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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99
In this collection of essays, Richard Church explores themes of countryside, poetry, family, and finding inspiration in the mundane. Split into two parts 'Moving About' and 'Sitting Still', these titles reflect the happy combination of travel sketches with literary criticism, of observations on household duties with the philosophy drawn from a lifetime's... more...
- Editions Toucan 2015; Not Available
Auteur de Dieu des chrétiens, Dieu des musulmans aux Editions de l'Oeuvre, François Jourdan est docteur en théologie, en histoire des religions et en anthropologie religieuse. Prêtre eudiste, il a longtemps été délégué du diocèse de Paris pour les relations avec l'islam. Professeur des universités, il a enseigné à l'Institut pontifical d'études arabes... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 20.78
In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as... more...
- Four Winds Press 2015; US$ 15.95
Maarten Asscher studied law and Assyriology at Leyden University in the Netherlands. He started his career in literary publishing in 1980 and became the Dutch publisher of writers such as Carlos Fuentes, Primo Levi, Amos Oz, and Wislawa Szymborska. In 2004, after six years as a cultural policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture... more...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
The Suspecting Glance (first published in 1972) collects Conor Cruise O'Brien's four T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures as delivered at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in November 1969. The lectures were inspired by O'Brien's experience of holding the Albert Schweitzer Chair in Humanities at New York University from 1965-9, and there teaching... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00
"Breathtaking. . . . A work of gorgeous innovation and a staunch hypnotic intelligence."-- The Village Voice "Carson has . . . created an individual form and style for narrative verse. . . . Seldom has Pound's injunction 'Make It New' been so spectacularly obeyed." -- The New York Review of Books "Anne Carson is a philosopher of heartbreak." ... more...
- Soho Press 2015; US$ 25.00
Praise for Visions and Revisions "Peck shows himself to be a memoirist in Sontag?s mold." ?Los Angeles Review of Books "Although a relatively short memoir, Visions and Revisions comes to contain an indispensable mini-canon of cultural theory, essay, and reportage from the crisis. But that?s just a bland, aloof way of stating that, in... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 6.99
Anarchism & Other Essays , published in 1911, is the work of feminist anarchist Emma Goldman. Anarchism is a political philosophy which believes that government, or a governing body is unnecessary. Goldman discusses this philosophy and also its relationship to the fight for the emancipation of women and the state of marriage. more...