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Literary Occasions
Literary Occasions
Written by V.S. Naipaul
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Literary Occasions
Essays
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
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Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul brings his signature gifts of observation, his ferocious impatience with received truths, and his masterfully condensed prose to these eleven essays on reading, writing, and identity—which have been brought together for the first time.
Here the subject is Naipaul’s literary evolution: the books that delighted him as... Read more >
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The Education of a British-Protected Child
The Education of a British-Protected Child
Written by Chinua Achebe
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The Education of a British-Protected Child
Essays
Written by Chinua Achebe


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
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From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart comes a new collection of autobiographical essays—his first new book in more than twenty years.

Chinua Achebe’s characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations on...

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Travels in a Thin Country
Travels in a Thin Country
Written by Sara Wheeler
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Travels in a Thin Country
A Journey Through Chile
Written by Sara Wheeler


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2009
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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom, from the driest desert in the... Read more >
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The Face in the Mirror
The Face in the Mirror
Edited by Victoria Zackheim
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The Face in the Mirror
Writers Reflect on Their Dreams of Youth and the Reality of Age
Edited by Victoria Zackheim


Format: Hardcover, 278 pages
On Sale: September 22, 2009
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When you were young and idealistic, who was the person you saw in the mirror? What were your expectations and those of your family and community? And now that you’re older and have attained prominence, how do you feel about the person you have become and the direction your life has... Read more >
Beg, Borrow, Steal
Beg, Borrow, Steal
Written by Michael Greenberg
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Beg, Borrow, Steal
A Writer's Life
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
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In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts; selling cosmetics from an ironing board in front of a women's department... Read more >
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Beg, Borrow, Steal
A Writer's Life
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
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In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts; selling cosmetics from an ironing board in front of a women's department... Read more >
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Havanas in Camelot
Havanas in Camelot
Written by William Styron
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Havanas in Camelot
Personal Essays
Written by William Styron


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: August 11, 2009
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After the great success in 1990 of Darkness Visible, his memoir of depression and recovery, William Styron wrote more frequently in an introspective, autobiographical mode. Havanas in Camelot brings together fourteen of his personal essays, including a reminiscence of his brief friendship with John F. Kennedy; memoirs of Truman Capote, James... Read more >
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The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom
The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom
Written by Tariq Ali
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ISBN: 9781844673674
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The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom
and Other Essays
Written by Tariq Ali


Format: Hardcover, 294 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2009
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These provocative essays explore the links between literature, history and politics, through an examination of the work of Cervantes, Tolstoy, Proust, Musil, Roth, Platonov, Soltzhenitsyn, Grossman, Munif, Rushdie and others. Tariq Ali draws out common themes as well as polarities, and in each case locates the writer and his or her... Read more >
Selected Essays of Gore Vidal
Selected Essays of Gore Vidal
Written by Gore Vidal
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Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2009
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Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America's premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay.This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary... Read more >
Entrapment and Other Writings
Entrapment and Other Writings
Written by Nelson Algren, Edited by Brooke Horvath and Dan Simon
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Entrapment and Other Writings

Written by Nelson Algren
Edited by Brooke Horvath and Dan Simon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2009
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Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and... Read more >
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I Told You So
I Told You So
Written by Kate Clinton
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ISBN: 9780807044513
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I Told You So

Written by Kate Clinton


Format: Abridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 1, 2009
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I Told You So is a hilarious, bittersweet, and politically acute survival guide. In collected columns and routines, Kate Clinton gleefully details personal coping techniques tested over a lifetime. They're perfectly suited for political and cultural upheaval: wildcatting for democracy, curbing your cynicism, and changing the climate. Read them and you'll... Read more >
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More Matter
More Matter
Written by John Updike
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More Matter
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 928 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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In this collection of nonfiction pieces, John Updike gathers his responses to nearly two hundred invitations into print, each “an opportunity to make something beautiful, to find within oneself a treasure that would otherwise remain buried.” Introductions, reviews, and humorous essays, paragraphs on New York, religion, and lust—here is “more matter&rdquo... Read more >
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Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Written by Italo Calvino
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Six Memos for the Next Millennium

Written by Italo Calvino


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
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Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.

