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  • Bradbury Speaksby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    He is an American treasure; a clear-eyed fantasist without peer; a literary icon who has created wonder for the better part of seven decades. He has a moon crater named after him and a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. He has been showered with accolades and honored with prizes galore, everything from an Emmy Award to the National Book Foundation... more...

  • Art Objectsby Jeanette Winterson

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 17.95

    In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and provocative, these essays are not so much a point of view as they are a way of life, revealing "a brilliant... more...

  • Myself with Othersby Carlos Fuentes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 17.99

    In Myself with Others , Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer, his celebrated Harvard University commencement address, and his trenchant examinations of Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Borges.... more...

  • The Kraus Projectby Jonathan Franzen; Karl Kraus

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99

    A great American writer?s confrontation with a great European critic?a personal and intellectual awakening A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating and farsighted writers in Europe. In his self-published magazine, Die Fackel , Kraus brilliantly attacked the popular media?s manipulation of reality,... more...

  • Making Waves: Essays 1962-93by Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Mario Vargas Llosa has been making waves in cultural and political spheres for over thirty years. Making Waves presents for the first time in English a collection of his essays, a journey through time, through books, and through different geographical locations, plotting the intellectual biography of one of the world's finest writers. We follow... more...

  • The Hot Gates and other occasional piecesby William Golding

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    A dazzling collection of occasional writings by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist on subjects ranging from Thermopylae to the English Channel, and from Coral Island to Jules Verne. 'A book of occasional essays which afford us many fascinating insights into Golding the man . . .It is highly individual yet profoundly modest; it has an unusual,... more...

  • Moving Targetby William Golding

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    An important and illuminating collection of essays and lectures by the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature. William Golding writes about places as diverse as Wiltshire, where he lived for over half a century, Dutch waterways, Delphi, Egypt ancient and modern, and planet Earth herself. Other essays discuss books and ideas, and provide a... more...

  • Climbing Essaysby Jim Perrin; Robert Macfarlane

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial... more...

  • Confusion to Our Enemiesby Arnold Kemp; Jackie Kemp

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    From the Foreword by Professor Tom Devine: Arnold Kemp, one of the greatest of Scottish journalists and editors of the 20th century, died prematurely at the age of 63 in 2002. He edited The Herald with memorable elan and panache between 1981 and 1994 and his prolific writings also regularly graced the pages of the Scotsman, the Guardian and the Observer... more...

  • Burn This Bookby Toni Morrison

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves. more...