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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...


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...


Senior Moments

by Willard Spiegelman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 13, 2016)

A moving collection of essays on aging and happiness

Drawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication...


The Selfishness of Others

by Kristin Dombek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 16, 2016)

They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal. They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of. But narcissists...


Terra Firma Triptych

by J. M. Ledgard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 18, 2015)

From the author of Submergence comes a digital-original triptych of essays that examine humanity in the modern age.

Terra Firma Triptych begins in a wilderness in South Sudan. J. M. Ledgard is there in search...


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...


Love and Lies

by Clancy Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2015)

A provocative and unsettling look at the nature of love and deception

Is it possible to love well without lying? At least since Socrates's discourse on love in Plato's Symposium, philosophers have argued that...


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,...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

"Daum is her generation's Joan Didion." —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


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...


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...


Writers Writing Dying

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Since his first poetry collection, Lies, C. K. Williams has nurtured an incomparable reputation—as a deeply moral poet, a writer of profound emotion, and a teller of compelling stories. In Writers Writing...


All at Once

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Short, sharp musings on things profound and mundane (and sometimes both) from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet

C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form—in fact, he's known for...


The Fame Lunches

by Daphne Merkin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A wide-ranging collection of essays by one of America's most perceptive critics of popular and literary culture

From one of America's most insightful and independent-minded critics comes a remarkable new collection...


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...


100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write

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

Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America's best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most...


Classical Chinese Poetry

by David Hinton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry....


The Matters of Life, Death, and More

by Aleksandar Hemon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 03, 2014)

“The genius of Aleksandar Hemon’s prose is a well-established, universally acknowledged fact. But his ability to read a soccer match—to really, deeply understand it—will strike readers with the force...


The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

by Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy & Katherine Bucknell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy—in their own words

The English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met...


Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers

by Eleanor Henderson & Anna Solomon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2014)

Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories—the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profane

It's an elemental, almost animalistic urge—the expectant mother's hunger...


Collected French Translations: Prose

by John Ashbery, Eugene Richie & Rosanne Wasserman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

An essential, vibrant collection of masterful translations by one of the finest poets at work today

Collected French Translations: Prose, the second volume in a landmark two-volume selection of John Ashbery's...


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...


Preoccupations

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

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, Preoccupations, begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern Ireland and his coming of age as a student and teacher...


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...


A Prayer Journal

by Flannery O'Connor & W. A. Sessions Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 12, 2013)

"I would like to write a beautiful prayer," writes the young Flannery O'Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. "There is a whole sensible world around me that...


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...


Under the Sign of Saturn

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

This third essay collection by America's leading essayist brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980, in which she explores some of the most influential artists and thinkers of our...


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...


Against Interpretation

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

First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary...