• Chairs are Where the People Go
    Chairs are Where the People Go
    ISBN: 9780865479456
    Title: Chairs are Where the People Go
    Author: GLOUBERMAN MISHA & HETI SHEILA

    A funny, offbeat, thought-provoking guide to working and playing in cities that offers unexpected insights on how a person should be Why shouldn't neighborhoods change? Why is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why should making the city more fun for you and your friends be a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? What do spam filters tell us about the world? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What do gyms say about the way we live now? Why do we sometimes feel like frauds?In short, pithy chapters (""Gentrification,"" ""People's Protective Bubbles Are OK,"" ""A Mind Is Not a Terrible Thing to Measure""), Misha Glouberman tells us what he has learned about life, tackling the most trivial of questions alongside the more important ones and revealing that they have more in common than you might think. From thoughts about conflict resolution in the Middle East to observations about loud music in rowdy neighborhoods, from questions on the function of spam filters to ideas on how to edit our own lives, The Chairs Are Where the People Gois an invigorating, entertaining handbook for the times we live in.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    ISBN: 9780141019468
    Title: Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
    Author: SMITH ZADIE

    How did George Eliot’s love life affect her prose? Why did Kafka write at three in the morning? In what ways is Barack Obama like Eliza Doolittle? Can you be over-dressed for the Oscars? What is Italian Feminism? If Roland Barthes killed the Author, can Nabokov revive him? What does ‘soulful’ mean? Is Date Movie the worst film ever made?A collection of essays that brims over with personality and warmth, Changing My Mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent and funny – a gift to readers and writers both. Within its covers an essay is more than a column of opinions: it’s a space in which to think freely.

    Format: Paperback
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  • China in Ten Words
    China in Ten Words
    ISBN: 9780307739797
    Title: China in Ten Words
    Author: HUA YU; ALLAN H. BARR (TRANSLATOR)

    From one of China's most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country's meteoric economic and social transformation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • China in Ten Words
    China in Ten Words
    ISBN: 9780715645512
    Title: China in Ten Words
    Author: HUA YU

    From one of China's most acclaimed writers, his first work of non-fiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the past several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country's meteoric economic rise and social transformation. Framed by ten words or phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world's most populous yet most often misunderstood nation. With Yu Hua's wit, insight and courage, this is a refreshingly candid vision of the 'Chinese miracle' and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a leading writer living in China today. Two of the author's novels were named in the Top Ten most influential books of the decade by Wen Hui Bao, Shanghai's biggest newspaper.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Chris Isherwood Diaries Volume 3 Liberation
    Chris Isherwood Diaries Volume 3 Liberation
    ISBN: 9780701184490
    Title: Chris Isherwood Diaries Volume 3 Liberation
    Author: ISHERWOOD CHRISTOPHER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00
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  • Christopher Isherwood Diaries Vol 1
    Christopher Isherwood Diaries Vol 1
    ISBN: 9780099555827
    Title: Christopher Isherwood Diaries Vol 1
    Author: ISHERWOOD CHRISTOPHER

    In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California; his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Garbo, Chaplin, Thomas Mann, Charles Laughton, Gielgud, Olivier, Richard Burton and Aldous Huxley. Throughout this period, Isherwood continued to write novels and sustain his literary friendships u with E. M. Forster, Somerset Maugham, Tennessee Williams and others. He turned to his diaries several times a week to record jokes and gossip, observations about his adopted country, philosophy and mystical insights. His devotion to his diary was a way of accounting for himself; he used it as both a discipline and a release.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Chronicles of a Liquid Society
    Chronicles of a Liquid Society
    ISBN: 9781911215318
    Title: Chronicles of a Liquid Society
    Author: ECO UMBERTO

    A posthumous collection of essays about the modern world from one of Europe's greatest, and best-selling, literary figures

    Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in ideological values, the crises in politics, and the unbridled individualism that have become the backdrop of our lives--a "liquid" society in which it's not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets abound.

    In these pieces, written for his regular column in L'Espresso magazine, Eco brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners. It is a final gift to his reader--astute, witty, and illuminating.

