How to Be Alone: Essays

How to Be Alone: Essays

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Book Author : Jonathan Franzen
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Total Pages : 500

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From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a collection of essays that reveal Jonathan Franzen to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.While the essays in this collection range in subject matter from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each one wrestles with the essential themes of Franzens wr

Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays

Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays

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ISBN Code : 9780385414791
Book Author : Chinua Achebe
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Total Pages : 471

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One of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary literature, Chinua Achebe here considers the place of literature and art in our society in a collection of essays spanning his best writing and lectures from the last twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming Eurocentrism goes hand in hand with eradicating the destructive effects of racism and injustice in We

Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow: Essays

Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow: Essays

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ISBN Code : 9781566893374
Book Author : Andy Sturdevant
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Total Pages : 555

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Keepsake, guidebook, and wunderkammer of enthusiasms, Andy Sturdevants essays offer a new way of thinking about urban spaces and the contemporary Midwest. Craigslist ads, homemade signs at Target Field, and alleyways all open up with possibilities for measuring cultural time and the resonance, not provincialism, of spaces closely observed. Published to coincide with Sturd

Laughter

Laughter

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ISBN Code : 9780982530931
Book Author : Henri Bergson
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Total Pages : 530

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----Henri Bergson is the author of numerous works including Matter and Memory, Creative Evolution and Time and Free Will. His work has been influential for many thinkers such as Walter Benjamin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Gilles Deleuze. ----Drew Burk is a graduate and technical director at the European Graduate School. He is the translator of such philosophers as Jean Baud

The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel

The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel

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ISBN Code : 9780312424602
Book Author : James Wood
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Total Pages : 255

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James Wood has been called our best young critic. This is not true. He is our best critic; he thinks with a sublime ferocity.--Cynthia OzickFollowing the collection The Broken Estate--which established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation--The Irresponsible Self confirms Woods preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of contem

How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone

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ISBN Code : 9780007153589
Book Author : Jonathan Franzen
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Total Pages : 536

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For Selected Essays from: How to be Alone ISBN 0007153589 click here.Passionate, independent-minded nonfiction from the international bestselling author of THE CORRECTIONS. Jonathan Franzens THE CORRECTIONS was the best-loved and most written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as The Harpers Essay, Franzens controversi

Selected Essays

Selected Essays

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ISBN Code : 9780140390131
Book Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Total Pages : 441

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Ralph Waldo Emerson believed that an appreciation of its vast natural resources would become the foundation of American culture. His assertion that human thought and actions proceed from nature, was a radical departure from the traditional European emphasis on domesticating nature to suit human needs. His philosophy is rich in common natural scenes of daily life, and expre

El lector comun

El lector comun

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ISBN Code : 9788499088945
Book Author : Virginia Woolf
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Total Pages : 520

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La presente seleccion supone un recorrido cabal por las lecturas que formaron a la gran escritora britanica. Defoe, Jane Austen, las Bronte, George Eliot, Conrad, Sterne o Thomas Hardy son algunos de los autores que desfilan ante la mirada de Woolf, siempre atenta al detalle revelador, duena de una incomparable habilidad para hablar al comun de los mortales de cuestiones a

Essays of Three Decades

Essays of Three Decades

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ISBN Code : 9780394423661
Book Author : Thomas Mann
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Total Pages : 449

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Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations

Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations

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ISBN Code : 9780393050455
Book Author : Adrienne Rich
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Total Pages : 414

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I am a poet who knows the social power of poetry, a United States citizen who knows herself irrevocably tangled in her societys hopes, arrogance, and despair, Adrienne Rich writes.The essays in Arts of the Possible search for possibilities beyond a compromised, degraded system, seeking to imagine something else. They call on the fluidity of the imagination, from poetic

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