Literary Collections

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    On Poets and Others
    Michael Schmidt, Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from... [READ MORE]
    Meanwhile There Are Letters
    The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
    Suzanne Marrs, Tom Nolan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    *2016 Edgar Award Finalist**2016 Anthony Award Finalist**2016 Macavity Award Finalist*In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two... [READ MORE]
    Bookless in Baghdad
    Reflections on Writing and Writers
    Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture, out of one’s own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces... [READ MORE]
    Hell and Back
    Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie
    Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges,... [READ MORE]
    On Poets and Others
    Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Octavio Paz and his brilliant criticism on sixteen fellow poets.... [READ MORE]
    Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national,... [READ MORE]
    Strange Times, My Dear
    The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature
    Nahid Mozaffari, Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When Arcade Publishing originally contracted this extraordinary collection of poetry and literature, the Department of the Treasury was attempting to censor the publication of works from countries on America’s “enemies list.” Arcade, along with the PEN American Center, the Association of American Publishers... [READ MORE]
    Alternating Current
    Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Octavio Paz on literature and art, drugs, the murder of God, and ethical and political problems.... [READ MORE]
    Five Works by Octavio Paz
    Conjunctions and Disjunctions / Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare / The Monkey Grammarian / On Poets and Others / Alternating Current
    Octavio Paz, Helen Lane, Donald Gardner, Rachel Phillips
    (Arcade Publishing)
    One of the great thinkers of the twentieth century has some of his finest art, culture and literary criticism collected here for the first time. A Nobel laureate, Octavio Paz’s lucid poetry has been translated by such luminaries as Mark Strand, Elizabeth Bishop, and Samuel Beckett, while his work as... [READ MORE]
    Letters to Sartre
    Simone de Beauvoir, Quintin Hoare
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre formed one of the most famous literary couples of the twentieth century. Their relationship took on the quality of legend and served as a model of openness and honesty for countless men and women. Sartre was revered during his lifetime as a paradigm of the modern... [READ MORE]
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