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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 ...
Elisabeth's lists
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Many years after the death of her grandmother, Lulah Ellender inherited a curious object - a book of handwritten lists. On the face of it, Elisabeth's...

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...
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...
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 man who mistook his wife for a hat
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'Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousn...
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...

The Communist Manifesto
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The Communist Manifesto is a timeless classic providing intelligent insight into socialism, communism and today's group identity politics.WITH A NEW I...
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...

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...
Ethics
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Translated by W.H.White and A.K.Stirling. With an Introduction by Don Garrett. Benedict de Spinoza lived a life of blameless simplicity as a lens-grin...

Against everything
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Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously - in short, to stay honest in dishonest times.
Time lived, without its flow
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'I work to earth my heart.'Time Lived, Without Its Flow is an astonishing, unflinching essay on the nature of grief from critically acclaimed poet Den...

The social contract, or, Principles of political right
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With an Introduction by Derek Matravers. In The Social Contract Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political so...
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...
Poetry notebook, 2006-2014
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Clive James is one of our finest critics and best-loved cultural voices. He is also a prize-winning poet. Since he was first enthralled by the mysteri...

Postcolonial Borges
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Postcolonial Borges is the first systematic account of geo-political and postcolonial themes in a range of writings by Borges, from the poetry and ess...
The gifts of reading
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From the bestselling author of UNDERLAND, THE OLD WAYS and THE LOST WORDS - an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a bookEvery ...