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  • A Continuous Harmonyby Wendell Berry

    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...

  • The Chronicle of Duke Erikby Erik Carlquist; Peter C. Hogg; Eva Österberg

    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...

  • Coming Closeby Mari L'Esperance; Tomas Q. Morin

    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...

  • Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writersby Matt Kellogg; Jillian Quint

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    Here, for the first time, current twentysomethings come together on their own terms, in their own words, and begin to define this remarkably diverse and self-aware generation. Tackling an array of subjects?career, family, sex, religion, technology, art?they form a vibrant, unified community while simultaneously proving that there is no typical... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • Stories We Tell Ourselvesby Michelle Herman

    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 as far and... more...