“McCrae shows us how we need new music and new ears and eyes.”
As the whole world asked, “Can anyone explain this strange feeling,” a poet raised his hand.
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll no doubt remember that iconic line from the book and film Love Story when Ali MacGraw, through tears, tells Ryan O’Neill “Love means never having to say
Wonder Travels marks the return of author Josh Barkan.
“. . . an introduction to the private and personal Churchill that often gets lost in the larger works of history and biography.”
“Butterflies is a small book . . . to be picked up again and reread—always finding something new in the poems, essays, and pictures.”
"A treasure of a collection, one to be savored. And one that should become an instant classic."
“to the faithful, the lapsed, and the strident anti-Catholic public this collection of essays offers a greater understanding of history and how parishioner activism has changed the Church,
"Skip this book and read one of her more polished works instead."
In her trenchant and brilliantly written collection of essays in The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century Amia Srinivasan examines the positions taken by of different strands
“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.”
The letterpress is a haunting object. Its small bed and moveable type have an obvious kinship with Gutenberg’s 1440 creation.
“The power of the written word will never be made more clear.”
“A contemporary treatise on oppression wherever it exists, Read Dangerously raises Nafisi to new heights in the contributions she makes to writing and political analysis.”
“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.”
“For sheer reading and reflecting pleasure, These Precious Days is a treasure.”
“A Poetics of the Press serves an audience of those dedicated to recording and understanding literary publishing, a must for all serious libraries.”
The humorist S. J. Perelman (1904–1979) was an American original. His work has sat little-noticed in a Fireside trade paperback edition for years.
“The Hero myth—the drive to seek safety, control and power over the Earth—that has powered Western capitalism and civilization has gone too far.
“an exquisite, engrossing, and very moving book.”
Timothy Brennan begins his intellectual and political biography of Edward Said—the Palestinian American literary critic, gadfly, and largely self-appointed global diplomat—on a somber note.
“If you have read only smaller portions of Dostoevsky, Christofi’s account will send you off to look for more.
“Demons haunted Germany after World War II, and Germans turned to ancient rites and rituals to seek redress and recovery. Professor Black tells that story well.”
“What Were We Thinking will give you a fascinating overview and analysis of the books that explain where we are now, how we got here, and where we might be headed.”
“Eric Weiner’s The Socrates Express presents universal concepts in an immediately accessible way, reminding us that, in an increasingly frenetic world, there is no more important l
“Selling the Farm by Debra Di Blasi is a creative work for those who enjoy poetic prose in a familial memoir.”