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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
A New York Times Notable Book A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University?s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 11.36
In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
Though remembered primarily as a playwright and novelist, Irish writer George Bernard Shaw was an insatiably curious intellect whose interests encompassed a broad array of topics. This exegesis on Wagner's Ring cycle relates the opera series to ideas like capitalism and mythological archetypes. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...
- Beacon Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater?s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected rewards of playing house. Boldly honest, these biographical... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95
Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word. As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Man of the Year: "through two decades of rage and discipline, Henry Rollins has transformed himself from an L.A. punk rocker into a universal soldier. His enemies:... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 15.99
A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventyfive essayists?ranging from famous to previously unknown?completing the thought that begins the book?s title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to ordinary folks... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00
The Necessary Angel by Wallace Stevens "In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft." ? Perspective ? U.S.A. "These are rich... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 1.99
From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes TAKE FIVE, a mini collection of true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention?stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. TAKE FIVE includes the following four favorite previously-published essays plus one... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 12.95
Released just before the March 2013 feature film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters , this new edition is updated through The Last Olympian , and includes several brand new essays! The #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson series? The Lightning Thief , The Sea of Monsters , The Titan?s Curse , The Battle of the Labyrinth , and The Last... more...