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  • Dreiser's An American Tragedyby Martin Bucco

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Called one of the best writers on the American scene, Dreiser is also called one of the world's best worst writers, with claims that he is an impurist with nothing but genius. This story, told in gruesome detail and with unswerving realism, recounts the dilemmas and choices of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and... more...

  • The Disappointment Artistby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession?from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings... more...

  • The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnsonby James Weldon Johnson; Rudolph Byrd; Charles Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold a diplomatic post as consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua. This comprehensive volume of Johnson?s works... 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...

  • Smothered in Hugsby Dennis Cooper

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    ?In another country or another era, Dennis Cooper?s books would be circulated in secret, explosive samizdat editions that friends and fans would pass around and savor like forbidden absinthe.? ? New York Times Book Review ?His work belongs to that of Poe, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, and Georges Bataille, other writers who argued with... more...

  • Essaysby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • Essays and Lecturesby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1913, Essays and Lectures by Oscar Wilde presents the array of ideas held by the author. Expressing his views on the development of art and literature in Europe, he also discusses American trends in a detailed manner. The collection touches on the history of art in England under the influence of French Revolution as well as the consequent... more...

  • The Fighterby Tim Parks

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.09

    One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks is also a provocative, entertaining and accomplished essayist. This new collection's title is drawn from D. H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence, and how all the significant relationships in his life, including those with his readers and critics, were characterised by intense intimacy and ferocious... more...

  • A Time For New Dreamsby Ben Okri

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.50

    Booker Prize-winning novelist and one of Britain's foremost poets, Ben Okri is a passionate advocate of the written word. In A Time for New Dreams he breaks new ground in an unusual collection of linked essays, which address such diverse themes as childhood, self-censorship, the role of beauty, the importance of education and the real significance... more...

  • Your Hate Mail Will Be Gradedby John Scalzi

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; Not Available

    * Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded collects some of the best and most popular entries from the first ten years of award-winning Sci Fi author John Scalzi's blog ? a decade of Whatever , presented in delightfully random form, just as it should be. * Introduction by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton more...