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  • Redby Amy Goldwasser

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.00

    ?Unsparingly frank and perceptive? ( Vanity Fair ) personal essays by teenage girls . For every teen girl who thinks she?s alone, and every adult who?s dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks . In Red , fifty-eight girls?ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen,... more...

  • The Disappointment Artistby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession?from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings... more...

  • The People of The Abyssby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 7.95

    A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication. more...

  • Signs of Changeby William Morris

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    William Morris was an English writer, architect, and artist and was integral to the birth of socialism in Great Britain. He founded the Socialist League in 1884, but later broke away from it over differences in methods and goals. Signs of Change is a collection of his essays on art, politics and socialism, including 'Useful Work versus Useless... more...

  • 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...