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- Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 13.99
* 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...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
These four last prose fictions by Samuel Beckett were originally published individually, and their composition spanned the final decade of his life . In Company a solitary hearer lying in blackness calls up images from the far-off past. Ill Seen Ill Said meditates upon an old woman living out her last days alone in an isolated snow-bound cottage,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79
When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the humorous essay it chose only four pieces?one by Mark Twain, one by James Thurber, one by Kurt Vonnegut, and Ian Frazier's 1997 essay "Lamentations of the Father." The title piece of this new... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 11.20
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
Vanity Fair presents 21 true stories of the new hard times Where did all the billions go? Commissioned by the editors at Vanity Fair magazine, The Great Hangover is an eye-opening collection of essays on the global economic crisis by fifteen of the most respected contemporary business writers in America, including: Bryan Burrough ( Barbarians... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 12.60
Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" ( Newsweek ) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" ( The New York Times Book Review ) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s. more...
- Picador 2015; US$ 11.20
SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3... more...