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Sister Age
Sister Age
Paperback      ISBN: 0394723856
Fifteen narratives by the acclaimed writer focus on the art and processes of aging and living and dying, the implacable strength of age, the passing of identity, and the importance of witnessing death
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Letters from an American Farmer ; And, Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140390065
A French soldier depicts farm life in the American colonies and many of their problems
Edgar Allan Poe Essays and Reviews: Theory of Poetry, Reviews of British and Continental Authors, Reviews of American Authors and American Literatur
Edgar Allan Poe Essays and Reviews
Theory of Poetry, Reviews of British and Continental Authors, Reviews of American Authors and American Literatur
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450194
Gathers Poe's essays on the theory of poetry, the art of fiction, the role of the critic, leading nineteenth-century writers, and the New York literary world
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
Essays and Arguments
Paperback      ISBN: 0316925284
Acclaimed as one of "Generation X"'s most talented writers, the author of Infinite Jest presents seven witty, compelling essays on subjects ranging from tennis to literary theory to forced fun aboard an ocean liner. Reprint. Tour. NYT.
Fame & Folly: Essays
Fame & Folly
Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0679767541
A collection of essays on notable writers and their work, including analyses of T.S. Eliot's fascination with fascism, Isaac Babel and the Red Cossacks, Henry James and modernism, and other studies of Anthony Trollope and Salman Rushdie
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679427430
A collection of inspirational messages presents the author's insights into such topics as friendship, grace, spirit, family, and healing
Anatomy of Restlessness: Selected Writings 1969-1989
Anatomy of Restlessness
Selected Writings 1969-1989
Paperback      ISBN: 0140256989
A collection of works by the acclaimed travel writer follows twenty years of his life and reinforces key themes of his work, including his passion for the exotic and his concept of history
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
The Art of Fiction
Notes on Craft for Young Writers
Paperback      ISBN: 0679734031
A guide to creative writing examines diverse facets of writing technique, and contains analyses of works by writers from Homer to Mark Twain
Modern American Memoirs
Modern American Memoirs
Paperback      ISBN: 0060927631
Combines excerpts from thirty-five twentieth-century memoirs, including the works of such notables as Russell Baker, James Baldwin, Margaret Mead, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Henry Adams
Piano Lessons: Music, Love, & True Adventures
Piano Lessons
Music, Love, & True Adventures
Paperback      ISBN: 0385318219
The author describes his midlife decision to learn to play the piano, a lifelong dream that made him reevaluate his life achievements and that was bolstered by his admiration for accomplished pianists