Literary Non-Fiction - Essays


  • 'Coming to Writing' and Other Essays

    By Hélène Cixous

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674144378
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: 1991
  • 'Every City Shall Be Forsaken'

    By Lester L. Grabbe

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781841272023
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: December 2001
    Urbanism in ancient society has now become an important topic for both classical and ancient Near Eastern scholars. Equally, the question of prophecy as social institution and literary corpus has been increasingly problematized. The essays in this volume bring together these crucial aspects of modern biblical research, the scope ranging from methodological issues about sociology and urbanism to Assyrian prophecies and specific biblical texts. An introductory chapter surveys recent anthropological study on urbanism, summarizes the essays, and places the different contributions in context.
  • 'The 'Scandal' of Marxism' and Other Writings on Politics: Essays and Interviews, Volume 2 (The French List)

    By Roland Barthes

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780857422392
    • Publisher: Seagull Books
    • Published: September 2015
    Roland Barthes, whose centenary falls in 2015, was a restless, protean thinker. A constant innovator, often as a daring smuggler of ideas from one discipline to another, he first gained an audience with his pithy essays on mass culture and then went on to produce some of the most suggestive and stimulating cultural criticism of the late twentieth century, includingEmpire of Signs, The Pleasure of the Text, and Camera Lucida. In 1976, this one time structuralist outsider was elected to a chair at France’s preeminent Collège de France, where he chose to style himself as professor of literary semiology until his death in 1980.The greater part of Barthes’s published writings have been available to a French audience since 2002, but here, translator Chris Turner presents a collection of essays, interviews, prefaces, book reviews, and other journalistic material for the first time in English. Divided into five themed volumes, readers are presented in volume two, ‘The “Scandal” of Marxism’ and Other Writings on Politics, with a wide range of Barthes’s more overtly political writings, with an emphasis on his early work and the serious national turbulence in the French 1950s.
  • 'The Inside Light': New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston

    By Deborah G. Plant

    Our Price: $49.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780313365171
    • Publisher: Praeger
    • Published: May 2010
  • 'boxer Shorts

    By Michael Matteson

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932461008
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: May 2003
  • (a)Cercando a Leonardo Padura

    By Jose Antonio Michelena

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780997196023
    • Publisher: Ediciones Lenguaraz
  • ... Criticism on Milton's Paradise Lost: From 'the Spectator'. 31 December, 1711-3 May, 1712

    By Joseph Addison

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780342321346
    • Publisher: Franklin Classics
  • 04/07 Event: I Don't Want to Die Poor

    By Michael Arceneaux

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2020
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  • 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read: Plus Four Not to Miss and One Impostor

    By Benjamin Wiker

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781596986046
    • Publisher: REGNERY
    • Published: June 2010
    Following the acclaim of his rollicking '10 Books that Screwed Up the World,' author Benjamin Wiker presents '10 Books Every Conservative Must Read.' In an accessible, engaging style, Wiker profiles ten books that help make the world a better place, from Aristotle's 'Politics' to Friedrich August von Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom.' Inside, you'll learn: How Alexis de Tocqueville predicted politicians like Obama; Why Shakespearewas a conservative; What makes J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' essential conservative reading when Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' is not. Controversial and enlightening, this is, presumably, the 11th book all conservatives must read.
  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater

    By Sarah Ruhl

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374535674
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2015
    "One hundred incisive, idiosyncratic essays on life and theater from a major American playwright "Don't send your characters to reform school!" pleads Sarah Ruhl in one of her essays. With titles as varied as "On Lice" to "On Sleeping in Theaters" and "Motherhood and Stools (The Furniture Kind)," these essays are artful meditations on life in the arts and joyous jumbles of observations on everything in between. The pieces combine admonition, celebration, inquiry, jokes, assignments, entreaties, prayers,and advice: honest reflections distilled from years of working in the theater. They offer candid accounts of what it is like to be a mother and an artist, along with descriptions of how Ruhl's children's dreams, jokes, and songs work themselves into her writing. 100 Essays is not just a book about the theater. It is a map of a very particular artistic sensibility and a guide for anyone who has chosen an artist's life"--
  • 100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Scenic Trails

    By Kate Siber

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781426220951
    • Publisher: National Geographic
    • Published: February 2020
  • 100 Years of Cruelty: Essays on Artaud (Outline Studies in Biology)

    By Edward Scheer

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781864872910
    • Publisher: Power Publications
    • Published: November 2000
    Covering a wide variety of topics, this study gathers investigations of Artaud by leading contemporary scholars.
  • 120 Studies for Right Hand Development (Classical Guitar Study Series)

    By Mauro Giuliani

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780898981902
    • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
    • Published: March 1983
    These studies constitute an irreplaceable part of the standard study material for classical guitar. They are designed to aid in maximum development of right-hand technique.
  • 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

    By Jane Smiley

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033188
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: September 2006
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author celebrates the art of fiction and the pleasures of reading as she looks at one hundred very different examples of the novel, ranging from the classics to little-known gems and from the Tale of Genji to Zadie Smith's White Teeth, discussing the evolution of the novel, the practice of novel-writing, and the publication process. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • 1601, and Is Shakespeare Dead? (The Oxford Mark Twain)

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195101607
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: December 1996
    In paying homage to the Ur-bard, Twain comes to terms with his conflicting responses as mentor and muse as well as expressing his real concern with his own 'place in literary history.' Addenda.