    Format: Hardback
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  • Chronicles of a Liquid Society
    Chronicles of a Liquid Society
    ISBN: 9781784705206
    Title: Chronicles of a Liquid Society
    Author: ECO UMBERTO

    Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. In this, his last collection, the celebrated essayist and novelist observes the changing world around him with irrepressible curiosity and profound wisdom. He sees with fresh eyes the upheaval in ideological values, the crises in politics, and the unbridled individualism that have become the backdrop of our lives--a "liquid" society in which it's not easy to find a polestar, though stars and starlets abound.

    In these pieces, written for his regular column in L'Espresso& magazine, Eco brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners. It is a final gift to his readers--astute, witty, and illuminating.

    "A swan song from one of Europe's great intellectuals . . . [Eco] entertains with his intellect, humor, and insatiable curiosity." -- Kirkus Reviews
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    "An intelligent, intriguing, and often hilariously incisive set of observations on contemporary follies and changing mores." -- Publishers Weekly

    "Chronicles of a Liquid Society& is a wonderful reminder of a great writer, thinker, and human being." -- Toronto Star


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  • Chuck Klosterman X: a Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
    Chuck Klosterman X: a Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
    ISBN: 9780399184154
    Title: Chuck Klosterman X: a Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
    Author: KLOSTERMAN CHUCK

    New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman presents a unique Audio Companion for Chuck Klosterman X, in which he contextualizes and reads from the collection of his best articles and essays, providing both a fascinating tour of the past decade and an ideal introduction to the mind of one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.
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    Klosterman& has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, and newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the& New York Times Magazine& Ethicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such as& GQ,& Esquire,& The A.V. Club,& Billboard, and& The Guardian.
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    Chuck Klosterman X collects the most intriguing of those pieces, and, for this& Audio Companion, Klosterman offers intimate and exclusive commentary about each piece, telling stories about each one, reading excerpts, and relating unexpected asides and digressions. Subjects include& Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew,& Chinese Democracy, the Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Citadelle (wisdoms of the Sands)
    Citadelle (wisdoms of the Sands)
    ISBN: 9782070407477
    Title: Citadelle (wisdoms of the Sands)
    Author: DE SAINT-EXUPERY ANTOINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
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  • City of Words Massey Lecture Series
    City of Words Massey Lecture Series
    ISBN: 9780702236846
    Title: City of Words Massey Lecture Series
    Author: MANGUEL ALBERTO


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    Price: $29.00
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  • Civil Disobedience
    Civil Disobedience
    ISBN: 9781557094179
    Title: Civil Disobedience
    Author: THOREAU HENRY DAVID

    The classic book, Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau! There's a reason why Civil Disobedience is one of the best books of all time. If you haven't read this classic, then you'd better pick up a copy of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau today!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Collected Essays of Arthur Miller
    Collected Essays of Arthur Miller
    ISBN: 9781472591746
    Title: Collected Essays of Arthur Miller
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR

    A comprehensive collection of essays written by one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield V5 1922
    Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield V5 1922
    ISBN: 9780198183990
    Title: Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield V5 1922
    Author: O'SULLIVAN V & SCOTT M EDS

    The fifth and final volume of the Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield covers the almost thirteen months during which her attention at first was firmly set on a last chance medical cure, then finally on something very different--if death came to seem inevitable, how should one behave in the time that remained, so one could truly say one lived? Mansfield's biographers, like her friends, have wondered at the seemingly extraordinary decision to ditch conventional medicine, for the bizarre choice of Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man at Fontainebleau. These letters show the clarity of mind and will that led to that decision, the courage and distress in making it, and the gaiety even once it was made. She went against what her education, her husband, and most of her friends would regard as reasonable, as she opted to spend her last months with Russian emigres and a strange assortment of Gurdjieff disciples (which she was not). But Fontainebleau give her the space and the incentive to shake free from the intellectualism that she thought the malaise of her time, as she worked at kitchen chores, took in the details of farm life, tried to learn Russian, and attempted to reach total honesty with herself. ""If I were allowed one simple cry to God,"" she wrote in one of her last letters, ""that cry would be I want to be REAL.""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $220.00
    $220.00
  • Collected Nonfiction Volume 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, & Speeches
    Collected Nonfiction Volume 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, & Speeches
    ISBN: 9781841593753
    Title: Collected Nonfiction Volume 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, & Speeches
    Author: TWAIN MARK

    Politics, religion, culture, travel, science and technology, family life: nothing escaped the eye and pen of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, nineteenth-century America's most famous writer and a legend in his own lifetime. Though chiefly known today for his classic novels of childhood, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and for his short stories, he produced even more nonfiction of an impressive quality.


