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  • Literature and sustainabilityby Adeline Johns-Putra; John Parnham; Louise Squire

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 100.00

    This edited collection brings together twelve essays by leading and upcoming scholars, the aim of which is to contribute critically to conceptions of sustainability from the standpoint of environmental literary scholarship. The book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students in ecocriticism and related fields. more...

  • The Rub of Timeby Martin Amis

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    Of all the great novelists writing today, none shows the same gift as Martin Amis for writing non-fiction – his essays, literary criticism and journalism are justly acclaimed. As Rachel Cusk wrote in the The Times , reviewing a previous collection, ‘Amis is as talented a journalist as he is a novelist, but these essays all manifest an unusual extra... more...

  • This Little Artby Kate Briggs

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2017; US$ 16.49

    An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs’s  This Little Art  is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing and living with the works of others. Taking her own experience of translating Roland Barthes’s lecture notes as a starting point, the author... more...

  • Editing Women's Writing, 1670–1840by Amy Culley; Anna M. Fitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume is the first to reflect on the theory and practice of editing women’s writing of the 18th century. The list of contributors includes experts on the fiction, drama, poetry, life-writing, diaries and correspondence of familiar and lesser known women, including Jane Austen, Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood and Mary Robinson. Contributions... more...

  • Robert Louis Stevensonby Kevin MacNeil; Jorge Luis Borges; Adolfo Bioy Casares

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 10.99

    First imagined in the 1960s but never published, this collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's essays, fables and short stories was compiled by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares - a collection of their favourite works of non-fiction, short stories and fables. The themes - integrity, intellectual and imaginative truth, literary meaning, the fantastic... more...

  • Message in a Bottle - Saggi sull'autocoscienzaby Isabel Duarte Soares; Federico Jorio

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 8.00

    Raccolta di saggi letterari sull'autoconoscimento, scritti in pergamenino, sigillati, arrotolati e infilati in bottiglie di vetro incolore, senza tracce di etichetta, chiuse con tappi di sughero delle querce dell' Alentejo . Il destinatario sei tu. more...

  • Encounters with American Cultureby Peter Prescott

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or to pronounce quick judgments, Prescott's reviews are witty and delightful essays to be enjoyed for their own sake as examples of civilized discourse. Whether he is exploring a well-known novelist's... more...

  • Late Essaysby J.M. Coetzee

    Random House 2017; US$ 25.37 US$ 20.00

    Stranger Shores , a collection of J.M. Coetzee’s essays from 1986 to 1999 was followed by Inner Workings , which contained those from 2000 to 2005. Late Essays gathers together Coetzee’s literary essays since 2006. The subjects covered range from Daniel Defoe in the early eighteenth century to Coetzee’s contemporary Philip Roth. Coetzee has had... more...

  • The American Scholar Readerby Dwight Waldo

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    To celebrate The American Scholar's thirtieth anniversary, Hiram Haydn and Betsy Saunders brought together fifty representative selections published throughout those years. These selections include the best essays that appeared throughout the life of one of the leading publications of the country. The editors give a picture of the changing intellectual... more...

  • Essays Virginia Woolf Vol.6by Virginia Woolf

    Random House 2017; US$ 49.34

    With this sixth volume The Hogarth Press completes a major literary undertaking - the publication of the complete essays of Virginia Woolf. In this, the last decade of her life, Woolf wrote distinguished literary essays on Turgenev, Goldsmith, Congreve, Gibbon and Horace Walpole. In addition, there are a number of more political essays, such as 'Why... more...