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A Desert Harvest

by Bruce Berger & Colum Mccann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2019)

A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert

Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s...


Nobody's Looking at You

by Janet Malcolm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2019)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of BBC Culture, Lit Hub, O, the Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times's Books to Read this February

“One of the premier narrative non-fiction writers of her...


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...


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...


Near-Death Experiences . . . and Others

by Robert Gottlieb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

A new collection of immersive essays from the most acclaimed editor of the second half of the twentieth century

This new collection from the legendary editor Robert Gottlieb features twenty or so pieces he’s...


I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

by A. D. Jameson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2018)

"Funny, incisive, and timely ... Jameson does for geeks what geek culture does for its superheroes: he takes them seriously, respects their power, and refuses to hide his deep affection." —Lawrence Kasdan,...


Acid West

by Joshua Wheeler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 17, 2018)

A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country’s underbelly

Early on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler’s great...


Things That Helped

by Jessica Friedmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

Jessica Friedmann navigates her recovery from postpartum depression in a wide-ranging collection of personal essays

Things That Helped is a memoir in essays, detailing the Australian writer Jessica Friedmann’s...


Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays!

From the New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There—a brand-new...


Sabers and Utopias

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anna Kushner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

A landmark collection of essays on the Nobel laureate’s conception of Latin America, past, present, and future

Throughout his career, the Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has grappled with the concept...


What Are We Doing Here?

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 20, 2018)

New essays on theological, political, and contemporary themes, by the Pulitzer Prize winner

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book...


Keeping On Keeping On

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 07, 2017)

A collection of Bennett’s diaries and essays, covering 2005 to 2015

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and...


Would Everybody Please Stop?

by Jenny Allen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 06, 2017)

Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

"One of the funniest writers in America."

That’s what The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen—and with good reason. In her debut essay collection,...


Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 09, 2017)

Sixteen years’ worth of incisive essays by the great poet and memoirist

“Witty, gritty poet and memoirist Kleinzahler” (Publishers Weekly) has gathered the best of sixteen years’ worth of essays, remembrances,...


A Grace Paley Reader

by Grace Paley, Nora Paley, Kevin Bowen & George Saunders Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2017)

One of The New Yorker's "Books We Loved in 2017"

A Grace Paley Reader compiles a selection of Paley’s writing across genres, showcasing her breadth of work as well as her extraordinary insight and brilliant...


American Originality

by Louise Gluck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 18, 2017)

A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets

Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with...


Too Much and Not the Mood

by Durga Chew-Bose Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 11, 2017)

One of Vulture's "25 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2017"

One of Nylon's "50 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017"

An entirely original portrait of a young writer shutting out the din in order to find her...


Slight Exaggeration

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

A new essay collection by the noted Polish poet

For Adam Zagajewski—one of Poland’s great poets—the project of writing, whether it be poetry or prose, is an occasion to advance what David Wojahn has characterized...


Home and Away

by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett & Seán Kinsella Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 10, 2017)

Two world-class writers reveal themselves to be the ultimate soccer fans in these collected letters

Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching...


Jukebox and Other Writings

by Peter Handke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 30, 1994)

Peter Handke offers three intimate, eloquent meditations that map a self-reflexive journey from Alaska to the Austria of his childhood, while illuminating the act of writing itself.

In his "Essay on Tiredness,"...


The Headmaster

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 1992)

Starting in 1902 at a country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on a level with Andover and Exeter. Boyden, who died in 1972, was the...


Just As I Thought

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 2014)

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...


The Correspondence

by J. D. Daniels Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 03, 2017)

The first collection from a Whiting Writers’ Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1

Can civilization save us from ourselves? That is the question J. D. Daniels asks in his...


Finders Keepers

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship...


My Prisoner

by Aleksandar Hemon & Velibor Bozovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 07, 2015)

When Aleksandar Hemon and Velibor Božovic became friends as teenagers in Sarajevo, it was, in Hemon's words, "pretty clear that our friendship was for life, even if we could have no notion of what lay ahead...


Suitable Accommodations

by J. F. Powers & Katherine A. Powers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 20, 2013)

A wry, moving collection of letters from the late J. F. Powers, "a comic writer of genius" (Mary Gordon)

Best known for his 1963 National Book Award–winning novel, Morte D'Urban, and as a master of the short...


The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps...


Mystery and Manners

by Flannery O'Connor, Sally Fitzgerald & Robert Fitzgerald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1969)

At her death in 1964, O'Connor left behind a body of unpublished essays and lectures as well as a number of critical articles that had appeared in scattered publications during her too-short lifetime. The keen...


The Fun Stuff

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 2012)

Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works—books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation—The Fun Stuff confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as...


How to Read a Novelist

by John Freeman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 08, 2013)

The novel is alive and well, thank you very much

For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the...


Reimagining American Theatre

by Robert Brustein Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 31, 2003)

In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged.


A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 01, 1979)

In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters' lives.

1. Thomas P. F. Hoving

2. Euell Gibbons

3. M.I.T....


Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing...


The Government of the Tongue

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2014)

In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised...


Myself with Others

by Carlos Fuentes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

In Myself with Others, Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer,...


Styles of Radical Will

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of...


Levels of the Game

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

This account of a tennis match played by Arthur Ashe against Clark Graebner at Forest Hills in 1968 begins with the ball rising into the air for the initial serve and ends with the final point. McPhee provides...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


How We Are

by Vincent Deary Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 30, 2014)

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live trilogy,...


Supper of the Lamb

by Robert F. Capon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 1989)

Supper of the Lamb is a collection of recipes and essays by Robert F. Capon.


Pulphead

by John Jeremiah Sullivan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011

A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011

One of Library...


Rising from the Plains

by John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee continues his Annals of the Former World series about the geology of North America along the fortieth parallel with Rising from the Plains.

This third volume presents...


The Habit of Being

by Flannery O'Connor & Sally Fitzgerald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 1988)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award

"I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . ....


Letters to a Young Novelist

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Céline,...


How to Be Alone

by Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth...


Writing in the Dark

by David Grossman & Jessica Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2008)

Recent essays on Israel, literature, and language from one of the country's most respected and best-loved voices

Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel...


The Magic of Shirley Jackson

by Shirley Jackson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1966)

This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books:

The Bird's Nest,

Life Among the Savages,

Raising Demons,

and eleven short stories--including the world-famous...


Coyote V. Acme

Thurber Prize for American Humor 1997

by Ian Frazier Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2002)

Twenty-two humorous essays on topics ranging from Joseph Stalin's theories of revolutionary stand-up comedy, to a commencement address given by a Satanist college President, to the opening statement of an attorney...