• World Within Writers Talk Ambition Aesthetics Bones Books Beautiful Bodies Censorship Cheats Comics Darkness Democracy Death Exile
    World Within Writers Talk Ambition Aesthetics Bones Books Beautiful Bodies Censorship Cheats Comics Darkness Democracy Death Exile
    ISBN: 9780977698967
    Title: World Within Writers Talk Ambition Aesthetics Bones Books Beautiful Bodies Censorship Cheats Comics Darkness Democracy Death Exile
    Author: ALEGRIA CLARIBEL; ALEXIE SHERMAN; C


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
    World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
    ISBN: 9780141984131
    Title: World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
    Author: BERRY WENDELL


    "Mr. Berry's sentences and stories deliver a great payload of edifying entertainment, which I hungrily consume, but it is the bass note of morality thumping through his musical phrases that guides me with the most constant of hands upon my plow." ―Nick Offerman, New York Times bestselling author of Paddle Your Own Canoe


    "Read Berry] with pencil in hand, make notes, and hope that somehow our country and the world will soon come to see the truth that is told here." ―The New York Times


    "He is unlike anybody else writing today." ―New Statesman


    The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress and in defense of local landscapes, essays that celebrate our cultural heritage, our history, and our home.


    With grace and conviction, Wendell Berry shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy--the natural world will not survive it.


    Yet he also shares with us a vision of consolation and of hope. We may be locked in an uneven struggle, but we can and must begin to treat our land, our neighbors, and ourselves with respect and care. As Berry urges, we must abandon arrogance and stand in awe.



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    Price: $26.00
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  • Write a Letter
    Write a Letter
    ISBN: 9780241984697
    Title: Write a Letter
    Author: BICKLEY JODI

    There are more ways than ever to communicate with people. But none match the intimacy, care and fulfilment found in sending and receiving letters.

    A letter can be the greatest gift. It's a keepsake, a captured memory, an heirloom. This book contains everything you need -- from the prompts to get you writing to the paper to write on -- to begin connecting with people in this slower, more personal way.

    Say it with a letter. Spark up new conversations, reconnect with old friends, and discover the joy of correspondence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies
    Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies
    ISBN: 9781845232283
    Title: Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies
    Author: MILLER KEI


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Writing in the Dark Essays on Literature & Politics
    Writing in the Dark Essays on Literature & Politics
    ISBN: 9780312428600
    Title: Writing in the Dark Essays on Literature & Politics
    Author: GROSSMAN DAVID

    Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In these six essays on politics and culture in Israel, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. The collection includes an already famous speech concerning the disastrous Second Lebanon War of 2006, the war that took the life of Grossman's twenty-one-year-old son, Uri.
    Moving, human, clear-sighted, and courageous, touching on literature and artistic creation as well as politics and philosophy, these writings are a cri de coeur from "a writer who has been, for nearly two decades, one of the most original and talented not only in his own country, but anywhere" ( The New York Times Book Review).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Writing Life
    Writing Life
    ISBN: 9780857984074
    Title: Writing Life
    Author: MALOUF DAVID

    Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads and examines the work of writers who have challenged, inspi

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Writing Life
    Writing Life
    ISBN: 9780857984081
    Title: Writing Life
    Author: MALOUF DAVID

    Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers?

    From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads and examines the work of writers who have challenged, inspired and entertained us for generations. He also explores his own work and the life of the writer, where the ever-present danger is spending too much time talking about writing and not enough doing it.

    These alternative views of some of our best-loved writers and readers will send us scurrying back to read Jane Eyre, Such is Life, Kipling and of course, David Malouf.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Writing Life
    Writing Life
    ISBN: 9780060919887
    Title: Writing Life
    Author: DILLARD ANNIE

    Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-jamal
    Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-jamal
    ISBN: 9780872866751
    Title: Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-jamal
    Author: ABU-JAMAL MUMIA & FERNANDEZ JOHANNA (ED)

    "Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently. Black man, old-school jazz man, freedom fighter, revolutionaryhis presence, his voice, his words are the writing on the wall."Cornel West, from the foreword

    From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been one of our most important contributors to this canon for decades, writing from the confines of the U.S. prison system to give voice to those most silenced by chronic racism, impoverishment and injustice.

    "Writing on the Wall" is a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays that deliver Mumia Abu-Jamal's essential perspectives on community, politics, power, and the possibilities of social change in the United States. From Rosa Parks to Edward Snowden, from the Trail of Tears to Ferguson, Missouri, Abu-Jamal addresses a sweeping range of contemporary and historical issues. Written mostly during his years of solitary confinement on Death Row, these essays are a testament to Abu-Jamal's often prescient insight, and his revolutionary perspective brims with hope, encouragement and profound faith in the possibility of redemption.

