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  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Nowby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    Wisdom from a remarkable woman of many talents--a writer who captured America's heart on Inauguration Day. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine?s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don?t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine?s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of... more...

  • For the Time Beingby Annie Dillard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    "Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy as it is sublime, For the Time Being is, in the truest sense, an eye- opener."-- Daily News From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being , her most profound narrative to... more...

  • Selected Essays of Master Lu Xunby Lu Xun

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 11.99

    The Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun collects together his most influential and powerful essays and lectures. Critical of traditional Chinese culture, of the superstition and rigid social mores, and passionate in his argument for reform, his essays from the classic contemplation on Confusion patriarchy ?What Is Required of Us as Fathers Today,? to... more...

  • Small Victoriesby Anne Lamott

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 10.99

    From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It?s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories , Lamott offers a new message... more...

  • Loiteringby Charles D'Ambrosio

    Tin House Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    Charles D?Ambrosio?s essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy?s safe return. For anyone familiar with D?Ambrosio?s writing, this... more...

  • The Examined Lifeby Stephen Grosz

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    A Sunday Times bestseller Longlisted for the Guardian first book award A Radio 4 Book of the Week This book is about learning to live. In simple stories of encounter between a psychoanalyst and his patients, The Examined Life reveals how the art of insight can illuminate the most complicated,... more...

  • The Portable Henry Rollinsby Henry Rollins

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99

    Henry Rollins is an artist whose legendary, no-holds-barred performances encompasses music, acting, and written and spoken word.  As Details magazine said when it named Rollins the 1994 Man of the Year: "through two decades of rage and discipline, Henry Rollins has transformed himself from an L.A. punk rocker into a universal soldier.  His enemies:... more...

  • Faulkners Inheritanceby Joseph R Urgo; Ann J Abadie

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    Essays by Susan V. Donaldson, Lael Gold, Adam Gussow, Martin Kreiswirth, Jay Parini, Noel Polk, Judith L. Sensibar, Jon Smith, and Priscilla Wald. William Faulkner once said that the writer "collects his material all his life from everything he reads, from everything he listens to, everything he sees, and he stores that away in sort of a filing... more...

  • Art and Cultureby Clement Greenberg

    Beacon Press 1971; US$ 24.00

    "Clement Greenberg is, internationally, the best-known American art critic popularly considered to be the man who put American vanguard painting and sculpture on the world map. . . . An important book for everyone interested in modern painting and sculpture."? The New York Times more...