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  • All Things Consideredby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together in this volume display the full range of Chesterton's wide-ranging intellect and the keen precision of his razor-sharp prose. more...

  • All Things Considered (A Selection Of Essays)by GK Chesterton

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 2.29

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in Campden hill, Kensington on May 29th 1874. Originally after attending St Pauls School he went to Slade to learn the illustrators art and literature. In 1896 he joined a small London publisher and began his journalistic career as a freelance art and literary critic. In 1901 he married Frances Blogg, to whom... more...

  • Another Turn of the Crankby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 13.95

    Wendell Berry proposes, and earnestly hopes, that people will learn once more to care for their local communities, and so begin a restoration that might spread over our entire nation and beyond. The renewed development of local economies would help preserve rural diversity despite the burgeoning global economy that threatens to homogenize and compromise... more...

  • An Apology For Atheismby Charles Southwell

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.49

    Charles Southwell was born in London, the youngest of 33 children! The only child of his Father?s third wife Charles was a difficult but clever child. After being introduced to religion by a Christian colleague, who encouraged him to read the Sermons of Timothy Dwight, he thought seriously about it but rejected it. In the great tradition of English... more...

  • An Apology for Idlersby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 7.98

    An irresistible invitation to reject the work ethic and enjoy life's simple pleasures (such as laughing, drinking and lying in the open air), Robert Louis Stevenson's witty and seminal essay on the joys of idleness is accompanied here by his writings on, among other things, growing old, visiting unpleasant places and the overwhelming experience of... more...

  • Ar Aistearby Mícheál Ó hAodha

    Original Writing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sraith aistí ar chúrsaí staire agus cultúrtha. Gnéithe de na healaíona comhaimseartha ina measc. Oiriúnach dóibh siúd ar mian leo feabhas a chur ar a gcumas chun aistí a scríobh. Tá an Dr Mícheál Ó hAodha ag obair in Ollscoil Luimnigh. Móran leabhar foilsithe aige as Gaeilge agus as Béarla. Slán le hÉirinn an leabhar is déanaí uaidh: http://www.coisceim.ie/slan.html... more...

  • Areopagiticaby John Milton

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.49

    Areopagitica is a revolutionary pamphlet written by the renowned seventeenth-century poet John Milton, author of the eternal Paradise Lost. In this work, Milton addresses the English Parliament of the time to complain about censorship and defend freedom of speech and expression. Written amid the English civil war of the 1640s, Milton?s work takes... more...

  • Areopagitica and Other Writingsby John Milton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. Today he is remembered first and foremost for his poetry, but his great epic Paradise Lost was published very late in his life, in 1667, and in his own time most readers more readily recognised Milton as a writer of prose. This superbly annotated new book... more...

  • At Large and At Smallby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 13.99

    In At Large and At Small , Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay?a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws... more...

  • At the Same Timeby Susan Sontag; David Rieff

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78

    At the Same Time contains sixteen illuminating essays by Susan Sontag. With a preface by David Rieff. The sixteen essays gathered here represent the last pieces written by Susan Sontag in the years before her ddath in 2004. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post 9/11 America and political activism, these essays encompass the themes... more...