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- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
Notes on Sontag is a frank, witty, and entertaining reflection on the work, influence, and personality of one of the "foremost interpreters of . . . our recent contemporary moment." Adopting Sontag's favorite form, a set of brief essays or notes that circle around a topic from different perspectives, renowned essayist Phillip Lopate considers the... more...
- Free Press 2013; US$ 15.00
In this stunning new collection of personal essays, distinguished author Phillip Lopate weaves together the colorful threads of a life well lived and brings us on an invigorating and thoughtful journey through memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage both young and old, and an extraordinary look at New York?s storied past and present.... more...
- Free Press 2013; US$ 16.00
Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as ?one of our best personal essayists? ( Dallas Morning News ). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan?s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character of New York in the best way possible: on a series of exploratory walks conducted by one of the... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 18.95
AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL Called by Virginia Woolf ?the prince? of essayists and praised by F. W. Dupee for a ?whim of iron, cleverness amounting to genius,? Max Beerbohm himself noted that ?only the insane take themselves quite seriously.? Nonetheless, from his precocious debut as a dandy in 1890s Oxford until, after World War II, when he put... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 17.00
Set against a vividly depicted background of fin de siécle New York, this novel centers on the conflict between a self-made millionaire and a fervent social revolutionary-a conflict in which a man of goodwill futilely attempts to act as a mediator, only to be forced himself into a crisis of conscience. Here we see William Dean Howells's grasp of the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
The sexual politics of a faculty wives dinner. The psychological gamesmanship of an inappropriate therapist. The emotional minefield of an extended family wedding . . . Whatever the subject, Emily Fox Gordon?s disarmingly personal essays are an art form unto themselves?reflecting and revealing, like mirrors in a maze, the seemingly endless ways... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95
Opposites attract, and Helmut Holk and Christine Arne, the appealing married couple at the center of this engrossing book by one of Germany?s greatest novelists, could not be less alike. Christine is a serious soul from a devout background. She is brooding and beautiful and devoted to her husband and their two children. Helmut is lighthearted and... more...