essays-anthologies books
  • Essays & Anthologies books
  • City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World
    Views : 74
    Pages : 304

    by: Catie Marron

    Publisher: pHarper

    Book Description

    Literary disquisitions on a fundamental feature of urban life: the public square.

    Red Square, Tiananmen Square, Tahrir Square: these are the places around which history has been made. However, writes Michael Kimmelman in this comp ... more

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    2016-04-12

    ISBN-10: 0062380206

    ISBN-13: 9780062380203

    Language: English

  • Lives of the Poets (with Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Rock & Roll
    Views : 76
    Pages : 224

    by: Ray Robertson

    Publisher: pBiblioasis

    Book Description

    A Canadian novelist illuminates the lives and careers of musicians he loves in a dozen critical essays.

    Though Robertson (I Was There the Night He Died, 2014, etc.) may not be as well-known to American music fans as m ... more

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    2016-04-12

    ISBN-10: 1771960728

    ISBN-13: 9781771960724

    Language: English

  • Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (A StoryCorps Book)
    Views : 301
    Pages : 288

    by: Dave Isay

    Publisher: pPenguin Press

    Book Description

    A distinguished public radio producer’s collection of conversations with Americans who “found…their way to doing exactly what they were meant to do with their lives.”

    StoryCorps founder Isay (Ties that Bind: Stories of L ... more

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    2016-04-19

    ISBN-10: 1594205183

    ISBN-13: 9781594205187

    Language: English

  • Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School)
    Views : 382
    Pages : 272

    by: Sara Benincasa

    Publisher: pWilliam Morrow Paperbacks

    Book Description

    Raw and ribald advice for growing up.

    Curiously, Benincasa’s (Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom, 2012, etc.) 52-essay sampler of empirically based life lessons begins with a disclaimer touting her unworthiness as an adv ... more

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    2016-04-26

    ISBN-10: 0062369814

    ISBN-13: 9780062369819

    Language: English

  • Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
    Views : 321
    Pages : 160

    by: Michael Kinsley

    Publisher: pTim Duggan Books

    Book Description

    A short book about aging and baby boomers that mixes memoir and self-help.

    One of the highest-profile journalists in America before he made his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease public, Vanity Fair columnist Kinsl ... more

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    2016-04-26

    ISBN-10: 1101903767

    ISBN-13: 9781101903766

    Language: English

  • How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language
    Views : 243
    Pages : 144

    by: Simon Horobin

    Publisher: pOxford University Press

    Book Description

    A linguistics scholar glances at the history of the English language and takes on some contentious contemporary issues—from “fewer” and “less” to the relationship between language and social status.

    Horobin (English Lang ... more

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    2016-05-01

    ISBN-10: 0198754272

    ISBN-13: 9780198754275

    Language: English

  • On Friendship
    Views : 20
    Pages : 304

    by: Alexander Nehamas

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    This conceptual exploration of friendship sees both the good and the bad.

    Nehamas (Humanities/Princeton Univ.; Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art, 2007, etc.) explains that his study had its genesi ... more

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    2016-05-03

    ISBN-10: 0465082920

    ISBN-13: 9780465082926

    Language: English