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- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.23
Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant. ' ... in public life the language has never been held in less regard. It withers in the dungeons of the technocratic mind. It is butchered by the media. In politics it lacks all qualifications for the main... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99
Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...
- Liberty Street 2015; Not Available
From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies,... 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...
- 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...
- Atria Books 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99
In the spirit of Mindy Kaling?s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? , a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS?s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory . Of all the charming misfits on television, there?s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory? the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American... more...
- Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Trenchant, expansive essays on the cultural consequences of ongoing, all-permeating technological innovation In 1994, Sven Birkerts published The Gutenberg Elegies , his celebrated rallying cry to resist the oncoming digital advances, especially those that might affect the way we read literature and experience art--the very cultural activities... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Hier soir on dansait, place Vendôme, chez la princesse d'Ol-Neff, cette Russe à la face espagnole, qui semble avoir rapport des bords de la Néva un coeur gelé. Il y avait là une cohue d'uniformes, de dentelles et d'habits noirs. Vous connaissez l'étendue immense du salon de la princesse, que le critique Raoul désigne sous le nom de Champ-de-Mars... more...