Literary collections

New Releases

Language

All

English (2107)

French (449)

German (79)

Spanish (322)

Italian (0)

 

Release Date

All

Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (1)

Current year (19)

 

Catalog Date

All

Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (8)

Current year (467)

 

Category

Delete Literary collections

 

In category

Essays (755)

American (222)

Letters (137)

Asian (75)

Ancient, Classical & Medieval (74)

English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (71)

Continental European (59)

Canadian (46)

African (40)

Caribbean & Latin American (23)

Russian & Former Soviet Union (15)

Middle Eastern (12)

Australian & Oceanian (12)

Native American (12)

 

Audience

Adult (2107)

 

Publisher

BrightSummaries.com (415)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (125)

Dover Publications (125)

Baby Professor (57)

Digireads.com Publishing (56)

Dundurn (50)

Vanity Fair (46)

Blackstone Publishing (43)

Tuttle Publishing (36)

ÉDITIÖ (33)

The University of North Carolina Press (30)

HarperAudio (28)

Columbia University Press (25)

Simon & Schuster (24)

Wisdom Publications (22)

HarperCollins e-books (21)

Counterpoint (19)

Lexington Books (16)

Simon & Schuster Audio (15)

Scribner (15)

Ohio University Press (15)

Harper Perennial (13)

University of Pennsylvania Press (12)

Graywolf Press (12)

University of Delaware Press (11)

 

Format

All

PDF (1)

EPUB (1933)

AUDIOBOOK (174)

 

Total Loans

All (776)

20 - 40 (168)

40 - 100 (454)

Over 100 (154)

More options

Results : 1 - 50 of 2,107 Sorted by : 

Groundwork

by Paul Auster Picador (May 04, 2020)

Groundwork: Autobiographical Writings, 1979-2012 is an updated collection of nonfiction, including the seminal work The Invention of Solitude, from Man Booker Prize Finalist Paul Auster...


The Celestial Hunter

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2020)

"[Calasso's] flow of associations leaves you feeling not out of your depth, but smarter and better read." --The New York Times Book Review

The eighth part of Roberto Calasso's monumental series on the primal...


The Princess Pocahontas

by Virginia Watson Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

This book deals with the history of Pocahontas.

To most of us who have read of the early history of Virginia only in our school histories, Pocahontas is merely a figure in one dramatic scene—her rescue of...


Britain and Welsh Triads

by I. Morganwg & J.Rhys Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

There are three pillars of the social state in the Isle of Britain: the voice of the country, royalty, and judicature, according to the regulation of Prydain the son of Aedd the Great...

The three heroic sovereigns...


One Hundred Daffodils

by Rebecca Winn Grand Central Publishing (March 24, 2020)

With the observational eye of a John Muir-like naturalist and a keenly insightful take on nature's ability to heal, One Hundred Daffodils is a contemporary-yet-timeless story of a woman's search for meaning,...


Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Suzanne Toren 12/Twelve (March 24, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


Pretty Bitches

by Lizzie Skurnick, Carolyne Leys, Andrea Lopez & Shana Small et al. Seal Press (March 03, 2020)

These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world.

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they...


Thin Places

by Jordan Kisner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her...


Approaching Eye Level

by Vivian Gornick Picador (March 02, 2020)

Seminal essays on loneliness, living in New York, friendship, feminism, and writing from nonfiction master Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick's Approaching Eye Level is a brave collection of personal essays that finds...


Words in Air

by Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend."

The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling...


I Will Take the Answer

by Ander Monson Graywolf Press (February 03, 2020)

A moving and wide-ranging collection of essays by the author of Letter to a Future Lover

The idea of connection permeates I Will Take the Answer, Ander Monson's fourth book of utterly original and intelligent...


Unfinished Business

by Vivian Gornick Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2020)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can't remember...


Bluets

by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2020)


Colonize This!

by Kristyl Dawn Tift, Staci Mitchell, Ariana Delawari & Sharmila Devar et al. Seal Press (January 28, 2020)

Newly revised and updated, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color

It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside...


Fight of the Century

by Salman Rushdie, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jacqueline Woodson & Ann Patchett et al. Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (January 21, 2020)

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing...


Fight of the Century

by Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman & an All Star Cast Simon & Schuster Audio (January 21, 2020)

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing...


Serious Noticing

by James Wood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2020)

The definitive collection of literary essays by The New Yorker's award-winning longtime book critic

Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely...


Fear of Falling

by Barbara Ehrenreich, Carmela Marner & Molly Parker Myers 12/Twelve (January 07, 2020)

A brilliant and insightful exploration of the rise and fall of the American middle class by New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Ehrenreich.

One of Barbara Ehrenreich's most classic and prophetic works,...


Blood Rites

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Amy Landon 12/Twelve (January 07, 2020)

New York Times bestselling Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery of the human attraction to violence.

A New York Times Notable Book

An ALA Notable Book

n BLOOD RITES, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery...


Nonconformity

by Nelson Algren, Richard Poe & Daniel Simon Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest twentieth-century writers.

"You don't write a novel out of sheer...


Coventry

by Rachel Cusk & Antonia Beamish Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

From Rachel Cusk, her first collection of essays about motherhood, marriage, feminism, and art

Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction with the Outline trilogy, three "literary masterpieces" (Washington...


Apple, Tree

Shores of Light

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2019)

A literary chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties from the brilliant mind of Edmund Wilson

Shores of Light covers a vast range of authors including Sherwood Anderson, Ring Lardner, Eugene O'Neill, e. e. cummings,...


The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979

by Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell & Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2019)

The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literature

The Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years...


