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A Place in the Country

Essays from the author of Austerlitz offer clues to the inner life of a beloved but often enigmatic writer.

 

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Drawn to Read

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Family memories, globetrotting mishaps and macabre encounters from a deadpan sensibility.

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How Literature Saved My Life

A candid critic's tribute to artifice-free art.

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Farther Away

The novelist's essays take on the dangers of a networked world -- and the grief and anger left behind after a friend's death.

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When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays

The author of Gilead and Home collects essays marked by the spirit of her Western upbringing.

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Earth Works: Selected Essays

A new collection highlights the Emersonian bent of a midwestern writer.

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Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts

Essays from the novelist that explore "consciousness of many extraordinary kinds."

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Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism

The author who believed that "the humanities and arts need repeated injections of amateurism" delivers another shot in the arm.

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Pulphead: Essays

A new collection of essays on subjects ranging from reality television to Christian rock.

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Driving Home: An American Journey

An Englishman transplanted to the American Northwest brings a unique perspective to familiar themes in this wide-reaching, satisfying collection of essays. 

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In Brief

Is Journalism Worth Dying For?

A posthumous collection of essays celebrates the crusading spirit of a Russian reporter and writer.

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Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

A collection of essays marked by the author's voracious intellectual appetite and improvisatory charm.

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Prejudices

The brawny eloquence and fistic wit of H. L. Mencken at his most intemperate.

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The Cross of Redemption

Previously uncollected writings by one of the most eloquent of all 20th-century American writers illuminate politics, sport, culture—and the author himself.

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Role Models

The filmmaker and provocateur transforms a lifetime of fascinations into a memorable and moving set of essays.

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