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  • 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...

  • The Best American Essays 2014by John Jeremiah Sullivan; Robert Atwan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.95

    Pulphead author John Jeremiah Sullivan, "among the best young non-fiction writers in English"  ( The New York Times ), picks the year's best essays selected from hundereds of magazines, journals, and websites. more...

  • Street Haunting and Other Essaysby Virginia Woolf

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.22

    Virginia Woolf began writing reviews for the Guardian 'to make a few pence' from her father's death in 1904, and continued until the last decade of her life. The result is a phenomenal collection of articles, of which this selection offers a fascinating glimpse, which display the gifts of a dazzling social and literary critic as well as the development... more...

  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Just As I Thoughtby Grace Paley

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 17.99

    This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives us a chance to see Paley not only as a writer and "troublemaker" but also as a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. Through her descriptions... more...

  • Miroir de l'Occidentby Jean-Louis Vullierme

    L'artilleur 2014; US$ 16.99

    Identifier les racines de ce qui constitue l?événement le plus bouleversant de l?histoire moderne, voilà le projet de ce livre. Pour y parvenir, l?auteur a choisi une voie jusqu?ici peu empruntée par les scientifiques : prendre les nazis au sérieux, à la recherche de ce qu?ils croyaient vrai et de leurs projets tels qu?ils se les exprimaient à eux-mêmes.... more...

  • Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellowby Jereme K. Jerome

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome. The essays cover a range of topics from "On Being in Love" to "On Furnished Apartments" to "On Getting on in the World". Jerome established himself as one of England's favorite wits with his comic novel Three Men in a Boat. more...

  • The Mirror of the Seaby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Although Joseph Conrad achieved acclaim as one of the masters of English-language fiction, his own life story is as fascinating and engaging as Heart of Darkness or Lord Jim. The volume The Mirror of the Sea is a collection of several autobiographical sketches, remembrances and essays that Conrad originally published in a number of European magazines. more...

  • Collection of Sandby Italo Calvino; Martin McLaughlin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95

    The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps to Mexican temples and Japanese gardens. more...

  • The Best American Travel Writing 2014by Paul Theroux; Jason Wilson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.95

    A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2013. more...