Essays, Criticism, Memoirs

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FREEZER DOOR

Written by Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein
A meditation on the trauma and possibility of searching for connection in a world that enforces bland norms of gender, sexual, and social conformity.When you turn the music off, and suddenly you feel an unbearable sadness, that means turn the music back on, right? When you still feel the sadness, even with the music, that means there's something wrong with this music.
November 24, 2020 | Paperback | Semiotext(e) | 264 Pages |
$17.95
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PITY THE READER: ON WRITING WITH STYLE

Written by McConnell, Suzanne
Kurt Vonnegut used to like to say, "Practicing an art form is a way to grow your soul." He would screw up his lips into a prune face after he said this because of how important he believed this idea to be.
October 13, 2020 | Paperback | Seven Stories Press | 448 Pages |
$19.95
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ENCOUNTERS AND DESTINIES: A FAREWELL TO EUROPE

Written by Zweig, Stefan
A new collection of essays by Stefan Zweig: tributes to the great artists and thinkers of the Europe of his day Stefan Zweig was one of the twentieth century's greatest authors and a tireless champion of freedom, tolerance and friendship across borders.
October 27, 2020 | Paperback | Pushkin Press | 192 Pages |
$16.95
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DIDEROT AND THE ART OF THINKING FREELY

Written by Curran, Andrew S
Best Book of the Year - Kirkus Reviews A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world's first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the shadows.
September 22, 2020 | Paperback | Other Press (NY) | 528 Pages |
$19.99
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PROUSTIAN UNCERTAINTIES: ON READING AND REREADING IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Written by Friedländer, Saul
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits Marcel Proust's masterpiece in this essay on literature and memory, exploring the question of identity--that of the novel's narrator and Proust's own.
December 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Other Press (NY) | 176 Pages |
$25.00
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GLORIOUS AMERICAN ESSAY: ONE HUNDRED ESSAYS FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT

A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith. Many of the essays Phillip Lopate has gathered here address themselves--sometimes critically--to American values, but even in those that don't, one can detect a subtext about being American.
November 17, 2020 | Hardcover | Pantheon Books | 944 Pages |
$40.00
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BRIGHT BOOK OF LIFE: NOVELS TO READ AND REREAD

Written by Bloom, Harold
In his first book devoted exclusively to narrative fiction, America's most original and controversial literary critic and legendary Yale professor writes trenchantly about fifty-two masterworks spanning the Western tradition. Perhaps no other literary critic but Harold Bloom could--or would--undertake a project of this immensity.
November 3, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 560 Pages |
$35.00
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WHERE I COME FROM: STORIES FROM THE DEEP SOUTH

Written by Bragg, Rick
From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin' and The Best Cook in the World, a collection of his irresistible columns from Southern Living and Garden & Gun A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best
October 27, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 256 Pages |
$27.95
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PUSHCART PRIZE XLV: BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES 2021 EDITION

The series has been selected for Publishers Weekly Carey Thomas Award, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof citation, and the Poets and Writers/Barnes and Noble "Writers For Writers" award among others.Here are 70 authors from more than 50 presses as selected from the nominations of 220 distinguished Contributing Editors and 800 participating presses.
December 7, 2020 | Paperback | Pushcart Press | 600 Pages |
$19.95
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ANGELS AND SAINTS: WITH A GUIDE TO THE ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARY WELLESLEY

Written by Weinberger, Eliot
From a litany of angelic voices, Weinberger's lyrical meditation then turns to the earthly counterparts, the saints, their lives retold in a series of vibrant and playful capsule biographies, followed by a glimpse of the afterlife.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 160 Pages |
$26.95

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