Literary Criticism

The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a...

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White

White

Own it, snowflakes: you've lost everything you claim to hold dear.White is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from Less Than Zero to American...

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Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

New York Times Best SellerFrom the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are...

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The Source of Self-Regard

The Source of Self-Regard

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four...

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An Odyssey

An Odyssey

New York Times/PBS NewsHour Book Club PickFrom award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's...

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The Rebel

The Rebel

By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential...

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M Train

M Train

National Bestseller Featuring a new postscript including five new photos from Patti SmithFrom the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable...

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Blue Nights

Blue Nights

A New York Times Notable Book and National BestsellerFrom one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.Richly textured with memories from her own childhood...

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What If This Were Enough?

What If This Were Enough?

*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018**A Bustle Best Nonfiction Book of 2018**One of Chicago Tribune's Favorite Books by Women in 2018**A Self Best Book...

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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

Read the works discussed in the Netflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.Includes seven books in one volume: the full texts of Slouching Towards Bethlehem; The White Album; Salvador; Miami; After Henry; Political Fictions; and Where...

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Meaty

Meaty

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page in her uproarious first collection...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on...

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The Banished Immortal

The Banished Immortal

From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li PoIn his own time...

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The Art of the Personal Essay

The Art of the Personal Essay

For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached...

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The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays

The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays

One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such...

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Goethe's Faust

Goethe's Faust

The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation...

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Against Everything

Against Everything

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardThe essays in Against Everything are learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious,...

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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And in these...

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Black Is the Body

Black Is the Body

An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities...

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The Complete Works

The Complete Works

Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533—92) was the first to use the term “essay” to refer to the form...

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The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

Since its first publication in 1965, this edition  has been widely hailed as the best available text  of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if  includes...

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The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book Club

“What are you reading?” That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center....

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Up in the Old Hotel

Up in the Old Hotel

Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another...

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Daemon Voices

Daemon Voices

From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision,...

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