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Discontent and its Civilizations:...
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Mohsin Hamid
 
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Politics and the English Language
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George Orwell
 
Includes all issues such as political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. This title offers an essay on style.
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Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, this title is narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, the...
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Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Clive James's take on the twentieth century - in paperback for the first time.
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Nairn's Towns
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Ian Nairn; Owen Hatherley
 
Sixteen short essays on places as varied as Glasgow and Norwich, Llanidloes and Sheffield, by the finest English Architectural writer of the Twentieth Century.
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The Nearest Thing to Life
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James Wood
 
Argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical...
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Working the Room: Essays and Reviews:...
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Geoff Dyer
 
'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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Sidewalks
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Valeria Luiselli; Christina MacSweeney
 
A dazzling follow-up to the novel Faces in the Crowd, this collection of literary peregrinations around the margins of metropolitan life demonstrates Valeria Luiselli's equal virtuosity as a writer of...
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Gondola
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Donna Leon
 
Of all the trademarks of Venice - and there are many, from the gilded Basilica of San Marco to the melancholy Bridge of Sighs - none is more ubiquitous than...
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Collected Prose
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Paul Auster
 
Written by the celebrated author of The New York Trilogy, this book presents a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers.
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Winter: Five Windows on the Season
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Adam Gopnik
 
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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A London Address: the Artangel Essays
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Artangel
 
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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