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  • Politics and the English Language
    Politics and the English Language (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.

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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 BaldwinÂ’s most influential workWritten during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected inNotes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and...

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  • Bento's Sketchbook
    Bento's Sketchbook (English, Paperback) John Berger

    A meditation, in words and images, on the practice of drawing, by the author of Ways of Seeing.

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  • The Sea Close By
    The Sea Close By (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    Celebrating 100 years of Albert Camus, this book reveals the writer as a sensual witness of landscapes, the sea and sailing.

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  • Against Everything
    Against Everything (Hardback) Mark Greif

    A brilliant collection of essays from one of the most highly acclaimed young writers in the US

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  • The Four Elements
    The Four Elements (Paperback) John O'Donohue

    Draws upon author's Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the west of Ireland, to weave together a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature. This title explores a range of themes relating to the way we live our lives today, reveals how the energy and rhythm of the natural world - its innocence and creativity.

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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 Way of Being Free
    A Way of Being Free (English, Paperback) Ben Okri

    Twelve of Ben Okri's most controversial non-fiction pieces form this collection on the theme of freedom.

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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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  • James Baldwin: Collected Essays: Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name
    James Baldwin: Collected Essays: Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name (English, Hardback) James Baldwin

    "Collected Essays" is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto", "Everybody's Protest Novel", Many Thousands Gone", and "Stranger in the Village".

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  • How to Use Your Enemies
    How to Use Your Enemies (Paperback) Baltasar Gracian

    Shows us how to exploit friends and enemies alike to thrive in a world of deception and illusion.

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  • Man Alone with Himself
    Man Alone with Himself (Paperback) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy. Here he sets out his subversive views in a series of aphorisms on subjects ranging from art to arrogance, boredom to passion, science to vanity, rejecting conventional notions of morality to celebrate the individual's 'will to power'.

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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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  • Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
    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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  • Walden
    Walden (Paperback) Henry Thoreau

    Features a story about one man's attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture.

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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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  • Essays in Idleness
    Essays in Idleness (English, Paperback) Yoshida Kenko, Kamo no Chomei

    Offers two works on life's fleeting pleasures by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. This book includes ribald stories of drunken monks to aching nostalgia for the fading traditions of the Japanese court.

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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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