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  • 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...

  • 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$ 12.09

    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$ 12.09

    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...

  • Bradbury Speaksby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.24

    He is an American treasure; a clear-eyed fantasist without peer; a literary icon who has created wonder for the better part of seven decades. He has a moon crater named after him and a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. He has been showered with accolades and honored with prizes galore, everything from an Emmy Award to the National Book Foundation... more...

  • Myself with Othersby Carlos Fuentes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    In Myself with Others , Fuentes has assembled essays reflecting three of the great elements of his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics. They include his reflections on his beginning as a writer, his celebrated Harvard University commencement address, and his trenchant examinations of Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Borges.... more...

  • Collection of Sandby Italo Calvino

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    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$ 11.65

    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...