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  • Smothered in Hugsby Dennis Cooper

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    ?In another country or another era, Dennis Cooper?s books would be circulated in secret, explosive samizdat editions that friends and fans would pass around and savor like forbidden absinthe.? ? New York Times Book Review ?His work belongs to that of Poe, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, and Georges Bataille, other writers who argued with... more...

  • Essays and Lecturesby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1913, Essays and Lectures by Oscar Wilde presents the array of ideas held by the author. Expressing his views on the development of art and literature in Europe, he also discusses American trends in a detailed manner. The collection touches on the history of art in England under the influence of French Revolution as well as the consequent... more...

  • An Essay Upon Projectsby Daniel Defoe

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An essay on projects where Defoe defines the scope of the word "project". He further explains the economic ramifications of the projects that he analyzes. It is the most practical book in its own right. A very informative book! more...

  • Essaysby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • Bermuda Shortsby James Patterson

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2010; US$ 10.99

    In clothing, Bermuda Shorts are a kind of casual formal wear – and in this collection of essays, Bermuda Shorts is the perfect metaphor for James J. Patterson?s fundamentally serious but playful literary style. Patterson writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Mary Karr, with all the contradictions that implies — a philosopher who thinks best... more...

  • Other Colorsby Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Knopf Canada is proud to welcome Orhan Pamuk to the list with an inspiring and engaging collection of essays on literary and personal subjects?his first new book since winning the Nobel Prize. In the three decades that Pamuk has devoted to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving and provocative essays and articles. Here is a... more...

  • The Fighterby Tim Parks

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.43

    One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks is also a provocative, entertaining and accomplished essayist. This new collection's title is drawn from D. H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence, and how all the significant relationships in his life, including those with his readers and critics, were characterised by intense intimacy and ferocious... more...

  • Collected Proseby Paul Auster

    Picador 2010; US$ 22.99

    An essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters. The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy , The Book of Illusions , and Oracle Nigh t presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces, true stories, autobiographical writings, and collaborations with artists, as well as occasional pieces... more...

  • Colour Me Englishby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2011; US$ 24.51

    What do we mean by 'English'? How does that image square with reality? How does our island look from abroad, and what aspects of our experience do we share with, for example, America - a nation built by outsiders and the huddled masses? Taking as its starting point a moving recollection of growing up in Leeds during the 1970s, Colour... more...

  • The Language of Passionby Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain?s major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this collection of columns from the 1990s, Vargas Llosa weighs in on the burning questions of the last decade, including the travails of Latin American democracy, the role of religion in civic life, and the future... more...