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Nature and Selected Essays (Penguin Classics)
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An indispensible look at Emerson's influential life philosophyThrough his writing and his own personal philosophy, Ralph Waldo Emerson unburdened his young country of Europe's traditional sense of history and showed Americans how to be creators of t...
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In this innovative synthesis of words and images, the award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions.One of Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year • One of Smithson...
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
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More relevant than ever, this seminal collection of essays encourages us to believe in the power of ordinary citizens to change the worldIn today's turbulent world it's hard not to feel like we're going backwards; after decades of striving, justice a...
The Road to Wigan Pier
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But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
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The tremendously well-received New York Times bestseller by cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, exploring the possibility that our currently held beliefs and assumptions about the world will eventually be proven wrong -- now in paperback. But What If W...
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“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been...
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creat...
Reflections on the Revolution in France (Oxford World's Classics)
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This new and up-to-date edition of a book that has been central to political philosophy, history, and revolutionary thought for two hundred years offers readers a dire warning of the consequences that follow the mismanagement of change. Written for a...
We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change
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An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and honesty. We’re Doomed. Now What? penetrates to the very heart of our time.Our moment is one of alarming and bewildering change—the...
ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction
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“The nonfiction novel of our moment.”—Jonathan LethemA wide-ranging, rule-bending collection from “a major American writer” (The New York Times)—reclaiming the power of attention in an age of constant distraction One of Granta’s Best of...
Phaedrus (Hackett Classics)
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A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota
By Minnesota Historical Society Press
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In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota's best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being's inner reality, b...
I AM STRENGTH: True Stories of Everyday Superwomen
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Women are superheroes. Strength is built into every aspect of our lives. I AM STRENGTH is a collection of true essays, poems, and art created by women from all walks of life championing our everyday struggles and triumphs. Every woman has a song of s...
Feel Free: Essays
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From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's pr...
The Empathy Exams: Essays
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From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction PrizeA Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who...
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
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Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences, and the result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind c...
Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation
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"No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis," Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book―one of the most significant works in Fren...
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
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From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromisin...
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