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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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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.
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W. C. Hazlitt says of Montaigne--"he was without being aware of it, the leader of a new school in letters and morals" and "the first modern man." He has been universally admired in his time and since. In his essays, Montaigne "has the courage to say as an author…
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Paul Gottfried’s critical engagement with political correctness is well known. The essays in Revisions and Dissents focus on a range of topics in European intellectual and political history, social theory, and the history of modern political movements. With…
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‘With the arrival of the second volume of Tell You What, the sum total of New Zealand non-fiction anthologies damn near doubles,’ noted the Sunday Star-Times when they picked up last year’s edition. Well, we thought, let’s damn near triple…
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The way we communicate has changed. Today, many of our interactions are digital, but until recently writing letters was the norm. Drawing from over 100 miles of records held at the UK's official government archive, The National Archives at Kew, this collection…

Selected Letters

by Horace Walpole

|This title releases May 30, 2017

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A new and newly annotated selection of letters--the only selected edition available in hardcover--from the English eighteenth-century historian, novelist, and politician whose correspondence is one of the most admired in English literature. Author of the first…

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In 1925, the 22-year-old Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) and the legendary art critic and historian Bernard Berenson (1865–1959) met in Italy. From that moment, they began a correspondence that lasted until Berenson’s death at age 94. This book…
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Compiled from magazine articles published in the 1850s after his death, Cape Cod details several short trips Thoreau made to “the bare and bended arm of Massachusetts” between 1849 and 1855. “He went to the Cape out of curiosity," explains Paul Theroux, “but in…

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Josef Albers (1888–1976) and Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), artists and teachers at the Bauhaus, were exiled from Germany when the school was forced to close in the early 1930s. The 46 letters in this volume document the intimate exchange between…

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The line between poetry (the delicate, surprising not-quite) and the essay (the emphatic what-about and so-there!) is thin, easily crossed. Both the poem and the essay work beyond a human sense of time. Both welcome a deep mulling-over, endlessly mixing image and…

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Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American…