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Faulkner and Film

by Peter Lurie & Ann J. Abadie

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the Nobel Laureate's work and cinema


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays: Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

by Steven D. Carter

A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely...


Rabash--The Social Writings

by Rav Baruch Ashlag

Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (Rabash), a student of his father, Rav Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar, played a remarkable role in the history of Kabbalah....


Goscelin of St Bertin: The Book of Encouragement and Consolation [Liber Confortatorius]

by Monika Otter

Goscelin's Liber Confortatorius is extraordinary both as an example of high-medieval spiritual practice and as a record of a personal relationship. Written in about 1083 by the monk Goscelin to a protegee and...


Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughter

by Sharon L. Jansen

Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements,...


Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance: Advice, Wit, and Wisdom from the Father of Transcendentalism: Advice, Wit, and Wisdom from the Father of Transce

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great minds of the mid-nineteenth century. His thoughts and views led the Transcendentalist movement, and his writings—especially Self-Reliance—taught people to “trust thyself”...


Just As I Thought

by Grace Paley

This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives...


Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race War

by Ishmael Reed

An irreverent, brilliant, politically charged barrage of essays aimed with Reed's famous vitriol and wit at the perpetrators of America's war on blacks


The Best American Travel Writing 2014

by Jason Wilson & Paul Theroux

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2013.


The Best American Essays 2014

by John Jeremiah Sullivan & Robert Atwan

Pulphead author John Jeremiah Sullivan, "among the best young non-fiction writers in English"  (The New York Times), picks the year's best essays selected from hundereds of magazines, journals, and websites....


The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

by Martin Amis

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum,...


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction

by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.

     Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts...


McSweeney's Issue 46

by Dave Eggers

In thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan...


Memory Theatre

by Simon Critchley & Liam Gillick

A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant...


Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred

by Henry Miller

In celebration of the centennial of his birth, Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred gathers a captivating selection of writings from ten of his books. The delights of his prose are many,...


Collection of Sand

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps...


Women in Clothes

by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits & Leanne Shapton

Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities-famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old-on the subject of...


A Place to Read: Life and Books

by Michael Cohen

In this essay collection, Michael Cohen tells us about his surprise encounter with the remains of Frida Kahlo, about his father's murder, and about his son's close shave with death on the highway. His subjects...


Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub: Writing During World War II

by John R. Carpenter

How World War II became central in our culture.

Even as World War II raged on, contemporary writers were riveted by its every twist and turn. One of the war’s most fascinating features was that it was subject...