We found 2782 results for “

showing 1 - 12 of 2782 Results
Paperback

$17.50

$13.28 online

save 24%

In stock online

Available in stores

Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people…
Paperback

$16.00

$14.55 online

save 9%

In stock online

Available in stores

This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the…
Paperback

$19.50

$14.55 online

save 25%

In stock online

Not available in stores

In the 1930s George Orwell was sent by a socialist book club to investigate the appalling mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. He went beyond his assignment to investigate the employed as well. Not one to observe from the sidelines, Orwell shared…

In stock online

Available in stores

For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational  tone, its loose…
Paperback

$23.00

$17.15 online

save 25%

In stock online

Available in stores

'A free mind can achieve all things. But what is a free mind?'   Composed during a critical time in the evaluation of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between…
Paperback

$39.00

$26.31 online

save 32%

In stock online

Available in stores

"Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" — The New York Times Book Review For John Steinbeck, who hated the telephone, letter-writing was a preparation for work and a natural way for him to communicate his…
Paperback

$17.95

$14.60 online

save 18%

In stock online

Not available in stores

In these impassioned and inspiring essays, based on his 1993 Reith Lectures, Edward Said explores what it means to be an intellectual today.  Are intellectuals merely the servants of special interests or do they have a larger responsibility? In…
Paperback

$19.95

$14.77 online

save 25%

In stock online

Not available in stores

A companion volume to Illuminations , the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and…
Paperback

$20.00

$18.51 online

save 7%

In stock online

Available in stores

Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell…
Paperback

$21.00

$18.63 online

save 11%

In stock online

Not available in stores

Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or Proust. In this collection, Remnick's gift for…
Paperback

$20.00

$17.06 online

save 14%

In stock online

Not available in stores

Tolstoy's passionate and iconoclastic writings--on issues of faith, immortality, freedom, violence, and morality--reflect his intellectual search for truth and a religion firmly grounded in reality. The selection includes 'A Confession,' 'Religion and…

In stock online

Not available in stores

It was in his letters that Jack Kerouac set down the raw material that he transmuted into his novels, exploring and refining the spontaneous prose style that became his trademark. The letters in this volume, written between 1940, when Kerouac was a freshman at…