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by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2020)


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The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest twentieth-century writers.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


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

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,...

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

by Alexander Chee & Daniel K. Isaac Blackstone Publishing (December 04, 2018)

An essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist--and how we form our identities in life and in art.

As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay, "incendiary"...

What Are We Doing Here?

by Marilynne Robinson & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (February 20, 2018)

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics...

Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Compiled from magazine articles published in the 1850s after his death, Cape Cod details several short trips Thoreau made to "the bare and bended arm ofMassachusetts" between 1849 and 1855. "He went to the Cape...

Thoreau & Emerson

by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson & Russ Barnett Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

The timeless wisdom of two of America's most celebrated philosophers is captured in this anthology containing selections from Thoreau's Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience and Emerson's Introduction...

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

by Jean Kerr & Marni Webb Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

This collection of essays observes the perils of motherhood, wifehood, selfhood, and other assorted challenges. Since its publication in 1957, it has sold millions of copies and has been adapted into a Broadway...


by Elena Ferrante, Hillary Huber & Ann Goldstein Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2016)

The writer known as Elena Ferrante has taken pains to hide her identity in the hope that readers would focus on her body of work. But in this volume, she invites us into her workshop and offers a glimpse into...

Essays of E. B. White

by E. B. White & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2016)

Legendary author and essayist E. B. White writes, "The essayist is a self-liberated man, sustained by the childish belief that everything he thinks about, everything that happens to him, is of general interest."...

Here Is New York

by E. B. White, Malcolm Hillgartner & Roger Angell Blackstone Publishing (May 03, 2016)

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here...

My Southern Journey

by Rick Bragg Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2015)

From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South.

Keenly observed and written with his...


by Michael Dirda & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2015)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books.

Michael Dirda has been hailed...


by Cory Doctorow & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2015)

One of the web's most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow's visions of a future where...

Creatures of a Day, and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

by Irvin D. Yalom & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (February 24, 2015)

In his long career, eminent psychotherapist andauthor Irvin Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life'stwo greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us isresponsible for...

Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 09, 2014)

The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor and historian Will Durant--discovered thirty-two years after his death--isa message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or...

The Yellow Wallpaper and Why I Wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper"

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Xe Sands Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2013)

A prominent sociologist, lecturer, and writer of the latenineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's unorthodox concepts andlifestyle helped shape future generations of feminists. This audiobook includesher...

American Story

by Bob Dotson Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

The host of the NBC TodayShow's popular segment shares his favorite stories of citizens making adifference around the country.

For the six millionpeople who watch the Emmy Award-winning "American Story with Bob...

The Fun Stuff

by James Wood & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (October 30, 2012)

A new, far-ranging collection of essays from "the strongest...literary critic we have." (New York Review of Books)

Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works--books that established...

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

by Tom Wolfe & Harold N. Cropp Blackstone Publishing (July 25, 2012)

In these two devastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances, social styles, "black rage," and "white guilt" in our status-minded world.

In "These Radical Chic Evenings," Wolfe focuses primarily...

Dan Gets a Minivan

by Dan Zevin Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2012)

In the bestselling and beloved tradition of Dave Barry, a coming-of-middle-age tale by Thurber finalist Dan Zevin, master of "Seinfeld-ian nothingness" (Time) about a man's inevitable transition into midlife...

Lost in Language and Sound

by Ntozake Shange & Allyson Johnson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2012)

Lost in Language and Sound is a vibrant and vital collection that celebrates the three most important muses in the life and work of Ntozake Shange: language, music, and dance. In this deeply personal book, the...

To Jerusalem and Back

by Saul Bellow & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (November 10, 2011)

This extraordinary book is the result of Saul Bellow’s sojourn in Israel in 1975. A personal record of his stay—his experiences and impressions—as well as a meditation, it crackles with wit and controversy...

Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii

by Mark Twain & McAvoy Layne Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

The Huck Finn of foreign correspondents provides a colorful account of old Honolulu, the island nobility, the City of Refuge on the Kona coast, and the active volcano of Kilauea. These selections of Mark Twain's...

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau & Robin Field Blackstone Publishing (June 11, 2009)

In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living...

The Bloody Crossroads

by Norman Podhoretz & Phillip J. Sawtelle Blackstone Publishing (November 14, 2008)

This is a series of essays dealing with authors who stand at “the bloody crossroads: where literature and politics meet.” Why bloody? Because writers’ blood has often been shed when they boldly expressed...

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin & Jesse Martin Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2008)

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation...

For the New Intellectual

by Ayn Rand & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

“Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth.”—Ayn Rand

One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy of rational...

The Sweet Science

by A. J. Liebling, Grover Gardner & Robert Anasi Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This collection of A. J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" brings vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday,...

Small Wonder

by Barbara Kingsolver Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2002)

In her new essay collection, the beloved author of Prodigal Summer moves from one of history's darker moments to present an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from...

Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Essays

by George Orwell & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 1995)

Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into...