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The Collected Schizophrenias

by Esmé Weijun Wang Graywolf Press (February 05, 2019)

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

An intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with...


Jane Austen on Love and Romance

by Jane Austen & Constance Moore Skyhorse (November 07, 2011)

Jane Austen left an indelible mark on the world of literature. Her novels set a benchmark for her era and have entranced readers ever since. In Jane Austen on Love and Romance, Constance Moore proves how well...


Beckett Remembering/Remembering Beckett

by Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson & Elizabeth Knowlson Arcade (January 02, 2014)

In life, Beckett was notoriously reticent, preferring to let his work speak for itself. In the first half of this collection, he reveals many of his inner thoughts and honest opinions about his life, writing,...


The Monkey Grammarian

by Octavio Paz, Helen R. Lane & Ilan Stavans Arcade (July 04, 2017)

Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book...


In Other Words

by Goenawan Mohamad & Jennifer Lindsay Arcade (May 16, 2017)

A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature’s most important writers.

Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of...


Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

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”...


Robert Browning on Love

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 09, 2016)

The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era’s most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance.

The beginning of their...


Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs & John D. Batten Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, “both the best, and the best known folk-tales of...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius, George Long & Carolyn Gregoire Clydesdale (January 02, 2018)

All twelve books by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius – his personal guidelines to live and rule well.

  • “Do every deed, speak every word, think every thought in the knowledge that you may end your days any moment.”...

  • The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War

    by James Owen & Samantha Wyndham Times Books (November 15, 2018)

    Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War.

    Much of the correspondence relates to...


    Barking with the Big Dogs

    by Natalie Babbitt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (November 20, 2018)

    In this collection of essays and speeches written over the course of four decades, beloved storyteller Natalie Babbitt explores what it was like to be a “little dog” in the literary world, continually being...


    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Decline and Fall with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

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    Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel...


    Othello by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Othello with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of Othello by William Shakespeare, which recounts the tragic downfall...


    The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of The Mill on the Floss with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

    This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot, a coming-of-age...


    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Tess of the d’Urbervilles with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

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    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Book Analysis)

    by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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    The End of the End of the Earth

    by Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

    A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

    The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing...


    The Patch

    by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

    An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book

    The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published...


    Sightlines

    by Kathleen Jamie The Experiment (September 10, 2013)

    Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

    Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

    With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild places,...


    Me, My Hair, and I

    by Elizabeth Benedict Algonquin Books (September 29, 2015)

    Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny,...


    Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

    by Peter Degerman, Anna-Karin Jonasson, Reinhard Hennig & Beatrice G. Reed et al. Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

    Many contemporary environmental risks and global environmental changes occurring today are unprecedented in the history of human life on earth. However, the images and narratives through which humans relate...


    Struck

    by Douglas Segal Prospect Park Books (September 28, 2018)

    One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...


    We Begin in Gladness

    by Craig Morgan Teicher Graywolf Press (November 06, 2018)

    One of our most perceptive critics on the ways that poets develop poems, a career, and a life

    Though it seems, at first, like an art of speaking, poetry is an art of listening. The poet trains to hear clearly...


    Best Sex Writing of the Year

    by Jon Pressick Cleis Press (March 17, 2015)

    This exciting 2015 volume of Best Sex Writing features a number of significant bloggers and some of the most important stories of the past two years. Alexandria Goddard is the blogger who made the important...


    Best Sex Writing 2012: The State of Today's Sexual Culture

    by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (January 17, 2012)

    In Best Sex Writing 2012, editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and judge Susie Bright collect the year’s most challenging and provocative nonfiction articles on this endlessly evocative subject. The essays here comprise...


    Black Like Us

    by Devon Carbado Cleis Press (October 01, 2011)

    Winner of the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Fiction Anthology Showcasing the work of literary giants like Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and writers whom readers may be surprised...


    Repeal the 8th

    by Una Mullally, Louise O'Neill, Anne Enright & Lisa McInerney et al. Unbound (April 05, 2018)

    Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban. This anthology, a national bestseller, is the definitive collection...


    We Can't Breathe

    by Jabari Asim Picador (October 16, 2018)

    A Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

    Insightful and searing essays that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America by critically acclaimed...


    Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Post-apartheid

    by Sarah Nuttall Wits University Press (August 01, 2009)

    This original book is a much needed and far reaching exploration of post-apartheid South African life worlds. Entanglement aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence...


    A Roundabout Manner

    by William Makepeace Thackeray & John Sutherland Notting Hill Editions (October 31, 2018)

    Thackeray, author of the masterpiece Vanity Fair, was considered one of the finest writers of the Victorian heyday: Dickens was his closest rival. This anthology covers all of Thackeray's versatile genius: his...


    To Marry an Indian

    by Theresa Strouth Gaul The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

    When nineteen-year-old Harriett Gold, from a prominent white family in Cornwall, Connecticut, announced in 1825 her intention to marry a Cherokee man, her shocked family initiated a spirited correspondence debating...


    Selected Essays

    by Walter Pater & Alex Wong Carcanet Classics (September 27, 2018)

    Famed for his singular prose style as much as for his controversial aestheticist principles, Walter Pater (1839-1894) was one of the great essayists in a century of great essayistic writing. His first book,...


    Voices of Ghana

    by Victoria Ellen Smith James Currey (September 21, 2018)

    Ghana's first radio programme of original literature, Singing Net, began in 1955 as part of the development of a national radio station in the years leading to independence in 1957. Its centralaim was to bring...


    Impossible Owls

    by Brian Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2018)

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR ART OF THE ESSAY.

    One of Amazon, Buzzfeed, ELLE, Electric Literature and Pop Sugar's Best Books of 2018. Named one of the...


    Life in Culture

    by Lionel Trilling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 25, 2018)

    A great critic’s quarrels with himself and others, as revealed in his correspondence

    In the mid-twentieth century, Lionel Trilling was America’s most respected literary critic. His powerful and subtle essays...


    Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel

    by Ari Ofengenden Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

    In this book Ari Ofengenden examines the ways that Israel’s integration into global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the...


    Charm

    by Joseph Epstein Lyons Press (October 01, 2018)

    Joseph Epstein takes on that most enchanting (and, alas, increasingly rare) of human gifts, charm. “Almost everyone will recognize when he or she is in the presence of charm,” he writes. “Charm is magic...


    Marta

    by Eliza Orzeszkowa, Stephanie Kraft, Anna Gąsienica Byrcyn & Grażyna J. Kozaczka Ohio University Press (August 07, 2018)

    Eliza Orzeszkowa was a trailblazing Polish novelist who, alongside Leo Tolstoy and Henryk Sienkiewicz, was a finalist for the 1905 Nobel Prize in literature. Of her many works of social realism, Marta (1873)...


    Elkhorn

    by Richard Taylor The University Press of Kentucky (August 03, 2018)

    When former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor took a job at Kentucky State University in 1975, he purchased a fixer-upper -- in need of a roof, a paint job, city water, and central heating -- that became...


    C.S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom: Meditations on Faith, Life, Love and Literature

    by Kelly Anne Leahy & Andrea Kirk Assaf William Collins (June 14, 2018)

    C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the much-loved author, philosopher, and Christian theologist.

    Novelist, poet, critic, scholar, Christian...