essays-anthologies books
  • Essays & Anthologies books
  • The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
    Views : 339
    Pages : 152

    by: Richard Howard Roland Barthes

    Publisher: pUniversity of California Press

    Book Description

    Another crop of "mythologies"--structuralist patterns inside daffy life--from Barthes, pieces that are as close as he ever comes to occasional writing. He considers the Eiffel Tower and finds it "an object which one sees, a glance which is seen; it i ... more

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    1997-03-04

    ISBN-10: 0520209826

    ISBN-13: 9780520209824

    Language: English

  • Pieces and Pontifications
    Views : 268
    Pages : 192

    by: Norman Mailer

    Publisher: pLittle Brown

    Book Description

    Minor Mailer--at great length. The "Pontifications" are assorted interviews-with-Mailer over the decades, with reckless, occasionally amusing or shrewd comments on: masturbation; writing style; The Deer Park; Katharine Anne Porter (who "used to be re ... more

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    0000-00-00

    ISBN-10: 0316544183

    ISBN-13: 9780316544184

    Language: English

  • Opus 300
    Views : 448
    Pages : 377

    by: Isaac Asimov

    Publisher: pHoughton Mifflin (T)

    Book Description

    As promised, Asimov's 300th book comes out just before his 65th birthday, in January. Like Opus 1O0 (1969) and Opus 200 (1979), this too is a collection: selected pieces from the preceding 99 works. Asimov coyly admits to some number-fudging: the cou ... more

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    0000-00-00

    ISBN-10: 0395361087

    ISBN-13: 9780395361085

    Language: English

  • Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991
    Views : 395
    Pages : 439

    by: Salman Rushdie

    Publisher: pPenguin Books

    Book Description

    Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. Would this collection exist had The Satanic Verses not made the Ayatollah Khomeini's hit parade? Yes. Rushdie has the extra edge of an i ... more

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    1992-05-01

    ISBN-10: 0140140360

    ISBN-13: 9780140140361

    Language: English

  • The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People
    Views : 291
    Pages : 304

    by: Bethanne Patrick

    Publisher: pRegan Arts.

    Book Description

    A book about books and why people read them.

    In her introduction to this impressive collection, Literary Hub contributing editor Patrick (An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World, 2011, ... more

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    2016-03-29

    ISBN-10: 1941393659

    ISBN-13: 9781941393659

    Language: English

  • Wind Sprints: Shorter Essays
    Views : 279
    Pages : 608

    by: Joseph Epstein

    Publisher: pAxios Press

    Book Description

    A master of the essay form returns with a collection of brief pieces spanning nearly 20 years, 1996 to 2015.

    Most of the offerings are indeed quite short, a few pages at most. Former American Scholar editor Epstein (A L ... more

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    2016-04-07

    ISBN-10: 1604191007

    ISBN-13: 9781604191004

    Language: English

  • Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It
    Views : 329
    Pages : 288

    by: Bob Boilen

    Publisher: pWilliam Morrow

    Book Description

    Interviews with nearly three dozen musicians about the life-altering songs that inspired their musical careers.

    Since 2000, Boilen, creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, has featured new and established singers ... more

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    2016-04-12

    ISBN-10: 0062344447

    ISBN-13: 9780062344441

    Language: English