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Letters of T.S. Eliot: 1898-1922
Letters of T.S. Eliot
1898-1922
Paperback      ISBN: 0156508508
Assembled by Eliot's widow, letters from his childhood days in Missouri through the early years of his marriage and move to England include those penned by Eliot, as well as letters written to him by family, friends, and contemporaries
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.
Essays: First and Second Series
Essays
First and Second Series
Paperback      ISBN: 0679726128
A collection of 20 essays by Emerson including Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Experience, and Nature
Crofter and the Laird
Crofter and the Laird
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514658
When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors—Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland—a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken residence on the island for two or three hundred years; the rest, including the English laird who owned Colonsay, were “incomers.” Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay mainly in the summer, and accepted with nonchalance the fact that he was the least popular man on the island he owned. While comparing crofter and laird, McPhee gives readers a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, and the people of this fragment of the Hebrides. When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors—Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland—a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken residence on the island for two or three hundred years; the rest, including the English laird who owned Colonsay, were “incomers.” Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay mainly in the summer, and accepted with nonchalance the fact that he was the least popular man on the island he owned. While comparing crofter and laird, McPhee gives readers a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, and the people of this fragment of the Hebrides.
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0679733736
Essays deal with nihilism and the problem of suicide
Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings
Passions of the Mind
Selected Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0679736786
From the best-selling author of Possession.
A Little Book on the Human Shadow
A Little Book on the Human Shadow
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548476
Essays discuss the human subconscious (the shadow to our mind), suppression, aggression, the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and writers' use of the subconscious
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.
One Life at a Time, Please
One Life at a Time, Please
Paperback      ISBN: 0805006036
Essays discuss cowboys, urban growth, the preservation of the wilderness, hunting, illegal immigrants, wild horses, travel, parklands, and the responsibilities of the writer
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