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  • Tausend Tode schreibenby Christiane Frohmann (Hg.)

    Frohmann Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    Die Idee war und ist, in Form von tausend kurzen Texten tausend höchst subjektive Ansichten auf den Tod zu versammeln, damit diese zusammenwirkend einen transpersonalen Metatext über den Tod schreiben, aus dem wiederum ein plausibles Bild dessen entsteht, wie der Tod in der heutigen Gesellschaft wahrgenommen wird, welche Realität er hat, wie und was... more...

  • Esquisse de la puissance occulteby L. A. d' Esmond; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Je vais tâcher de rapporter succinctement mes impressions politiques depuis la manifestation d'une puissance occulte en 1820. Je tracerai sommairement la marche victorieuse de son génie jusqu'aux barricades en 1830 ; et sans m'arrêter sur les ruines d'une auguste dynastie, je signalerai les principaux faits caractéristiques de ce génie,... more...

  • One Life at a Time, Pleaseby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1988; US$ 19.99

    From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers. more...

  • H.G. Wellsby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    The early life of Herbert George Wells was filled with poverty, injuries, failed apprenticeships, brief periods of schooling, and the breakdown of his parents' marriage. Yet, somehow, he overcame it all to become one of the world's most famous authors. Today, he is best remembered for such works as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and... more...

  • Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)by Dennis Abrams; Kyle Zimmer

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    In this new biography, discover what makes Lemony Snicket's novels about the adventures of the three Baudelaire children so wildly popular and explore the curious relationship between Daniel Handler and his alter ego, Lemony Snicket. more...

  • The Education of a British-Protected Childby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The pieces here span reflections on personal and collective identity, on home and family, on literature, language and politics, and on Achebe's lifelong attempt to reclaim the definition of 'Africa' for its own authorship. For the first thirty years of his life, before Nigeria's independence in 1960, Achebe was officially defined as a 'British Protected... more...

  • Hopes and Impedimentsby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice... more...

  • Alibisby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities... more...

  • False Papersby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful.... more...

  • 28 Artists & 2 Saintsby Joan Acocella

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the classic memoir, Survival... more...