A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity, for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the Int... read more

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
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 Essays and Letters

From the writer of the classic Letters to a Young Poet, reflections on grief and loss, collected and published here in one volume for the first time.
 
"A great poet's reflections on our greatest mystery."--Billy Co... read more

The Dark Interval - Letters on Loss, Grief, and Transformation
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In a timely and incisive follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, the gender b... read more

The Mother of All Questions - Further Feminisms
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 Essays and Letters

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Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing. As Dr Sacks looked back over his long, adventur... read more

Gratitude
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Leigh Sales: "An incredible insight into the thinking and writing processes of one of the greatest writers in Australian history." Helen Garner has kept a diary for almost all her life. But until now, those exercise books filled with her thoughts, observ... read more

Yellow Notebook: Diaries, 1978-1986 (HB)
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Lydia Davis's writing is a masterclass in control- wry, lucid, penetrating, every word placed deliberately. Here she presents a dazzling collection of literary essays, each one as beautifully formed, thought-provoking, playful and illuminating as her critically acclaimed short fictio... read more

Essays
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Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over... read more

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
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'A dazzling intellectual performance' VogueAgainst Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was among the first critics to write about the intersection betw... read more

Against Interpretation and Other Essays
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Janet Malcolm, writes David Lehman in the Boston Globe, 'is among the most intellectually provocative of authors, able to turn epiphanies of perception into explosions of insight.' In Forty-One False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction brin... read more

Forty-one False Starts
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The definitive collection of literary essays byThe New Yorker's award-winning longtime book critic Ever since the publication of his first essay collection,The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading literary criti... read more

Serious Noticing - Selected Essays, 1999-2019
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 Essays and Letters

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Janet Malcolm's previous collection, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, was 'unmistakably the work of a master' (New York Times Book Review).
Like Forty-One False Starts, Nobody's Looking at You brings together previously uncompiled p... read more

Nobody's Looking at You - Essays
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 Essays and Letters

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What does it feel like to be passionate about your daily work? How do people find their way into fascinating, unusually fulfilling careers, even against the odds? Space lawyers and bibliotherapists; euthanasia activists and women's rugby champions; shark experts an... read more

Inner Worlds Outer Spaces
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