Literary essays

    True Stories

    By Francis Spufford

    Hardback £14.46

    An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability

    Rub of Time

    By Martin Amis

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    A Sunday Times / Times Literary Supplement Book of the YearOf all the great novelists writing today, none shows the same gift as Martin Amis for writing non-fiction - his essays, literary criticism and journalism are justly acclaimed.

    Known and Strange Things

    By Teju Cole

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    A collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. It comes with pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature. It covers subjects as diverse as Virginia Woolf, W G Sebald, Instagram, Barack Obama and Boko Haram.

    South and West

    By Joan Didion

    Hardback £8.46

    From one of the most important chroniclers of our time, come two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks-writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.

    Late Essays

    By J. M. Coetzee

    Hardback £13.25

    Late Essays gathers together Coetzee's literary essays since 2006. There are four fascinating essays on fellow Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett and he looks at the work of three Australian writers: Patrick White, Les Murray and Gerald Murnane.

    After Kathy Acker: A Biography

    By Chris Kraus

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    Kathy Acker: Rich girl, street punk, scholar, stripper, victim, media-whore ... and cultural icon. The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, many of them created by her. Twenty years after her untimely death aged just 50, Acker's legend has faded, but her writing has become clearer....

    Mother of All Questions

    By Rebecca Solnit

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    Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatize women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in...

    Literature and Sustainability

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    This edited collection brings together twelve essays by leading and upcoming scholars, the aim of which is to contribute critically to conceptions of sustainability from the standpoint of environmental literary scholarship. The book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students in ecocriticism and related fields. -- .

    New Wilderness Voices

    Paperback £15.72

    A literary celebration of the Northeast's wild places

    Proxies: A Memoir in Twenty-four Attempts

    By Brian Blanchfield

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    'A rich and compelling personal account.' Financial Times In this memoir in twenty-four essays, Blanchfield focuses on a startling miscellany of topics - Foot Washing, Dossiers, Br'er Rabbit, Housesitting, Man Roulette, the Locus Amoenus - that begin to unpack the essayist himself and his life's rotating concerns: sex and sexuality,...

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