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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • All at Onceby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 25.99

    Short, sharp musings on things profound and mundane (and sometimes both) from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form?in fact, he?s known for it, with long, lyrical lines that compel, enthrall, and ensnare. In his latest work, All at Once , Williams again embodies this spirit... more...

  • What the Twilight Saysby Derek Walcott

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 20.99

    The first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate. Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and elsewhere for more than twenty years. What the Twilight Says collects these pieces to form a volume of remarkable elegance, concision, and brilliance. It includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations... 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...

  • More Curiousby Sean Wilsey

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 10.99

    In More Curious , Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post–9/11 New York City. Wherever he is, Wilsey captures his surroundings with the precision of a photographer and the raw grace of a skateboarder (he's an amateur practitioner... more...

  • Writing Left-Handedby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    The leading British writer-director of his generation, David Hare is also one of the most productive. The last two years have seen the outstanding success of two stage plays, The Secret Rapture and Racing Demon , and the release of two films, Paris by Night and Strapless . The pieces collected here, written left-handed, form both a concealed... more...

  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Writeby Sarah Ruhl

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America?s best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume?s uniqueness: ?On lice,? ?On sleeping in the theater,? ?On... more...

  • Falling in Loveby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Grant Allen initially pursued scholarly research as a profession, but after several years as a professor, he decided to try his hand at writing instead. Though his first efforts were scientific in nature, his style gradually developed into the broadly appealing voice which is on display throughout the charming essays and observations... more...

  • Facts And Fictions Of Lifeby Helen H. Gardener

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Intellectual and essayist Alice Chenoweth, who wrote under the pen name Helen H. Gardener, was one of the foremost thinkers of the late nineteenth century. She contributed groundbreaking ideas to the debates about controversial issues such as gender relations, women's suffrage, religion, and rationality. This collection brings together some of... more...