It All Adds Up

by Saul Bellow & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (November 26, 2019)

In this collection of more than thirty essays, published in the New York Times, Esquire, and the New Republic, the vast range of Saul Bellow's nonfiction is made abundantly clear. In Bellow's capable hands,...


The Devils and Canon Barham

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2019)

Edmund Wilson's last collection of criticism, The Devils & Canon Barham, contains ten essays on Poets, Novelists, and Monsters

Previously published in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, Wilson's...


Busted in New York and Other Essays

by Darryl Pinckney & Zadie Smith Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2019)

A collection of essays that blend the personal and the social, from the celebrated literary critic and novelist

In these twenty-five essays, Darryl Pinckney has given us a view of our recent racial history that...


Essays One

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2019)

A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Jonathan Franzen has called her "a...


Little Weirds

by Jenny Slate Little, Brown (November 05, 2019)

Step into Jenny Slate's wild, unfiltered imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) collection about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book...


Little Weirds

by Jenny Slate Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2019)

Hello and welcome to my book. Inside you will find:

× The smell of honeysuckle

× Heartbreak

× A French-kissing rabbit

× A haunted house

× Death

× A vagina singing sad old songs

× Young geraniums in an...


97,196 Words

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer

No one writes nonfiction like Emmanuel Carrère. Although he takes cues from such literary heroes as Truman Capote and Janet Malcolm,...


A Window on Russia

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

A Window on Russia is a collection of Edmund Wilson's papers on Russian writers and the Russian language (which he taught himself to read), written between 1943 and 1971. Writers discussed include Pushkin, Gogol,...


The Triple Thinkers

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

The Triple Thinkers: Twelve Essays on Literary Subjects contains some of Edmund Wilson's most significant and brilliant writings on topics and authors ranging from Pushkin, A. E. Housman, Flaubert, Henry James,...


Women on Food

by Charlotte Druckman Abrams Press (October 28, 2019)

Women on Food unites the radical, diverging female voices of the food industry in this urgent, moving, and often humorous collection of essays, interviews, questionnaires, illustrations, quotes, and ephemera....


The Collector of Leftover Souls

by Eliane Brum & Diane Grosklaus Whitty Graywolf Press (October 14, 2019)

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature

Urgent investigative essays covering a wide range of humanity in Brazil, from the Amazon to the favelas

Eliane Brum is a star journalist in Brazil,...


A Collection of Poems by Robert Frost

by Robert Frost & Ken Mondschein Canterbury Classics (October 08, 2019)

The early works of beloved poet Robert Frost, collected in one volume.

The poetry of Robert Frost is praised for its realistic depiction of rural life in New England during the early twentieth century, as well...


A Collection of Poems by Robert Frost

by Robert Frost & Ken Mondschein Canterbury Classics (October 08, 2019)

The early works of beloved poet Robert Frost, collected in one volume.

The poetry of Robert Frost is praised for its realistic depiction of rural life in New England during the early twentieth century, as well...


The Personals

by Brian O’Connell HarperCollins (October 03, 2019)

The Personals reveals how classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text in print or online – they can be a treasure trove of fascinating human stories; stories of love, loss, loneliness, redemption...


Major Dudes

by Barney Hoskyns Abrams Press (September 16, 2019)

At its core a creative marriage between Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan has sold over 45 million albums and recorded several of the cleverest and best-produced albums of the 1970s--from the breathlessly...


The Undying

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2020

by Anne Boyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2019)

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION

"The Undying is a startling, urgent intervention in our discourses about sickness and health, art and science, language and literature, and mortality and...


Coventry

by Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2019)

NPR's Favorite Books of 2019

Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction with the Outline Trilogy, three "literary masterpieces" (The Washington Post) whose narrator, Faye, perceives the world with a glinting,...


I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying

by Bassey Ikpi Harper Perennial (August 06, 2019)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

In I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying Bassey Ikpi explores her life—as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist—through...


Screen Tests

by Kate Zambreno & Mia Barron HarperAudio (July 23, 2019)

In Screen Tests, an astoundingly original and stylish collection, Zambreno has once again created new categories of writing, of vivid and surprising language and thought. In the first half, the narrator regales...


Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

by Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson R. Bryer & Cathy W. Barks et al. Scribner (July 23, 2019)

“Pure and lovely…to read Zelda’s letters is to fall in love with her.” --The Washington Post

Edited by renowned Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's...


Screen Tests

by Kate Zambreno Harper Perennial (July 23, 2019)

Best Book of 2019: Nylon, Domino, Bustle, Book Riot, Buzzfeed, Vol. 1 Brooklyn

A new work equal parts observational micro-fiction and cultural criticism reflecting on the dailiness of life as a woman and writer,...


Boys Will Be Boys

by Clementine Ford Oneworld Publications (July 04, 2019)

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most...


Life Is God's Best Gift

by Sam Chege Amistad (June 25, 2019)

Following the success of the megabestselling Black Pearls, a collection of 365 African proverbs that illuminate the secret to peace and joy; and inspire the words of Cudjo Lewis in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon....


For the Love of Books

by Graham Tarrant Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.

Do you know:

  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?...

  • Flash Count Diary

    by Darcey Steinke Sarah Crichton Books (June 17, 2019)

    "Many days I believe menopause is the new (if long overdue) frontier for the most compelling and necessary philosophy; Darcey Steinke is already there, blazing the way. This elegant, wise, fascinating, deeply...


    A Primer for Forgetting

    by Lewis Hyde Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2019)

    "One of our true superstars of nonfiction" (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

    We live...