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  • Auteur:
    Ruffin, Paul
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    This fourth collection of essays by Paul Ruffin highlights his idiosyncratic wit and practiced storytelling skills in memorable autobiographic pieces ranging from the comic to the confessional. The first section, "Things Literary, More...

  • Auteur:
    Gay, Ross
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    The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Ross...

  • Auteur:
    Freeman, John
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    Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America-including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen...

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    Kingsolver, Barbara
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    A collection of essays grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as from our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too.

  • Auteur:
    McPhee, John
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    A WONDROUS BOOK OF MCPHEE'S PROSE PIECES-IN MANY ASPECTS HIS MOST PERSONAL IN FOUR DECADES. The brief, brilliant essay "Silk Parachute," which first appeared in The New Yorker over a decade ago, has become John McPhee's most...

  • Auteur:
    Monette, Pierre, Emerson, Ralpf Waldo
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    Paru il y a 175 ans, en 1837, « Le scholar américain » de Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) est le texte fondateur de l’identité culturelle états-unienne. Les États-Unis en avaient alors assez de se « nourrir des restes flétris de...

  • Auteur:
    White, E. B.
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    In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author's stroll around Manhattan with the...

  • Auteur:
    White, E. B.
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    Covering a large number of subjects, this classic collection features thirty-one of White's most memorable essays.

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    Pickering, Sam
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    Sweeping in and out of real and imagined places, Dreamtime highlights the curious character of an unconventional teacher, writer, traveler, husband and father as he takes stock of his multifaceted life. Sam Pickering — the inspiration...

  • Auteur:
    Hemingway, Ernest
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    Across three continents and four decades...here is Hemingway -- the adventurer, the reporter, the man! More intimately than all his fiction, Hemingway the reporter reveals Hemingway the man -- driving an ambulance through a bullet-...

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