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In August 1989, Jane Rule – novelist, essayist, and the first widely recognized “public lesbian” in North America – summed up the first eight years of her correspondence with Rick Bébout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based…
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A lively examination of why the modern eulogy should rest in peace. In the spirit of the reckoning Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, Jessica Mitford, and Maggie Nelson have done with death and grief, critic Julia Cooper contemplates the debased art of eulogy. While…

Essays On The Self

by Virginia Woolf

|This title releases May 16, 2017

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Questions of identity and individual experience are addressed by Virgina Woolf in this superb collection The Notting Hill Editions Classic Collection series brings together the great essayists of the past, introduced by contemporary writers. …
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From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking…

The Life Of Images: Selected Prose

by Charles Simic

|This title releases June 13, 2017

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“Decades after immigrating to the States in 1954, [Simic] retains an outsider’s perspective: inquisitive, incredulous, amazed by the apparently ordinary—all excellent qualities for an essayist. There’s ample warmth and charm here.”…
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A 2016 Edgar Award finalist, the “intimate, luminous portrait of a friendship” of two American literary icons ( Kirkus , starred review). In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow…

Essays On The Self

by Virgina Woolf

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The essays of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, the 16th-century French philosopher, are an obvious addition to the Notting Hill Editions 'Classic Collection' due to the masterful balance of intellectual knowledge and personal story-telling conveyed in his writing.…
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"One of the funniest writers in America." -- Andy Borowitz In Would Everybody Please Stop? , a collection of first-person essays and humor pieces, Jenny Allen asks the tough questions: Why do people say "It is what it is"? What's the point of fat-free…

Kept Secret: The Half-truth In Nonfiction

by Jen Hirt

|This title releases June 1, 2017

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Creative nonfiction writers wrestle constantly with the boundaries of creative license—what to reveal, when to reveal it, and how best to do it. While the truth may inspire us to make confident assertions, secrets, lies, and half-truths inspire us to delve…
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Sixteen years' worth of incisive essays by the great poet and memoirist "Witty, gritty poet and memoirist Kleinzahler" ( Publishers Weekly ) has gathered the best of sixteen years' worth of essays, remembrances, and reviews in this scabrous and essential…

Afterwork: Essays On Literature And Beauty

by Anne Compton

|This title releases June 15, 2017

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From the Governor—General's Award—winning poet, a brilliant and provocative book of essays, responding to patterns in current literature and thought. The writing is intimate, improvisational, enthusiastic. Compton considers among many topics, how…

Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays

by Stephanie GSchwind

|This title releases May 15, 2017

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