What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one... Read more >
What Is Man?
What Is Man?
Written by Mark Twain, Edited by S. T. Joshi
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What Is Man?
And Other Irreverent Essays
Written by Mark Twain
Edited by S. T. Joshi


Format: Trade Paperback, 229 pages
On Sale: January 30, 2009
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Mark Twain is sometimes envisioned as a kind of nineteenth-century American offshoot of Voltaire. Like his French counterpart, he expressed a deeply felt indignation at religious hypocrisy and obscurantism, and peppered his satirical writings, especially in his later years, with stinging wit and iconoclastic fervor.
This unique collection assembles writings in... Read more >
A New World Order
A New World Order
Written by Caryl Phillips
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A New World Order
Essays
Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
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The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips’ profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society.
At once deeply reflective and... Read more >
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Something to Declare
Something to Declare
Written by Julian Barnes
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Something to Declare
Essays on France and French Culture
Written by Julian Barnes


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
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Anyone who loves France (or just feels strongly about it), or has succumbed to the spell of Julian Barnes’s previous books, will be enraptured by this collection of essays on the country and its culture.

Barnes’s appreciation extends from France’s vanishing peasantry to its hyper-literate pop singers, from the gleeful iconoclasm... Read more >
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Due Considerations
Due Considerations
Written by John Updike
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Due Considerations
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
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“A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson...

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Waterfront
Waterfront
Written by Phillip Lopate
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Waterfront
A Walk Around Manhattan
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
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Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan’s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character of New York in the best way possible: on a series of exploratory walks conducted by one of the city’s... Read more >
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Creationists
Creationists
Written by E.L. Doctorow
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Creationists
Selected Essays, 1993-2006
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Now here are Doctorow’s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists, Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to... Read more >
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Other Colors
Other Colors
Written by Orhan Pamuk
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Other Colors
Essays and a Story
Written by Orhan Pamuk


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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In the three decades that Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has devoted himself to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving, and provocative essays and articles. He engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas Llosa, among others, and he discusses his own books and writing process... Read more >
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Portraits and Observations
Portraits and Observations
Written by Truman Capote
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Portraits and Observations
The Essays of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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Perhaps no twentieth-century writer was so observant and graceful a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers. Included are such masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as “The Muses Are Heard” and... Read more >
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson
Written by James Weldon Johnson, Edited by Rudolph Byrd, Foreword by Charles Johnson
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The Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson

Written by James Weldon Johnson
Edited by Rudolph Byrd
Foreword by Charles Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
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“A canonical collection, splendidly and sensitively edited by Rudolph Byrd.”
–Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

One of the leading voices of the Harlem Resaissance and a crucial literary figure of his time, James Weldon Johnson was also an editor, songwriter, founding member and leader of the NAACP, and the first African American to hold... Read more >
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Due Considerations
Due Considerations
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780345499004
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Due Considerations
Essays and Criticism
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $20.00

“A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson...

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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Edited by Basak Ertur and Muge Gursoy Sokmen, Contribution by Meltem Ahiska, Tuncay Birkan and Timothy Brennan
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ISBN: 9781844672462
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Waiting for the Barbarians
A Tribute to Edward W. Said
Edited by Basak Ertur and Muge Gursoy Sokmen
Contribution by Meltem Ahiska, Tuncay Birkan and Timothy Brennan


Format: Trade Paperback, 204 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2008
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Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Edward Said and his scholarship, Waiting for the Barbarians looks at Said the public intellectual and literary critic, and his political and intellectual legacy: the future through the lens of his work. Read more >
New York Stories
New York Stories
Written by Editors of New York Magazine, Foreword by Tom Wolfe
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ISBN: 9780812979923
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New York Stories
Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine
Written by Editors of New York Magazine
Foreword by Tom Wolfe


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $17.00

The magazine that is the city that is the world

Just in time for its fortieth anniversary, New York magazine presents a stunning collection of some of its best and most influential articles, stories that captured the spectacle, the turbulence, and the cultural realignments of the past four decades.

Covering subjects from “Radical... Read more >
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