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- The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99
Although Mark Twain is revered as a master of American fiction, he was also known in his time for possessing a remarkable facility with the essay form. This collection of surprisingly insightful non-fiction and fiction pieces showcases Twain's astounding breadth as a writer. A must-read for fans of Twain's no-nonsense prose. more...
- 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...
- Random House 2012; US$ 14.53
Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative and observational powers. With candour, eloquence and indignation he carefully examines an expanse of topics; including the politics... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98
Booker Prize-winning novelist and one of Britain's foremost poets, Ben Okri is a passionate advocate of the written word. In A Time for New Dreams he breaks new ground in an unusual collection of linked essays, which address such diverse themes as childhood, self-censorship, the role of beauty, the importance of education and the real significance... more...
- Random House 2008; US$ 14.53
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...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 15.99
* Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded collects some of the best and most popular entries from the first ten years of award-winning Sci Fi author John Scalzi's blog ? a decade of Whatever , presented in delightfully random form, just as it should be. * Introduction by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton more...
- Picador 2007; US$ 16.99
From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers. Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt?s nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99
Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Correction s Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the... more...
- 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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 24.68
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...