New Selected Essays

Author by : Tennessee Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Directions Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
Total Download : 741
File Size : 50,9 Mb
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Description : Includes such famous pieces as the debilitating effect that success had on Williams, essays on his plays, writings for his friends, and will provide readers intimate access to Williams as an artist, poet, playwright, and a human being.


New Selected Essays

Author by : Denise Levertov
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Directions Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 63
Total Download : 557
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Description : Denise Levertov fulfills the eternal mission of the true Poet: to be a receptacle of Divine Grace and a 'spendor of that Grace to humanity.' World Literature Today"


Some Of Us Did Not Die

Author by : June Jordan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Total Read : 90
Total Download : 241
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Description : "She remains a thinker and activist who 'insists upon complexity.' "Reamy Jansen, San Francisco Chronicle*Some of Us Did Not Die brings together a rich sampling of the late poet June Jordan's prose writings. The essays in this collection, which include her last writings and span the length of her extraordinary career, reveal Jordan as an incisive analyst of the personal and public costs of remaining committed to the ideal and practice of democracy. Willing to venture into the most painful contradictions of American culture and politics, Jordan comes back with lyrical honesty, wit, and wide-ranging intelligence in these accounts of her reckoning with life as a teacher, poet, activist, and citizen.


One Way And Another

Author by : Adam Phillips
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Total Read : 85
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Description : A selection of the most popular and relevant essays from Adam Phillips, the man New Yorker called 'Britain's foremost psychoanalytic writer' 'Phillips's prose is poetic in the best sense: it is muscular, resonant, and thrums with a dark music that is all its own' John Banville In the twenty essays gathered here, ranging across his entire oeuvre, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips offers a vivid introduction to his discipline as well as his own unique thinking. Investigating subjects as diverse as desire, family, happiness, tickling, forgetting and even boredom, Phillips proves himself to be not only one of our most engaging writers but also a fascinating and provocative guide to our obsessions as human beings.


A Desert Harvest

Author by : Bruce Berger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Total Read : 75
Total Download : 708
File Size : 48,7 Mb
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Description : A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s essays are beautiful, subtle, and haunting meditations on the landscape and culture of the American Southwest. Combining new, unpublished essays with selections from his acclaimed trilogy of “desert books”—The Telling Distance, There Was a River, and Almost an Island—A Desert Harvest is a career-spanning selection of the best work by this unique and undervalued voice. Wasteland architecture, mountaintop astronomy, Bach in the wilderness, the mind of the wood rat, the canals of Phoenix, and the numerous eccentric personalities who call the desert their home all come to life in these fascinating portraits of America’s seemingly desolate terrains.


A Northern Front

Author by : John Hildebrand
Languange : en
Publisher by : Minnesota Historical Society
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 76
Total Download : 763
File Size : 40,6 Mb
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Description : A Northern Front reflects the day-by-day disappearance of wild places and the ever-changing face of the American landscape.


The Exact Location Of The Soul

Author by : Richard Selzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 96
Total Download : 100
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Description : The author, a former surgeon and Yale School of Medicine professor, presents a brilliant collection of his classic essays, drawn from three decades of writing, that center around the thought-provoking questions of life and death. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.


House Of Pain

Author by : Laurence Gonzales
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Arkansas Press
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Total Read : 80
Total Download : 482
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Description : Laurence Gonzales began his successful publishing career in 1989 with the publication of The Still Point and later The Hero’s Apprentice (1994), both with the University of Arkansas Press. From these collections of essays he went on to write for renowned magazines in addition to publishing several books, including the best selling Deep Survival. His journalism garnered two National Magazine Awards, and his latest nonfiction book, Surviving Survival, was named by Kirkus as one of the best books of 2012. This new collection of essays shows us the sometimes hair-raising, sometimes heart-wrenching writing that Gonzales has become known for. This “compelling and trustworthy guide” (Booklist) takes us from a maximum-security prison to a cancer ward, from a mental institution to the World Trade Center. Among the essays included is “Marion Prison,” a National Magazine Award finalist, with its intimate view inside the most maximum security prison in America. “House of Pain” takes the reader into the life of a brain surgeon at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, a grim world that few ever see. “Rites of Spring,” another National Magazine Award finalist, follows Gonzales and his wife on their journey through cancer, not once, but twice. Other stories venture above the Arctic Circle, flying deep into the Alaskan wilderness among grizzly bears and trumpeter swans; explore aerobatics in high-performance aircraft; and eulogize Memphis and Miami as American cities that mourn their fates in uniquely different ways.


Where I Live

Author by : Tennessee Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Directions Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 401
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Description : Tennessee Williams' witty, engaging, and elegant essays are now available in a revised and much expanded edition.


The Eye Of The Mammoth

Author by : Stephen Harrigan
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Texas Press
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Total Read : 66
Total Download : 401
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Description : History—natural history, human history, and personal history—and place are the cornerstones of The Eye of the Mammoth. Stephen Harrigan's career has taken him from the Alaska Highway to the Chihuahuan Desert, from the casinos of Monaco to his ancestors' village in the Czech Republic. And now, in this new edition, he movingly recounts in "Off Course" a quest to learn all he can about his father, who died in a plane crash six months before he was born. Harrigan's deceptively straightforward voice belies an intense curiosity about things that, by his own admission, may be "unknowable." Certainly, we are limited in what we can know about the inner life of George Washington, the last days of Davy Crockett, the motives of a caged tiger, or a father we never met, but Harrigan's gift—a gift that has also made him an award-winning novelist—is to bring readers closer to such things, to make them less remote, just as a cave painting in the title essay eerily transmits the living stare of a long-extinct mammoth.