By E.B. White, Roger Angell
Perceptive, humorous, and mawkish, E.B. White's walk round long island continues to be the indispensable love letter to town, written by means of one in all America's preferable literary figures. The manhattan Times has named Here is New York one of many ten top books ever written in regards to the city, and The New Yorker calls it "the wittiest essay, and essentially the most perceptive, ever performed at the urban.
By C. D. Wright
C. D. Wright takes her name from a line of criminal protection, atypical to Texas courts, within which it's held that if a guy kills earlier than having had time “to cool” after receiving an harm or an insult he isn't in charge of murder.
Cooling Time is a brand new kind of booklet, an unruly vigil that's an interconnected memoir-poem-essay approximately modern American poetry. Ever curious about chances, Wright demonstrates that “the look for versions turns into a look for alternatives,” and thereby defines the phrases in which poets can chart their very own course.
These are a few of the issues i've got touched in my lifestyles which are forbidden: work at the back of velvet ropes, electrical fencing, a vault in an workplace, gun in a drawer, my brother’s folding funds, the poet’s anus, the black holes in his heart—where his lifestyles went out of him.
Tell me, what's the lengthy stretch of highway for if to not tackle the explanations why we're the following and why we do what we do, from why we aren't within the different lane doing what others do.
Poetry is like nutrition remarked one in every of my first lecturers, liberating me to dislike Rocky Mountain Oysters and Robert Lowell. The menu is enormous, the checklist of items I don’t wish in my mouth quite short.
C.D. Wright, writer of 9 books of poetry, teaches at Brown college. She lives in windfall, Rhode Island, with poet Forrest Gander.
By Cristovão Tezza
O que é poesia?
Sobre essa questão basic da teoria literária, o escritor Cristovão Tezza contrapõe o ponto de vista do pensador russo Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) ao pensamento, hoje clássico, dos formalistas russos.
Com uma linguagem cativante e didática, o ensaio faz uma síntese do pensamento de Bakhtin e apresenta as linhas fundamentais das concepções formalistas de poesia. Ao ultimate, analisa um poema de Carlos Drummond de Andrade, apontando aspectos prosaicos da poesia e a fronteira entre as linguagens.
Lançado em 2003 pela Editora Rocco, e hoje esgotado, o livro foi considerado por Bóris Schnaiderman "um convite instigante ao diálogo e ao debate e, certamente, um dos pontos altos de nossa ensaística atual." (O Estado de S.Paulo, 5/10/2003)
Algumas opiniões da crítica:
"Seu trabalho mostra a necessidade de compreender os conceitos bakhtinianos no inside de sua filosofia da linguagem. É assim não só um trabalho sobre os conceitos de prosa e de poesia, mas é também uma lição de método para todos os estudiosos da obra de Bakhtin." (José Luiz Fiorin, Revista Cult, n.73, 2003)
"Uma importante contribuição." (Beth Brait, Folha de S.Paulo, 13/07/2003)
"Uma grande e estimulante surpresa." (José Castello, Jornal Rascunho, julho de 2003)
By George Eliot
Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many renowned books through girl novelists, George Eliot completely skewers the formulaic but bestselling works that ruled her time, with their loveably fallacious heroines. She additionally examines the good ladies writers of France and their enrichment of the tradition, and the various features of literary translations.
GREAT principles. all through historical past, a few books have replaced the area. they've got reworked the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, warfare and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the nice thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
By Dan Ariely
First, most sensible, and Best-Selling
The top American sequence is the most effective annual show off for the country’s best brief fiction and nonfiction. each one volume’s sequence editor selects amazing works from hundreds and hundreds of magazines, journals, and internet sites. A designated visitor editor, a number one author within the box, then chooses the most sensible twenty or so items to submit. This distinctive procedure has made the top American sequence the main revered — and most well liked — of its kind.
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By Gore Vidal
A brand new choice of provocative, witty and eloquent essays via Gore Vidal, the best dwelling American guy of letters and one of many best essayists of the 20 th (and twenty-first) century.
The final Empire is Gore Vidal's 9th number of essays during his individual literary profession. As within the earlier volumes, which come with the 1993 nationwide booklet Award-winning United States: Essays 1952-1992, Vidal monitors exceptional diversity and inimitable variety as he offers with issues literary, old, own, and political. There are hot (and smart) appreciations of Edmund Wilson, sunrise Powell, Sinclair Lewis, and Mark Twain; polemical observations at the significant figures and (as he sees it) deplorable advancements in American politics, invoice Clinton, FDR, JFK, his cousin Al Gore, the CIA and the yank empire, the worldwide succeed in of media conglomerates, and the USA' disdain for the UN, in addition to attention-grabbing autobiographical vignettes. items that experience already generated surprise waves comprise his essay in dispraise of the works of John Updike, his debatable safeguard of Charles Lindbergh, and his assault at the nationwide safeguard kingdom that first seemed in Vanity Fair. no one makes the fur fly in a extra based and civilized model than Gore Vidal. he's our essential guy.
By Jonathan Lethem
National e-book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times outstanding Book
A top e-book of the 12 months —Austin American-Statesman
Includes a brand new, formerly uncollected piece: "My Internet"
In The Ecstasy of Influence, the incomparable Jonathan Lethem has compiled a career-spanning selection of occasional pieces—essays, memoir, liner notes, fiction, and criticism—which additionally doubles as a novelist’s manifesto, self-portrait, and confession. the result's an insightful, fascinating, and pleasing seize bag that covers every thing from nice novels to previous movies to graffiti to cyberculture.
Ideas que han cambiado el mundo.
A lo largo de los angeles historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado l. a. manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, los angeles discordia, los angeles guerra y los angeles revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido.
Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas principles sacudieron l. a. civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos.
Una impossible to resist invitación a rechazar l. a. ética del trabajo y entregarse a los simples placeres de los angeles vida (reír, beber, tumbarse al aire libre...). Un libro ingenioso y repleto de frases para anotar sobre los angeles alegría de l. a. ociosidad, pero también sobre los angeles vejez y l. a. abrumadora experiencia de enamorarse.
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Diario de León
A suite of essays at the western style from participants to "Movie" journal. The ebook concentrates at the western from 1939 to the current, from its humble inexpensive origins to present-day blockbusters. there's a severe research of a number of the genre's subject matters and concerns.
By Siri Hustvedt
Publish 12 months note: First released could fifteenth 1998 through Henry Holt and Co.
Sparkling essays on numerous subjects—literature, paintings, pop culture, autobiography—by a well known younger American novelist.
In her awesome and bold novels The Blindfold and The attraction of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt has received serious acclaim and a speedily increasing overseas viewers. yet she is usually a wide-ranging essayist and critic, usually reexamining in her attention-grabbing nonfiction some of the significant leitmotifs of her fiction.
The six items in Yonder, Hustvedt's first publication of essays, are all meditations at the complicated dating among artwork and the area. They contain a private essay on reminiscence and position, which investigates the photographs we preserve from our lives, the lives of others on the planet, and the lives of characters in books. In "Vermeer's Annunciation," Hustvedt provides a wholly unique interpretation of the Vermeer portray girl with a Pearl Necklace. In "Ghosts on the Table," she examines the essence of nonetheless lifestyles as a style in portray from Cotan and Chardin to Philip Guston. different essays comprise a profound piece approximately Dickens, a reassessment of the nice Gatsby, and a witty and provocative attack on modern pieties entitled "A Plea for Eros."