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The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison
Staff Pick
Leslie Jamison is a marvel. The essays that make up this collection are wise, uncomfortable, beautiful, humane, and utterly absorbing. They demand an investigation of the reader's own heart. I can't think of another book I've recommended to so many... (read more)

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Loitering: New and Collected Essays
Loitering: New and Collected Essays
by Charles D'Ambrosio
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Loitering, Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays, feels like a confession — a secret you aren't supposed to share but are unable to keep to yourself. He writes with such an urgent immediacy that the words seem to vibrate, unable to be... (read more)

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Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion
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Joan Didion's lucid, canny prose style is painstakingly situated around the art of the sentence. Slouching towards Bethlehem, her first collection of nonfiction, serves as a prime example of exactly how well she can wield one. Each of these essays... (read more)

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Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
by David Foster Wallace
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Since I decided to finally read the 1,104-page complication that is Infinite Jest instead of using it as a makeshift bookend, I've suffered from a debilitating fear of commitment that has gradually devolved my reading stamina from novel to novella... (read more)

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
by Anne Carson
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Autobiography of Red is the story of Geryon, a winged red monster slain by Herakles, as well as a young boy, tormented by his family, who writes his life story at the age of five. It is both an elaborate re-creation of ancient Greek myth and a... (read more)

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Pulphead: Essays
Pulphead: Essays
by John Jeremiah Sullivan
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I love collections of essays. I almost always have one (or two or three) in a pile on my bedside table. But not since I first read A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace have I loved a book of essays as much as I loved... (read more)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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The Braindead Megaphone
The Braindead Megaphone
by George Saunders
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Braindead Megaphone is a wonderful collection of essays, containing everything from an exploration of the insane cultural edifice that is modern-day Dubai to a condemnation of the infuriating state of contemporary media (and the consequently dumbed-down... (read more)

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A Collection of Essays (Harvest Book)
A Collection of Essays (Harvest Book)
by George Orwell
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Sharing the same uncompromising language as his fiction, Orwell's essays explore everything from shooting an elephant to Henry Miller, and from boyhood schooling to the Spanish Civil War. Yet, despite the diversity of subjects, each essay looks to do the... (read more)

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Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
by Claudia Rankine
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There are little televisions throughout Don't Let Me Be Lonely. Really. Little photographs of televisions, sometimes depicting widely broadcast images from the news, sometimes only static, are interspersed throughout this long prose poem. The images come... (read more)

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Up in the Old Hotel: and Other Stories
Up in the Old Hotel: and Other Stories
by Joseph Mitchell
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Joseph Mitchell wrote these stories and more for the New Yorker. Technically, they are nonfiction pieces — Mitchell's books are shelved mostly in literature and journalism. But his prose reads like some of the finest fiction the magazine's published.... (read more)

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The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction
by Joyce Carol Oates and Christopher R. Beha
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My favorite collection of short fiction to come along in some time. Many of the stories I've gone back to again and again over the years, and plenty more I've discovered here for the first time. The book has been on my end table for a month now, and it... (read more)

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Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
by Mohsin Hamid
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In this expansive book of essays, the author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia takes us deep into his world spanning New York, London, and Pakistan. Hamid explores the intersection of life, art, and politics in an age of increasing globalization... (read more)

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The Best of McSweeney's
The Best of McSweeney's
by Dave Eggers
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Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary fiction should own this book. Featuring short stories from greats like George Saunders, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith — along with other goodies from the renowned journal... (read more)

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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
by Czeslaw Milosz
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A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.... (read more)

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson
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A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.... (read more)

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Bringing It To the Table: on Farming and Food (09 Edition)
Bringing It To the Table: on Farming and Food (09 Edition)
by Wendell Berry
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One of the most prolific and celebrated authors on the subjects of sustainable agriculture and mindful eating, Wendell Berry has influenced the likes of Wes Jackson, Barbara Kingsolver, Gene Logsdon, Barry Lopez, and Michael Pollan, to name a few. Fans... (read more)

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The Most of Nora Ephron
The Most of Nora Ephron
by Nora Ephron
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Nora Ephron is beloved for her delightful, witty, honest writing. Her latest book, a celebration of her work and life, contains excerpts from novels, screenplays, journalism, and her thoughts about aging and dying. On Nora's What I Will Miss List... (read more)

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The Book of Beginnings and Endings
The Book of Beginnings and Endings
by Jenny Boully
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The Book of Beginnings and Endings begins with the perfect visual complement on its cover: an installation by Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers. An egg is a literal, biological, and metaphorical beginning. But an eggshell is an ending; emptied of its... (read more)

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Alphabet
Alphabet
by Inger Christensen
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My engagement with Danish poet Inger Christensen's work was pretty limited prior to her death last year — I liked the few poems I'd read and had the recurrent recognition that I'd do well to read more. Then I encountered her 1981 work Alphabet... (read more)

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