    Twain lived a life as exciting as his fiction, and in his Autobiography we find him running wild, like the heroes of his novels, in the countryside around his childhood home in Missouri and navigating the treacherous waters of the Mississippi River as a trained steamboat pilot, while his letters show him travelling thousands of miles over the United States on hectic lecture tours (he was a great showman, raconteur and performer of his own works), hobnobbing with princes and presidents and being lionized in the capitals of Europe.


    His trademark wit, candour, sarcasm and irrepressible humour shine through on every page of this selection, but here too, beyond the entertainer, we discover in his speeches and essays the social and moral issues - slavery, imperialism - which concerned him, and meet the private man behind that towering public figure, whose long marriage never lost its romance, but who bore the sorrow of losing two of his three daughters while still in their twenties.


    A sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious and always riveting read.



    Format: Hardback
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  • Collected Prose
    Collected Prose
    ISBN: 9780571218486
    Title: Collected Prose
    Author: AUSTER PAUL

    The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace and The Book of Illusions presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers. Ranging in subject from Walter Raleigh to Kafka; Hawthorne to the high-wire artist Philippe Petit; conceptual artist Sophie Calle to Auster's own typewriter; The World Trade Center catastrophe to his beloved New York City itself, Auster displays all his customary flair, wit and insight.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Collected Prose 1948-1998
    Collected Prose 1948-1998
    ISBN: 9780060723828
    Title: Collected Prose 1948-1998
    Author: ZBIGNIEW HERBERT


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $64.00
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  • Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    ISBN: 9780674034679
    Title: Collected Prose of Robert Frost
    Author: FROST ROBERT

    During his lifetime, Robert Frost notoriously resisted collecting his prose--going so far as to halt the publication of one prepared compilation and to "lose" the transcripts of the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures he delivered at Harvard in 1936. But for all his qualms, Frost conceded to his son that "you can say a lot in prose that verse won't let you say," and that the prose he had written had in fact "made good competition for [his] verse." This volume, the first critical edition of Robert Frost's prose, allows readers and scholars to appreciate the great American author's forays beyond poetry, and to discover in the prose that he did make public--in newspapers, magazines, journals, speeches, and books--the wit, force, and grace that made his poetry famous. The Collected Prose of Robert Frost offers an extensive and illuminating body of work, ranging from juvenilia--Frost's contributions to his high school Bulletin--to the charming "chicken stories" he wrote as a young family man for The Eastern Poultryman and Farm Poultry, to such famous essays as "The Figure a Poem Makes" and the speeches and contributions to magazines solicited when he had become the Grand Old Man of American letters. Gathered, annotated, and cross-referenced by Mark Richardson, the collection is based on extensive work in archives of Frost's manuscripts. It provides detailed notes on the author's habits of composition and on important textual issues and includes much previously unpublished material. It is a book of boundless appeal and importance, one that should find a home on the bookshelf of anyone interested in Frost.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
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  • Collection of Sand Essays
    Collection of Sand Essays
    ISBN: 9780141193748
    Title: Collection of Sand Essays
    Author: CALVINO ITALO

    'These pieces start from 'things observed' and open out to offer glimpses of other dimensions of the mind'Italo Calvino claimed that 'the brain begins in the eye'. The essays collected here display his fascination with the visual universe, in which the things we see tell a truth about the world. Calvino writes about such diverse subjects as the imaginative pleasures of maps, bizarre exhibitions and the earliest forms of written language. Books and paintings provoke discussions of artistic motivation, while descriptions of a meticulous Japanese garden, Trajan's column crumbling to dust or a Mexican temple smothered by the jungle lead to contemplations on space, time and civilization.& & Surprising and profound, Collection of Sand, newly translated into English for the first time, provides a glimpse into the mind of a master of the imagination.Translated with an Introduction by Martin McLaughlin& 'Calvino was a genial as well as brilliant writer.'& John Updike

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Colossal Wreck a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, & American Culture
    Colossal Wreck a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, & American Culture
    ISBN: 9781781682951
    Title: Colossal Wreck a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, & American Culture
    Author: COCKBURN ALEXANDER

    In these stunning diaries, political journalist Alexander Cockburn paints the vast and tragic-comic canvas of America's descent to what Percy Shelley in his poem 'Ozymandias' invoked as 'that colossal wreck' of empire.

