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  • Things That Matterby Charles Krauthammer

    The Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled... more...

  • The Abundanceby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.01

    In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. “A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through a page or sentence, Dillard can only be enjoyed by a... more...

  • Le Princeby Nicolas Machiavel; Jean Vincent Périès; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Tous les Etats, toutes les dominations qui ont tenu et tiennent encore les hommes sous leur empire, ont été et sont ou des républiques ou des principautés. Les principautés sont ou héréditaires ou nouvelles. Les héréditaires sont celles qui ont été longtemps possédées par la famille de leur prince." more...

  • What I Saw in Americaby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...

  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.04

    'Unmissable . Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly... Subtle, unpredictable, surprising' Guardian Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood. Taking George Orwell's famous essay, 'Why I Write', as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers... more...

  • Dialogues and Essaysby Seneca; John Davie; Tobias Reinhardt

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 12.99

    Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy. more...

  • Creative Unityby Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...

  • Smothered in Hugsby Dennis Cooper

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    “In another country or another era, Dennis Cooper’s books would be circulated in secret, explosive samizdat editions that friends and fans would pass around and savor like forbidden absinthe.” — New York Times Book Review “His work belongs to that of Poe, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, and Georges Bataille, other writers who argued with... more...

  • Essaysby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • Essays and Lecturesby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1913, Essays and Lectures by Oscar Wilde presents the array of ideas held by the author. Expressing his views on the development of art and literature in Europe, he also discusses American trends in a detailed manner. The collection touches on the history of art in England under the influence of French Revolution as well as the consequent... more...