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  • Roberto Calasso

    The Unnamable Present

    $23.00

    Tourists, terrorists, secularists, hackers, fundamentalists, transhumanists, algorithmicians: in this book Roberto Calasso considers the tribes that inhabit and inform the world today. A world that feels more elusive than ever before. This book, the ninth part of a work in progress, is a meditation on the obscure and ubiquitous process of transformation happening in societies today, where distant echoes of Auden's The Age of Anxiety give way to something altogether more unsettling.Paperback: ...

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  • John Yau

    The Wild Children Of William Blake

    $35.00

    In the nearly fifty essays collected in The Wild Children of William Blake, John Yau explores the careers of a wide range of poets and artists who are, like the nineteenth century poet, dissenters from consensus Wallace Berman, Alfred Starr Hamilton, Jay DeFeo, Hilma af Klint, Katherine Bradford, Barbara Takenaga, Forrest Bess, Emmet Gowin, Sophia Al-Maria, and Simon Gouverneur, to name but a few. Yau locates and defines a shared sensibility among his subjects whose work is often set at an ob...

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  • Carlo Rovelli

    There Are Places In The World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

    $42.00

    In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, Carlo Rovelli follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, history, philosophy and politics. Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces range widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov's butterflies to Dante's cosmology, from travels in Africa to the consciousness of an octopus, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning ...

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    Deborah Levy

    Things I Don't Want To Know

    $19.00

    Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood. Taking George Orwell's famous essay, 'Why I Write', as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers her own indispensable reflections of the writing life. With wit, clarity and calm brilliance, she considers how the writer must stake claim to that contested territory as a young woman and shape it to her need. Things I Don't Want to Know is a work of dazzling insight and...

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  • Vladimir Nabokov

    Think, Write, Speak

    $27.00

    Edited by Brian Boyd and Anastasia Tolstoy The last major collection of Nabokov's published material, Think, Write, Speak brings together a treasure trove of previously uncollected texts from across the author's extraordinary career. Each phase of his wandering life is included, from a precocious essay written while still at Cambridge in 1921, through his fame in the aftermath of the publication of Lolita to the final, fascinating interviews given shortly before his death in 1977. Introduced ...

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  • Hannah Arendt

    Thinking Without A Banister

    $37.00

    Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers—Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger—throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rath...

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    Georges Perec

    Thoughts Of Sorts

    $30.00

    Translated by David Bellos Georges Perec was a leading exponent of French literary experimentalism who found humour – and pathos – in the human need for classification. Thoughts of Sorts is a unique collection of philosophical riffs on his obsession with lists, puzzles, catalogues, and taxonomies. Previously unpublished in the UK, it is here introduced by Margaret Drabble. Hardback: 216 PagesProduct Dimensions: 120 x 190 mmISBN: 9781907903007 Published by Notting Hill Editions

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  • Jia Tolentino

    Trick Mirror

    $22.00

    Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that su...

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    Susan Sontag

    Under The Sign Of Saturn

    $29.50

    Susan Sontag's third essay collection brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980. In these provocative and hugely influential works she explores some of the most controversial artists and thinkers of our time, including her now-famous polemic against Hitler's favourite film-maker, Leni Riefenstahl, and the cult of fascist art, as well as a dazzling analysis of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's Hitler, a Film from Germany. There are also highly personal and powerful exploratio...

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    Daniel Mendelsohn

    Waiting For The Barbarians

    $30.00

    Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our time” (Poets & Writers). In Waiting for the Barbarians, he brings together twenty-four of his recent essays—each one glinting with “verve and sparkle,” “acumen and passion”—on a wide range of subjects, from Avatar to the poems of Arthur Rimbaud, from our inexhaustible fascinatio...

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    Rebecca Solnit

    Wanderlust

    $25.00

    What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philos...

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  • Samantha Irby

    We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

    $21.00

    In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes to awkward sexual encounters to the world's first completely honest job application, and more, sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is permanently pear-shaped.Paperback: 288 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780571349814Published by Faber & Faber

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  • Gila Lustiger

    We Are Not Afraid

    $30.00

    Translated by Jane Purrier Written in the wake of the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015, Gila Lustiger examines the deep-rooted motives behind the attacks, the rise of antisemitism in the banlieues, and the profound flaws at the heart of the French governing system. She argues that the question of how to deal with terrorism has become a question for the whole of civil society. Devastated by the series of terrorist attacks that killed 130 people – the deadliest attacks on France since World W...

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    Amelia Abraham

    We Can Do Better Than This

    $32.00

    We talk about achieving 'LGBTQ+ equality', but around the world, LGBTQ+ people are still suffering discrimination and extreme violence. How do we solve this urgent problem, allowing queer people everywhere the opportunity to thrive? In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices explore this question. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they map new global frontiers in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Pabllo Vittar...

