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A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of America’s most brilliant…read more

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Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.read more

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A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. In the title essay, Emerson writes about the extraordinary power of nature as a way of bringing the divine into our lives. Also includes "Character,"…read more

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How often have you found yourself remembering only part of an old saying? As we grow older this unfortunately only occurs more often. However, with a modest effort the old saying may be reconstructed with the missing part rewritten. The change of wording, in some cases, produces an improved…read more

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Follow the thoughts of essayist, poet and American Transcendentalism founder Ralph Waldo Emerson as he discovered his own belief system in the anthology "Self-Reliance and Other Essays." In "Self-Reliance," Emerson explained that standing on one's own two feet against society was essential to…read more

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From the bestselling Letters to Penthouse series comes another spicy collection of letters written to one of the most popular men's magazines.read more

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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Helen Keller relates her impressions of the world's beauty and promise, perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful…read more

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A great American writer's confrontation with a great European critic--a personal and intellectual awakening A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating and farsighted writers in Europe. In his self-published magazine, "Die""Fackel," Kraus brilliantly…read more

Symposium

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January 20, 1994

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In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests include the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates. The power, humour, and pathos of Plato's creation engages the reader on every page. This new…read more

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These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters…read more

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Andrew Holleran’s Ground Zero , first published in 1988 and consisting of 23 Christopher Street essays from the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, was hailed by the Washington Post as one of the best dispatches from the epidemic’s height.” Twenty years later, with HIV/AIDS long recognized as a…read more