Prose

    Great Speeches

    By Arcturus Publishing

    Hardback £10.25

    'Great Speeches' collects over 40 of the most powerful and stirring addresses delivered in the English language with illustrations accompanying each speech.

    Irish Political Writings after 1725: A Modest Proposal and Other Works

    By Jonathan Swift

    Hardback £59.52

    The first fully annotated, contextualised, and textually authoritative edition of Swift's Irish prose writings from 1726 to 1738.

    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

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    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

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    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

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    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....

    Autumn

    By Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Hardback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    Begins with a letter the author writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark.

    Mother of All Questions

    By Rebecca Solnit

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    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...

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