"Writing an essay is like catching a wave," posits guest editor Ariel Levy. "To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water." This year's writers—including Hilton Als, Roger Angell, ... (Read More)
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National Medal of the Arts honoree and former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, marked by great triumph and shattering loss; here he contemplates the "unknown, ... (Read More)
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(National Book Award Winner Included) Nobel laureate Octavio Paz (1914–98) was unquestionably one of the most gifted poets of the 20th century, but he was a formidable essayist as well. ... (Read More)
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In this collection of 21 essays—a philosophical and literary companion to his 1988 book The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony—Italian polymath Roberto Calasso presents daring interpretations of ... (Read More)
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Widely read for both his philosophical novels and his espionage tales, the author of The End of the Affair and Our Man in Havana was also a skilled and insightful essayist. Encompassing ... (Read More)
Christopher Isherwood. James J. Berg, ed. Claude J. Summers, foreword.
Studio: Minnesota. Format: hardcover.
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In the 1960s, Christopher Isherwood gave an unprecedented series of lectures at California universities on the theme "A Writer and His World." He spoke openly for the first time about his craft—on ... (Read More)
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Shirley Jackson. Laurence Jackson Hyman & Sarah Hyman Dewitt, eds. Ruth Franklin, foreword.
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Since her death in 1965, Shirley Jackson's prominence in 20th-century fiction has only grown. Remarkably, the archives she left behind are still yielding unknown works, and this collection, co-edited ... (Read More)
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Describing locales ranging from colonial Africa to rural France, and from Switzerland to his native Dorset, Llewelyn Powys (1884–1939) was a gifted travel writer and essayist. In the 28 essays here, ... (Read More)