Essays

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“Gordon’s purpose has been to call attention to the vital role that women played in Eliot’s personal life and his development as a writer.”

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Here is a beautiful book that belongs in the library of every lover of literature and every lover of fine portrait photography.

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“wonderfully fun to dip into. Reading just a few pages is a perfect antidote to reading today’s news. Humor like this is more than a tasty snack; it’s a very satisfying meal.”

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“This is more than an introduction to Canetti, the thinker, the writer, the man. It’s a profound portrait of a creative talent and the times he lived in.”

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Another cab driver, and it’s more questions about civil society on Mars, if there’s life on other planets (never mind the microbes), should we worry about an alien invasion, and why are we here on

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“Aguon is a skilled and heartfelt writer, and his book will most likely be inspiring to readers who share his political analysis and seek out the personal stories hidden by geo-political co

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“essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice. . . . a blueprint for a Jewish 1619 Project.”

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Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.

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“There is a realization that comes with reading Trees: that while the collection brings with it an appreciation of Hesse’s work, each essay, each poem can be taken away and treasur

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The ostensible template for these 24 musings on “singlehood” is Helen Gurley Brown’s 1962 cult classic, Sex and the Single Girl.

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“Our forests, like our oceans, are vastly misunderstood and are commonly abused.

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This is a very engaging, lucidly written, and entertaining collection of autobiographical essays produced by debutante Myanmar writer, Moe Thet War, writing as is stated, as Pyae Moe Thet War.

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The letterpress is a haunting object. Its small bed and moveable type have an obvious kinship with Gutenberg’s 1440 creation.

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“Die-hard Atwood fans will love it.”

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We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal is, really, a course about the world, as it is, as it has been, as it could be if we would finally see clearly the extent of the damage that pa

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“This book is for art lovers, and lovers of beauty and truth who value the human spirit that will not be denied by the destructive forces that humans have created.

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In her most recent collection of essays, Siri Hustvedt provides a feminist analysis of a range of materials drawn from her own family life (particularly the intimate relationships with her grandmot

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“Like a foray into the heartbeat of a widely beloved author, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett is a powerful essay collection, wonderfully executed and deeply human.”

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“For sheer reading and reflecting pleasure, These Precious Days is a treasure.”

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“A Poetics of the Press serves an audience of those dedicated to recording and understanding literary publishing, a must for all serious libraries.”

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Mai Der Vang’s second book of poems is a master work in hybridity and composition, a testament to the intersection of archival research and poetry.

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Rebecca Solnit, the author of more than 20 books, might be called an eternal optimist, if not a Pollyanna. Apparently nothing has ever got her down, at least not for long.

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Britain’s Desert Island Discs has been on the BBC since 1942. They don’t have to choose records on that mythical patch of sand with a lone palm tree for company, but many do.

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“The Storytellers is a gift to aspiring writers of mysteries and thrillers, readers and fans, and academics alike. An instant classic . . .”

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