Letters and Essays
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Paperback ISBN: 0679768203
In ten interconnected essays, the author of Art & Lies explores the active role of art in the modern world, offering writings on painting, modernism, autobiography, style, the future of fiction, Virginia Woolf, and her own relationship to her work. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 014017897x
Reflections by the creator of the essay form display the humane, skeptical, humorous, and honest views of Montaigne, revealing his thoughts on sexuality, religion, cannibals, intellectuals, and other unexpected themes. Included are such celebrated works as "On Solitude," "To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die," and "On Experience."
Letters from London
Paperback ISBN: 0679761616
In a sardonic collection of pieces originally published in The New Yorker, the author of Flaubert's Parrot dissects the obsessions of contemporary London, from royal escapades to the demise of Lloyd's. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Autobiography of William Carlos Williams
Paperback ISBN: 0811202267
William Carlos Williams’s medical practice and his literary career formed an undivided life. For forty years he was a busy doctor in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey, and yet he was able to write more than thirty books. One of the finest chapters in the Autobiography tells how each of his two roles stimulated and supported the other.
The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Paperback ISBN: 038542339x
Bringing together many great reflections on the human condition and the peculiarities of daily life, a unique collection of more than seventy-five essays ranges from classical predecessors of the genre up to today's finest writers. Reprint.