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  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    * Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker... more...

  • The Confessionsby Saint Augustine; Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.29

    In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art.Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation... more...

  • This I Believeby Jay Allison; Dan Gediman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 16.99

    An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists?from the famous to the unknown?completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived... more...

  • Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience in 1849. It argues the superiority of the individual conscience over acquiescence to government. Thoreau was inspired to write in response to slavery and the Mexican-American war. He believed that people could not be made agents of injustice if they were governed by their own consciences. more...

  • The Sea Close Byby Albert Camus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Part of the Penguin Classics campaign celebrating 100 years of Albert Camus, 'A Sea Close By' reveals the writer as a sensual witness of landscapes, the sea and sailing. It is a light, summery day-dream. Accompanying 'The Sea Close By' is the essay 'Summer in Algiers', a lovesong to his Mediterranean childhood. more...

  • Essays of E. B. Whiteby E. B. White

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.24

    The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time. more...

  • Essaysby George Orwell; Bernard Crick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 21.14

    These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art. more...

  • Teaching a Stone to Talkby Annie Dillard

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 8.29

    In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget... more...

  • Pensées, maximes, essais et correspondanceby Joseph Joubert; Arnaud Joubert; Paul Raynal; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'art est l'habilité réduite en théorie. L'objet de l'art est d'unir la matière aux formes qui sont ce que la nature a de plus vrai, de plus beau et de plus pur. Loin de reléguer les arts dans la classe des superfluités utiles, il faut les mettre au nombre des biens les plus précieux et les plus importants de la société humaine." À PROPOS... more...

  • The Uncannyby Sigmund Freud; Hugh Haughton; David McLintock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    An extraordinary collection of thematically linked essays, including THE UNCANNY, SCREEN MEMORIES and FAMILY ROMANCES. Leonardo da Vinci fascinated Freud primarily because he was keen to know why his personality was so incomprehensible to his contemporaries. In this probing biographical essay he deconstructs both da Vinci's character and the nature... more...