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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Joan Didion’s incomparable and distinctive essays and journalism are admired for their acute, incisive observations and their spare, elegant style. Now the seven books of nonfiction that appeared between 1968 and 2003 have…
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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…
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A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual, full stop . . . There is much of [Lionel] Trilling in…
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Letters of Note is a collection of more than 100 of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name—an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From…
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A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poets Five decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn , Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with the same probing, analytic control that has long…
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Anna Journey's lyrical and layered arrangement of essays dazzles with her reflections on our shifting selves-the many skins" we inhabit in a life. An Arrangement of Skin is by turns beguiling, dark, carnal, and deeply personal. Journey revels in the flexibility…

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My Private Property

by Mary Ruefle

|October 14, 2016

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Author of Madness, Rack, and Honey (One of the wisest books I've read in years," according to the New York Times ) and Trances of the Blast , Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America. My Private Property , comprised of short prose…
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This collection of fifty essays spans the 1930s and 1940s and covers the broad range of Orwell's interests: political, social and literary. As well as extracts from well-known books such as 'Down and out in Paris and London' and 'The Road to Wigan Pier',…
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From the author of The BFG , Matilda , James and the Giant Peach , Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , and many more beloved classics—a whimsical, witty, and revealing collection of the legendary children’s author and writer Roald Dahl's…
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More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the…
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Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him. In prose both as superbly…