By Geoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer's books were commonly praised for his or her originality, kind and variety - traits displayed much more boldly in his journalism. warding off any specialism, writing on no matter what him at a given time, he has accomplished enviable freedom as an essayist, journalist and critic. ANGLO-ENGLISH ATTITUDES brings jointly his top freelance paintings of the final fifteen years. There are sustained meditations on photographers (from canonical figures like Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa to the hardly identified grasp William Gedney), on painters (Bonnard, Gauguin), musicians (Coltrane, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) and shut severe engagements with writers (Camus, Graham Greene, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje and Martin Amis). additionally listed here are idiosyncratic reflections on boxing, on accumulating, on Airfix versions and motion guy, and sometimes hilarious debts of his 'misadventures': flying in a Mig-29 in Moscow, at the razz with Def Leppard in Seoul, on safari in Africa, and in hassle studying to freefall parachute. and lots more and plenty, a lot more...
A set of stories-some popular, a few extra vague- shooting the very best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction.
An anthology of the simplest new masters of nonfiction storytelling, individually selected and brought by way of Ira Glass, the manufacturer and host of the award-winning public radio software This American Life.
those pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, paying for a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British football tradition, and the way we all know all people in our Rolodex-are intended to mesmerize and encourage.
By D.L. Hughley
“Let us commence via committing ourselves to the reality to determine it love it is, and inform it love it is.” —Richard Nixon
“I think the US is the answer to the world’s problems.” —Rush Limbaugh
“SHUT THE F#CK UP.” —D. L. Hughley
the yank dream is in dire desire of a serious warning call. A f*cked up society is like an addict: when you are in denial, then issues are going to maintain getting worse till you hit backside. based on D. L. Hughley, that is the course within which the US is headed.
In I wish You to close the F*ck Up, D.L. explains how we've got turn into a country of fats sissies enjoying bird Little, yet in opposite: The sky is falling, yet we are presupposed to act like everything's advantageous. D.L. simply issues out the sobering proof: there's no lifestyle in which we're the top. by way of existence expectancy, we are 36th--tied with Cuba; by way of literacy, we are 20th--behind Kazakhstan. We sit down the following guffawing at Borat, however the Kazakhs are sitting of their kingdom reading.
Things are undesirable now and they are in simple terms going to worsen. until, in fact, you take a seat, close the f*ck up, and hear what D. L. Hughley has to claim. I wish You to close the F*ck Up is a slap to the political senses, a far wanted ass-kicking of the yankee feel of entitlement. In those pages, D. L. Hughley calls it like he sees it, delivering his hilarious but insightful concepts on:
- Our supposedly post-racial society
- The similarities among the US the superpower and the under the influence of alcohol fool on the bar
- Why invoice Clinton is extra a manufactured from a black upbringing than Barack Obama
- That apologizing isn't the solution to controversy, specifically in the event you intended what you stated
- Why civil rights leaders are principally accountable for black humans now not being represented on television
- Why getting your ghetto move revoked may be visible as a great factor, no longer anything to be embarrassed about
- and the way challenging it really is to be married to a black girl
By Daniel Mendelsohn
Whether he is on Broadway or on the videos, contemplating a brand new bestseller or revisiting a literary vintage, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments during the last fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now, How attractive it truly is and the way simply it may be Broken demonstrates why he's one in every of our best critics. Writing with a full of life intelligence and arresting originality, he brings his exact blend of scholarly rigor and conversational ease to endure throughout eras, cultures, and genres, from Roman video games to video games.
By John Maynard Keynes
The crucial writings of the 20 th century’s such a lot influential economist, accrued in a single volume
this present day, John Maynard Keynes is better remembered for his pioneering improvement of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of energetic monetary and financial executive coverage. This uniquely entire choice of his paintings, edited by way of Keynes’s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his paintings extra obtainable to either scholars of economics and the final reader. All of Keynes’s significant monetary paintings is incorporated, but the choice is going past natural economics. right here too are Keynes’s crucial writings on philosophy, social conception and coverage, and his futurist imaginative and prescient of a global with no paintings. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his advent: “People speak of the necessity for a brand new Keynes. however the previous Keynes nonetheless has superlative knowledge to provide for a brand new age.”
