Essays, Criticism, Memoirs

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COVENTRY: ESSAYS

Written by Cusk, Rachel
NPR's Favorite Books of 2019
July 7, 2020 | Paperback | Picador USA | 256 Pages |
$17.00
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GROUNDWORK: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS, 1979-2012

Written by Auster, Paul
Groundwork: Autobiographical Writings, 1979-2012 is an updated collection of nonfiction, including the seminal work The Invention of Solitude, from Man Booker Prize Finalist Paul Auster...
May 5, 2020 | Paperback | Picador USA | 656 Pages |
$20.00
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LIFE SENTENCES: LITERARY JUDGMENTS AND ACCOUNTS

Written by Gass, William
A dazzling new collection of essays--on reading, writing, form, and thought--from one of America's master writers. Beginning with personal, both past and present, it emphasizes William H. Gass's lifelong attachment to books and then moves on to ponder the work of some of his favorite writers (among them Kafka, Nietzsche, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Proust).
January 20, 2015 | Paperback | Dalkey Archive Press | 368 Pages |
$17.95
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AFTERSHOCKS: A MEMOIR

Written by Owusu, Nadia
This poetic, genre-bending work--blending memoir with cultural history--from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu grapples with the fault lines of identity, the meaning of home, black womanhood, and the ripple effects, both personal and generational, of emotional trauma. Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala.
January 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 320 Pages |
$26.00
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WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON'T TALK ABOUT: FIFTEEN WRITERS BREAK THE SILENCE

"You will devour these beautifully written--and very important--tales of honesty, pain, and resilience" (Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls) from fifteen brilliant writers who explore how what we don't talk about with our mothers affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate star
August 11, 2020 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 288 Pages |
$16.00
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AU REVOIR, TRISTESSE: LESSONS IN HAPPINESS FROM FRENCH LITERATURE

Written by Groskop, VIV
A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French.
June 9, 2020 | Hardcover | Abrams Press | 256 Pages |
$25.00
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ON OVERGROWN PATHS

Written by Hamsun, Knut
On Overgrown Paths was written after World War II, at a time when Hamsun was in police custody for his openly expressed Nazi sympathies during the German occupation of Norway, 1940-45. A Nobel laureate deeply beloved by his countrymen, Hamsun was now reviled as a traitor--as long as his sanity was not called into question. On Overgrown Paths is Hamsun's apologia.
July 1, 1999 | Paperback | Green Integer | 250 Pages |
$19.95
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AMERICAN MIDNIGHT: TALES OF THE DARK

A chilling collection of classic weird and supernatural tales from the dark heart of American literature A masquerade ball cut short by a mysterious plague; a strange nocturnal ritual in the woods; a black bobcat howling in the night: these ten tales are some of the most strange and unsettling in all of American literature, filled with unforgettable imagery and simmering with tension.
August 25, 2020 | Paperback | Pushkin Press | 192 Pages |
$18.00
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MINISTRY OF TRUTH: THE BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984

Written by Lynskey, Dorian
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey's account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory."
May 5, 2020 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 368 Pages |
$17.00
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COMMITTED WRITING

Written by Camus, Albert
The Nobel Prize-winner's most influential and enduring political writings, reorganized and recontextualized, with a foreword by Camus scholar Alice Kaplan. Perhaps the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, Albert Camus (1913-1960), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is more relevant today than ever before.
August 4, 2020 | Paperback | Vintage | 144 Pages |
$16.00

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