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- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Writers of the modern essay can trace their chosen genre all the way back to Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). But save for the recent notable best seller How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is largely ignored. After Montaigne —a collection of twenty-four new personal essays intended as tribute— aims to correct... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 22.95
Here are tales of fabulous advances made in anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, and linguistics, stories of the Anasazi, the "old ones" of the southwestern desert, of the great explorers, eccentrics, dreamers, scientists, cranks, and geniuses. "There's no end to the list, of course," Connell says, "because gradually it descends from such legendary... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that center... 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
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...