For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes via extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Christian Lander
They love not anything larger than sipping free-trade connoisseur espresso, leafing in the course of the Sunday New York Times, and hearing David Sedaris on NPR (ideally all on the comparable time). Apple items, indie track, nutrients co-ops, and classic T-shirts lead them to susceptible within the knees.
They think they’re specified, but in some way they’re all the exact same, speaking approximately how they “get” Sarah Silverman’s “subversive” comedy and Wes Anderson’s “droll” motion pictures. They’re additionally down with variety and up on all of the most sensible microbrews, breakfast spots, overseas cinema, and genuine sushi. They’re natural, ironic, and don't personal TVs.
You recognize who they're: They’re white humans. And they’re right here, and you’re gonna need to deal. thankfully, here’s a publication that investigates, explains, and gives suggestion for locating social good fortune with the Caucasian persuasion. So chill in your IKEA sofa and lose your self within the final consultant to the insufferable whiteness of being.
Praise for STUFF WHITE humans LIKE:
“The better of a hilarious website: an uncannily actual catalog of dead-on predilections. The Criterion number of vintage motion pictures? Haircuts with bangs? dear fruit juice? ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at the iPod? the writer is aware who reads The New Yorker and who wears plaid.”
–Janet Maslin’s summer season selections, CBS.com
“The writer of "Stuff White humans Like" skewers the sacred cows of lefty Caucasian tradition, from the Prius to David Sedaris. . . . It lightly mocks the behavior and pretensions of urbane, informed, left-leaning whites, skewering their ardour for Barack Obama and public transportation (as lengthy as it is not a bus), their idle threats to maneuver to Canada, and pleasure in taking part in children's video games as adults. Kickball, anyone?”
“A convenient reference advisor with that you can cost simply how white you're. trace: should you like merely documentaries and imagine your baby is presented, you glow at midnight, buddy.”
–NY day-by-day News
By Anna Quindlen
"A excellent collection...Eloquent, strong, compassionate and droll. there's significant type within the topics she addresses....Compelling."
THE CLEVELAND simple DEALER
Thinking out loud is what Anna Quindlen does most sensible. A syndicated columnist together with her finger at the pulse of women's lives, and her center in a spot all of us proportion, she writes concerning the passions, politics, and peculiarities of american citizens all over the place. From gays within the army, to the race for First girl, to the rigors of contemporary motherhood and the appropriate to settle on, Anna Quindlen's perspectives constantly fascinate.
More of her perspectives are available in dwelling OUT LOUD, and item classes.
According to the Washington Post, not anyone who cares approximately modern African-American cultures can forget about bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. focusing on cultural icons as assorted as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture offers a suite of essays that draws no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of pop culture could be a ‘powerful website for intervention, problem and change’. And interfere, problem and alter is what hooks does best.
By Muriel Spark
Together for the 1st time in a single glowing, scrumptious quantity, listed here are the best essays of Muriel Spark
a beautiful essayist, the inimitable Muriel Spark addresses the following the writing lifestyles; love; cats; favourite writers (T. S. Eliot, Robert Burns, the Brontës, Mary Shelley); Piero della Francesca; existence in wartime London and in glamorous “Hollywood-on-the-Tiber;” Sixties Rome; religion; and events (on her first New Year’s Eve, as a child sipping her mother’s sherry: “I constantly enjoyed a party”).
Spark’s scope is astounding, and her awesome, glancing insights are detailed and unforgettable. From the mysteries of Job’s sufferings, she glides to Dame Edith Sitwell’s cocktail suggestion approximately tips on how to deal with a bad writer, and directly to the thrill of success.
By Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat journey is a finely crafted tapestry of shuttle writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of typical phenomena, the agricultural panorama, and native characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the local American and Puritian histories of recent England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and plenty of different subjects. Although it stocks a number of the topics in Thoreau's vintage Walden, A Week at the Concord offers another point of view on his analaysis of the connection among nature and culture.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.