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  • Nobody Better, Better Than Nobodyby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Transformationsby Imraan Coovadia

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 10.00

    Entertaining, off-beat essays on literature and South African society 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; Not Available

    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...

  • Letters From Londonby Julian Barnes

    Random House of Canada 2012; US$ 17.95

    With the same brilliant style and idiosyncratic intelligence that have marked all his novels--and with a bold grasp of intricate political realities--Julian Barnes's ironic glance turns home. Letters from London takes in everything from Lloyd's of London's demise to Maggie's majesty to Salman Rushie's death sentence. Formidably articulate and outrageously... 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...

  • Portraits and Prayersby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Portraits and Prayers is a collection of early essays and word portraits by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Her subjects often provide a description of what she observed in her Saturday salons. more...

  • Bradbury Speaksby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Bradbury Speaksby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Art Objectsby Jeanette Winterson

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 17.95

    In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and provocative, these essays are not so much a point of view as they are a way of life, revealing "a brilliant... more...