Essays, Criticism, Memoirs
Written by Pla, Josep
Josep Pla s masterpiece, "The Gray Notebook," is one of the most colorful and unusual works in modern literature. In 1918, when Pla was in Barcelona studying law, the Spanish flu broke out, the university shut down, and he went home to his parents in coastal Palafrugell. Aspiring to be a writer, not a lawyer, he resolved to hone his style by keeping a journal.
Written by Hitchens, Christopher
The seminal, uncollected essays--lauded as "dazzling" (The New York Times Book Review)--by the late Christopher Hitchens, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller God Is Not Great, showcase the notorious contrarian's genius for rhetoric and his sharp rebukes to tyrants and the ill-informed everywhere.
HOW TO BE MARRIED: WHAT I LEARNED FROM REAL WOMEN ON FIVE CONTINENTS ABOUT SURVIVING MY FIRST (REALLY HARD) YEAR OF MARRIAGE
Written by Piazza, Jo
Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it.
Signature Strengths was inspired by the direct approach to marketing of the No-Frills grocery store novels in the early 1980s, which employed the non-branding strategy of supermarket staples for the mass-marketing of genre fiction novels. Four complete books from the generic pulp fiction series titled Western, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Romance are reproduced in total in this artist book.
Written by Klosterman, Chuck
The tremendously well-received New York Times bestseller by cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, exploring the possibility that our currently held beliefs and assumptions about the world will eventually be proven wrong -- now in paperback.
Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past.
Written by Saikaku, Ihara
"Five charming novellas ... which have astonishing freshness, color, and warmth." -- The New Yorker First published in 1686, this collection of five novellas was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy world that was Genroku Japan, and the book's popularity has increased with age, making it today a literary classic like Boccaccio's Decameron, or the works of Rabelais.
Written by De Botton, Alain
As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and uncliched articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date.
Written by Handy, Bruce
An irresistible, nostalgic, and insightful--and totally original--ramble through classic children's literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy.
Written by Infante, Guillermo Cabrera
Found in an envelope in Guillermo Cabrera Infante's house after his death in 2005, Map Drawn by a Spy is the world-renowned writer's autobiographical account of the last four months he spent in his country. In 1965, following his mother's death, Infante returns to Cuba from Brussels, where he is employed as a cultural attache at the Cuban embassy.