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  • Essaysby Francis Bacon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting volume of essays, Bacon takes on topics ranging from travel to family life, offering his unique viewpoint and nuggets of philosophical... more...

  • Essays and Lecturesby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is remembered best for his sharp wit, his comedic plays and for his contribution to aestheticism and decadence. In this collection of essays, however, Wilde writes predominantly on socialism, anarchy and libertarianism. He believed in these passionately and was influenced among others by William Morris and John Ruskin. more...

  • Essays in the Art of Writingby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 6.95

    There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys. In a... more...

  • Essays of Robert Louis Stevensonby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 4.99

    G. K. Chesterton said of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." This collection of Stevenson's essays includes: On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places. An Apology for Idlers. Aes Triplex. Talk and Talkers. A Gossip on Romance. The Character... more...

  • Eternal Hydraby Anton Piatigorsky

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    When a young scholar finds Eternal Hydra , a long-lost, legendary and encyclopedic novel by an obscure Irish writer, she brings the manuscript to an esteemed publisher, hoping to secure an international audience for the book. But Vivian's obsession with the dead author, who has materialized in her life, is challenged by the work of a contemporary... more...

  • The Ethel Wilson Symposiumby Lorraine McMullen

    University of Ottawa Press 1982; US$ 9.99

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  • Everything Begins Elsewhereby Tishani Doshi

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59

    In this, her first poetry collection since the award-winning Countries of the Body, Tishani Doshi returns to the body as a central theme, but extends beyond the corporeal to challenge the more metaphysical borders of space and time. These new poems are powerful meditations born on the joineries of life and death, union and separation, memory and dream,... more...

  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"by Corey Olsen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.95

    Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"  is an insightful companion volume to the original work, designed to bring a thorough and unique new reading of The Hobbit to a general audience. Corey Olsen, host of the popular podcast "The Tolkien Professor," takes readers on a compelling, in-depth tour of Tolkien's novel, illuminating the secrets and... more...

  • Expresswayby Sina Queyras

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    This poem resembles urban sprawl. This poem resembles the freedom to charge a fee. The fee occurs in the gaps. It is an event. It is not without precedent. It is a moment in which you pay money. It is a tribute to freedom of choice. Reality is a parking lot in Qatar. Reality is an airstrip in Malawi. Meanwhile the expressway encloses, the... more...

  • Famousby Naomi Shihab Nye; Lisa Desimini

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Naomi Shihab Nye is one of the most beloved poets in America, and the poem ?Famous? is literally her most famous poem. It has been used in countless commencement speeches?from elementary school to university graduations. At once simple and profound, this illustrated version of the poem is a charmingly ironic take on what it means to be ?famous.? It... more...