Literary Collections

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    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
    Edited by Nahid Mozaffari, Edited by 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]
    Letters to Sartre
    By Simone de Beauvoir, Edited by 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]
    The Little Virtues
    By Natalia Ginzburg
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “As far as the education of children is concerned,” states Natalia Ginzburg in this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, “I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt... [READ MORE]
    Alternating Current
    By Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In its front-page review of Alternating Current, The New York Times Book Review called Octavio Paz “an intellectual literary one-man band” for his ability to write incisively and with dazzling originality about a wide range of subjects. This collection of his essays is divided into three parts. Part... [READ MORE]
    Conjunctions and Disjunctions
    By Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In Conjunctions and Disjunctions, Octavio Paz offers what he calls his “rough draft” for a history of man, which is a history of human nature rather than of men or of cultures and civilizations. For Paz, this history is grounded in the polarity of being and the flux and balance of life. It can be read... [READ MORE]
    Robert Browning on Love
    Edited by Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era’s most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance.The beginning of their relationship was luckily documented and preserved via their letters, which have been archived at... [READ MORE]
    Meanwhile There Are Letters
    The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
    Edited by Suzanne Marrs, Edited by Tom Nolan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A 2016 Edgar Award finalist, the “intimate, luminous portrait of a friendship” of two American literary icons (Kirkus, starred review). 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,... [READ MORE]
    By Marcus Aurelius, Translated by George W. Chrystal, Foreword by Carolyn Gregoire
    (Clydesdale Press)
    Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of intellectuals such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive... [READ MORE]
    The Little Virtues
    By Natalia Ginzburg, Translated by Dick Davis, Foreword by Belle Boggs
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, Natalia Ginzburg explores both the mundane details and inescapable catastrophes of personal life with the grace and wit that have assured her rightful place in the pantheon of classic mid-century authors. Whether she writes of the loss of... [READ MORE]
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