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  • Tree and Leaf by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Tree and Leaf (Paperback) J. R. R. Tolkien

    Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, `On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, `Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem `Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, `The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon.

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  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    Men Explain Things to Me (Hardback) Rebecca Solnit

    A collection of essays on feminism, from one of the most important and original public intellectuals writing today

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  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    We Should All Be Feminists (Paperback) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

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  • The Monsters and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien
    The Monsters and the Critics (English, Paperback) J. R. R. Tolkien

    Complete collection of Tolkien's essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings.

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  • Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
    Notes to Self (Paperback) Emilie Pine

    In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, the first non- fiction book published by Tramp Press, Emilie Pine boldly confronts the past to better understand herself, her relationships and her role in society.

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  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
    Citizen (Paperback) Claudia Rankine

    Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2015 and National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2015, this book examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others.

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  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    The Prince (English, Paperback) Niccolo Machiavelli

    Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied.

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  • A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer
    A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (English, Paperback) Anne Boyer

    Literary Nonfiction. A HANDBOOK OF DISAPPOINTED FATE highlights a decade of Anne Boyer's interrogative writing on poetry, death, love, lambs, and other impossible questions.

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  • The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane
    The Gifts of Reading (Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book...

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  • Ethics by Benedict de Spinoza
    Ethics (English, Paperback) Benedict de Spinoza

    First published in a posthumous edition of 1677, this work by Spinoza is a systematic attempt to work out the nature of God, the relation between mind and body, human psychology, and the best way to live.

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  • Selected Prose by Charles Lamb
    Selected Prose (Paperback) Charles Lamb

    Brings together the prose writings of the great early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb, whose shrewd wit and convivial style have endeared him to generations of readers. This title discusses how his tragic life and sainted reputation, caring for his mentally ill sister Mary, belied the quality of his work.

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  • Frank Sinatra Has a Cold by Gay Talese
    Frank Sinatra Has a Cold (English, Paperback) Gay Talese

    A selection of writings including a description of a meeting between two legends, Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali; a dissection of the offices of Vogue magazine; an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraiser Peter O'Toole; and, a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio, which turns into a immaculately-crafted meditation on celebrity.

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  • 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die by James Mustich
    1,000 Books to Read Before You Die (English, Hardback) James Mustich

    The book to raise all books-a celebration of the reading life through an unexpected and compelling compendium of a thousand great books to get lost in.

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  • On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
    On Immunity: An Inoculation (English, Paperback) Eula Biss

    In this bold, fascinating book, Eula Biss addresses our fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in our children's air, food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Reflecting on her own experience as a new mother, she suggests that we cannot immunize our children, or ourselves, against the world.

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  • ATTENTION by Joshua Cohen
    ATTENTION (Paperback) Joshua Cohen

    A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and rule-bending selection of non-fiction from Joshua Cohen, 'a major American writer' (NEW YORK TIMES) - a powerful and fresh work of social criticism, examining the ways we can reclaim the power of attention in an age of constant distraction.

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  • The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
    The Road to Wigan Pier (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Deals with the working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, the Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.

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  • Artful by Ali Smith
    Artful (English, Paperback) Ali Smith

    Explores form, style, life, love, death, mortality, immortality and what art and writing can mean. Part fiction, part essay, this book is a revelation of what writing can do.

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  • The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens
    The Portable Atheist (English, Paperback) Christopher Hitchens

    A provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages selected by bestselling author Christopher Hitchens

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  • The Elements of Theology by Proclus
    The Elements of Theology (Multiple languages, Paperback) Proclus

    The text of Proclus' most famous work, based on a personal examination of some 40 manuscripts, is presented here together with a critical analysis, an English translation, and a philosophical and linguistic commentary.

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

    A holistic approach toward the omnipotence of design.

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