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  • Collection of Sandby Italo Calvino

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    Italo Calvino in Collection of Sand claimed that 'the brain begins in the eye'. The essays collected here display his fascination with the visual universe, in which the things we see tell a truth about the world. With encyclopedic knowledge and engaging curiosity, Calvino writes about such diverse subjects as the imaginative pleasures of maps, bizarre... more...

  • Making Waves: Essays 1962-93by Mario Vargas Llosa

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Mario Vargas Llosa has been making waves in cultural and political spheres for over thirty years. Making Waves presents for the first time in English a collection of his essays, a journey through time, through books, and through different geographical locations, plotting the intellectual biography of one of the world's finest writers. We follow Vargas... more...

  • The Hot Gates and other occasional piecesby William Golding

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.66

    A dazzling collection of occasional writings by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist on subjects ranging from Thermopylae to the English Channel, and from Coral Island to Jules Verne. 'A book of occasional essays which afford us many fascinating insights into Golding the man . . .It is highly individual yet profoundly modest; it has an unusual, slightly... more...

  • Moving Targetby William Golding

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.66

    An important and illuminating collection of essays and lectures by the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature. William Golding writes about places as diverse as Wiltshire, where he lived for over half a century, Dutch waterways, Delphi, Egypt ancient and modern, and planet Earth herself. Other essays discuss books and ideas, and provide a fascinating... more...

  • Climbing Essaysby Jim Perrin; Robert Macfarlane

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing. Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing and commenting on the experience of rock-climbing and the characters of the climbing community and includes rare, uncollected pieces, substantial... more...

  • Confusion to Our Enemiesby Arnold Kemp; Jackie Kemp

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    From the Foreword by Professor Tom Devine: Arnold Kemp, one of the greatest of Scottish journalists and editors of the 20th century, died prematurely at the age of 63 in 2002. He edited The Herald with memorable elan and panache between 1981 and 1994 and his prolific writings also regularly graced the pages of the Scotsman, the Guardian and the Observer... more...

  • Selected Proseby Charles Lamb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    This selection brings together the best prose writings of the great early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb, whose shrewd wit and convivial style have endeared him to generations of readers. These pieces include early discussions of Hogarth and Shakespeare; masterly essays written under the pen-name 'Elia' that range over such subjects as drunkenness,... more...

  • How To Travel With A Salmonby Umberto Eco

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    'Between a bottle of Epsom salts or one of twenty-year-old cognac, which would you choose? Would you rather spend your vacation with an eighty-year old leper or with Demi Moore? Do you prefer being sprinkled with ferocious red ants or sharing a sleeping compartment with Claudia Schiffer?' From the celebrated author of The Name of the Rose , here... more...

  • 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collectionby Writer's Digest Editors

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 10.00

    Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition, including the First-Place winner, "EXCAVATION" by MARIE BACIGALUPO . more...

  • The Little Virtuesby Natalia Ginzburg

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 13.95

    As featured in The New Yorker! As far as the education of children is concerned,? states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger;... more...