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Culture and Anarchy and Other ...
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Matthew Arnold; P. Keating
 
Poet, education reformer, social theorist and passionate critic of Victorian England condemned an industrial society in 'bondage to machinery' and argued instead that the wonder and joy of culture -...
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George Orwell
 
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Beauty and the Inferno
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Twenty-five powerful and incisive essays by the formidably courageous investigative journalist Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah.
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Winter: Five Windows on the Season
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Winter takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter.
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The path trodden by the middle-aged middle classes in Britain, smooth though it may appear to the less privileged, is in reality a peculiarly dangerous one, dogged by...
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A London Address: the Artangel Essays
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The thirteen writers of A London Address respond to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in a series of essays - some haunting, some charming, and all a truly fascinating read
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'Dyer is becoming a character just as arch and seductive as that professional self-effacer from the previous generation, Alan Bennett.' Observer
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The further thoughts of Clive James.
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