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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Hard is his heart that loveth naught in May. Geoffrey Chaucer12 June: Male glow-worms, attracted by the light of the candles, come into the parlour. The distant hills look very blue. Gilbert White, 1791Join some of Englands best-loved writers in this day-by-day celebration of an English year, from the frosty mornings of... more...
- Jagiellonian University Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Among many types of life-writing genres that recently have not only become central to contemporary academic discourse, but also attracted wide readership, the biographical novel deserves special attention. Authors on Authors examines biographical-novel-about-a-writer – a sub-genre of biographical novel which takes a real writer and his/her life... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 18.00
The two thought-provoking, extended essays that make up Stories We Tell Ourselves draw from the author’s richly diverse experiences and history, taking the reader on a deeply pleasurable walk to several unexpectedly profound destinations. A steady accumulation of fascinating science, psychoanalytic theory, and cultural history—ranging... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 15.00
Relationships with our siblings stretch, as an old saying has it, all the way from the cradle to the grave. Few bonds in life are as significant, as formative, as lasting, and as frequently overlooked as those we share with our brothers and sisters. In this stellar, first-of-its-kind anthology, contemporary writers explore the rich and varied landscape... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00
Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler?s articles have throughout his long career intrigued readers with his unique insight into everything he examines, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Uncanny Valley continues the page-turning conversation as Weschler collects the best of his narrative nonfiction... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Since it first went to press in 1996, BlackBook has established itself as an arbiter of style, and a forum for new and dynamic writing. The Revolution Will Be Accessorized gathers many of the magazine's strongest pieces, and the result is a star-studded collection that addresses the intersection of pop culture, the arts, politics, and fashion,... more...
- Washington Square Press 2007; US$ 22.95
"...these essays are jewels of the unexpected, and in introducing them, I don't want to steal any of their surprise. Suffice it to say that family life...is alive and well, but it is not like anything you ever read about before in your life." -- Jane Smiley, from the foreword The nuclear family peaked in 1960 with 45 percent of the American population.... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 15.95
The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. ?It seemed to me,? Horenbein wrote, ?that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.? Wendell Berry?s second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2012; US$ 41.99
Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf , this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 22.00
This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets. ... more...