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Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays...
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Mario Vargas Llosa; John King
 
In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. This book offers...
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On Writing
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Charles Bukowski; Abel Debritto
 
Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. This book deals with...
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
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Jenny Hartley
 
The nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography, these letters give us unique insights into his life, and are essential reading for Dickens fans everywhere. Whether you dip in...
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The Greatest Books You'll Never Read:...
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Bernard Richards
 
Why was Thomas Hardy's first novel never published? What happened to the manuscript of the long promised 'magnum opus' that Truman Capote never delivered? Why did Heinrich Boll abandon his...
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Latest Readings
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Clive James
 
An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death
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The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary...
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Ella Berthoud; Susan Elderkin
 
Whether you have a stubbed toe or a severe case of the blues, this book offers advice on how to tackle common reading ailments - such as what to do...
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Discontent and its Civilizations:...
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Mohsin Hamid
 
Presents a compelling case for recognizing our common humanity while relishing our diversity - both as readers and citizens; for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race;...
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The Republic of Imagination
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Azar Nafisi
 
Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, the author energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. She tells the...
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40 Sonnets
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Don Paterson
 
Addressed to children, friends and enemies, the living and the dead, musicians, poets and dogs, this book includes poems that display an ambition in their scope and tonal range matched...
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The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir
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David Hare
 
Describing his childhood, Anglo-Catholic education and painful apprenticeship to the trade of dramatist, the author sets the progress of his own life against the history of a time in which...
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Weatherland: Writers and Artists ...
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Alexandra Harris
 
From Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter to John Piper, this book reveals a panorama of cultural climates.
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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love
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James Booth
 
Philip Larkin was that rare thing among poets: a household name in his own lifetime. Lines such as 'Never such innocence again' and 'Sexual intercourse began / In...
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Unmasking Superfoods
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Jennifer Sygo
 
It can be overwhelming and frustrating to try to understand the claims about "superfoods." Do raspberry ketones really help you lose weight? Do blueberries really ...
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking...
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Steven Pinker
 
What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? This book tells about the modern art of writing...
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Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My...
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Andrew Lycett
 
Although Rudyard Kipling never fought, he was one of Britiain s foremost observers of and commentators on war. Through his writing on the harsh realities of life as a...
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Investigating Sherlock: The ...
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Nikki Stafford
 
Expertly written and presented companion guide to the hit BBC TV series Sherlock.
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