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  • Essays of Travelby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99

    Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health.... more...

  • Anarchism and Other Essaysby Emma Goldman

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Patient Has the Floorby Alistair Cooke

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Masterful essays by one of the most distinctive voices in broadcast journalism In his  Letter from America  reports for the BBC and as the host of PBS?s  Masterpiece Theatre , Alistair Cooke addressed millions of people all over the world every week. The fourteen essays collected here, each of which was first delivered as a speech, showcase the... 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...

  • Wild Ducks Flying Backwardby Tom Robbins

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.00

    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 Group US 2007; US$ 14.00

    ?Unsparingly frank and perceptive? ( Vanity Fair ) personal essays by teenage girls . For every teen girl who thinks she?s alone, and every adult who?s dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks . In Red , fifty-eight girls?ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen,... 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...