Essays, Criticism, Memoirs

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PARIS JOURNAL

Written by Malaparte, Curzio
Experience postwar Europe through the diary of a fascinating and witty twentieth-century writer and artist. Recording his travels in France and Switzerland, Curzio Malaparte encounters famous figures such as Cocteau and Camus and captures the fraught, restless spirit of Paris after the trauma of war. In 1947 Curzio Malaparte returned to Paris for the first time in fourteen years.
May 5, 2020 | Paperback | New York Review of Books | 360 Pages |
$18.95
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TILL DAY YOU DO PART OR A QUESTION OF LIGHT

Written by Handke, Peter
Described as an answer to or at least an echo of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape?, Till Day You Do Part Or A Question of Light, by esteemed Austrian playwright and novelist Peter Handke, is a monologue delivered by the "she" in Beckett's play.
February 15, 2018 | Paperback | Seagull Books | 112 Pages |
$19.00
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FABULOUS MONSTERS: DRACULA, ALICE, SUPERMAN, AND OTHER LITERARY FRIENDS

Written by Manguel, Alberto
An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles
September 24, 2019 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 256 Pages |
$19.95
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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS: A MEMOIR

Written by Shapland, Jenn
While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson and a woman named Annemarie--letters are that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language--but does not see Carson as history has portrayed her.
February 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Tin House Books |
$22.95
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GREEK TO ME: ADVENTURES OF THE COMMA QUEEN

Written by Norris, Mary
Mary Norris, best-selling author of Between You & Me, delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self- expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris's lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo.
April 14, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 240 Pages |
$15.95
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THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS: A BOOK OF STRANGERS

Written by Sharlet, Jeff
Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us.
February 11, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 320 Pages |
$30.00
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ELENA FERRANTE'S KEY WORDS

Written by de Rogatis, Tiziana
"I greatly admire the work of Tiziana de Rogatis. She is a reader of deep refinement. Often I think that she knows my books better than I. So, I read her with admiration and remain silent."--ELENA FERRANTE, in the magazine, San Lian Sheng Huo Zhou Kan
December 3, 2019 | Paperback | Europa Editions | 288 Pages |
$18.00
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WILL

Written by Self, Will
Will Self is one of Britain's best-known contemporary writers, a public intellectual whose novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and translated into over twenty languages. In Will, his first ever memoir, he turns his attention fully to his own self, and in particular his addictions as a young man.
January 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Grove Press | 272 Pages |
$26.00

LONG ACCOMPLISHMENT: A MEMOIR OF STRUGGLE AND HOPE IN MATRIMONY

At this story’s start, Moody, a recovering alcoholic and sexual compulsive with a history of depression, is also the divorced father of a beloved little girl and a man in love; his answer to the question “Would you like to be in a committed relationship?” is, fully and for the first time in his life, “Yes.” And so his second marriage begins as he emerges, humbly and with tender hopes, from the wreckage of his past, only to be battered by a stormy sea of external troubles—miscarriages, the deaths of friends, and robberies, just for starters. As Moody has put it, "this is a story in which a lot of bad luck is the daily fare of the protagonists, but in which they are also in love.” To Moody’s astonishment, matrimony turns out to be the site of strength in hard times, a vessel infinitely tougher and more durable than any boat these two participants would have traveled by alone. Love buoys the couple, lifting them above their hardships, and the reader is buoyed along with them.
August 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$28.00

COVENTRY: ESSAYS

Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction with the Outline Trilogy, three “literary masterpieces” (The Washington Post) whose narrator, Faye, perceives the world with a glinting, unsparing intelligence while remaining opaque to the reader. Lauded for the precision of her prose and the quality of her insight, Cusk is a writer of uncommon brilliance. Now, in Coventry, she gathers a selection of her nonfiction writings that both offers new insights on the themes at the heart of her fiction and forges a startling critical voice on some of our most urgent personal, social, and artistic questions.Coventry encompasses memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about literature, with pieces on family life, gender, and politics, and on D. H. Lawrence, Françoise Sagan, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Named for an essay Cusk published in Granta (“Every so often, for offences actual or hypothetical, my mother and father stop speaking to me. There’s a funny phrase for this phenomenon in England: it’s called being sent to Coventry”), this collection is pure Cusk and essential reading for our age: fearless, unrepentantly erudite, and dazzling to behold.
August 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$27.00

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