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  • Essays & Anthologies books
  • The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature
    Views : 235
    Pages : 432

    by: Adam Kirsch

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    How to read the Jewish past.

    Poet and critic Kirsch (Director, Jewish Studies Master’s Program/Columbia Univ.; Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas, 2014, etc.) takes a reflective look at what his Jewish rel ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 0393241769

    ISBN-13: 9780393241761

    Language: English

  • Rules for Others to Live By: Comments and Self-Contradictions
    Views : 430
    Pages : 320

    by: Richard Greenberg

    Publisher: pBlue Rider Press

    Book Description

    A Tony Award–winning playwright turns his hand to humorous nonfiction in this generally disarming, self-mocking collection of essays on matters personal and cultural.

    From its cheeky title to the arresting bons mots sprinkled throughou ... more

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    2016-10-04

    ISBN-10: 0399576525

    ISBN-13: 9780399576522

    Language: English

  • Upstream: Selected Essays
    Views : 347
    Pages : 192

    by: Mary Oliver

    Publisher: pPenguin Press

    Book Description

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet lovingly reflects on her relationship to nature and the written word.

    As a child, Ohio native Oliver (Felicity: Poems, 2015, etc.) found her greatest solace in “two…blessings—the natural wor ... more

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    2016-10-11

    ISBN-10: 1594206708

    ISBN-13: 9781594206702

    Language: English

  • Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction
    Views : 302
    Pages : 160

    by: Benjamin Percy

    Publisher: pGraywolf Press

    Book Description

    An accomplished writer comes to the defense of genre.

    Percy (The Dead Lands, 2015, etc.) has practiced what he preaches. His novels can be considered genre novels, but they’re more. In this deeply personal and intriguing apologia ... more

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    2016-10-18

    ISBN-10: 1555977596

    ISBN-13: 9781555977597

    Language: English

  • The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense
    Views : 93
    Pages : 256

    by: Daniel Menaker Roz Chast

    Publisher: pHoughton Mifflin Harcourt

    Book Description

    Common expressions gain richness of meaning through mistakes in word usage.

    As an editor at the New Yorker, Menaker (My Mistake, 2013) often encountered phrases from fledgling writers in which a sound-alike word, mista ... more

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    2016-10-18

    ISBN-10: 054480063X

    ISBN-13: 9780544800632

    Language: English

  • Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers
    Views : 234
    Pages : 432

    by: Graydon Carter

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    A coked-up Capote, a torn-apart Tartt, a bellowing Bellow: longtime Vanity Fair editor Carter assembles shimmering pieces on the literary life.

    Founded in 1913, Vanity Fair, writes Carter, was “immediately a ... more

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    2016-10-25

    ISBN-10: 0143111760

    ISBN-13: 9780143111764

    Language: English

  • Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being
    Views : 244
    Pages : 272

    by: Cecile Pineda

    Publisher: pWings Press

    Book Description

    What is introduced as a writing guide becomes something very different in its execution.

    As a novelist, creative writing teacher, and founder and director of an experimental theater, Pineda (Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World more

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    2016-10-01

    ISBN-10: 0930324927

    ISBN-13: 9780930324926

    Language: English