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  • Second-hand Time
    Second-hand Time (Paperback) Svetlana Alexievich

    Second-hand Time is the latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In this book she creates a singular, polyphonic literary form by bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in a brilliant, poignant and unique portrait of post-Soviet society.

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  • Essayism
    Essayism (Paperback) Brian Dillon

    ESSAYISM is a personal, critical and polemical book about the genre, its history and its contemporary possibilities, itself an example of what it describes: an essay that is curious and digressive and at the same time held together by a personal voice and a polemical point.

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  • Notes of a Native Son
    Notes of a Native Son (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin's most influential work...

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  • A Year With C. S. Lewis
    A Year With C. S. Lewis (Paperback) C. S. Lewis

    To mark the fiftieth anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, this attractive book offers daily inspirational readings from this much-loved writer, making this a most thoughtful gift.

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  • A Jar of Wild Flowers
    A Jar of Wild Flowers (English, Paperback) Amarjit Chandan

    The first collection of essays dedicated to examining the work of John Berger, with cross-cultural contributions from an array of international names.

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  • Nicotine
    Nicotine (Paperback) Gregor Hens

    Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a life of addiction, from the epiphany of the first drag to the perennial last last cigarette. With comic insight and meticulous precision, Hens deconstructs every facet of the dependency and offers a brilliant disquisition on the psychopathology of addiction.

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  • The Little Virtues
    The Little Virtues (English, Paperback) Natalia Ginzburg

    As featured in The New Yorker!“As far as the education of children is concerned,” states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, “I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but a love of one’s neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know.” Whether she writes of the loss of a friend, Cesare Pavese; or what is inexpugnable of World War II; or the Abruzzi, where she and her first husband lived in forced residence under Fascist rule; or the importance of silence in our society; or her vocation as a writer; or even a pair of worn-out shoes, Ginzburg brings to her reflections the wisdom of a survivor and the spare, wry, and poetically resonant style her readers have come to recognize.“A glowing light of modern Italian literature . . . Ginzburg’s magic is the utter simplicity of her prose, suddenly illuminated by one word that makes a lightning streak of a plain phrase. . . . As direct and clean as if it were carved in stone, it yet speaks thoughts of the heart.” —The New York Times Book Review

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  • Walden
    Walden (English, Hardback) Henry David Thoreau

    One of the most influential books in early American literature

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  • Selected Essays
    Selected Essays (Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography, and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer.

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  • The 100 Best Novels
    The 100 Best Novels (Hardback) Robert McCrum

    Everybody loves a list but this is a list of major ambition: namely, to select the best 100 novels in the English language, published from the late 17th century to the present day. This list has been built up week by week in The Observer since September 2013, and selected by writer and Observer editor Robert McCrum. With a short critique on each book, this is a real delight for literary lovers.

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  • English Voices
    English Voices (Hardback) Ferdinand Mount

    A vivid and poignant collection of essays from one of Britain's foremost columnists and writers of fiction and non-fiction over the past thirty years.

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  • Mentored by a Madman
    Mentored by a Madman (English, Hardback) Andrew Lees

    In this extraordinary memoir, neuroscientist Andrew Lees explains how William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, played an unlikely part in his medical career.

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  • Are We Human?
    Are We Human? (English, Paperback) Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley

    A holistic approach toward the omnipotence of design.

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  • Bluets
    Bluets (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    "Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color."

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  • The Mabinogion
    The Mabinogion (English, Paperback) Sioned Davies

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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  • Upstream
    Upstream (English, Hardback) Mary Oliver

    Comprised of both poems and essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing.  ...

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  • The Search Warrant
    The Search Warrant (English, Paperback) Patrick Modiano

    Delivers a moving survey of a decade-long investigation that revived for author the sights, sounds and sorrowful rhythms of occupied Paris.

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  • Browse
    Browse (English, Hardback)

    A celebration of the greatest kind of shop in the world, by an award-winning cast of writers including Ali Smith, Michael Dirda, Elif Shafak and Daniel Kehlmann....

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  • This Young Monster
    This Young Monster (Paperback) Charlie Fox

    THIS YOUNG MONSTER is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things.

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