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Reborn: Early diaries 1947-1963
Reborn is the compelling and frank early diary of Susan Sontag. "Vivid, exhilarating, often moving ...charts the development of a good writer... Les mer
Ways of Seeing
Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art, published as part of the Penguin on Design... Les mer
The Wings of the Dove
Emerging from the grit and stigma of poverty to a life of fairytale privilege under the wing of her aunt, the beautiful and financially ambitious... Les mer
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
One of the most important works of cultural theory ever written, Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay explores how the age of mass media means... Les mer
Species Of Spaces And Other Pieces
Georges Perec's first essay collection to appear in English, this volume showcases his far-ranging intelligence and delightful humor. Perec... Les mer
On photography
Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks... Les mer
Cat’s Cradle
With his trademark dry wit, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle is an inventive science fiction satire that preys on our deepest fears of witnessing... Les mer
Nature
Originally published anonymously, Nature was the first modern essay to recommend the appreciation of the outdoors as an all-encompassing positive... Les mer
Human Happiness
Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at... Les mer
The Fastidious Assassins
A daring critique of communism and how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, Camus’ essay examines the revolutions in France and Russia, and... Les mer
Design as Art
One of the last surviving members of the futurist generation, Bruno Munari's Design as Art is an illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities... Les mer
The Medium is the Massage
In a dazzling fusion of Quentin Fiore's bold and inventive graphic design and Marshall McLuhan's unique insight into technology, advertising and... Les mer
Books v. cigarettes
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, this title explores entertaining essays that explore everything... Les mer
Animal Farm
Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs... Les mer
At the Same Time
The sixteen essays gathered here represent the last pieces written by Susan Sontag in the years before her death in 2004. Reflecting on literature,... Les mer
Electra and Other Plays
SSophocles’ innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral... Les mer
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse's moving and inspirational chronicle of spiritual evolution, "Siddhartha", includes a new introduction by bestselling... Les mer
Concerning Violence
Angered by the racism he witnessed on Martinique during the Second World War, Fanon here examines the roles of class, culture and violence, and... Les mer
The Selected Poems of Cavafy
C. P. Cavafy is one of the most singular and poignant voices of twentieth-century European poetry, conjuring a magical interior world through lyrical... Les mer
Giovanni’s Room
When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend’s return to Paris destroys... Les mer
Critique of Pure Reason
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (1781) is the central text of modern philosophy. It brings together the two opposing schools of... Les mer
Breaking the spell
What is religion and how did it evolve? Is it the product of blind evolutionary instinct or of rational choice? Is the only way to live a good life... Les mer
Against the day
Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in... Les mer