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  • Big Book of Maliceby Khushwant Singh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 18.68

    Malice. The word is synonymous with Khushwant Singh; his pen has spared no one. For over four decades as India?s most widely-read columnist, he has commented on just about everything: religion, politics, our future, our past, prohibition, impotency, presidents, politicians, cricket, dog-haters, astrologers, the banning of books, the secret of 1ongevity...the... 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$ 18.99

    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$ 15.98

    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$ 14.38

    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...

  • A Cynic Looks at Lifeby Ambrose Bierce

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • Even As We Speakby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.16

    Effervescent, energetic and eclectic, this is one of the late Twentieth Century's finest minds (and bellies) on show. In this compelling collection of essays Clive James focusses on Australian poetry; on television today; on the rise and fall of various icons; on the question of the culpability of the ordinary German in the holocaust; and there is... more...

  • The Meaning of Recognitionby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.16

    Literary critic, cultural commentator, TV personality, journalist, poet, political analyist, satirist and Formula One fan: Clive James is a man (and master) of many talents, and the essays collected here are testament to that fact. Whether discussing Bing Crosby, Bruno Schulz or Shakespeare, he manages to prioritise style and substance simultaneously,... more...