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  • The View From The Groundby Martha Gellhorn

    Granta Publications 2015; US$ 11.99

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  • My Chinese-Americaby Allen Gee

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2015; US$ 9.99

    Eloquently written essays about aspects of Asian American life comprise this collection that looks at how Asian-Americans view themselves in light of America?s insensitivities, stereotypes, and expectations. My Chinese-America speaks on masculinity, identity, and topics ranging from Jeremy Lin and immigration to profiling and Asian silences. This... more...

  • Apples and Orangesby Maarten Asscher; Brian Doyle-Du Breuil

    Four Winds Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    What does it mean when people say “You can?t compare apples and oranges?? Are comparisons across genres inherently invalid, or can they be insightful and illuminating? In this brilliant and provocative collection of essays, Dutch author Maarten Asscher maintains that comparisons can be the highest form of argument. Asscher makes his case with examples... more...

  • Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbedby Meghan Daum

    Picador 2015; US$ 26.99

    MEGHAN DAUM is the author of four books, most recently The Unspeakable...And Other Subjects of Discussion , published in 2014 by FSG. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth , the novel The Quality of Life Report , and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House , a memoir. An opinion columnist for The Los Angeles Times... more...

  • Indispensables frontièresby Thierry Baudet

    L'artilleur 2015; Not Available

    "Une frontière, ce n?est pas seulement une ligne sur la carte. C?est un combat qu?on enterre, un ancien ennemi qui devient un voisin. C?est la fin d?une juridiction et d?un mode de vie et le début d?une autre réglementation et d?une autre culture. C?est toujours une trace de l?histoire, une blessure qu?on a soignée mais qui peut se rouvrir. C?est l?attribut... more...

  • Der Stille Todby Rigo Baladur

    ATHENA-Verlag 2015; US$ 15.44

    Nachdem der Autor, Mediziner unter einem Pseudonym, vor zehn Jahren mit der Veröffentlichung seiner "Gründe, warum es uns nicht geben darf" die Thesen einer Anthropofugalen Ethik so schmerzhaft wie unleugbar veranschaulicht hat, behandelt er nun einen maßgebenden Teilaspekt der Verträglichkeitskrise zwischen Mensch und Leben: die zerstörerischen... more...

  • Three Kinds of Motionby Riley Hanick

    Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Book-length essay chronicles Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and the origin of America?s highway system. more...

  • The Suspecting Glanceby Conor Cruise O'Brien

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    The Suspecting Glance (first published in 1972) collects Conor Cruise O'Brien's four T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures as delivered at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in November 1969. The lectures were inspired by O'Brien's experience of holding the Albert Schweitzer Chair in Humanities at New York University from 1965-9, and there teaching... more...

  • Shore to Shoreby Kevin MacNeil

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 8.74

    ‘History isn?t a thing of the past – we?re making it now? – Jim Sutherland, Artistic Director, Struileag The descendants of the Gaels are scattered far and wide across the world – a diaspora that is at once cherished and overlooked. This unique, heartfelt book brings vividly to life through raps, secular psalms, love poems and aphorisms the Gaelic... more...

  • Plainwaterby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    "Breathtaking. . . . A work of gorgeous innovation and a staunch hypnotic intelligence."-- The Village Voice "Carson has . . . created an individual form and style for narrative verse. . . . Seldom has Pound's injunction 'Make It New' been so spectacularly obeyed." -- The New York Review of Books "Anne Carson is a philosopher of heartbreak."  ... more...