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Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life

As warm and stimulating as a library to which one returns again and again.�Chicago Tribune (Editors Choice)While books contain insights into our selves and the world, it takes a conversation�between the author and the reader, or between two readers�to bring them fully to life. Drawing on sources as diverse as Dr. Seuss and Simone Weil, P. G. Wodehouse and Isaiah Berlin,

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Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carre, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.

Category: Writing

For the Republic: Political Essays

Literary Nonfiction. Politcal Science. Whether or not there are public intellectuals practicing in the USA has been much debated. No one debates that George Scialabba is the most prominent because the most intelligent free-range intellectual in America. His reach is broad, his grasp is passionate and firm and his prose is clear as the bell he rings for democracy.

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Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

A moving collection of essays on aging and happinessDrawing on more than six decades worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old. Senior Moments is a series of discrete essays that, when taken together, constitute the life of a man who, despite Western cultural notions

Genre: Writing

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

The Cross of Redemption is a revelation by an American literary master: a gathering of essays, articles, polemics, reviews, and interviews that have never before appeared in book form.James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century, renowned for his fierce engagement with issues haunting our common history. In The Cross of

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An Alphabetical Life: Living It Up in the World of Books

Little did Wendy Werris imagine that when she began a temp job at a Hollywood bookstore in 1970 at age nineteen, she had embarked on a thirty-five year career that would stretch into a journey of self-discovery and literary enlightenment. In An Alphabetical Life, Werris reflects upon how she came to embrace the book culture as her singular way of being in the world. Her ca


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