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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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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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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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 Measure of Our Lives

The Measure of Our Lives

At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work. With a foreword by Zadie Smith."She was our conscience. Our seer....

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Black Is the Body

Black Is the Body

WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PROSENAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS In...

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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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The Scandal of the Century

The Scandal of the Century

“The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start . . . He’s among those rare great...

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Possessed by Memory

Possessed by Memory

In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors--...

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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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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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Books for Living

Books for Living

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.For...

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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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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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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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Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble

Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble

Two classic collections of Nora Ephron’s uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive...

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The Old Man and the Gun

The Old Man and the Gun

Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales."The...

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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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The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book Club

An Entertainment Weekly and BookPage Best Book of the YearDuring her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours...

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Think, Write, Speak

Think, Write, Speak

A rich compilation of the previously uncollected Russian and English prose and interviews of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, edited by Nabokov experts Brian Boyd and Anastasia Tolstoy"I...

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South and West

South and West

National Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Harper's BazaarJoan Didion has always kept notebooks—of overheard dialogue, interviews, drafts of essays, copies of articles....

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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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The Gift

The Gift

“A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it.” —Zadie Smith“The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. . . . A masterpiece.” —Margaret...

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