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  • Bermuda Shortsby James Patterson

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2010; US$ 10.99

    In clothing, Bermuda Shorts are a kind of casual formal wear – and in this collection of essays, Bermuda Shorts is the perfect metaphor for James J. Patterson?s fundamentally serious but playful literary style. Patterson writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Mary Karr, with all the contradictions that implies — a philosopher who thinks best... more...

  • A Wodehouse Miscellanyby P. G. Wodehouse

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 3.99

    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, popularly known by his pen name, P.G. Wodehouse, is one of the most beloved writers of English prose. He is known for his uncanny ability to find and expose the hilarity of even the most quotidian settings and situations. This comprehensive collection of his shorter fiction and non-fiction works is a great introduction... more...

  • All Things Consideredby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together in this volume display the full range of Chesterton's wide-ranging intellect and the keen precision of his razor-sharp prose. more...

  • The Atlantic Oceanby Andrew O'Hagan

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    A stunning collection of reportage from the acclaimed journalist and novelist. more...

  • Believe in Peopleby ?árka Tobrmanová-Kühnová; Karel Capek

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 18.94

    A hugely engaging collection of pieces by Karel Capek, one of the great European writers of the last century. more...

  • Cambridge Piecesby Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 1903; US$ 3.99

    One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection of short sketches and stories offers an accessible introduction to Butler's body of work. more...

  • The Man-Made Worldby Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition to her prodigious body of fictional work, Gilman wrote a great deal of non-fiction, including scholarly and persuasive essays... more...

  • Homeby Sharon Sloan Fiffer; Steven Fiffer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    In Home , eighteen of our finest writers evoke different rooms--from their pasts, their present, or simply their imaginations--in order to investigate the ways in which homes contain our lives. The results are touching, provocative, and sometimes hilarious. And since a portion of the editors' proceeds will go to organizations that help the homeless,... more...

  • P.S.by Studs Terkel

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 16.95

    Millions of Studs Terkel fans have come to know the prizewinning oral historian through his landmark books? “The Good War? , Hard Times , Working , Will the Circle Be Unbroken? , and many others. Few people realize, however, that much of Studs?s best work was not collected into these thematic volumes and has, in fact, never been published. P.S.... more...

  • Paper Trailby Richard Howard

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    Richard Howard has been writing stylish, deeply informed commentary on modern culture and literature for more than four decades. Here is a selection of his finest essays, including some never before published in book form, on a splendid range of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists such as Rodin and... more...