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The first fully annotated, contextualised, and textually authoritative edition of Swift's Irish prose writings from 1726 to 1738.
A light-hearted look at life from sixty-something: an age when your prejudices are fully honed, you have accepted that much of modern life leaves you completely bewildered but when all else fails you still have your sense of humour. A series of monologues about a fictional family and friends,...
By Martin Amis
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.
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.
By Chris Kraus
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....
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...