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  • Affirmingby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2015; US$ 61.17

    ?IB was one of the great affirmers of our time.? John Banville, New York Review of Books The title of this final volume of Isaiah Berlin?s letters is echoed by John Banville?s verdict in his review of its predecessor, Building: Letters 1960?75 , which saw Berlin publish some of his most important work, and create, in Oxford?s Wolfson College,... more...

  • Now and at the Hour of Our Deathby Susana Moreira Marques; Julia Sanches

    And Other Stories Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    A nurse sleeps at the bedside of his dying patients; a wife deceives her husband by never telling him he has cancer; a bedridden man has to be hidden from his demented and amorous eighty-year-old wife. In her poignant and genre-busting debut, Susana Moreira Marques confronts us with our own mortality and inspires us to think about what is important.... more...

  • Massive Pissed Loveby Richard Hell

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 17.95

    Richard Hell may best be known as a punk icon, a founding member of seminal bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids, but for decades he?s been a prominent voice in American letters. Through his novels Go Now and Godlike , and his critically acclaimed autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp , Hell has proven himself as a... more...

  • Every Force Evolves a Formby Guy Davenport

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Guy Davenport demonstrates his unparalleled critical vision as he interprets art, literature, and culture In this collection of 20 essays, Guy Davenport applies his insightful gaze and critical wisdom to topics including modern art and the effects of the automobile on contemporary society. His work ranges from ?What Are Those Monkeys Doing?? in... more...

  • The Death of Picassoby Guy Davenport

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A collection of essays and stories showcasing one of America?s most insightful thinkers at his best Featuring both short stories and critical pieces,  The Death of Picasso  exhibits the versatility and innovative thinking that drives all of Guy Davenport?s work. As a critic, he takes on topics such as Ruskin?s life and influences and Benson Bobrick?s... more...

  • HBO's Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilegeby Elwood Watson; Jennifer Mitchell; Marc Edward Shaw; Joycelyn Bailey; Maria San Filippo; Yael Levy; Lloyd Isaac Vayo; Tom Pace; Hank Willenbrink; Laura Witherington

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book studies the HBO program Girls from multiple perspectives by comparing the series to similar programs from decades past as well as to the show's contemporaries in the present. By examining the show through the lenses of gender, race, sexuality, and culture. This book synthesizes and analyzes many of the most pressing issues that have... more...

  • Multiply/Divideby Wendy S. Walters

    Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Literary essays explore psyches of American cities, race, and the shrinking space between safety and danger. more...

  • Writings on Writingby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 11.99

    May Sarton?s lifetime of work as a poet, novelist, and essayist inform these illuminating reflections on the creative life   In ?The Book of Babylon,? May Sarton remarks that she is not a critic?except of her own work. The essay addresses questions that have haunted Sarton?s own creative practice, such as the concept of ?tension in equilibrium??balancing... more...

  • Spirit of the Empty Handby Stan Schmidt

    Original Writing 2015; US$ 15.00

    Stan Schmidt's classic tale of learning karate in the traditional way, starting from beginner; going all the way to black belt; and finally studying in Japan. Essential reading for all serious karate students. more...

  • Publishing, Editing, and Receptionby Michael Edson

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Drawing together twelve essays on British Romantic authors and the theories underlying their modern editorial treatments, this book traces the continuing influence of Reiman?s scholarly approaches in four key areas of study: print culture, editorial theory, the Shelley circle, and transmission/reception of Percy Bysshe Shelley?s writings. more...