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  • Colossal Wreck: a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, & American Culture
    Colossal Wreck: a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, & American Culture
    ISBN: 9781781681190
    Title: Colossal Wreck: a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, & American Culture
    Author: COCKBURN ALEXANDER

    Alexander Cockburn was without question one of the most influential journalists of his generation, whose writing stems from the best tradition of Mark Twain, H.L. Menchken and Tom Paine. Colossal Wreck, his final work, finished shortly before his death in July 2012, exemplifies the prodigious literary brio that made Cockburn's name. Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of the oppressed, Cockburn never pulled his punches and always landed a blow where it mattered. In this panoramic work, covering nearly two decades of American culture and politics, he explores subjects as varied as the sex life of Bill Clinton and the best way to cook wild turkey. He stands up for the rights of prisoners on death row and exposes the chicanery of the media and the duplicity of the political elite. As he pursues a serpentine path through the nation, he charts the fortunes of friends, famous relatives, and sworn enemies alike to hilarious effect. This is a thrilling trip through the reefs and shoals of politics and everyday life. Combining a passion for the places, the food and the people he encountered on dozens of cross-country journeys, Cockburn reports back over seventeen years of tumultuous change among what he affectionately called the "thousand landscapes" of the United States.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    ISBN: 9780340733295
    Title: Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
    Author: FINLAY VICTORIA

    Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple. Exciting, richly informative, and always surprising, 'Colour' lifts the lid on the historical palette and unearths an astonishing wealth of stories about the quest for colours, and our efforts to understand them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Come the Revolution: A Memoir
    Come the Revolution: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781742233079
    Title: Come the Revolution: A Memoir
    Author: MITCHELL ALEX

    Many know Alex Mitchell as a political journalist. Few know that he was also a revolutionary. This revealing memoir is a rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, unionists and revolutionaries, crooked cops and corrupt politicians, spies and dictators; made real by the struggles of ordinary working people. From the expos of soviet double agent Kim Philby to Mitchells interviews with Hussein, Arafat and Gaddafi, his journey from newspaper cadet and investigative journalist to revolutionary Trotskyist is so full twists and turns the book reads like a novel. Come the Revolution lays bare Mitchells life and loves, his past and politics, with the flair of a born storyteller unafraid to ask hard questions about the world, and himself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
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  • Coming Out Like a Porn Star
    Coming Out Like a Porn Star
    ISBN: 9780990557166
    Title: Coming Out Like a Porn Star
    Author: LEE JIZ

    This one-of-a-kind book shares intimate personal stories of porn performers "coming out" to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community. The contributors represent a wide range of races, ethnicities, and genders. They include Joanna Angel, Annie Sprinkle, Betty Blac, Nina Hartley, Candida Royalle, Conner Habib, Dale Cooper, Christopher Zeischegg, Cindy Gallop, Drew DeVeaux, Erika Lust, Gala Vanting, Casey Calvert, Lorelei Lee, Stoya, Ignacio Rivera AKA Papi Coxxx, and many others.

    Jiz Lee is a genderqueer performer who, fascinated by the radical potential of sex, love, and art, has worked in over two hundred projects within indie, queer, and mainstream adult genres, written on gender and porn in "The Feminist Porn Book," and taught queer sex workshops.
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    Price: $35.00

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  • Common Reader: Volume 1
    Common Reader: Volume 1
    ISBN: 9780099443667
    Title: Common Reader: Volume 1
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA

    What she produced is an eccentric and unofficial literary and social history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, with an excursion to ancient Greece thrown in. she investigates medieval England, tsarist Russia, Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian novelists and modern essayists. When she published this book Woolf's fame as a novelist was already established: now she was hailed as a brilliant interpretative critic. Here, she addresses her 'common reader' in the remarkable prose and with all the imagination and gaiety that are the stamp of her genius.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Common Reader: Volume 2
    Common Reader: Volume 2
    ISBN: 9780099443674
    Title: Common Reader: Volume 2
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA

    So Virginia Woolf described the 'common reader' for whom she wrote. This is her second series of essays, first published in 1932. Here she turns her brilliant eye on Lord Chesterfield's letters, the novels of George Gissing, the poetry of Donne: we meet Dr Burney and Beau Brummell, Christina Rossetti, Geraldine Jewsbury, Jane Carlyle, Mary Wollstonecraft and many others. This is an informal, informative and witty celebration of our literary and social heritage by a writer of genius.

