Essays, Criticism, Memoirs

product image

ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS

Written by Welty, Eudora
Featuring a new introduction, this updated edition of the New York Times bestselling classic by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author and one of the most revered figures in American letters is "profound and priceless as guidance for anyone who aspires to write" (Los Angeles Times). Born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi, Eudora Welty shares details of her upb
October 20, 2020 | Paperback | Scribner Book Company | 160 Pages |
$16.00
product image

PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING: MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE NEW CULTURE WARS

Written by Daum, Meghan
A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION From "one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time" (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement.
November 10, 2020 | Paperback | Gallery Books | 256 Pages |
$16.99
product image

VANITY FAIR'S WOMEN ON WOMEN

Looking back at the last thirty-five years of Vanity Fair stories on women, by women, with an introduction by the magazine's editor in chief, Radhika Jones Gail Sheehy on Hillary Clinton. Ingrid Sischy on Nicole Kidman. Jacqueline Woodson on Lena Waithe. Leslie Bennetts on Michelle Obama. And two Maureens (Orth and Dowd) on two Tinas (Turner and Fey).
October 27, 2020 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 448 Pages |
$18.00
product image

CANCER JOURNALS

Written by Lorde, Audre
Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy. A Penguin Classic First published over forty years ago, The Cancer Journals is a startling, powerful account of Audre Lorde's experience with breast cancer and mastectomy.
October 13, 2020 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 96 Pages |
$14.00
product image

PENGUIN BOOK OF ITALIAN SHORT STORIES

A landmark collection of stories-nearly half appearing in English for the first time--selected and introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri A Penguin Classic When Jhumpa Lahiri decided to read exclusively in Italian, a language she had studied for many years, her life as a reader--and writer--took a surprising turn.
September 15, 2020 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 528 Pages |
$18.00
product image

FABULOUS MONSTERS: DRACULA, ALICE, SUPERMAN, AND OTHER LITERARY FRIENDS

Written by Manguel, Alberto
In this very personal sampling, Alberto Manguel explores some of literature's best-known characters, from Count Dracula to Sleeping Beauty. Written in Manguel's signature engaging and erudite style, this book examines how our favorite characters pull off their masks to teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and life.
October 20, 2020 | Paperback | Yale University Press | 256 Pages |
$15.00
product image

TRAGEDY

Written by Eagleton, Terry
Eminent literary critic Terry Eagleton explores the nuances of tragedy in Western culture--from literature and politics to philosophy and theatre. Eagleton covers a vast array of thinkers and practitioners, from Nietzsche and Slavoj Zizek to Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Ibsen. Tragedy, Eagleton demonstrates, is fundamental to human experience and culture.
September 22, 2020 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 216 Pages |
$26.00
product image

FOR NOW

Written by Myles, Eileen
Blending humor and meditation, this wide-ranging essay by the award-winning poet Eileen Myles is a candid record of the political, social, and aesthetic conditions that shaped them as a writer. It is also a thoughtful investigation into the way that writing is inescapably captive to time.
September 22, 2020 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 96 Pages |
$18.00
product image

TAKE ARMS AGAINST A SEA OF TROUBLES: THE POWER OF THE READER'S MIND OVER A UNIVERSE OF DEATH

Written by Bloom, Harold
In this dazzling celebration of the power of poetry to sublimate death, Harold Bloom takes us on an exhilarating tour of the poetic voices that have haunted him through a lifetime of reading: Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Montaigne, Blake, Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Jay Wright, and more.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 672 Pages |
$35.00
product image

MAN OF THE CROWD: EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE CITY

Written by Van Parys, Michelle
How four American cities shaped Poe's life and writings Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) changed residences about once a year throughout his life. Driven by a desire for literary success and the pressures of supporting his family, Poe sought work in American magazines, living in the cities that produced them.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 218 Pages |
$24.95

New Arrivals

product image
product image
product image
product image
product image