Completed in 1980 but published here for the first time, My Prizes is an accounting - prize by prize, blow by blow - of the background and circumstances of reception of nine literary prizes that Thomas Bernhard was awarded between 1963 and 1980, followed by some of the speeches he delivered on those occasions - each of which was also the occasion for scandal or worse. The result is a...
Hyena (Simon & Schuster, 2014) is a collection of autobiographical stories by Jude Angelini, which takes the reader on his journey of heartbreak, depravity, and hilarity, deftly moving between his adult life and his childhood growing up in a factory town outside of Detroit. Each story is told with brutal honesty, yet maintains a gallows humor that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief....
In this anthology of 20th-century essays, some of the most admired American and British writers express their lively, candid, entertaining, thoughtful, and--above all--varied opinions. Covering the profound and the buoyant, the traditional and the new, the expected and the surprising are Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Oliver Sacks, M.F.K. Fisher, E.B. White, Truman Capote, and many others.
In honor of Vanity Fair's centenary celebration comes an anthology of pieces from the early golden age of magazine, from 1913 to 1936, written by such luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Clarence Darrow, Dorothy Parker, D. H. Lawrence, e. e. cummings, John Maynard Keynes, Carl Sandburg and many more. 30,000 first printing.
Explore the iconic and beloved restaurant Balthazar in this "beautiful New York love story. Nobody could have written it better than Reggie Nadelson, who captures the tastes and smells, the glamour, nitty-gritty, and the theater of the restaurant and of the city itself" (Nigella Lawson, award-winning chef and author). ...
This is an extensive collection of short essaysand other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volumefor the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis alsowrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wroteextensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on variousethical issues and on the nature of...
A collection of essays in which Bierce talks about modern civilization and all its faults, the death penalty and many others. His arguments are still relevant to issues of today. Ambrose Bierce was well known for his biting wit and cynical approach to life.
With titles as varied as "On Lice" to "On Sleeping in Theatres" and "Motherhood and Stools (The Furniture Kind)," this book includes essays that are artful meditations on life in the arts and joyous jumbles of observations on everything in between.
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