    Format: Paperback
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  • Common Reading
    Common Reading
    ISBN: 9780199569793
    Title: Common Reading
    Author: COLLINI STEFAN

    In this series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. Collini focuses on critics and historians who wrote for a non-specialist readership, and on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach that readership.
    Among the critics discussed are Cyril Connolly, V.S. Pritchett, Aldous Huxley, Rebecca West, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell, while the historians include A.L. Rowse, Arthur Bryant, E.H. Carr, and E.P. Thompson. There are also essays on wider themes such as the fate of 'general' periodicals, the history of reading, the role of criticism, changing conceptions of 'culture', the limitations of biography, and the functions of universities. Explicitly addressed to 'the non-specialist reader', these essays make some of the fruits of detailed scholarly research in various fields available to a wider audience in a succinct and elegant manner.
    Stefan Collini has been acclaimed as one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, and this collection shows him at his subtle, perceptive, and trenchant best. The book will appeal to (and delight) readers interested in literature, history, and contemporary cultural debate.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $79.00
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  • Common Writing
    Common Writing
    ISBN: 9780198813118
    Title: Common Writing
    Author: COLLINI STEFAN


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    Price: $66.00
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  • Complete Essays
    Complete Essays
    ISBN: 9780140446043
    Title: Complete Essays
    Author: MONTAIGNE MICHEL DE

    in 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and thinking. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'assays', inspired by ideas he found in the books of his library and his own experience. He discussed subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. But, above all, Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women generally. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature, and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, which continue to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers. With its extensive introduction and notes, M. A. Screech's edition of Montaigne is widely regarded as the most distinguished of recent times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Complete Prose
    Complete Prose
    ISBN: 9780330328210
    Title: Complete Prose
    Author: ALLEN WOODY

    A collection of 52 pieces of writing displaying Woody Allen's own brand of humour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Complete Works: Essays Travel Journal Letters
    Complete Works: Essays Travel Journal Letters
    ISBN: 9781857152593
    Title: Complete Works: Essays Travel Journal Letters
    Author: MONTAIGNE MICHEL DE

    Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533'92) was the first to use the term 'œessay' to refer to the form he pioneered and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his masterly and engaging writings, his subjects ranging from proper conversation and good reading, to the raising of children and the endurance of pain, from solitude, destiny, time and custom, to truth, consciousness, and death. Having stood the test of time, his essays continue to influence writers nearly five hundred years later. Also included in this complete edition of his works are Montaigne's letters and travel journal, fascinating records of the experiences and contemplations that would shape and infuse his essays. Montaigne speaks to us always in a personal voice in which his virtues of tolerance, moderation, and understanding are dazzlingly manifest. Donald M. Frame's masterful translation is widely acknowledged to be the classic English version.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Confronting the Classics
    Confronting the Classics
    ISBN: 9781781250488
    Title: Confronting the Classics
    Author: BEARD MARY

    Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.In a series of sparkling essays, she explores ourrich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She also invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She brings back to life some of the greatest writers of antiquity - including Thucydides, Cicero and Tacitus - and takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Classical Traditions captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures & Innovations
    Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures & Innovations
    ISBN: 9781781250495
    Title: Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures & Innovations
    Author: BEARD MARY

    Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix. The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Confronting the Classics captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
    Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
    ISBN: 9781408859346
    Title: Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
    Author: SAUNDERS GEORGE

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders's words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Powerful, funny, and wise, Congratulations, by the way is an inspiring message from one of today's most influential and original writers.


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Hardback
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    Title: Consider the Lobster & Other Essays
    Author: WALLACE DAVID FOSTER

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    ISBN: 9780571329021
    Title: Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces 2011-2016
    Author: LEE STEWART

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    ISBN: 9780571329038
    Title: Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces, 2011-2016
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    ISBN: 9780520265943
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    Author: THIS H, GAGNAIRE P & DEBEVOISE, M. B. (TRANS)

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