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Essays on the self
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Questions of identity and individual experience are addressed by Virgina Woolf in this superb collectionThe Notting Hill Editions Classic Collection ...
Dear Ijeawele
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From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to...

In praise of shadows
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This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and...
The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house
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From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet', these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with ...

We should all be feminists
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A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.'I would like to ask that w...
Everywhere I look
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Helen Garner is one of Australia's greatest writers. Her short non-fiction has enormous range. Spanning 15 years of work, Everywhere I Look is a book ...

The good immigrant
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How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most...
The Communist Manifesto
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY YANIS VAROUFAKIS The Communist Manifesto was first published in London in 1848, by two young men in their late twenties. It...

Ongoingness
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In Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso continues to define the contours of the contemporary essay. In it, she confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept fo...
Walking in Berlin
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Take a walk around 1920s Berlin with one of its greatest luminaries. In this timeless guide, originally published in Germany in 1929, Franz Hessel in...

Feel free
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDAS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKThe one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling au...
One way and another
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A selection of the most popular and relevant essays from Adam Phillips, the man New Yorker called 'Britain's foremost psychoanalytic writer''Phillips'...

Theft by finding Volume one
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his...
Notes on 'camp'
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'The ultimate Camp statement: it's good because it's awful.'These two classic essays were the first works of criticism to break down the boundaries be...

Things that bother me
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An original collection of lauded philosopher Galen Strawson's writings on the self and consciousness, naturalism and pan-psychism.Galen Strawson might...
The Nobel lecture
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On October 13, 2016, it was announced that Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music...

Flâneuse
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*Shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay*Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 by the Financial Times, Guardian, N...
The little virtues
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Ginzburg is regarded as one of the finest and most important Italian writers of the twentieth century and this collection will introduce her remarkable writing to a new generation of readers. This is feminist, personal writing at its very best, which sings with wonder and grace.

Life, love and The Archers
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Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets, with her sharp eye for human foibles and wry sense of humour. For the first time, Life,...
Dreams must explain themselves and other essays 1972-2004
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Ursula K. Le Guin has won or been nominated for over 200 awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and SFWA Grand Master Award...

The examined life
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER This book is about learning to live. Echoing Socrates' statement that the unexamined life not worth living, psychoanalyst S...
Me talk pretty one day
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A hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,' New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris (Adam K...

So many islands
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'So Many Islands' brings together stories from the distant shores of the island communities in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. Giving voice to their challenges and triumphs, these writers paint a vibrant portrait of what it is like to live, love and loose the things most precious to them on the small islands they call home.
Man alone with himself
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Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy. Here he sets out his subversive views in a series of aphorisms o...

The rings of Saturn
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The Rings of Saturn begins as the record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia. From Lowestoft to Bungay, Sebald's own story becomes the co...
Bluets
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A Guardian Book of the YearMaggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers...

Understanding a photograph
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and p...
The living mountain
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AS SEEN ON BBC'S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' GuardianIn this...

A woman looking at men looking at women
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A trail-blazing and inspiring collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience and psychology featuring The Delusions of Certainty, winner of the E...
Politics and the English language
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'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aes...

The adversary
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Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in The TimesTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KI...
Liberty
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Why should one half be free to live, while the other is doomed to watch silently from the sidelines? In this visionary collection, Virginia Woolf lead...

The cost of living
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The audacious and elegiac second installment in her 'living autobiography' on writing and womanhood, from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted autho...
The world of sex
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In The World of Sex, Henry Miller, one of the most scandalous writers of the 20th century explains his literary project Henry Miller's bold, explicit ...

Mythologies
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'Barthes' purpose is to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals and symbols of the language of mass culture' The TimesIn this magnificent and...
Create dangerously
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'To create today is to create dangerously'Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those ...

Metamorphoses
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Ovid's deliciously clever and exuberant epic, Metamorphoses is a verse translation from the Latin by David Raeburn with an introduction by Denis Feene...
The best of A. A. Gill
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For over twenty years, people turned to A. A. Gill's columns every Sunday - for his fearlessness, his perception, and the laughter-and-tear-provoking ...

Italian ways
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'All Italy is here' Sunday TimesFrom the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with VeronaLonglisted for the Dol...
Campo Santo
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Campo Santo is a collection of essays by W. G. SebaldWhen W.G. Sebald died tragically in 2001 a unique voice was silenced. Campo Santo is a collection...

Plato
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Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars--many commissioned especially for this volume--are presented here in the first single editio...
See what can be done
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When in 1999 I began writing for The New York Review of Books ... my stance became that of the ingenuous Martian who had just landed on a gorgeous ali...

Metamorphosis
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The world is in transition. We are in transition. Change - and the desire for change - is everywhere you look. Yet we scarcely understand change, let ...
The displaced
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their ex...

Dark days
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'So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded'Drawing on Baldwin's own experiences of preju...
Known and strange things
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Shortlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssayA blazingly intelligent first collectio...

Making it up as I go along
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Laugh your socks off with this hilarious collection of tales, observations and flights of fancy from the funniest woman in print, bestselling author M...
True stories
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Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about se...

South and west
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From one of the most important chroniclers of our time, come two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks-writings that offer an illumin...
The fight
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From one of the major innovators of New Journalism, Norman Mailer's The Fight is the real-life story of a clash between two of the world's greatest bo...