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  • A Little Orderby Evelyn Waugh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Whether celebrating Hogarth or savaging Hollywood, mocking modern manners or defending traditional English architecture, inviting readers to 'come inside' the Catholic Church or expressing his contempt for modish Marxism and American-style religion, Evelyn Waugh's journalism is sparkling, sometimes vitriolic and always full of good sense. In this wonderful... more...

  • 12th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Compilationby Writer's Digest Editors

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 10.00 US$ 9.00

    Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 12th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story competition, including the First-Place winner, “The Callers” by Nicole Lesperance. more...

  • Working the Roomby Geoff Dyer

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 14.13

    Alive with insight, wit and Dyer's characteristic irreverence, this collection of essays offers a guide around the cultural maze, mapping a route through the worlds of literature, art, photography and music.Besides exploring what it is that makes great art great, Working the Room ventures into more personal territory with extensive autobiographical... more...

  • London's Overthrowby China Mieville

    Saqi 2012; US$ 8.99

    London's Overthrow is a potent polemic describing the capital in a time of austerity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Award-winning author and essayist China Miéville cuts through the hyperbole of our politicians to present a view from ordinary London - of the inequality, oppression and indignity and the hidden, subversive sentiment pervading... more...

  • Expletives Deletedby Angela Carter; Michael Moorcock

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK Angela Carter was one of the most important and influential writers of our time: a novelist of extraordinary power and a searching critic and essayist.This selection of her writing, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a true measure... more...

  • Nobody Better, Better Than Nobodyby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 6.79

    Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody is a collection of five extended essays that appeared in The New Yorker from 1978 to 1986. In the tradition of A. J. Liebling and Joseph Mitchell, Frazier raises journalism to high literary art. His vivid stories showcase a strange and wonderful parade of American life, from portraits of Heloise, the syndicated... more...

  • Both Flesh And Notby David Foster Wallace

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    Both Flesh and Not is an collection of essays and writing from the virtuosic genius David Foster Wallace Beloved for his brilliantly discerning eye, his verbal elasticity and his uniquely generous imagination, David Foster Wallace was heralded by critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Collected here are fifteen essays published for... more...

  • Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)by Richard Hunter

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the... more...

  • Sincerelyby Marieke Hardy; Michaela McGuire

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68

    With sold-out live events around the country and a bestselling book, Women of Letters have revived the gentle art of letter writing. In this all-new collection of missives, a dazzling array of noteworthy Australians share their wisdom, wit and wildest dreams. Here Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire have preserved a year of captivating correspondence.... more...

  • Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble (An Omnibus)by Nora Ephron

    Transworld 2012; US$ 11.27

    ‘A woman for all seasons, tender and tough in just the right proportions’ The New York Times Two classic collections of uproarious essays from the late Nora Ephron, bestselling author of I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing. Here she tackles everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable... more...