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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 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
Basin and Range
Basin and Range
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516901
McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
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
Essays in Persuasion
Essays in Persuasion
Paperback      ISBN: 0393001903
In the light of subsequent history, Essays in Persuasion is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy. In articles on the Versailles Treaty. John Maynard Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes's essays on inflation and deflation, the reader can find ideas that were to become the foundations of his most renowned treatise, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936). With startling accuracy Keynes forecast the economic fluctuations that were to beset the economies of Europe and the United States and even proposed measures which, if heeded at the time, might have warded off an era of world-wide depression. His views on Soviet Russia, on the decline of laissez-faire, and the possibilities of economic growth are as relevant today as when Keynes originally set them forth.
The Essays of Virginia Woolf, 1904-1912
The Essays of Virginia Woolf, 1904-1912
Paperback      ISBN: 0156290545
Collects articles and book reviews by the English novelist
The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber
The Size of Thoughts
Essays and Other Lumber
Paperback      ISBN: 0679776249
In a collection of essays and articles, the author of The Fermata and Vox covers topics ranging from the destruction of library card catalogs and model airplanes to clip art, metaphors, and the art of reading aloud. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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.
Going to the Territory
Going to the Territory
Paperback      ISBN: 0679760016
Presents a selection of the distinguished writer's essays, lectures, personal reminiscences, and interviews drawn from over two decades of his work
Memoirs and Selected Letters: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters, 1839-1865
Memoirs and Selected Letters
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Selected Letters, 1839-1865
Hardcover      ISBN: 0940450585
Letters from Grant to his wife, fellow officers, and government officials accompany his account of his life as a soldier, from West Point to the end of the Civil War