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  • Goldby Isaac Asimov

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Gold is the final and crowning achievement of the fifty-year career of science fiction's transcendent genius, the world-famous author who defined the field of science fiction for its practitioners, its millions of readers, and the world at large. The first section contains stories that range from the humorous to the profound, at the heart of which... more...

  • I See You Made an Effortby Annabelle Gurwitch

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Actress and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an Effort, a book of essays so wickedly funny it may make you forget your last birthday. Not one to shy away from the grisly realities of middle age, the ?slyly subversive? ( O, The Oprah Magazine) Gurwitch confronts the various indignities faced by femmes d?un certain age with... more...

  • Notes towards the Definition of Cultureby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.99

    The word culture , in recent years, has been widely and erroneously employed in political, educational, and journalistic contexts. In helping to define a word so greatly misused, T. S. Eliot contradicts many of our popular assumptions about culture, reminding us that it is not the possession of a class but of a whole society and yet its preservation... more...

  • Essays Ancient and Modernby T. S. Eliot

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 9.99

    A compendium of essays on religion, literature, and politics from a Nobel laureate and literary master. more...

  • A Cynic Looks at Lifeby Ambrose Bierce; E. Haldeman-Julius

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Misanthropes, grumps, and the hopelessly jaded will relish every ruthlessly witty word of Ambrose Bierce's essay collection A Cynic Looks at Life. Bierce unleashes his jaundiced eye and incisive insight on a number of topics that are still as resonant as they were at the time of the book's 1912 publication. more...

  • The Bitch in the Houseby Cathi Hanauer

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Virginia Woolf introduced us to the ?Angel in the House?, now prepare to meet... The Bitch In the House . Women today have more choices than at any time in history, yet many smart, ambitious, contemporary women are finding themselves angry, dissatisfied, stressed out. Why are they dissatisfied? And what do they really want? These questions form... more...

  • I Killed Scheherazadeby Joumana Haddad

    Saqi 2011; US$ 11.65

    Joumana Haddad is angry about the way Arab women are portrayed in the West. In I Killed Scheherazade she challenges prevalent notions of identity and womanhood in the Middle East and speaks of her own intellectual development and the liberating impact of literature on her life. Fiery and candid, this is a provocative exploration of what it means to... more...

  • Letter to My Daughterby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou?s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends... more...

  • Creative Unityby Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99

    Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...

  • Man in the Moonby Stephanie G'Shwind

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 15.95

    Selected from the country's leading literary journals and publications? Crazyhorse , Colorado Review , The Nervous Breakdown , Creative Nonfiction , Georgia Review , Gulf Coast , The Missouri Review , The Normal School , and others? Man in the Moon brings together essays in which sons, daughters, and fathers explore the elusive nature of this... more...