, brings together twenty-five essays of seven prominent writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in the teaching and study of...


Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities

by Kazim Ali

Eloquent intercultural coming-of-age story