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  • A Cynic Looks at Lifeby Ambrose Bierce

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • Portraits and Prayersby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Portraits and Prayers is a collection of early essays and word portraits by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Her subjects often provide a description of what she observed in her Saturday salons. more...

  • The Sunny Sideby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Discover A. A. Milne's work beyond the world of Winnie-the-Pooh in this delightfully eclectic collection of verse, stories, essays and vignettes. Penned for publication in the humor magazine Punch, these short works are the perfect pop of sunny, silly fun. more...

  • Bradbury Speaksby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • The Kraus Projectby Jonathan Franzen; Karl Kraus

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    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 Kraus Projectby Jonathan Franzen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    A great American writer?s confrontation with a great European critic ? a personal and intellectual awakening. 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...