    "Greatness meets us in this book, and not just in Mumia's personal courage and character. It's in the writing. This is art with political power, challenging institutional injustice in the U.S. while catalyzing our understanding, memory and solidarities for liberation and love. "Writing on the Wall" can set the nation aflameyes, for creating new possible worlds."Mark Lewis Taylor, Professor of Theology and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary

    Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and author of two best-selling books, "Live From Death Row" and "Death Blossoms."

    Johanna Fernandez is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of History at Baruch College in New York City.

    Cornel West is a scholar, philosopher, activist and author of over a dozen books including his bestseller, Race Matters. He appears frequently in the media, and has appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Colbert Report," CNN and C-Span as well as "Tavis Smiley.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

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  • Written in History: Letters That Changed the World
    Written in History: Letters That Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781474609180
    Title: Written in History: Letters That Changed the World
    Author: SEBAG-MONTEFIORE SIMON

    WRITTEN IN HISTORY: LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD celebrates the letter in world history and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects letters that have changed the course of global events or touched a timeless emotion - whether passion, rage, humour - from ancient times to the twentieth century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling, some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal and coarse. From love letters to declarations of war, ranging from Elizabeth I to Stalin, Seneca to Machiavelli, Oscar Wilde to Balzac, Rameses the Great to Gandhi, Montefiore explores the significance of each piece of correspondence and shows how letters can reveal the personalities of some of history's most fascinating figures, and in turn offer a unique perspective on the past and a relevance for today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to do It
    Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to do It
    ISBN: 9780857864062
    Title: Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to do It
    Author: DYER GEOFF

    From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • You, Too, Could Write a Poem
    You, Too, Could Write a Poem
    ISBN: 9780143128199
    Title: You, Too, Could Write a Poem
    Author: ORR DAVID

    A collection of reviews and essays by David Orr, the New York Times poetry columnist and one of the most respected critics in America today, his best work of the past fifteen years in one place
    &
    Poetry is never more vital, meaningful, or accessible than in the hands of David Orr. In the pieces collected here, most of them written originally for the New York Times, Orr is at his rigorous, conversational, and edifying best. Whether he is considering the careers of contemporary masters, such as Louise Gl#65533;ck& or Frederick Seidel, sizing up younger American poets, like Matthea Harvey and Matthew Zapruder, or even turning his attention to celebrities and public figures, namely Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Fry, when they choose to wade into the hotly contested waters of the poetry world, Orr is never any less than fully persuasive in arguing what makes a poem or poet great--or not. After all, as Orr points out in his introduction, "Poetry is a lot like America, in the sense that liking all of it means that you probably shouldn't be trusted with money, or scissors."
    &
    Orr's prose is devoted to common sense and clarity, and, in every case, he brings to bear an impeccable ear, an openhandedness of spirit, and a deep wealth of technical knowledge--to say nothing of his shrewd sense of humor. As pleasurable as it is informative, Orr's journalism represents a high watermark in the public discussion of literature. You, Too, Could Write a Poem is at heart a love note to poetry itself.


    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: a Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008
    Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: a Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008
    ISBN: 9780765327116
    Title: Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: a Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008
    Author: SCLAZI JOHN


    On September 13, 1998, John Scalzi sat down in front of his computer to write the first entry in his blog Whatever--and changed the history of the Internet as we know it today.


    What, you're not swallowing that one? Okay, fine: He started writing Whatever and amused about 15 people that first day. If that many. But he kept at it, for ten years and running. Now 40,000 people drop by on a daily basis to see what he's got to say.


    About what? Well, about whatever: Politics, writing, family, war, popular culture and cats (especially with bacon on them). Sometimes he's funny. Sometimes he's serious (mostly he's sarcastic). Sometimes people agree with him. Sometimes they send him hate mail, which he grades on originality and sends back. Along the way, Scalzi's become a best-selling, award-winning author, a father, and a geek celebrity. But no matter what, there's always another Whatever post to amuse and/or enrage his readers.


    Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded collects some of the best and most popular Whatever entries from the first ten years of the blog a decade of Whatever, presented in delightfully random form, just as it should be.


    * Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book

    * Introduction by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton

    Old Man's War Series
    #1 Old Man s War
    #2 The Ghost Brigades
    #3 The Last Colony
    #4 Zoe s Tale
    #5 The Human Division
    #6 The End of All Things
    Short fiction: After the Coup


    Other Tor Books
    The Android s Dream
    Agent to the Stars
    Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded
    Fuzzy Nation
    Redshirts
    Lock In
    The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming)

    "

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me the R Crumb Letters 1958-1977
    Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me the R Crumb Letters 1958-1977
    ISBN: 9781606995600
    Title: Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me the R Crumb Letters 1958-1977
    Author: CRUMB ROBERT


    I feel that my work is but a feeble expression of something that in itself is vague and doubtful… Sometimes when I probe myself I find that my intentions in art aren't as sincere as they should be… I realize that I’m fairly good at drawing, but you see that’s only because I've done so much of it, and it seems sometimes that the only reason I have stuck at it so diligently is because I have to sort of get even with society for not accepting me… Subconsciously I want to make myself immortal among men, leave my mark on the earth to compensate for social inadequacy… So I draw.
    -R. Crumb, 9/29/61


    Spanning the most formative era of his life, from the painful years of adolescence to the fame and fortune of early adulthood, this collection of personal correspondences with two near-lifelong friends sheds light on the artistic development, bitter struggle, and ultimate triumph of the world’s greatest living cartoonist.Crumb writes about many key events in his life: the dissolution of his first marriage, the pain of being separated from his first child, his troubles with the IRS, and his obsessions with comics, music and women, most notably his earliest experiences with Aline Kominsky-Crumb, now his wife of over 30 years. An entertaining and revealing look into the mind of a great artist and thinker; this is Crumb’s sketchbook of words, featuring scores of rare art, including entire letters drawn in cartoon form.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Yours Always: Letters of Longing
    Yours Always: Letters of Longing
    ISBN: 9781785781681
    Title: Yours Always: Letters of Longing
    Author: BASS ELEANOR ED.

    "I ll just go on loving you in my deepest heart as I have done this very long time already." Loretta Young
    Love is the most celebrated of human experiences yet it can also be the most devastating. This is a collection of passionate, deeply personal letters revealing the painful underside of love. Through the voices of well-known figures we catch a glimpse of what happens when love goes wrong.
    Witness Winston Churchill growl with anger to be treated with benevolent indifference, and Edith Piaf reel in the throes of a terrible passion. Through the beautifully-expressed letters of such literary icons as Charlotte Bronte, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, Hollywood stars Loretta Young, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, Yours Always offers an unusually intimate insight into the lives of great men and women.
    Love is revealed here in its many shades of disharmony and confusion: unrequited, uncertain, imbalanced, unconventional, thwarted, failed and forbidden. Love is not always rose-tinted, and Yours Always illuminates the sorrows that can accompany falling in, falling out, and staying in love."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Yours Always: Letters of Longing
    Yours Always: Letters of Longing
    ISBN: 9781785783166
    Title: Yours Always: Letters of Longing
    Author: BASS ELEANOR


    Love letters are potent. They breathe. They speak. They can arouse, comfort, captivate. They can also cut deep.

    The powerful, deeply personal letters collected here reveal the painful underside of love. Witness Winston Churchill 'grown with anger to be treated with benevolent indifference' and Edith Piaf reel in the throes of a 'terrible' passion.

    Through the letters of literary icons Charlotte Bronte, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, Hollywood stars Elizabeth Burton and statesmen Henry VIII and Franklin D. Roosevelt,Yours Always offers an unusually intimate insight into the lives of such illustrious figures.

    Love is revealed here in its many shades of disharmony and confusion: unrequited, uncertain, imbalanced, unconventional, thwarted, failed and forbidden. Love is not always rose-tinted, andYours Always illuminates the sorrows that can accompany falling in, falling out, and staying in love.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Yours, Isaac Asimov a Life in Letters
    Yours, Isaac Asimov a Life in Letters
    ISBN: 9780385476249
    Title: Yours, Isaac Asimov a Life in Letters
    Author: ASIMOV ISAAC

    Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time. When he died in 1992 at the age of seventy-two, he had published more than 470 books in nearly every category of fiction and nonfiction. Asimov was a prodigious correspondent as well as a prolific author. During his professional career he received more than one hundred thousand letters, over ninety thousand of which he answered.

    For Asimov's younger brother, veteran newspaperman Stanley Asimov, the creation ofYours, Isaac Asimovwas truly a labor of love. Completed before Stanley's death in August 1995, the book is made up of excerpts from one thousand never-before-published letters, each handpicked by Stanley for inclusion in this volume. Arranged by subject and accompanied by Stanley's short, insightful introductions, here are letters to statesmen and scientists, actors and authors, as well as to children, housewives, aspiring writers, and fans the world over. The letters are warm, engaging, reasoned, and occasionally impassioned. Through them all Isaac Asimov's legendary genius, wit, and charm shine through.

    And so we haveYours, Isaac Asimov: A Lifetime of Letters, an intimate glimpse into the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of a great writer and thinker of the modern age. As Stanley Asimov advised, "Read the letters carefully. One of them may have been written to you."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
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