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  • Wild Ducks Flying Backwardby Tom Robbins

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Known for his meaty seriocomic novels?expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow?Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper?s... more...

  • Redby Amy Goldwasser

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    A vivid portrait of what it means to be a teenage girl in America today, from 58 of the country's finest, most credentialed writers on the subject If you're a teenage girl today, you live your life in words-in text and instant messages, on blogs and social network pages. It's how you conduct your friendships and present yourself to the world.... 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 People of The Abyssby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured... 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...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 7.95

    A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication. more...

  • Signs of Changeby William Morris

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    William Morris was an English writer, architect, and artist and was integral to the birth of socialism in Great Britain. He founded the Socialist League in 1884, but later broke away from it over differences in methods and goals. Signs of Change is a collection of his essays on art, politics and socialism, including 'Useful Work versus Useless... more...

  • Essays - First Seriesby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Summing up his work, Emerson said that his primary principle was "the infinitude of the private man", and advised to "make the most of yourself, for that... more...

  • Essays - Second Seriesby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Summing up his work, Emerson said that his primary principle was "the infinitude of the private man", and advised to "make the most of yourself, for that... more...

  • The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayonby Washington Irving

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon is the compilation of 34 short stories and essays by Washington Irving. It includes some of his most famous stories, such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle , and was one of the first works of American fiction to become popular in Britain and Europe. The tone of the stories varies widely, and they are... more...