The Leading eBooks Store Online

3,693,353 members ⚫ 1,195,028 ebooks

New to

Learn more
Browse our categories
  • Bestsellers - This Week
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Pets
  • Bestsellers - Last 6 months
  • Games
  • Philosophy
  • Archaeology
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Books
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Health & Fitness
  • Political Science
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Body Mind & Spirit
  • House & Home
  • Reference
  • Business & Economics
  • Humor
  • Religion
  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Romance
  • Computers
  • Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Science
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Law
  • Science Fiction
  • Current Events
  • Literary Collections
  • Self-Help
  • Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Sex
  • Education
  • Literary Fiction
  • Social Science
  • The Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Family & Relationships
  • Media
  • Study Aids
  • Fantasy
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Fiction
  • Music
  • Transportation
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Food and Wine
  • Performing Arts
  • True Crime
  • Foreign Language Books
History and criticism

Most popular at the top

  • Laughing Cultby Kevin McCaffrey

    Four Winds Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Inspired by the spirit and approach of Bertolt Brecht's Manual of Piety , the poems of Laughing Cult often employ the structures of ballads, folksongs, and other traditional forms to create miniature sketches marked by romantic ambiguity, occultism, science fiction, and quirky angst. As cool in tone as a Lee Konitz solo and as lacking in affect... more...

  • The Symbolist Movement in Literatureby Arthur Symons; Matthew Creasy

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.99

    First published in 1899, The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Symons' interest in writers such as Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature;... more...

  • The Red Listby Stephen Cushman

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    "'Yes indeed, some days it helps to think of extinction,' writes Stephen Cushman in his joyride of a jeremiad, The Red List . Baring everything from his soul down to his cholesterol levels, this stargazer, Biblical exegete, and campus flaneur composes a twenty-first-century self-portrait in a funhouse mirror. 'Maybe, could it be, hopelessness is... more...

  • Wolf Centosby Simone Muench

    Sarabande Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Poems structured by a wolf motif, concerned with death and beauty, urging us to retain our “wildness? as we age. more...

  • DOWNby Sarah Dowling

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    Gertrude Stein meets Ryan Trecartin over your morning tea in this lively collection. more...

  • You Must Remember Thisby Michael Bazzett

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    A woozy logic dominates these poems: a heart can become a buzzing hive of bees, a rooster can trigger a series of bombs, a young man can embrace a city bus as his spirit animal. Yet Bazzett slices through his poems with a dangerous sense of humor. Your humor is deft and cutting / my fingers off one by one,? as one poem puts it. Once dismembered, Bazzett?s... more...

  • A Better Lifeby John McAuliffe

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The world of John McAuliffe?s ?rst book is surprisingly populous, even social. The poems are grounded in speech and conversation and are consistently alert to that moment when one thing changes into another and to how a phrase clari?es into unexpected meaning, ?seeing different things in the same light?. ?His book is every bit as good as I hoped it... more...

  • Young Countryby Kerry Hines

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Young Country is a book of poetry by twenty-first-century writer Kerry Hines alongside images by nineteenth-century photographer William Williams. The wry, plainspoken but haunting poems sit alongside evocative photographs of settlement: landscapes, streetscapes, skyscapes; the escapades of a trio of flatmates; portraits of family and friends; burnt... more...

  • French Literatureby Carol Clark

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Boasting one of Western culture?s oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has long been a pioneer of style and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Molière to the torment of Baudelaire?s verse, it has inspired writers and artists everywhere throughout the ages. This comprehensive Beginner?s Guide tells French Literature?s compelling... more...

  • The House of Bernada Alba: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics)by Federico García Lorca

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    Drama Classics series The world's great plays at a great little price. Each pocket-sized volume contains: a full introduction an author biography notes on historical and theatrical context a plot synopsis key dates a further reading list a glossary of unusual words and phrases (English-language texts) Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama,... more...