Essays, Criticism, Memoirs

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JANE AUSTEN'S UNIVERSAL TRUTHS: WISDOM AND WITTICISMS FROM HER WRITING

Written by Hart-Byers, Susan
The enduring appeal of Jane Austen's fiction is captured in this beautifully illustrated pocket-size collection of quotations taken from her celebrated works
February 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Protico | 128 Pages |
$14.95
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HOMAGE TO CATALONIA / DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

Written by Orwell, George
Homage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell's experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great European cities.
November 15, 2010 | Hardcover | Mariner Books | 448 Pages |
$22.00
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CONVERSATIONS WITH DAVE EGGERS

It's been barely twenty years since Dave Eggers (b. 1970) burst onto the American literary scene with the publication of his memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. In that time, he has gone on to publish several books of fiction, a few more books of nonfiction, a dozen books for children, and many harder-to-classify works.
January 17, 2022 | Paperback | University Press of Mississippi | 240 Pages |
$25.00
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WRITER'S CRUSADE: KURT VONNEGUT AND THE MANY LIVES OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

Written by Roston, Tom
The story of Kurt Vonnegut and Slaughterhouse-Five, an enduring masterpiece on trauma and memory Kurt Vonnegut was twenty years old when he enlisted in the United States Army. Less than two years later, he was captured by the Germans in the single deadliest US engagement of the war, the Battle of the Bulge.
October 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Abrams Press | 272 Pages |
$26.00
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FLYBOY 2: THE GREG TATE READER

Written by Tate, Greg
Since launching his career at the Village Voice in the early 1980s Greg Tate has been one of the premiere critical voices on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Flyboy 2 provides a panoramic view of the past thirty years of Tate's influential work.
August 5, 2016 | Paperback | Duke University Press | 368 Pages |
$27.95
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HEROINE WITH 1001 FACES

Written by Tatar, Maria
The Heroine with 1,001 Faces dismantles the cult of warrior heroes, revealing a secret history of heroinism at the very heart of our collective cultural imagination. Maria Tatar, a leading authority on fairy tales and folklore, explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and often deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on redemptive missions.
September 14, 2021 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$30.00
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HOW TO START WRITING (AND WHEN TO STOP): ADVICE FOR WRITERS

Written by Szymborska, Wislawa
In this witty "how-to" guide, Wislawa Szymborska has nothing but sympathy for the labors of would-be writers generally: "I myself started out with rotten poetry and stories," she confesses in this collection of pieces culled from the advice she gave--anonymously--for many years in the well-known Polish journal Literary Life.
October 5, 2021 | PB | New Directions Publishing Corporation |
$17.95
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WOOLGATHERING

Written by Smith, Patti
The National Book Award-winner Patti Smith updates her treasure box of a childhood memoir about "clear unspeakable joy" and "just the wish to know" with a radiant new afterword, written during the pandemic and reflecting on current times. This expanded paperback edition also includes new photographs by the author.
October 12, 2021 | PB | New Directions Publishing Corporation |
$14.95
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PATRICIA HIGHSMITH: HER DIARIES AND NOTEBOOKS: 1941-1995

Written by Highsmith, Patricia
Relegated during her lifetime to the pulpy genre of mystery, Patricia Highsmith has emerged since her death in 1995 as one of "our greatest modernist writers" (Gore Vidal).
November 16, 2021 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$39.95
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POET WARRIOR: A MEMOIR

Written by Harjo, Joy
Joy Harjo, the first Native American to serve as U.S. poet laureate, invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her poet-warrior road. A musical, kaleidoscopic, and wise follow-up to Crazy Brave, Poet Warrior reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice.
September 7, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$25.00

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