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  • 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...

  • Representative Menby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American philosopher and poet, known for. A staunch advocate of individualism and clear-sighted critic of societal pressures, he led the early 19th century's Transcendentalist movement and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Representative Men contains the following seven lectures by Emerson: Uses of Great... more...

  • The Rush for Second Placeby William Gaddis; Joseph Tabbi; Joseph Tabbi

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 14.00

    William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings. Here is a wide range of his original essays, some published for the first time. From "'Stop Player. Joke No. 4,'" Gaddis's first national... more...

  • Everywhere Being Is Dancingby Robert Bringhurst

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 15.95

    In this companion volume to The Tree of Meaning, Robert Bringhurst collects twenty essays under the subversive principle that ?everything is related to everything else.? His studies build upon this sense of basic connection, and involve the work of poets, musicians, and philosophers as varied as Ezra Pound, John Thompson, Don McKay, Empedokles,... more...

  • 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...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W. E. B. Du Bois

    The Floating Press 1903; US$ 4.99

    The Souls of Black Folk is the seminal work by Du Bois on race in late 19th-century North America. The way we think about and examine race today stems from his ideas. He spoke of the "double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others," and of the progress and obstacles to progress of the black... 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...