A Literary Education and Other Essays

A Literary Education and Other Essays

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ISBN Code : 9781604190786
Book Author : Joseph Epstein
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Total Pages : 446

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Who invented the personal essay? That is hard to say. The ancient Roman philosopher and cynical power broker, Seneca? The 16th century French philosopher Montaigne certainly brought it to a peak of perfection. There were many 19th century masters, not so many after that. Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? That requires no debate at all. It is unquestio

Sex punkter infor nasta artusende

Sex punkter infor nasta artusende

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Book Author : Italo Calvino
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Total Pages : 422

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Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death. Here is his legacy to us: the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.What should be cherished in literature? Calvino devotes one lecture, or memo to the reader, to each of five indispensable qualitie

Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia

Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean:  Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia

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Book Author : Adrian Blevins
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Total Pages : 409

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In Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean, Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray collect essays from today�s finest established and emerging writers with roots in Appalachia. Together, these essays take the theme of silencing in Appalachian culture, whether the details of that theme revolve around faith, class, work, or family legacies.In essays that take wide-ranging forms�maki

The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading

The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading

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ISBN Code : 9780805072150
Book Author : Francis Spufford
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Total Pages : 260

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A wise and tender tribute to childhood reading and the power of fictionIn this extended love letter to childrens books and the wonders they perform, Francis Spufford makes a confession: books were his mother, his father, his school. Reading made him who he is.To understand the thrall of fiction, Spufford goes back to his earliest encounters with books, exploring such be

Feasting the Heart: Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

Feasting the Heart: Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

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ISBN Code : 9780743203692
Book Author : Reynolds Price
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Total Pages : 528

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In the fall of 1993, Alice Winkler of National Public Radios Morning Edition asked Reynolds Price to write a short story for a Christmas morning broadcast. This assignment would result in NPRs inviting Price to join its varied group of commentators on All Things Considered. The laws of radio require a concision that has become a welcome new discipline for Price; and

The Best American Essays 1997(Best American Essays)

The Best American Essays 1997(Best American Essays)

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ISBN Code : 9780395856956
Book Author : Ian Frazier
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Total Pages : 291

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As Booklist said, Once readers discover this superb series, they will look forward to each new volume because each is distinctive, reflecting, as it does, the taste and perspective of the editor. This year Ian Frazier provides an unusually humorous and unpredictable selection, with a strong emphasis on family. The essays - from tall tale to riveting memoir - feature some

Read Harder(Read Hard)

Read Harder(Read Hard)

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ISBN Code : 9781940450186
Book Author : Heidi Julavits
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Total Pages : 576

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This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believers decade-long (and counting) run. The Believer, the McSweeneys-published four-time nominee for the National Magazine Award, is beloved for tackling everything from pop culture to ancient literature with the same sagacity and wit, and this collection cements that reputation with pieces as wildly di

I Love You More Than You Know

I Love You More Than You Know

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ISBN Code : 9780802170170
Book Author : Jonathan Ames
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Total Pages : 269

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Jonathan Ames has drawn comparisons across the literary spectrum, from David Sedaris to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Woody Allen to P.G. Wodehouse, and his books, as well as his abilities as a performer, have made him a favorite on the Late Show with David Letterman. Whether hes chasing deranged cockroaches around his apartment, kissing a beautiful actress on the set of an avan

The Giveness of Things: Essays

The Giveness of Things: Essays

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Book Author : Marilynne Robinson
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Total Pages : 235

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A profound new essay collection from the beloved author of Gilead, Houskeeping, and LilaGrace, our redemption in this fallen world, the unexpected and unconditional forgiveness that God bestows on us and that we struggle to bestow on each other, is at the heart of Marilynne Robinson�s The Givenness of Things. Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit both in he

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