by: Giles Milton
Publisher: pPicadorBook Description
The British journalist continues to collect little-known events and factoids from history.
Readers seeking something along the lines of 1066 and All That or The Book of Heroic Failures should look elsewhere, as Mil ... more
by: Fanny Howe
Publisher: pGraywolf PressBook Description
An allusive and elusive collection of meditations on being and becoming, rites of passage, boys and the men they become.
In her acknowledgements, Howe (Second Childhood, 2014, etc.), best known for her poetry, writes that these pr ... more
by: Peter Orner
Publisher: pCatapultBook Description
A collection of literary tapas.
Novelist and short story writer Orner (Creative Writing/San Francisco State Univ.; Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, 2013, etc.) combines short, reflective essays about literature with personal mem ... more
by: Maggie Fergusson
Publisher: pThe EconomistBook Description
What makes a museum special?
This lively collection brings together 23 short essays that were commissioned by the editors of Intelligent Life for their “Authors on Museums” series. As Nicholas Serota, the director of the Tate, ... more
Publisher: pVersoBook Description
Landscapes in the loosest, most metaphorical sense of the term, this illuminating compilation of essays by Berger (Portraits, 2015, etc.) aims to situate a range of art criticism into an accessible realm.
“People, many people, ha ... more
by: Mark Edmundson
Publisher: pBloomsbury USABook Description
Do we really need another book on writing? Maybe.
Edmundson (English/Univ. of Virginia; Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals, 2015, etc.) previously published Why Teach? and Why Read? His l ... more
Publisher: pThe New PressBook Description
An illuminating text accompanies visuals from an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement.
The very phrase “black power” continues to polarize, making some fearful and others proud, often along racial li ... more