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Fallen Leaves

by Will Durant Simon & Schuster (December 09, 2014)

Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death....


Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

by Thomas C. Foster HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor, returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced...


On Writing

by Charles Bukowski Ecco (July 28, 2015)

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, riveting, and celebrated masters.

Charles Bukowski’s stories, poems, and novels have left...


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton Touchstone (October 14, 2014)

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


How Did I Get Here?

by Jesse Browner Harper Wave (June 30, 2015)

A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?

Jesse Browner, a novelist with a full-time job at the United Nations, has written a book reminiscent of the Talking...


The Life of Images

by Charles Simic Ecco (April 07, 2015)

A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winner and former Poet Laureate.

In addition to being one of America’s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented...


Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton

by Richard Horan HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

"Seeds reads like the best of a roundtable discussion amongst John Muir, Bill Bryson, and David Sedaris. From the fields of Gettysburg to the home of Kerouac, Horan takes an unlikely premise and weaves it into...


The Professor and Other Writings

by Terry Castle HarperCollins e-books (January 19, 2010)

“[Terry Castle is] the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today.” —Susan Sontag

From one of America’s most brilliant critics and cultural commentators, Terry Castle, comes The...


Himalayan Passages

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin Wisdom Publications (August 12, 2014)

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


The Reckoning

by Andrew Solomon Scribner (May 26, 2014)

First published in The New Yorker, “Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it—it’s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There...


The Brown Reader

by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody, Lois Lowry & Susan Cheever et al. Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

“To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come…that was what going to Brown felt like.” —Jeffrey Eugenides

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary,...


But Enough About You: Essays

by Christopher Buckley Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

An extraordinary wide-ranging collection of essays with “distinctive wordplay and quirky opinions…Christopher Buckley is good company whether you’re looking for two quick pages and a smile, or want to...


Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization

by Benjamin Lee Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of “speculative capital” and its role in a global...


Recollections of West Hunan

by Shen Congwen Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid...


Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun

by Lu Xun Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

The Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun collects together his most influential and powerful essays and lectures. Critical of traditional Chinese culture, of the superstition and rigid social mores, and passionate...


Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

by Lu Xun Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing,...


Dark Sparkler

by Amber Tamblyn Harper Perennial (April 07, 2015)

The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both...


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


The Book of Mu

by Melissa Myozen Blacker, James Ishmael Ford & John Tarrant Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

The word "mu" is one ancient Zen teacher's response to the earnest question of whether even a dog has "buddha nature". Discovering for ourselves the meaning of the master's response is the urgent work of each...


The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

by Marina Keegan & Anne Fadiman Scribner (April 08, 2014)

The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine...


The Great Awakening

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (October 01, 1997)

The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great...


Wisdom of the Kadam Masters

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (January 21, 2013)

Wisdom of the Kadam Masters is the second volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library...


A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages

by Je Tsongkhapa, Gavin Kilty & Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 19, 2012)

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages (pancakrama) -...


The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

by Nanamoli & Bodhi Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism....


The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

by Bodhi Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya consists...


The Art of Just Sitting

by John Daido Loori & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself...


The Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle

by David Seyfort Ruegg & Tom J. F. Tillemans Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Madhyamaka, the "philosophy of the middle," systematized the Buddha's fundamental teaching on no-self with its profound non-essentialist reading of reality. Founded in India by Nagarjuna in about the second...


Mahamudra and Related Instructions

by Peter Alan Roberts & Thrangu Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra...


Drinking the Mountain Stream

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderberg, Kunga & Brian Cutillo Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational...


Dear Lama Zopa

by Thubten Zopa, Diana Finnegan, Robina Courtin & Michelle Bernard Wisdom Publications (September 23, 2013)

Unconventional wisdom, affirmation, and advice from one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential living teachers.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a master at explaining Buddhism's radical but effective methods for transforming...


Psychoanalysis and Buddhism

by Jeremy D. Safran Wisdom Publications (May 18, 2012)

"What a wonderful book! Jeremy Safran has assembled an absolutely stellar group of writers and has himself contributed an illuminating introduction. The essays are riveting and the book is the rare edited collection...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


On Zen Practice

by Bernie Glassman, Taizan Maezumi, John Daishin Buksbazen & Wendy Egyoku Nakao et al. Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on...


Mud and Water

by Bassui Tokusho & Arthur Braverman Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly...


Essential Mind Training

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 14, 2011)

Essential Mind Training is the first volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of...


Zen Questions

by Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (November 07, 2011)

Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright...


Napkin Notes

by W. Garth Callaghan HarperOne (October 28, 2014)

Garth Callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. But he can be certain of one simple thing: No matter his fate, his daughter, Emma, will find a handwritten note inside her lunchbox each day until she...


What They Did For Love

by Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest (December 26, 2013)

A powerful collection of stories that is at once heart-warming and heart-wrenching as writers offer stories of love in its many forms set against the challenges of modern life.

 

Over the years Reader’s Digest...


And the Heart Says Whatever

by Emily Gould Free Press (May 04, 2010)

Essays by former editor of Gawker.com—and the new female voice of her generation.  In And the Heart Says Whatever, Emily Gould tells the truth about becoming an adult in New York City in the first decade...


A Life in Letters

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Scribner (July 06, 2010)

A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life.

In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through...


Letters to an American Lady

by C. S. Lewis HarperOne (May 20, 2014)

On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly...


Insurrections of the Mind

by Franklin Foer Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine.

Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann...


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume IV: Early Essays

by William Butler Yeats, Richard J. Finneran & George Bornstein Scribner (March 06, 2007)

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes...


Into the Story

by David Maraniss Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2010)

INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal...


Mentors, Muses & Monsters

by Elizabeth Benedict Free Press (October 27, 2009)

Edited and with a contribution by Elizabeth Benedict, thirty of today's brightest literary lights turn their attention to the question of mentorship and influence.

For Denis Johnson, it was Leonard Gardner's...


Remember How I Love You

by Ken Bloom, Jerry Orbach, Elaine Orbach & Sam Waterston Touchstone (November 03, 2009)

Every morning for the thirteen years he was on Law & Order, Jerry Orbach wrote his wife a short love poem and placed it next to her coffee cup before he left for work.

Over the years Jerry wrote hundreds of...


Writing Past Dark

by Bonnie Friedman Harper Perennial (August 26, 2014)

Writing Past Dark charts the emotional side of the writer's life. It is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are...


Bad Feminist

by Roxane Gay Harper Perennial (August 05, 2014)

New York Times Bestseller

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

Pink is my favorite color. I...


Dogfight at the Pentagon

by Wall Street Journal Harper Perennial (May 13, 2014)

A delightful collection of the wild, the weird, and the wonderful culled from the Wall Street Journal’s popular, and long-standing A-hed column.

One of the Wall Street Journal’s most popular features for...


The Collected Writings

by Zelda Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli & Mary Gordon Scribner (August 06, 2013)

This comprehensive collection of Zelda Fitzgerald’s work—including her only published novel, Save Me the Waltz—puts the jazz-age heroine in an illuminating literary perspective.

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald has...