Against Joie de Vivre: Personal Essays

Against Joie de Vivre: Personal Essays
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Language: 
ISBN10: 
0671733672
ISBN13: 
9780671733674
Pages: 
335
Published: 
April 1st 1989 by Poseidon Press
Rating: 
4.01

By turns humorous, learned, celebratory, and elegiac, Lopate displays a keen intelligence and a flair for language that turn bits of common, everyday life into resonant narrative. This collection maintains a conversational charm while taking the contemporary personal essay to a new level of complexity and candor.

Censored 2000: The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories

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Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature addresses an urgent and complex issue facing communities and cultures throughout the world: the need for...
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"As warm and stimulating as a library to which one returns again and again."
—Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice)

While books contain insights into our selves and the world, it takes a conversation...
Other People's Trades

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The essays in this book include some of the subjects that fascinated Primo Levi - the house he lived in all his life, butterflies and spiders, imaginary creatures dreamed up by children, Rabelais, writing a novel, returning to school at 60 and...
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