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Reveries of the Solitary Walker
Reveries of the Solitary Walker
Paperback      ISBN: 0140443630
Rousseau describes his thoughts as he walked around Paris, trying to understand himself, remembering and rejustifying the actions of his past, and attempting to outline the components of happiness
Home Economics: Fourteen Essays
Home Economics
Fourteen Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0865472750
Essays examine subjects such as family farms, modern universities, national defense policy, and the relationship between humanity and nature
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Paperback      ISBN: 0374520089
Eight essays discuss wild bears, a Maine game warden, family practice physicians, energy conservation, and political campaigning
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Art Objects
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.
Essays
Essays
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
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
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.
Jefferson Writings: Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public and Private Papers Addresses Letters
Jefferson Writings
Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public and Private Papers Addresses Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 094045016x
Gathers Jefferson's letters to politicians, scientists, and family members, public speeches, travel essays, and political writings
Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Introduction by Irwin Edman First and Second Series Complete in One Volume
Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
With Introduction by Irwin Edman First and Second Series Complete in One Volume
Paperback      ISBN: 0060909064
A collection of essays by Emerson including Self-reliance, The over-soul, Experience, and Nature
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
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.