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  • The Science of Languageby Noam Chomsky; James McGilvray

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    In this previously unpublished series of interviews, Chomsky discusses his iconoclastic and important ideas concerning language, human nature and politics. more...

  • The Reckoningby Andrew Solomon

    Scribner 2014; US$ 1.99

    First published in The New Yorker , ?Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it?it?s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There aren?t any answers. And that?s what makes this all so impossible, and Solomon?s journalism so essential? (Salon.com). ?Both parents loved Adam.... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Frederick Douglass; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah; Jean Fagan Yellin; Margaret Fuller

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.95

    Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller   This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives?crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.   Frederick Douglass?s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary... more...

  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emersonby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Brooks Atkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau   The definitive collection of Emerson?s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life?s work of a true ?American Scholar.? As one of the architects of the... more...

  • Danse Macabreby Stephen King

    Pocket Books 2011; US$ 17.00

    From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the... more...

  • Satire, Lies and Politicsby Conal Condren

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 186.00

    This, the first full ANALYSIS of Arbuthnot's Art of Political lying (1712), argues that the work is a commentary on long-standing themes of debate in science, rhetoric and philosophy and should be seen as a seminal satire standing in opposition to the practice of Swift and Pope. Rather than simply condemning dishonesty, Arbuthnot raises serious questions... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby Robert Smith; Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00 US$ 7.38

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...

  • Orwell's 1984by Nikki Moustaki; Gilbert Borman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on 1984 introduces you to the modern world as imagined... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • False Papersby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful.... more...