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Just Us

by Claudia Rankine Graywolf Press (September 07, 2020)

Claudia Rankine's Citizen changed the conversation--Just Us urges all of us into it

As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another?...


Appalachian Fall

by Jeff Young & The Ohio Valley Resource Tiller Press (August 11, 2020)

A searing, on-the-ground examination of the collapsing coal industry--and the communities left behind--in the midst of economic and environmental crisis.

Despite fueling a century of American progress, the people...


The Unreality of Memory

by Elisa Gabbert Fsg Originals (August 10, 2020)

"Terror, disaster, memory, selfhood, happiness . . . leave it to a poet to tackle the unthinkable so wisely and so wittily."* A literary guide to life in the pre-apocalypse, The Unreality of Memory collects...


How Life Imitates Sports

by Ira Berkow Sports Publishing (August 04, 2020)

Memorable Stories From a Half Century of Sports Journalism

For the last half century, Pulitzer Prize–winning sportswriter Ira Berkow has been at the center of some of the most memorable moments in sports history....


To the Lake

by Kapka Kassabova Graywolf Press (August 03, 2020)

The celebrated author of Border explores a mysterious, ancient, and little-understood corner of Europe

Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two ancient lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both...


The Folklore of Orkney and Shetland

by Ernest Walker Marwick & Ernest Marwick Origin (July 14, 2020)

The two island groups of Orkney and Shetland have much in common. In each the grey stone houses and treeless landscapes are scoured in winter by stinging gales, and in summer lie under the endless days of the...


Where Joy Resides

by Christopher Isherwood Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 22, 2020)

Best known for The Berlin Stories--the inspiration for the Tony and Academy Award-winning musical Cabaret--Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was a major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights...


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)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"[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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


The Sopranos Sessions

by Alan Sepinwall, Matt Zoller Seitz, Laura Lippman & David Chase Abrams Press (January 07, 2019)

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranoslaunched our current age...


Unmasking Bakhtin

by Cristian Bota, Jean-Paul Bronckart & Ian MacKenzie Librairie Droz (January 01, 2019)

The (presumed) author of books on Dostoevsky and Rabelais, Mikhail Bakhtin was elevated to the rank of “the greatest theoretician of literature in the twentieth century” by a two-pronged process: the publication...


Monsters of the Week

by Emily Todd VanDerWerff, Zack Handlen, Patrick Leger & Chris Carter Abrams Press (October 15, 2018)

In Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files, TV critics Zack Handlen and Emily Todd VanDerWerff look back at exactly what made the long-running cult series so groundbreaking. Packed...


Nine Lives

by Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister Oneworld Publications (June 07, 2018)

As one of al-Qaeda’s most respected bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

As a double agent at the heart of al-Qaeda’s chemical...


Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub

by John R. Carpenter Yucca (November 07, 2017)

It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature--Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus,...


Breaking Bad 101

by Alan Sepinwall, Max Dalton & Damon Lindelof Abrams Press (October 09, 2017)

AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter...


The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao

by Martha Batalha & Eric M. B. Becker Oneworld Publications (September 07, 2017)

'Zesty' Daily Mail

'A real gem of a book' Stylist

A wickedly funny tale of two rebellious sisters in 1940s Rio de Janeiro

Euridice is bright and ambitious. But this is Brazil in the 1940s, and society expects her...


Apprenticed to Venus

by Tristine Rainer Arcade (July 11, 2017)

A Revealing Look at the Mentorship--and Manipulation--of Anaïs Nin

In 1962, eighteen-year-old Tristine Rainer was sent on an errand to Anaïs Nin’s West Village apartment. The chance meeting would change the...


Mad Men Carousel

by Matt Zoller Seitz, Max Dalton & Megan Abbott Abrams (November 09, 2015)

Mad Men Carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This book collects TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's ...


Browsings

by Michael Dirda Pegasus Books (August 15, 2015)

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" (The Paris Review) and "the best book critic in America" (The New York Observer). His latest volume collects fifty...


The Idea of Europe

by George Steiner Abrams Press (March 09, 2015)

The Idea of Europe finds George Steiner reckoning with Europe from a number of different angles. "Europe,+? he writes, "is the place where Goethe's garden almost borders on Buchenwald, where the house of Corneille...


Darling Monster

by Diana Cooper Abrams Press (August 13, 2014)

Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they...


On Poets and Others

by Octavio Paz & Michael Schmidt Arcade (August 05, 2014)

The Nobel Prizewinning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected...


Fare Forward

by David Markson, Laura Sims & Ann Beattie powerHouse Books (April 15, 2014)

In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson-a quintessential "writer's writer" whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as "pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country"-readers...


Escape Velocity

by Charles Portis & Jay Jennings The Overlook Press (August 26, 2013)

Collected here in Escape Velocity, edited by Jay Jennings, is his "miscellany" +"+" journalism, short fiction, memoir, and even the play Delray's New Moon, published for the first time in this volume.  Portis...


Essential Gibran

by Suheil Bushrui & Kahlil Gibran Oneworld Publications (May 01, 2013)

Offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form - ‘The Essential Gibran’ is a volume of selected passages celebrating Gibran's style and thought

Kahlil Gibran's essential style is captured in reflective...


Seven American Deaths and Disasters

by Kenneth Goldsmith powerHouse Books (March 12, 2013)

What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? In Seven American Deaths and Disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith transcribes historic radio and television reports of national...


Zelda Fitzgerald

by Sally Cline Arcade (January 12, 2012)

Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the first American flapper." Their romance transformed a symbol of...


Letters to My Torturer

by Houshang Asadi Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Meet Brother Hamid. He knows how to get answers.

“A searing and unforgettable account” (Publishers Weekly) comes to mass-market paperback

Houshang Asadi’s Letters to My Torturer is one of the most harrowing...


The Moneyless Man

by Mark Boyle Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?

Former businessman Mark Boyle thought he’d give it a try. In a world...


Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (May 19, 2019)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Suddenly Last Summer with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams. At...


Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (May 19, 2019)

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

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. The title refers to an underground...