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Courage Is Contagious: And Other Reasons To Be Grateful For Michelle Obama

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A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena Dunham Michelle Obama’s legacy transcends categorization. Mrs. Obama was not only our first black first lady; she was…
No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters
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From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts-always adroit, often acerbic-on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the natio n. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary…
Feel Free
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A timely, powerful collection of essays from one of our sharpest minds and most sparkling stylists . How much joy can a person tolerate? How many kinds of boredom make up a life? Who owns the story of black America? Should Justin Bieber be more like Socrates? And…
Essential Bukowski: Poetry
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|October 25, 2016

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Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture. Few writers have so brilliantly and poignantly conjured…
See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, And Commentary
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A welcome surprise: more than fifty prose pieces, gathered together for the first time, by one of America's most revered and admired novelists and short-story writers, whose articles, essays and cultural commentary-- appearing in The New York Review of Books,…
Journeying
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A writer for whom the journey has always mattered reinvents the very form itself in this inviting collection of in-the-moment impressions of his journeys A writer of enormous erudition and wide-ranging travels, Claudio Magris selects for this volume writings…
The Ideal Of Culture: Essays
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Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Joseph Epstein would surely be at the top of anybody's list. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style.…
Somebody With A Little Hammer: Essays
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|April 4, 2017

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From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal. Whether she’s writing about date rape or political adultery or writers from John Updike to Gillian…
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life And Books, 2000-2016, With A Journal Of A Writer's Week

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Hard times are coming, when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We'll need…
A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections On A Writing Life
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|October 25, 2016

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Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends. This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together…
Peacock & Vine: Fortuny And Morris In Life And At Work
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|August 23, 2016

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An alluring and atmospheric enquiry into the creative impulse -- as seen through the work and lives of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris -- by one of our greatest novelists. This ravishing little book, glowing with colour and generously illustrated throughout,…
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments And Accounts
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|January 17, 2012

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A dazzling new collection of essays—on reading, writing, form, and thought—from one of America’s master writers.   It begins with the personal, both past and present. It emphasizes Gass’s lifelong attachment to books and moves on to…
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