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    Jeff Chang

    We Gon' Be Alright

    $26.00

    In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang ex...

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  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    We Should All Be Feminists

    $12.50

    'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently...' What does "feminism" mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired Tedx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the tw...

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  • Hanif Kureishi

    What Happened?

    $23.00

    Comic, dark and insightful, What Happened? is Hanif Kureishi's new collection of essays and fiction. No topic is too fringe or too mainstream for this insatiable-and much-loved-author. From social media to the ancient classics, from appraisals of David Bowie to Georges Simenon to Keith Jarrett, this is the latest literary 'event' in a unique body of work that displays Kureishi's characteristic boundless curiosity and wit. What Happened? is as much about the very fact of Kureishi's catholic ap...

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    The School of Life

    What Is Culture For?

    $25.00

    People who want to express admiration for culture often say it's valuable 'for its own sake'. The School of Life disagrees: culture is valuable because it is capable of addressing our needs for education, guidance, consolation, perspective, encouragement and correction. Although we pay reverence to culture, few have learnt how to use it systematically. Its value is in fact therapeutic. It can assist us to get better at managing the normal troubles of everyday life; like the tendency to get un...

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    The School of Life

    What Is Psychotherapy?

    $21.00

    Psychotherapy is one of the most valuable inventions of the last hundred years, with an exceptional power to raise our levels of emotional well-being, improve our relationships, redeem the atmosphere in our families and assist us in mining our professional potential. But it is also profoundly misunderstood and the subject of a host of unhelpful fantasies, hopes and suspicions. Its logic is rarely explained and its voice seldom heard with sufficient directness. This is a book that attempts to ...

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    John Berger

    What Time Is It?

    $30.00

    Illustrated by Selçuk Demirel Visionary thinker John Berger and Turkish artist Selçuk Demirel came together came together for the last time to create this precious little volume about time. What Time Is It? is a playful meditation on the illusory nature of time. Our perception of time assumes a uniform and ceaseless passing of hours, but Berger suggests that time is turbulent. It expands and contracts according to the intensity of the lived moment. In this beautiful essay in pictures, Berger ...

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  • Bret Easton Ellis

    White

    $20.00

    Bret Easton Ellis is most famous for his era-defining novel American Psycho and its terrifying anti-hero, Patrick Bateman. With that book, and many times since, Ellis proved himself to be one of the world's most fearless and clear-sighted observers of society - the glittering surface and the darkness beneath. In White, his first work of non-fiction, Ellis offers a wide-ranging exploration of what the hell is going on right now. He tells personal stories from his own life. He writes with razor...

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  • Linda Nochlin

    Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

    $19.00

    Linda Nochlin's seminal essay on women artists is widely acknowledged as the first real attempt at a feminist history of art. Nochlin refused to handle the question of why there had been no 'great women artists' on its own, corrupted, terms. Instead, she dismantled the very concept of 'greatness', unravelling the basic assumptions that had centred a male-coded 'genius' in the study of art. With unparalleled insight and startling wit, Nochlin laid bare the acceptance of a white male viewpoint ...

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  • George Orwell

    Why I Write

    $15.00

    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.Paperback: 128 PagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141019000Published by Penguin Books

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  • The School of Life

    Why We Hate Cheap Things

    $21.00

    We don't think we hate cheap things, of course, but we rather behave as if we do, in the sense that we rarely properly appreciate what is always around us and doesn't appear to cost very much, for example, the night sky, pencils, fried eggs, zips and the holding of hands. This volume explores the way we can easily grow disenchanted with our immediate circumstances and pine for what is exotic, costly and out of reach - and it gently returns us to ourselves, full of new found wonder and gratitu...

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  • Samantha Irby

    Wow, No Thank You

    $20.00

    Staring down the barrel of her fortieth year, Samantha Irby is confronting the ways her life has changed since the days she could work a full 11 hour shift on 4 hours of sleep, change her shoes and put mascara on in the back of a moving cab and go from drinks to dinner to the club without a second thought. Recently, things are more 'Girls Gone Mild.' In Wow, No Thank You Irby discusses the actual nightmare of living in a rural idyll, weighs in on body negativity (loving yourself is a full-tim...

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    Susan Greenfield

    You And Me

    $30.00

    Identity has never been so much in the spotlight – or rather its vulnerability and fragility in a digital culture that breaches the normal firewall of individuality and privacy. Whilst the neuroscience perspective presented here cannot come up with easy answers, it articulates meaningful questions and offers new insights. You and Me offers a fascinating look at the relationship between identity and neuroscience in the age of social media. Written in a smart, conversational style, You and Me w...

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