Essays, Criticism, Memoirs
100 ESSAYS I DON'T HAVE TIME TO WRITE: ON UMBRELLAS AND SWORD FIGHTS, PARADES AND DOGS, FIRE ALARMS, CHILDREN, AND THEATER
Written by Ruhl, Sarah
One hundred incisive, idiosyncratic essays on life and theater from a major American playwright
Written by Glaser, Milton
This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself--the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age.
Written by Various
1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution is a collection of literary responses to one of the most cataclysmic events in modern world history, which exposes the immense conflictedness and doubt, conviction and hope, pessimism and optimism which political events provoked among contemporary writers - sometimes at the same time, even in the same person.
Written by Manguso, Sarah
A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayistsThere will come a time when people decide you've had enough of your grief, and they'll try to take it away from you. Bad art is from no one to no one.
Written by Leon Werth
A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis’ march on Paris in 1940, featuring a never-before-published introduction by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his wife fled Paris before the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness account of that experience, one of the largest civilian dispacements in history.
Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers • Joseph Mitchell • Vladimir Nabokov • Ogden Nash • John O’Hara • George Orwell • V. S. Pritchett • Lillian Ross • Stephen Spender • Lionel Trilling • Rebecca West • E. B.
Written by Dillard, Annie
In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.
Written by Greif, Mark
A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper's Magazine, "[Mark Greif ] is an intellectual, full stop . . . There is much of [Lionel] Trilling in Greif . . . Much also of Susan Sontag . . .
Written by Susan Sontag
Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world.