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Thoughts on the New South Africa

by Neville Alexander

Thoughts on the New South Africa is a collection of essays which Alexander brought together just before his death. It reflects on the main issues that preoccupied him throughout his life and sheds light on South...


A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays—his first since Tests of Time, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

These twenty-five...


Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton

by Richard Horan

From the wooded road made of golden hemlock running past L. Frank Baum's childhood home to the lonely stump of Scout's oak in Harper Lee's Alabama, author Richard Horan gathers tree seeds—and stories—from...


The Observing Self: Rediscovering the Essay: Rediscovering the Essay

by Graham Good

First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the...


Essays - First Series

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Summing up his work, Emerson...


Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

by Nadine Gordimer

An extraordinary achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary. Never before has Gordimer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature...


Swimming to the Moon

by Robert Drewe

From a floury encounter on a baker’s work table to the art of sitting backwards on chairs, from budgie training to spontaneous human combustion, this collection showcases the nonfiction writing of one of Australia’s...


Letters to Kurt

by Eric Erlandson

A poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from the man who created the band Hole with Cobain's wife Courtney Love.


The Red Door: The Complete English Stories 1949-76

by Iain Crichton Smith & Kevin MacNeil

When the breathing got worse he went into the adjacent room and got the copy of Dante. All that night and the night before he had been watching the dying...When a mirror was required to be brought she looked...


The Black Halo: The Complete English Stories 1977-98

by Iain Crichton Smith & Kevin MacNeil

The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself...


The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

by Catherine Millet

A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex - this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.'s account of her sexual awakening and her unrestrained pursuit of pleasure.

From the glamorous singles...


The Art of Daring

by Carl Phillips

The award-winning poet Carl Phillips’s invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing

In seven insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the...


Hymn to Old Age

by Hermann Hesse & David Henry Wilson

A single volume of the most beautiful texts by Herman Hesse including intimate memories of his final years. Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge...


More Curious

by Sean Wilsey

In More Curious, Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post–9/11 New York City. Wherever...


In These Great Times: Selected  Writings

by Karl Kraus & Patrick Healy

“Perhaps one day man will […] see what a small occurrence such a world-war was when set against the spiritual self-mutilation of mankind by its newspapers, and how the war was at bottom just one of its manifestations...


Signs of Change

by William Morris

William Morris was an English writer, architect, and artist and was integral to the birth of socialism in Great Britain. He founded the Socialist League in 1884, but later broke away from it over differences...


New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: 'Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared'

by Christopher D. Johnson

'New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction' is a collection of thirteen essays honoring Professor Jerry C. Beasley, who retired from the University of Delaware in 2005. The essays, written by friends,...


Creative Unity

by Rabindranath Tagore

Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist,...


Faulkner and Mystery

by Annette Trefzer & Ann J. Abadie

Faulkner and Mystery presents a wide spectrum of compelling arguments about the role and function of mystery in William Faulkner's fiction. Twelve new essays approach the question of what can be known and what...


Playing the Odds: Las Vegas and the Modern West

by Hal Rothman, Lincoln Bramwell & William deBuys

"Hal Rothman is both the greatest Western historian of his generation and an H. L. Mencken in cowboy boots."--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and Buda's Wagon