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Literary essays books

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My Final Territory Selected Essays by Yuri Andrukhovych, Verlag Ag Represented By Suhrkamp My Final Territory Selected Essays
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Yuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine's preeminent authors and cultural commentators. My Final Territory is a collection of Andrukhovych's philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays, which demonstrate his enormous talent as an essayist to the English-speaking world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

This Is the Place Women Writing About Home by Kelly McMasters, Margot Case This Is the Place Women Writing About Home
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A moving, literary collection on the meanings, nuances, and definitions of home
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Between The Bullet And The Lie Essays on Orwell by Kristian Williams Between The Bullet And The Lie Essays on Orwell


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Chronicles of a Liquid Society by Umberto Eco Chronicles of a Liquid Society

In these pieces, written by Eco as articles for his regular column in l'Espresso magazine, he brings his dazzling erudition and keen sense of the everyday to bear on topics such as popular culture and politics, being seen, conspiracies, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Never Give Up Selected Writings by Gerry Adams Never Give Up Selected Writings

A collection of personally selected writings by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams showcasing his unique perspective on topics as diverse as his family, friends, Brexit, women and justice for all, and the GAA.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2017

Between Eternities and Other Writings by Javier Marias Between Eternities and Other Writings

A new and exhilarating collection of writings from the author of The Infatuations and A Heart So WhiteInternationally renowned writer Javier Marias is a tireless examiner of the world around us, an enthusiastic debunker of pretensions of every kind, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Between Eternities and Other Writings by Javier Marias Between Eternities and Other Writings

A new and exhilarating collection of writings from the author of The Infatuations and A Heart So WhiteInternationally renowned writer Javier Marias is a tireless examiner of the world around us, an enthusiastic debunker of pretensions of every kind, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Best Canadian Essays 2017 by Christopher Doda, Marina Nemat The Best Canadian Essays 2017
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

I'll Be Your Mirror Essays and Aphorisms by David Lazar I'll Be Your Mirror Essays and Aphorisms

In his third book of essays, David Lazar blends personal meditations on sex and death with considerations of popular music and coping with anxiety through singing, bowling, and other distractions. He sets his work apart as both in the essay...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Daemon Voices Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman Daemon Voices Essays on Storytelling

A masterful collection of essays on storytelling by Philip Pullman, one of our greatest writers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

True Stories Complete Short Non-Fiction by Helen Garner True Stories Complete Short Non-Fiction


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello Animals Strike Curious Poses

Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the sixteen essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalised by humans.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Rockpools and daffodils by George Mackay Brown Rockpools and daffodils


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Coming Soon

There It Is Again Selected Non-Fiction by Don Watson There It Is Again Selected Non-Fiction


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2017

Letters of Intent Selected Essays by Cynthia (Author) Ozick Letters of Intent Selected Essays

A selection of essays by the acclaimed and beloved writer Cynthia Ozick, collected by David Miller.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think Selected Essays by Shirley Hazzard We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think Selected Essays

Spanning the 1960s to the 2000s, these nonfiction writings showcase Shirley Hazzard's extensive thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar life in Europe and Asia. They add essential clarity to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/12/2017

American Notes by Charles Dickens American Notes


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/12/2017

In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics.
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 31/12/2017

South and West From a Notebook by Joan Didion South and West From a Notebook

From one of the most important chroniclers of our time, come two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks-writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2018

Making An Elephant by Graham Swift Making An Elephant

As a novelist, Graham Swift delights in the possibilities of the human voice, imagining his way into the minds and hearts of an extraordinary range of characters. In Making an Elephant, his first ever work of non-fiction, the voice is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018

The Lion and the Unicorn Socialism and the English Genius by George Orwell The Lion and the Unicorn Socialism and the English Genius

George Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change.The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

White Girls by Hilton Als White Girls

'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' - John Jeremiah Sullivan'I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we're a series of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2018

Feel Free Essays by Zadie Smith Feel Free Essays

The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essaysNo subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2018

The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead The Colossus of New York

By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Feel Free Essays by Zadie Smith Feel Free Essays

The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essaysNo subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

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On The Decay Of Criticism The Complete Essays of W. M. Spackman by W. M. Spackman On The Decay Of Criticism The Complete Essays of W. M. Spackman


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

From Trouble to Triumph True Stories of Redemption from Drugs, Gangs, and Prison by M. Alisha Rosas From Trouble to Triumph True Stories of Redemption from Drugs, Gangs, and Prison


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick by Darryl Pinckney, Elizabeth Hardwick The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Love A Philadelphia Affair by Beth Kephart Love A Philadelphia Affair

Philadelphia has been at the heart of many books by award-winning author Beth Kephart, but none more so than the affectionate collection Love. This volume of personal essays and photographs celebrates the intersection of memory and place. Kephart writes lovingly,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Parmenides by Proclus Proclus' Commentary on Plato's Parmenides

This is the first English translation of Proclus' commentary on Plato'sParmenides. Glenn Morrow's death occurred while he was less than halfway through the translation, which was completed by John Dillon. A major work of the great Neoplatonist philosopher, the commentary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Bit Rot by Douglas Coupland Bit Rot

In Bit Rot, Douglas Coupland explores the different ways in which twentieth-century notions of the future are being shredded, and creates a gem of the digital age. As Coupland writes, `bit rot also describes the way my brain has been...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

JJ's Journey The Unbelievable Life of JJ, the Therapy Dog by Tracy Calhoun JJ's Journey The Unbelievable Life of JJ, the Therapy Dog

Tracy Calhoun, a longtime nurse, shares her heart-melting memoir of working alongside JJ, the Therapy Dog, the brightest and most intuitive dog Tracy has ever trained. When not mooching dog treats, JJ is dedicated to helping humans cope with tragedy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

A Body, in Spite A Slight Philosophy for Actors by Alain Jugnon, Nathanael A Body, in Spite A Slight Philosophy for Actors
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Nasty Women Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America by Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Kate Harding Nasty Women Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Sidelines: Selected Prose 1962-2015 by Michael Longley Sidelines: Selected Prose 1962-2015


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

True Stories And Other Essays by Francis Spufford True Stories And Other Essays

An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Light The Dark Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process by Joe Fassler Light The Dark Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Rub of Time Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1994-2016 by Martin Amis The Rub of Time Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1994-2016

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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Rub of Time Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1994-2016 by Martin Amis The Rub of Time Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1994-2016

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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

This Little Art by Kate Briggs This Little Art

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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2017

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